I must admit I always get worried about bills and the end/start of the month will all the outgoings but #Cupofteasocial is always sorted and has been since I think February this year by donations.
What spurred this on to clear up other than the fact mastodon doesnt clean up orphan files properly, was the big bill from the storage. #Cupofteasocial's media usage has increased to 3.6TB a jump of 1.4TB since last month. This partly comes from the testing of another fediverse software in the form of music streaming but its way too expensive to run for me.
Using the Purge command on the storage that hosts all the #Cupofteasocial media is proper scary. Luckily everything looks fine
Well we're up to 59% Thanks to all that donated so far to #Cupofteasocial . These Mastodon servers have no ads. Whilst ive off ill with this double flu thing ive been mostly keeping the spam off here. Its always the stuff you dont see as a user that is the most work for any #Mastoadmin So if you read this on a different server support your local admin
Well its coming towards the end of the month and we're well below our target for self sustaining the server costs. I try not to ask too much every month if I can help it but this is a bit too low at only 63%
If you enjoy #Cupofteasocial use and servers and havent donated this month I'd appreciate if you could. This will cover the 1 year old costs like the domain name renewal.
Not sure how far into the void my posts go. But if you're looking for a nice, positive and wholesome server for Mastodon #Cupofteasocial is a nice little place in the corner of mastodon that doesnt get any trouble (I try) Fedi has a guide on how to migrate servers if you're unsure how.
Cupoftea.social has been going a year now and pootles on quite nicely. Still connected to the joinmastodon servers. General topics of convo normally consist of cats,sewing, food , drink, tv , vinyl , music and of course tea.
We also have an elk surver at http://elk.cupoftea.social with its own UI
Its #Cupofteasocial's one year anniversary
Im still a bit under the weather so havent done anything to celebrate it. There was talk of a meetup but honestly looking at the weather and my cold its probably best skipped.
Anyway Cupoftea.social has kept me going for the past year. Ive been in and out of work having been messed about so its always nice to have something to go back to.
I am Humbled that something I created is bringing people happiness in some form.
I generally scrape by month to month partially from not having work and partially down to having a vinyl record habit that is so bad my local shop sign up to keep me and others informed. 😄
People have been more than generous with donations keeping it going. My biggest problem/worry is not having enough monthly to see it through one month to the next.
On the backend /technical of things theres been a couple of issues but all part of the learning curve for me.
I hope you'll join me in having a mug of tea/coffee today.
A year ago today, I joined the #Fediverse properly. My first toot was on mas.to, which was highly overloaded at the time, due to the nth #TwitterMigration that was happening at the time. https://mas.to/@moof/109364413721476016
So much has happened since then, but to me the most important thing is that it’s revitalised my social media presence, and been something I am (somewhat) regularly posting on and interacting with, rather than it being a throwaway #ADHD fad I forgot about after a month, or something that I petered out on as time goes by because the experience was unfulfilling.
I am still reminded of the early days of Twitter, (I was there before @replies and #hashtags were invented), and the fun that I had then. It’s back, and it’s awesome.
I did eventually change instance, after a little soul-searching to the wonderful #CupOfTeaSocial, and I am grateful for everything that @Whiskeyomega does to keep this wholesome instance going. It’s subtle, but it genuinely makes a difference
I dont know if its something my end or not but both one off donations and monthly donations for the servers dont seem to be getting taken. No idea why It says the monthly ones are active but 2 havent arrived. However in good news Stripe now says we are worthy of a quicker withdraw rate at 2 days instead of a week.
This week marks 1 year of #Cupofteasocial.
We should have a collective cuppa on Sunday to celebrate !
As always if you would like to donate to keep it going or also want a mug, bag or calendar heres the link Thanks !
