Urge to set up own Mastodon instance rising...
@buzz Just figuring it out - clearly took me a second to figure out what server I wanted to be on. What's the benefit of your own server?
@caryl Just permanence basically. It would be my own domain, I would control it.
@caryl One of the problems I think we're all going to run into with Mastodon is that someday we'll want to switch instances but our identity won't come along.
@buzz Yeah - I can see this, given that I already moved once when I figured out I was just on a random server that seemed like it was mostly in FR.
@buzz I know right?
@buzz It's actually quite easy, especially if you use mastohost. I'm using them and like it. I plan on keeping it really small.
@buzz I just did it, but it wasn't too hard since I already self-host several other services at home. But I'm new to Mastodon so it's also taking some time to learn and find people to follow / instances to federate with
@buzz it was harder than it should be but not actually that bad. I wish there was a simpler option for self-hosted single user or small user installs.
@buzz Maybe a new version of Birdfeed, but with tusks? Just workshopping here.
@wklj The thought has crossed my mind!
Generalistic and moderated instance.