Just setting up a quick Mastodon instance to test some compatibility is a pain. Using test accounts on public instances is also unreliable, because many instances are already overloaded and I don’t want to create spam. So I got a new DigitalOcean account with a $200 starter credit…
DigitalOcean has a simplified Mastodon setup and now I can try to improve my ActivityPub implementation during the next two months and then probably have to create a new DigitalOcean account.
By the way, happy holidays! 🎄 My family’s Christmas wasn’t as expected. On Wednesday evening I got sick (I guess it’s RSV). But my girlfriend and my sister are also sick. 🤒 Today is my first day without fever, but it doesn’t feel like that.