So I'm researching the proper procedure for giving my #sewing machine a tune-up and it's come to my attention a lot of people are using WD-40 in their machines.
Let me be clear: WD-40 is NOT an acceptable lubricant for anything more critical than a door hinge!
It is a corrosion barrier. It's meant to prevent rust in things like hinges that are exposed to the weather and the like. It does have some ability to lubricate but it is almost never the oil you're looking for.
Many leftists (anarchists, socialists, communists) place a lot of value on direct, personal participation in the political process.
I think that is wrong. Not everybody can handle real-time interactions the same (think ableism) and I have no reason to believe that a sharp and quick wit is the best way to conduct emancipatory politics.
The "direct" in "direct democracy" does not have to mean "immediate and personal".
Part of my #ChristmasBookFlood is Christopher Hogwood's biography of Handel. I now feel I need a recording of the Complete Works so I can track Handel's borrowings and reworkings...
This is ... intriguing :
This is #IoT. Garbage you can't own, which makes you a serf, and costs more.
Update on the #crochet - carrying on regardless!
How many people does it take to track down a problem with a #crochet project? So far I am baffled, and so is my other half...
Found a mistake in the #crochet pattern I am working. The next 20 rows are going to be a bit nervous...
Nice quiet Christmas with the family, but I still need an even quieter day to recover. #LifeOfAnIntrovert
In this picture you're looking at the sun from inside the sun's corona.
Think about that for a minute. This is closer to the sun than anything human-created has ever been.
The two bright arcs shooting from left to right? "two distinct jets of solar material, known as coronal streamers."
The bright spot on the left? That's Jupiter. Almost 500 million miles away.
Sometimes we can do pretty amazing stuff, we humans. In a pretty amazing universe.
Obviously, no publisher would support getting rid of copyright completely, of only out of self interest 😉
But a thanks to @sohkamyung for sharing Spider Robinson's "Melancholy Elephants"
If you haven't read it yet, check it out now. http://spiderrobinson.com/melancholyelephants.html
Copyright may have a place in protectin artists, but it needs to be a LIMITED place that doesn't constrain future art.
Embroiderer, dancer, early music fan
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