We had @wobin over again for Beanie socialising and Warhammer Underworlds this afternoon! The Beanie socialising went extremely well, we gave him one single one of his calming pills this time and we can definitely go entirely without them next time.

The game of Warhammer Underworlds was SO GOOD, and INSANELY close! @wobin won again with 13, but Kristina and I tied on 12! It seriously could have gone any way.

Absurdle, not screen-reader friendly 

Absurdle 6/∞


I love this, it’s brilliant.


What should I do?

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I figured to use this stitch for this cardigan, but am coming up to a decision. Do I offset the triangles or line them up?

when my presence makes the secret cabal meeting really boring 

i mundane cultitudes

Found out today that George R.R. Martin is a part-owner of a tourist railroad in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the train looks exactly like what you’d expect:

(link: georgerrmartin.com/notablog/20)

Finally finished the West knits mkal and had to stand on a chair to get this shot

ordered some yarn from hobbii for the first time, and have already received 10 marketing emails from them before my package even arrived.

Literally ghosting me because you feel your time is too valuable, will not convince me to make an effort to answer your calls in future.

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If you, a work colleague, call me out of the blue, then the call fails to connect, please do one of the following:

A) answer the call back I make immediately afterwards
B) Message me to say what the call was about
C) Respond to my message asking what the call was about

do not do
D) None of the above.

What does anti-bias training have to do with audio engineering? 

What does anti-bias training have to do with audio engineering?

One time, a film maker called me up because she wanted to use a hubub of voices as a music statement but it wasn't coming off. I listened to the audio and knew just the thing! A resonant 70s style low pass filter would keep the timbres but jettison the words. I ran her vocal recording through my synthesiser and proudly returned with the improved audio.

She listened. "This does sound a lot better," she said, "but you've completely prioritised the men's voices and removed the women."

Cis normativity aside, she was right. My process had made altos much softer and pretty much nuked sopranos. I had to go back and organise each audio sample by vocal range and run the filter multiple times. It was time consuming, but the result was much nicer.

She noticed this because she knew what it was to be silenced according to vocal range - something that has gradually faded from my mind as its no longer a regular occurrence for me. If I'd been working with a fellow tenor or a bass, we might never have noticed. The audio would have been worse and the while project subtly effected by unconscious bias.

Instead, when the film was released, a reviewer praised the sound in that section.

Unconscious bias isn't just unfair, it makes *your* work worse.

the realest posters are the ones postin for themselves 🥲


Back in 2009 I "improved" a walkway in my small garden.

I used broken samples of tiles, since they are free (best part) and funnier than straight tiles like everybody else (better part).

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