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Mastodon S3 Timeout and cascading failure!

TLDR: CHECKING YOUR WEB/PUMA LOGS AND SIDEKIQ DEAD QUEUE FOR S3 ReadTimeout ERRORS FOR FUN AND PROFIT!!! I recently started investigating the high bandwidth being used by my Mastodon instance, and noticed a lot of errors (similar to below) showing failures related to uploading files to my S3 provider Wasabi. […]

Mastodon 4.2.0 – Post Toots Every Day

<OverlyDramaticIntro> Hello Mastodon enthusiasts, after seven months of relentless innovation and extensive development, the eagerly awaited Mastodon 4.2.0 update has been released. Mastodon continues to set itself apart from the mainstream platforms with a focus on privacy and user safety. This update stands as a testament to the teams dedication […]

TPM 2.0 Firmware Upgrade

I’ve recently started building a 2U rack server, and went to install the 20pin TPM that I had spare. While the unit worked fine, I noticed the firmware was the original/oldest possible firmware version. Finding the latest firmware releases The Trusted Computing Group has a list of verified firmware releases […]

Wild Instance Abandon (Part 1)

At the time of writing, there are two Mastodon instances called and, run by the same person… There are currently over 15 thousand active accounts shared between the two, and the instance appears to have been abandoned. I have tried to contact the administrator, as several other instance […]