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Holy. Shit. Y'all. Listening to the Zeal & Ardor album Stranger Fruit. I'm halfway through and it's extremely tight and compelling. For my folks. Spotify and YouTube and Amazon Prime and then you can actually buy it from them...

(Z&A is a project by a Swiss-American biracial artist where he combines spirituals and black metal... touch of nu-metal... and yes the reference is extremely topical)

Project Wonderful was the single last decent advertising service and I will miss it dearly. It didn't do any tracking, it wasn't invasive, there were no "bad ads". It was an image and a link. Sometimes a GIF. You had 100% control over what happened.

And now it's gone.

The obituary is here; it's worth reading.

Anxious panda reorganizes her sewing room/quilting studio today. Phew ok ok ok.

I wonder what effect it would have on the world if we changed primary-education classrooms to put zero stigma on saying "I don't know" or giving a wrong answer.

Dog pounced a moth! I’m kind of proud

Releasing a “Fledermaus” a pattern for two stuffed bats! You can view it at & either print your own or buy one of mine as it came off the copier! (they’re $3 plus s&h costs, which’s $1 US and ask me about elsewhere. Printing is free.)

Tfw your alarm goes off just as it’s your turn to give feedback about a plan to buy a building for intentional Mennonite community. Dang it. I have feedback.

I just got out of Ocean’s 8 & in the interest of not spoiling mean anything let me just say:

LADIES. There was a trailer for a movie coming this summer in which Jason Statham goes up against a Megalodon.

It was made at the intersection of my trash interests. 🦈 🙏🏻

See Ocean’s 8!!

me watching a sci-fi movie: wow how could scientists in this world be so stupid

scientists in our world:


Not everyone can self host software systems.

Not everyone wants to self host software systems.

Not everyone gives a shit about tech

Most people just want to go online, do their thing and move on with their day

If there is a mass exodus from GitHub / GitLab or others we people hosting our own infra need to be good about discovery, community building, community engagement and more.

We also need to figure out how to federate authn/authz. I'll skip over submitting small things if it means yet another account on yet another server run by yet another random.

Centralization isn't great but it does facilitate discovery, community and engagement.

We need to keep this at the back of our mind.

Took a very cute selfie this morning but it’s too low-lit to reuse for profiles or anything. Still. Cute.

Releasing a “Fledermaus” a pattern for two stuffed bats! You can view it at & either print your own or buy one of mine as it came off the copier! (they’re $3 plus s&h costs, which’s $1 US and ask me about elsewhere. Printing is free.)

OH HOLY CATS... these two Universal Declaration of Human Rights posters in particular;

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with their privacy, family, home, or correspondence...

Everyone has the write to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay

(illustrated by a parent breast pumping at work with National Paid Family Leave Is a Necessity by her computer) 😍

Back from 4 days away of which only 1.5 were spent actually doing conference stuff and most of the rest traveling. My boss is now on a 6-month sabbatical, our department has been moved downstairs except my row (luckily offices so I have a door which closes), our testing server appears to still be down, and I'm just feeling lost/isolated/weird/stressed right now.

The big dog in the sky is growling. A hard night for my small pup.

Listening to THE DENIAL OF DEATH and quilting. A good night.

hey mastodon, do you wanna meet your quota on good deeds today?

please take, like, two minutes to fill out this 2 question survey, you'll forget about it in a few hours, but the ripple effect will literally save my ass