@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.

@nihilazo those stats did get reset when I moved things, btw. Straight after the move it had '0 active'.

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. ❤️

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@brainblasted same as everyone else on this thread, when I fund people its for what they're already doing -- I don't want them to burn out satisfying a perceived need to provide extras

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.

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The power was only off for `< $ups_run_time` so it would have been fine to have moved everything yesterday after all, but now that blocker is out of the way I can move it tonight or tomorrow.

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@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.

Okay, it's looking pretty good. Thanks Docker! But I am also having electricians in tomorrow so just in case they need to knock the whole panel off, I'll wait until the middle of the week to actually move ttw over. I hope y'all can put up with the sluggish speed until then -- I know it's annoying 🙏

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I am also aware that Elasticsearch is mullered. That might need to be rebuilt from the ground up, and ES indexing jobs are backing up Sidekiq which is leading to memory pressure.

Who knew that keeping a Rails app running was such hard work! 😅🥵

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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 -- 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. 🐿

@nihilazo the speed of light and the distance under the Atlantic are such kill joys ...

@m455 @selfsame yeah, I see it to. Compute might end up moving to my basement again, temporarily, then probably on to a VM at DigitalOcean

We took a couple of hours downtime on tiny.tilde.website tonight because the machine was in rag order and it's easier to do some maintenance while we're totally down.

I've moved from self-hosted to PostgreSQL to Amazon RDS. This is going to cost a little more (which is fine) but also add some latency -- not sure if that will be fine or not.

If the latency is really bad, I'll move the compute from Paris to somewhere in the EST timezone.

ok im high now and watching the Horse Cartoon but like
you ever imagine what it'd be like to have hooves

Listening to vinyl and sitting in front of my wood burning stove, not sure of my bougie level but I reckon it's a little high right now

@magical Here we go! Looped three times and it should be a smooth transition to loop indefinitely if it was in a player that did that. I suppose that's the point of looptober, but I've just been making short sketches and uploading them because _what are rules really, but chains we put on ourselves?_

Found the source of the smell of burning plastic in my basement.

@magical it was supposed to end then so it loops cleanly but goes on for like 30s more, woops.

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