Making the switch to a trackball (elecom huge) to hopefully help with some injuries.
So far pretty good! It's surprising the muscle memory I retain from the era of beige plastics and ergonomics crazes.
One thing though the angle is wrong and like a mouse causes too much pronation. Need to find someone with a 3d printer to print a stand I design. Or maybe if I can get time on a library one somewhere
Australian news or essay/analysis companies that aren't just impotent outrage factories recommendations? I like a lot of what Schwartz media puts out, it tends to be considered and avoids reporting on the pointless random tragedy stuff. That's the only company I know that does aus specific writing though.
Just saw the funniest thing. Bloke sitting down looking nervous at restaurant, asks for recommendations from the staff.
Date arrives and he goes "what are you thinking I reckon $recommendedDishes look pretty good"
Absolutely lost my shit, that sits in the perfect comedy zone between smooth and insecure.
I resent this rain. My strawbs and tomatoes are suffering badly from leaf spot, I lost my bok choy to an aphid plague, new banksia seems to be suffering from something fungal, and I can't shovel the 4 odd cubic meters of mulch I got off the driveway (or I can but it's heavy and I'm a wus about working in the rain).
Anyone got tips for fighting the fungus in conditions like this?
Sporulites beginning here! Promising stuff
So I've been reading a bunch of anthropology and history lately and this recurring theme of "here some people were peacefully* peacing and then an imperial nation state killed them all" keeps popping up and I have to say it's a real bummer.
*for values of peaceful from total pacifism to low grade conflicts not involving land appropriation and slave taking.
Tom Lehrer has released his songs and lyrics into the public domain.
What a nice thing to do.
You would think that a phobia of heights would get better after spending hours up on ladders house painting.
You would be vastly overestimating the kindness of my brain.
This is right shit, do any of you kind people have tips for mastery of phobias? I feel woozy standing on a chair, I can face my fear but I would rather not experience it.
Sharing this here as it is rare I come across people who know this exists let alone have looked at it:
Fair warning, the how it's made for your food isn't pretty but if it's good enough for your plate it should be good enough for your eyes.
We like to pretend farming in Australia is all just good clean fun, this project stands as testimony against that.
I put to you that if you call yourself an animal lover you ought to have a look her with an open mind.
Does anyone know if kidney weed and white clover will cohabitate as a lawn mix?
Thinking of sewing clover to start rehabilitating the lawn (compacted, nitrogen starved, mostly sand and regret) and if I could replace all the grass with something more water wise that also never needs a mow that would be pretty ace.
We know interrupting sleep is bad. Our specific implementation of daylight savings has a body count every year: https://www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/it-s-more-than-the-time-of-day-the-facts-behind-daylight-saving-20201001-p56181.html
If we want to keep it it is time to write to your mp and propose an investigation into whether the shift can be implemented in smaller increments over a longer time (e.g. 15 minutes each week). In the age of IP clocks and NTP this is now feasible. We could literally save lives by trying.
I like food, hitting hot iron, motorcycles, games of all kinds, books, and Oxford commas.
Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.