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mjausson

@mjausson@mastodon.design

I live in #SiliconValley in the #BayArea. Here I design #greetingCards and teach others how to make them.

In my spare time, I #garden and serve my two #cats.

Toots may be laced with #humor. I use affiliate links whenever possible.

#tfr #fedi22 #cardmaker #papercraft

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ai6yr, to random

Saw the aftermath of a friend's goat's encounter with a pair of mountain lions. It was NOT pretty. I guess I'm not going hiking around at night at their house, LOL.

mjausson,
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@ai6yr Poor goats.

ai6yr, to random

My wariness of plumbers further cemented by a local plumber who is charged with BOTH killing a rival and also allegedly killing one of his 72-year old customers. https://digitaledition.toacorn.com/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&pubid=2f3c2eb8-1d97-45c8-91ba-0ee05ae28940

Article describing the murder of a 72-year old, by his plumber

mjausson,
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@ai6yr I thought being a plumber was very lucrative. Did he have a drug habit or gambled or something?

mjausson, to random
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Wow, I just spent 30 minutes waiting for my lunch date before realizing that we agreed to meet tomorrow. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

samhainnight, (edited ) to random
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It’s a cool day today AND my baking stuff is unpacked (I think), so today I’m making scones! It’s my family’s recipe, and is miles better than the dry, brittle stuff the coffee shops sell. 😃 Recipe Incoming
1/3

mjausson,
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@samhainnight That sounds tasty!

ai6yr, to random

Hmm...

mjausson,
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@ai6yr LOL This Swedish person agrees with the sentiment. Most Swedish people slather it with homemade mustard to avoid actually tasting it.

Although it's still better than surströmming.

mjausson,
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@ai6yr @dogfox No meatballs for you then, Ben. 😂

Seriously, if you want to try something exotic that's actually good, take a look at the pickled herring at Ikea. Regular pickled herring or mustard herring are genuinely great on a sandwich.

Pagan_Animist, to random
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It IS purple, and aside from needing a cut, I love it!

Not the most flattering angle, you know!

mjausson,
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@Pagan_Animist Love the color!

ai6yr, (edited ) to random
mjausson,
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@ai6yr Wow, "moulage" was not pronounced the way I thought it was! But the comments say it's wrong. Now I'm thoroughly confused. 😵‍💫

https://youtu.be/faNWRuVrFjY?si=jX2CRpW0eqF8odbV

sysop408, (edited ) to random
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Shout out to every designer and developer who've ever had a client become severely distressed over Lorem Ipsum text.

Total solidarity with anyone who've had the same person freak out twice.

mjausson,
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@sysop408 LOL How do you even find these people? I prefer to do my user testing with people outside the Bay Area, because people here are very online compared to the rest of the US. I guess your clients are the exceptions that prove the rule. 😂

ai6yr, to random

Paying a car service to pick up the relatives at LAX, I have hit my free Uber limit.

mjausson,
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@ai6yr Congrats on leveling up! 🏆

Cat_LeFey, (edited ) to paganism
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Hail Freya, it's Friday!
For this week’s I'm reviving an age-old pagan debate.
This is a two-part question:

Do you think cursing/hexing is an acceptable practice?

Have you done it?

mjausson,
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@Cat_LeFey I think outright cursing can be warranted in some cases, but I've never done it. Even when warranted, I didn't want to be entangled in the cursee's energy or fate.

OTOH reflecting back a person's energy toward themselves can be very effective. As long as the recipient is a non-psychotic adult, in my book reflecting back is ethically neutral. In my experience it's best combined with a banishing. They usually stay gone after that.

ai6yr, (edited ) to cycling

Achievement unlocked. Went to the farmer's market on a combo of bus and bike. Learned many lessons...

mjausson,
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@ai6yr Is there a phone number for parking enforcement you can call to clear the semis out of the bike lane?

mjausson,
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@ai6yr Even worse! 😱

ai6yr, to random

No coffee?! No hot peppers?!?!?! No bike riding?! Impossible! 😱

mjausson,
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@ai6yr A whole week? That's harsh.

mjausson,
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@ai6yr I sympathize. 😴

In a previous job I had someone get mad at me for yawning. 🥱 Not sure what he expected me to do about it in the middle of a meeting.

mrundkvist, to Archaeology
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Back when #BigData was the fashionable buzz word, I repeatedly had to explain to enthusiasts that archaeological data are not just Big, they are Confused and Patchy and Hairy.

