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Dala  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v0.25 - December 10, 2019 (WIP)

Personally I would just wear it as a pendant with the back facing out, it’s perfect as it was designed. I don’t think it needs to be chopped up and made into a weird dragon.

Dala  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v0.25 - December 10, 2019 (WIP)

The back of that is prettier than the front. If you can't fix back into a working watch you might consider making it into some other piece of jewelry.

Dala  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v0.25 - December 10, 2019 (WIP)

    sitting there doing nothing

and looking beautiful. I have always wanted to build my own computer. Well, maybe not always. I'm not young enough for that to have really been a thing, but for quite some time I have. But I am terrified that I would spend a lot of time and money playing with the thing and then it wouldn't work. Now I think I have moved past that desire because I pretty much never use my PC that doesn't move.

Dala  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Please share buggy Hubski things here.

Clicking on "+discuss" is giving me a text box for about a second, and then taking it away again (but not all the time?)

Using: Windows 10/Firefox 71.0 (Firefox for Acer 1.0) ....hmmmm when did we start needing FF to be built for particular manufacturers?

Dala  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v0.25 - December 10, 2019 (WIP)

I swear I took pics of my WIPs last week, just haven’t made my camera talk to my laptop yet, etc. Will update post with pics.


Currently making a mint green scarf, the inspiration for which was not holey but I wanted to practice yarn-overs. This thing is taking forever to make, but also does not help that I messed it up and had to start over twice. I really should put a lifeline in. There is a goof in it but since it isn’t super noticeable, it’s staying. I am about halfway finished now.

The other sort-of current knitting project that I will be working on finishing after the scarf is a white hat that I have the brim completed for. This is made with sock weight yarn and is a project that I am glad to have some progress on after having a hard time getting it started. It is currently on hold because now that I have gotten farther than I ever have with the hat, I am not sure what I want to do moving forward.


So I started this stitch sampler thing and have discovered that I absolutely hate doing those flowers, and so have been avoiding this project because there are two more of them before I can move on to the rest of the stuff.

what else

So, your girl Dala is kind of a squirrel and starts stuff and then doesn’t finish it, maybe it didn’t come out like it was in my head or in the case of some things, are in ‘project timeout’ because they have annoyed me in some fashion, usually this is because I am trying to do something that is above my skill level, but sometimes it is because the ball of yarn turned into a giant yarn barf and I am not feeling like unraveling the knots right now. So I have all kinds of half-done things. There’s a ball of yarn on the coffee table that I started crocheting a granny square cardigan with and after making about a 4” square, decided that I wanted to try mitered square knit instead, but have not frogged it and started over yet. I have no idea if I am spelling mitered correctly and don’t feel like looking it up right now.

Dala  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: To make a handmade stuffed elephant


Dala  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why My Family And I Chose NOT To Car Seat

    I mean, she gives her kids Kraft Mac and Cheese, for god’s sake. Good riddance.

Torn between dying laughing and wanting mac and cheese. XD

Dala  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 27, 2019

Happy Holiday if you're of the mood, if not, Happy Day to you! I got to sleep in today!

The other day applewood and I went on a short nature hike and he learned something new about me. I have an affinity for sneaky video game characters because I am sneaky. Despite having on the largest boots in the group I was probably the most silent while creeping through the leaf-littered trail. This does not really surprise me. Back in the day when I worked retail I often scared the pants off of customers because one of our directives was to approach people in the store if we saw them and see if they needed any help finding stuff. My coworkers threatened to put a cat bell on me. I've also been known to be able to bypass motion sensors, and no I was not trying to do it on purpose. I did not enjoy going to the restroom in the semi-dark.

Dala  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 27, 2019

Wiener puns ftw. When does Bertha get her tiny medal?

Dala  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 27, 2019

    (In case you were wondering, we did the math and after eating that hotdog she was 4% hotdog by weight.)

Do you suppose those folks who win hotdog eating contests are 4% hotdog by weight at the end? Does that mean Bertha is now a champion hotdog eater?

Dala  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

Hmmm, yeah. I might have picked up about four words the whole conference, but it sounds like it was a well-thought-out event. You weren’t boring a bunch of people who had no interest in what you had to say.

Dala  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

I’m kinda sad that I am not at this conference.

Dala  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tesla Wedge

Sorry but that's fugly, and not only will the design not age well, it will not be embraced well in it's own time, except by your rabid tesla folk.

Dala  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Water vapor confirmed on Europa

    Hubski's server is named Europa

Nice - does that mean we're all Europans now?

I want to nit-pick this press release so bad because it makes it sound like the Clipper is going to orbit Europa directly, however I am too busy being fascinated by the dangled bait of the "potential future lander" to be too mad. But I'm wondering now, if you took, say, Curiosity, and put it on Europa, how long it would function in the environment? What would have to be done differently? Radiation shielding? A way to keep heat in/generate heat? If our lander, which needs heat to stay "alive," sat in one place too long on the surface, would it melt itself into the ice? How long would we have to collect and work on a sample before the equipment succumbed to the environment?

Dala  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Slate's 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years

Haven't read anything on your list but Between the World and Me, so I can't speak on those books, but I will definitely second that nomination.

From the posted list, I have:

read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (would recommend - I think of Henrietta occasionally to this day);

Lab Girl and The Sixth Extinction have been on my to-read list;

I have not heard of any of these other books but a few of them look like they might be relevant to my interests.

Dala  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 20, 2019

Just read this post as I watched a guy walk past with an umbrella... it’s not raining here but maybe it’s about to, and I did not carry my umbrella to the lunch spot.