@christa if you're looking for alternatives and decide down the road to resume a presence in this space, something a bit simpler could be to use the ActivityPub plugin within WordPress. Other things to look at could potentially be Write.as/WriteFreely. At least you're not throwing any more money at Bezos though.

Sorry about any 502s, I reserve the right to upgrade my instance without prior warning.

@christa @christa What's your spend on AWS? Have you looked elsewhere for affordable infrastructure, or for managed hosting such as @mastohost? I don't know if they support Hometown though.

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@mastodonusercount Looks like someone's spinning up a big instance right now.

⚠️ An issue has been reported with the `tootctl upgrade storage-schema` command in relation to DigitalOcean Spaces. Avoid executing that for now if you're using Spaces.

Also, a warning has been added to the release notes: You don't need to run that command at all. It would incur data transfer costs to do so as it moves files around.

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I'm pitching the Fediverse to the Howie Hawkins / Green Party campaign after hearing about how their Twitter account got suspended.

@felix @melissasage I wouldn't take any confirmation to be official other than an account on state-owned infrastructure (presidencia.gob.ve for instance)

@art Good rain here in Northeast LA. I'll take an entire month of this weather please.

Hmm, is it just me or are a lot of people joining Mastodon right now? Did something happen?

Big spike in new users signing up on mastodon.social - who's moving into the Fediverse today?

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Do any public health or mutual aid groups want/need a presence on the fediverse? If you have a domain name and are interested in exploring this space, get in contact with me via instance.community and I'll help you get something up and running

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jonleibowitz.social is a single-user instance!