Hi! I've decided I'm going to try using this account for server-admin related announcements, so they don't make up such a big portion of what I post on my regular account.
Welcome, new users!
One of the big benefits of Mastodon is a locally administered server—the admins are people you can actually talk with directly—AND there is a "local" timeline. You can see local users and what they're talking about by checking out https://mspsocial.net/web/timelines/public/local
For now i think I will leave it here.
I had to put aside all our local quality-of-life mods because one of them was causing a bug that prevented the page from loading at all.
Over time I will roll them back in, but it might take a while. In the meantime, no local-only toots, no described image icon, and that horrible default emoji picker icon.
I am going to start upgrading the Mastodon software. Expect intermittent downtime as updates are applied and services are restarted.
Also after the upgrade some of our local features might need to be debugged. I have tested on my dev machine, but chances are I didn't catch everything. Let @lawremipsum know if something isn't working right and I'll try to figure it out.
New Patreon post with updates on moderation activity and finances:
Just finished posting this quarter's MSP Social community donations!
MSP Social has donated $96 so far this year to the following community-oriented organizations:
Grease Rag http://greaserag.org/
MN Tool Library https://www.mntoollibrary.org/
Wedge Live https://wedgelive.com/
Digital Ocean Network Maintenance may affect MSP Social:
Start: 2019-06-27 Midnight (Central)
End: 2019-06-27 4:00am (Central
During the above window, the networking team will be upgrading core networking equipment to improve performance and reliability for our NYC3 location
There will be several minutes of packet loss while we shift traffic between redundant devices.