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Are there any ActivityPub applications that will deploy on shared hosting with WordPress-like requirements?
ie, something that only requires Apache/mySQL/PHP?
Preferably without using masses of chron jobs as well.
I just think that until hosting your own AP instance is as simple as the WP "5 minute install" *which normally takes me less than 2!), the #fediverse isn't really going to take off

There was something I wanted to post on my main account, but mastodon.social appears to be spending a year dead for tax purposes - any one know what's up, or has Gagron just been editing files on a live server again?

So, here we are, posting from my newly sidegraded laptap, now renamed Shenzhou after one of my fave Star Trek ships.
Running Ubuntu Mate _x64 18.04, just trying to find drivers for my graphics, because the redraw rate is pretty slow.
Hopefully will soon get back to editing and uploading photos.

Just found out that this laptop is one of the worst reviewed, ever - no wonder the bloke in PC World was so willing to chuck extra stuff at me to get rid of 2 of the things!
Just about to replace the hard drive...

Might have to try Ubuntu Mate next - I've had that running in a dual monitor setup before, although that was a few versions back.
Planning on removing the hard drive on this laptop tomorrow and fitting a spare 120Gb drive I have lying around, installing some variant of Ubuntu on that - hopefully by tomorrow night I should be running a full setup for my photography.
All I have to do then is save up for a new machine!

Well, that was ... weird...
Lubuntu recognised my dual external monitor setup on boot, Ububtu... didn't...
Instead, it defaults to the laptops screen, and to get it to recognise either of the external monitors, I had to unplug the HDMI cable, at which point it picked up the VGA one.
Then it's switch primary from laptop to VGA, turn off laptop screen, then plug in HDMI again, and switch that to primary!
And apparently, this is a known bug in Ubuntu Gnome, so I would have to keep redoing it...

Using 's seriously underpowered laptop here running Win 10 - takes 3-4 minutes to boot to desktop, then another 5-6 minutes to start 2.8 with the extensions pack.
Just installed 18.04 on a USB stick, with Gimp 2.8 and the extensions repository - from cold boot to Gimp being useable took 3 1/2 minutes...
I think I forsee a dual boot system in my not too distant future...
(I just want to try the full fat first...)

Junk Culture @ L2, Liverpool, 5th July 2001.
Unfortunately, these are all highly cropped scans.

Vigilance @ The Astley Rifleman, Staleybridge, 6th September 2012

I'm amused that my photos get far more love here on Masto than they do on - even though none of the bands I follow or worked with are on here!

JI @ The Masque, Liverpool, 28th August 2003.
This was the Beach Party gig with Atonal and Junk Culture, where the sound engineer turned up 3 hours late, and Atonal turned up without a drummer.
A mix of highly cropped scans from an SLR and frames from a low end digital camera.

I'm really going to have to borrow my wife's new computer more often - over the past couple of days, in quite short bursts, I've scanned in 4 batches of old photos, and edited a few more - something that would take days on this old thing.
I would go out and buy myself a new box, but it's my 10th wedding anniversary in Jan, and I'm planning on an expensive weekend in London, going to see a couple of shows...
New computer to keep me happy, or keep the wife happy...

2.10 is here!!
**runs off to download**
**does happy dance**
**realise got to leave for work soon**
**does sad dance**

Milk @ Star And Garter, Manchester, 28th June 2001.
Taken from a recently discovered old batch of photos that I've just scanned.
I think these were taken with a 35mm compact rather than an SLR, hence the poor quality.

NoMad @ DEVA Club, Chester, 22nd April 2003.
A mix of frames from a low end digital camera and heavily cropped scans from an SLR.

Junk Culture take the capital by storm - 18th April 2003, a bunch of lads from Liverpool open up at The Barfly, one of London's most famous smaller venues, sell the place out, and almost cause a riot.

Getting back to some editing after several days writing - there is an post I want to do tomorrow!).
As part of my research for this wiki-writing I've been doing, it's amazing how much time I've been spending on The Wayback Machine on The Internet Archive, digging up old, dead sites.
I'm even more shocked how often I've ended up resorting to Myspace!
(Having said that, Myspace is increasingly looking better from a UI POV than F***b**k... ;) )

sandbox @ Jabez Clegg, Manchester, 15th April 2004.
A mix of scans from an SLR, and images from a low-end digital camera.

Not doing much in the way of photography or photoediting for the next few days - working on my CampNaNo entry,
Generally, my entries are fiction, but this year I'm writing some Wiki entries for the new madCam site.
Somehow I missed the first week entirely, but somehow I've nearly caught up, I'm currently about a day behind.
Still got some photos to do for an post on Saturday, so I'll still be posting.

Gravity Switch @ Satans Hollow, Manchester, 20th April 2003.