I can't really see how the current generative algorithms could make me obsolete or even speed up much of the work I do. Because I'm in this really niche activity with no commercial potential that demands constant engagement with wildly non-standardised data as well as creative writing about them.

#archaeology #llm #ai

mjausson,
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@mrundkvist AI could help you write about the data. It's great at summarizing stuff. E.g. on the US Amazon site, AI provides a summary of the reviews at the top. When I've checked, the summaries have usually been pretty accurate.

Train it on your collected writing up to this point, then give it data on your latest excavations and tell it to write something similar. Then you become the editor, rather than the author.

sysop408, (edited ) to random
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Exhibit 921 of what it's like to work with . I asked some people for their logos converted into one color images for screen printing purposes. I also offered to do the conversion for anyone who couldn’t do it themselves.

I just got a logo back that looked like someone printed it out and then meticulously colored it in using a black fine point felt tip pen… an impressive effort to be sure.

The absurd and difficult parts of working with small businesses is also what I love about it. You'll never be bored and if you thought you've seen it all, just wait a minute.

mjausson,
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@sysop408 Was it usable for screen printing purposes?

ai6yr, to zerowaste

Recycling tip: It looks like the primary collector of old eyeglasses in my are is the Lions Club. They have eyeglass donation boxes around the city. https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/conejo_valley/page-6.php

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@PDX_Roald @sysop408 @ai6yr

Amazing work! I found a list of South Bay places that will accept used eye glasses for De Anza Lions Club.
https://deanzalions.net/about/eye-glasses-recycleing/

mjausson, to random
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Having watched Safiya Nygaard tuft a rug, I too want to try it.

There's a place in San Jose that offers rug tufting workshops. They start at $100 though. That's perfectly reasonable for a 4-hour experience, but more than I'm comfortable spending right now.

https://youtu.be/nkPfwXRy3s4?si=tGaxYMqhvhvsKs7Y

https://528-entertainment-sj.square.site/

ai6yr, to random

Paywall, so I can't read a word of this, but "ultra-competitive"? 🤔

#beekeeping

Mercury News: When bees swarm in the Bay Area, who you gonna call? These heroes. Inside the daring, ultra-competitive work of the beekeepers who race to collect loose swarms.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2024/05/14/when-bees-swarm-in-the-bay-area-who-you-gonna-call-these-heroes/

mjausson,
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ai6yr, to furniture

My 1979 Knoll office chair... needs new foam. Any furniture restoration folks here tried one of these? May move this on, but if foam replacement is easy may add another project to the list.

mjausson,
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@ai6yr Are there zippers anywhere? How is the yellow canvas attached to the chair?

ai6yr, to H5N1

LA Times: Despite H5N1 bird flu outbreaks in dairy cattle, raw milk enthusiasts are uncowed https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2024-05-12/raw-milk-enthusiasts-uncowed-by-bird-flu-risk-in-dairy

mjausson,
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@ai6yr 🤯 🥶

ai6yr, to gardening

GREAT opportunity for those in the Conejo Valley/Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park. There is an opportunity for $250 in FREE PLANTS (plus help) to convert your yard into a native garden from the local Audubon society. https://wp.conejovalleyaudubon.org/conservation/lawns-to-habitat/

mjausson,
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@ai6yr With an established native garden you don't need it. But realistically it's going to take most people at least 3-5 years to get to that stage. If they lose lots of plants every time they take a vacation, it takes even longer. Automatic systems save time, money and heartache.

ai6yr, to raccoons
mjausson,
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@ai6yr @Catawu And taps!

mjausson,
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@ai6yr @Catawu I knew a guy in San Jose who in the 90s suddenly faced water bills of several hundred dollars.

Raccoons had learned to turn on his outdoor tap to drink and "wash" their food. Unfortunately they hadn't learned to turn the tap off when they were done with it. 🦝💦💸

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