You can start your own Mastodon instance even if you're not a techy person by using a managed hosting service like masto.host:
They do all the technical stuff like installation, upgrades, server maintenance etc behind the scenes. You own the actual instance, and control what happens on it.
You can follow them at:
@danarel Shop around; I assume it'll be difficult to find platforms not built on those major cloud vendors though. https://www.slant.co/options/16947/alternatives/~netlify-alternatives
@danarel look into Netlify, unless you really want to manage a server.
@anna IMO, the nature of the discussion should be this: How do we get people we *do* want to see on the Fediverse, specifically educators, journalists, public servants, et cetera?
@anna I'm suddenly having cold sweats and a flashback memories of Gentoo Stage 1-4 installations
@flussence That's DigitalOcean's IP space. I would advise contacting firstname.lastname@example.org per https://www.digitalocean.com/legal/acceptable-use-policy/
! Happy birthday Internet! April 7, 1969 was the date of publication for RFC 1, Steve Crocker's proposal for host software for the new Interface Message Processor hardware. https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc1.txt
Did the European Parliament just outlaw the only Europe-made social network with #Article13?
It was only a matter of time. A piece of my High School internet history just died: music during MySpace’s first 12 years just vanished into thin air https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/b2381s/myspace_lost_all_music_uploaded_from_2003_to_2015/
Don't trust platforms to archive your data!
Los Angeles! EFF's @elliotharmon will be presenting at @crashspaceLA next Wednesday 3/20 on how the pervasiveness of digital locks & DRM tech have affected the hacker & tinkerer communities. https://blog.crashspace.org/2019/02/electronic-frontier-foundation-visits-crash-space-in-march/
For context I'm attempting to connect to a managed DigitalOcean database - https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/databases/overview/
#PeertubeAdmin - Is there an option I should be using in my config/production.yaml to connect to a remote Postgres cluster with SSL required? I can't find the necessary documentation on this