I’ve been playing around with a Pleroma instance with https://tribes.host and must say that the customisation features are far more functional than with Mastodon.
Perhaps I’ll take another shot at installing Pleroma on my server instead of Mastodon...
I thought I’d check out a hosted Pleroma solution with https://tribes.host. I know it should be considered in beta, but so far their service isn’t working and I’ve not received any response to an email I sent them 😞
Reminder: host your own fedi platform!
#Pleroma is lightweight enough to easily run a small instance (family-sized) on a simple Raspberry Pi. It even comes with Mastodon’s UI plus you can install your own frontendsv like Bloat, Halcyon, Fedi FE (Soon™), Sengi, and a bunch of others.
#Mastodon is a bit heavier but should™ house a couple of users on a single-board computer and is a bit more user-friendly.
#MissKey is the heaviest of the three and by far the most attractive and featureful (imo).
Thank you for coming to my TED Talk
I spent £72.46 (saving £1.50) on fuel, £2.16 on a coffee. In return, I received a “free” reusable cup made from bamboo (I actually quite like it) and the privilege of carrying around a full tank of fuel, which will ultimately use up more fuel due to the extra weight.
Proof that vouchers always end up costing something 😂
I get sent vouchers to use at Shell fuel stations but they usually expire before I can use them.
I currently had 2 active vouchers; one for £0.03 off per litre of fuel and one for a free reusable cup if I buy a Costa coffee.
Wanting something for nothing, I drove past my nearest BP fuel station to go to Shell, filled my tank all the way up and spent £2.16 on a coffee.
I usually only stick £40 of fuel into the car at a time and never buy coffee.
@matt Did many other people join your instance using the cards you left dotted around? Did you consider using NFC tags?
I want to get some friends and family onto the fediverse (via Blimey Social, obviously) but it takes some getting used to.
Personally, I think the different feeds are very logical and the mute/block features make it easy to ignore anything you don’t want to see.
The only problem is that people get stuck in their ways and don’t want to move away from the “safe” services. That begs the question, how did everyone start using Twitter and Facebook in the first place?
Husband (almost), father, train driver, animal lover and creator of this Mastodon instance.
This is a private instance for family and friends only.