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Timasomo 2020 Thread #0: Planning Thread

Weekly Task

This is your chance to talk about what you might do, bounce ideas off one another, and solicit feedback in advance of the start of Timasomo 2020. You do NOT have to decide on your official Timasomo project(s) yet, but use this thread to share what you're thinking of (which many of you already started doing in the announcement thread)!

That said, do NOT start working on your project yet either! It is perfectly okay to plan what you will do this week, but the actual creative process toward your goal should not start until November 1st.

Next Steps

The Roll Call thread will go live on Sunday, November 1st. That will be the thread in which you will officially enroll in Timasomo 2020 and publicly commit to your goal!


Timasomo FAQ

What is Timasomo?

Timasomo is "Tildes' Make Something Month": a creative community challenge that takes place in the month of November. It was inspired by NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month. The first ever Timasomo took place last year. You can see the threads for the previous Timasomo using the timasomo tag, and you can see the final showcase thread of creations here.

What are the rules?Timasomo is self-driven and its goals are self-selected. On November 1st, participants will commit to a creative project (or projects) that they plan to complete within the month of November. There is no restriction on the methods/products of creativity: writing, painting, code, food, photos, crafts, songs -- if it's creative expression for you, it works for Timasomo!

Though most will be participating individually, collaborations are welcome too!

What is the schedule?

Timasomo begins November 1st and ends November 30th. All creative output towards your goal(s) should be confined to this time. This week prior to the start of November is for planning, and there will be a few days at the beginning of December given to "finishing touches" before we have our final thread, which will be a showcase of all the completed works. Below are the dates that I will be posting weekly threads:

Sunday, October 18, 2020: Announcement Thread
Sunday, October 25, 2020: Planning Thread
Sunday, November 1, 2020: Roll Call Thread
Sunday, November 8, 2020: Update Thread #1
Sunday, November 15, 2020: Update Thread #2
Sunday, November 22, 2020: Update Thread #3
Sunday, November 29, 2020: Final Update Thread
Sunday, December 6, 2020: Timasomo Showcase Thread

This announcement will be posted in ~tildes. All Timasomo process threads will be hosted in ~creative. The final Timasomo Showcase thread will be posted in ~talk.

Can I participate?

Yes! Timasomo is open to anyone on Tildes! The greater Tildes community is also encouraged to participate in discussion threads even if you are not actively working towards a creative goal. This is meant to be an inclusive community event -- all are welcome! If you are interested in participating but do not have a Tildes login, please e-mail the invite request address here for an invite to the community.

Participants will formally announce their plans to enter into Timasomo on Sunday, November 1st, in the Roll Call thread. If you are planning to participate or just want to follow the event, please make sure you are subscribed to ~creative where all of the update threads will be posted.

What if I have ideas for how to run the event?

Please share them here! I am facilitating the event, but I am completely open to feedback and suggestions to make this the best event possible. I want this to be Tildes' event, not kfwyre's!

33 comments

  1. [2]
    AugustusFerdinand
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    I am participating this year with the intent to finish building my 7AGE engine which will be going into my 1983 Toyota Tercel Wagon SR5 (read: 80's 4WD funkiness). This post is also going to be...
    • Exemplary

    I am participating this year with the intent to finish building my 7AGE engine which will be going into my 1983 Toyota Tercel Wagon SR5 (read: 80's 4WD funkiness). This post is also going to be really long because I'll attempt to explain all of this as plainly as possible to an audience I've observed to generally not be all that mechanically minded. If anything isn't clear please ask questions and I'll explain further.

    Click if you dare...

