So it turns out that I accidentally have four (!) extra rooms reserved at the con rate for #WisCon. Do any of you who are attending need a convention-rate room?

I am officially declaring the opening of kilt season in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

TIL newton’s pendulum has way more „moves“ than I originally thought it has (never owned one myself and just always saw one in films etc.)

also:

gangnam style ft. newton’s pendulum by xmphysics
m.youtube.com/watch?v=YB7KUGdP

Another quick question for people who speak and write in languages other than English: Do you get upset when people use translation software to reply to your posts if they are not native speakers/writers? Why or why not?

If y'all could boost this post so that I can get more responses from people who speak/write English and at least one other language, that would be great! #CommunityDevelopment

You are cordially invited to a Fiber Arts Zoom Meetup on Sunday, May 22!
PDT 10am-noon; EST 1pm-3pm; UTC 1800-2000

Chat with Fedi friends while working on your embroidery, quilting, crochet, mending, knitting, macrame, weaving, felting, spinning, etc. (Other arts, crafts, and repairs are welcome too.)

us06web.zoom.us/j/82826911697?
@fiberarts
#SunDIY

And, I don't need to watch the voting ... I'll get the results in the morning.

Good night everyone ...

I'm #hiring - do me proud #fediverse and show you can find me a good candidate by boosting for visibility!

Are you a UK-based person with #infrastructure experience? I am hiring for 2 great #jobs. #hybrid working (remote with currently 1 day/week in London). #linux #foss
Great opportunity to work in the exciting area of High Performance Computing. Closing date 15th may so hurry!
tinyurl.com/storageofficer
tinyurl.com/platformsofficer

garden pictures 

This is our horseshoe raised bed from last week. In the back left is tarragon, down center are the chives (some flowering), front right is the rocket, and behind that is rosemary.

Vivant Ranulf and Euphrosyne, new Prince and Princess of Insulae Draconis.

Lord Ranulf defeated Viscount Joel 3-2 in a best of five final.

#OtD 9 May 2012 Vidal Sassoon, "anti-fascist warrior hairdresser" died aged 84. As a teenager in London he fought Oswald Mosley's fascists in the streets with his hairdressing scissors, as part of the militant 43 Group. Learn about the group in our pod: workingclasshistory.com/2020/0

This visualization is a centerpiece of this year's #NASA #BlackHoleWeek. It shows 22 binary star systems where one partner is a #BlackHole. The orbits shown are sized proportionately, but the orbits are sped up by a factor of 22,000 and the black holes are rendered larger than is correct, so that you can see them move; the shortest orbital period here is 2.4 hours. Stars are coloured corresponding to their temperature. #astronomy

nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2022/

re-enactors SCA-specific 

As of the MidRealm's Tournament of the Dragon, the last of my Stateside dependents have been elevated to the Peerage.

Travelling to the US was still pretty scary, given the US and UK attitudes toward the ongoing pandemic, but I didn't want to miss this important moment.

Plus I got to extend the trip and see my parents, which was nice.

Welcome @cobflaith and @KiloGex !

Sorry for the delay, I was travelling with limited computer access.

All better now;-)

Some palaeontologists who are planning to write a paper "Why are Elephants so Small" (svpow.com/2022/04/13/why-are-e) included this link with elephant footage: twitter.com/SusiMJK/status/951

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Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.