Food, Meal replacement shake
New flavour day: strawberry. It has the same background taste as vanilla and chocolate, but it smells and vaguely tastes of strawberry (surprise!).
From the get go I knew this would be a hard sell, as strawberry flavoured stuff generally tastes strange to me.
Verdict: the taste of this shake isn't all that bad (maybe it's because they used freeze-dried strawberry powder?)... but the aftertaste is of gross strawberries.
I'm glad I didn't order much of this one.
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Maths, geometry, paper folding
I spent way too much time late last night doing basic geometry, trying to figure out the maths of this paper folding I made the other day while I was zoning out.
Then I got into the rabbit hole of a special case that turned out to be rather anticlimactic...
Anyway, kites and geometry are fun.
Custom designed sticker, details; CW: implied lewd text
I ended up ordering a full sheet worth of these stickers (I was bound by a minimum order cost).
Close up, the printing isn't perfect, nor is the cut, but these stickers are about 35 mm (1 3/8 in) wide, so none of these details are noticeable without close inspection.
They also were printed in pairs: one with a cutout in the "i" dot (for the red activity LED in the laptop lid to show through), and another with a red "i" dot and no cutout.
This week I started experimenting with one of these meal replacement shakes (think of something like Soylent) to replace an unhealthy lunch I was having every day.
So far it is going well, the taste isn't stellar, but it isn't putting me off either. Much like a meal replacement shake I tasted years ago, it is better chilled.
I have a month's supply of this thing, so I'm not making any decisions yet, but I'm sure I'm not replacing any other meals.
Following @dzuk's excellent idea of tagging streams as "lurk-safe" (as per https://weirder.earth/@dzuk/101093266484108765), I took the initiative of suggesting this tag to Twitch (at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfw7UJG7L2mIA2Fg9e2HoE8MWNba560ZCI6x2G4p8sU1S4uZQ/viewform)
Knowing that upon joining a stream one will not be called out while they're lurking is a relief if you're anxious about that, and makes it more welcoming to join streams, especially the ones with few viewers (where acknowledging viewers is feasible).
As far as washing instructions on clothes go, this one puzzled me the most. It looks neat and clear if you don't pay attention to it, but if you do there's a number of things there that raise some questions.
Like "Do Not Lron" but there's no cross over the iron; and what's with the "Cold Sepertely"? Why are the illustrations odd? So many questions.
And to think I only got some shorts, but I also got this enigma too.
Captain Marvel, NIN shirt bootleg?, birdsite thread link
So, Rob Sheridan (former NIN art director) claims it's a bootleg shirt, folks:
"You can tell it's a bootleg because they always get the outside rectangle wrong. It's too thin, it's supposed to be the same width as the letters. I had to deal with people fucking up this logo for years, it was all I could see through the whole fucking movie. This is my curse."
Thoughts and prayers, Rob. 😂
A third mail delivery from another fediverse artist arrived today!
It's... more stickers! 🎉
These are Flan emoji stickers (and a lovely hand drawn flower with a note 🧡) from @pamela! Thank you!
The second delivery was of a set of queer emoji stickers by @mutantstd. Physical emojis are a thing, and these are awesome and GAAAAY. :3
Today was a good mail day with two awesome deliveries from Fediverse artists.
First, three incredibly gorgeous drawings from @welshpixie. You can see them in the photos attached, but trust me when I say no photo can do justice to her artwork.