The StatusCake monitoring for ttw was paused again -- I hate picking on software services but like ... it has _one_ job, and pausing an uptime check without notifying anyone makes it almost useless. I need an uptime monitoring service monitoring service.
I'm DTA -- down to #admin -- Going to relocate our compute stuff from Paris to well .. Ottawa for now, and maybe pay for some uptime monitoring as I am currently getting what I pay for (nothing).
There might be some downtime. 🐿
We're now running out my basement. People's home feed are rebuilding on a new, empty Redis. The old one had its Sidekiq queue drained; apart from the home feed thing this should be a seamless cut over and way faster than it's been since Friday.
We are still sending HTTP from France to Canada, which is not ideal. So, I'll look at getting a VM in North America to be our proxy in order to avoid these oceanic voyages.
Aaand now a DigitalOcean droplet in Toronto is providing us with a stable IP address and fronting the whole show (and autorenewing TLS certs, hopefully).
Those of us in North America should have the best ttw experience so far. My European friends: sorry, but also the server should be broken less often so that's also nice. ❤️
#admin intensifies: I've got a new, less phone company, router. I'll need to take some downtime tomorrow to do the swap, including moving a fibre optic SFP into a switch and hoping for the best. I can always rollback if something goes wrong. This will hopefully be the last scheduled downtime for ttw for a bit.
@selfsame it's on my list. The old index was corrupted so I need to start from scratch, which took a few days to index last time. That said, we're on better servers now, so maybe it will be quicker.
@insom yay my bitlbee works again!! weirdly amaroq and the website both worked fine but bitlbee kept getting 502 when it connected.
@benjaminwil I had a Patreon for a bit and I'm grateful for people's contributions to that but it was arguably violating my work visa and added some "immigrant-specific" complexity to my life that wasn't worth it for me in the end.
I don't mind covering the costs for ttw, it's surprisingly cheap to run and _most of the time_ it doesn't take much admin time either.