Social Digest 2022.11.13-2022.11.19

Lately, with the increased activity on Mastodon and the rest of the fediverse, I’ve been trying to engage there separately and more spontaneously than I do at this blog. I want to capture some of that here so I plan to put together a weekly digest of what I’ve shared on my @apollo@seizemeans.com account.

I usually practice IndieWeb’s POSSE, or “Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere”, so most things I put here at apollolemmon.com first and then share elsewhere. Lately, with the increased activity on Mastodon and the rest of the fediverse, I’ve been trying to engage there separately and more spontaneously than I do at this blog. I want to capture some of that here so I plan to put together a weekly digest of what I’ve shared on my @apollo@seizemeans.com and @apollo@cozymech.com accounts.

I’ve seen these little signs promoting conversation installed on benches around Halifax by the civic government. It’s a pleasant idea but felt incongruous with the sign further down the path mentioning a camping ban in a city with a housing crisis the same city government meets with inaction.

Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109344617832744104

I listened to the latest episode of the Book Club for Masochists podcast today, and it was about podcasts. One of Matthew’s recommendations, Mangasplaining, has now added many hours to my podcast catch up list and will probably grow my books to read list too. The first Mangasplaining episode fittingly covers Akira, and it was a fun overview.

Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109350373152378324

I designed the 12-bit rainbow palette for use in my data visualisations. It consists of twelve colours chosen with consideration for how we perceive hue, chroma, and luminance. The palette uses a 12-bit colour depth, so each colour requires only four characters when specified as a hexadecimal colour code in a CSS or SVG file. For more details, see https://iamkate.com/data/12-bit-rainbow/

Reshared from Kate Rose Morley at https://seizemeans.com/@kate@fosstodon.org/109348023783936723

The latest episode of StarShipSofa is a treat with “The Moon and Mahasti” by Peter Adrian Behravesh as the main sci fi story and another intriguing installment of Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H. Sturgis.

Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109356395427494790

When I was last in the Philippines, I visited a weather station in Guiuan. It’s such a striking structure.

Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109357828568528309

The Splatoon aesthetic has always delighted me, so when Nintendo gave away this bag it had to become my default grocery bag. It’s held up well so I have another on the way so I can balance cabbages opposite squash properly.

Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109359384210667261

“Tsundoku,” the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language

https://www.openculture.com/2018/07/tsundoku.html

Reshared from https://toot.community/@openculture/109359949138484032

When I first started thinking on the cozy mech idea, I tried searching far and wide to find people on the same wavelength. I found one tweet along the same lines:

@rockcock64@twitter.com

a giant combat mecha except it’s been converted into a giant camper mecha with an extremely cozy cockpit

like imagine all the room you would have in here once you take all the weapons systems out. plenty of room for a bed and kitchen. let’s live in giant mecha

Posted at https://cozymech.com/notice/APjKZ28VKof3ldqJMm

Celestine has a gnarly cough so our usual weekend adventures have morphed into blanket fort construction.

Posted at https://seizemeans.com/@apollo/109371280837201449

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