So yesterday i spent some time setting up a personal instance of mastodon. It was quite the ride, because i goofed up at one point and had to start over. This resulted into my connection to other servers being weird, and me being unable to follow certain people. But all that is over now, so i'm going to try using @robin for a while and see what happens. It's a bit like hosting your own e-mail server; you don't have to, but it's nice that you can. Oh, and setting up an e-mail server can also be a pain.
From the research i've done, the only major downside of running your own instance is that the local and federated timeline are rather empty. So your home timeline is the only really useful one. You'll need to login to other instances to get a proper federated timeline and really 'explore' the fediverse.
Trying to give this “minimalism” thing a try; https://theminimalistvegan.com/what-is-minimalism/ The start is easy since I have a lot of stuff I don’t really need. Not buying stuff I don’t need is going to be more difficult.
Just finished watching the red pill documentary. It's very strange because I've always been pro-feminism but right now I feel I can be pro men's rights activism at the same time. Both at oppressed in certain areas and both suffer from "what's expected of them". Especially the amount of domestic abuse victims being men surprised me. And the little amount of understanding / support they receive for it.
What's your opinion on these "complete food" solutions such as soylent? I'm trying out the U.K. based "Huel" now.