Bad idea of the day: The Society of the Spectacles -- a secret occult brotherhood to whom everyone who wears glasses belongs

So today I was carving pumpkins with a number of people over discord, when asking for suggestions it was suggested the "judges" for the contest were some kids someone knew who maybe liked dinosaurs.

But I also kinda wanted to carve a spooky pumpkin face, so I had the idea of carving a dinosaur menacing a tiny pumpkin :)

Tools used: One kitchen knife, one lid from a biro, one cocktail stick to help hold the pumpkin in place (I carved too deep)

covid19 aerosol transmission 

"A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air.

Here is an overview of the likelihood of infection in three everyday scenarios, based on the safety measures used and the length of exposure":

english.elpais.com/society/202

One for UK people :flag_uk_fb:

Have you been required to work from home even for ONE DAY since 6 April? 🦠

You can claim tax relief for the WHOLE YEAR – worth £60 or £125.

If two or more of you live in the same property, you're all required to work from home and it's fair to say that costs have increased specifically from each individual working from home, then you can all claim it.

gov.uk/tax-relief-for-employee

#UK #UnitedKingdom #Coronavirus #COVID19 #WorkingFromHome

I have sorta signed up to give NanoWriMo a shot this year because I'm unlikely to be roped into having to help run any LARPs or other large scale events.

I sorta decided this at the weekend.

So did I then start to actually plan out the thing I thought about doing? Oooooor did I instead spend some time fucking around with emacs getting it configured as a distraction.

Oppsiedaisy. Time to actually doing some outlining.

[Photo Novel] Guided tour of Mobilizon

Here is, in pictures, the route of Rȯse who discovers #Mobilizon.

She will participate in events and join a group to change the world, one grain of sand at a time.

framablog.org/2020/10/27/photo

(illus CC-By @davidrevoy)

DO YOU: make YouTube videos?

DO YOU: write a script so you’ll know what to say?

WHY NOT: put that script on the internet so I can save time by just reading it? It’s like you’re getting free eyeballs by disrupting the influencer space!

Tried my hand at another fake Netflix screenshot. Thank you, random stock photo model for starring as Dan.

Having said that, HBO Chernobyl team already found a perfect location for filming and Craig Mazin is the only one I’d trust to make everything look authentic.I’m even ok with everyone having British accents :v LET ME DREAM.

Incredible work by trashhalo and @fribbledom rendering graphics in the terminal with Bubble Tea. 🌈

Check out the before and after where they utilize old school BBS style rendering techniques to double the vertical resolution:

github.com/trashhalo/imgcat/is

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Genius Loci of Hanging Town

Mastodon is a federated microblogging network, so with an account on any instance you can communicate with people on other instances. This one is for friendly people part of, or associated with, the geeky/roleplayer social group of Hanging Town (Lancaster) in the UK.