How to design a sailing ship for the 21st century?

It is surprisingly difficult to build a carbon neutral #sailing ship. This is even more the case today, because our standards for safety, health, hygiene, comfort, and convenience have changed profoundly since the Age of Sail.

I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.


The slang name "screw", for a prison warder, came from an penal punishment activity.

In the 19th century forms of prison work were introduced as additional deterrents for those considering criminal acts. Some were productive, like making fishing nets, others were only designed to punish.

One of the latter types was the crank machine. Prisoners had to turn the crank handle thousands of times per day. The warder could "turn the screw", which made it harder to crank.

#history #Scotland

RT @stecman
Got tired of waiting to select which OS to boot, so I made a physical switch

Hello, good afternoon, yes, sorry for the bother, but...

Someone needs to make this, please? So that I might give them all the money.

It's spring! Check your rig :)

Video showing how to inspect your sailboat rig on a brand new mast and then a nice collection of failed fittings so you know what to look for.

Moxie Marlinspike:

#Signal tried to use #Instagram ads to display the data #Facebook collects about you and sells access to.

Facebook wasn't into the idea, and shut down our account instead

oh neat Firefox has now a convenient built-in screenshot functionality in the right-click context menu!!

Must be spring - several cruisers are replacing their boat windows and leaving the old ones by the bin to be recycled.

I've been hoping for something this size to make into a transparent wall for that oddly shaped locker we've got on the boat. Now I can stuff all my cables in there without them falling out and yet see enough to fish out the ones I need.


How to get into woodworking:

Step 1 - Learn to code
Step 2 - Burn out
Step 3 - Get into woodworking


My favorite X-Men are Gandalf and Picard

2nd shot now wending its way through my immune system--whoo hoo!

Fishing reel puzzled back together and working well.

Unfortunately some bolts are missing as they're for some reason imperial and you can't get such bizarre stuff here.

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Fishing reel rebuild! Not that we ever catch any fish, but as they say, hope dies last.

Need to take it easy today, so tackling some of the smaller jobs.

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