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Hello! I will be the account posting status updates for this instance, such as maintenance, upgrades, and the like!

Alright folks! I'm going to try and move TOTW to the new server. It'll be down for a few hours most likely. You can contact me at if need be!

Just as a heads up, I plan on moving TOTW (and a bunch of my other services) to a new server in the coming days! Downtime will probably be a few hours while I rsync everything over to the new server, and DNS resolution might take some time to catch up. I'll announce it beforehand!

Keybase integration is live! Visit your keybase profile, click on "Prove more identities", and search for, and you'll be good to go! Enjoy folks :) Thanks to @mlsteele and @xgess for flipping on the integration :)

I've sent in our Keybase config to Keybase, so we should have identity verification up for those who want it soon :)

And we're back! Welcome to the future! And by the future, I mean Mastodon v2.8.0

Hey folks, I'm planning on bringing TOTW up to Mastodon 2.8.0, which will give us some exciting features, such as polls and Keybase integration. Downtime will begin in approx 10 minutes. Catch everyone on the flipside!

So, the upgrade was a success, finally. It seems to have helped with stability. I'll see if I can upgrade to 4GB RAM down the road.

I apologize for the downtime. I've been trying to isolate why the sidekiq queues keep backing up. Also, the hardware upgrade is postponed because... Well... Vultr doesn't have the capacity on the machine for me to upgrade, apparently.

We will also be going down again briefly later tonight, once the sidekiq queue catches up, to upgrade to a server with more RAM/disk space to accommodate this growing community :)

I apologize for the unscheduled downtime! The disk filled up which caused sidekiq jobs to back up. On the bright side, I took this opportunity to bring TOTW to Mastodon v2.7.4! Welcome to the future B)

TakeOverThe.World will be upgrading to Mastodon v2.7.4 later today. Downtime is expected to be less than one hour. Exact start time TBA.

Apologies, apparently at some point in the past few days, the Sidekiq queue for TOTW got stuck, so there's a huge backlog of jobs. I'll see if I can get a more reliable way to have everything stay up, or at the very least text me if jobs stop processing.

TOTW is now running on a larger VPS! :blobcatcoffee: Performance should be noticeably better since it's no longer relying on swap space.

Welp. The upgrade is postponed until Vultr has capacity on the machine to enable us to upgrade. 🙃

And by several minutes, I mean as soon as the backup completes.

TOTW will be going offline in several minutes to upgrade to a larger server for better performance! 🆙 🆙 🆙 !

TakeOverThe.World will be going offline in a few moments to upgrade to Mastodon 2.6.5! See ya soon, Fediverse.

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Take Over The World

90% Cool people, 10% world domination. Be excellent to each other, with a hint of taking over the world.


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