I have joined Diaspora about 3 years ago when I was discovering all the FOSS/decentralized stuff, and I have been using the Framasphere pod (by Framasoft) since then.
Let's be honest, I wasn't really active these last months, but I have been wanting to host my own instance for a few years. As I have been managing (and using, a lot) mstdn.io, a Mastodon instance, for a few months, it happens that both use Ruby on Rails, so I was able to understand the Diaspora documentation much better.
I will write a tutorial on how to setup a pod in the coming days.
It's holding well for the moment, and I can upgrade anytime.
I'm realizing I should have bought diasp.io over dspr.io... I guess it's too late haha!
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