Postmortem: a Mastodon outage, Backup restore and preventive Maintenance
After reading about Mastodon UI theming options, I decided to follow the directions from the TangerineUI-for-Mastodon project to get another look’n’feel on my instance. The directions were pretty clear and short, so I went for them. But something failed during assets compilation process. And my Mastodon instance got wrecked. As a personnal “challenge”, I decided I would write a software post-mortem about this event. The end of the document will also summarize actions that were taken during post-backup-restoration maintenance phase.
Read RSS feeds on Mastodon
My daily routine when it comes to staying informed of what happens in the world is to read RSS feeds from various sources. To do so, I created an account on Feedly and use their iOS App. But I noticed that I often “forget” to launch the app ; whereas I check Mastodon several times a day. So I decided to configure a Bot that will parse my RSS feeds and publish them on my Masto Home page.