https://freeradical.zone/ is way #under1000.
I’ve had a hard time going cold turkey with birdsite but it gets easier by the day. I still think of it as the early service that was new and different and exciting and wasn’t being used as a machine for spreading hate. I need to break that habit, but it’s hard.
This morning I drank deeply of that cesspool and was shocked at how horrible it is. Was it always that bad and I was just used to it, or has it taken a recent and sharp turn for the worse? I don’t know. Either way, here we are.
I’ve been committed to Free Radical since its launch, and I want to publicly and explicitly reaffirm this: we’re here for the long haul. The world needs a good, distributed, self-hosted social media network and I think that we’ve found it. I might not have posted a lot lately – life happens – but I’m here for you.
Let’s build something good!
Free Radical is now on Mastodon v2.0.0.
Free Radical celebrates its 200th verified user.
The victory parade was well attended.
Free Radical is now on Mastodon v1.6.1.
Several times I’ve compared this instance to my living room. I think that’s a powerful and accurate analogy and I’d like to explain what I mean by that.
The server was down from about July 5, 2017 11:30AM PDT to about July 6 8:15AM PDT. I rushed off an apt-get update and didn’t check its results before rushing off to something else. Sorry for any inconvenience!
I’ve set up monitoring with Uptime Robot to notify me about any future outages so you won’t be sitting in the dark.
Mastodon is our nice little safe haven away from the rest of the world. No one wants to see it packed with ad content, so we’ve all put things like “no commercial stuff!” in our site descriptions and patted ourselves on the backs.
When companies discover Mastodon and come calling, none of that is going to help one bit.
On June 18, 2017 – a little over two months after launch – Free Radical got its 100th verified user. Onward and upward!
I made a celebratory baked potato, but since no one showed up to share it, I ate it myself.