After watching the slow loading of assets via backblaze, I've now implemented an nginx cache and haproxy wizardry to try and speed stuff up somewhat!
@angristan contributed to my success via his blog post: https://stanislas.blog/2018/05/moving-mastodon-media-files-to-wasabi-object-storage/
After following that, I then stole a load of code from the mastodon docs and https://blog.sentry.io/2017/03/01/dodging-s3-downtime-with-nginx-and-haproxy
Now I've got a fairly resilient media hosting stack!
My hard drives will surely thank me! Backups too!
This is a mastodon instance that allows users to share ideas and participate in discussions.
Whitespashe is named after the Admins' first joint coding project, which replaced spaces within a Word document with non-printable characters.
This would preserve readability, but would fool plagiarism detection sites such as Turnitin.
This site was named after this project, as it represents a desire to create whilst simultaneously sticking it to the Man (or in this case, the hellscape that is Twitter).
We have a hidden service frontend running at: http://whtspshcehqg4nj4wqyiopjcfxradop7ujflycxum7wkfivewqt36zyd.onion
Our code of conduct and extended information can be found after the 'Learn More' link below!