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I've been around Mastodon for the eternity of the last seven months or so. 😉 But why not do another post anyway?

I'm a designer.
I also like , , and many kinds of -related things. (Check out !)

I like .

I'm prone to talking about . :teapot:

Finally, I'm a trained reference at large (not currently working as one), and have a question-answering reflex.

Support bandcamp artists now!

bandcamp is waiving its revenue share this friday, March 20

if you want to support artists/labels, they will get the full amount of any and all sales on that day

(Originally posted by @extinct)

Hello, hello

I’m hanging in there. The cat is cozy. The birds are shouting at each other. I’m rereading Small Gods by Terry Pratchett. Still working on knitting blanket squares. I’m thinking of another cup of tea, and soon I’ll move beyond thinking and get on with the doing. Want some? The internet teapot is always full, and always has the kind of tea you like best.


The weather hasn't been cooperating with me, so I took a break from the table and started to carve a tree spirit into a small scrap of wood I found a while back.
#mastoart #woodcarving #treespirit #workinprogress

Hello, all

Losing track of time. Is it Wednesday? I guess so.

I feel like I’ve settled into the new situation, until it changes again, which it will.

Knitting, snuggling the cat, going for walks, hanging out with family. On the household level, that’s not so bad.

I could use some more tea, though. You? (Spouse just made some kind of green tea; I prefer mine black.)


Hello, Shop, and the worlds where we wander.

I can see that enough sleep is going to be harder to manage for a while. I’m going to have to be more careful when making tea in the morning. Today, I filled the kettle, didn’t turn it on, and then almost poured cold water into my cup. Fortunately it was just “almost”.

How’re you holding up? I went for a walk yesterday, and it seemed like half my neighbors were escaping their houses while maintaining a safe distance from each other.


Hello, everyone! Not much new to say, except that we're considering doing more gardening than usual. I'm looking at this twitter thread for advice from Ursula Vernon (not least because she lives within a couple of hours for me and the climate is similar):

I've had my lunch, and now I'm thinking of having some more tea. (When am I ever not thinking about tea?) Would you like some? :teapot:

today I discovered that because Microsoft thought the Zune “Z” device would become as iconic and obvious as Apple’s Apple, they left both their name *and the product name* off the Zune product line, so now there’s a small but consistent group of them listed on eBay as “Hello From Seattle” MP3 players

Today I learned that many/most color laser printers layer an array of yellow microdots on top of documents 🔬

This Machine Identification Code encodes a print date and a serial number unique to the machine. It only became public knowledge in 2004, ~20 year after deployment 😑

The Technical University of Dresden released a tool 2 years ago to layer on _even more dots_ to render the MIC unreadable and aid whistleblowers publishing

all y'all reaching out to make sure folk have their needs met

and all y'all reaching out to let folk know what needs you have

are what make being part of any society worth the effort and the struggles and all

everything in between is just bullshit

keep on doing the good work on both sides of the equation, y'all, and better times are sure to follow eventually



Tired of all the doom and gloom about at the moment ?

Here are some grazing ducklings instead!

#bird #AustralianWildlife #AustralianWoodDuck

Hello. I’m wandering back again. Doing okay.

There’s not much to say, though. Social distancing isn’t *much* different from my ordinary life. Yesterday was knitting and the weekly family D&D session. Spouse made pie and pizza for Pie Day. The cat asked us to take more than usual because spring BIRDS (she’s only allowed out if someone carries her).

I could use some more tea; it helps my mood.

How about you, friends?


Good morning, shop, and the worlds where we wander!

Spring has sprung around here for certain, so that's a cheerful thing.

I still want tea, of course. Would you like some too? :teapot:

"If a person can’t get out of bed, something is making them exhausted. If a student isn’t writing papers, there’s some aspect of the assignment that they can’t do without help. If an employee misses deadlines constantly, something is making organization and deadline-meeting difficult. Even if a person is actively choosing to self-sabotage, there’s a reason for it"

This is such a good article. CW discussion of ableism

This is a very good thread explaining how soap and alcohol work to destroy viruses from a chemistry perspective

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Wandering Shop

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.