I figured out what has been occasionally slowing down Assortedflotsam.com - backups. They were running too often, stepping on themselves.
I got the schedule sorted out, so it should smooth out here after the currently running backups (!) stop.
After that, I'll upgrade to 2.9.2
Fun fact about the license under which the Mastodon source code is published (AGPL) is that it requires any modifications to it to be published.
No secret sauce, no proprietary features possible. Which is why commercial companies hate this license.
Want to paywall "pro" features? You can, but anyone can take your code and run it on a different server for free.
Anyway, that's quite an interesting financial choice for Gab, a for-profit entity that sells "pro" features
Updating Mastodon to v2.8.4
Assortedflotsam.com is upgraded to Mastodon v2.8.2
Anyone try setting up Cloudflare in front of their Mastodon instance?
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"
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.
Armchair intellectual, sometimes philosopher, all-around learning junkie, sysadmin, and gamer.
A chicken in every pot and free poetry for all.
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