@bhtooefr@calvin That, and this may be the case, you really need to have a strong in-instance community to interact with. With just four users, it very much looks like "I'll start my own instance with blackjack and hookers".
@bhtooefr@calvin Yeah. There's definitely a good justification for going on a big instance. Part of that depends on how you want to use it and I think that's part of what makes it a liiiiittle bit of a thing that essentially presents itself as "for" techno-elites.
@calvin@bhtooefr We'll see. and it was noted on bolix yesterday that we are on an old version (I guess 1.6 and 2 is out?) so that was a bit of a thing. that may make it better, but the pictures I've seen on the GitHub still show this interface, so there's that.
@bhtooefr@coryw FreeBSD seems to be the only distro/OS maintaining their own pkg with any effort, so I use that - I could deploy it myself, but it's mixed Rails *and* Node, which is a hassle, and I ain't got time to figure out and baby Docker, especially in a weird situation.
@Strog@bhtooefr@coryw shit, I remembered I could do that - I rarely use FreeBSD (gotta be patriotic with OpenBSD, or NOT GIVE A FUCK with Debian) so the thought hasn't popped into my mind - I'll likely run it over again soonish and see. Thanks!
@Strog@calvin@coryw Aha. Myself I use ports instead of binary packages, and use Synth to build them, so I'm getting the latest that my ports tree will give me. (Although I decided against running my own instance for Reasons™ that turned out to be good for federation reasons anyway.)