kosmos.social is now running Mastodon 2.9.0, which comes with a shiny new one-column layout. If you're not a fan of the Tweetdeck-style columns, be sure to check it out! (Also nice with the light-color theme version.)
Just go to preferences and remove the checkmark from "Enable advanced web interface".
Blog post about new layout: https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/06/mastodon-2.9/
Release notes: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.9.0
Our infrastructure code is finally public: https://gitea.kosmos.org/kosmos/chef/issues
You can find our Mastodon setup in there, as well as config most other services we run. Feel free to open issues, in case you find something broken, or you want to propose a change. PRs accepted as well, of course.
kosmos.social migration, planned downtime
We neglected to check the time-to-live for the kosmos.social DNS record, so the downtime may have taken much longer than half an hour for you. Sorry about that!
The good news is that we're running on a nice new server, with the current Ubuntu LTS release, and much newer hardware.
We're launching public developer calls for all things Kosmos, every Wednesday at 9am UTC, from today on: https://wiki.kosmos.org/Main_Page#Public_weekly_calls
Good news, everyone! We're running Mastodon 2.6.1 now. The highlights include verified links in your profile, as well as an overhauled direct message UI: https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/10/mastodon-2.6-released/
We have experienced some downtime again today, due to network issues in our provider's data center. Again, if your timelines are not up to date, they should update within the next few minutes.
It seems that a planned router replacement yesterday led to some unintended problems. Meaning we may see more connection failures until they're on top of the situation. Please be patient, we cannot do much about this ourselves! Thanks and sorry.