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elizabeth  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I just got hacked

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elizabeth  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 2, 2020

fall is in the air and I love it!

A little frustrated with the plastic non-profit stuff right now. I feel I'm not a great leader, because even if I ask people to do stuff, I mostly end up doing the things myself. Am i just not asking the right way? Not asking the right people? Not asking for the right things? I'm not sure... But this whole thing kind of reminds me of why I've always liked working alone or in tandem with someone I vibe with. And always hated group projects at school.

On the good side of things, we took appart the shredder yesterday, re-arranged the blades in a different order and it seems to be working like a charm now! Fixed our jamming issues and shreds about 5 times faster. This time spent messing around in the metal shop is part of the reason I even joined a project like this in the first place, I want to learn some random building skills without taking boring classes or struggling by myself pointlessly. But I'm always delegated to organisation, coms, web, business or other computer work because I'm pretty good at it. Glad I broke out of that a little and got to do some fun stuff finally.

Gonna try fixing up the bike we found in the trash at the beginning of summer tomorrow. I've been talking about going bike touring for years now, and it kind of was my Covid goal before I got side tracked. My city bike is fixed gear so it was a no-go, but I also don't want to spend any money on this endeavour (maybe that's stupid? I feel I usually wait waaaay too long before investing in toys for hobbies). I think the bike is almost ready, but the gears are jumpy and funky. Never messed around with it but I'm going to try with the makerspace tools tomorrow, see how far I can get. I'm sure youtube will help. If it's good enough I'll try to at least do the 5h ride to my parent's country house this fall.

elizabeth  ·  18 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How do you hubski?

- Visit at least twice a day, but probably more (if i'm in the city - country house life is my tech free zone)

- My laptop

- Never any emails

- Dark theme for life

- Rarely I PM, almost never

- Love the chat, i visit it every time i'm here now

- Spend most of my time on feed, i'll check chatter occasionally to see if i'm missing something. Bookmarked /newcoms since mk mentionned it last week, might replace my chatter visit with that if it sticks.

elizabeth  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

    I might be more thoughtful about them

while i'm all about thoughtfulness, i feel we're already pretty good. raising the bar even more will have the opposite effect of intimidating new users. That's actually why i've been spending lots of time on the chat. With the removed pressure of always being super insighful, I can have more fun, casual, fresh chats with yall internet buddies.

elizabeth  ·  24 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 26, 2020

love the look of these planks!

elizabeth  ·  26 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: YTS Torrent Giant is Part of a Bizarre & Brand New Anti-Piracy Scheme

    2) If you're still torrenting on public trackers you're a moron.


but then I'm in canada and i've literally never heard of anyone getting even the most measly fine for it. Because "downloading" is not illegal here, only seeding is. We can all be mooches and ignore infringement notices because they hold no real legal power (or so do the rumours say, I'm no lawyer).

Germany is a terrible place to torrent tho - I've had people I was couchsurfing at warn us not to torrent because we're on their wifi and they would be responsible for the fines. And everyone has a story about a friend of a friend getting a slap on the wrist for watching game of thrones illegally or some shit.

elizabeth  ·  26 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: All of my spam is now in German


elizabeth  ·  27 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Long videos don't do well on hubski but I teared up multiple times watching this

One of my favorite channels on youtube recently has been the invisible people one, where this dudes asks homeless people, the sameish 3 questions. And it's just nice to see people's humanity, positivity and how different everyone's situation is.

elizabeth  ·  30 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Husbki geeks: What do I do with the URL for my neighborhood?

As shitty as it is, we haven't really found a better way to communicate other than google groups. Once a year, someone brings up how shitty it is and there's a push to move to slack (which has even been successful once) but then people never check notifications on there, so whatever messages you send are seen by half the people intended.