    Background: Some time ago I picked up this running, driving, small rust spots on the outside, but immaculate interior, white car with about 300k miles on the clock for the low low price of "come pick it up and it's yours." Between obtaining it and when it was last parked, I sold off a couple of commuter cars that I had around and drove this daily for about 6 months. That's when the poor little 3AC (1.5L carbureted engine with 61hp, no that's not a typo sixty-one horsepower) gave up the ghost on the way home one hot Texas summer day, spewing oil everywhere; it still leaks in my driveway just sitting there untouched. It got me home though, but I just know the internals are not going to be in good shape after that and it was destined for more. In the 6 months I was driving it I even found a pristine condition and untouched Suzuki Swift in a junkyard to pull the TBI setup, computers, harness, etc. off of for a carb-to-TBI conversion, but alas it was not meant to be. On to bigger/torque-y-er things!

    Some info on what makes this a little more out of the ordinary than a typical put-the-engine-back-together sort of thing: Nearly all car manufacturers have some sort of naming/designation system for their engines (and sometimes other components, but we won't touch on that just yet) as variations of each engines will be put in different models, trim levels, and/or meant for different purposes. Toyota, being wonderful, has a easy to understand and consistent naming convention along with a general policy of using each engine they develop in as many models as is possible opening options to parts interchangeability. So let's break down what the original engine, 3AC, and the new engine, 7AGE, names mean.

    The number in Toyota engine nomenclature always stands for the iteration or generation of the engine. So the 3 in 3AC stand for the third iteration of the engine family (covered next) while the 7 in 7AGE, yep you guess it, stands for the 7th iteration. So by swapping from the 3AC to the 7AGE I'm jumping forward four iterations (and the technological progress associated) of this engine family.

    The second character in this engine designates the family to which it belongs. In this case the A engine family, which consists of 4-cylinder, iron block, aluminum head engines; with the first iteration introduced in 1978 and the family of engines being produced until 2006. The family designation is not only important to find the base aspects, but also the general parts compatibility options. The Toyota A series engines ranged from as low as 1.3L to a high of 1.8L and, at least theoretically as every permutation hasn't been tried, being that they are in the same family one should be able to swap major part assemblies from one engine iteration to another. For example, of the eight generations of this engine, you should be able to take the first generation block (the lower portion of the engine that houses the crankshaft, pistons, and rods), put in a 5th generation crankshaft, 3rd generation pistons, 6th generation rods, and 4th generation head (top portion of engine that houses camshafts, valves, and moves the air into and out of an engine, more on this later), with little trouble and so long as you do your work with the associated parts to make them play nicely have a working engine that never existed prior. Now, while slapdash assembly of these random parts should work, that gives no guarantee that it's a good idea to use this combination and I just threw that out there as an example without checking things like piston-to-valve clearance, deck height, etc. so there's a solid chance that the random combo above will just slam a piston into the head the first time you try to start it ruining all your hard work. Families of engines can also broadly use transmissions from each other, so a car that came with a 2nd generation engine should be able to have an engine from the 7th generation attach directly to the 2nd generation car's transmission with little to no modification necessary to work. Which is, of course, key to my application.

    The third character in these engine designations is where it starts to get interesting/complicated. For the original, 3AC, engine the third character is "C", but this is actually for the type of fueling the engine uses and so will correspond with the 4th character in the 7AGE engine which I'll cover next. All (or at least all that I can think of) modern inline engines use an OverHead Camshaft (OHC) design, meaning the camshaft that actuates the valves is on top of the head instead of inside the block and working via pushrods in OverHead Valve designs (as seen in many American V8 designs). Toyota did not use any letter designation for engines with a Single OverHead Camshaft (SOHC), making this essentially a blank space in the 3AC designation. So 3AC becomes 3A(blank-space-because-sohc-head)C. In what will seemingly further complicate matters (but actually simplifies it since Toyota exclusively uses Dual OHC engines now) is the two different types of head designations in DOHC engines. Toyota has F and G letters for this designation with F standing for the economical (read: fuel efficient) variant and G standing for the performance variant of the head design; for my engine the head design is the latter designation in 7AGE.

