Upgraded to 3.3.0. 

Ran into an issue with redis-server being too old; upgraded manually. sidekiq wouldn't start. Emails weren't being sent. Federation was hot happening. Fixed. Service restored. Will need to upgrade instance OS in near future.


If it hasn’t happened already, this instance will be moved to a new physical host. So, if moved while live, you may see some performance degradation. If it can’t be moved live, it will be shutdown and then moved.

Upgraded to 2.9.0. Please let me know if you have any issues.

Media attachments are now on external storage. 🎉

Next task will be to clean up URLs if possible.

I may need to shutdown the squid.cafe instance so I can migrate it to a new system where more storage is available. A notice will be posted here before that happens.

Sorry about the downtime, y'all. Cronjob had a typo and the disk filled up. Kid's been in hospital, so I wasn't aware until now.

If you haven't gotten your flu shot, get it. You're not only protecting yourself, but others like my kid.

Upgrade's complete. Apologies for the delay.

Issues with the upgrade. I'm trying to fix ASAP.

Time for an upgrade! (Way past due.)

Service Interruption 

Sorry about that!

Backup task got hung and filled the disk. Will have to look to find what happened tomorrow. (e.g. Is this system at the point where I'm going to have to get S3 or similar storage?)

squid.cafe admin 

That did not work as planned. Another attempt later this weekend.

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squid.cafe admin 

An update to 2.3.3 will happen this weekend. It generally takes about 15-20 minutes for this to take place.

Another post will come before the maintenance actually takes place.

For more information see:

🦑 ☕️ Squid Cafe

Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous and secret cell
Unnumber'd and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the lumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
— "The Kraken" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1830