Monthly Archives: November 2023

Turtle Island Moderators Need Laptops

Please donate to or share this GoFundMe if you can

Hesci! (Hello)

Michelle and Tzipporah, moderators for Turtle Island, a group of Indigenous social media servers need Apple laptops. Michelle doesn’t have a laptop, just a phone and Tzipporah’s laptop is over 7 years old, underpowered for creative work and on its last legs.

Both Michelle and Tzipporah are citizens of the Mvskoke Nation and live on modest artists incomes. They cannot buy graphics and video editing level laptops without our help, so we are crowdfunding to help them.

They need these laptops to support themselves/family with their creativity, and moderate Turtle Island as unpaid volunteers. Please help if you can.

Mvto! (Thank-you)
-Yehuda, Michelle & Tzipporah

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YouTube-like video sharing and great for artists/creatives

This post is a little late, but the Turtle Island PeerTube instance is now in operation. Peertube, as you may know, is a YouTube-like ActivityPub enabled app. So it federates with our Mastodon instance, Pixelfed instance and other ActivityPub enabled instances.

Currently, registrations are open to all Native/Indigenous users.

We haven’t found any managed hosting for PeerTube that meets our standards yet, so we are self hosting this. However, this is a preinstalled docker container so hopefully the automatic upgrades should be painless. Videos are stored on a high-performance CDN with virtually unlimited capacity.

All configuration files, media and database storage are backed up daily to a remote secure object storage. In the extremely unlikely event of a system corruption, Turtle Island can be restored fresh in about an hour tops.

Ditto with system upgrades, due to the more surgical nature of the backups, upgrades will be a few minutes at worst. More than likely most upgrades will be a mere blip and not even noticeable.


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