That feeling when you lie down for a moment mid-afternoon and suddenly it's 10pm and the cat is crying for her dinner...
These are not unique to mastodon, however. These are costs of running a social media website at all - fediverse or otherwise.
You're running and managing a service. Other people will rely on you to keep that service up and running. That's a much higher cost than the dollars involved.
A larger instance doesn't just cost a little bit more money, it also requires far more labor hours to maintain.
Running a mastodon instance means things like, getting online in the morning and discovering that a stupid clock error on your server's machine took down your instance several hours ago while you were asleep, or coming back from dinner to discover that your instance was flooded and crashed by a bunch of celeb-fandom teenagers...
I'm seeing a bunch of posts today about how hosting a mastodon admin doesn't cost a lot of money, and first I want to say that this is true; you can run an instance on $10-20/mo entirely reasonably.
But I don't want anyone to forget that there is a labor cost in running and maintaining an instance. It's not just pushing a button and feeding in some money, it's also monitoring your server and keeping it secure and handling reports and doing upgrades and all fo that.
Me: *has serious and important online conversation*
Conversation partner: "It's hard to type atm because cat on my arm."
Me: "please do [important thing] becau-... I WANT CAT, SEND ME CAT VIA MESSENGER, GIVVVVE!"
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it's not gonna get fixed overnight, so if you can, put that out of your head (or learn to deal with it just being there regardless), as best you can, imo.
not any more than the same tune yards album i've been playing for a week, because that shit is in my head for...well, however long it wants to be there, frankly. :P *hint*
@PrinceHerb Rota team have said I can have my requested holiday 😃
Happy Monday, gorgeous fediversians.
Have you eaten yet? Did you take your meds? Do you need more water? Do you have scheduled time for yourself today?
We're gonna do what we're gonna today and everyday. Make sure you get what you need. Make it a habit. Make your wellness part of your daily routine.
It really helps.