i think i can get by if i can migrate to a 'development' environment (because they don't give you a choice but to use docker for production builds) and learn some rails, which i'm gonna have to do anyway for chittr but ugh
it's missing so many things i expect of a forum and it's frustrating to only be able to learn this as a process of people starting to use it
iiii don't know what skills i might need to actually run a masto instance, like, i know how to deploy software to a server and some rudimentary security stuff but that's p much it!! i could probably fuck around with a local install to get my bearings but still
are there any like... So You Want To Run A Mastodon Instance type guides out there w
anyway, i'm going through the odin project at the moment because it's getting to the point where my one term of learning frontend web development skills isn't covering my responsibilities as a webmaster any more
all i've done so far is set up a linux vm and install rails through the command line but i'm feeling pretty accomplished
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? https://vagabondsun.dreamwidth.org/2061.html
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