The reason why there have not been any news about this xmpp serer is simple: There are just no major updates or any changes which are worth talking about. Everything is running fine and smooth.
For a really long time I had an eye on Mastodon so I decided to try to run my own instance. At the moment I am not 100% sure if everything is running fine and if someone would be interested in another Mastodon instance (without a fancy short domain name). So here is a poll, I would like to know your idea.
Feel free to sign up but please see this as a kind of beta status. I will have to accept your registration because I don't want people thinking this is a 100% perfect server signing up.