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  1. Comment on Timasomo 2022: Roll Call in ~creative.timasomo

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    I am using this pattern since it seems pretty forgiving. I’ve got about half of the back panel done, so my stretch goal is to also make a matching sweater for my littlest dog. :)

    I am using this pattern since it seems pretty forgiving. I’ve got about half of the back panel done, so my stretch goal is to also make a matching sweater for my littlest dog. :)

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of October 3 in ~news

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    I’m signed up to work the polls again in November. It’s gonna be a looong day.

    I’m signed up to work the polls again in November. It’s gonna be a looong day.

    7 votes
  3. Comment on What have you learned from moving to a new place? in ~talk

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    I am! I was rereading some journal entries I wrote about a year ago, and in so many of them I described myself and my life as “stable,” which is not something I felt for a majority of my life....

    I hope you’re feeling more centered in your current location.

    I am! I was rereading some journal entries I wrote about a year ago, and in so many of them I described myself and my life as “stable,” which is not something I felt for a majority of my life. It’s a really nice feeling to feel so settled and content with where I am.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Timasomo 2022: Roll Call in ~creative.timasomo

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    My yarn and crochet hook arrived, so 𝑻𝑰𝑴𝑨𝑺𝑶𝑴𝑶 𝑺𝑾𝑬𝑨𝑻𝑬𝑹 is a go! Getting started on it this morning before a bike ride.

    My yarn and crochet hook arrived, so 𝑻𝑰𝑴𝑨𝑺𝑶𝑴𝑶 𝑺𝑾𝑬𝑨𝑻𝑬𝑹 is a go! Getting started on it this morning before a bike ride.

    11 votes
  5. Comment on What did you do this week (and weekend)? in ~talk

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    I use Notion to organize a lot of my at-home life. Really great tool, especially for collaborating with other folks who may not want to use Google for whatever reason. :)

    I use Notion to organize a lot of my at-home life. Really great tool, especially for collaborating with other folks who may not want to use Google for whatever reason. :)

    4 votes
  6. Comment on What did you do this week (and weekend)? in ~talk

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    I made a bracelet as a gift for a friend. I haven’t made one in several years, but it went really quickly and turned out great! Very easy activity to do while watching TV.

    I made a bracelet as a gift for a friend. I haven’t made one in several years, but it went really quickly and turned out great! Very easy activity to do while watching TV.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on What have you learned from moving to a new place? in ~talk

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    I always have too much stuff. Making friends is a learned skill. Exploring a new town/city is really, really fun. I’m so very sick of moving. Context on the last one: I had lived in about as many...
    • I always have too much stuff.
    • Making friends is a learned skill.
    • Exploring a new town/city is really, really fun.
    • I’m so very sick of moving.

    Context on the last one: I had lived in about as many places as I was aged in years in my early 20s. I’ve now lived at the same address for 4-5 years, and it’s so nice to do some nesting and really grow some roots.

    11 votes
  8. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2022! in ~tildes

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    I’d love to see this! I have a small hammer I take camping on my bicycle trips, and it’s one of my favorite tools.

    I’d love to see this! I have a small hammer I take camping on my bicycle trips, and it’s one of my favorite tools.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2022! in ~tildes

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    Ohhh! I just ordered supplies to crochet a sweater, and 𝑻𝑰𝑴𝑨𝑺𝑶𝑴𝑶 is great motivation to actually get it done and not give up halfway through.

    Ohhh! I just ordered supplies to crochet a sweater, and 𝑻𝑰𝑴𝑨𝑺𝑶𝑴𝑶 is great motivation to actually get it done and not give up halfway through.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I don't have a reference for what 4-year-olds like, but maybe? The language is definitely kid-friendly (nothing even remotely NSFW), and there's no romance story. If they'd enjoy Pokemon, I'd say...

