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I write books about carriages, corsets, and smartwatches. Mother of dinosaurs 🦖🦕. 羽生結弦 fan. ISU anti. She/her. The dinosaurs are trans. I am cis.
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Mar 16 8 tweets 1 min read
The reason why that one person didn’t give a coherent definition of “woke” isn’t because she can’t come up with one.

It’s because if you give a clear definition, you have to deal with the follow-up question: so why the fuck do you have to ban books with gay people in them? The entire construct of “woke” is that you get to use it as a bogeyman. You don’t define the bogeyman. You let it be as big as possible to scare people.
Mar 15 6 tweets 1 min read
Argh. The problem in all of this is that the people who truly suffer when things go wrong are those who can least afford it, and you don’t want that, but you can’t actually get meaningful regulation to stick, and so it’s going to keep happening.
Mar 14 6 tweets 2 min read
In fact, if cops are regularly roughing up homeless people and stealing their stuff, making it impossible for them to clear the high bar of getting out of homelessness, they are actively making the problem worse. On purpose. A lot of homeless people actually have jobs and are saving money in hopes of being able to get a place to live. If someone is regularly stealing their sleeping bag, it cuts into savings and increases the likelihood that they will end up doing crime just to survive.
Mar 14 5 tweets 1 min read
There was a point in my youth (two years ago) where I’d lament what it would have been like if I could ALWAYS be on. like a normal person. I had basically accepted that I was just not normal and that was fine.

This is the first time I realized I would *never* be on. Like what the fuck. How did I not figure that out.
Mar 14 5 tweets 1 min read
I keep thinking about that group chat with 200 silicon valley investors/founders/whatever and what are the chances that they are not doing antitrust violations?

I personally put the odds at 0 Some dude in there is unironically asking “what should I pay this worker” and instead of saying “oh fuck we should not collude on salaries” the other 199 are like “remember, Bob, we all agreed not to pay more than $50K for janitorial staff.”
Mar 7 5 tweets 1 min read
Halli isn’t the only person who has realized that Elon will make himself legally liable for a payout with dumb tweets.

He wouldn’t even own this hellsite if he hadn’t wanted the likes for offering to buy it for five + marijuana dollars a share and zero diligence. Some people, who paid attention, may remember that he offered this on his own! After throwing a tantrum and involving Senators when the Board went for a poison pill!
Mar 7 13 tweets 2 min read
It’s fascinating that some people think that Mosk is somehow gaining cred in his fight with Halli, who gets characterized as a “bitter” employee when the reality is that Halli needed a clear statement that Twitter had breached their acquisition contract. Halli isn’t a regular at-will employee. He’s an acquired founder, and the contract almost certainly guaranteed Halli’s continued employment.
Mar 2 7 tweets 2 min read
I have a lot of feelings about climate change, but a big one is this: many of the things that are good for climate are also good choices for you, personally, on a selfish level, if you think about the you in the future. The market is heavily undervaluing most climate adaptations right now, but as they start coming into play, that’s going to stop. Things like living somewhere walkable, or supporting mixed use zoning in your area?

SELFISHLY, you are making your future self better off.
Mar 1 9 tweets 2 min read
There are two questions here.

1) Should it be illegal for people to use ChatGPT or similar things to write themselves legal briefs pro se, of their own choice?

Answer: No, because we do in fact let people shoot themselves in the foot. 2) Should it be illegal for someone to advertise and use an AI solution to practice law on behalf of someone who consents?

Answer: Yes, because that’s the unauthorized practice of law.
Mar 1 5 tweets 1 min read
I have watched GIFT about as many times as is possible within the streaming services, and every time I watch it, I am more and more struck by the bravery Yuzuru Hanyu showed in openly discussing times of difficulty and weakness in an ice show at Tokyo Dome. He could have just gone for straight entertainment and nobody would have blinked an eye.

Instead, he talked about some pretty heavy mental health issues. That has to have been so brave of him.
Feb 20 9 tweets 2 min read
Wow, Bouzy, you uncovered my secret agenda, which I explicitly stated at the end of my thread: allowing women to share stories about their own sexual harassment. Because yes, I *am* motivated by the fact that I was able to put the story of my sexual harassment in my own words, put the link on Twitter, and have people know how *I* felt, in my own language, and not just as reported by other people, without worrying I would catch a ban.
Feb 20 4 tweets 1 min read
Like SERIOUSLY y'all can you stop writing unauthorized Courtney Milano fan fiction. I am tired. I guess my evil plan is that I raise issues based on extensively quoting their actual TOS, and this will destroy the platform because I know in advance that instead of responding like a rational person, Bouzy throws a tantrum?
Feb 20 32 tweets 5 min read
THINGS THAT VIOLATE SPOUTIBLE'S ADULT CONTENT POLICY (thread) (contains sexually explicit language)

Policy is here, please fucking read it before commenting, I will quote extensively.

help.spoutible.com/support/soluti… I start by noting that the policy contains potential exceptions: "Exceptions may be made for medical, health, educational or artistic content."

There is no exception for political content. There is no exception for public interest content.
Feb 20 4 tweets 1 min read
Me this morning as a young fresh infant: I’m gonna set up a recurring donation to Spoutible because I have hopes for the platform Receipt for $10 recurring monthly donation Me now: oh so I’m part of an op to disrupt the platform? Oh-kay.
Feb 19 8 tweets 2 min read
People: talk to bouzy, he's reasonable

Bouzy: No, but @courtneymilan is more than welcome to start a socia My dude literally searched for the version of someone saying "take the advice" that actually contained something that I did not in fact advocate for.
Feb 19 20 tweets 4 min read
Gonna go on the record: for those hoping that Spoutible will somehow solve the problems of human nature and keep people from saying things without basic reading comprehension: no. The answer is no. Anyway, Spoutible’s adult content policy is not well written.
Feb 17 5 tweets 1 min read
Evil ghouls. Absolutely evil ghouls. Jail for railroad. Jail for a billion years.
Feb 12 4 tweets 1 min read
I don’t think we should have competitions at altitude unless they offer skaters the ability to acclimate properly. For the record: I don’t think offering oxygen would be much help with the fundamental problem and in fact almost everyone I know who seriously does sports at altitude suggests against it.
Feb 11 7 tweets 1 min read
This is a terrible question and yet the answer is absolutely clear to me. For those wondering, gray is a starker word and therefore darker than grey which is more muted.
Feb 1 16 tweets 3 min read
One of the problems we’re facing right now is that many of the people who make decisions (CEOs, consultants, and a smattering of others) often lack deep knowledge of anything anyone does, and mostly just make shit up that sounds good enough to fool the right people. This in and of itself isn’t necessarily a problem—there’s a time and a place for someone who can give a high level overview that gets the job done.

The problem comes in because these people always see themselves as the smartest person in the room.
Jan 31 6 tweets 1 min read
I see that I (thankfully) missed Marie Kondo discourse and I’m just gonna say that I think that (a) focusing on the things that spark joy in your life is in fact the essence of Marie Kondo and (b) I seriously doubt Marie’s house is a mess. Also, people reporting this as “Marie no longer tidies her home” are wrong. What she said: