traffic, cycling, red lights
sometimes I ride even though the lights are red. on purpose.
1. sometimes it makes no sense to stop, if you ride straight through a "T" crossing and the bikelane is on the sidewalk, for example, or turn right.
2. it can be safer to start early: when theres heavy car traffic to your left that wants to turn right - in this case it would be safest to have separate green phases for cars and cyclists, and when there are none, it can be safer to "create" one.
traffic, cycling, anger
it made me so angry!
I see cars ignoring red lights all the time, but people think all cyclists do it, so I get yelled at *before* I even had the chance to do it!
my #nobuy year is nearly at its end, and I just tried to remember what I bought this year. and it is not much.
I remember 6 bigger things:
- a merino tshirt
- a shredder (used)
- a twsbi diamond fountain pen (used)
- a new electric toothbrush
- noise cancelling headphones
- new set of pots for the camping stove
I bought some smaller things as well, but I can't remember them.
- a stainless steel food container
- barefoot shoes
- a pressure cooker
- a tent
basically, don't use the fediverse for anything you wouldn't want coming up in a court of law, because it's not secure for that. It's just not a tool that's built for secure political organizing. There's ongoing discussion about potentially making it secure, but that doesn't have an easy solution for a bunch of technical reasons, so for now it's just not. Use Signal or another encrypted, secure chat app. Don't harbor any illusions that you can discuss anything seditious on here safely.
but at the same time, fuck cops, we should 100% be banning them from being on the fediverse, not because it will make our information more secure, but because fuck them, we don't want them around here. It's not a matter of infosec, but a matter of not wanting to associate with the bastards. Come back with a warrant or not at all, asshole.
#konmari I had 2 nice visitors this evening and made someone happy with a pair of socks which were konmari'd out of my sock stash!
food, oatmilk DIY
I have soaked the whole oats for 3 days now, at least - and still no signs of sprouting. maybe I have bought low quality oat.
anyway the soaked grains smelled quite sweet so I blended them in my blender, and drained them through a cloth, and that was much easier than with cut/rolled oats.
it tasted very starchy still, and I've boiled some of the oatmilk to check how starchy it is, and I got bechamel sauce..!
that's it for me, no more diy oatmilk!
Happy 80th birthday to Wendy Carlos, an electronic music pioneer whose early albums and film scores (A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and TRON) put synthesizers on the map.
#konmari oh wow - it turned out I have about 65 pairs of handknitted socks. I thought I had about 40 or so.
when I'm done I *will* have around 40, and that is plenty.
joint crap update
my knee problems from yesterday dragged on today. but this evening I tried to get up and my knee was suddenly super unstable and painful.
I sat on a table and dangled my legs (which is great for the knees, usually) and got up again and now my knee feels "normal" again.
I hope it lasts! I so hope it! maybe whatever slid out of place just got back in place!
knees... such complicated and amazing joints.
fibercrafter, cyclist, weird metalhead glitter outdoor girlfag with some anarchism on the side.
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