as I’m wont to do … and, wonting again soon!
Howdy everyone! Here’s a public summary of my activity this week ending February 23, 2024 and reminders about some things upcoming!
I mentioned, and you may have noticed if you follow socials that aren’t the library’s Mastodon profile, I am now posting all the calendar, thelemic tephilah, and oracle posts everywhere. Previously, I was only doing that in the ‘verse, originally to the Calendar, Tephilah and Oracle profiles on HRMTC I∴O∴ and then all together on the new library profile on Mastodon. I wrote Python scripts to do the work. For the calendar events, that’s pretty straight forward, just a list of events for each date. But, I do computationally create the divinations: I create a deck, shuffle, and pull a card; I create the PGM die, then roll them; I create sticks and then toss them to find the hexagram and moving line. So, I try to computationally closely adhere to the physical acts. My scripts used to then also post to the library profiles in the ‘verse. But, doing these everywhere, I’m now using the script to generate results, creating a spreadsheet of posts, and then bulk uploading them into a post scheduler. I’m still getting the hang of the bulk upload part of things, as it’s an extra step, and kinda boring to do. At first, I was doing a week or two ahead, partially to make sure it was working correctly. But, I’m on track now to have March entirely bulked out, so to speak. Cool. Almost totally behind the scenes until they post, but cool.
Which brings me to: It’s a leap year! I … didn’t really think about it at all until I started setting up the Thelemic Tephilah for March, because things change from Feb 29 through March 19. Anyhow, leap year. Yay? Maybe do something fun for your extra day!
Welp, in other news, I guess Tumblr is in the doghouse again. JFC. That place. Welp, I deleted my side blogs, redirected the hostnames to the main library blog, and I’ll look into deleting all the posts on main, probably. Then I’ll just leave it empty and to rot, like I have done with deadbird site.
In other other news, I’ve made a list for postal and deluxe mailing! Everyone that’s a current Patron with merch or postal perks, plus people that have sent me things, will be on the list for the next postal exchange. If that’s not you, then it could be next time around if you want. You just gotta become a Patron with a mailing perk. As a side note, I’ve closed the library’s post office box and removed that address from the contact page; I just never really got much, except for one particular person (they know who they are!). So, pretty much, from here on out, the only way to get mailings from me will be to be a Patron above the tip jar tier. IDEK why more people didn’t participate in the exchange. It’s a bummer to me, but at least, for my part, for years, I tried! But, the PO box has been underused and an expense, for which the price is increasing; so, bah. I guess, I give in. It was one of those things I thought was a cool idea, but that others didn’t seem interested in. Time to move on. But, for those with postal perks, I’ll still be sending stuff, as I’m wont to do … and, wonting again soon!
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