Maintenance For the past two weeks, I’ve been working on keeping links and images up to date on my gitlab-run hugo site. I know I have different plans for my website(s), but for now, this will have to do. I have found that in the last years I have moved my data around so many times, that I no longer know what works and what doesn’t. Continuous As you can read in a previous post, I’ve moved my previously WordPress/Ghost site onto a hugo-framework site, hosted currently via a (free) gitlab account.
Things I learned on mastodon Choose a server, read the server rules before you do. I am now on my third mastodon account and I’m sure this will not be my last. See if you can pitch in on your mastodon server/instance. Check your server’s about page. I frown when an image posted to mastodon does not have any text/alt description: just add it and make others happy. If you just post to try to get averse reactions, I’m no longer interested in your account.
Twitter https://twitter.com/leonieke (Oct 29, 2008 — Nov 19 2022) I remember being stuck in an elevator with Stephen Fry and a large group of people I did not know. I’ve met other great people in real life through twitter with a #TheaterTweetup, who have now become my very good friends, but as so many have done before me, and as so many will do after me: it is time to say goodbye to twitter.
Posted earlier today on Mastodon: (source: https://mstdn.social/@leonieke/109354758027044537)
From the wonderful poem by Amanda Gorman, The Hill We Climb: When day comes, we step out of the shade, Aflame and unafraid. The new dawn blooms as we free it, For there is always light, If only we’re brave enough to see it, If only we’re brave enough to be it. Wishing you all the best for 2022!
When I started sending out embroidered Christmas/Holiday greetings back in 2018, I could not image that each year between October and November, I would endlessly repeat a cross stitch pattern and stick it on postcards to send to loved ones. This year, I picked up a previous favorite design and I made about 40 of these.
Remember when I posted last year that I had started a larger project, a squirrel mandala design? I have a new one: pickled veggies! I started this project in April 2021, as yet another way to stay away from the sheer boredom that the corona pandemic creates. Finally finished! Professionally framed
Do you have any good podcast recommendations for me? In Dutch, not in English. In English, but I don’t mind Dutch. - friends and acquaintances, recently I find that I listen less to podcasts now that I am working from home and not traveling to work every day. During my morning 1 hour door-to-door commute, I would listen to dutch radio 4 exclusively, but my afternoon commute was mostly reserved for podcasts.
For almost six weeks, Star Trek: Fleet Command took over most of my free time. I had installed this mobile game after seeing a tweet and I thought: sure, that sounds fun, playing with ships, killing some enemies and generally enjoying all things Star Trek. Last week Thursday I placed a 1-day shield on my homebase (forgive the game speak) and I took a step back to consider my options. As with all commercial games, the incentives to purchase packages is very tempting.