how to tell whether a watermelon is ripe 🍉
It’s really easy to tell if a watermelon is ripe! First off: thumping doesn’t help, and weight isn’t really a good indicator. But that’s okay because the easiest way to tell is by color. Look for a spot on the melon that’s lighter in color than the rest of the rind: this is the spot that was touching the ground while the melon was growing! If that spot is white, the melon isn’t good yet. When that spot turns yellow, the watermelon is ripe!
how to tell if a pear is ripe, this will change your relationship to pears
None of you know how to ripen a pear and that’s okay! I am here to help. A perfectly ripe pear is one of life’s great joys but most folks don’t know how to identify one! So they get a bad rap.
The thing is, pears ripen from the core outward, so by the time the flesh is soft on the outside it’s too late! What you want to do is feel the flesh right around the stem, when it's soft the pear is ripe. Try it! 🍐
#introductions time! I never actually did one on this account.
Hello I'm Zack, a mostly sincere-poster who toots food, cat pics, and selfies. I also ride a (pretty old) road bike, play console games, and write computer programs. I have a gaming alt too: @zenhob
Sorry if I favorite but don't retoot, I am shy!
I did a lot of bad posts today so I wanna share this cat I met to make up for it #catstodon
Linux is a little bit like Christianity. There are a confusing number of versions out there, which are all technically supposed to follow the same idea, but with differences that don't seem to mean very much to an outsider. Also, there are a handful of evangelists who believe their version is the best, and they'll do their best to convert you.
Nazis, but personal
I'm gonna get serious for a minute.
I hope like hell that, for most humans, "Nazis" remain the people we talk about, and not *to*. I hope they're just the creeps at the corner of the internet, or in that one house everyone avoids. Alone. Maybe we squint at them on TV as they go to jail. That would also be great.
I hope that, for most people, they remain an abstraction.
But please, for the love of gods, dont call opposing Nazis "political idealism". 1/?
Food, selfies, cat pictures.
Captain of butts.team.
Butts: Everyone has one!