cybre.space matrix maintenance update
maintenance is complete, and the matrix server is back online. thanks for your patience!
cybre.space matrix maintenance update
maintenance is ongoing; i'm migrating the database to its own server node and upgrading it to a new postgres version in the process. the matrix database is quite large so this is slow going.
cybre.space instance update
hey folks --
this doesn't affect anyone already here, but i've decided to stop doing semi-open registrations on cybre.space via patreon/liberapay donations.
this was originally put in place as a way for us to keep getting funding even after wide open registrations were closed. however, we've been okay on funding for a while now and the community has grown pretty large over time.
the patreon registrations aren't a huge volume of new users but cybre.space has nonetheless steadily grown over the last year or two. at this point we're about at the maximum size we're comfortable with moderating.
we will continue to allow registration by personal invite, so if you have a friend you'd like to join fedi you can still feel free to invite them here
your continued support is much appreciated. thanks, and have a wonderful day!
since viomi was unwilling to listen to the people most affected by the situation with Mint and admit that shiv was causing further harm with ver actions earlier today, ver account here has been locked. being nominally anti‐racist or having some BIPOC in support of your actions doesn’t give you a free pass to ignore the voices of the BIPOC most affected by the events at hand, and in this case those people were not being listened to.
I am EXTREMELY excited to announce that we're making an EXTREME #MEATPUNKS FOREVER TTRPG with Sinister Beard Games!! https://twitter.com/ojeffery/status/1287406635661627393
explanation of cybre.space dns issues, nontechnical
the internet had our old phone number, i'm trying to give it the new one but it takes a really long time to write it down
explanation of cybre.space dns issues, technical
decided to move off of cloudflare DNS due to centralization and single point of failure concerns, as well as minor privacy concerns
we used to use our own DNS server, which worked fine, but while we were on cloudflare i moved that DNS server to a new host (with a new IP) and forgot to update the glue records
so the glue records are pointing at the old IP, which means that until the .SPACE authority's cache is refreshed, DNS queries for cybre.space and subdomains will have a bootstrapping problem and be unable to resolve
...i may have spoke too soon
depending on your dns caching settings cybre.space might have been unavailable there for a little bit
if it wasn't, don't worry about it
if it was, i think i fixed it
hey anyone who uses Matrix through the cybre.space homeserver from the web client (https://matrix.cybre.space), heads up that we just upgraded to the latest version of Riot where they rebranded as Element. it's the same thing as Riot, just with a different name (they wanted to be able to trademark the name to prevent use by bad actors).
so other than the name and icon (and some minor UI changes) Element is Riot. nothing else changed.
system administration question, request for advice
netdata on the cybrespace matrix server has been reporting the following alarm at a steadily increasing rate over the last couple months: ip.tcp_accept_queue, "the average number of times the TCP accept queue of the kernel overflown, during the last minute"
this seems like the symptom of another problem, but i can't find much information about what it might be a symptom *of* (other than, possibly, a slow application not accepting connections fast enough).
can anyone advise? what should i be looking for to further diagnose the cause? what, if anything, could i do to mitigate this at the system level?
cybre.space users: apologies for recent federation delays, it seems during times of peak activity we've outgrown the number of sidekiq workers we've been using. i've scaled them up and hopefully the instance will perform better under load, but i'll be keeping an eye on things over the next few days to be sure.
#Introductions / Side C
There are few things which make me feel more tired, deep in my soul, than seeing a white woman espouse self-congratulatory rhetoric about how much she prioritizes “listening” and “personal growth”. My hope is that I will instead be able to demonstrate those things through my actions.
Still, I want to emphasize that my mentions/DMs are always open & available. I may not respond immediately, and I cannot provide therapy or crisis counselling. But if you donʼt know where else to turn, give me a go.
#Introductions / Side B
More about me: I have a website at https://go.KIBI.family, a journal at https://www.u2764.com, and a long history of publishing my thoughts online. I was the “backup admin” of glitch.social years ago, which meant that when the server exploded, I could confirm to everyone that yes, the server exploded. Then we all waited for the actual admin to wake up :P .
Since then I have been mostly just laying low, something which is extremely easy to do on Mastodon (PROTIP: if you donʼt follow anyone, nobody follows you).
#Introductions / Side A
You may remember me from loud rants and discourses of many a yesteryear, but Iʼm here with you today to help ensure we all get along. Meowth, thatʼs right! Iʼm your new Community Moderator here in Cybrespace!
Important info in my bio. This account will be used primarily for technical discussion and moderation work; see @jellyfish_link for my less formal thoughts.
admin of https://cybre.space.
dragon whomst do the software