#DIY #sewing #hat
Spouse is making hats! And I'm helping. Here is a wool tweed pillbox style hat she sewed out of some scrap wool from another project. It is lined with linen. The wool was pretty easy to work with. This a style is called a pilleus Pannonicus, or a Pannonian cap and was common in late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages.
i was listening to some teenagers talk in staccato in public, mimicking the way people talk in youtube videos when the ums, ahs and dead air is edited out, and i realized i was hearing an accent. like people from different towns and countries have accents, people from different parts of the Internet have accents.
Because I am getting too many strange signups in the last 24 hours and most people don't read the Terms of Service, I added a Temporary Notice to Masto.host Pricing page: https://masto.host/pricing/
"If you are looking for an alternative to Parler, this is not it. Please look elsewhere. Thanks."
I hope that's clear enough :)
I would highly recommend the Medievalists of Color website for anybody interested in medieval history, and particularly the intersection of race and medieval studies (CW for eye contact on the website): https://medievalistsofcolor.com/
discussing state repression
There are so many prisoners and victims I'm gonna fight for before I worry about these assholes, but I'm also not going to celebrate the bad actions of the state.
I'm going to try to post more #medievalist stuff this year, and since my focus is cooking a lot of it will be cooking-related.
In 1472, a year after his death, the estate of William Gale of York paid for a mass and a meal, and 'Paid to John Gaunton, cook, for his work 1 s . 2 d .'
Gale lived in York, so Gaunton ought to be a guild member there. Which means it's nice to find John Gaunton, cook, son of John Gaunton, locksmith, entered in the roll of the Freemen of York in 1440/1441.
suicide 2020 dumpster fire
My 2020 started pretty well. I was on holiday in Helsinki with my wife.
Then, just a couple of days in, I got an email from a dead man. A friend of ours killed himself and sent timed emails to a handfull of people.
He was a disturbed man, and did some terrible things, but he didn't need to die. He needed help. A year ago tomorrow, I got the email, a day or two after he killed himself. It was a harbinger of the shitstorm to come.
2020 was a dumpster fire.
Tolkien, from birdsite for
Have you seen this @alpine_thistle ?
This link is an interesting story about a recently rediscovered book that belonged to Thomas becket.
Just a great little song. The poetry of the lyrics is striking.
So the holiday slide begins ... checked out of work - on a positive note! - drinking a cocktail I invented called a Trigger (I said to my wife, 'it's a Rob Roy variant, I'll call it a Roy Rogers,' said she, 'I think there's already a cocktail called a Roy Rogers,' 'fine,' I replied, 'then it shall be a Trigger.'), and playing The Long Dark with said wife kibitzing ...
Got GPT-3 to generate new Christmas carols.
Here is "Mild is Rudolph". Are you not cheered and comforted?
Actor/writer/musician/UNIX guru/cook/medievalist and more. http://www.aspiringluddite.com
Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.