Another hurricane hitting Florida this week! It looks like it will be both minor and not a direct hit, but it does stop me from getting out of the house some for the next two days.
Yesterday was Election Day, and dang, Florida wasn’t even a close race this year, was it? I’m happy that we re-elected our state house rep, and got to elect the first zoomer congressperson. Otherwise, I’m pretty disheartened but not surprised.
I don’t really want to share the many articles about Twitter that I’ve read over the past two weeks. There’s just been so much news, mainly extremely negative, concerning changes to the internet.
The one thing that I will say positively is that a lot of positive (and yes, some negative) interest has been turned toward Mastodon. We’ve had so many new signups on our instance and every other.
The only downside to this is that things started running very slowly. Bottleneck after bottleneck appeared, showing us where people are having issues with growth.
Thankfully, with the technical support expertise of @firstname.lastname@example.org and the new financial support of patrons on Patreon, I was able to upgrade our server, last updated when musk suggested buying Twitter back in April. It’s now costing 3x what it was before, but almost everything is running so smoothly now!
If you made it this far, why not share this newsletter with a friend? Or share with me some of the things that you found that you liked this week. Either way, I’m thrilled!