Bobby Moss has moved to @bobstechsite@bobadon.rocks:

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So it begins!

Thank you to @switchingsocial & @noelle for directing me towards masto.host.

My new single-user (for now) instance is bobadon.rocks.

You can follow me via @bobstechsite

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If Google does abandon android/linux for research project Fuchsia. AOSP and it's various public forks suddenly become a lot more interesting.

In that their will be a a vast number of developers familiar with the platform free to innovate and take it any direction they want, google will suddenly not be at the helm; and the ecosystem's reliance on google services will have an end of life date.

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Just realized what I hate about terms like "Rustacean" and "Pythonista";

I'm learning a language, not joining a cult...

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remembering the late nineties when I had a "microblog" by which I mean "nested <ul>s on a web page that I manually added <li>s to on occasion" those were the days

@switchingsocial @freakazoid @noelle that's all kinds of awesome.

I have a domain set aside to do a single-user instance (to begin with, anyway) but cost and hassle was a barrier.

Wasn't aware someone was doing shared hosting. Reading up on it now 👍

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@bobstechsite @freakazoid @noelle

If you're willing to pay for it, masto.host lets you run a Mastodon instance without needing technical knowledge.

@freakazoid @noelle true. Gone are the days when everyone got a bit of free web hosting from their ISP.

I like to think neocities is picking up where geocities stopped though.

As for hosting your own Mastodon... Pleroma is probably a better choice. You can run that on the resources of a Raspberry Pi, but it needs technical knowledge to get up and running.

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The message I wrote to my Instagram followers to announce that I was closing my account there.

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@Siphonay I have to admit that as a teenager I'd have freaked out if the installer turned French without me asking 😂

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@noelle end users taking back control of their own computers and online life.

We've heard maxims like "the cloud" and "serverless computing", but in reality it's all software that runs on someone else's server.

It also makes me sad that Facebook has systematically destroyed peoples' desire to host their own little blogs and webpages or even navigate to different websites by themselves.

@noelle end users taking back control of their own computers and online life.

We've heard maxims like "the cloud" and "serverless computing", but in reality it's all software that runs on someone else's server.

It also makes me sad that Facebook has systematically destroyed peoples' desire to host their own little blogs and webpages or even navigate to different websites by themselves.

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In your opinion*, what is the most important benefit/best selling point of decentralized, federated software (like Mastodon, PeerTube, etc.)?

* I'm looking explicitly for opinions, not Statements Of Fact or well-meaning condescension.

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@viciousviscosity in soviet AU, you don't blow up planet, PLANET BLOW UP YOU!

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"might soon go mainstream, if a pair of Labour Party politicians—themselves fairly obscure until recently—form the next government in the United Kingdom. While the ruling prime minister, Theresa May, has until May 2022 to call an election" https://www.thenation.com/article/age-disaster-capitalism-survival-socialism-solution/

@viciousviscosity it certainly would've made the saga a lot shorter.

"These aren't the droids you're..." *KABOOM!*