We have added language to the mastodon.technology Code of Conduct to prohibit fascism and fascist-sympathizing from our instance. We will also not federate with instances who choose to federate with fascist instances. Let @ashfurrow know if you have any questions.
The CoC is here: https://mastodon.technology/about/more
Okay, sorry for the extended downtime! Those database migrations, eh? We've upgraded from 2.8.0 -> 2.9.1 – all the release notes are here: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases
Notable is a new moderation API and a new single-column layout. Check your user settings for more info. Let @ashfurrow know if you see something wrong with the instance.
Site monitoring for mastodon.technology indicates intermittent refused connections. DigitalOcean, our cloud hosting provider, is experiencing network issues that may be related. I will continue to monitor.
If anyone has problems accessing the instance, let @ashfurrow know 👍
Following up on the degraded service from yesterday, here is the postmortem with details and learnings for next time: https://gist.github.com/ashfurrow/cb4df644b62b55a59bf88592a31320d1
Reach out to @ashfurrow with any questions. Thanks again, everyone.
Almost forgot! Mastodon 2.8 release notes are here: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.8.0
Keybase integration requires some more setup that we're working on now.
Upgrade looks complete, let @ashfurrow know if you see any problems!
Okay, got the ElasticSearch problem sorted out – turns out ES goes into a read-only mode once the disk gets full, and needs to be manually unstuck. This blog post was helpful: https://benjaminknofe.com/blog/2017/12/23/forbidden-12-index-read-only-allow-delete-api-read-only-elasticsearch-indices/
Sidekiq jobs have stopped failing; I'll keep the re-index job going (to fill in the gap while ES index was read-only). Thanks again!
Alright, not sure what's up with the search indexes. The volume it was on was pretty full, too, so I've also moved it over to a larger hard disk and have begun re-indexing. Hopefully Sidekiq indexing jobs stop complaining after that. Expect some degraded performance as those search indexes are sync'd.
Thanks everyone for your patience!
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This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either! We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators. Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!