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now i want to work on minimalist activitypub relays and p2p clients in rust

instances are technologically bad there's just not much more to it. it's a nice shortcut that got many people here quickly but fuuuuuck i don't want to maintain that

@CobaltVelvet Yeah, I just did the upgrades for my 2-person instance, and it's way more hassle than it needs to be

@bamfic it's one centralized thing where user data is stored in plain text and exchanged. it's a single point of failure, a single point of uhh leaking, basically has way more authority and private content that it should. it's practical because it makes the software simpler, but at a cost in reliability, privacy, and decentralization.

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