Pinned toot

My other fediverse accounts:

social.gl-como.it/profile/valh my main account, on a community-hosted instance of friendica. Sometimes it has long posts.

pixelfed.social/valhalla pixelfed, where I post WIP and just-finished pictures of the crafts I'm currently working on.

I stumbled on the patent for cutting charts on garment : patents.google.com/patent/US14
pattern&oq=butterick+pattern

“and suggesting uses for ,the scraps or pieces of material remaining after the garment parts have'been cut out”

WHY don't they print that part anymore???

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The young woman thought carefully before speaking to the Genie.

"I wish to understand anything I read, no matter the language."

"Your wish is granted."

"I wish for the ability to summon any written work."

"Your wish is granted."

"And I wish to be able to transcribe all that I learn."

"Your wish is granted."

Alexandria took a deep breath. It's not every century a library is reborn with a will of its own. There was so much to rebuild.

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crossposters are fine honestly, it's only annoying when people crosspost all their stuff from wherever to here but ignore everything happening over here

Yesterday I had the courage to spin in public for the first time!

Of course this meant that in 15 minutes the spindle dropped once and half of the whorl twice (it's made of metal washers and it's not fixed so that it can be adjusted in weight).

And then I was alone, and of course everything worked fine :) )

My other fediverse accounts:

social.gl-como.it/profile/valh my main account, on a community-hosted instance of friendica. Sometimes it has long posts.

pixelfed.social/valhalla pixelfed, where I post WIP and just-finished pictures of the crafts I'm currently working on.

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Here's a reminder that posts having "content warning"-tags is not to warn you against forwarding the post, but its opposite,
to enable you to freely forward posts without having to warn your followers or otherwise consider that that the content may cause distress... because they come with the appropriate warnings.

It's to enable MORE forwarding, not as now is my absolute experience, extremely much less.

If "content warning" remains a de facto "ignore this post"-tag, that will very likely lead to people, especially new users, doing what they can to avoid using them or simply just disregarding their use completely, so the entire feature undergoes dystrophy from lack of use until it stops existing.
That seems bad to me.

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regular reminder (especially to #Electron fans) that not caring about your code's performance means that you are excluding poor people from using it

#programming

useless fact of the day: marketing used to mean the set of skills used when going to the markets and shops to buy groceries and household needs.

You can easily find instances of this use in many household management manuals of the 19th century.

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TIL: IKEA is subtly putting proper sized paper in the hands of unsuspecting children in the USA :D

ikea.com/us/en/catalog/product

(they don't say it explicitly, but that's A4 and A3 paper in 100 and 120 g/m² — for comparison regular office paper is 80 g/m²)

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I've made myself a notebook cover with a pocket for pens and realized two things:

* I've "lost" one of my frixions (it's probably somewhere around the house)
* dip pens are nice and everything, but not very portable. maaaaaybe I may have need also a fountain pen. maybe.

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RT @Ada_Palmer@twitter.com: Only one week left to support the @Kickstarter@twitter.com to help me, @doctorow@twitter.com, and @ADSJohns@twitter.com share our work on censorship past & present, and to get your own copy of our limited edition full color exhibit catalog of banned & condemned books from antiquity to today buff.ly/2DXlJWv

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Ada_Palmer/status/

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In Spanish, if you end a sentence with the 🙂 emoji, you have to start it with the 🙃 emoji

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