Hi, I'm Casey "your friend" Jimmy and this is my eternal AMA
@MrJimmy yes hello, when will your candy instance be up and running
I've got a lot of things to learn before that can happen. Right now the only research that I've done is about top-level domains, which is maybe the most baby step that I can take. Next I need to learn what kind of server hosting options are reliable and feasible, then bone up on what I need to do to run my own mastodon instance. First step is figuring out if I have the smarts, second step is making sure I can finance it. Actual first step is getting over how lazy I am.
@MrJimmy I hear that! I'm only teasing anyway, I just want to see what people's candysonas are 😁
Me 👏 too 👏
My candysona is called Soda Poppin Daddy
@MrJimmy well, I love it
I've a bit of experience running one. It's a little tedious to get going, but it's not that complex really. The tutorial they have does a decent job.
I've a blog post I can toss ya with some maintenance tips I've been using.
Make sure that you get a hosting service that either a) allows for upgrading of disk down the road or b) you can consider attaching CDN type storage. I'm starting to look into the second option for mine, as disk creep is a thing, especially as the DB grows over time. And the cached media, and media you've uploaded.
Theres definitely going to come a time when I'm going to need to ask questions and get tips, so thanks for offering to help out in that regard! I'll keep you on my contact list for it
@MrJimmy Hi Jimmy, what's the best restaurant you've ever been to and what did you have?
Hmmmmm, well my usual chipotle order is a burrito with black beans, white rice, chicken, queso, hot salsa, and cheese, but I like their whole menu.
If we're talking non-"fast" food theres a place in Salem called Paddinton's that does pizza better than any I've ever had. They do a cracker-thin crust and all of their ingredients are fresh and tasty. My buds and I like to order a pepperoni, olive, and sausage mushrooms and enjoy it with a pitcher of blue moon.
@MrJimmy what's your political ideology?
I'm a little between ideologies right now I guess. I used to call myself an egalitarian until like a month ago when I learned that there are people who use the term to advocate things that I do not agree with.
I generally dont follow politics, and dont care much for what a government does as long as they are providing the means for 100% of their people to lead fulfilling lives. There are only two platforms I truly care about: human rights, and the environment
hmmmm, i think the thing I'm most excited about right now is dig into this RPG campaign that i'm supposed to run, it's not going to be happening any time soon, but i've been out of the rotation in my regular group for a while and i'm excited to dive back in!
@MrJimmy any new books on the book shelf?
mmmm, my reading habits have really slowed down
i got my kickstarted copy of the 2nd edition Scion books last week tho, and i'm pretty stoked about those
@MrJimmy don’t know scion. What is it?
scion, rpg talk
it is a tabletop roleplaying game where you play as a demigod in a modern earth having to go on adventures while you hide the fact that you have fantastic gifts granted from your divine parents
@MrJimmy whoa nice!
oh, if you know louisa from my instance, her brother is one of the major contributors to the new edition!
small world huh?
@MrJimmy whoa that’s wild! Louisa is a very good poster.
yeah! she's all time!
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