I'm coming out of my grey phase, as if a switch was flipped. My wardrobe is migrating from black and grey, to black with dark saturated colors. Oxblood, goldenrod, teal, come to me.

Thinking about registering a domain for a pet project. What are the cool kids saying about extensions these days?

If you asked me if I liked coding, I'd tell you no. I'd tell you that I hate how fiddly it is, and the computers are God awful little things that give me no joy.

But it seems like the only days I want to keep working long after the day is done.... Are the days I have to code something. What's that tell you?

Big ol' pile of nachos and craft brew to celebrate hard work well concluded. Happy weekend, yall 🖤

My body unilaterally decided that I don't need a full night of sleep anymore, and so I found myself listening to Jaron Lanier talks at 4am.

Does anyone have a favorite vegan pasty/potpie filling?

I don't usually hock products on here, but I recently got the Lochby notebook cover and have been using it with several Muji A5 inserts. It's hard to find a traveler-style notebook that isn't leather, this one is waxed cloth (water resistant) and good quality construction. It also has a cute honeycomb pattern inside, and a beefy closure. Overall I'm extremely pleased.

The Pho place on my block sells fresh baked bahn mi bread for $2. I've been walking down there every day for a fresh roll to go with a home cooked lunch. This country bumkin is appreciating city life.

I usually run a pretty tight ship. But once per trimester, I have to use a little python script to do some quick data transformations. Every time, I swear I'll leave some goddamn comments and clean it up so next time it's less of a hassle. Every time, I let myself down. Four months from now I'm going to curse myself again for this hairball of a tool I refuse to improve. 🙃

Merveilles, how do you get good sleep?

Detail shot of the coloration in the brass. There's still some adhesive from the contact paper left to clean off.

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Gehn's crest, from Riven. The first two Myst games had a huge impression on me. Today I honor their influence while also reviving a beat up brass-topped coffee table.

Man oh man I am so pleased with how this turned out.

I'm taking a course on modeling socio-ecological systems and the text is posted online by the professor.

Maybe some of you would find this interesting.

sosiel.org/home

Does anyone here have experience with chickpea-based miso?

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Revision: after going through a whole meal of the besan seitan, I think the texture of pure gluten is better. This batch was far more cooperative to make though, because it didn't expand so aggressively in the water.

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I've always made seitan with pure gluten because there's no shortage of carbs in my life. Today I made it with 2:1 gluten:besan and the texture is really great.

What do y'all put in your seitan? Talk to me.

The podcast Imaginary Worlds did an episode called Solarpunk the Future about optimistic reimagining our current technology that made me think of this place. It's a short, fun listen (30 minutes) for those of you so inclined.

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