@marlies Taco Bell Labs is considering how best to petition the International Standards Organisation for recognition and acceptance of Swatch Internet Time.
if you're curious about the nitty gritty, vultr's got wicked cheap block storage that you can attach to VMs, so that's exactly what i'm doing. this instance really doesn't use many resources, but we're currently at 69% disk usage.
(disclaimer: i work there)
We're a few versions back here at Taco Bell Labs, so on Sunday afternoon (2022-05-01, approximately 1700 UTC or @750) there will be some brief downtime to install the latest Mastodon software.
During this downtime, I'll also be attaching some additional storage to make sure that the disk doesn't fill up with caches and media and such -- things are getting just a little bit cosy.
We've gone ahead and pushed the 3.4.6 update a bit early -- doing the last upgrade meant this one only needed a reload of the web and sidekiq services.
Changelog for 3.4.6, if you're curious, is available from the Mastodon GitHub releases page: https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon/releases/tag/v3.4.6
Last night's upgrade to 3.4.5 went successfully, except for the part where yr humble administrator fell asleep before sending a message to that effect.
Mastodon developers indicated that 3.4.6 will be released on Thursday between 583 and 667 .beats, so we'll likely do this around @750 (1700ish UTC, noonish EST). I don't expect anybody to notice unless they refresh the page at precisely the wrong time.
Mastodon developers have released version 3.4.5, which primarily serves as prep work for a critical security update that will be pushed with version 3.4.6.
We'll be down for maintenance at 209 .beats on 1 February (that's 0400 GMT) to install 3.4.5, and once again (probably at the same time) on 3 Feb for 3.4.6.
we're a few versions behind on mastodon, afaik. more importantly, i'm moving this instance to a different provider (with faster storage!), so hopefully that'll help it load things better and be a bit less janky overall.
this means that the instance is going to be offline for most of saturday (2022-01-06, eastern time). i dunno how long the whole affair's gonna take, but i promise to read the instructions on how to move an instance before i start!
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