that's it buddy your getting BOTH barrels!!!
Folks, it's been a day, I am gonna try to get some time away from the computer. Take a nice stretch.
If you've been looking at a screen for a while, I encourage you to get a stretch, too. Maybe drink some water. Take a few deep breaths. Hope you're well ❤️
Folks we did it! 10k users on mastodon.technology 🎉
A postmortem of today's downtime can be found here: https://gist.github.com/ashfurrow/c0f3f13da10c6609c3e3cf20b319dd3e
mastodon.technology is super-slow after some problems with a server upgrade this morning. I think it's because the assets aren't precompiled, but running the precompilation just maxes out CPU on a node process. I gave it 25 minutes and still nothing. Re-running now, hopefully it works.
what a terrible morning
Good morning, Super Nintendo Chalmers
Boost this if you have no idea what you're doing.
Today, mastodon.technology’s Sidekiq worker processed over 800k jobs. omg.
Here’s the last six months, for context.
the existence of mastodon implies the existence of an equal-and-opposite, wastodon
Lots of questions about abuse/moderation on Mastodon and how it’s different from Twitter.
This article goes into detail and explains a lot of how it works here.
Some things seem different (e.g. no global search, no ‘retweet’ with comments). But once you read the rationale behind it it makes sense.
*definitely* worth reading if you’re planning on sitting around here for a while.
mastodon meta (~); building social media that better serves its users Show more
Here's a blog post from last year from Nolan Lawson, developer of Pinafore. In it, he succinctly explains what Mastodon is, how "instances" work, the Fediverse, and why Mastodon philosophically is not, and will never be, the birdsite.
It's an enthusiastic but ultimately realistic overview, and I think it's a great starting point for recent arrivals who are still trying to make sense of it all. https://nolanlawson.com/2017/10/23/what-is-mastodon-and-why-is-it-better-than-twitter/
Seriously. Sign up here:
Not only does your $ fund one of the largest instances and the default port of entry for refugees from the bad place - your money also funds development. So even if your instance is elsewhere - it is worth funding
At the moment it’s gettign < $50K per year funding. That’s peanuts.