With Twitter being a mess at the moment, I decided to try out Mastodon as an alternative. Mastodon is a federated social media platform, built on top of a protocol called ActivityPub. It can be self-hosted, letting you own your data, and I wanted to do so using Nomad as a cluster orchestrator. This post shows how I did it, and will hopefully inspire you to give Mastodon a try if you haven’t already! You can find me on the Fediverse at @[email protected] 🐘.