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Going down for a quick reboot in 15 minutes to apply security patches. Expect 60s of downtime.

Follow-up: I had to reboot to disable Tor mirroring for now because it broke the connection to our ElasticSearch server. Search is working again, but I'll have to wait until this weekend to try again.

Going down for a really really quick reboot to enable federating with Tor instances, be right back.

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Going down for a very quick reboot to troubleshooting a web UI problem. Hang tight.

Okay, all done! 2.6.2 fixes some UI-level bugs and has a few additions. Check out the changelog here:

Going down for a quick reboot to apply host security updates and Mastodon 2.6.2 updates.

if you see any problems that look related to the instance upgrade, let @ashfurrow know

Upgrade complete! We're on 2.6.1, but the features you should be excited about are from 2.6.0 (which we leapfrogged over). Here's the changelog:

The big feature that everyone's been looking forward to is link verification 🎉 Details are here: (If you have a link on your profile, you will need to re-save your profile to trigger a verification.)

Other improvements include a better DM column and in-stream link previews. Have a great day!

40 minutes to the upgrade. Expect intermittent downtime during restarts. Maybe (but hopefully not) a lot of downtime. I'll keep it minimal, thanks!

Tonight at 19:00 EST (00:00 UTC) will enter a two-hour maintenance window to upgrade servers to Mastodon 2.6.1.

Okay! Reboots are over. Servers upgraded to apply some security patches, etc.

Mastodon 2.6.0 upgrade will be this weekend, I'll post a maintenance window later.

Reminder: we're entering a maintenance window in eight minutes. Expect some downtime while we upgrade servers, thanks!

This maintenance window didn't happen, we're going to try again tonight. Thanks everyone!

We will enter a 1-hour maintenance window tonight at 8pm EST (01:00 UTC) for a server upgrade. I don't expect any problems, but we'll have some downtime.

Going down for a quick reboot in five minutes. Expect ~45s of downtime.

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

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 as a moderator.

Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!