    The final character tells you how the engine is fueled. In the case of the original engine the C in 3AC stand for carbureted (an older technology where a venturi is used to draw a metered amount of fuel into the engine) while the new engine uses electronic fuel injection as indicated by the E in 7AGE. There are other designations that aren't applicable here that fit into various spots in the engine code based the attribute such as high compression (older engines), turbocharging/supercharging, and Atkinson cycle hybrid engines.

    So by now you're thinking "Thanks, but that seems like an unnecessarily long way to say you're going from a 3rd generation engine to a 7th generation engine." Well... not exactly. You see, the 7AGE model engine doesn't actually exist in the original context of Toyota engines. Toyota only ever made a 7AFE engine, a 1.8L fuel efficient mill meant for commuter cars like the Corolla. "So where does the G performance designation come from?" you (quite likely did not) ask? From the 4th generation of the engine family! Isn't this fun?! - Of the A series engine family, the 4th generation is the most famous. The 4th generation was the only one that had a performance variant and was used in the 80's MR2, the Formula Atlantic open wheel race series, and if you're an manga/anime fan it's the engine used in Takumi Fujiwara's AE86 Corolla drift car from the Initial D series. It's an extremely robust, capable, compact, and high revving 1.6L DOHC engine that made very good power for the time, is still no slouch today, and is still sought after by many.

    Remember what I said about engine family parts interchangeability? Yep, that's how this works. I'm going from the original 1.5L SOHC, carbureted, eight valve engine to a 1.8L DOHC, fuel injected, sixteen valve engine by combining parts from the 7th generation, 3rd generation, three iterations of the 4th generation, and a Peugeot engine to make a "big block" Toyota 4 cylinder engine that will effortlessly more than double the power of the original engine and still bolt up to the only-available-in-this-model transmission. This engine's major components consist of a 1.8L 7AFE shortblock (bottom end) from a 1995 Toyota Celica ($250 shipped to my door), 4AGE "smallport" high compression pistons from a 1991 Toyota Corolla GTS, 4AGE high flow oil pump the 1995 Toyota Corolla, 4AGE "bigport" head from a 1985 Toyota MR2 ($75 from a guy I stalked at a donut shop, long story), 3AC oil pan and pickup (because special transmission needs oil pan from original engine, with an adapter, to fit) along with flywheel because it's smaller than other gens to fit in the special transmission, and a timing belt (with a rebroached Toyota timing gear) from a late 80's Peugeot 505 because the tooth count and profile matches what is needed with the higher deck of the bigger block and the new high flow oil pump.

    Ultimately the to do list for the bottom end consists of cleaning the short block, installing the new bearings, seals, gaskets, oil pump, painting it gold, and balancing then installing the new pistons onto the original rods which requires some quick actions with a blow torch and dry ice as I combine floating pin pistons and press fit rods. Top end needs further disassembly and checking while being torn down to get cleaned and soda blasted before reassembly, paint, and mounting to the short block. Then the timing gear, belt, and rechecking everything to say it's good to go. The oil pan and flywheel may not get installed this month as that engine is still in the car and isn't necessary to get the engine assembled at this stage, but if I get the old engine and transmission pulled I'll put them on.

    Not part of this month's project is the rest of the work to get it in the car, new motor mounts, shimming the crossmember (and associated components), fabricating headers and exhaust, deciding which intake manifold I'll use, wiring, and tuning via the Arduino powered ECU (engine control unit, the computer that controls all the fuel, ignition, and emission tasks in your car). Along with all the other things planned for the car like the suspension overhaul with parts from Toyota, Nissan, and Ford, brake upgrades, larger tires to go on the period-correct wheels I picked up, rust correction, prevention, and paint.

    5 votes
    1. kfwyre
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      This was an absolutely amazing writeup! I have literally no knowledge about the workings of cars, so your comment was outstandingly informative while being very easy to follow. Plus, it's got me...

      This was an absolutely amazing writeup! I have literally no knowledge about the workings of cars, so your comment was outstandingly informative while being very easy to follow. Plus, it's got me excited on your behalf! Your love of cars and the joy of piecing this project together shines through in your words. I hope for the best and I am SO excited to read your updates!

