Frei nach dem Motto "Code Gutes und streame darüber" haben wir mal ein paar Server zusammengeführt und eine Plattform für euch gebaut, auf der ihr Videokonferenzen mit euren Lieben unkompliziert, ohne registrierung, sicher und stabil abhalten könnt.
So... for remote teaching, I am looking for more skype and zoom alternatives. For obvious reasons, I don't want to use Zoom and Skype is also not exactly a favorite.
Jitsi Meet works most of the time, but yesterday I had one student who couldn't get it to work on their mobile device.
What I need:
* something that lets me choose which camera/mic I'm using
* ideally works web browser-based
* screen sharing.
mask making efforts
Gods, I am a slow sewist. I managed to make one mask today, probably because a) I insisted on taking apart a pair of PJs that are going to be upcycled and b) I am fussy when it comes to cutting.
Lesson learned today: Make the binding at the sides a little wider, and start sewing it on from the inner side.
Also, I will have someone with a larger head have it try on so I can be sure it fits an intended wearer who is larger and taller than my petite self. #showyourmask
I meant to sew masks today, but then all I managed was rummaging through my fabric stash. And it's migraine weather for me (mercilessly sunny, cloudless blue sky); I had a fair bit of pain yesterday and had to prioritize taking care of myself in order to keep the pain away today. It worked.
Tomorrow will be a sewing day!
Writing a fantasy novel
Because my wife loves hearing the stories I come up with, I wrote another bit on my fantasy novel today. 530 words!
Not sure if my main character is potentially seriously overpowered (she's a mage), but she's still working on fully controlling her very unusual kind of magic.
Dang, recently I have a raging, relentless hunger. I crave protein HARD to an extent where I ponder going back to eating meat (I have been vegetarian for more than 2 decades).
I'm not getting that much exercise and I'm eating decent portions. I can't seem to figure out what it is, and not satisfying that hunger seems to be correlating with migraine.
I seem to be gaining rather than losing weight.
I guess I will have to have a thorough look at my diet.
A Thread on Being #Autistic in April and How You Can Help
#Autism Awareness makes April a hard month for autistic folks. A lot of autistic folks take a break from social media in April just to avoid it.
This year is worse. Social distancing and shelter-in-place affect us too. We may be more affected because of how difficult change is for us.
A social media breakh this April will be impossible for many of us.
Please read this. Learn how to make this month easier for us.
diy mask sewing/washing question
I have to add that I want to sew a bunch of masks for people who are in even more need of them and don't know how to sew/have no sewing machine.
I could maybe trust myself to take out wires before washing or washing stuff by hand, but in other people's hands, they are probably going into the washing machine, and I don't want to contribute to broken washing machines in a situation where repairs are probably hard to come by and budgets are more strained than usual.
diy mask sewing/washing question
So, I'm going to sew some masks for friends. Most patterns recommend a wire to fit the mask to the nose; however, I'm concerned that the wires I have available (regular household wire for flowers) might come out in the wash and damage the washing machine. Washing all the masks by hand seems impractical, as seems taking the wire out before every wash.
I'm going to try and find some chenille wire, but I'm not sure I can find it in my area.
What's your experience?
Quoting this excerpt because it's important:
"Learn about resistance with indigenous and African peoples: we have always been and continue to be exterminated. But we still haven’t stopped singing, dancing, lighting a fire and having fun. Don’t feel guilty about being happy during this difficult time. You don’t help at all by being sad and without energy. It helps if good things emanate from the Universe now. It is through joy that one resists. Also, when the storm passes, you will be very important in the reconstruction of this new world. You need to be well and strong. And, for that, there is no other way than to maintain a beautiful, happy and bright vibration. This has nothing to do with alienation. This is a resistance strategy."
I wonder if there are any #foldingathome teams that I could join. I don't have strong hardware or much time where I can let the client crunch ahead on full steam, but still, I guess every bit helps?
STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE PREVAILS AS FEDERAL JUDGE STRIKES DOWN DAPL PERMITS
Victory: Decision cites risks of pipeline spills to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
coping with staying at home
I wrote a thing about staying at home and how I cope: https://write.as/dr4co/how-i-cope-with-staying-at-home
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