@cadadr things that would force me to spend more time & money:

* as few as 3 more active users
* more moderation requests (btw i currently choose to moderate trending hashtags)

@cadadr

context: i run a tiny instance with a handful of active users, one step above a single-user instance.

technical skill: i was a sysadmin for 20+ years. start to finish i'd call intermediate difficulty, but that includes writing my own backup scripts, using swapfiles to reduce my memory consumption/pay less monthly, &c

dedicated time: couple hours a month max, after the initial setup

costs: i pay about $25/mo for a server with 3GiB RAM & 30GiB disk plus a 50GiB backup partition

i slept 11 hours last night and ate three cheeseburgers of my own making for "lunch" (late afternoon). my entire everything is out of whack.

now it's 9pm/21:00 and i want to go out and... what? ride my bike in tight circles? get into a fistfight? i have NO idea what is in my own heart

food, panic buying bullshit 

gah

dunno if it's my internet provider, wireless or Nintendo's European servers, but even after updating my DNS i can't get my airport gates to stay open! :(

@em i hear you, and i'm certainly paying off my latest home improvement by crafting the heck out of 'em, but i just wanna catch a FEW fish sometime again

I've never liked gaming online because so many humans are awful. now that Animal Crossing has seduced me, I'm actually looking into what other games I have (and I have many) where I could game online.

is this a terrible idea

work 

animal crossing 

also noted that for the first time the sun actually touched the outside wall of this nw-facing apt at about 16:00 today, and it's just barely past the equinox. that's seriously so exciting!

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cleaned the surfaces of my tiny balcony for my first time since living here (6mo) and probably for the first time in 3 years. it's like a different world out there. going to be precious during this coming housebound period.

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