Social Digest 2023.08.06-2023.08.12

I enjoyed stumbling upon fascinating posts this week on the fediverse and sharing a few bits of what has been happening in my life.
A Chinese wish pot.

I enjoyed stumbling upon fascinating posts this week on the fediverse and sharing a few bits of what has been happening in my life.


We visited the waterfront again today and Celestine finally got her photo with busker Jenny Jupiter.

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At the seaport we found these two ceramic mushrooms.

They’re by local artist Leandra Brandon. Celestine decided to bring back the blue one.

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While writing about a dwarven buffet restaurant in a mall for my City23 entry for today of course I listened to this thrilling, silly song.

Wind Rose’s cover of “Diggy Diggy Hole” is so fun.

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Food4Dogs has her second Xenoblade Chronicles X video out, and she starts with a look around New Los Angeles.

What a wonderful game! Even experiencing it vicariously through this video is so thrilling.

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Tonight I remembered to snap my periodic selfie with a neon triangle filter.

A selfie taken with a neon triangle filter.
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There’s a new mural off Gottingen Street for local musician Jenn Grant’s most recent album, Champaign Problems.

A mural featuring a take on the cover of Jenn Grant's album Champaign Problems.
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Dan Burt’s new Miles Davis mural on Gottingen is a beauty.

A mural of Miles Davis in a blue shade.
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Yesterday I used Korean mabo tofu sauce to make mabo tofu at home for the first time. I’d prefer a spicer version if I was only serving it for myself, but the mild version was nice.

Mabo tofu and rice on a white plate.
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This poster for a queer DJ event at The Marquee stood out amid the other posters stapled to the power pole as I walked past on my way to a rare day working in the office.

A music event poster with a nude woman lying on her side.
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I’ve used a Miuzei Raspberry Pi 4 case with my Pi 4 since I first got one in 2019. When I upgraded my fediverse server to a 4 GB model I left my old Pi bare while repurposing it as a home file server. Today I ordered the same Miuzei case again. The case’s fan works very well, it is well designed overall, and it’s relatively affordable at $17 CAD.

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Tonight I updated my profile picture with another in a long line of neon triangle filter shots.

A selfie with a person with long red hair and glasses looking forward, all with a neon triangle filter.
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After my mother was diagnosed with cancer she either bought or was gifted this Chinese wish pot. After she passed I was given the pot and inside I found a bag of black sand and a rolled up paper wish that said “I wish for a long life.” It was a heartbreaking aspiration to read after her death. I think of this often to help calibrate my views. There are so many ways we could better support everyone having more of life and it’s important to centre that in how we understand and interact with the world.

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Ten years ago my family held our tenth annual family reunion at my aunt’s home. My sister made this flag for our immediate family, showing my father, sister, brother-in-law and myself. Our family has expanded in the decade since.

A flag with silhouettes of family members on a lime green background.
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The Fighting Fantasy series of game books were favourites of mine while growing up. This short profile in Wired talks about the design of the books and the importance of linking play with literacy, one of the key values of the form.

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We had a nice afternoon walking around Point Pleasant Park and picnicking at one of the gazebos.

Here are a few more shots from our visit to Point Pleasant Park.

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Tonet has been making a bunch of shorts on YouTube and put together this one of Celestine testing her patience.

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