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Touring the new hood

I set up my Mastodon account: @thebasil@securitycafe.ca. Before I start posting, I’ll be looking around the place to see how the online culture there operates (back in the Usenet days we called that “lurking”). Staying on Twitter until the last of my friends and faves shut the door behind themselves on the way out. [Revised with new account info. – Dec. 16]

“My kids didn’t get any Fentanyl-laced Halloween candy. So why does it feel like they did?”

Doug J. Balloon’s New York Times Pitchbot twitter feed is my favourite short-form serial satire these days.

Straight up

Some new stuff.

New domains

This morning the registrar Internic.ca invited me to purchase the URL basil.sucks at a “discount.”

This seems like a lot. Here’s the pitch:

Whether you want to safeguard your brand, provide your audience with a savvy way to share feedback, or execute creative marketing campaigns, .SUCKS stands out from the rest as a bold and brave domain.

I used to gobble up domain names but decided to pass on this one. I passed on this one as well:

I did get basil.photo and basil.help, though. Not too expensive! My ideas are already percolating.

(If I decide to write that memoir, no doubt I will very much regret not having basil.sucks!)

#WorldMentalHealthDay

God bless Aly Raisman.