If I could just learn to reply to messages in a reply form rather than as a general toot, then my output here would be slightly less unintelligible. Sorry for recent nonsensical posts. They were replies to messages. I’ve deleted and sent them correctly now (I think). Waiting in a dressing-room before going on a programme called This Morning. Molly Hilloughby and Silly Popefield. Something like that.
Late Night Catastrophizing. I can’t be the only one. As you try to drop off to sleep, every one of tomorrow’s tasks, chores and errands looms like an unconquerable giant. From cleaning up in the kitchen (a 2 hr job at least) to the backlog of emails and the sense you must make of the bathroom. Yet, next morning everything is done in 6½ minutes. What was all that angst about, eh? Tch. Anyway, forgive the overshare.
Wishing you all a #happythankgiving - personally giving thanks, amongst other things, for having escaped the bird’s mired nest …
Now, I can’t guarantee it, but surely this is a (very fine) piece of ironic satire, not reality? I can understand why some of you might think it’s real, and it’s certainly performed in response to a sad reality… but surely it isn’t actually, in fact, truly, really, verily … real?
... and - as many have you have pointed out - he has crew and lifeboats to throw overboard ...
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My first promotoot - not for me, but for the eximious and wondrous #JonathanMeades who should, I think, be cherished as one of our finest, funniest and acutest writers, both in the factual and fictional spheres. His Empty Wigs is crowdfunding at Unbound.
Subscribe - and In his (ironic) words invite your friends, family and servants to do so too.
I find myself in the same position I was in during the early days of the birdsite, wondering what to post. Don’t want to be political or polemical in these early days, but mustn’t be too bland either. Not going to show you the scones I baked, share my latte art or describe my sourdough starter. Nor should I plug my current productions just yet. Easy enough to know what we don’t want Mastodon to be …
… anyway, that’s my current thinking
Article on Musk's cultural miscalculations
"Musk thinks he bought a tech company, but he’s actually bought a community of users, and that's where its value lies..."
So says Prof Paul Bernal - Professor of Information Technology Law at the University of East Anglia School of Law.
A ✅ has appeared in my profile. Hurrah for that. I think we have to realise that the learning curve here is steepish, but rather than be anxious about it, shouldn’t we should celebrate the adventure of slowly finding out something that was puzzling at first? Like your first week at school or in a new office building. We’ll get there and soon laugh at how confused me were at first. I hope!
When following back people here, I’m noticing a lot of people haven’t posted anything yet.
If you can’t think of anything to write just yet, then do consider just reblogging (=retweeting!) good content that you see around. You could start with this post, for example, to encourage more people to start sharing content around here.
BTW, as we get the Bylines publications going on here, that will provide ample good news content for the community. 👍👍
Strolling about sniffing the air and getting used to things...
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