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Non-compliant words in graphic 

Modulo a bad glyph or two which snuck in to our UI again, as with most updatings.

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Things that did go wrong:

1. ... nothing? That I know of?


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Midnight oulipo updating! What could go wrong? (Don't list things that could go wrong with that.)

RJL20 boosts

It's back! My prognostication about how long it would go down for was right on, too. *cough*

ATTN: This instantiation will soon go down for upgrading. Back up in 15 60ths of an hour, with any luck.

Instantiation Notification: Mastodon v2.7.0 is out, and I am anticipating installing it tonight (5+ hours from now, say). I'll post again just prior to taking things down for upgrading.

Not planning to go to work's big Annum Novum party. For a longstanding PNW institution, this party is looking awfully NYC-ish.

And I ❤️ food trucks, but for how much cash admission costs, I want a snack and a drink (not just bubbly for a midnight toast) thrown in gratis.

I'm cranky about all this cross-promotional sponsorship, too. Bah, humbug.

Updating to Mastodon v2.6.1 looks ok. Notify @rjl20 or @rjl20 with bugs you find, plz.


And you know that "could" is actually "will", right?

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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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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.