A couple of changes to #MastodonSandwich today:
Self-service registrations are closed because of a huge influx of spambots - but we'll happily give invitations to anyone, and any registered user can invite others.
We're spinning up the full-text search feature! It'll be available shortly.
@dragfyre Thanks for the heads up! I think we had this issue: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/14005 I clobbered and recompiled the assets, and that did the trick. Last week's hardware upgrade allows much more RAM for Mastodon ops, so we shouldn't run into this again.
@dragfyre Excellent! Sorry about the trouble: it looks like ImageMagick got uninstalled during an upgrade, and I didn't get any warnings, just feature breakage.
@dragfyre Interesting! Please try again now?
@dragfyre Hmm, that's odd! I can't seem to reproduce the problem. Do you see it across multiple browsers/clients? Which ones? All thumbnails, or just some/many?
@loopychew Yup - more grad admissions are still pending, but definitely Canada.
@dragfyre Looks like a lot of them have disappeared! If an instance fails to clean up spambots after reporting, let me know and I'd strongly consider blocking federation with them.
I've made some major updates to the #MastodonSandwich infrastructure. You'll hopefully see better performance. Enjoy!
@mitch Welcome! It's "federation" + "universe," a term for the universe of Mastodon instances: a whole bunch of operators run a whole bunch of independent copies of Mastodon, but they all interact as one big federation.
@dragfyre And they're gone. But there will be more. :(
@dragfyre Go for it!
We're joining many other companies to urge @AjitPaiFCC to reconsider his attack on net neutrality. The @FCC must stop ignoring public and expert input in favor of cable/telco lobbyists, and it must stop ignoring attacks on its rulemaking process. https://docs.google.com/document/d/14NM8kSCe0v8D1AzhYan4nuToTpXn_N7CRs-fqa68IPg
@jeffmueller I think it's particularly extreme on our instance since we're small, and our users aren't following too many people. Our federated timeline will only get busier...
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 https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/from-witches-to-dolphins-these-are-the-communities-that-make-mastodon-great #eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
@angristan It is a little scary! When I use HPKP, I pin the roots for my current CA and at least one other, plus an emergency backup key that I store offline.
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