elizabeth  ·  31 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 19, 2020

It's most certainly too late to apply for anything starting fall... but maybe something for the winter semester? I don't think I could commit to another degree but maybe there's a fun certificate floating around somewhere

elizabeth  ·  31 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 19, 2020

I can't believe summer is almost over! I've been busy, but I can't shake this feeling like i've been wasting my time too much. Time has just been melting away the past few years, in a way it wasn't before. Is this what getting older feels like? I feel I will wake up being 60 years old in a few moments and didn't realize half my life has slipped away already. Somehow, I need to have some concrete accomplishments under my belt, some progress to feel good. I've learned a lot, done lots of random eclectic tasks. But it's all pretty directionless in general. Time to bang out some items off the bucket list and maybe make some more concrete plans for the rest of the year. But what I actually want to do with my time right now is take 1000 classes about all the random skills I'd like to learn. Screen printing, develop photos the old school way, learn to weld, build fire art, fire spin, pottery, sewing, basic programming, electronics, CAD software, get good at identifying wild mushrooms, fishing, butchering... all very doable things to learn at a basic level but all requiring a certain time/money investment and most importantly prioritizing. Some of these things I'm almost ashamed I don't already know how to do, as it seems so simple.The free government money's over - so it's time for my biannual "what am i doing with my life" review :)

elizabeth  ·  38 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reading with a pencil

Good idea! I'll try reading with a little notebook. I never really go to the library to "browse" - I have an ever-growing list of books I want to read, so I just reserve them online and go pick them up when they're ready. I always have 2-3 books ordered so even if it take a while, I get a good rotation. And it's nice to keep a little element of surprise because you never know which book will become available first.

elizabeth  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 12, 2020

I've had a glorious day (and a glorious week now that I think about it).

Weather was great today, I've been in a such a good mood it's almost euphoric. Went to work in our new free office, in another neighbourhood and it reminded me how much I like it here in Montreal. Finally got the banking stuff for our non-profit unstuck - so we can now send and receive payments online! I feel we're finally getting somewhere with organizing/cleaning the mess the basement was. My mother's birthday last Monday was awesome, loving, heartfelt and without any family drama! Drove there after a 3 day reunion weekend with the epic crew of the first (and only) festival we did this year, back in February in Florida. Will try to surf this wave of good vibes as long as it lasts, it's like there is this perfect balance between fun and productivity right now :) Here's to enjoying it before life throws in the next wrench!

elizabeth  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reading with a pencil

    The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.

Love this quote!

I would love to read with a pencil, but I have found (for now) the only way I can read is by borrowing my books from the library. The deadline keeps me from procrastinating and helps me prioritize reading. I've been slowly re-discovering my love for books in the recent years. I feel I've been through many phases - from fiction, to non-fiction, to reading classics to newer stuff. Exited to read some more in the future :)

elizabeth  ·  41 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mother Tongue

Yes! As someone that is fluent in 3 languages, I find the concept of "mother tongue" especially fascinating. My russian is pretty good, but it was essentially shaped by my parents, their friends and Sunday school in Canada. I remember going to Russia when I was 18, and everyone being amazed by the fact I was born in Canada and had no accent. But at the same time, I felt like my slang was stuck 20 years back in time and speaking to people my age was especially weird since I didn't know how to swear non-awkwardly and we didn't use the same filler words like "like". And the thing you'd do in a casual conversation where the Russian word doesn't come quickly enough in your brain so you just say it in French and keep talking knowing everyone will understand you doesn't work anymore.

I even stumble on the same phenomenon in Toronto where people give you weird looks when you sprinkle in French words par ci par là. I find it funny when it happens, because I immediately feel like a spy that has been caught, and often people ask you where you're from right after. In Montreal, even the anglos understand what you mean when you do that because of context cues and that's just the way we talk.

Since I went to an international high school, my french is also very "french from france" at times, and I have never had many close "Quebecois" friends until recently. And sometimes the words they use really take me by surprise and I love it how they have such a mastery over their mother tongue. And sometimes I feel a bit jealous I don't have such a mastery in any tongue. Finding my blank spots is a fun exercise - for example I realized only this weekend I really only know wild mushroom names in Russian. So when I'd find one i thought i'd recognise, i'd show it to my boyfriend and he'd confirm my IDing. But we could not say what it was to any of our friends.

elizabeth  ·  61 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Logistics of terrorism

This shit is scary and horrifying :(

Big props to the "moms" protesting too - sends a powerful message when police teargases a crowd of peaceful white mothers - the very demographic they are supposedly most invested in protecting, right after little white girls.