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Cooper is the comfiest boy

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  • I still can’t believe how on point the variant puzzles are. Each one removes the exact way the last one was solved, even when I thought I was being so clever with how I solved it. It’s like ‘congrats on solving it, I knew you’d solve it that way, so here’s a more difficult way’ like three times in a row

  • His neighbors live in constant terror
  • I’m choosing to imagine he’s running a very very very slightly larger circle each time, getting closer and closer to his neighbours as he goes - instead of it being the precision of the sat nav (and the larger circles only being noticed over a matter of weeks)

  • woman rule
  • There’s nothing more offensive to people like that than a woman who, y’know, is a person

  • Totality in upstate NY
  • The clouds parted just in time for us for totality as well! Talk about lucky, eh?

  • Today’s tools and skill toys
  • I’ve actually found it to be quite good for building dexterity - but duly noted!

  • I want Nintendo Streetpass in my life again...
  • Streetpass was one of the coolest features a portable device could have and they did it so well. It was always so exciting to see that little green light

  • Lego sculptures appeared in my local Town Centre today, here was one of them
  • So cool that it includes those stats! Were the other ones comparable in terms of brick count / weight / hours and whatnot?

  • I can't hear without them anymore
  • I’m right there with you

    Hate hate hate subtitles. I 100% agree sound mixing is absolute shite now, and I definitely understand why some people need them (as someone who has audio processing issues myself I really do get it)

    But I refuse to watch things with subtitles. They’re way too distracting. Either I’m reading them of I’m trying to ignore them but all my brain is saying is ‘don’t look at them don’t look at them don’t look at them’. Like if I wanted to read something, I’d have a book in front of me

  • Today’s tools and skill toys
  • Thank you - that's absolutely it, which is why I'm not engaging with the other comments on this anymore, because it just feels like feeding the trolls at this point. I thought I was being quite polite and respectful in my response above. I have a lot of patience for people that don't get it - but not a lot for intentional closed-mindedness. I'm trying to help make this place a more positive and welcoming community, that's all. The EDC community here on Lemmy is too small to already start with the gatekeeping, it won't do anyone any favours to be all 'post what you carry and consider essentials... but not like that'

  • Today’s tools and skill toys
  • Aha yeah I know AO2 can be a little pricy, though they do have some great ones in the cheaper range: the Mini Hydras in SS/Delrin being one of them, which are $20. Great starter set, but it's also impossible to outgrow them, pros. use them still. The weight (18g) is basically the goldilocks weight for most people, the bead shape is excellent

    You probably could get a pair from amazon or ebay for like $15 that would serve you well, but I've found those to be either way too light or way too heavy and the beads just kinda feel... shitty, and they might even be unbalanced because quality control is nonexistent.

    I don't mean to sound like an aroundsquare shill, I just do genuinely love their products and the owner, Matt, is one of the coolest guys ever

  • Where do you go when you want to talk or share?
  • That's so sweet. The time we have with our loved ones really is a gift

  • Today’s tools and skill toys
  • Yeah a lot of people love their homemade ones, and I've made a few myself, but at least for me the beads specifically designed for begleri are worlds better. I feel like it's easier to make a really nice set when you already know what your bead shape, size, and weight preference is - if that makes sense

  • Today’s tools and skill toys
  • Lmaoooo no one? I’m just trying to get people to be a little more open minded and maybe make this community a little more welcoming to people who carry more than the basic ‘keys wallet knife’ template

    I tend to be verbose 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Today’s tools and skill toys
  • *Skill toy

    I totally understand that it’s the kind of thing where if you get it, you get it and if you don’t, you don’t and that’s 100% fine.

    But to simply call these just fidget toys is very reductionist. They’re a hobby, just like anything else. You work at it and you build new skills, new tricks, etc. You can’t just use it right out of the box without spending a decent amount of time practicing

    Do you see a yo-yo or kendama as ‘fidget toys’ similarly? If so then at least you’re being consistent, but if you see that as a skill based hobby then you should try to reframe begleri into that category as well. It’s essentially a yo-yo on a smaller scale

    I personally don’t see the point in spending 1-2k on a set of golf clubs, but I don’t knock people for doing so - it’s their hobby. Whilst I can’t imagine spending ~400 on a watch, I have spent that amount for a fountain pen. Some people invest loads of money working on their car to be super cool, when someone else may look at that and think ‘and my car also gets me where I’m going at the cheaper base model’.

