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anyone on fedi selling/sending out stickers at the moment? :boost_ok:

@wakest Hey! I saw an announcement saying that registrations are open again (to invites), but the rules page says that they're closed. Is it ok to invite new folx?

social interaction question 

When you're in a conversation with someone who "hogs the microphone" (that is, talks a lot and doesn't "give the mic" back to you often), how do you handle this?

I dislike this in conversations, but am not sure what a good response is. Some ideas:

1. Stop hanging out with people who do this.
2. Confrontation: explicitly point this out & ask them to share the mic more.
3. Passive Aggressive: interrupt or use other strategies to forcefully take the mic back.

What's worked for you?

Updated the microsail to have jam cleats, using a split in the wood (thanks @rek). Now it's able to be much tighter.

I've realized that the sail is actually too big for the mast & boom! I cut the fabric to match those dimensions, but to get a really tight-trimmed sail, I think the sail needs to actually be *smaller* than the triangle of space here, so that it can have room when it needs to be stretched.

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@sunflower_avenue I *love* non-water vehicles using sails! brings me much joy πŸ’œ

Yay, breakthrough day in voice practice! 🎡

I've managed to figure out repro steps for producing a very low vocal fold mass that I *love* the sound of. I can only do it with a certain phase as mimicry, so I'm excited to start dissecting its constituent components. :3

@rek Great ideas. I'll let you know how it goes >:)

EDIT: as soon as some heckin' wind actually comes this way

fuck it, I'm releasing my databending drum machine TONIGHT

make drum loops with percussive samples procedurally generated from opus codec glitches!~ πŸ₯πŸ’₯πŸ’»

suricrasia.online/opus-databen

@solene I also used to work on mapeo.world, an offline peer-to-peer map editor designed to be used in environments like the amazon rainforest.

@solene fun read :3

re: the part on offline maps, you might find this upcoming project interesting: peermaps.org

@solene Mostly! I have a few shortcuts that depend on Windows key + something on the other side of the keyboard. But once I get into a terminal or vim I'm safe 😌

@rek Yes! That's exactly what I was thinking!

I'm trying to figure out how to create miniature cleats for securing the lines. My first try was to bend staples into a horn cleat shape and hammer them in, but they snap too easily in the bending process. >__<

It's been really interesting to play with & see how it responds. I think it needs some controls somehow on the three points of contact for tension.

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"I wanna understand how sails work.."

"..Let's build one!" 🦊

So, i cancelled netflix and subscribed to trans creator patreons.

i won’t tell you what to do, i’ll just point out that yhe Netflix CEO apparently doesn’t care about trans lives and is happy to put them on the firing line, literally and figuratively

@cblgh I ordered Sunvault in advance, and did chance across the other book while there. :)

Picked up two new/used books from a cute dusty bookstore in Vancouver yesterday! ^___^

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