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What's even the point of getting a PhD in the middle of a pandemic if you're *not* going to make a plague doctor mask and wander around campus wearing it along with your regalia?

Cheers to all of my fellow plague doctors from the class of 2021 or 2020!

As foretold by @cwebber ( )


But let's be honest, there have been *a lot* of PatriArchaeologists ...

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Driving down Winkelmann Rd. and talking shit, @cwebber
asks me: "Wait a minute, was Winkelmann the PatriArchaeologist?"

I cackled, friends.

Dress update: It's looking like a functional dress! All that's left is to attach the sleeves and hem it!

I'm going to be working on my work-in-progress formal dress again at today's hack & craft!

I got some new needles for my sewing machine, we'll see if they're less destructive to the silk than the one I had was!

We will, unfortunately, be traveling on the third weekend of September, so there will not be a Hack & Craft on September 17

Happy September Everybody!

We've got our regularly scheduled Hack & Craft tonight at 20:00-22:00 ET (technically tomorrow 0:00-2:00 UTC).

Hope to see you there!

And when I finish the pattern by saying “start making the rest of the half dozen” I really mean it :D

I'm not going to actually make myself half a dozen shirts, because I don't dress like a victorian gentleman every day :D , but I already have a cut of thin, red wool fabric waiting for me to turn it into a shirt :D
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It's done!

I've finished making my gentleman's shirt (or Garibaldi Shirt, if we want to call it with a womanswear name) and published the full instructions online.

@freesoftwear @sewing #sewing #victorian #costuming
1880s Shirt — Valhalla's sewing patterns documentation

In this week's episode of @fossandcrafts we talk about the transition from the @spritelyproject to the @spritelyinst

It seems fitting that episode 50 of our podcast announces something that @cwebber has been working on for so long!

Episode 50: The Spritely Institute

We talk about recent exciting news about the @spritelyinst, how Spritely has grown from an early research project to a larger organization (with @cwebber as CTO)! Let's advance decentralized networked communities!

At this week's Hack & Craft I'll be working on a dress for a wedding because making my own formal wear is easier than trying to find a dress that:
- Has no synthetic fabric that would contact my skin (yay allergies!)
- Is available in my size
- Isn't over $500

We are THRILLED to announce that the Spritely Institute has received a substantial multi-year grant from the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web!

AND! Check out this post describing a tour of the Spritely Institute's tech! There's a lot of exciting stuff here!

YES! I'm SO EXCITED to say that the Spritely Institute (of which I'm CTO) just got a substantial amount of multi-year funding from the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web!

We also just put this lovely blogpost giving a tour of the Spritely Institute's technology!

This is really huge! I'll expand more on what it means below in this thread!

Unlock Lisp / Scheme's magic: beginner to Scheme-written-in-Scheme in one hour!


This is the live talk version of A Scheme Primer, as published by @spritelyinst:

In July, we tried out using our Hack & Craft sessions as a user group and @cwebber gave a beginner workshop on Scheme!

If you weren't there for one of the live workshops, we just released the recording!



The Scheme Primer that @cwebber wrote for @spritelyinst is a great reference guide for the workshops if you want to follow along:

Hey everyone, tonight's Hack & Craft will start in about an hour! (8pm ET, O:00 UTC)

I hope to see you there!

I think I'll be working on making covers for my throw pillows at tomorrow's Hack & Craft!

Hope to see you there:

It's the first weekend of August, so we hope to see you at our Hack & Craft event tomorrow at 8pm ET (or Sunday 0:00-2:00 UTC)

This week we're back to our regularly scheduled social event after two successful tutorials in July!

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