When reading about mastodon's back up processes, they all focus on how the instance admin can / should keep data backups. Is there any info on what users can do in the event their instance vanishes?

I would imagine I would lose everything in this instance, but there should be a way to export / save the list of users I follow from other instances. Anything else?

Hi, all -- Thanks for the suggestions, ideas, and comments on my question about a FOSS Academic Linux cloud stack.

I wrote up a blog post compiling all the suggestions. I hope I did your comments justice.

See fossacademic.tech/2021/02/07/C

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Hey all!

I'm a mathematician by degree, with industry experience in cryptography research (University), Finance (Blackrock), Fashion (Farfetch) and Biotech (Amyris).

I enjoy Behavioural Economics and Policy Making. In particular, how we can make decisions and unite as a society when the best policy impacts some people negatively. The best example I'm aware of is automation, which leads to many unemployed people but I'd argue it is good overall.

I'd love to hear your ideas

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