Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Another change. *sigh*

Well, I've decided against hosting my own federated instance as I was just having too mane problems. So, you can find me at hidingfromfb@mastodon.social instead. You can find and connect with my from any instance you happen to join, though. That's how federation works.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Fediverse Update

My first attempt at getting something set up was with Friendica. I struggled with that for a couple of days but just couldn't get it done. The documentation for it was either incomplete or incorrect. And depending on where I looked, it was vastly different from anything else. Even the official method in the install.md contained in the downloaded compressed file didn't work. Just nothing but errors and problems even getting my browser to connect to it.

So I gave up on that and moved to Hubzilla instead, and it just works. I got it up and running on the first attempt. Easy as pie, as they say. Now I just need to get it configured the way I want and get it plugged in to the fediverse.

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

How To Contact Me

So I've been giving my online footprint some thought lately, and I have decided to go non-centralized and secure FOSS. Except for Twitter and Gmail. I still use those for a lot of things.

I'll be moving to Friendica for social networking as soon as I can find the time to get it set up on my server. I decided to go with this because of the ability to communicate with almost every other decentralized network around today.

I'm kicking Facebook to the curb for many reasons, but mostly it's because of the incessant ads and their insistence to show me what they think I need to see. It's just about impossible to get them to show me all posts in chronological order for everyone I follow. If they don't think I would be interested in seeing a particular post from someone, I don't get it see it in my main feed. That is not acceptable. I should be the one to decide what I want to see. Period.

For instant messaging and chat, I'm moving over to the Matrix network. I could set up my own server for this, but honestly that seems like more trouble than it's worth. So, I'll be on matrix.org and can be reached at @artcspgs:matrix.org. I'm using the Element client for this and highly recommend it. It's pretty awesome.

I'm on Twitter at @artcspgs.

If you know my phone number, you can text me. Please don't call. I don't like using the phone very much any more. Text me.

If you know my email address, you can email me or use Gmail chat. It works well.

I'll be posting more about Friendica when I get around to getting it set up, and Matrix. You can google and find more information about them in the meantime.

Watch this space for more information.

Another change. *sigh*

Well, I've decided against hosting my own federated instance as I was just having too mane problems. So, you can find me at hidingfromfb...