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rjw  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 5, 2017

I got hooked on Mastodon, which is a new (few months old) implementation of GNUSocial which is an attempt to build a decentralised social network. In this case this means that instead of having a single organisation run the whole social network you have multiple groups of people running their own websites (called 'instances') that can talk to each other. So if you're signed up on one instance you can see the posts (called 'toots') of users on another instance. More or less. It's not a 100% perfect system but it's a really interesting experiment.

I cancelled my tenancy so I need to find somewhere new in London to live by the 17th of this month. There are an abundance of places that need tenants here, but it's hard to find something I really like. Meh. I need to get my life together. Other than the usual systemic facts of life (gotta go to work, gotta get up in the morning, gotta clean the house, none of these can really be avoided so it's not worth worrying) all the misery in my life comes from me being lazy and not just fucking doing the things I need to do. I have a really bad habit of becoming really really fatalistic about my own inability to do anything.