@reconbot @ummjackson @ceejbot I think I ran into a case where speed vs. perceived speed becomes apparent. When I reply to a toot on another instance, an optimization makes my reply show up immediately; but if I reload, it's not there, and doesn't show up again until it comes back via federation. Which seems to take quite a few minutes.
I am deliberately not saying much here because I'm going to launch my own instance tomorrow and there's no way to migrate accounts. (Or is there, but I missed it?)
My two main considerations right now are: use docker/docker-compose, or run services normally; and use discordiancabal.org.uk or tehinterwebs.co.uk?
And finally, a cat picture. https://mastodon.social/media/mYbDMe_kXhcwZCJerp8
BTW, here are my ansible playbooks & notes about how I set this up.
I used an older Ubuntu so I could avoid systemd.
@ceejbot thesis: if email is how federation "fails", then federation is worth doing even if it won't "succeed"
@ceejbot ultimately it all depends on you, amongst others. will you keep posting here so that other people will have it easier to switch or not? :)
If you are interested, I live-tweeted the experience of setting this instance up:
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Hello friends, I'd just like to interject here for a moment.
Eugen needs money to live, and mastodon.social has server expenses, but money doesn't write code by itself. There's still 183 open issues on the Mastodon project github.
Writing a code patch to fix a problem or work in a feature helps not just mastodon.social, but also everyone else running Mastodon, too, and you'll have @Gargron's gratitude, and all the other devs' too.
My Malcolm obsession is easy to explain. To start with, the Twelfth Doctor is my Doctor, the one who went straight to my heart and ran away with it in his blue box. But this led me to explore Capaldi's long career & his other amazing, definitive role as somebody who swears a lot more than I do. A tragic anti-hero who believes in something, despite the swearing and the terrorizing, and allows his soul to be consumed by the means he takes to achieve it.
I have been on the Internet longer than you have. This makes me more boring than you.
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