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Sometimes autism is like. Had [some sensory input]? You may be entitled to [crashing & sleeping for 12 hours]

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“Next time you define or perceive someone as being resilient, look at how you’ve been complicit in underpinning and reinforcing their oppression.”

— Trent Wallace, queer Aboriginal (Wongaibon & Palawa) pro-bono lawyer from Darkinjung country

Selling my posts as blockchain free NFTs, you reply to it saying you want it and I'll make another reply saying you own it

There’s a lot more actually using a metal brake, a vice and a hammer in my future than I had hoped. Also means a lot more having to be reeeaal careful about hitting the marked lines

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Good news: anodising titanium is easy and looks fucking sick

Bad news: titanium is, in fact, really damn strong and my plans which assumed I could bend it as easily as aluminium are scuppered

Aaaand here it is: boost8, a portable charger for electric skateboards and everything else which needs between 24V and 48V. if everything goes well, it'll do constant-current/constant-voltage charging with selectable profiles.

but this is just the first prototype :3

Just soldered a cable in 5 minutes that will make me ~AU$100. heck yeck

I finally found the section of dozens of Asian street food stalls on the way to the makerspace :blobcat_nomcookie:
I believed it must have existed but didn’t find it til now. You know it’s gonna be good when only half the stalls have any English on their menus at all.

music recommendation:
Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton are Australian folk singers who I’ve just come across via their excellent, haunting recording of the Chemical Worker’s Song. Thoroughly recommend checking it out: kateburkeandruthhazleton.bandc
The rest of the album and their other ones are also great, really gotten me into a big folk kick atm

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It's and my purchases today have been nearly exclusively sea shanties and folk songs: albums by The Longest Johns, Storm Weather Shanty Choir, Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton.

I'm now up to 113 bandcamp purchases!
bandcamp.com/sophistoche

I have taken to augmenting my language with kinds of hand-flappy

For example:
- confused hand-flappy
- excited hand-flappy
- timey-wimey hand-flappy-wappy
- aggressive info dump hand-flappy

I would now like to suggest that this become offical eclectic lore

Spending a bunch on actually buying music from the artists is the only way I shield myself from being ruthlessly dunked on for the amount of money I’ve spent on audio equipment which has words like “interconnect” and “silver-plated oxygen-free copper” on its advertising material

Scored a free SD card from work... ish. It’s the part of the SD card that’s functional, but the plastic housing was returned damaged beyond use by clear teeth marks (I am guessing one of the resident canines was involved).
Hopefully I can find some location where a short SD card still fits easily!

I’ve been wanting to take better photos on the go for ages now. Especially being able to take wider shots for landscapes and close-focused macro shots with my making stuff.

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I went for iPhone 11 Pro because I’m excited about the triple cameras, and the 12 didn’t really add anything much except being more expensive

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Ok I ordered my new phone and then also found my lost Walkman! Yay

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