The concern isn’t that letting Nazis back on Twitter (or any other major platform) is going to make people suddenly start thinking Nazis are good. The concern is that when people get used to hearing their ideas, other extreme ideas start sounding kind of reasonable and even acceptable. That’s the Overton Window, and it explains a lot about what’s going on right now. Far-right extremists use this tactic more effectively than any other group I’ve ever seen. 3/

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The DM user interface on Mastodon will lead to tears, I guarantee it. Putting "Say this to the entire world" and "Say this very privately" in the same little text box is not going to end well.

why call it bird site when ‘the fowl place’ is right there and a much better pun

Birdsite Awfulness 

Brace yourselves: "In fact, since Musk’s poll, Twitter has begun the process of reinstating roughly 62,000 accounts with more than 10,000 followers, Platformer has learned, including one account that has over 5 million followers, and 75 accounts with over 1 million followers. (The identities of the accounts could not be learned before press time.) Internally, employees have referred to this event as “the Big Bang.”

From this article:

When Salvador Dalí Dressed — and Angrily Demolished — a Department Store Window in New York City (1939). Dalí was charged with disorderly conduct but issued a suspended sentence since, as the judge put it, “These are some of the privileges that an artist with temperament seems to enjoy.”

It's pumpkin season!! This 500-year-old pie recipe from Bartolomeo Scappi, Renaissance chef to the popes (and character in my novel THE CHEF'S SECRET), is one of my favorites. Sooo delicious! 🥧

Pumpkin Tourte ~ A Delicious Renaissance Cheesecake Pie Recipe

It's almost , and if you are still thinking about what to serve, let me offer up this 500-year-old for 🦃 with pomegranate sauce from Renaissance chef, Bartolomeo Scappi, who is the star of my novel, THE CHEF'S SECRET.

Turkey with Pomegranate Sauce: A Renaissance Recipe:

I'm one of those freakish people that start listening to holiday music 🎄☃️🎶 a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving. If you are like me and want some holiday tunes to jam to, I have a playlist of non-traditional indie/alt/new wave tunes here:

And, if for some reason, you ❤️❤️❤️Last Christmas, I have a playlist that's 16 hours of versions of the song 😱

If you want to see Mastodon at its best, strongly recommend these options:

:android: Android - Use apps Tusky or Fedilab

:apple_inc: iPhone/iPad - Use apps Metatext or Toot!

💻 Computers - Log in through your server's website

Mastodon was designed for websites and third party apps. These are *still* the best ways to use Mastodon!

(Official app exists because new people were only looking for an official app in app stores, and giving up when they didn't find one. You don't need to use it!)

This literature clock is the most wonderful thing I’ve seen in a long time. Checking the time becomes a moment of pure joy 😍


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