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I recommend all local users follow it to receive announcements of planned server outages (hopefully few and short) or issues that may affect them.

Remote follows are also fine.

and we're back! now running the latest glitchsoc commit.

please direct any technical questions to me @kity, this account is not monitored consistently.

going down for upgrades in a few minutes. in the meantime, feel free to read through the list of changes since the last upgrade:

be advised that will be down for upgrades shortly

@jamey also, 1 calorie is defined as the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water through 1 °C -- so because ice cream is colder than your body, it's negative calories

@jamey also if the ice cream is green, it counts as a serving of vegetables

So if I use gummy vitamins as an ice cream topping, that makes it healthy, right? I'm pretty sure that's how nutrition works

we should be back!! that was less brief than i hoped, but we don't have a very powerful server

notable additions in this update include multi-line image descriptions


tootcat going down briefly for upgrades soon

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I just thought I'd draw attention to the latest upgrade, which now lets you edit the names of your Lists(!) -- as implemented by our very own @kity (ash) in less than a day and now part of the GlitchSoc distro.

I mean, like, wow -- how long has it been since Lists were introduced, and they couldn't be renamed until now? dafuq.

Anyway, I sent ash a tip for adding that leetle oversight; please feel free to contribute to ash's future work on this and other projects (see @kity for links).

actually gonna reboot real quick while we're at it

hi holy hell we're back!!!! that was much smoother than expected, direct all issues to me at @kity thanks!!

hi friends, just letting you know we're gonna actually migrate over to the glitchsoc fork of mastodon (!!!

while this is a very exciting change and will bring many new features, chances are it won't be perfectly seamless and we might be down for a bit. @woozle is running a backup right now, so don't worry too much

after the update, i'll be around to help people get acquainted with the new features and take care of any bugs that might pop up <3

- ash

I have finally started a list of cat-related Mastodon stuff (especially on ).

Suggestions are welcome! Other cat domains, cat accounts...

(Would also consider adding pages for other topics.)

OS upgrade complete.

Oh, and we got a Mastodon upgrade too.

And apparently that wss:// issue is now fixed?

Also, please welcome @kity back to the team, after a much-too-long absence! :scipio:

The server is about to undergo a system upgrade; there will be some downtime.

Please stock up on treats and extra scritches for use while you wait.

cc: @woozle @LottieVixen @kity

We are currently undergoing a spambot onslaught -- new accounts will be silenced until I arbitrarily and capriciously judge them, in my opinion, to be real users.

I finally got around to updating the favicon, but it may take a random portion of forever before your browser-of-choice starts to show it in the tab. Science has yet to determine why this is.

Direct link:

There was a server config issue causing some folks to get full-page 403 errors on visiting

The problem seems to be limited to visitors accessing the site via http without having recently accessed it via https, e.g. if you just typed "" in the URL bar.

That's been fixed now.

I've also been seeing sporadic 50x errors pop up inside the Mastodon UI; that seems probably unrelated.

As always, please let me know if you know of any issues using .

After some hunting around, I finally figured out that I needed to bump a couple of parameters *way* up -- like, from 25 to 100.

Latency is now back in reasonable territory and outgoing toots should be going through in a matter of seconds or single-digit minutes, not hours.

Let me know if this is not the case.

Technical stuff here:

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A Mastodon instance for cats, the people who love them, and kindness in general. We strive to be a radically inclusive safe space. By creating an account, you agree to follow our CoC below.

Instance Administration

  • Woozle: Supreme Uberwensch, general support, web hostess
  • Charlotte: tech support, apprentice in warp-drive arcana (aka Mastomaintenance)
  • ash: backend stuff, gay crimes

The Project: