Just ripped my Enchanted Mesa sweater back to the yoke for the third time. This is what happens when you try to make a fitted sweater from a Picasso-shaped pattern. Luckily, I love #knitting with the Malabrigo I'm using for it. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/enchanted-mesa
So looks like Wired is doing this YouTube series called Technique Critique where they grab an expert and have them critique how almost invariably inaccurate a certain skill is portrayed on film, like criminal forensics or computer hacking.
omg our banking system is so insecure. Just tried to verify a credit card for apple pay. They tried asking about my drivers license number, but of course they had the wrong number because the credit rating agencies they get the info from are unaccountable incompetent bs companies (who get hacked and expose your data so I don't ever try to correct that stuff), so then they asked my height and that's how they verified my identity. 🤦♀️
Armistice Day was meant to commemorate the millions of victims throughout WWI, and to mourn the needless loss of life and horror that war causes. But America, being a country built on war, transformed it into Veterans Day.
Veterans Day celebrates those who wage war as heroes, glorifying them and encouraging people to make martyrs of themselves. it presents dying on the battlefield as a noble and necessary thing.
Armistice Day celebrated peace.
Veterans Day celebrates war.
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Planning to protest tomorrow at 5pm even though it’s the last thing I want to do https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/search/
I'm am totally in love with the sweaters that Charlotte Ritter on Babylon Berlin wears. And they're clearly hand knits (or knit-able) based on the bigness of the stitches. But there are no patterns on ravelry, and even internet searches turn up empty 😕 #knitting
People voting in NY tomorrow: did you know there are three ballot initiatives on the ballot? I didn't. Here's a nice write-up about them: https://medium.com/@memosalazar/its-2018-and-new-york-still-doesn-t-care-about-your-vote-e9513bc2aea0
Ugh, I just spent the whole afternoon down a search vortex look for something that will let me sent MQTT between an iOS device and a pi that also provides an interface that Siri Shortcuts can hook into. MQTTool is nice, but there's no way to use it with shortcuts. Blynk has a nice interface, but doesn't do MQTT as far as I can tell. Same with Scriptable and Pythonista .. I can't find MQTT support. There must be something out there?
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