No, really, I'm mostly posting as -- I'm here because the federated timeline over there ain't keeping, you know, up. Because pushes.

@rho You stand in the middle and grab the handles, yes. The motion is a lot like a deadlift, though not quite identical. The weight isn't in front of you, more centered, so maybe it doesn't hit the lats quite as hard?

@enkiv2 @tfj Keep in mind the federated timeline does not contain every toot on every remote peer. It only contains toots for remote users that have at least one follower on the local server. So it's at least "somewhat" curated in an indirect way.

For kicks I booted an instance of mastodon for running bots. It's at

I made a bot too. I wanted to make something that broke past Twitter's character limit, so I made a bot version of Strachey's LOVELETTERS

@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.

Trap bar deadlifts, 170# plus whatever the bar weighs, call it 40-ish.

@semanticist There's no way to migrate the data, but you can import your follow lists.

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 or

And finally, a cat picture.

BTW, here are my ansible playbooks & notes about how I set this up.

I used an older Ubuntu so I could avoid systemd.

Am playing Dargon Age: Inquisition. [sic sic dammit] I am playing an elf rogue.

[dialogue dialogue whatever]
Me: Varric slightly approves!
David: A bear and a twink! What could go wrong?

@sarahjeong Proof of identity via Keybase? Keybase is the only thing in that nerdy category that is easy enough to use that I would ever suggest it.

@Gargron This cost me a little time setting up my instance just now, but I read the commits & got it going!

For instance admins: I noted in a commit message and docs, but noting here now, that I added a new sidekiq queue called "pull" next to "push".

@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? :)

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