Penguicon 2023 announcement from Dave “Ska” Green in the Penguicon Discord:

Looking forward to community involvement. Instructions to join our Discord are at Hope to see you there!

Pecan waffles for dinner. Sounds good today 🙂 Have a super weekend!

You know it will be one of those days when while changing the house water filter, you get ”help” from a cute cat and drop the filter*, haha! Good thing I have a spare. Anyway, wishing you a great Sunday and upcoming week!

*No, I did not drop it on her, she was perched safely on the other side of the unit 🙂 She did give me one of those “not my fault” looks!

Happy Canada Day and Independence Day weekend! Wishing everyone as well a wonderful week! The Woodward Ave. classic car scene is really picking up, the garden is blooming nicely (thank you, awesome Nichols family), and I managed not to over water the plants so far 🙂 Summer is here!

Best to you! Have a safe and enjoyable weekend and week!

Thank you, all involved, for a successful Penguicon 2022! I enjoyed working with my Registration Team and seeing so many people. Hopefully the pandemic will recede further for the next one! Cheers to you all!

“Computer People” need technical support sometimes, too. This morning my hot water was coming out tepid. I went downstairs to find the controller on the unit was flashing error code “61”. Well, that code is not in the manual, go figure (change management, anyone?). Power cycled it and it is working great, and in the meantime I reached out to the manufacturer via a Twitter DM.

Sometimes rebooting works 🙂 Follow through, though, just in case!

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! Let’s make 2022  a healthy, caring, peaceful year together. Best wishes to  your family, those around you, and you!

I am really blessed to have wonderful neighbors! One of them took a while to become friendly but now her and I get along great. I have come to appreciate she has had a lot of tough challenges in life but has thrived and is an amazing lady!

Relationships take patience and effort. We all have our warts and rough spots (I have more than most). Thank you for the patience and effort 🙂

My car dealer sent me the “winter preparedness” checklist early this morning. Like stores getting ready for holiday shopping, it seems like it happens earlier each year, haha!

Have a great week no matter the weather and be safe!

This is great advice! I am very grateful to my family and those that were around me when I was younger, as nearly always, they encouraged me to try things early on. Sometimes the failures were spectacular but they grinned and moved on. It helps me to this day, and it is a great way to “pay it forward” in life.

One benefit of continued work-at-home, for my colleagues at least, is not being subjected to blasts of my focus music when I accidentally run out of Bluetooth range. This morning, between meetings, I was listening to a mix of electronic dance music, and that would have likely annoyed my former IT colleagues nearby!

I only annoyed… my cats.

Have a super week!

It took me a while to get to it, but it brought tears. We lost so many 2019-2021, and the pandemic is not over. Let’s not forget what we are able to do together to be more sustainable instead of returning to our old ways.

@mwlucas Thank you for shipping _Only Footnotes1_ and _TLS Mastery_! The footnotes are so fun to scan, but I think I need to wind down a bit more from Penguicon before trying to put the wisdom in TLS Mastery to work, haha!

Thank you for the great readings and presentations at Virtual Penguicon 2021. I really appreciate all you do!

Virtual Penguicon 2021 Registration is closed down. Thank you for all that participated! Cheers to all the participants, presenters, volunteers, Staff, Con Com, and Penguicon Board for all the hard work!

Here is the 'Penguin Wizard' of my #Krita workshop at #Penguicon 2021, and also the two live doodles inspired by discussions and good time in the virtual lobby room. A lot of fun! Details and description on my blog:

Alternate title: "Men who had power to stop themselves from being relieved of their power upset that tech companies said: 'Thanks. We'll take it from here'"

Whew. What a ride. I finally got to log in after a busy day at .

I've posted links and slides for the presentations that I've done thus far at Penguicon. They're available here:

Hope you can make it tomorrow, or if not hope to see you at

Also huge shout-out to @davidrevoy who's artwork has given us life at . We're so grateful you made it out and provided us with such special gifts of your time and your art. Thank you!

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A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA. Convention info: