oh noes, there's a rogue unicode character somewhere in my bibliography. The file has about 2400 lines 😱 #latex
If you want FOSS tools to still be the "I pay for it with my time because my time is meaningless" then we don't need to change a thing. Keep on making it so folks have to play some perverse roulette to ensure that things work with outside printers and publishers.
But if we're ever going to show that we're just as good as the professional tools then we need to start emulating all of the imperfections of those tools. Specs be damned, if everyone else figured it out so can we.
I'm gifting my sister wool for a new #knitting project she got to choose and she chose the Hue Shift Afghan, explicitly not wanting the standard rainbow pattern. I think I have an idea for a blue-green-yellow hue shift that fits her living room well, but now I'm desparately looking for reasonably-priced wool that ships to Germany. Because OF COURSE, the suggested KnitPicks #yarn does not. Any suggestions/experiences?
@Juju have you seen the polar bear baby at Hannover Zoo? SO TINY
Art project idea:
"Gendered" bathrooms with e-paper signs that change to different arbitrary symbols every day.
Symbol pairs will be chosen so that each day most people will manage to fit in but each day someone else would actually prefer a third/forth/fifth option.
Examples: Star Wars vs. Star Trek, Apples vs. Bananas, Vim vs. Emacs, Triangles vs. Squares, Coffee vs. Tea, …
you get the idea…
Oh yes, I had a Request for #Fiberarts / #Fibrearts folx. I had a pattern gifted to me last year, but the problem is, while the rest fits, I'm too busty for it. If there's anyone with experience modifying #Crochet patterns, if I FF Send it and my measurements to you, will you help me modify it for my bust? It's a cardigan, so I feel like it can't be a lost cause, you know? Alternatively, tell ME how to do it.
Knitting, finishing all the things
Why not stay home this Black Friday with some awesome indie creator content instead?
✅ pyjama-wear appropriate
✅ no crowds
✅ discover something new
✅ supporting people not corporations
✅ great value
Indie content: the civilized way to enjoy your Friday.
Creators, please reply with your digitally available books/games/comics/TTRPGs/anything people can enjoy from home on Friday! Sales not necessary.
home ownership, slightly negative
Today, I spent two hours of cataloging and documenting expenses (you know, like 20 different cash receipts for paint and mortar and buckets and such), followed by one hour of concentrated research about lamps and colour temperatures (black friday preparation for adults™️) and I am still not done because I need to speak with our bank liaison for a walkthourgh on yet another form that doesn't map at all to our project reality.
on weirder earth and the wider fediverse, our honorable users did not get told that
it has unfortunately only made the rounds on corporate social media while the fediverse didn't take adequate note. as a mod on this instance I need to remedy that!
Hi and good morning! I would like to write an update on my (German) articles about joining #mastodon, and I admit I'm not up to date about the cool and quirky instances that do fun stuff, like ephemeral.glitch.social that deletes toots based on the moon phase. Can you please help? Thank you for answers and boosts! 💖
Feral enby. I'm not an interesting person. EN/DE. I only boost stuff that is properly CW'd and has image descriptions (where applicable).
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