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.

A Week Of Printmaking

Making Art Safely

Making Art Safely hosts printmaking and other art workshops, with a focus on water conservation and artist safety. No hands in heavy metal tinted litho inks, for example. The studio is surrounded by trees on the outskirts of Santa Fe.

Twiggy the studio dog welcomes all.


Japanese wood block print making is known as mokuhanga. I spent the past week in Santa Fe learning about it from Annie Bissett.

Registration is handled by the kento: a notch in the corner and a notch along the side.


In 2016 I visited Guernsey, an island in the English Channel. I fell in love with the vegetation, the stairs, the hills, and the pallette. This is one of the photos I took while I was there.


I worked in small “mini-editions” of 3-5 prints each to experiment with inking, colors, and layering. These are three of my favorite results.

Do replies get handled differently than regular posts somehow? Noticing that two replies I wrote on the mac app in the last week don’t show up on the web. /cc @manton

It seems like’s IndieAuth doesn’t support custom domains; can’t help wondering if there’s a [long term] risk there using it to sign in to something like IndiePaper since I don’t have control over the domain.

Back in the studio today, printing little cards with our little house on them. #linocut #printmaking #relief #imadethis

git config core.autocrlf auto on Windows side; core.autocrlf input on WSL side and… it just sort of works like I expect.