I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
This is the ideal male body. You may not like it,
but this is what peak performance looks like”
Over the holidays I moved my blog from github.io to self-hosted.
This mostly consisted of wrangling with pelican static site generator config and I wrote about it.
I think 2020 is supposed to be the year of #Linux on the desktop. Cool!
and of course, you can pledge to my patreon if you want to support my future artistic endeavors, and/or get drawings of your own from me! https://www.patreon.com/fluttergirly
I've been building a Facebook Events style event organizing system for the Fediverse. It's based on the simple, open source, privacy-respecting event organizing tool https://gath.io
The attached video is a work-in-progress preview and shows compatibility with Mastodon. My hope is to get it working with lots of software, including stuff like Friendica that supports events and calendars.
Check out more at my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/organizing-on-32729070
food blogs and such
smittenkitchen.com - "unfussy and triumphant favorites", mostly American but some mixing it up, Jewish/NYC influences, how I learned to cook
thewoksoflife.com - intergenerational Chinese family recipes, both traditional and innovative
fxcuisine.com - wild, incredible work in the Swiss Alps
seriouseats.com - they do everything, seriously, everything.
chopsticksandmarrow.com - Queens NYC restaurant reviews from a very enthusiastic local
kottke.org - interesting links
longreads.com - essays and stories
delanceyplace.com - more essays and stories, shorter than Longreads
tedium.co - origin stories for strange things in the world
fivethirtyeight.com - stats-focused, politics but also sports and culture
angryasianman.com - Asian-American
autostraddle.com - wlw-focused queer
NYC local news:
gothamist.com - citywide
sunnysidepost.com - hyperlocal
Food stuff in my reply to this under a CW!
Wandering.shop admin. Writer of fiction, code, and campaigns. Splitting my time between here and XOXO.ZONE.
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.