Whitespashe is going to be online/offline a fair bit whilst I migrate away from docker.

Wish me luck everyone!

Well, we're accessible over IPv6. We can't actually talk to other IPv6 instances because of docker-compose nonsense.

Looks like I'm gonna have to start preparing for a migration from docker to a proper VM.

😭 I was sooooo close.....

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Well everyone, I think Whitespashe is now available over IPv6! Does anyone know of any IPv6 only Fedi Instances I can try out?

Is there a method of culling servers that have broken SSL/Excessive timeouts from my instance?

I know `tootctl accounts cull` does something similar, but surely there's a way for mastodon to go: "That instance is dead. I'm cutting all ties with it."

Ugh! Spent 2 days troubleshooting media issues with proxying my s3 media storage for mastodon.

I'm pretty sure I've reverted back to my original config (the one I thought I had issues with), and now it's all okay again!

This weekend has been sent to try me!!!


And now Whitespashe is running on Mastodon 3.2.0!

We're now as up-to-date and efficient as we can reasonably be! Time for a well-earned coffee! :blobcatcoffee:

Whitespashe is going offline whilst I bring us up to the most recent version. It's gonna get wild.

Whitespashe.uk is now running on Mastodon Master branch, as the v3.1.2 release can't be built due to a dependency being yanked.

We're bleeding edge guys!

Ugh. I've had to disable full-text searching, as my VM is unable to handle the high memory requirements. Looks like a hardware upgrade is in order soon. 😥

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Some memory issues on whitespashe.uk

Rebuilding my elasticsearch db, as it hasn't been running for a couple of months.

Oof. Generating a vanity domain is pretty CPU intensive.

Once that's done, I'll be able to link it to my mastodon node!

Until then: slowness :loading:

For anyone that's running a instance on :

Do you need an entirely separate mastodon instance for both Tor and Clearnet, or can you effectively have both addresses point to the same server?

Boosts welcome.

So, when attempting to use git to manage my Mastodon instance...... :battery_full:

I managed to pull the branch that had none of my custom changes, and a completely different docker-compose file. :battery_ok:

I then proceeded to bring up my mastodon, screwing with all of my containers. :battery_low:

For whatever reason, it refused to revert container names and volumes, however much I tried. :battery_empty:

After eventually switching to the correct branch, and judicious use of 'docker-compose down', everything came back up!

But no luck, as my reverse proxy couldn't see the server. :loading:

One nginx restart, and logs started flowing! :battery_full:

We're all back online now, but I blame @mike for giving me well written instructions that I dutifully ignored.

Whitespashe.uk now fully supports 1337-character posts!

Next on the list of admin work, is to get a Gitea instance online, and start mirroring the main mastodon repo. Then, I can have custom patches for this functionality applied on each upgrade.

Extended character limit works! Now I just need to find where to add the correct customisations for Tusky to see it.

Whitespashe is going down whilst I try to extend the posting character limit!

whitespashe.uk has been tuned a little more. With any luck, things should be running a little quicker and should be a little more responsive!

Running a remote account cull on whitespashe.uk

Is it supposed to take ages? Should I be running this on a schedule?

Anyone able to test federation over tor with me?

Also, if I'm using the dockerised tor option by sirboops, how do I go about finding my onion id?

Is anyone else seeing large numbers of random-character usernames registering/attempting to register to mastodon recently? I've got approvals on, but I'm not really happy with the amount of mail that's now being sent from my server....

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Whitespashe Mastodon

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!