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thegiddystitcher

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Proud multicrafter, making cool stuff and all over the Fediverse like a rash. Find my various stuff at linksta.cc/

Gamedev alter ego: @TeaHands

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Yeah this is a normal phrase in British English too. Today you learned!

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Most “pranks” are just a) terribly unfunny, b) actually bullying by another name, or c) both.

If we could just keep the rare good ones I’d be all for it, but alas!

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I’m sure anyone reading this in the UK is already aware of MSE but just in case: moneysavingexpert.com/…/savings-accounts-best-int…

A quick glance suggests most of those really high ones are time-limited bonus offers, but other places are doing quite high interest in general e.g. Marcus is paying 4.75%.

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Making things, mostly.

Lots of crafts like knitting, crochet, cross stitch, sewing, felting, origami, faffing about with clay, etc etc. And gamedev which I basically think of as the same sort of hobby because it’s just making a different sort of thing.

Making YouTube videos about all of the above, in defiance of the algorithm gods.

Reading any and all scifi I can get my hands on, plus the Discworld series just over and over again endlessly on a loop.

Also the amount of time I spend on Mastodon and Lemmy probably means it counts as a rather lame hobby at this point…

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3d printing is useful for almost any hobby if you try hard enough!

We got really into making handmade dice for a while there, and used our resin printer to make custom master dice with our logo on. And I’ve used it to print out useful bits and bobs for cross stitch too. Someone I follow on Mastodon 3d printed a sock knitting machine, that was very cool.

Truly 3d printing is the hobby that keeps giving!

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Yeah it’s the same sort of challenge and satisfaction at a solution, completely agree!

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I think we all do that a bit, tbh. But when I get to the “rip it” stage I just put it in a timeout box instead, work on a new thing, then usually the desire to get back to the original thing will return eventually! If it really doesn’t I’ll also frog but that’s relatively rare.

Bonus of having so many craft hobbies I guess, there’s always some other WIP to switch focus to!

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Lol I feel this

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Is your channel going to be on a particular theme or anything?

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This time last year, the night before our wedding, we stayed at a cheap hotel 15 minutes away from home, ate pizza in the room and watched Top of the Pops with Mastodon. So tonight to celebrate the fact that we somehow survived the year we’ll be staying in a cheap hotel 15 minutes away from home, eating pizza in the room and watching Top of the Pops with Mastodon.

Also despite me being middle aged now, my mam and grandma sent us a ton of chocolate. So that’s the rest of the weekend accounted for.

Happy Easter everyone!

Edit: haul

https://i.imgur.com/Fs9xyk3.jpg

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No but it has a hashtag and a very sarcastic community who all watch the reruns together on a Friday.

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Not these ones you can’t, soz

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There’s one doing this right outside my bedroom window as we speak, just woke me up earlier than necessary on a bank holiday.

Mi esperas, ke li estas eterne sola 😒

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If it’s not in my completed tasks history, it doesn’t count. I want it to count!

[release] 1.9.0-20240328-pre (github.com)

In case anyone missed it, today I released the last pre-production release of March. There are many improvements to the Explore section which has been polished and can now be used to explore a whole other instance in guest mode (by selecting the “Explore ” option in the top right menu from a community or user detail)....

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Really looking forward to the multicommunity fixes, that’s been the big outstanding thing for me. Thank you for the update!

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Ngl that damn streak took over my life at one point, I was over 1000 days and climbing. Decided one day to just…let it go on purpose. To no longer be caged by the tyranny of the owl.

Highly recommend it, the sense of freedom is unreal.

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Kept it going for a while, making sure to take a day off once a month to avoid building another stressful streak. But I kinda got to the end of its usefulness and wandered off to other things.

Just started learning Spanish and I thought about firing it up again but the app is such a mess these days I actually can’t face it.

Edit: Remember getting rid of the streak doesn’t actually lose your “progress” in learning the language, which is presumably the important part. It’s just a meaningless number. You can do it!

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Exactly!

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It probably depends on which language you’re learning and whether there’s a good deck available but I’ve moved onto flashcards with Anki.

The main problem with Duo (before all of its current problems) used to be that it didn’t really give much context unless you were on the full website and clicked through to read the grammar rules, but the card deck I’m using for basic Spanish has all of that built in and visible from the start so it’s been a good foundation on the language.

I’ve also heard excellent things about something called the “pimsleur” method but that seems expensive to access through official means. I’m sure there are other ways to try it out, of course…

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Me too :(

I moved to Raccoon which I’m hopeful will eventually have all my fave features from other apps but we’ll see.

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