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New Mastodon user. During the day I work on and keeping digital transactions safe for commerce and infrastructure. This overlaps with and in general.

To relax I like to shove sharp tools into rapidly spinning chunks of wood to make bowls, pens, sawdust, and occasionally art. I made the mice in the profile banner on my lathe.

My midlife crisis was the discovery that I'm and the subsequent cascade of "oooh, that explains x from my childhood".

Latest pen is the bolt-action Vertex pen from PSI. sells thicknesses from 1/16 to 1/4 in 1/16 increments and I've been wanting to try interleaving them like this for a while. Quite pleased with the result.

Not sure why I bought a couple of pipe kits from PSI but I did and was finally able to use this tiny scrap I'd saved from Christmas ornament making. I love the way the black palm pores show up in both end grain and face grain.

Of course, I no longer know anyone who uses a pipe nor do I know the laws about selling them so it'll be on display in the house somewhere, I guess.

In addition to pen kits, the folks at PSI now offer pipe kits so I bought a couple, out of nostalgia more than anything. Only now I realize there might be laws about mailing finished pipes across state lines and after almost 20 yrs of traveling for work I don't know many people local to me and none smoke anything in a pipe. That I know of. So now I'm going to have two pipes on display somewhere in the house for no particular reason. Feeling like life gets weirder as I get older.

Wondering how long before this trends - or if Twitter would tell us...

How To Leave Twitter for Mastodon via PCMag

pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-get-st

When the theater gets to be overwhelming I re-watch the classic Chris Walken SNL skit Googly Eyes Gardener. It's the exact same approach but at least when Chris does it, its funny.

youtu.be/zc7qJE9Nzo8

Definitely going to start cross-posting to Mastodon in prep for the Great Twitter Migration.

OK, that joke got no play online but the pharmacist at CVS said she was going to claim it as her own and make it a , so I feel somewhat vindicated.

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Q: How does Iron Man make his bed?
A: With sheet metal.

I'm so excited! I just realized that when I wake up tomorrow, the clock in my truck will tell the correct time!

Working on the Honey-Do list most of the day so didn't have a lot of time to do fun stuff on the lathe. Did manage to make one mouse, though. Not sure what kind of wood this is but I dug it out of the cutoff bin at Woodcraft for a few bucks. It was dingy, beat-up, weathered and gray. After cutting, sanding and finishing the texture and grain came alive.

New Mastodon user. During the day I work on and keeping digital transactions safe for commerce and infrastructure. This overlaps with and in general.

To relax I like to shove sharp tools into rapidly spinning chunks of wood to make bowls, pens, sawdust, and occasionally art. I made the mice in the profile banner on my lathe.

My midlife crisis was the discovery that I'm and the subsequent cascade of "oooh, that explains x from my childhood".

With everything else going on I'm glad folks like FSF and DbD stay the course fighting for our basic digital rights. I sent them some $ tonight.

Activists (including the FSF) helped secure a new round of DMCA anticircumvention exemptions
defectivebydesign.org/blog/act

They stripped us digitally naked and justified it with relevant ads, so why do I not see relevant ads?

Here's a depressing thought: If you aren't seeing relevant ads then you aren't anybody's target market. But you are still digitally naked.

I am more about than or these days so here's a piece I'm rather pleased with. During turning the piece flew off the lathe and this is how it turned out after careful repairs.

It's getting harder to rotate my logs, I'm running out of log space, and these are too big to put into a cloud. It's getting to be use-it-or-lose-it time with my log archive.

Client: Why do we need to alert for expiring *vendor* certs?

Me: [Implements cert expiry alert]

Client: Holy crap! 2 vendor certs are expiring!

Me: It's been in the online report for months

Client: I don't read the report

Me: Hence the alerts.

New Mastodon user. During the day I work on and keeping digital transactions safe for commerce and infrastructure. This overlaps with and in general. To relax I like to shove sharp tools into rapidly spinning chunks of wood to make bowls, pens, sawdust, and occasionally art.

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