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applewood  ·  298 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 1, 2019

Browsers- For a few days, Firefox would not allow add ons to run. As a result, I decided to give Brave a shot on my tablet and overall, I was unimpressed. Unlike with Firefox with the uBlock Origin add on, in Brave I wasn't given granular control over what domains traffic was blocked from nor was I able to see what domains were trying to push content in any given site. Additionally, with their Brave Rewards system, "friendly ads" come through and on the reviews on Google's App Store where people have complained about this, the developers claim that feature can be toggled off in settings. The version I had did not have such a toggle. On the other hand, it was relatively fast, which was nice, and the interface looked rather sharp, which was also nice, but now that Mozilla has straightened their act back up, I'm happy to be back onto Firefox.

Books- I recently treated myself by picking up a copy of Imagine a Forest by Dinara Mirtalipova. It's a wonderful little book and I absolutely love her artwork for being a great balance of traditional European Folkart with a more modern feel. It was a great impulse purchase and I'm glad to have it. I also recently picked up a book called Zakka Embroidery, after thumbing through a few pages and loving what I saw. I haven't really gone through it yet, so I can't say too much about it, but I think overall it'll be a nice addition to the library.

Work- Honestly, work has been going a bit rough lately. I won't go into details, but I'm praying things turn around. If not, it'll probably be time to start job hunting again.

Crafts- nexto and a relative of mine both gave me some good ideas and advice on how to potentially save my rabbit project. Unfortunately, the twill I'm using is just stubbornly uncooperative and the more I work with messing with the pieces I made, the less they want to stay together. Which is fine, it's a good learning experience. Instead of letting the rest of the pieces go to waste, I'll practice embroidery a bit on them. I think next time around, I'm gonna a) blow up the templates a bit to give me more edge for sewing and b) experiment with a few starches or spray adhesives or something to try and get the material to stay put longer.

Edit: goobster dropped some good advice in that thread that I think might save the project. Combined that with some of the fabric I've been experimenting with because nexto got me to thinking, I think I might be able to make something that works and might even look halfway good. Sincerest thanks again, to both of you guys, you've saved me from some real frustration.

Pets- Know what's interesting about dogs? One is often more than enough. In fact, one is often one dog too many. Yet paradoxically, at the same time, one dog just isn't enough and maybe it'd be nice to own two or three dogs. Also, if the wife and I ever become rich eccentrics, we're gonna get a llama as our rich, eccentric pet.

lil  ·  298 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There's something inspiring and charmingly readable about subheadings.