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What is Mastodon?

You've probably already read a one-liner like "Mastodon is a federated social network", and most of it makes sense, except that one word "federated" that seems both needlessly pompous and confusingly opaque. Most of the misunderstandings and confusion comes down to what federation means, why it's desirable, and what it offers to users of a service like Mastodon.
November 8th, 2019

Build Process

The code that generates this website is hosted on my Git pier repo I cannot guarantee that it is fit for your purpose, nor that it is anywhere near the best way to achieve what I've done. This is simply the tool I've built for the dual purpose of having a website that I enjoy using, and learning to use node.js and its ecosystem.
October 17th, 2019