In my investigations on the state of Fediverse services, I happened across an interesting little individual ActivityPub server called Ktistec. I already run my own Mastodon instance for myself and some friends, but I couldn't resist setting it up to see if it might serve as a better home for long-form posts or any other kind of content I might want to document for myself.
After about a week of messing around with Ktistec, I've definitely found the format of a more traditional solo blog to be a way more appealing use of ActivityPub. As a self-hoster, it feels way better to only be responsible for myself as a consumer of my services. Content moderation is a serious concern the moment that someone running a federated service opens registrations to people that they don't have any personal connection to and so I expect federated service instances to only really thrive in situations where an instance admin only needs to be responsible for themselves and perhaps a small group of friends or acquaintances that can be trusted.
But regardless of the future of federated services, I've found another interesting ActivityPub blogging software called WriteFreely that also provides a comparable experience to Ktistec and so I've decided to give this software a pilot run as well to see how I get on with it.
As before, expect any posts to vary wildly depending on which of my particular interests I end up feeling motivated to discuss. I make no apology for how long-winded I tend to get when it comes to these things, especially since I'm more likely to skip posting entirely if all I have to say would fit inside of a few hundred characters; a lesson learned from multiple woefully neglected micro-blogging accounts over the years.
For now, I leave you with a quote from some recent studies in to Existentialism.
Man is condemned to be free. Condemned because he did not create himself, yet is nevertheless at liberty, and from the moment he is thrown into this world he is responsible for everything he does. ― Jean-Paul Sartre
delcakeThe number of video games is too dang high.
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