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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.)

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!

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:

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

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" ( included this link with elephant footage:

"It's actually bad luck to say MacBook inside an office. You have to call it 'The Scottish Laptop'"

(stolen from

Woke up this morning to find that the back tire on the tootling around town bike was flat.

That's annoying.

No morning tootle for me!

Happy 103rd anniversary of some white guy claiming to be the first to reach the North Pole!

Let's all remember that a Black man (Matthew Henson) and four First Nations men (Oatah, Egingwah, Seegloo, and Ookeah) were all there too, doing the heavy lifting with none of the credit.

✨️ I made a thing! 🎉️

Check out my brandnew webcomic, "Contra Chrome":


Subtitle: How #Google‘s browser became a threat to #privacy and #democracy.

Featuring Shoshana Zuboff, vegan Piranhas, and everything you ever wanted to know about #Chrome but were afraid to ask!

Read and download for free – hope you like it! 😊

And if you do, please spread the word! :boost_ok:

#comic #comics

Dr Who, Toast of London, Matt Berry 

For those of you that like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you like ...

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Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.