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and we're alive again. Finally caught what I believe was thrashing the nodes: "find /mastodon -path /mastodon/public/system -prune -o -not -user mastodon -not -group mastodon -print0 | xargs -0 chown -f mastodon:mastodon" in the entrypoint script.


honestly people trying to sell usernames on mastodon instances will never not be funny

Alright this instance is now up to date on 1.4.6

I'll continue updating as seems prudent, still noticing lots of goofy QC issues in masto generally so we'll likely stay behind the bleeding edge intentionally to continue giving bugs time to shake out before I update.

@sull @sovereign_bleak Screencast of the update process/kube tour is online finally. I was putting this off until I had more time to polish and edit a recording, but it doesn't look like that time is going to materialize anytime soon so a rough cut is all I can give for now:

cryptocoins markets getting really crazy these last few weeks, take a peek at the global market cap chart if you haven't in a month or two:

gonna give 1.3.1 a day or so to shake out on other instances and then will probably upgrade here. curious to read more about what the privacy complaints are about but no time at the moment

anyone who wants to call what we're in "late capitalism" is in for a surprise in a few years

When in doubt, kill pods until things work again 🙃

alright I'm assuming there must be some kind of model inspection on startup and my sidekiq instances came online before the db migration completed. Killing their pods seems to have resolved my previous issue.

Also seeing some errors fetching remote status updates, looking into it now. Related to newly added language field on the status model. The field was added during a schema migration and has been verified to exist on the database, but ActiveModel seems to think otherwise.

This update moved a bunch of important URLs without giving a redirect for all the existing links out there 🤔

doing updates on this instance in the next hour, shouldn't have any downtime.

Toying with the idea of writing more about mastodon sustainability. Boost/Star if you would read about instance fragility, content duplication, user/account migration between instances, and just the general adaptation processes this system has today/might need soon.


Apologies to everyone I had to leave out! (your instances are great too)

From Witches to Dolphins, These Are the Communities That Make Mastodon Great #eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Dear #Mastodon #Fediverse, we are looking for a #Python developer (back-end, #Django; front-end very welcome too); preferably up for relocation to the Balkans (protip: it's absolutely beautiful). Talk to me.

Please boost!

Ok I've added a list of the instances we connect with by user request. It can be found here:

I'm looking for any novelly managed mastodon instances!
Are there any theme/gimmick/serious instances that catch your eye? make you laugh? make you think?
Just trying to get an idea of what else is out there that I might be missing


Yo yo yo! Remember I promised to write about scaling to 43k users? I did it!


Who loves the instance they're on? And why? (Bonus points if you're not an administrator of said instance, but I'll take those, too.)

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