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Becka Sutton @Shutsumon@tootplanet.space

@woozle I sent you an email. Did you get it?

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That feeling when you lie down for a moment mid-afternoon and suddenly it's 10pm and the cat is crying for her dinner...

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current mood:

an uncut video of someone installing windows 98 from THIRTY-NINE FLOPPY DISKS

youtu.be/zWuJxKtF3gk

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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!"

@Prince_Herb did you see the rota team said I could have the hols I requested

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@PrinceHerb Rota team have said I can have my requested holiday 😃

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@Shutsumon they were the only advertiser I actively whitelisted, because their business model - curated static ads competing in a fair and open market - was the only one that felt honest. The internet feels a little colder, now.

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Oh no! Project Wonderful - onbe of the only (if not the only) ethical ad serving place out there is closing down August 1st projectwonderful.com/thanks.ph

Oh no! Project Wonderful - onbe of the only (if not the only) ethical ad serving place out there is closing down August 1st projectwonderful.com/thanks.ph

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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.