Mokum had an outage that lasted for two hours. The root cause was that we had a massive misconfiguration that worked until you don't touch anything, and we did exactly that while trying to upgrade Ruby interpreter. Good news is that a lot of old cruft was cleaned up during firefighting, and Mokum is back online. Bad news is that it's not stable enough so tomorrow we need to find out what exactly is broken, and fix it. Sorry for the inconvenience. #mokum-outage
I see a very small number of occasional errors (two in past 30 minutes). They go away after reload.· псы в рапиде
Thank you for all of your hard work, and letting us know :)· Jennifer D. 11
Yes, thank you!· Galadriel
Heads up: there is a chance that something will break again, but I can't really promise anything.· псы в рапиде 4
Me either.· Meg Vmeg
Public service announcement: tomorrow, Sep 28, Mokum website will be unavailable for some time between 3:00 AM and 5:00 AM UTC due to maintenance at our hosting provider. Expected downtime is no more than 40 minutes. Thank you for your attention.
(both Mokum servers will be affected, each could be down for up to 20 minutes, thus total downtime 40 minutes)· "Serious" Black
FYI, for users of the Opera browser, you can install the Mokum Chrome extension (or just about any other Chrome extension), if you install this Opera add-on, first. :) https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/download-chrome-extension-9/
Fundraising update: 1733 EUR + 0.1110 BTC (~388 EUR). Thank you! https://mokum.place/about/donate
Слушай, я извиняюсь за крипотный интурзив коммент, который может триггерить. Биржи битка кажется отнимают до $9 на $100 при переводе с карты (жаба), а пэйпел меня забанил. Может быть у тебя осталась любая рублёвая кредитка visa/master (тогда я могу перевести по её номеру) или тебе можно сделать wire transfer в USD/EUR?· Calculation of ж and ч 2
Fundraising has been successfully completed. We've raised €2182 via Paypal + 0.2130 BTC + around 300 euro by other channels. Detailed donations report to follow in few days. Thank you for your support, we're good for another year and a bit more. https://mokum.place/about/donate #mokum-budget.
Dear friends, we've enabled donation page for the third fundraising in history of Mokum: https://mokum.place/about/donate PayPal and Bitcoin are accepted. We need to raise €2410. Thank you!
I'd like to share what's going on with Mokum development. The roadmap that we've compiled about a year ago is still relevant, here is the updated version: https://trello.com/b/KCM5x1Xc/mokumplace-roadmap-2016q4-2017q4. Since beginning of this year I was mostly working on two things: reimplementing images support and reimplementing frontend code. Images are mostly done, only a little bit of final migration is needed (and it will bring slightly better avatars). Frontend stuff is basically a lot of technical debt that needs to be paid off. Almost every other bugfix or new feature requires this change, because of improved velocity. This effort is currently visible mostly in the new posting form, which is around 75% finished. Combined, images and new posting form allowed to implement sharing bookmarklet and extension (https://mokum.place/sh) that were one of the most popular requests during last voting. All this work happens slower than I thought but quite steady, so I hope to finish it this autumn. After that is finished many well-known bugs will be fixed and improved, the list is quite long.
I've enabled voting page: https://mokum.place/v, and every user's votes are replenished. If you look at the results of previous voting: https://mokum.place/v/top which happened last May IIRC, we're going quite well and it really helps to focus: 5 out of 6 top-voted features are finished, and the last one is in progress. So, I'd like you to vote again, and if you have any other medium/large feature that is missing from that list: please comment here. Thanks, #project-tyranny· псы в рапиде 5
does "slightly better avatars" mean "round avatars"?· TODO: feathers 4
Mokum budget proposal, September 2017 - September 2018. We need to raise 2410 EUR. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WWhjn3-2--oLv4s0wfvKDF6puRFRxGC_bqdtgZZnjD0/edit#gid=0 We'd like to migrate to newer/better servers this September. The Paypal Button and BTC address will be announced a bit later. Comments welcome. Thank you, #mokum-budget
Out of curiosity, which of the Mokum service providers can be paid in BTC?· LibSkrat
Heh, okay, that makes sense.· LibSkrat
Mokum financial report, December 2016-July 2017: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wm9Jomjxga_ICRJSfH-Nugl1Gv57aOMSbNsGVPPHwzo/edit?usp=sharing TLDR: €2046.81 spent so far, out of €2225.6 raised. We spend €170/month on average (which is a bit more than I would like, will do something about that). We'll probably have another fundraiser next Friday. Thank you for your support! #mokum-budget
Dear friends, today is two years since Mokum went live. Thank you for your support! :)
Hey, we are going to upgrade Mokum database, please be prepared to 10-20 minutes of downtime.
"Mentions" page was reimplemented as a standard list of posts: https://mokum.place/filter/mentions. It contains posts that a) mention you by username; b) link to your posts; c) link to your k-texts. I'm not sure that selection criteria are completely right, e.g. it looks like your direct messages should not be there, but that could be fixed.
We now have a new aggregate page "Well Said": https://mokum.place/filter/well_said. It contains posts with at least one comment which has 10+ comment likes. By default this page contains posts in languages that you've specified in Settings (https://mokum.place/settings).
