any resources out there that can explain the skills and knowledges required to run a vps for people who have only used basic, managed-by-the-provider web hosting before? asking for a me.

hey mastodon, do you know of any good guides on how to write effective content warnings? we're reviewing how we ask people to cw things on the alt+h server in light of discord's new spoiler tags and thought information like that would be useful to include

i wrote a small post about why people in otherkin and therian circles don't talk about shifting any more. i'm sharing it here specifically because i'm aware that my perspective is limited to tumblr and adjacent communities and i want to hear people's thoughts on whether that holds true in other spaces and why not if not!
take a look?

i think itd be good for us to do like, a postmortem on how the whole thing went and what we've learned and whatnot but i....... don't know how to do those....... hated writing that kinda thing in college and just get big ol mental blocks when i try to think what to include

alt+h project = complete, psychiatry 

alt+h project stuff, american paper sizes vs the world 

alt+h project stuff, american paper sizes vs the world 

Alt+H project feedback request, psychiatry, with a working link this time 

new years resolutions 

after conversing with a few separate instance admins, seems the prevailing opinion is that accounts representing organizations are a no-no. which is a reasonable position!

i guess, then, i'll stick to just talking about what alt+h is getting up to as myself, in all those organic and personable ways one can as an individual. since i actually really give a shit about what we do, i don't think that'll be hard :P

i wanna talk about the implications of furry acceptance for broader alterhuman acceptance here but its 8am rn so i cant formulate a take better than

sonicfox... good

i want to ask abt the etiquette of running an account representing an organization (namely Alt+H. no surprises there)

on the one hand, i think there's a huge crowd of non- and alterhumany people on mastodon that we'd love to be working with and hearing from. but it'd be very easy for such an account to just become a very impersonal self-promotion machine.
is there a precedent for organization-accounts working successfully in the fediverse? instances suited for it? things to keep in mind? etc?

i would like to, eventually, offer my services as a graphic designer, freelancey-ways. that seems to be the stuff i churn out enough of to actually comprise a portfolio, as opppsed to my illustration stuff. we'll see, eh?

also Alt+H related: work is beginning on the final stage of our project to create an information pamphlet on experiences for mental health professionals, and that means i get to work on ~graphic design stuff~
here is a very very early look at that, as proof that i actually do things sometimes

first off, the new Alt+H site is finally up:
it's uh, far from perfect on mobile or very small resolutions as it stands, but we figured it was best at this point to just Get The Damn Thing Up
i made it with drupal! well, it might be more accurate to say i made it /around/ drupal, because of how loathe i was to learn how to use things like blocks and regions, but i think it was pretty good for a first foray into CMS stuff

long time no see, w.e
what's up with me? not gonna lie, i've been struggling a lot with my health both mental and physical. but i've got a couple of things to report on...

alt+h, web dev screenshot 

i wrote an open letter to my furry friend, who very obviously has species dysphoria. it's what i would have wanted to hear when i was in his shoes, and i hope that it means that much to someone else, too:

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