Project Jortage (attn: instance admins)
last week I started Project Jortage, a collaboratively paid for S3-compatible media storage solution for fediverse instances
instances can join the pool for free, optionally donating to our OpenCollective. Jortage primarily offers cross-instance media deduplication which is a huge gain for Mastodon instances that indiscriminately copy all media
current members include sleeping.town, glaceon.social, toot.cat, donphan.social, cryptid.industries, and a smattering of personal instances
learn more: https://jortage.com
join by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or DMing me; I'll walk you through migrating from your current media storage
Is it just me or is something broken with uptimerobot as it's reporting all my services to be down as of last night (I haven't touched the server) but as far as I can tell they are running just fine on IPv6 and IPv4.
Republished from: https://twitter.com/hourlyFox/status/1172015745666035713
R U OK?
It's national R U OK? day in Australia to raise awareness for suicide prevention. So ask your friends, peers and loved ones "are you ok?"
Humanity is putting a Satellite in orbit full of memes?
More serious though having a community ran satellite sounds pretty cool.
I've been building Flóðgátt, a replacement streaming API server for Mastodon. The goal is to cut RAM usage and make hosting an instance that much cheaper.
So far, we've cut RAM for the streaming server of an empty instance by ~94.2%
The next task is to make sure that lower RAM usage can scale without other issues (e.g., CPU).
To do that, I need a test server with enough connections to see how Flóðgátt performs under load.
That's where y'all come in: can you please follow @codesections ?
N-gate is brutal summary. :grimmace: Like a teaching detective describing how shitty your years of work is in a paragraph. Good reading! Http://n-gate.com
`git switch` seems neat https://github.blog/2019-08-16-highlights-from-git-2-23/
alternative Mastodon front-ends
Okay, this is next-level stuff right here. Pinafore has a "Wellness" section in its settings which allows you to disable the addictive/toxic social media features: follower, boost and favorite counts as well as the unread notification count. Somebody put a lot of thought into trying to make social media more wholesome. Whether it is at all possible remains to be seen, but wow.
"Why do people on GitHub talk the most in issues but contribute the least?"
That's a bad take. Participating in discussions is contributing. Code is not the only way to contribute.
Here we go again. :)
"A huge database of Facebook users’ phone numbers found online"