Great day with friends celebrating the holidays, along with our very own “Great Gay Paint-Off” competition.

Guys! I made shorts! Half off pink print corduroy from upstairs at @stonemountainfabric? Yes, please! #oaklandsews #sewqueer #justintimeforfolsom #imadethis

San Francisco hosts Dreamforce this week. Folsom Street Fair is this weekend. What if they’re actually one event and hosting Dreamforce is just a city wide, non-consensual BDSM scene?

Open source maintainer burnout is a real thing; and Hapi’s “backwards commercial” license plan leaves me with a bad taste.

80% of current hapi users are on an older major version than master.

From the latest major version release notes:

hapi v17.0.0 is a major new version of the framework. … In many ways, it is a new framework because it make fundamental changes to how business logic is interfaced with the framework.

Maybe this has something to do with the number of users who haven’t upgraded? (We use Hapi at work and currently sponsor the project; after looking at v17, I can’t imagine why we’d invest the time to upgrade to what is effectively a different framework.)

“But, look: the world is a nightmarish hellscape of unending despair, and so the hill I have decided to plant my flag on is this tiny bit of sanity, where common sense might make fractional headway against the rote devotion to no-longer-relevant rules.”


Finally finished my 👕. This light, woven shirting from @britexfabrics has a lovely, soft hand, but it was sort of a pain to work with. I think I’ll stick to tighter weaves in the future. 🤷🏻‍♂️ On to the next project. #sewing #imadethis #sewqueer #oaklandsews

Pocket and sleeve plackets installed, ready to start assembling my next shirt. Love this tiny stripe, but the super soft fabric is harder to work with. Learning something, that’s for sure.

PS: yes, I already fixed the stitching on the pocket bottom, just too lazy to take another photo.

#oaklandsews #sewing #babylock #memade #lewqlewq

Zero Books, Zero Tools

Thorsten writes about the tools he used to write two books; spoiler: a text editor features prominently, custom tools do not.

Now I have written two books and zero tools, which I consider a success.

I’ve definitely let my desire to “keep it DRY” interfere with this while attempting to update Effective Django; Sphinx’s literalinclude has a pyobject option, which I’ve taken more than one stab at extending to show “book-style” diffs. (Not dwelling on the fact that – for Effective Django, at least – I’d also need to write the equivalent for at least HTML.)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, for Thorsten it comes down to writing.

Amazing Erasure show tonight with a great group of friends. Tonight I am living for Andy Bell in a skirt and Mary Janes.