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next week I have vacation. I'll focus on a few things:

* finish migrating the old server, I paid for 2 months worth of running both and I don't wanna, that includes nextcloud which I'll move to backblaze as storage backend (still debating if I should just start NC fresh since atm it's a bit of a fucky setup)

* finish several plotlines for the campaign. Atm I'm running a light-preperation sidequest phase and next week, I'll go back with the party to dungeon diving, which requires more prep (custom dungeon)

* cleanup my flat, a lot of stuff has accumulated that needs to go (especially packaging material)

* migrate my campaign for , it's a great tool and compared to roll20, I own my setup and it has modding support out of the box, which provides lots of useful quality-of-life things to me and the players.

looks like we're getting E2EE for mastodon. Could be fun if it's useable as a proper E2EE app with good UX compared to Matrix

I reconfigured nginx and properly migrated to the new host, including pointing the DNS records at the new host, the old web/streaming still runs on the old host but it's going well.

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Sidekiq had it's database purged. About 2 million retries had accumulated, some months old, due to the issues with elasticsearch. It's clean now and missing toots will be fetched on demand (new toots are appearing as far as I can tell)

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I will do some maintenance work on today, so don't worry if the site is offline for a few hours

elasticsearch is back up after doing the things ES likes to do, so new statuses should start appearing again

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side note: was only able to migrate some services over, the main mastodon part is still running on the old host

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today will move to the new host entirely, be prepared for brief downtimes

looks like uploads work now, if there is any issues pls report them. is also behind cloudflare now as the S3 backend benefits a lot from aggressive caching (and it helps with other issues I've had around).

next step is migrating the server to the new host.

btw: the media storage took 240GB for! almost 10% of my storage availability on the old host and 50% on the new one.

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I'm moving to use S3 as a storage backend, while I synced most of the data over the last week, there is some small remainder, so recently uploaded images might not work. I'm also investigating some issues with uploading images, so hold tight while I do that (3.1.3 might have a fix anyway, so I'll be rebasing on that)

current host is getting on my nerves, crashing fairly often by now, I'll try to get migrated by end of this weekend.

also time to move on from since Zoom is likely to blow it up.

Alternatives that aren't GnuPG? Probably sparse but people will find a way.

in case you haven't noticed; pony social is recovering from a major outage. The main disk of the old server failed and the RAID1 (linux mdadm) couldn't fail to the other disk. As a result, the host hard-crashed. Wasn't able to get to that until now but services should start to recover.

I'll be starting migrations to the new k8s cluster somewhere in the near time, so don't wonder if r some of my other stuff is offline for a bit (takes time to copy data and I don't like copying live data)

played some Microscope yesterday (it's a Worldbuilding game).

Had some players from my friday campaign over and we built the history of an island the players are heading for. I had my doubts since there were some restrictions, as things had already been mentioned about the island already.

On the other hand, we got about 150-200 years of very rich history and events that I could've never come up with on my own.

10/10 RPG, if you want some loose fun with friends, I can recommend it.

So... It's my birthday! I'm 20 years old now. That feels... amusing.

me: "technically I can make my sniperrifle wristmounted by buying the attachment. doesn't say I can't"

DM: "oh god he's right"

The inscriptions were an image and some letters. The image was a round circle with a band going along it's equator. The inscription read "U S O S K O M O D O K ? R ? S ? ? 1"

The bard attempted to fireball the place after no more clues where found.

A click echoes through the chamber and before the spell goes off, an antimagic field covers the area, preventing any further magic to be cast.

They note three things; the red liquid functioned as before, so it was not magical.

The chamber didn't begin to heat up, the cold was not magical, nor was any of the lights and other humming and machinery in the room.

The golem the artificer had repurposed after finding it in some ancient relic place, also continued to function. As did the two other automatons upstairs. They were also not magical.

The artificer is probably now scared of their own golem.

That's why you don't steal ancient golems from random places, you never know what they are made of.

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