      2 votes
  2. [2]
    kyotja
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    I would like to participate this year. Given my penchant for not finishing projects, I'm going to try 2 and my only goal is to finish 1 of them. Make an android app: a gemini browser. For a...

    I would like to participate this year. Given my penchant for not finishing projects, I'm going to try 2 and my only goal is to finish 1 of them.

    1. Make an android app: a gemini browser.
      For a balance of achievablity and challenge, I plan on copying heavily from Pocket Gopher. Enough UI to be usable but not enough to get bogged down in it, and since it's a different protocol I'm sure I'll have plenty to work on, especially since I'm somewhat new to android. I've gotten android studio mostly working, and hope to iron out the wrinkles by end of the month - i.e. be able to build and understand PocketGopher, and familiar enough with the gemini protocol that I can start making the app come Nov 1st.

    2. Make a landscape oil painting. I've befriended a few artists who enjoy the medium as a hobby, and have garnered enough advice from them that I think I'm ready to give it a shot. I'll try picking up the materials from my local art shop before roll call. Wish me luck :)

    9 votes
    1. acdw
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      I'll definitely try this out if you write it! I will watch your progress with great interest :)

      a gemini browser

      I'll definitely try this out if you write it! I will watch your progress with great interest :)

      5 votes
  3. [3]
    Icarus
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    I will be participating this year. I am aiming to write a solid 5-10 minute comedy set for the end of my stand up comedy class. At this rate, I am writing on and off during the week but I really...

    I will be participating this year. I am aiming to write a solid 5-10 minute comedy set for the end of my stand up comedy class. At this rate, I am writing on and off during the week but I really need to put my mind into high gear. At the rate I am going now, I would say probably 1 out of 20 jokes I write are really stage worthy so I gotta write down a lot of crap before I get something that is golden.

    I plan to really only provide updates here, but it will be on Youtube if anyone ends up interested.

    8 votes
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      kfwyre
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      This is both great and fascinating! Do you have intentions to do stand up beyond the class, or is it more of a one-off for you?

      This is both great and fascinating! Do you have intentions to do stand up beyond the class, or is it more of a one-off for you?

      1 vote
      1. Icarus
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        If I can get a good amount of solid material, then I may start hitting up the open mics near me. I did my first very rough set of 5 minutes in class yesterday and got a pretty good response...

        If I can get a good amount of solid material, then I may start hitting up the open mics near me. I did my first very rough set of 5 minutes in class yesterday and got a pretty good response (especially as someone who doesn't really watch stand up nor have watched it live). So it is just going to depend.

        Because my class is in VR, I think I will have to really work hard to transition the performance into real life. Many of the professional comedians who come onto VR and perform say the experience is very similar but there are notable differences (such as no microphone/chair to sit in/water to drink). I live near a location with an open mic once a month, but with the weather changing I have to wonder how long outdoor events like that are going to last. I think there is a high likelihood I will continue to work on it in VR though.

        2 votes
  4. [2]
    monarda
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    I have a spare room that I want to create an altar/meditative space in. Currently the room has a guest bed and a ton of boxes and junk that needs to just go to the dump. I kind of know how I want...

    I have a spare room that I want to create an altar/meditative space in. Currently the room has a guest bed and a ton of boxes and junk that needs to just go to the dump. I kind of know how I want the space to look, but until I get it cleaned out, it's really hard to envision what it could look like. There's also some downed cedar and pear wood on my property that I would like to figure out how to incorporate into the altar.

    I've been thinking about this since you posted the announcement thread, but now that I've written it out, I'm not sure if it fits the theme of creative.

    8 votes
    1. kfwyre
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      It totally fits! You're creating a space! I'm completely on board with this being a Timasomo project.

      It totally fits! You're creating a space! I'm completely on board with this being a Timasomo project.

      3 votes
  5. [6]
    eve
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    I would like to knit myself a pair of socks. It's a project that's been on the back burner for a bit, but I really need a knitting project to get in to before I lose it again. I have the yarn I...

