Tag Archives: mastodon

Mastodon Costs

I started running both social.ds106.us and reclaim.rocks Mastodon instances back in November 2022. The ds106 server has about 40 active users, whereas the Reclaim Rocks server is pretty much Reclaim Hosting‘s own server, and we have 3 or 4 users … Continue reading

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Reclaim the Comms

There’s been some discussion around the impact of the decline of centralized networks, such as Twitter, on individual and organizational communications. I’m not sure of the broader impact, but I do know it’s led Reclaim Hosting to take a wide … Continue reading

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Today is the Day I Got My Mastodons Dockerizized

To battle the immense feeling of frustration with yesterday’s West Coast outage at Reclaim, early this morning I decided to take Travis Bickle‘s advice and get my Mastodon instances dockerizized. I would blog the process of migrating from a source … Continue reading

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Containerizing Mastodon on Reclaim Cloud

Taylor and I did a stream yesterday wherein we (royal) set about taking one of my experimental Mastodon instances (bava.social) and moving it from a Debian VPS into a Docker container. We got the bug after a recent open source … Continue reading

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Hitting an Open Source Update Trifecta

One of the things I have been working on recently is stitching together a bunch of open source tools for an online “Oblivion University,” if you will. I’ll write about that more in another post,  but I just wanted to … Continue reading

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Reclaim Cloud’s 1-Click Mastodon Installer

Creating a couple of videos highlighting Taylor’s 1-click Mastodon installer for Reclaim Cloud has been on my to-do for too long, so this week I knocked it out. I did two quick videos, the first takes you through the basic … Continue reading

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The Allure of Mastodon

Since November I’ve been toying around with Mastodon on Reclaim Cloud. At first it was to take up the gauntlet thrown, and see if I could create a space for the ds106 community. I did a bunch of work for … Continue reading

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Creating a Domain Alias for Mastodon Files Served through DigitalOcean Spaces

As promised in my last missive, this post will take you through creating a custom domain alias for the files being served by a DigitalOcean Spaces bucket. What does that mean? Well, DigitalOcean Spaces is a cloud-based file storage that … Continue reading

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Moving Mastodon Object Storage from AWS S3 to DigitalOcean Spaces

These days I’ve been in a Mastodon maintenance state-of-mind, as my last post highlights. Early this week I tried to shore up some security issues linked with listing files publicly in our AWS S3 bucket. This encouraged me to explore … Continue reading

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Mastodon Version Updates, Object Storage Security, and More

This post provides a place for me to capture some of the maintenance work I’ve been doing on social.ds106.us and reclaim.rocks; the two Mastodon instances of note I’m currently administering. Keep in mind these two instances are running on a … Continue reading

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