Note to self: don't go viral on Mastodon again before I've upgraded the server I run my instance on. This is the load average for today...

is decentralised - not just as a protocol, but in DNS terms as well, as this chart shows. Only 2% of Mastodon accounts are on instances that have .com domains (vs ~50% of regular websites), and only 33% on the "legacy" gTLDs (.com, .net & .org). "New" gTLDs are by far the most common TLD for Mastodon server names. Source:

Looking at a diff of hex dumps of the .phar files created under each scenario, apart from some trailing binary, the only change seems to be some bytes being swapped from 0x33 to 0x12

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The personal Mastodon instance of Gavin Brown.