Hello, and welcome to the Fediverse!
No, I didn't say Metaverse, I said Fediverse! That's a whole different thing that is also the product of a billionaire playboy driving a multi-billion dollar enterprise into the ground.
You may have known me as Libertardian on Twitter, or the branded Fantranslation.org account that is now just @admin.
You're probably wondering why I'm even here. After all, I've got plenty of comments on The Orange Site™ talking about how decentralized social media is kind of a bad idea.
And I still stand by that.
On the other hand, Twitter is kind of dying right about now, and all the other programmers I follow are also jumping ship to Mastodon. So, consider this profile as having been signed "under protest", so to speak.
You'll also notice I'm self-hosting. Quite honestly, I wanted to see if I could run this on my existing AWS infra for less than it costs to get a blue checkmark.
Another advantage is that I get to set my own block lists. The bad news is, I have to set my own block lists!
(Yes, I know about the lists that people trade around, but those happen to ban *most of Japan* because Pixiv.)
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!