Day 4 of full blown flu
Awful lot of people on here without avatars. At least have a logo or a cup of tea or something else if you don't want a picture. I know all about being self conscious but they'll be no judgement here... #Cupofteasocial
Morning all. Long Day Ahead and Ive got a cold. So it's either tea or beer today. #Cupofteasocial
Fixed an issue where the timeline wasnt adding new posts either in normal or slow mode with a quick restart. New Ubuntu version on all 3 servers means new weird little issues. #Cupofteasocial
Apologies for the downtime. Tried to update the main server OS version but it failed because "a file already existed".... #Cupofteasocial
Well everyone at #Cupofteasocial has been busy enough that our object storage has doubled in size from 1.037TB to 2.3TB with that and the domain renewal (and .social isnt a cheap domain ) next months bill will be more than usual at £130
I make teabags at home from loose leaf #tea that I then put into my tea maker at work when I want a cuppa. Up to now I’ve been keeping them in a mish-mash of takeaway containers, but today I brought in some jars and have imposed some order, and it looks so much neater.
I hope the Catalan normalisation department don’t have a go at me for labelling in English.
Since I've just moved (thanks to the Sunny Garden admins/mods for this place, and Cup of Tea people for my old home)🔃
🌍 I'm Enne (ɛn), punny full name: Aily Enne Bee, they/them, e/em/eir/emself, a trans/non-binary/polygender, neurodivergent, bilingual, omni-demisexual human who happens to be visually impaired.
I have 12 years of experience in:
✔ Music production and sound design (mixing, editing, sample creating, synth programming, synthesis…).
I like nature, pets (especially cats), wind chimes, light rain, music (especially EDM), poetry, Critical Roll, Doctor Who, Formula1, audio dramas, technology, books (especially fantasy and romance), mental health, etc.
I believe in peace, treating everyone equally (with respect), and using one's privileges to benefit people who aren't as fortunate.
The rights of marginalized minorities are basic human rights.
I'm accepting of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, ND and DID people, as well as everyone else.
You will notice #Cupofteasocial doesnt have ads nor do we sell your data. Its kept nice and secure on the servers we run and maintain on a daily basis.
The only way this is possible is with your support.
Please think about supporting your local admin if you can :blob_tea:
It means alot to see people support the idea of a wholesome and positive social network. Thanks !
If you're homeless due to your instance going down or just it generally being flakey. #Cupofteasocial welcomes you with open arms.
A small server running along quite nicely that is well moderated and looked after. :ablobcatcoffee:
Well with all the work ive done recently #Cupofteasocial is faster than ever
Just to also note we are behind in our donations for the month with 10 days left.
If you would like to support #Cupofteasocial by way of either directly donation or buying a mug or tote bag you can do so here., Thanks !
Currently still doing a Media cache migration and deleting 2.4TB of other servers media cache that you guys have looked at. You have been busy #Cupofteasocial Anyway, Apologies if the server is a little slow whilst this is going on but 2.4TB worth of cache takes a good day to delete.
Are images broken across Mastodon or is it just #Cupofteasocial or just me?? Tried two different apps and after two days still no avatars or photos visible. Alt text displayed instead.
Seems to be some network issues at the host for the servers of #Cupofteasocial . Im keeping an eye on it.
Some slight more work done this week. Just for tweaking and secuirty as well as tidying up my working environment on the server
Note for all the new users here
Im always grateful to those that donate and keep #Cupofteasocial going .
Please support your local admin.
We also have a shop I keep forgetting to tell people about. We sell 4 colours of a Mug and a Tote Bag. So you can also donate and get something as well if you'd like
Just as threads is about to launch in 10 mins. I thought i should say, here at #Cupofteasocial I wont be selling your data. It will stay nicely secured on the servers
Apologies for the down time but I finally found the problem with the missing timelines/stats and things.. We had a concern on the server and i had to shutdown and look at things to make sure it wasnt a risk. This has been dealt with now. #Cupofteasocial
#Cupofteasocial is now setup to provide its users the best possible experience on mastodon that I can offer.
1000 character limit on posts.
https://Elk.cupoftea.social frontend for a birdsite looking UI
Better/Less compression on photos and videos with support upto 10000x7000 picture resolution. 4K Video
Full Text Search so you dont have to only search with hashtag. This of course does not include unlisted or private posts
and Above all else a wholesome, Positive and hate free home for its users.