I recently switched from Mastodon to Pleroma, for no real reason in specific other than: Pleroma is far less resource intensive. Setting up Pleroma was a breeze compared to setting up Mastodon–I remember having a great deal of trouble. I enjoy the simpler interface as well. While Pleroma doesn’t have all of the flashy features mastodon does, I don’t need or use them anyway.
The blog got some visual updates! Most of the content is now a single column, with any meta information, like my bio and external links, are under the content.
Update: July 2019
While we’re a couple of days into August already, a July status update is better late than never! Most of my July has been spent getting myself organized at my day job and assessing my workload after my coworker, whom previously shared my workload, left the company, leaving me as the sole Systems Engineer/IT “Help Desk”/Web Developer at my company. I wear a lot of hats, but so far the workload has been quite manageable.
Update: May 2019
It’s been a year and a half since starting this version of the blog. Behind the scenes, it’s been through a lot. Originally hosted on a Vultr VPS, this blog had been passed around to Linode, it had a long stay on a prgmr.com instance, and currently resides on a Linode instance again. As I host more and more things for myself and others, I’ve found I need to take more care into how much load another website might add, etc.
There Once Was a Sysadmin...
That sysadmin really enjoyed working on silly programs in his free time, he even runs a few websites! Oftentimes, this sysadmin is fairly surprised he has a real job as a Systems Engineer/Web Developer.