Just added sharing buttons (FB, Twitter) to my new sites at comic.conniptions.org and wayne.conniptions.org and not sure how I feel about them, given my increasing antipathy to Big Social Media.

Did not add 'share to Mastodon', because it seems spurious: surely anyone here will not need/use such a button. I hear 'share to Reddit' is actively discouraged for much the same reason.

What do you folks think?

New comic!

New site!

New site for new comic!

New everything:

comic.conniptions.org/comics/7 (ok, not new everything)

I have been caramelising these onions for ever. They don't want to caramelise. They're just laying back in the pan, enjoying the gentle warmth. Mocking me. I no longer even remember why I was trying to caramelise them. This is my life now.

Accidentally put Townes Van Zandt on. Please send Kleenex. And whiskey.

Absolutely stonking Pico-8 game by st33d - Metrash - st33d.itch.io/metrash - I found it very difficult in places but ultimately doable, ymmv.

"So you know when you’re flopping about at home, minding your own business, drinking from your water bottle in a way that does not possess any intent to subvert the Commonwealth of Australia?"


Just when you thought they couldn't *be* more evil, Facebook are banning music videos.

"You may not use videos on our Products to create a music listening experience," says facebook.com/legal/music_guide

Cry-reading solidly for the last three hours, I have finally, with the aid of whiskey, finished Octavia Butler's Parable of the Talents. Cannot recommend it enough, though I don't think I've ever encountered such a powerful literary emotional rollercoaster.

I don't know who needs to know this (hi other middle-aged folk who still insist on buying CDs and ripping them!) but it turns out that gnudb.org is a drop-in replacement for the now-defunct freedb: gnudb.org/howto.php

New mask recipe, new mask.

This one somewhat above my skill level. Worth checking out the recipe here: straitstimes.com/lifestyle/fas

Pocket, nose-wire, easy if you have Ninja Machine Sewing Skills like Sheila Khoo does. Check the bit where she sews seams on two completely different bits of fabric in one pedal hit. How is that even possible? Apparently it is, if you are that good.

Mine? Wobbly. I'll miss that shirt, but it didn't fit any more anyway. Plus a mask is a mask. Next one will be better...

Made a new mask today. Same cute skull fabric as before, same at-sugardale-off-instagram pattern, this time with five layers of fabric and a pocket for extra filters.

Pockets are *hard*, man. I have entirely unexpected new-found respect for pockets. Sheesh.

Joni. Solo w/ guitar. Singing Coyote. In someone's lounge. Couple of randoms trying to play along but pay them no mind. She didn't: youtube.com/watch?v=zeaO5UZ5Oc

Of course it's the right thing to do, but Johnson could have closed the pubs on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. But he chose a Friday. Malicious incompetence.

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