One of the unexpected joys of the fediverse over other places is the addition of weird domains appended on to everyone's usernames.

It makes the web feel like more than just four websites again.

It's both a signal of a smaller more intimate internet and also a larger and far more diverse internet at the same time! it's really fun knowing your instance is being hosted on a ThinkPad with no display, in someone's drawer somewhere

@JacksonBates @kitsune Mine's out in the open for better cooling, but it does have a half-broken keyboard as well.

@mark @kitsune i had my old ThinkPad running as a personal home server and also ran PiHole on it.

Trouble was, everytime we had a power cut and then came back online (or someone knocked the power plug), the laptop needed to be logged into again before we could get the family internet working.

Ended up being too much of a pain.


@JacksonBates @mark @kitsune Yea, this tends to be the main issues with home servers.

It really is a hobby, you have to make sure you'll still be interesting in patching, and upgrading for many years into the future if it's something you and your family rely on.

I much prefer managed instances.

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