"holly why do you run your own instance instead of using someone else's"
💬 "well, it's a great learning experience, i think it's important to the ideals of federation that there be a wide selection of instances to choose from rather than everyone piling into a few big ones, and it's as good a hobby as anything else"
💭 "modifying the code for shitposts"
@petra i'm not actually good at it but i posted an eight-option poll, and some one-option polls
also random posts appear in comic sans in the web view here
@petra nah the poll stuff is literally like, changing a hardcoded constant from 4 to 20, and another from 1 to 0
the comic sans thing was harder but i just had to expose the post id in a different place than usual so i could target it with css
@petra come on i'm sure you could do it if you knew where to look
and i'm sure you could figure out where to look by doing one recursive grep
@monorail this is so much purer than my reason, which was "if I make my own instance then I get to be IN CHARGE and make MY OWN RULES"
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