    I don't have a reference for what 4-year-olds like, but maybe? The language is definitely kid-friendly (nothing even remotely NSFW), and there's no romance story. If they'd enjoy Pokemon, I'd say they'll have fun playing, especially with a little bit of help on what to do next, since a lot of that is written out and dependent on reading level.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Reddit CEO Steve Huffman discusses how he wants every subreddit to be its own media company and he wants to see money being exchanged from users to users and users to subreddits in ~tech

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    Easily one of my favorite subreddits. 🍕

    Easily one of my favorite subreddits. 🍕

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I made my first candle last weekend, and now I’m looking into ordering supplies to make even more. I’ve always been somewhat interested in it, and I’ve taken a deep dive looking into suppliers and...

    I made my first candle last weekend, and now I’m looking into ordering supplies to make even more. I’ve always been somewhat interested in it, and I’ve taken a deep dive looking into suppliers and figuring out what temperature to add fragrance, dyes, and do the actual pouring.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Don’t feel like a dummy for loving the Dummies guides: The history of the Dummies guides in ~books

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    PHP & MySQL for Dummies is exactly how I got into web development. I have fond memories of that book!

    PHP & MySQL for Dummies is exactly how I got into web development. I have fond memories of that book!

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of September 19 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I got hit pretty hard with it last week. Ended up missing work everyday except Monday, high fever, headaches, congestion, and I still have a lingering cough. I can’t imagine what this would have...

    I got hit pretty hard with it last week. Ended up missing work everyday except Monday, high fever, headaches, congestion, and I still have a lingering cough. I can’t imagine what this would have been like without getting vaccinated and booster’d last year. Looking forward to getting that second booster!

    3 votes
  15. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I started playing Ooblets on the Switch yesterday. I didn't have very high expectations, but it is really knocking it out of the park for a $30 game. There's so much to do, the art style and humor...

    I started playing Ooblets on the Switch yesterday. I didn't have very high expectations, but it is really knocking it out of the park for a $30 game. There's so much to do, the art style and humor is on point, and the dance battles are actually pretty fun. The music is also really well done. I've been describing it as a mix of Stardew Valley, Pokemon, and Animal Crossing. I think I'm only scratching the surface, and I've already sank 8-10 hours into it.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Tech workers are paying $75K for leg-lengthening surgery in ~health

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    This immediately makes me think of Gattaca.

    This immediately makes me think of Gattaca.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of September 12 in ~health.coronavirus

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    My partner picked it up and tested positive yesterday. Not sure if he got it on his work trip or during a music festival we attended over the weekend. We're both fully vaccinated, though we...

    My partner picked it up and tested positive yesterday. Not sure if he got it on his work trip or during a music festival we attended over the weekend. We're both fully vaccinated, though we haven't gotten the second booster yet. I have had no symptoms, and I haven't tested yet, but I'm going with the assumption that I do have it and have been cancelling my plans for the week. My partner has been less lucky. He's had a high fever, chills, and has felt weak/dizzy to the point of almost passing out today.

    Fingers crossed he feels better soon (and that I don't catch it).

    8 votes
  18. Comment on Scooters and three-wheelers are really what’s driving an EV revolution in ~enviro

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    I picked up an e-bike a few months ago, and it’s my go-to choice for any trip that is just me. I still drive when I need to take the dog or my partner is going with me, but those little one-person...

    I picked up an e-bike a few months ago, and it’s my go-to choice for any trip that is just me. I still drive when I need to take the dog or my partner is going with me, but those little one-person trips add up!

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Apple’s iPhone 14 event: The nine biggest announcements in ~tech

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    I actually don’t mind the reduced battery life. I feel like it makes me use my phone a little less, since I know I have to conserve it. :)

    I actually don’t mind the reduced battery life. I feel like it makes me use my phone a little less, since I know I have to conserve it. :)

    1 vote
  20. Comment on What are some good ultra-low-spec computer games? in ~games

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    Warning: Factorio is a huge, lovely time sink. My partner and I played co-op at the beginning of the pandemic and sank a good 100 hours into it. I did nothing else during my free time, haha.

    Warning: Factorio is a huge, lovely time sink. My partner and I played co-op at the beginning of the pandemic and sank a good 100 hours into it. I did nothing else during my free time, haha.

    6 votes