I… what… why is tram 8 taking the wrong route?

Wet shoes. Wet pants. Wet face. Wet glasses. My phone doesn’t recognise me. Good morning!

One minute of a train ride through a wintery southern Finland


Traffic light covered in snow. Red signal is visible behind ice and snow. Traffic light covered in snow. Green signal is barely visible behind a layer of snow.

Pretty lights on my evening walk (link to video)

A winter suddenly reappeared

Good morning

A view of a frozen bay at winter sunrise. There are trees and a city skyline in the background

Happy new year!


Built a scyscraper in Townscaper

20+ cops outside S-Market Vallila about two hours ago, anyone know what was going on?

As I don’t have Twitter anymore I need alternate sources of entertainment. Today I’ve followed Finland’s ramp-up test of a new nuclear reactor in real time as it has added > 1 GW to the grid.

A graph showing energy a breakdown of energy sources in Finland over time (today), with nuclear (“kärnkraft”) growing significantly during the day

Terrace open! Lovely day for a drink outdoors isn’t it?

A sign saying “EAGLE CLUB Golf Simulators & pub. TERASSI AUKI”. The sign is standing in a pile of snow.

Tempted to login to Twitter just to check if my account has been banned for violating the “Promotion of social media platforms” rule yet.

I found this, which shows that even with LEDs, manufacturing is a very small part of the overall energy consumption during its lifetime. If the other environmental impact of the manufacturing outweighs the energy savings is perhaps harder to tell. (source)

In our bathroom we have a grid of 9 36 W halogen bulbs. I just replaced two of them with 6 W LEDs. Would it make sense to replace the rest of them for the energy savings (7*30 W, lights are on maybe 2-3 hours per day on average, so ~525 Wh per day), or is it better to use the existing ones until they die (taking into account the manufacturing of the replacements)?

Happy to see that some of my favorite bots are appearing here too!

00:22 on Friday December 16th, over the Coral Sea

Made a tiny modification to the Mastodon -> micro.blog follower import script I made in 2018 so that it works with the .csv file generated by Fedifinder, and am now following a lot more people, nice!

“Hey Siri, play Radio Helsinki”


Snowy flowers on the balcony

Snow-covered flowers. In the background you can see residential buildings and a tree

Evening walk

Makes me wish I could pull off earings so that I could wear this cool JWST bling

Just listed: #JWST earrings. Made with matching hammered mirror-polished gold vermeil hooks, and also with ball posts and pride flags. I’ll gladly sell just one earring, too!

I have all the gemstone colors needed to make whichever #pride flag you claim. For all the queer #jewelry I have in my shop, I’ve had the most demand for #transpride and #asexual or #aromantic pieces, I think because most #makers don’t think of them. #EmilysSpaceCraft


Pride flag JWST mirror earrings!

JWST earrings with hammered mirror-polished vermeil hooks

A rainbow of beads for making other pride flags - strands of tiny gemstone beads in red, orange, green, purple....

Critical infrastructure hardware update at work

A “Dirty Harry” pinball machine in an office environment

Irrationally happy about my timing of the tram arrival today

Winter morning commute