My partner and I are supposed to move to Ireland, from the USA, in a month. Still haven't found any housing. Gah!
Anyone know anyone who may be able to help us out? We're both artists/academics, and my partner has a job already at UCD in Dublin. We just need a place to land, even if its temporary. House sitting, apartment, house rental, private rooms, we're open to anything within 1 hour commute to Dublin via public transit.
If you know anyone who could help we would greatly appreciate it! We're almost in despair-mode 😅
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@bigzaphod You've probably found these two from google - main listing sites are daft.ie and myhome.ie
If you're flexible on location, that can make a big difference to cost.
https://www.gaffologist.com - quick overview of prices
http://irishtechcommunity.com - community slack (including many people who've moved from the US to IE)
@bigzaphod I do and happy to answer any questions. TLDR: Great if you’re a remote tech worker (although 5hr tz diff to US). Housing relatively expensive in cities but more reasonable if you pick a rural area. Good health care / education. Very mild climate.
As one of the main Mastodon developers, I can't promise you that Mastodon will be a complete and exact Twitter replacement for you, but it may fit your use-cases, at least it does for me.
Just keep in mind that it is not exactly the same thing, some core design decisions are different (there isn't an unique centrally-governed website, but many interconnected servers operated by different individuals and organizations) and thus the tradeoffs can be different as well.
While I personally don't think Mastodon should aim at being an exact replacement to Twitter, I do hope Mastodon can be useful to more people wanting an alternative to Twitter! And I know there are lots of room for improvement, on things we do know, and on things we don't.
Also keep in mind that Mastodon is developed by only two core developers payed through a non-profit funded through sponsorship, grants and donations, so please be patient!