    I would like to knit myself a pair of socks. It's a project that's been on the back burner for a bit, but I really need a knitting project to get in to before I lose it again. I have the yarn I need and all the needles, just gotta get it done. I'll have to see how I want to make them. You can knit two pairs of socks at once and I think that's something I would like to do, hopefully to make them more uniform, but we'll see. I'll have to look up a few techniques and I'll certainly watch several videos on knitting socks as that's generally the easiest for me. Here is the pattern for those interested: Love Socks.

    I also have the goal to write more, but less ambiguously, I'd like to write at least one short story. I'll likely do some other writing I need to do for another project, but that's a bit on the back burner for now. Fingers crossed about this one. I've just been having a hard time writing.

    7 votes
    1. [3]
      acdw
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      Awesome! I'm crocheting a pair of socks right now and it's such a great time :)

      Awesome! I'm crocheting a pair of socks right now and it's such a great time :)

      4 votes
      1. [2]
        eve
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        That's so cool! I've been crocheting a lot more than I have been knitting, gotta balance that out lol.

        That's so cool! I've been crocheting a lot more than I have been knitting, gotta balance that out lol.

        1 vote
        1. acdw
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          I need to learn how to knit!

          I need to learn how to knit!

          1 vote
    2. [2]
      kfwyre
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      Good socks are DIVINE. I love this! Do you have an idea on what colors you'll use?

      Good socks are DIVINE. I love this! Do you have an idea on what colors you'll use?

      1 vote
      1. eve
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        I do! The stripes will be a gray and a pine green/blue with the lil hearts on the heel being a mustard yellow lol. Saying it out loud/writing it sounds weird, but the colors look good together. At...

        I do! The stripes will be a gray and a pine green/blue with the lil hearts on the heel being a mustard yellow lol. Saying it out loud/writing it sounds weird, but the colors look good together. At least, I think so

        1 vote
  6. mat
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    I am going to make a knife. I don't quite know what sort of knife yet, I'm currently feeling quite kitchen-knifey so perhaps one of those, but I'm always interested in suggestions. There's a...

    I am going to make a knife. I don't quite know what sort of knife yet, I'm currently feeling quite kitchen-knifey so perhaps one of those, but I'm always interested in suggestions.

    There's a hammered, ripple-y finish I really want to get to grips with and I think I know how to do it (it will involve making a tool first, and I do love making tools).

    7 votes
  7. Kremor
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    I want to create a web server that works alongside Syncthing with the following requirements: Web interface to browse synced files and folders. WebDAV support. Syncthing API integration. Allow...

    I want to create a web server that works alongside Syncthing with the following requirements:

    • Web interface to browse synced files and folders.
    • WebDAV support.
    • Syncthing API integration.
    • Allow public access to specific files or directories.
    • Create temporary or permanent download links.
    • PWA Client.

    From these, I want to complete at least the first two requirements by the end of the month.


    I'm also working on my personal website and I'm planning in making a pure Vue alternative to Masonry, so I also want to add that to the list... and maybe also share my website at the end of the month 🙃.

    6 votes
  8. acdw
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    I'm going to write 1000 words a day as a sort of lite version of NaNoWriMo. I'm not really long-thinking enough for a full novel, and I like the round 1000 number.

    I'm going to write 1000 words a day as a sort of lite version of NaNoWriMo. I'm not really long-thinking enough for a full novel, and I like the round 1000 number.

    6 votes
  9. [2]
    kfwyre
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    If you've seen my comments around Tildes you know that many of them end up being more blogpost than forum comment. One of the things I like about sites like Tildes (and Tildes in particular) is...

    If you've seen my comments around Tildes you know that many of them end up being more blogpost than forum comment. One of the things I like about sites like Tildes (and Tildes in particular) is that the articles and comments here give me jumping off points for stuff to talk about. It's not uncommon for me to start responding to a post and go down a little intellectual journey as I write, ending up in a spot I wasn't intending to when I started writing.

