Okay then! I found a Zap instance from which I finally could receive a registration email. (there were only four listed anyway). Yay!
One if them wasn't a Zap instance, at least I don't think it was, because when I went to register it presented me with a huge list of Hubzilla instances, so I picked up an account at USSR.win I think it was.
Anyway, in looking forward to checking out the nomadic permissions and figuring out how to find an engage with the federated community here. I managed to glean some measure of interacting by going to the directory, but there's a lot of blueheads and fake looking accounts.
Speaking of blueheads... How do I upload a photo of myself so I'm not one of those blueheads?
Kewl, we got the BBcode here in the editor.
Finally, I'm looking for a manual that explains the permission system and a 'first steps', or 'getting started', Primer.
More observations later :)
Thanks in advance for any comments/suggestions!