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moira

@moira@mastodon.murkworks.net

She/her :blobcatheartlesbian: ex-software dev now writing words for money, fun, and/or survival. I like new people but may be too busy to follow back.

Republicans have campaigned on killing me and mine my whole life, so "Democrats are just as bad" crap gets a fuck off and an unfollow.

I write long-form on my Federated blog at @solarbird. If you want to support me or this instance, have my patreon: http://patreon.com/solarbird

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ascentale, to random
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This question is kind of a continuation of a discussion last week. @esnyder@MylesRyden asks about what good cycle infrastructure looks like on rural roads.

Q8. As someone living rurally in OR, I am not sure what exactly I want changed on most of the rural roads. I would love to hear more about / see some links to / etc. really good examples of what it could/should look like.

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@ascentale @esnyder A8: Actual rural or exurb rural? Are there curbs at all or do the lanes go straight to grass?

moira,
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@ascentale @esnyder (I'm asking because I've seen some pretty reasonable exurb but I'm drawing a blank on real rural. But I'm thinking for real rural you have GOT to have real separation because in my experience having lived real rural speed limits aren't even suggestions and stripes are hilarious, but separate "horse" trails that are okay for biking too? That you can get.)

moira,
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ascentale, to random
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@Shadowsforbars asks a question that takes us back to the earlier days of

Q7. Does anyone have any AI pictures of bicycles they would like to share?

(Or prompts for that matter? Good/intersesting/bad, it'd be great to see a variety. Jeremy_ai, the previous host, would often introduce BikeNite with an interesting AI generated picture)

moira,
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ascentale, to cycling
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@bikescape asks:

Q6. Does your community have a tool library?

Here’s a great video of a Portland tool library with a focus on bike tools: https://youtu.be/NUbFJjPewh4?si=EaA_YXWsZGj3xcVK

moira,
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@ascentale @bikescape A6: I know there are some around but I don't know of any that are really close.

You do see a little of that on Buy Nothing (where loans happen) but nothing super organised.

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@kimu asks about helmet preferences:

Q4. If you wear a bike helmet, what’s your current helmet? What do you like and dislike about it?

moira,
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@ascentale @kimu A4: I have a Giro Montaro. It fits and it's light and has lots of ventilation, and in particular, it has a brim. I want a brim for a bunch of reasons.

(It's also one of the ones Bothell Ski and Bike carries, which narrows the choices a lot for me; they've been around forever and I pretty well trust them.)

ascentale, to random
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Welcome to the May 24th BikeNite! Thanks for joining, and I hope we all enjoy chatting about cycle stuff! Feel free to answer whenever at your convenience. Anyone can join, now or later. Reply to what you like, and boost for visibility.

We'll start out with our introduction (with help from @jfparis)

Q1. Where are you posting from today? Where we are, Spring semester is over or almost over for many students. How does this affect your riding?

moira,
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@ascentale @jfparis A1: Hiya! North of Seattle as usual, up in northern King County. Graduation incoming means that my rides to one particular remote site will involve fewer people on Burke-Gilman, but not that many because more non-students will be on it too.

cstross, to random
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See also: "FAQ: The “Snake Fight” Portion of Your Thesis Defense" https://web.mit.edu/bbaren/Public/snakes.html

See, MIT has it on their web site so it MUST be valid training input for BullshitGPT!

(FYI @lauren )

moira,
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@cstross @lauren this is why dr. jones hated snakes so much

moira, to random
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Literally something Putin did on his long march to making LGBT people illegal in Russia.

From: @JenLucPiquant
https://universeodon.com/@JenLucPiquant/112496434278332562

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moira,
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@euronews Wait’ll they get into healthy years.

moira, to random
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midorifuji looked really good on day 8 [nods approvingly]

moira, (edited ) to random
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the cool literature professor who really wanted to be a philosophy professor enjoying the sumo

moira, to random
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!!

i did not think this was a thing!

jacqueline, to random
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hey can any yanks do me a solid and ask google ai what you're meant to do to protect against dropbears? i'm really curious

moira,
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@jacqueline here y'go:

moira, to Seattle
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Okay so with no show stoppers appearing, I've dropped Greater Northshore BIke Map 1.2 - Late May 2024, which shows bike infrastructure and adds preferred non-infrastructure routes between the Seattle and the new Eastside 2 Line Bike Connector maps.

You can find it here:

https://github.com/solarbirdy/NorthshoreBikeMap

It covers Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville, Juanita, parts of north Redmond that the 2 Line leaves out, and a decent chunk of unincorporated NE King County.

Next up will be a revision of the MEGAMAP, a map that pastes together the Greater Northshore map and the two others into one big poster-sized beast.

moira,
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After the MEGAMAP update, there probably really will be a big break, since infrastructure additions don't show up overnight. But I'm always looking for new data, so please give it to me if you have some!

moira, to MountainBiking
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went on a longer, harder, much bumpier ride and cheap PLA does not do the job on harder rides

that’s okay I have better material to try next

other layers (from end view) seem fine
wide angle making it look no so complete a break but it absolutely is

moira, to random
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oh gods i love this thing but have no space for it

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/zip/d/seattle-workshop-table-with-deep-drawers/7749830020.html

@attoparsec you also have no space for it but I thought you'd appreciate it xD

moira, to baking
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I made a recipe out of what I did last weekend to make the spinach feta baguette:

From: @solarbird
https://solarbird.net/blog/2024/05/23/experimental-spinach-feta-baguette/

moira, to random
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oh wow so many people are out with injuries that they're showing a couple of jurio level matches

moira,
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I was not expecting to see the Romulan ambassador in the crowd, but it makes sense - I hope she enjoys the bouts

moira,
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onosato - atamifuji best bout of day 7 y/y?

although honestly the final three matches were all quite good

moira,
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all-koto girl band in the crowd y/y?

moira,
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the missing fifth member of the band who couldn't get into the same row of seats?

is the band on the rocks? we may never know

NanoRaptor, to random
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What are some numbers in your field that anyone else in the field would identify without even thinking about it, but folk outside may have no idea. Just the numbers, no explanations. Yet.

105 148 210 297 420 594 841 1189

moira,
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@NanoRaptor 72 300 600 1000

arguably also 144

moira, to ai
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big oof

moira,
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@harkl See my other replies. This is a previously trusted source's latest public tool telling people that this mushroom is safe to eat when it will absolutely fucking kill you.

It is a combination of fraud and reckless disregard for basic human safety and if anyone dies Google should be fucking charged.

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