Instance performance is now much better.

I'm learning how to clip my fingernails after breaking a 30 year habit.

Instance performance is trash. Don't know if it's the host or something I've done.

@Gargron I have a preschooler. I get to experience it at least once a week.

@schestowitz I haven't read anything specifically stating that it's an App from the Store. Is this true, or FUD?

I'm not excited by Microsoft's faux "embrace" of Linux, but let's make sure not to muddy the waters. is upgraded to Mastodon v2.8.2

@bnmng I think only usernames and profiles are searchable, maybe hashtags. Not the full text of posts. I've found some other ways to gain performance improvements.

Anyone try setting up Cloudflare in front of their Mastodon instance?

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Yet another example of why we need an open source solution in this market. The major players seem to want to listen to everything you say and do all day every day.

"Big Tech Lobbying Gutted a Bill That Would Ban Recording You Without Consent"

2 extremely stressful weeks and no nailbiting. Maybe I can finally kick the habit?

I wonder if I should get rid of Elastic Search on this Mastodon instance. In theory, it's a nice feature, but it's a huge performance drain. Not sure.

Web host had an outage, sorry everyone. But on the plus side, they gave me a free performance upgrade for my trouble.

Since we were down anyway, I took the opportunity to upgrade to Mastodon v2.8.0.

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@assortedfiles Or he becomes the Smoking Man. Time travel plot ensues.

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