I've been essentially inactive publicly for a couple of years. I'll
have more information in time, but the past couple of years have given
me a lot of time to reflect and redefine parts of myself.
This is step toward surfacing.
Mastodon was far too much load on my server. And while the sever is
just a dinky like 1-vCPU VPS, it shouldn't _need_ any more than that; I
barely use Mastodon and I will not upgrade my server (and incur greater
costs for it).
Pleroma is compatible with Mastodon (based on ActivityPub) and much more
efficient. We'll see how I like it. My account transfer is happening
right now; the fediverse is a wonderful thing. :)
For some more context: Mastodon was fine for years, but after Musk's
takeover of Twitter and increased adoption of Mastodon, my sever became
burdened by all these new instances, despite _my_ use of it being
Figures will have margins on the left and right sides by default, unless
explicitly denoted "inline". The caption will also be a lighter typeface
rather than bold. When the figure caption appears at the bottom, it will
have a top border.
I'll be using this to show example HTML code and then output it as actual
HTML to be rendered as part of the article. Otherwise the HMTL has to be
duplicated and maintained in multiple places.
An alternative is to include a file, but that is much less convenient for
I hate Markdown as a format for disciplined writing, especially when I want
macros (mostly semantic), indexes, and such. I was originally going to use
LaTeX with Pandoc, but it lacks support for inline HTML and such, and I do
not want to distract too much from the work that I want to be doing.
Over the past year, my GNU Social timeline has gone almost completely
silent; it seems that many people have moved to Mastodon and maybe those
instances have stopped federating.
Further, GNU Social development has been stalled for a long time.
So this seems like an inevitable decision to give Mastodon a try. I'll
start by following people and will post both on here and GNU Social
initially. See https://social.mikegerwitz.com.
Was finally published. This year they included the slides in the video,
which is perfect, since this was a technical talk that used the slides to
demonstrate the commands, and I actually did some stuff on the computer
during the talk.
Though the PIP did slightly cut off some commands; see the PDF or Org
sources for the full commands.