there should be no guilt in unfinished projects. you can always go back to finish it later. and even if you never do, it was still good practice for the next project!

This is a meal I should make more. Yam-peanut stew. I won’t claim any ethnicity or authenticity to it as my efforts are usually a mashup of recipes and what ingredients are on hand, but this is cheap, hearty, easy, and the ingredients are accessible to much of North America. Mods between totally vegan and fully carnivore all work well!

“When life gives you lemons, the price of lemons is at an all time low and you can’t even give them away. You were just stupid enough to take them.”

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I'm an ex-Mariner now IoT systems in Node.js, embedded-C, Python and Terraform.

I write and have a novel in beta read after a very long rewrite.

My sanity-saving outdoor activity is a 25' Cape Dory sailboat soon to be launched in a new ocean area with lots of potential for exploration.

I love to chat, especially about and .

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.