* your jokes/memes - it's no good saying "this is just silly, you're not missing anything"; let us be the judge of that! Also, being disabled isn't about being dull and worthy all the time.
* your artwork - I'm so sad when I see cool art I can't boost (and sometimes can't even discern :) )
* your gifs and videos - description isn't just for still images!
* your audio clips - yep, these can be described too!
Been talking a lot about sewing and not much about reading lately.
I'm currently reading my way through the Brother Cadfael series (I'm on Summer of the Danes now).
This might end up being the longest series I've ever read (not counting things like Discworld and Tortall that are multiple series in one setting, but the Jedi Apprentice books might technically have it beat in title count? Definitely not in word count)
Favorite Waistcoat also has pinstripes, so I may well be able to reverse engineer the depth of the dart without cracking open the lining 🕵️
Anyway, next step is mocking up a waistcoat. The design I wanted is from a 1920s tailoring manual, but it has only the one waist dart per side and that won't work for my figure. I may end up princessing it, but my favorite waistcoat has darts so I'm looking at it and some other options
(it fits me better than it fits Eowyn but I can't get a good selfie)
PRO TIP: Tired of those KnowBe4 Phishing test emails your infosec team sends you all the time? Setup an Outlook rule to find "X-Phishtest" in the headers and put them in a separate folder.
Yes I'm serious.
I've got plenty more #infosec circumvention tips. 😈😈 https://twitter.com/AlyssaM_InfoSec/status/1527058059343941632
The thing about people who have a lot of whatever it is that we're measuring with IQ is that they quite often tend to be way _more_ wrong than those who have less of whatever it is that those points stand for.
High IQ is kind of like superglue for opinions
Not only doesn't IQ compensate for ignorance or poor methodology, it acerbates the issue.
Rationalisation is a powerful drug. Most people can convince themselves of almost everything but those with high IQ tend to be _extraordinary_ at it.
Did not make additional progress on my sewing block today, but I did make a lot of progress on rewriting my translation notes for the game manual in the video game Tunic
@Longwing and I have a printout of all the pages we've found and we're going through and translating them.
While eating artisanal Cheetos, because a task like this calls for Cheeto stains
Hello Wandering Shoppers!
@shuttermonster has come forward and is being considered to take up the mantle as one of the Shop's Sysadmins.
Do you have thoughts on this? Please DM (and only DM) @phildini AND @Annalee on Discord or Mastodon (preferably Discord) if so. Please don't post those thoughts publicly, as we want folks' unbiased opinions.
We'll have an update by then end of the week, and we are hoping to build a sysadmin team to share the load, so join the conversation on Discord!
Our parent org, Freedom of the Press Foundation, is now also home to Dangerzone, a tool developed by @micahflee that lets you convert potentially dangerous PDF files, images, and office documents into safe PDFs:
As part of this transition to FPF stewardship, we're also looking for a part-time developer for Dangerzone (6 month contract, $40K fixed budget, schedule is yours to propose). If you're interested, please consider applying!
Science fiction writer. Web developer. Admin of wandering.shop. Full of snark and glee.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.