    Everyone has an interest that someone else would likely deem ‘a waste of money’, and that person in turn almost certainly has a similar hobby that will be judged.

    I try not to yuck other peoples yum. If it makes them happy and it’s not hurting anyone else, that’s what matters, that’s a positive thing

  • Performance Review time
  • There's nothing 'mildly infuriating' about this -- this is full blown infuriating. Enraging.

    Hope you find something better soon

  • Today’s tools and skill toys
  • The dice bead is just tactile. It could be used as a begleri if I had another one and set them up as one, but it would probably be too heavy - at least for my play preference

    On Lemmy, sadly there's not too many yet. I'm personally working on getting [email protected] (general skill toy and fidget community) and [email protected] going, and there's also [email protected]

    I mainly participate on Instagram, since that seems to have the most contributors begleri community wise. I can link awesome people to follow, if you're on instagram

    There's a few Discord servers that are active too, a begleri one and an Aroundaquare one. I can get you links later on if you like

    In terms of resources for learning:

    I got my first set in 2018, and stopped for a bit because I wasn't really getting anywhere with it. For me what made a difference when I picked it back up again in 2021 was trying different physical combinations: bead shapes and weights, cord diameters, joiner lengths, etc. as well as finding a few clips online and downloading it to my phone so I could put it in slow motion and try to replicate it. It's also a lot easier to learn if you're just sat on a bed or carpeted floor or something similar. With dropping it, you're just right there it's a lot less frustrating when you don't have to crouch down every two seconds to try again and it's a lot easier to adjust the timing and whatnot when the attempts are closer together - I think I learnt at least half of the tricks I know being sat outside on the grass during a nice day. I would also recommend just having a set with you and doing rebounds when you have a chance, because getting a feel for how the momentum is carried will really help with getting the timing for other tricks

    Hopefully some of this is helpful!

  • Tide energy drink ad
  • Idc, I would drink all of these forbidden refreshments if presented like this

  • What is your favourite book?
  • Am I allowed to have a few? Because I can’t pick just one haha: Priory of the Orange Tree, Jane Eyre, Lord of the Rings series, A Song of Ice and Fire series (yes, even after the season that will not be named), Fingersmith, Rebecca, Redwall series. There’s more, but I feel like this is too many already 😅

    I have Devil House in my to read pile! I’m going to put it at the top of the stack now

  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Eating Leg of Person Injured by Train at Accident Scene
  • Kern County, California

    Not going to lie, I 1000% assumed this was going to be some Florida Man Activity™

  • Today’s tools and skill toys

    cross-posted from: https://sopuli.xyz/post/10829586

    > TactileTurn side click pen, Leatherman PS Style, Urban Carvers dice bead, Aroundsquare mkultra, aroundsquare zircuti Sigma begleri

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    Today’s tools and skill toys

    TactileTurn side click pen, Leatherman PS Style, Urban Carvers dice bead, Aroundsquare mkultra, aroundsquare zircuti Sigma begleri

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    Hyperfixations. Simultaneously the worst and the best.

    Context:

    For the last month I’ve been on an absolute tech binge on reading up and tinkering with hacking ps vitas and other general computer faffing about.

    This has lead me to not only purchasing not one, but two ps vitas in the last month, and spending basically every waking hour reading documentation, looking up new homebrews and plugins, and actually working on getting these things implemented.

    Additionally, carrying around a tiny baby console has reignited but also a impulse purchasing a new handheld gaming pc. Now I already have a fairly decent one, an aya neo 2021, so 16gb ram, a 4800u processor, 1tb storage, etc. This baby’s literally been able to handle everything I’ve thrown at it, with the exception of Baldur’s Gate.