As usual, we have the following per-language pages: English: https://mokum.place/filter/well_said/en, Russian: https://mokum.place/filter/well_said/ru, Italian: https://mokum.place/filter/well_said/it, Turkish: https://mokum.place/filter/well_said/tr, Farsi: https://mokum.place/filter/well_said/fa. Every language, including unrecognized: https://mokum.place/filter/well_said/all.· псы в рапиде
What were you doing when you heard Friendfeed shutdown announcement?
I was on friendfeed, obviously· ostelinus 3
When they published the announcement, I was traveling and realized it only after I came back few days later. When it was shut down, I was on FF taking screenshot of the last moments, trying to win the thread for the last word (and I got very close! :D )· Brixie 4
💶💵 Mokum financial report, August 2016-March 2017: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wm9Jomjxga_ICRJSfH-Nugl1Gv57aOMSbNsGVPPHwzo/edit?usp=sharing TLDR: €1254 out of €2225 spent so far on servers and backup storage 💻. We spend €156/month on average, so we have enough money till October 🎉, so the next fundraising will happen around September 🍂☔. Thank you for your support! 😍 #mokum-budget
Dear friends, let me introduce to you https://movdut.0xd8.org/, which is a kind of Mokum-based social app that facilitates whatever between mutually interested users, allowing matched users to whatever. It was developed by @vadikas as a reimplementation of well-known "Vduting" application which was quite popular in Russian Friendfeed (including its wildly successful "Vuzhing" offshoot). Here we go again.
First, you need to create an API token at https://mokum.place/settings/apitokens, enter "Movdut" in "Application or service name" and click "Submit". Then use this newly-created token (which is a string of letters and numbers) for authentication on https://movdut.0xd8.org/. WARNING: token is equivalent to your password, do not ever tell it to anyone you do not fully trust and do not submit it on sites you do not know. You can always "Revoke" that API token from the same page you've created it. That was the scariest part.· псы в рапиде
After successful authentication you can enter up to five usernames and wait. If those users will also register and enter your username, you will be matched, which will allow you to whatever. Subscribe to @barankas bot, so that it would send you direct messages in case of successful match, or just check back to that page in a while.· псы в рапиде
Guys, I'm going to reboot Mokum servers in next 5-10 minutes. Expected downtime is no more than 5 minutes.
Dear friends, we've released new images engine. Main features are: a) thumbnails are delivered in optimal size, perfectly resized for your screen width (and fully Retina- and similar technologies ready). This is especially useful for mobile phones because it conserves bandwidth. Additionally, if your Android device is in "data savings" mode then thumbnail images are compressed even further; b) Uploaded images are post-processed, e.g. removing EXIF tags for privacy. c) There will be no more issues with half-broken animated GIF files, because we no longer transcode GIF files. d) issue with some photos being too dark is finally resolved; f) additionally, several bugs with image layout engine were fixed, so that screen is better used, especially on smaller devices. There are several more things that need to be implemented, both user-visible and under-the-hood, but this could be declared v1.
Technical details: thumbnail jpeg images are compressed with jpeg quality 70% (50% in data savings mode); lightbox images are compressed with jpeg quality 90% (60% in data savings mode). (For now, though, lightbox still serves old images, that will be fixed). Image resizing server is 133 lines of Perl.· псы в рапиде
New engine allows us to eventually implement: a) "paused GIF" mode, where animated gifs are delivered only on image click, saving bandwidth; b) new lightbox for panoramas and longcat-style images; c) uploading non-standard image formats such as BMP; d) Retina-enabled avatars; e) attaching images to comments; f) inserting images to k-texts.· псы в рапиде
@squadette It might be time for a new logo or favicon.
Nah, just wait few months.· псы в рапиде 14
You mean when Medium becomes the next Friendfeed and all their users start looking for something to replace their missing green M, find Mokum and start writing all their essays as Texts? :P· April ᛃ
You planned this all along, didn't you? Just ready & waiting, huh?· April ᛃ 1
Dear friends, https://VK.com recently permanently disallowed playing audio tracks uploaded to your user accounts on third-party sites (including Mokum). This was done quite abruptly. There were 514 tracks from vk.com shared by 68 users on Mokum. VK.com was the first music sharing service we've implemented, and it was done almost exactly a year ago. I've removed audio player (because it now always plays small jingle suggesting you to go to VK.com), and only the link to the site search page is left (e.g.: https://mokum.place/squadette/122248). Mokum continues supporting https://bandcamp.com (they seem to be doing quite well, which is really great), http://soundcloud.com, https://www.mixcloud.com/, and direct mp3 URLs, including Dropbox links. Sorry for the inconvenience,
Mokum financial report, August 2016-November 2016: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wm9Jomjxga_ICRJSfH-Nugl1Gv57aOMSbNsGVPPHwzo/edit?usp=sharing TLDR: €2225.6 (€1890 + €335.6 left from previous fundraising), €602 spent so far. We spend €150/month on average. (NB: I made a mistake in budget proposal and included only one server. Sorry about that!) Thank you for your support! #mokum-budget
Wow, the loading bar while expanding the comment section looks very cool on mobile! Thanks!
Hey, I'm going to reboot Mokum server to finalize kernel upgrade. 2-3 minutes of downtime expected (unless I did something wrong).
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