Things you probably didn’t know

The USPS isn’t profitable chiefly because it (unique among federal entities) is required to fund retiree benefits fifty years in advance. Because of this, it relies on overtime instead of additional personnel – fewer eventual retirees. Cutting overtime accomplishes the same thing as cutting post offices but bypasses the requirement for public comment. Ditto shaking […]

Busting social media silos

I’m slowly getting my website set up to do everything I want (aside from stocking the web shop as well as the Etsy one…) which means putting together as many ways to connect to it as I can. Facebook, Twitter, the fediverse, email, and of course the best one, RSS/Atom. If you’re seeing this via […]

Take your vitamins

It has been just short of two months since I started using TaskWarrior, and I gotta admit… it’s going well? I’m not sure if it’s TaskWarrior or the vitamin D (you can skip to that if you’re not interested in to-do list stuff). Stephanie over the river at Exit 343 Designs (maker of the sticker […]

Plodding through listings

It turns out to be difficult to track out-of-stock colors in multi-option listings, so I’ve been gradually breaking out all those into single-color listings. It turns out that’s a lot of listings. I also don’t have a complete photo set for all colors of dragons, so that means photography – and I don’t necessarily have […]

To list fabric, or not?

I am still [mostly] obeying my boss the to-do list, so it is time to finally work on getting rid of the bulky faux furs. You may recall that last time I started this, I ended up making a giant plush Mew (which yes, is still unfinished – let me just put that on the […]

Housekeeping

We’ve run our own mail servers since… well, technically I have since the mid-80’s, if you count dial-up bulletin boards. But today I switched this site over to delivering mail through one of the many third-party services, since I can’t keep up with asking for exceptions to every single mass-blacklist. So if you (finally) got […]

Conquering the unfinished objects

I’ve talked about my ADHD in the past (that is my most-internally-linked post right there), Since my current work has been boring-to-blog stuff like sewing masks and cleaning/rearranging the work area to provide my husband with a dedicated WFH space and me with a dedicated tutorial-photography space, managing it has been extra-fun. So I’m writing […]

Stay the h*ck home

For the last few days I’ve contemplated how to address the current world situation. Some of the blogs I follow have just carried on without mentioning it. Embroidery folks are all-in on hand sanitizer holders. One sewing site did a roundup of DIY mask tutorials even while saying they don’t really work, which is awful […]

Bierock Recipe

Bierocks are a thing we miss from Kansas: ground beef and cabbage and onion in a bread pocket. When cabbage goes on sale around St. Patrick’s Day, it’s bierock time. That’s it, that’s the story*, now here’s the recipe. Bierocks (makes 60) 5 lbs ground beef (I use 85/15) 2 heads cabbage, shredded (about 20 […]