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A major upgrading of Mastodon today could put our instantiation out of commission for a bit, on and off, starting soon. Sorry!

I did a bot again, but it can't post to this spot. It posts about romantic/smutty books it thinks up, using a list of books you can find at a library as its writing prompt:

Sorry about that unavailability just now! Upgrading from 2.4.* to 2.5.1 was tricky-ish.

A bunch of UI strings to fix, now. Or tomorrow.

Jumping through hoops for "PCI compliant" status. This is a thing I do on four occasions annually, at minimum. I didn't know I was signing up for this. *sigh*

A guy at work today, talking about suds from a local pub: "similar to an armpit full of hops"

An apt turn of phrasing.

Whilst looking at oulipo translation bugs in our spot's mastodon program, I found an actual bug in a part of what only admins can look at. And it's not a bug now. I should submit my patch back to main. Huh.

Instantiation policy discussion topic: boosts of non-oulipo-compliant toots from global instantiations. I think I could automatically prohibit that; should I try?

I'm not saying I want to! Just tossing it out for community discussion.

I should probably put up a www spot for folks to find instantiation status, plans for shutdowns, and such, huh?

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This instantiation now runs v2.4.5. Looking forward to 2.5.0 soon-ish, possibly.

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Gonna shut down this instantiation for a bit to apply a fix or two.

I am finding out so many things about Windows ACLs in a small amount of clock ticks. SO MANY THINGS. And such a small amount of ticks.


@3butBackwards Just so you know, using "3" to avoid using that glyph which is "3 but backwards" in toots on this instantiation? That's a paddlin'.

oulipo standards 

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oulipo standards 

Sorry about that nonfunctional bit just now! Fixing bad glyphs in our UI is a surprisingly long task with such a small computing instantiation working on it.

Want to assist with oulipo translation? You can kibitz on non-compliant strings at

Right-click on a string and add your oulipo-compliant translation in a pop-up kibitzing form.


(Only low-hanging fruit shows up in this tool; difficult-to-track-down strings don't.)

Instantiation status: bouncing up and down as I do a first pass of fixing bad translations in v2.4.3. Finishing up now; sorry!

Instantiation is now at v2.4.3. Bad glyphs in our UI, ahoy!

About to shut down this instantiation for a short bit to bring it up to v2.4.3 (oops; didn't catch 2.4.1 or 2.4.2)

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Mastodon is a "FOSS" social sharing hub. A multi-host substitution for capitalistic platforms, it avoids risking a particular company monopolizing your communication. Pick a host that you trust — you can still talk with all hosts running Mastadon. Any individual can run a Mastodon instantiation and join in this social hub in a jiffy.