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Alright multi-instance support logic implemented, just need to throw together the UI and make sure everything refreshes correctly P:

Did everyone else throw their Mastodon instance on DigitalOcean SFO2 or something? Are we killing the server with our toots?

(I kid, cloud hosting means I don't have to figure out stuff like this which I'm incredibly grateful for)

@ummjackson Ah yes, I forgot about the short lifetime on LE certs. Thanks!

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✨ It's live! My start to finish guide for getting your own instance up and running with Docker on Ubuntu 16.04: github.com/ummjackson/mastodon

I've tested this on both Vultr and DigitalOcean and the instructions should be pretty much copy/paste for everyone. Hope this helps some people! 😀

Good luck and feedback appreciated!! (cc @Gargron / @TonyNof / @david / @vielmetti / @lmorchard )

@phildini A different one, I think. Jackson just posted it last night.

@ummjackson Your guide works! One change; I did everything as the mastodon user, but this line I had to do as root:

letsencrypt certonly --standalone -d example.com

Just waiting for DNS to propagate and I can start configuring/customizing :thumbsup:

@jwithy @phildini I have noticeable distrust in anyone who says "it's easy!" about all manner of deeply-technical stuff.

Like, if it was easy, you'd be getting paid minimum wage for this shit. Admit there's a challenge! It's okay to find things difficult!

@ummjackson Multi-user. (The plan is a musicians' community, as an experiment to see if topic-focused might be the way forward for Mastodon in general.)

Nginx always manages to give me the sads. I could definitely try to learn and understand it but there are like... trees, and cats, and other things I could do with my life :stuck_out_tongue:

@phildini There may be a writeup when all is said and done. With the current state of the art it's definitely not a "just spin one up yourself!" kind of thing. But I can see it getting there (a la Wordpress)!

@ummjackson I think the docker approach is more difficult than the base one. Which is both annoying and fine, ultimately, if the base one does wind up working.

So yeah setting up a Mastodon instance is kinda tricky

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Anyone here into trivia? Like, super into it?

I ask because I have referrals to LearnedLeague, which is a pretty difficult but also really fun invite-only online trivia challenge. You get a 25-match "season" where you try to out-play an opponent each day, through answering more questions right and "defending" against your opponent's correct answers.

Next season is May 15th, and it's free to try, so if you're interested send me a direct with your email and I'll send more details!

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Prediction: Mastodon will likely outlast Twitter.

Historically, decentralized, open-source platforms and protocols with any adoption run forever, even if they rarely reach the popularity or cultural relevance of centralized platforms.

It seems likely to me that when Twitter eventually shuts down, people will still be running Mastodon instances.

Did you know Diaspora has 328 active nodes and 17k users? Hell, there are 3,652 active FidoNet nodes, and that started in 1984!

So... am I wrong?

@phildini Well yes that's always an option :stuck_out_tongue:

I'm just thinking out loud about how I want to use this going forward, because clearly (since I'm spinning up a topic-based instance) I believe in different accounts having different purposes, and so I'm hoping to clarify that

So I'm gonna keep this account around as a sort of meta-Mastodon account—the network, the code, adminning, etc.—and use @hupfen as my general socializing one. Then, of course, a thepractice.space one for manning that.

So, y'know, following me here is cool, but my awoo.space one might be more what you're looking for. I dunno. I dunno why people would follow me in the first place, what is with you people

I'm going to University of Western Ontario so at bare minimum I have the W accounted for

Flash forward to me in grad school waiting to pitch the university on its own Mastodon instance until I can come up with a believable backronym for calling the server "awoo"

Something I noticed and appreciate:

Not a single Mastodon instance has tripped uBlock Origin for me, at all.

Aww, sheesh. Why did I get trombone.zone when thepractice.space is available and makes way more sense. :neutral_face:

Well, time to figure out something goofy and dumb to use trombone.zone for