Chinwag in 2018

Happy New Year, for a start! Hope you’re having a good one so far! In a couple of months, it’ll be three years since Chinwag went live. It started out as a tutorial on how to set up your own XMPP server, and I nearly shut it down at the end of writing that. Instead, I left it running and it started attracting users almost immediately. I got a lot of positive feedback as I don’t do things that lead to a lot of downtime, even if I do occasionally reboot things to enable a feature that really should go through some kind of testing first …

Service Outage

Hi everyone, there was a service outage last night of approximately five hours, from 3am to 8am (AEST). This was due to an configuration file error that prevented a restart of Prosody after a scheduled config reload. Human idiocy, basically – the config was not tested after an edit. Apologies to all affected, services have been returned to normal.