Much of what we think we "own" online like books, movies and music is actually a form of leasing from Amazon, Google, Apple, etc. These companies may mislead people to believe they own the products they pay for. They may have no idea that their viewing, reading and watching is surveilled.

Working with our members of Congress and other legislative bodies to legally define the word "Buy" and force companies to use "Lease" instead, could help people understand what is really happening.

Does anyone know of good microfic authors to follow? I'm looking to expand my daily intake of interesting writing from near, far, and whoever you are.

Things that are fantasy, alternative universes, good natured, light hearted fun, or any combination of these.

Please no graphic violence, hatred, sex, or the like. I want to escape troubling things.

Thank you.

If you want to democratize tech, don't start with people who are already into tech. Go to actual craft fairs and figure out what little old ladies need from tech that is either a) not being met or b) being met by super-expensive corporate shit.

Like. Why isn't there a raspberry pi workshop/booth at the county fair? Why are you relying on normal people to seek you out instead of meeting them where they are?

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So, hey, I'm a translator. And I'm pretty much *always* looking for more work.

I translate to and from Polish.

Not the most in-demand language in the English-speaking world, but if you need a translation done or know someone who does, hit me up.

I'm good at what I do, I have low rates, and I can work pretty damn fast if that's what you need.

I am also pretty versatile, I've translated everything from literature to marketing to technical stuff.

Help! people: I've fallen in love with the Rico Essentials variegated silk mohair, I'd like to myself a light and lacy top, but I've yet to find a pattern designed for the yarn, and my track record with substitutions is poor.
How can I think about it better?

Ravelry; ableism; knit/crochet community; link to petition 

Someone has set up a petition to ask Ravelry to actually comply with the ADA as they are an American company. Please sign and boost this across the fediverse.

#knit #knitting #crochet #crocheting #ravelry #accessibility #ableism #fibrearts #fiberarts

I knew that the new cardboard desk was bound to have a hitch.
Paper cut.

Wanted: POC consultants for sci-fi story :boost_ok:​ 

I'm currently working on a sci-fi story set in the far future, and it's my goal to create a world that does not feel white US/Euro-centric. I'd like to pay a few folks for some input as consultants. Mostly, describing how they see their culture developing in the future scenario I describe and being available for future questions. Feel free to ask questions here or via DM and please pass this along to folks who may be interested!

A #DIY / #Sewing question.

Can anyone recommend a really good brand of iron on fabric repair sheets?

I've had some, such as Prym and Hemline, come off in the next wash. So I'm looking for something that will stay on permanently. Any suggestions?

There's Sussex, and Essex. And there used to be Wessex.
So why isn't there a Nossex?

Would anyone like to tell me why I've just found 20 metres of cotton twill I don't remember buying?

Hemstitching is soothing, but I'd stopped doomscrolling earlier, I wouldn't have needed soothing!

I'm not really sure how to promote myself. If you've enjoyed my work, and have ever felt the urge to throw some coin at me, I now have a Patreon.

I reveal the filename of the individual story and sometimes have additional notes/thoughts about them too. It's all completely free there, if you wish to check it out. I haven't thought of anything to actually place behind a subscription.

Here's the link, thanks for your time and interest!

Also, auto-corrupt just offered me "Clovis" for "Covid", and while that makes me happy, I've not written about post-Roman Europe in months, so....


Is anyone else getting really anxious about lockdown easing, because there's to much to do, and they want to keep everyone safe while they're doing it?

so today the #tdf starts. the Tour De Fleece #tdf20

it's an virtual #spinning along organised around #ravelry, usually alongside the Tour de France (they're spinning, we're spinning; them on bikes, us on spinning wheels)

this year it's different, because the Tour de France is postponed, but the #fiberart sticks to the original dates, because: why not, why wait.

start: 27.06.2020
finish: 19.07.2020

#Fiberarts folx / #Fibrearts folks,

#Ravelry is offering a survery about their new look.

Please fill it out, especially if you are #Disabled or a #Spoonie.

#Crochet #Knitting

hey ik a lot of people don't just intuitively know how to write image descriptions and alt texts so here's a resource! if anyone has any other resources re: image description and accessibility in tech feel free to add!

If you're looking for a goodreads replacement that isn't owned by amazon, and maybe instead run & founded by a Black woman, then Nadia Odunayo has a treat for you! Her new platform The StoryGraph is still in beta but it already seems fully featured, looks & feels great–it has a really clean clear look, filters, half-star rating options, the works! Check it out!

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