It's ✨ #BandcampFriday ✨ once again, which means artists get hella more of the revenue.
I make stuff so have a listen aaaaa https://lightwave80222.bandcamp.com/album/artefacts
Soft, calming ambience for a distant world if that sounds closer tokqhat y'all'ed'st like https://lightwave80222.bandcamp.com/album/reflections-at-star-lake-2
It's #bandcampfriday, and I just released an album (technically an EP? It's 13 tracks but they're short so you decide.)
It's *Probably* the only 19th century banjo album released on the fediverse today, but I'd love to be proven wrong.
Anyway, please have a free listen and follow me on bandcamp, and/or follow my "official" @magicians music alt
(boosts+++! 🪕) http://magicians.bandcamp.com/album/keedysville
Covid, general malaise
Anyway, here are two good articles that I found enlightening:
Covid, general malaise
My emotional arc while reading quality science writing about the virus:
First, a calming wave washes over me. So many smart folks are working on this! We’re learning how to fight back!
This slowly morphs back into dread as I re-realize that my government won’t read the articles, won’t follow the recommendations, absolutely does not give a shit
Another day, another Park Tools video to learn more about the brakes I was struggling with last night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_tDym0G6zo
Tattooing is complicated right now, but Abby and Jill are limiting their appointments, requiring masks, and working in as much PPE as practical. I'm impressed that they're still doing such amazing work given the circumstances
Please enjoy this tattoo done by my friend and artist Abby Goodell of Ink Tattoo in Superior, WI
The name "Good Sudoku" is both a great description of the game, a Sudoku app that cuts out some of the drudgery and teaches you how to solve harder puzzles, and a goof on a previous Zach Gage game: Really Bad Chess
I'm finding that Good Sudoku is right in my sweet spot for an iOS game: easy to pick up and put down, engaging enough that it offers a moment's distraction as an alternative to doom-scrolling
I see memes about certain types of cishet guys being obsessed with tools, and it's clear the meme-maker doesn't understand that some people express love through their hands. Tools are amplifiers of our hands, of our physicality, which is how we communicate love. By building or fixing things for people.
So yeah, of course we're excited about that new belt sander or whatever. For us, getting a new tool is like learning a new way to say "I love you."
I don't have access to many of the tools and equipment that would make this job easier.
I express love through my hands, and that's much harder now than it was when I had access to my regular workshop, so I feel my capacities for expressions of love diminished, which is very hard for me.
The Yin and Yang of Mac-Groveland landscaping #florespondence
I like riding bikes and writing code and playing roller derby and doing nice things for people
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