OK. This instance is toaster-pastry. I've dug as deeply as I know how, and unless someone has suggestions as to how to recover in the next couple days I'll scrap it and either try my hand at Pleroma or simply let somebody else do the work and switch to a server I don't run :)
OK, well, the federated timeline still appears to be busted. Once I got the site back online yesterday after the upgrade the world stopped as far as amicable.feoh.org is concerned.
I am beginning to question the wisdom of running my own Mastodon instance. I'd like to think I have a fair set of technical chops, but a Ruby On Rails/Redis/Sidekiq guy I am not.
Hi everyone! Upgraded the instance to 2.4.3 and there was some downtime as a result but we're back :)
Hi all. My instance had become a hive of spammers. I've installed a blacklist now and that seems to have quieted things down. I also suspended all accounts besides mine and the one other human I know joined - @dragondon. If you can read this and are a human ping me and I'll re-instate you :)
Just discovered the Temporary Containers extension for #Firefox. It's really good for reading #Medium, because it resets your 3 free articles count every time you visit. It's also the missing piece for completely isolating troublesome sites like #Google and #Facebook. You can create "always load in" regular permanent containers for those sites, and then use this extension to configure outgoing links to always open in temporary containers.
kind of amusing to see my more normal/mainstream friends up in arms about their postings being censored on facebook. it's not as though I and anyone else with something worth saying had been complaining of that to deaf ears for several years or anything...
"1st they came for the communists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a communist. then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out, because... then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.
the good thing about having a job is coming home for the day and being able to do nothing other than watch cartoons
the bad thing about having a job is coming home for the day and being able to do nothing other than watch cartoons
I hold Bandcamp in particular in really high esteem, I love almost everything they do with their platform.
Their app is great, they have some of the best regular music writing on the internet, Bandcamp weekly is probably the best weekly music show out there, and the model of "Stream until you OUGHT to buy" is 👌
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And a lot of Socialist discourse is largely telling of the very human desire to want things better for oneself. It's no secret a lot of Socialists are that way not for society, but for themselves. And why wouldn't it be? When you're on the bottom, of course any idea that would elevate your status seems appealing. The problem with this is it gives Socialism a reputation of being an ideology of selfishness and wanting something-for-nothing. And I think this is extremely misleading.