Maybe I'm just being impatient but..
New single user instance set up, certificates all working fine, notes from followed users all appear fine posting works fine. Doesn't seem to be any problems with federation..
Except! My Global TL is an exact duplicate of my Home TL. Is this how it's supposed to work? I thought the Global TL should populate with public messages from instances I communicate with? I can see activity in the "federation" widget, but nothing ever appears in Global that isn't in Home. If it's just a "wait" problem, how long does it usually take? Thanks.
Update: About 12 hours later, a few posts are starting to appear in Global that are not in Home. I guess wait 24hrs+ from setting up a new instance to seeing what you actually get.