This probably dates me and outlines my entire squishy lefty philosophy, but ...

watching the Discovery opening credits, I tear up every time the original Trek fanfare plays.

The mail program on my Mac has flagged something that I MYSELF sent to a mailing list as junk.

Will my fragile ego survive the blow? Stay tuned, true believers ...


There was a place in Boulder did the BEST breakfast burrito. It was across the street from my dentist, so I got two of them per year;-)

food, medieval history 


The Elizabethans were pretty big fans.

#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 Pricing page:

"If you are looking for an alternative to Parler, this is not it. Please look elsewhere. Thanks."

I hope that's clear enough :)



I'm hoping they are aimed at the Republicans who now get a chance to vote for impeachment and then to remove those who tried to overturn the election.

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As an aside, in the game Ars Magica (great TTRPG), this is referred to as 'nailing chamberpots.' It's a shorthand for being so detailed that you know where each chamberpot is in each dwelling-place ;-)


Tough call ... although I'm back on X Com mixed in with Long Dark, at the minute.

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This is more like what my random notes look like - I try to plug in thorns and Latin abbreviations where I can ;-)

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It is pretty cool. The big shifts in scripts tend to be cultural or language based, but even so, the variation is wide. I could ramble on about palaeography at great length, but I probably should do some work instead ;-)

This isn't quite it - I don't use that medial 'r' much anymore, but some of the rest is close. It's a little fancier than my note-taking hand.


I use a somewhat eccentric roughly 14th century secretary hand for most things these days.

Just remember that sea shanties are a gateway to FInntroll.

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):

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Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.