@Gargron Yes, but Parler is getting blocked by Apple, Google, etc, so Nazis will be casting around for other platforms. Now might be a good time to promote the "No Nazis" USP of Mastodon. I don't envy you right now.

@Gargron Thanks, good. It's going to be a long few days for instance admins, nonetheless.

@Gargron The Twitter Mastodon account just retweeted some far-right type encouraging people to join Mastodon. That would be exactly the worst outcome of the current goings-on in the US, and the response of other social networks.

Another lockdown will no doubt encourage predatory types, including loan sharks. Learn more about them or report them with Stop Loan Sharks, run by the Illegal Money Lending Team.

stoploansharks.co.uk/

UK pol, death threat, HIGNFY 

So Disney has decided they don't have to pay Alan Dean Foster (and who knows how many other authors?) royalties he's owed by contract for books he wrote. This can't be allowed to stand. It sets an awful precedent.
theguardian.com/books/2020/nov

Covid adjacent, but what isn't these days? 

Covid adjacent, but what isn't these days? 

Don't Contribute Anything Relevant in Web Forums Like Reddit
karl-voit.at/2020/10/23/avoid-
... just a few days old and it already is the number one blog article of mine according to access and feedback. 😎
#decentralization #PIM #cloud

My town was rammed today as everyone in England tries to stock up for lockdown 2. I just did my normal Saturday food shop, in shops that won't be closed because they're considered essential. They were still packed.

Celebrity RIP 

@thamesynne Also, butter wouldn't get much chance to hit the sides.

I expect recycling is up because of more home deliveries. I find brown cardboard composts very well so long as you let it get wet and take off any glue strips or tape. Worms love it.

theguardian.com/environment/20

ALLi has issued a warning about OctaGroup, with a useful guide on how to avoid getting scammed by those targeting indie authors.

selfpublishingadvice.org/octal

Acedia seems like a useful word for this year.

Food 

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