I'm still considering setting up my own Mastodon instance for development, but the setup instructions are a bit intimidating. I mean, I'm an experienced Linux user so that's not the issue. It's just that there are *so many steps* to the instructions, so I feel like *something* is bound to go wrong.

But it would be so much fun to try to build a Python community in Mastodon...

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F*** it, I'm doing this - I'm setting up the instance. Wish me luck. At worst, it's 500 SEK in the toilet for the domain name if I fail.

After careful consideration, I've decided that my instance for developers will be based on Pleroma rather than Mastodon. But, as I've learned, Pleroma is part of the Fediverse too, has an interface similar to that of Mastodon, and works with Mastodon smartphone clients. So people who are used to Mastodon should have no technical problems joining my instance once it's up.

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@bjonte Thanks! Waiting for DNS propagation takes forever, I was hoping I'd be able to get this working today, but apparently not...

@enfors That said, good luck with the instance, hope it's fun, productive and useful!
@enfors I'm trying to think of a good name for a general instance, but have been going non-stop with things lately, and with a high level of stress, a bit of lack of sleep, and now I think a cold coming on that just left, I'm having a heck of a time getting to a productive brainstorming session.

Sometimes I really dislike this time of year! heh
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