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May be very ambitious, but I want to run a small, personal instance and have 5 real-life friends migrate to it.

I want to see people being again like they were on when it was new to them.

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I hate to ask, but here goes.

I'm looking for a role as a . or . Preferably where I have previous work ex from.

I've been looking a while and nothing with the right fit has come along. Work life balance is super important. If UK, happy to work completely in your timezone!

My site is and I'm happy to email you my CV/resume. Will start immediately once we're on the same page. πŸ’―


I've heard some folks here toot about having left (or in the process).

Why and how?

I think I want to do it too...

I understand it might be great for performance, but it's confusing for the average person to see incomplete profiles with no way to fetch more info.

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Also... why don't I see anything when I visit a profile on any other instance? Can not request the full profile? Why *just* what we *need*?

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Read and it appears to me there's a lot of initial work to do before I invite friends over. πŸ˜•

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So how does this federation thing work? How soon after following someone on another instance do I get to see my federated timeline populate?

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Up and running with a rough-edges install of Pleroma with Soapbox in less than an hour. 😲

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Tried my hand at a custom install but realized it would be a headache to maintain, not just install.

I hope Spacebear's small plan is sufficient for our needs. $8/mo itself will be hard to break even with. πŸ˜•

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My starter kit is #1 on Eleventy Starter Kits. πŸŽ‰

It helps the starter is so bare-bones. πŸ™ƒ

provides hosting! This is pretty cool! A bit expensive but probably worth it for the peace of mind.

Not sure how many approx. users small and medium plans can accommodate. Dropped them an email. πŸ“§

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@celia I believe that's up to the owner of the TLD to enforce and most don't. The only ones I know have some rules about it are .org (have to be a nonprofit I believe) and .gov (have to be a government agency)

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Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:

- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better

Is there anything against buying a domain with a TLD that doesn't describe the website at all?

For example, buying a .art domain for something that has nothing to do with art. πŸ€”

Opting out of the advance web interface for some time. It's overwhelming.

The *only* feature I really need from the advance interface is being able to pin hashtags. If I could have them pinned as a link in my navigation bar, it would be so cool!

Weird how I spent two hours writing a draft post. πŸ™ƒ

Especially when I could have spent the same time learning more of the ecosystem. πŸ˜‚

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I want to talk about algorithms on social media. Specifically about how mastodon and the Fediverse often write on their presentation page or feature list about how they "don't have algorithms" because they display posts in chronological order.

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Do we have a UI library that supports dark mode via prefers-color-scheme out of the box? πŸ€”

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