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hey y'all, i'm no longer reachable on discord if you had my info there previously. if you need to get in contact with me, i'm on matrix, @chr1x on wire, or you can email me at (or if you want to reach @nightpool as well)

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hi i'm chr and its my life mission to boost every dragon

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got quite a few new folks here today, welcome! your admins here at are myself and @nightpool, you can read the instance rules at, and likes ⭐ are florps :florp: here. if you have any questions, feel free to ask! happy pinging!

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the ghost in the machine sounds like a pretty spooky guy

patreon details re: the mastodon instance at is retiring 

i am shutting down the patreon effective immediately, thank you all for your support over the years, from the bottom of my heart, you've made it possible to run the instance and for that i'm eternally grateful

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the mastodon instance at is retiring 

for a lot of reasons, both personal and practical, i don't think i can effectively run a public mastodon instance any more, and i need to retire i want to do this responsibly and make sure everyone has a chance to migrate and export properly, so here is the plan for the instance retirement (feel free to share this link around):

due to ongoing moderation load issues and understaffing, between now and 1 november, the instance may be undermoderated. for other instances, if this poses an issue for you, i encourage you to use federation tools at your discretion. i would only ask that you be clear and public about your decisions so that users can figure out where they will be able to migrate their accounts.

thank you

the matrix server is down today as our database filled up its storage volume; currently working to free up space to get it back up and running, and submitted a request to our cloud provider to increase the disk size. don't have an ETA but i hope to have it back up by this evening.

hello! it's been a while since i've posted here other than to respond to specific inquiries, but since there's been a steady number of signups to through community member invites and word of mouth: welcome!

if you're new here or if you just haven't seen it before, we have a patreon and liberapay which are used to pay for the costs of running the mastodon¹, matrix², and gitea³ services that we provide here.


if you're using these services, please consider supporting us through one of these means:

we do not accept cryptocurrency donations due to environmental, social, and technological concerns. if you were going to reply to this post asking if you could donate crypto, please consider divesting yourself of your cryptocurrency resources and supporting an environmental or social justice initiative instead.

thank you!

mastodon administration, technical details 

if you run mastodon on ubuntu or debian with jemalloc and you notice sidekiq crashing frequently, it may be related to this issue with FFI:

the fix in our case was to add LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ to the systemd unit files, so that all native (non-ruby) code could use the same memory allocation system

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just fixed an issue with's sidekiq worker that was causing it to frequently (30-60s) restart, interrupting longer-running tasks and possibly causing posts to get lost from feeds. hopefully things should be a bit more stable now

and then suddenly its fine?? didnt get a response to my support ticket but i'll take it

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server slowness appears to be due to degraded disk performance on the host, following up with them to see if there's anything to be done about it

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looks like might be having intermittent problems with duplicating new posts made by users on here, looking into it now. (in the meantime, if someone sends you multiples of the same reply, it's probably not their fault!) users: our media provider is having an ongoing issue, so you've probably noticed some images not loading and some uploads not working today. incident page is here:

they identified the issue as of 4 hours ago, so hopefully it is resolved soon.

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Question about #OrishaLand. Can any of you find a single article about it that isn't written by a cop when you search online? Very concerned about this, given that it's gotten a lot more attention from fascists, including local police, in the last few days. Can someone who's not fascist write about it? Can people work on a wikipedia page or something?

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A group of Black revolutionaries have started an autonomous zone named #OrishaLand in #Austin, #Texas. They've already done a lot to fight #gentrification by organizing material support & political education for the local Black community. It's a real glimmer of hope for what has otherwise been a shitty #BlackHistoryMonth.

For more about their recent efforts:

On social media:
Instagram: @400and1
Twitter: @_400and1
Facebook: /400and1 is now on mastodon 3.3! there were quite a few changes since 3.1, you can read about them here:
and here:

there are a few known issues in the fork, which i did not have time to address tonight, but should get to by the end of the week. please feel free to ping @ me or create new issues if you see anything else wrong after the update:

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okay after some, uh, brief jankiness due to a dependency needing an update, we should be fully back now

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