Hmm, after upgrading to 1.4.4 I'm still having problems with federation/following, but since 1.5 is coming soon I'll wait a little and see whether an upgrade solves it.

GoToSocial news, fundraising post, OpenCollective launch 

Hey everyone! We're launching #GoToSocial fundraising on our brand spanking new #OpenCollective page today, to help raise funds to pay contributors!

The open collective page is here:

https://opencollective.com/gotosocial/

And the post launching the Open Collective page is here:

https://opencollective.com/gotosocial/updates/gotosocial-opencollective-launch

An extract from that launch post is below :)

Thanks for reading!

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We're organizing a long-term fundraising for #GoToSocial, on #OpenCollective! Some of you may have already supported us over on Liberapay, which we're incredibly grateful for, and it has helped us jumpstart some of this process (and to pay for our cute sloth logo!). In future, we want to use Open Collective.

Our short-term goals are simple.

Firstly, we want to be able to pay people for code contributions to the project, when they need it.

Secondly, we're looking for contributions to help us cover basic costs like hosting fees for our automated build system.

Finally, we also want to be able to put money forward for translation work, graphic design, accessibility audits, security audits, or any other small pieces of work that GoToSocial might require.

Eventually, we want to be able to hire developers, either salaried or freelance. As a milestone on the way to this goal, we're looking to make SuperSeriousBusiness into a non-profit organization by the end of 2022.

The only thing worse than having instance "trends" is getting a constant stream of emails asking for them to be reviewed. No thanks *turns off email notice*

@nerd everyone should heed my words where tech is concerned (nobody should heed my words)

I firmly believe the principle of working with computers & code is that if one plugs away long enough and hard enough, one will eventually run out of bad luck and catastrophic blunders and strike a vein of good luck

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We do things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy.

We are currently on v1.0.5+3.5.2, not the original goal of v1.0.6+3.5.2, but... give me a couple days. Maybe do an exorcism to clear the bad energy from the past few days. Whew.

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Anyway guess which instance is back!! Thanks to the help of incredibly skilled and dedicated friends, WriteOut.Ink has recovered from my extreme fuckuptitude and is up & running again 😎

Ooh it's compiling! I guess the failure wasn't with the Ruby version but that I had to compile as root.

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Once more into the Ruby update breach, my friends!

Oh I guess 3.0.0 is the stable version and that's why using the stable option for install got me that? Argh.

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RVM got me to 3.0.0 but I'm assuming the listed version of 3.0.3 is still preferred for the upgrade, and I'm hoping that'll fix the error I got for precompile? Anyway download for the 3.0.3 upgrade failed so going to try again tomorrow I guess going to go play a game or something

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Let's look at just how badly I fucked up this Ruby upgrade

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"no binary rubies found" okay all rubies are nonbinary got it

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Debian's ruby package actually downgraded ruby from 2.7 to 2.5.5 🙃 clearly this isn't working and I need rvm

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A small instance for writers.

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