* We've had a 20% growth in userbase!
* a.biz has been upgraded to v3.2.0
* asonix.dog relay added, fattening the fediverse feed even more
* Things are rather not broken

Mutant emoji set added to animal.business. They're in the "mutant" category and their shortcodes are prefixed with "msms_"


Things fixed:
* Mastodon upgraded to v3.1.5
* Remote custom emojis are no longer missing
* a.biz is now using the pettingzoo.co relay, which will populate the federated timeline more

Nevermind, we're gonna take the money and run.

It's been great, but I lack the time to give this site the love it needs, so animal.business will need to evaporate soon.

End of the month is the plan!



@werecupine (rising star VP) has taken over the business, and @hellamander (lazy, borderline criminal) is out on his ass.



Not a lot going on here, not really worth spending shareholders' HARD-EARNED $$$$ on VM fees. Talk to @hellamander or @werecupine if you're interested in keeping things alive, otherwise we may be going out of business. OUT OF ANIMAL BUSINESS

Just completed a bunch of upgrades, which means BUSINESS IS BOOMING
- Upgraded to Mastodon v2.6.5
- More RAM
- Switched to using prebuilt images, making upgrades waaay easier
- New dedicated 20G disk for /var/lib/docker images, giving us more breathing room on the root partition
- Nightly cleanup of old media files from other instances, reducing disk usages

And we're back! A couple hiccups, but things seem to be working now. Let us know if you have any issues with the new version :dogcited:

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Updating to v2.5.2 in the next hour or so! Should only be down for a few minutes once the new build is ready.

Success! Bonuses and dividends all around (i.e., for the executive staff).

See my previous boost for highlights and details of version 2.5.0.

πŸŽ‰ Mastodon 2.5.0 πŸŽ‰

Changelog: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/


- Federation relays
- New profile design
- Remote interaction dialog
- Replies count in web UI
- Feature friends on profile
- Higher video upload limit
- Improved mod tools
- Admin dashboard
- Read-replica support
- Command-line interface

While the other senior execs are distracted by the board room's new laser pointer, I've instructed the Animal IT Business Computers Dept to upgrade this instance to the latest Mastodon release.

Mastodon corporate says there should be minimal downtime, but I only believe things that I can smell or bury.

Congratulations to the business development team for our newly-inked federation agreement with awoo.space! animal.business is now in their whitelist, and awoo.space is now in our hearts.

Back in bizniz! And with a lower chance of dying for the afternoon.

Taking down the instance now for a security update and a data migration that will make backups easier. Hit up hellamander via other means if things are still down after 4pm PDT today.

Henlo business animals! Please follow this account for instance status updates and downtime announcements.

Animal Business

A small server for a small group of dog things