Ciarán Ainsworth

is creating Federated Services for Folklorists

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patrons

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I'm a technology enthusiast, folklorist, and musician who is passionate about introducing people to free and open alternatives to their current social and software solutions. I currently host a federated Funkwhale server and a Mastodon instance to provide a free and federated alternative to Soundcloud/Spotify and Twitter respectively. I also host a Matrix server to provide a free/open alternative to Facebook Messenger and other chat apps.

This Patreon is intended to help pay for hosting costs at Digital Ocean, mailing costs at Mailgun, storage costs at AWS, and for any monitoring/backups/load balancing tools I may need to introduce in future. Currently I can pay all of this myself, but it could quickly become too expensive if the services grow. I'd like to keep the community alive, but I will need help.

While I work professionally in the technology sector, my true passion is Japanese mythology - a subject I earned a postgraduate degree in before going into DevOps. All of my projects tend to revolve around Japanese mythology in some way, and I like to support artists who share this interest. For more regular updates, follow me on Mastodon.

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
  • A heartfelt thank you
Fan
$5 or more per month
  • A heartfelt thank you
  • Access to Patreon blog posts
Monthly Shout Out
$10 or more per month
  • A heartfelt thank you
  • Access to Patreon blog posts
  • A monthly shout out on bakusocial.com
Superfan
$20 or more per month only 5 left
  • A heartfelt thank you
  • Access to Patreon blog posts
  • A monthly shout out on bakusocial.com
  • A 20GB allowance on TanukiTunes.com
Goals
$0 of $75 per month
This is approximately how much I need right now to keep the server going. This covers the current $40 tier of hosting at Digital Ocean, the approximate amount of storage at AWS, and all other related costs.
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I'm a technology enthusiast, folklorist, and musician who is passionate about introducing people to free and open alternatives to their current social and software solutions. I currently host a federated Funkwhale server and a Mastodon instance to provide a free and federated alternative to Soundcloud/Spotify and Twitter respectively. I also host a Matrix server to provide a free/open alternative to Facebook Messenger and other chat apps.

This Patreon is intended to help pay for hosting costs at Digital Ocean, mailing costs at Mailgun, storage costs at AWS, and for any monitoring/backups/load balancing tools I may need to introduce in future. Currently I can pay all of this myself, but it could quickly become too expensive if the services grow. I'd like to keep the community alive, but I will need help.

While I work professionally in the technology sector, my true passion is Japanese mythology - a subject I earned a postgraduate degree in before going into DevOps. All of my projects tend to revolve around Japanese mythology in some way, and I like to support artists who share this interest. For more regular updates, follow me on Mastodon.

Recent posts by Ciarán Ainsworth

Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
  • A heartfelt thank you
Fan
$5 or more per month
  • A heartfelt thank you
  • Access to Patreon blog posts
Monthly Shout Out
$10 or more per month
  • A heartfelt thank you
  • Access to Patreon blog posts
  • A monthly shout out on bakusocial.com
Superfan
$20 or more per month only 5 left
  • A heartfelt thank you
  • Access to Patreon blog posts
  • A monthly shout out on bakusocial.com
  • A 20GB allowance on TanukiTunes.com