November, 2022: 29 posts.
I don’t think about my novelty among the surfers but I am. Two conversations today. (I ride in on the face of a wave, end up near a surfer). He asks: “how are you doing that?!” “What?” I reply. “I mean, what are you riding?” I hold up my handplanes: “handplanes—for bodysurfing.” “Cool! Thanks!” …(later)… A surfer turns around and starts his takeoff in front of me. I go to ground, going to the bottom—it’s in my interest to be well out of the way of large heavy fiberglass boards moving fast. When I come up, the surfer is still there. He missed his wave. “You scared me!” he exclaims, but friendly. “Sorry,” I say, sincerely. “I didn’t know what you were! I thought you were a sea lion!” “Aren’t we all though?” I reply. #bodysurfing #stoke #handplane
Back in 2019 I first heard of Mastodon. I saw this: a Pi Zero with stats back at XOXO in 2019.
Simon Willison recently wrote Mastodon is just blogs, having blogged for twenty years I definitely feel that. Anyway, read Simon’s post. It’s thoughtful and good.
Detail: “Beach Toys” a risograph print currently hanging at @thebrownbuilding in the “POOR MATERIALS” show curated by @sketchbook.definition and open Saturday and Sunday evening this weekend. I’m so proud. As we were driving home from the show and after-show tacos I got a Venmo notification that for the first time ever a stranger paid money in exchange for art I made. 80% of that sale will go back to The Brown Building which is a wellness and community center run by and for BIPOC trans folks. Feeling: gratitude and joy.
The sooner you realize that ALL code is temporary trash destined for the garbage heap of history, the sooner you can start making rational decisions.