Pinned toot
Abhinav boosted

I just moved my #Mastodon account from to @abnv. I can't believe how smooth it was. Took 5 minutes!

Abhinav boosted

Watching Mastodon Sidekiq logs is a very unhealthy obsession.

Abhinav boosted

Got a #Mastodon server up and running in 2 hours with 240 lines of #NixOS code. Nix is amazing!

Abhinav boosted

Timeline of a new Mastodon user:

Day 1: this sucks servers are confusing and why is my feed empty

Day 2: why is there no quote tweet this is dumb

Day 3: mastodon better make some changes if it wants to compete with tw_tter

Day 7: hm, people are really nice here

Day 10: loving the no ads and real conversations



Abhinav boosted

I kinda love the vibe that every niche has it's mastodon instance. If you want to know what's happening in that field, you can just browse the local posts. No need for lists and following massive amounts of stuff.

So this is what happens behind the scene when you post a toot. All of sends requests to your server within seconds. I can imagine why Mastodon instances are so overloaded these days.

Abhinav boosted
Abhinav boosted
Abhinav boosted

Almost 180k new users joined #mastodon yesterday, a new record. This third #twitterMigration wave happened after Musk's Twitter 2.0 ultimatum to #Twitter workers. Each wave is stronger than the previous one. Here is my updated plot showing the three consecutive waves.

Abhinav boosted

Long post on self hosting labour 

I've been thinking about mastodon hosting and whether the labour of running an instance for friends and family makes sense.

@abnv and I have been talking about it on and off, and he's way more bullish on the idea than I am. Looking at the blow up, I'm starting to realise how much work an instance is, and how much we take for granted on Twitter and co.

Abhinav boosted
PLEASE BOOST: Right now Mastodon is only receiving appr. $21,000/month through Patreon.

This is not enough to handle the 1 million new accounts that will be made this week.

Currently, only 4,720 patrons are donating to Mastodon.

However, if everyone chips in $2/month, this will ensure the continued survival of Mastodon!

Be a hero! Donate now!

Holding off moving completely to self-hosted instance till it reaches better feature parity with Mastodon. One thing I'll definitely miss is the Glitch-soc UI.

Show thread
Abhinav boosted

kind of disappointed by the nixcon/ #nix / #nixos talks, didnt really find myself gripped or inspired by any of the talks. really want some talks about *programming in nix*, or using nixpkgs derivations and builders, etc. something a level more complex than the nix pills but more narrativized than ctrl-f'ing the nixpkgs docs... who will show me how callPackage works under the hood or how to implement plugin patterns in my nixpkgs?

I've been running Debirdify every day and it's nice to see my following numbers climbing with each day.

Show older

A Mastodon instance for programming language theorists and mathematicians. Or just anyone who wants to hang out.