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Every time I look at the public timelines (i.e. when I am logging in) I question why anybody ever looks at the public timelines. ๐Ÿ˜•

(Screenshot doesn't even capture the fact that... it was just a constant scroll of this. Dunno why. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ )

Verdict: the 14-cup Cuisinart is muuuuuuuch quieter than my tiny screaming 2-cup Kitchenaids. Also I forgot what it was like to have a sharp blade. โ˜บ๏ธ

Finally used my new food processor:

It was a toss-up between that and Welsh cakes but I am out of candied citrus peel and also scones are slightly lower-effort.

I guess they don't hand out candy here; pretty sure they did two years ago when we lived on the shore, but maybe that was because it was a much smaller town. They rolled into our cul-de-sac and a couple firemen jumped off to hand candy to the little kids who lived across the way.

(yeah, probably coulda cut the first 30 seconds of that video, before the truck got close enough to see)

Volunteer fire departments were not a thing in any of the previous places I lived, so the fact that there is a fire truck driving around our neighborhood with all the lights and sirens and horns going full blast so all the kids can run out and get candy from Santa is still a kinda adorable novelty for me.

(This was last year, when we had snow and not just VERY COLD.)

It is kinda weird how different a 747 sounds from other aircraft. I worked at a company just off the runway at ICT (which never saw scheduled 747s) when Boeing was building the current pair of Airs Force One ( and they did their avionics testing there. The sliding window between my office and the next one would start to rattle in its frame, and I'd yell INCOMING to the sales room and everybody would run out in time to see (and HEAR ๐Ÿ”Š) the big green bird do a touch-and-go.

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Also in surveillance-capitalism news: Google News decided that "recommended based on your interests" articles should include news on restaurants opening at Logan Airport, which I last visited fifteen years ago, so I think Privacy Badger and Google Container are doing *pretty* well. (Other articles are on the Phillies, Black Thought, and The Roots, so I'm guessing it believes Logan is also a Philadelphian interest. Maybe it is. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ)

I use a GMail account for signing up for various coupon accounts and such and just looked at a Bed Bath & Beyond mailing out of boredom and... there is a Hyundai ad in it.

So... we've reached the point where ads are not sustainable by themselves and you have to sell ad space in them?

Samsung phones (well, mine anyway) have a nifty feature whereby if you push the home button three times in a row, it contacts your designated recipients and gives your GPS location, a picture from the front and back cameras, two minutes of audio and then, I think, video.

Which is to say, my husband in the living room just got a picture of me in the family room looking puzzled at my phone and wondering why it wasn't responding to me pushing the home button (too many times, apparently). ๐Ÿ˜†

Blogged a little about using Inkscape and Ink/Stitch in pattern drafting and embroidery. Oh, and freebie D.Va badge embroidery file.

Apparently I'm just a weird-headlines account now:

"โ€˜Make better choicesโ€™: Endangered Hawaiian monk seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses and scientists want them to stop"

My BT headphones play the Twilight Zone theme (g# a g# e, albeit with a pause between the four-note groups) whenever there's an incoming call, which does NOTHING for my already-minimal desire to answer a ringing phone. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ


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Mr Bates is in a lot of trouble.

(er, too many pronouns. "unlicensed tree service's truck" was the one in the street un-coned, "neighbor's tree-service-branded car" was the one in the street that now looks like a tree fell on it. (Which in fact was what I assumed when I left for the grocery earlier, having COMPLETELY MISSED all the police-related drama out front.)

Today in "our landlord is gonna wanna get out of the business": just got a call from the neighbor across the street, letting us know that the tree service that was working on our house was not licensed. And that the reason they packed up and left so fast was that the police showed up because their truck being in the street without Awareness Cones caused the municipal trash truck to drive over their little car. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Insult to injury: that neighbor is a tree guy whose quote our landlord passed over.

That... is quite a headline: "Awkwardly named serial masturbator lands in hospital after alleged toilet brush incident at doctorโ€™s office"

(Gonna just take a pass on the actual article, it could never live up to the hype.)

Center for Family Services in Camden just sent out a volunteer email with non-blind CC. ๐Ÿ†

(Proposing "Putting the FFS in CFFS since 1920" as their new slogan. ๐Ÿ˜† )

Although I guess it adds a layer of accountability to volunteerism...

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