    But now I’m really getting bothered by how heavy and big it is. So what do I do? I buy a GPD Win 4 on an impulse because it’s only a little bit larger than the vita, but has many many many pluses compared to my current pc (32gb ram, a 34% faster processor, 2tb storage, an on unit keyboard, a mini mouse trackpad, rear buttons (honestly one of the main things I miss about the xbox pro controller), etc). I’m still going to use the aya, I’ll set it up as a pseudo desktop of sorts probably, or use it when I do want that bigger screen.

    But man I feel absolutely worn out from this. It’s been a ninth of just solid obsession and being unable to think about anything else. Not to mention the money I’ve spent that I really ought to be saving. And the worst part is I know there’s very little I can do to break out of it.

    At least the comp I know im going to be using, the vita I think the fixation will die out once it’s all set up and configured... I think I enjoy the tinkering more than I will actually using it.

    Does anyone else feel the same after a hyperfixation binge? It’s gotta be similar to stims making us tired right? Finally found something that releases the dopamine, and now it’s a tidal wave. Not to mention just the go go go go obsessive thinking 24/7. And it certainly doesn’t help that being so focused on this instead of literally everything else means I’ve missed my meds more times in the last few weeks than I have actually remembering them. Gotta love a self fulfilling prophesy eh?

    Anyway, anyone else have a similar hyperfixation story they feel like sharing?

    And I fully accept this is far too much to read lmao

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    today’s hobby pieces

    cross-posted from: https://sopuli.xyz/post/6449093

    > aroundsquare zircuti sigma begleri, floppy links fidgets fidget, tib studio ring, covert instruments turning tools and riv pick

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    today’s hobby pieces

    aroundsquare zircuti sigma begleri, floppy links fidgets fidget, tib studio ring, covert instruments turning tools and riv pick

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    Carry from last week

    cross-posted from: https://sopuli.xyz/post/5126425

    > Loop switch earplugs, cubone coin, floppylinksfidgets fidget, aroundsquare deadeye and mini sigma begleri, 1up keyboards super 16 v3

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    Carry from last week

    Loop switch earplugs, cubone coin, floppylinksfidgets fidget, aroundsquare deadeye and mini sigma begleri, 1up keyboards super 16 v3

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    today’s tools and fidgets

    cross-posted from: https://sopuli.xyz/post/3489614

    > tactile turn pen, bose headphones, leatherman ps style, aroundsquare begleri and banzhi ring, dickinson trading pouch

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    today’s tools and fidgets

    tactile turn pen, bose headphones, leatherman ps style, aroundsquare begleri and banzhi ring, dickinson trading pouch

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    a blue day

    cross-posted from: https://sopuli.xyz/post/2164702

    > bose quietcomfort ii earphones, tactile turn pen, vero engineering pry bar, mark mont crease, floppylinksfidgets fidget, homemade begleri

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    a blue day

    bose quietcomfort ii earphones, tactile turn pen, vero engineering pry bar, mark mont crease, floppylinksfidgets fidget, homemade begleri

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    short begleri combo

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    today’s pockets

    cross-posted from: https://sopuli.xyz/post/2142837

    > clipper lighter, aroundsquare zircuti sigma begleri, stimagz fidget, and floppylinksfidgets fidget

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    today’s pockets

    clipper lighter, aroundsquare zircuti sigma begleri, stimagz fidget, and floppylinksfidgets fidget

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    Today’s begleri, haptic fidget, and tools

    cross-posted from: https://sopuli.xyz/post/1860724

    > tactile turn pen, leatherman style ps, acedc mechanic ring, aroundsquare commons begleri

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    Today’s begleri, haptic fidget, and tools

    tactile turn pen, leatherman style ps, acedc mechanic ring, aroundsquare commons begleri

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    newest acquisition: ACEdc mechanical ring

    This haptic slider uses springs and bearings instead of magnets. Definitely a delightful little fidget

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    modded my haptic slider

    swapped the pei internals with the ones from the zirc. it’s so so nice and looks pretty dang cool too!

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    ready for the weekend

    cross-posted from: https://sopuli.xyz/post/1673469

    > leatherman ps style, tactileturn pen, homemade begleri, floppylinksfidgets fidget

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