@tewha That's just cruel. "Happy birthday! Here's something you couldn't digest even if it weren't poisoned with chocolate and on fire." 😂

@tewha As always, email me at joshua@nozzi.name if there’s a problem, in case messages can’t get to me through Mastodon. 😋

@mwlucas @tewha Effects of Coronavirus on chickens. 2000% growth in one month. Purdue has murdered people to patent less.

Hi, all - please welcome @keir, a former ADN lurker like me, and current coworker. He’ll fit in with the likes of Steve. 😒


Many thanks to Hugo ( @mastohost ) for his patience and especially for his swift and masterful handling of our migration, free of charge.

Follow that account for service announcements that affect our community, and keep him in mind if you ever encounter the question, “where to host an instance?” 😋

Welp - welcome to our new home! Media attachments are still being transferred (including appdot.net-hosted accounts’ avatars and banners), so you’ll likely still see some missing stuff for a bit, but all should be well! Please let me know of any non-missing-media-related issues you notice.

I like to think Jones and Cleese would appreciate this humo(u)r.

Friendly reminder: 3 hours until we start the migration (11AM EST/4PM GMT).

Hello, all! We're (finally) ready to move to Masto.host!

Tomorrow (Wednesday, January 22nd) starting at 4PM GMT (11AM EST; 8AM PST), Hugo from Masto.host will begin. He anticipates up to an hour of downtime.

Once his part is complete, I need only change a DNS record to point the appdot.net domain to the new instance. The TTL value was set very low more than a week ago, so that change should propagate very quickly.

// @emery

Hi, all! I've started the process of changing the authoritative name servers for the appdot.net domain so it'll have a chance to propagate and have a low time-to-live so when the instance is migrated to Masto.host I can minimize downtime. I don't anticipate a service interruption, but @emery and I will watch it during our waking hours to make sure I haven't screwed up a zone record entry. 😋

Wonderful night with a wonderful witch. Nathan and I spent some time with a friend of ours. ❤️

With their help, @emery and I should be able to make a smooth transition and solve some software update and database management difficulties all in one.

As to community ethos, nothing is changing. This is and will remain a safe space. ❤️

Thanks, @emery, for creating such a wonderful community! I hope to be as hands-off and benign a community admin as you’ve been. ❤️

All: Emery and I have already taken the first technical steps and must wait for domain propagation to start moving things that need moving. This will be a multi-step process but I hope to minimize downtime. I’ve decided on Masto.host’s managed plan to minimize tech overhead and have opened dialogue with them about migrating.

We're hiring still at Mozilla!


This feels squickily like self-promotion (which I hate), but some folks round here might find something interesting there.

I will also mention that we have ongoing efforts to recruit folks who are *not* like me - i.e. straight old cis white guys.

So, if you are *not* like me along any of those axes, I especially encourage you to give it a looksee.

Hey, so, anyone want to work with me? We're hiring a senior software engineer on my team!


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