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Learning to sew by making a tote bag. Used fabric scraps from the East Bay Center for Creative Reuse.

It's fun how quick this is, compared to knitting.

#FediTips and not a subtoot: if you are streaming a thread of toots from brain to keyboard, you can set your first reply as "Unlisted", and then reply to each successive toot. It'll keep the replies from overwhelming people (incl. your local timeline), but interested parties can still follow the thread.

Cyclists taking over Market in Oakland today. No idea what the event is, but I rode with them for a bit on my way home.

People on the birbsite (where the toot above was reposted) have suggested so far: and Instagram for sewing logs

For buying: (local to SF Bay Area, don't seem to have online store)

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As a knitter starting to sew (and embroider), I have a question for y'all experienced sewists: is there something like Ravelry, but for sewing? (or embroidery?)

And where do you like to buy affordable fabric online?

Thank you for any tips/pointers!

Are there examples of a using the ?

Right now uses the ( as a way to prevent non-commercial use while granting broad usage for non-commercial entities; with an explicit "If you're a , you can get an unlimited properitary commercial license for free" policy.

seems to support licensing to for commercial use, which seems perfect!

Optimist: The glass is Β½ full.
Pessimist: The glass is Β½ empty.
Excel: The glass is January 2nd.

If anyone missed it last night, I've launched a BBS (yes, an old-school BBS, text interface, you access it via telnet) to act as a chill social hangout for #trans folk.

Since it just went live, it's very small, but if we can grow it into a cozy little community, I think it could be pretty great.

If you're interested in the details, contact me directly.

Boosts are also appreciated!

dracula daily 

a full third of non-native english speakers apologizing

"I thank you, my friend, for your all too-flattering estimate, but yet I fear that I am but a little way on the road I would travel. True, I know the grammar and the words, but yet I know not how to speak them."

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everything everywhere all at once 

found this on the birdsite and, well, shit

Please boost: People who are at high-risk for COVID-19 complications:

1. What could conferences better do to support you?

2. What policies or resources would help you decide whether to attend an in-person conference?

Y'all, today is one of those rare "gettable by the olds" Heardles.



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