@kura australia officially in a recession now :(

rip someone deleted their uwu.social account and it caused 5000 jobs to get enqueued and I got an alert about it

registrations disabled on uwu.social once again, someone tried to sign up using bots a bunch of times with what looks like hacked email addresses.

you can still sign up with the invitation link conveniently shown where the registration form used to be

@koakuma not for a while, mastodon added a feature a release or two ago that lets me turn it off

Recently I made a shitty DDR pad to make up for the fact the local arcade sold their ITG cabinet.

The sensors are made out of tin foil lol. Eventually I'll make a improved version with real sensors (weight sensors).

Haven't made a bar for it yet, using an unused bedside table temporarily (it sucks since it's the wrong height and position)

Interestingly I still get follows even though I don't post very often

@tija @Umi idk man we might all live on the coast basically but population centers are pretty spread out

isn't she in brisbane or something? brisbane's pretty big

@tonkku107 completely dropped it. the only reason I had it was for making requests from australia faster, but it's slower than just connecting directly now

haven't had any drop outs or lag in the timelines on uwu.social since we disabled cloudflare. glad we finally switched away from it

got a trackball mouse this week, the Kensington Orbit with scroll ring. it's nice to use so far, but my accuracy is worse than I expected. wondering if it's just something I need to get used to (like I did with my kinesis advantage 2 keyboard) or if I'm using it wrong

uwu.social is now running without cloudflare enabled. Eventually I'll move it to hurricane electric DNS or something

@koakuma I don't really get how search works, mastodon's search feature never returns what I want. not sure if it only returns local posts or not, you'd have to check the code

@hentaiquotes essentially yes. It's not that much of a hassle, it's just picky about running on partitions with not enough space remaining. The fix was easy enough for us, we just had to remove a bunch of old data/backups we didn't need anymore

I don't think we'll run out of space on this server for a long time, and if we do we'll just upgrade it

This happened after updating to the newest version, so we were convinced it was broken code but no one else was reporting similar issues.

For debugging, we undid our patches and added tracing to sidekiq and mastodon, which lead us to believe mastodon was filling memory because of elasticsearch failures. We'll reapply the patches shortly.

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We've been having a lot of troubles with mastodon recently (filling memory and swap), which we traced back to elasticsearch freaking out about there not being enough space on the storage drive.

We cleared off some old backups/unnecessary data from the disk, so everything should be fine now. Sorry about the recent downtime.

breaking news: world famous tija nee-san creates account on uwu.social

@tija we welcome quack doctors here

my favorite part of mastodon is not being able to download original gif from a post

registrations are fully open again. it's kinda disheartening to see uwu.social displayed as a private instance on instance listing sites even though there's an invite on the homepage

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A public Mastodon instance run by the same people who run owo (the file sharing website). Everyone is welcome... as long as you like to uwu. Please read the rules before registering an account on this instance.