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.
We have a confirmed location for Hacker Beach #7 (January 2019)! https://hackerbeach.org/hacker-beach-7-location-confirmed/
kosmos.social update notice
We're on Mastodon 2.4.3 now. Notable new feature: fancy new filters for all your timelines. Check out https://kosmos.social/filters to set your own.
Full changelog: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.4.3
kosmos.social upgrade notice
Good news, everyone! We're on Mastodon v2.4.2 now. It contains major improvements for language filtering and detection. Head to https://kosmos.social/settings/preferences to set both the default language for your own toots (helps with false detection of very short posts), as well as the languages you'd like to see in your timeline.
kosmos.social upgrade news
We just upgraded kosmos.social from Mastodon 2.4.0 to version 2.4.1.
Most notable new feature is delete & redraft: "If you noticed a typo or missing word on a toot that's already been sent, you can now choose to "delete & redraft" that toot. It pre-fills the compose area with all the data from your toot, including attached files, allowing you to edit and re-send it. It becomes a new toot, so boosts, favourites and replies to it will be reset."