A year ago, almost to the day I was procrastinating from completing my Masters thesis by trying to setup a Mastodon instance on my web server. But with little success I finally had to accept that academia was more important than side projects so I set it aside and focused on my thesis.
One year on and I've had to set aside the majority of my computing pursuits in favour of focusing on a career in architecture. But every so often you get that niggle to try and complete something challenging so I've finally managed to get my own Mastodon instance setup. I have to say it doesn't feel any easier today than it was was a year ago... But I've done it, and hopefully I'll get around to submitting some revisions to the documentation to help others in the same boat as me.