    A while back I set up a blog with the best of intentions to contribute to it in that sort of manner and it has... sat dormant. For months. Thus, my goal for Timasomo will be to write some posts for it, which is where I could use some help!


    Request for Help

    I'm interested a sort of "community brainstorm" for post starters for me. The intimidating possibility space of "anything" makes writing difficult, but if I have something to get me started, it goes a lot easier.

    Thus, help me out by responding to this comment with:

    • topics in general you think I might have something to say about
    • questions about myself/my experiences/my interests/things in the world that I'm likely to know something about
    • articles you think I might have some sort of response to

    I won't necessarily respond to them or necessarily even use them, but I'd like to have a "menu" of options come November 1st so that, when I start to sit down and write, I'm not doing so without any sense of direction. Feel free to scattershot anything you think might be up my alley. The more I have to work with, the better!

    5 votes
    1. Grendel
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      You made a comment in another post here on tildes about how your marriage could be impacted by the revocation of same sex rights in the U.S. I think a full blog post on that would be really great.

      You made a comment in another post here on tildes about how your marriage could be impacted by the revocation of same sex rights in the U.S.

      I think a full blog post on that would be really great.

      7 votes
  10. Tardigrade
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    I'm printing a 3D version of catan with some of my own modifictions and some of catans expansions. Plan is to print 100 hexagons so I'm not sure if I'll get it done in a month but I'll give it...

    I'm printing a 3D version of catan with some of my own modifictions and some of catans expansions. Plan is to print 100 hexagons so I'm not sure if I'll get it done in a month but I'll give it damn good try. Painting them all can happen later.

    5 votes
  11. [4]
    Grendel
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    I'm into photography and I'd like to shoot a cohesive themed series. I usually just shoot whatever strikes my interest, but having a themed set of photos would be awesome. I'd love help on picking...

    I'm into photography and I'd like to shoot a cohesive themed series. I usually just shoot whatever strikes my interest, but having a themed set of photos would be awesome.

    I'd love help on picking a theme

    If you have any ideas for a theme feel free to comment below

    5 votes
    1. [2]
      kfwyre
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      I don't know if this is too on the nose (and this is mere suggestion, not obligation!), but my mind went to Tildes and thought maybe you could make a series out of one of the site's core values...

      I don't know if this is too on the nose (and this is mere suggestion, not obligation!), but my mind went to Tildes and thought maybe you could make a series out of one of the site's core values (e.g. community, civility, privacy, etc.). I think in particular the idea of a "privacy"-themed photoset could be really interesting, especially if you can find ways to tackle the more digital elements of that through photography somehow.

      2 votes
      1. Grendel
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        That's an awesome idea, Thanks! I feel like privacy would be a challenging topic to capture in photography, but I'm up for a challenge. I think I might be able to do some cool things in the...

        That's an awesome idea, Thanks! I feel like privacy would be a challenging topic to capture in photography, but I'm up for a challenge.
        I think I might be able to do some cool things in the darkroom with obscuring peoples faces, maybe even getting a quote from each person and layering that over where their face is. I guess that's kind of literal, but I'm a pretty literal person.

        1 vote
    2. monarda
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      Since it's fall, the first things that came to mind were decay and loss. The more I thought about loss, I thought it might be interesting to photograph lost things - so maybe that theme would be...

      Since it's fall, the first things that came to mind were decay and loss. The more I thought about loss, I thought it might be interesting to photograph lost things - so maybe that theme would be found? With decay you might be able to play with different developing techniques that accentuates states of decay.

      Whatever you choose, I look forward to seeing the results!

      2 votes
  12. aphoenix
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    So I think I will participate, because of all my oodles of spare time. I'm planning to update my personal website. It's been a while since it was functional. It used to have a photography section,...

    So I think I will participate, because of all my oodles of spare time.

