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Federated Networks, Free Speech and Other Easy Topics

Okay, today I’m going to talk about an easy topic that probably has been discussed a million times in the last few weeks by people way smarter than I am. Yet, some of you might actually care about someone else’s perspective. Recently, Alex Jones has been all over every kind of media outlet, because his fish oil shop conspiracy website InfoWars was banned from two kinda important websites: YouTube and Facebook....

Mastodon in Docker and AWS

By now, you’ve likely heard about Mastodon, which is all the rage right now. It is, functionality wise, a (almost) perfect replacement for ~~the birdsite~ Twitter. Lately, Twitter has become a cesspool infested with people that I do not want in my filter bubble community. Since Mastodon is federated one can run their own instance. Running stuff is hard though, especially in production and becomes exponentially harder if more people start using it....