Cyberia Services Update
Imported from https://cyberia.club/blog Originally published: 2020-05-01
Subject: Cyberia Services Update: 2020-04 From: j3s Date: 01/05/2020
A lot has happened in services-land this month, and I'm hoping to pack as much of it as I can into this email. I will try to be brief, as there is a lot to cover. I'll also probably miss some stuff, woops!
We added many new subscribers and many new features to Capsul this month, both technical and financial.
OpenBSD 6.6 support Hello puffy! We now fully support OpenBSD 6.6 as an operating system choice on Capsul, and will support future releases of OpenBSD as well.
Streamlined BTC/XMR payments Pay with bitcoin or monero? There is now a simple payment processor you may use to make donations or pay for Capsuls. See https://cyberia.club/donate for details.
Guix System 1.1.0 support Guix System support is very near completion! There is one bug left to squash before it's available as a fully supported option! :D
IPv6-only support Soon, you will be able to purchase IPv6-only Capsuls at a $2 per month discount from IPv4 prices.
Cheaper base prices Pricing will very soon be heavily revised, and all Capsuls will be cheaper. Existing customers will be refunded the difference between the price they paid and the new Capsul price.
À la carte disk size selection
- All instances will start with a fully backed-up 10GB root volume.
- We will be capable of taking variable disk size requests at 0.2c per GB per month! You are no longer stuck with the disk size your instance came with.
- These additional disks are not covered by our backup schedule, otherwise we'd run out of disk space almost instantly :D we may offer a paid backup system for these additional disks in the future.
A huge thank you to our early Capsul users, I hope that everything has been running smoothly for you.
I have not focused on Nullhex much throughout April, but I do have some exciting ideas to share. Hit me up if you're interested.
- Reputation Nullhex emails are no longer marked as spam by Protonmail or Gmail, our domain reputation has grown substantially.
Matrix has cemented itself as the center of our communication platform. If you aren't there already, feel free to register at https://matrix.cyberia.club and join the conversation.
If you don't like Matrix for some other reason, email me directly and we can figure out a way to bridge you into our conversations.
- Backend updated The backend has been updated & now supports cross-signing.
- Bridging We are considering bridging specific Matrix rooms with specific Discord rooms; more to come on this front.
End to end encryption by default Riot-web is receiving an update next week™ that enables end to end encryption and cross-signing by default for all private conversations. Please prepare thyselves! More deets: https://lists.cyberia.club/~cyberia/ops/%3C126414c4-80bc-1d49-570e-cf3eba9e8362%40c3f.net%3E
New preferences There are two new potentially userful riot-web preferences, in case you may have missed them:
- sort rooms alphabetically
Forge is our development and project tool. It is intended to be used by anyone in the Cyberia community to host their projects, and Cyberia will eventually use it exclusively to host our group projects.
Forge is approaching the end of the alpha phase. There is still a bit of rockiness, but we've mostly settled on it as a full-fledged service, supported by Cyberia Services.
Forge handles the following (for now):
- git repositories
- mailing lists
- ticket trackers
- git-driven wiki pages
- paste service
Forge may handle the following in the future, if we have need for it:
- continuous integration
- mercurial repositories
Registration is now open to the public, sign up today! https://forge.cyberia.club
Mailing Lists =============
There are now three important mailing lists that people might consider subscribing to:
email@example.com = general announcements like this firstname.lastname@example.org = services branch discussion operational stuff = email@example.com – everything else
See them and read about them on the Forge: https://lists.cyberia.club/
If you have questions or comments about this announcement letter, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us about it :)
Prometheus awareness We monitor our systems with Prometheus – like everything else Cyberia does, we operate it publically. Check it out at https://prometheus.cyberia.club
Grafana awareness We recently set up Grafana, and fack has been hacking on some dashboards. It's available at https://grafana.cyberia.club for public consumption. If you'd like a read-write account, email me and I'll set one up for you.
email@example.com deprecated The firstname.lastname@example.org list has been moved to the email@example.com list. I moved all previous firstname.lastname@example.org subscribers to the new list, no action is required.
Infra Hackathon There are thoughts about hosting a huge infra hackathon to move our systems from Debian to Alpine, with a giant laundry list of crap to do. We will be targeting a full weekend in the future. Just a heads up.
Operations Handbook We have decided that a monorepo for all of our operational-related things is appropriate. See the handbook here: https://git.cyberia.club/services/ops-handbook/about
A final note: our services would be useless without the community that makes use of them. Thanks for all of your valuable feedback and discussion. You're all wonderful. Let's open the next world together.
Your lovely head of services,
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