    I'm planning to update my personal website. It's been a while since it was functional. It used to have a photography section, some blog articles that I'd written, and other odds and ends that I found interesting. I have some ideas for things to add in, and I'll flesh those out in the first week.

    4 votes
  13. xstresedg
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    While I will not be partaking this year, I will be watching intently! I hope everyone has fun!

    While I will not be partaking this year, I will be watching intently! I hope everyone has fun!

    3 votes
  14. lionirdeadman
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    I think I'll participate simply by posting blog posts on my website. I think by making it a monthly thing, it'll help me get into the habit and not just drop off the abyss after a short burst.

    I think I'll participate simply by posting blog posts on my website. I think by making it a monthly thing, it'll help me get into the habit and not just drop off the abyss after a short burst.

    3 votes
  15. Gyrfalcon
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    Still thinking I will make a post or two to my website that I worked on last year. Leaning towards one post right now, since I've got other projects going on, and I might also spend some time...

    Still thinking I will make a post or two to my website that I worked on last year. Leaning towards one post right now, since I've got other projects going on, and I might also spend some time converting my site to a different static site generator. It's currently on Jekyll, which is fine, except that it's written in Ruby, and any user defined code is in Ruby... and I don't know any Ruby. I managed to find some code from elsewhere to do some odds and ends that I needed, but I don't want to rely I on that for the future, so making a switch to Python would probably be much better for me.

    3 votes
  16. meerific
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    I'm thinking about doing a creative series on community. Specifically: how we can build better communities online and in real life -- for everyone. I've already talked a bit with Deimos about the...

    I'm thinking about doing a creative series on community. Specifically: how we can build better communities online and in real life -- for everyone. I've already talked a bit with Deimos about the moderation/governance side of things, but I'd like to expand on that research. Right now, I'm considering at least three pieces:

    1. An article discussing my search for a community. I'm a lurker, both online and in real life, so my focus would be on what I'd want to see from the community I'd actually join and participate in [1]. I'd post this to my personal website.
    2. An article which establishes guidelines for creating and running "humane" communities, which I'd post on my humane design-focused website.
    3. A "design story", i.e. case study, of a tool which helps people create, join, and run humane communities. If I come up with multiple tools, I'd create multiple design stories. I'd also post this/these on the humane design website too.

    I don't know how much I can get done in November, but I'm aiming for the first two articles and one design.

    I might also conduct "user interviews" as part of this process, just to get a better perspective on others' experiences. If you're interested in talking about how your IRL/online communities are great and how they aren't so great, feel free to reach out!

    [1] Yeah, even posting this comment cleared a mental hurdle for me. Time to go back in the shell haha

    3 votes
  17. autumn
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    Hooray, looking forward to this! I’m still planning on writing 50k words with my play-by-post RPG community. :)

    Hooray, looking forward to this! I’m still planning on writing 50k words with my play-by-post RPG community. :)

    2 votes
  18. Wulfsta
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    I would love to participate in this, but all of the projects I've got right now are either going to take much longer or much shorter than one month. Hope everyone who does participate has fun though!

    I would love to participate in this, but all of the projects I've got right now are either going to take much longer or much shorter than one month. Hope everyone who does participate has fun though!

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  19. kfwyre
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    I'm using this comment to ping all people who expressed their interest in Timasomo in the announcement thread, just in case anyone forgot to subscribe to ~creative. No obligation to participate,...

    I'm using this comment to ping all people who expressed their interest in Timasomo in the announcement thread, just in case anyone forgot to subscribe to ~creative. No obligation to participate, of course, I just don't want anyone to accidentally miss out if they want to join. Please mark this as noise!

    @everydaycoffee
    @Gyrfalcon
    @Fiachra
    @acdw
    @aphoenix
    @bilbodwyer
    @tindall
    @ohyran
    @EgoEimi
    @Foreverd
    @hamstergeddon
    @eve
    @Tygrak
    @Grendel
    @AugustusFerdinand
    @mat
    @autumn
    @jwong

    14 votes