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This album’s been speaking to me in several ways since I started listening to it. darksmith.bandcamp.com/album/d

Merveilles.town Financials, October 2019 

Was kind of surprised at the S3 jump, but it’s definitely within parameters for now. Thanks again for your donations, denizens of Merveilles, and have a pleasant start to November! :3

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Merveilles.town Financials, October 2019 

Donations
$76.64 via Patreon

Total: $76.64

Infrastructure Costs
Amazon S3: $27.10
DigitalOcean: $24.68

Total: $51.78

Donations to Date
$800.41

Infrastructure Costs to Date
$583.89

Money left over
$216.52

Merveilles meta, outage 

Aaaaand we’re back! Apologies for the suddenness of this, but hopefully this should stabilize things for now until I can diagnose the issue :3

This will increase server costs briefly until I can figure out what’s going on, but we have enough extra funds built up where we can safely do this. Thanks a bunch y’all! 🖤

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Merveilles meta, outage 

Hey all—looks like the server has gone down twice in the past couple days because of the server memory maxing out. I’m not sure of the exact issue just yet, but as a temporary fix, I’m going to increase the server’s memory until I can see what’s happening.

To do so, I have to turn off the server for a few minutes. Sorry for the sudden announcement, but I want to make sure the instance is stable! I’ll keep you all updated as this progresses.

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Merveilles meta, full text search 

Full text search is now enabled for our instance! :D

Merveilles meta, local posting decision 

Thanks so much to everyone who added their opinion and voted!

Also, apologies to those of you who were really passionate about getting local posting here. I hear you, and can definitely see the utility of that feature, but keeping things on the baseline for now should help me maintain our little space here without having to do too much extra work.

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Merveilles meta, local posting decision 

Also, the results have come in from the polls on local posting!

In both polls, a large majority of people have no opinion on local posting, far more than the other options. There's a significant number of people in favor of local posting with Hometown, however.

Because the number of people who are ambivalent far outweigh the number of people that have an opinion either way, I will keep us on the baseline version of Mastodon for now.

Merveilles Meta 

@drisc Also, the code for all our changes to the instance are now publicly available! We can now make pull requests to this GitHub repo for further modifications: github.com/merveilles/merveill

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Merveilles Meta 

Hey all! I just upgraded our instance to Mastodon version 3.0.1, and I upgraded our instance styles to use our "Merveilles" styles as a theme! If you'd like to use the traditional Mastodon dark or light themes, feel free to go to your Preferences and change it to that!

Thanks a bunch to @drisc for providing the styles and instructions :D

In what's turning out to be one of the most extra things I've decided to do lately, I'm trying out having my phone screen be only in greyscale. It's taught me a lot about how so many design elements are solely using color to convey information and that shouldn't be a thing!

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If you're in D.C next week, I'm doing a live audiovisual performance at ARTECHOUSE Oct 29 + 30
as part if their new live series. This is a new performance 'Vast', where I will be turning the space into a virtual instrument and audio+visual composition space, exploring 'Vast', a custom system I've made for real-time audio + visual composition.

More info/tix:: dc.artechouse.com/artechouseli

Merveilles meta, re: local posting 

One more day left for this poll here! I’ll be giving a couple extra days for the folks on Patreon (only 4 have voted so far) but please vote here to make sure your voice is heard :3

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To Merveilles patrons on Patreon 

Apologies for the multiple notifications just now! Somehow I managed to paste the incorrect link in my post I sent along twice. Not sure how. Anyways, I’m all good for now, so you won’t see any further updates for a little while.

Thanks for your patience!

Merveilles meta, re: local posting 

Remember to vote! Only a couple days left :3

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Merveilles meta, re: local posting 

So, that's what I have discovered thus far. However, that reflects my perspective only. Since you lovely people are paying me to maintain this place, it's much more responsible to ask all of you how you feel before making a decision!

Knowing the positives and negatives, do you still want local-only posting? If so, how do you want that implemented? Please only vote if you are on Merveilles. I'll make a similar poll for Patreon patrons!

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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.