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Hey there! I run this instance because I love the idea of the Fediverse, and want to provide a space for people to be themselves, and share their ideas and work.

If you'd like to help me out with the cost of running this instance, it's appreciated, but by no means required. Here are some options if you still wish to contribute!

Donate via Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/caffeinewriter

Rent a VPS from Vultr using my affiliate link: vultr.com/?ref=7219044

Or a VPS from DigitalOcean: m.do.co/c/22c929ec358a

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So, a little detail about the setup, for later:

* Running on a tiny VPS right now. (1GB RAM)
* Media is uploaded to Wasabi, and served via BunnyCDN to help with worldwide latency (using the Volume Tier POPs)
* This was fun to set up. :)

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Hello! I'm Caff/Caffeinewriter/Brandon! I'm the creator of this instance. I'm a programmer, I play video games, sometimes while people watch, and I like to do new and exciting things.

I just want to live somewhere where it rains all the time.

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Slow, imperfect progress is better than none at all.

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Keybase integration is live! Visit your keybase profile, click on "Prove more identities", and search for takeoverthe.world, and you'll be good to go! Enjoy folks :) Thanks to @mlsteele and @xgess for flipping on the integration :)

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This seems like a very sustainable method of adding Mastodon to keybase.

/cc @BestGirlGrace

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I've sent in our Keybase config to Keybase, so we should have identity verification up for those who want it soon :)

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And we're back! Welcome to the future! And by the future, I mean Mastodon v2.8.0

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If you want gentle DM reminders when you forget to include alt text for an image in a toot, follow @alt_text .

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Happy Trans Day of Visibility!

Here's a fun fact for you today: Trans people have always existed.

My personal speciality is documenting the lives of trans people in Medieval Europe. If you'd like to find out more about this topic, feel free to read my threads:

About a trans woman who lived in London in the 14th century mastodon.social/web/statuses/1

And about a 13th century French poem which discusses a transmac person's gender-questioning mastodon.social/web/statuses/1

I just wanna say hi to all the new arrivals! Hope you enjoy your stay on this instance! If you're so inclined, I'd also love to hear how you find this instance in particular :)

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~nilaky has updated their #SOTD: Bob Ross Remixed | Happy Little Clouds | PBS Digital Studios < youtube.com/watch?v=YLO7tCdBVr >

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~caff has updated their #SOTD: I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME - Do It All The Time < youtube.com/watch?v=hXzPxBhhmY >

Apex Legends is the first Battle Royale game where I still have fun if I get stomped.

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So I just checked to see how much 7 days of remote backups of my instance's Postgres database cost me last month. The answer? Less than 4 cents. 😍

I haven't had a whole lot of time to hang around the fediverse lately (other than ensuring this instance and @sotd both keep from imploding), but hopefully I'll have some cool stuff coming up. (And some games to give away)

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Take Over The World

90% Cool people, 10% world domination. Be excellent to each other, with a hint of taking over the world.

Rules:

  • No harassment, slurs, and generally, just be nice!
  • Be excellent to each other!


This is a laid back instance administered by one person, @caffeinewriter.

Support @Caffeinewriter/this instance on Ko-Fi