14-Nov-2020 (Sat) Wherein we Hack the Parklet

We have upgraded our parklet for these plague times -- the new walls not only keep you away from the dread spittle of your friends and enemies, but the wind-breaking aspect also makes it significantly warmer out there, which is important since you can't go inside...

And tomorrow, Sunday, we're doing another Cyberdelia! Kidhack, Tripp and Netik bring the Hackers beats, and we're setting up head-to-head Wipeout games out in the parklet, projected on the front wall.

No skate ramps this time, and unfortunately the olympic-sized swimming pool on the roof is closed for repairs. But we have pizza!

Also, I'm happy to report that our masks are back in stock! We have cleared up our shipping backlog, so if you order now... you'll get them pretty soon. They're pretty sweet masks. You should get some.

Please wear your masks. And cancel Thanksgiving. It's not getting better out there.

9 Responses:

  1. Amy ☣ says:

    I can testify the masks are great. I utterly adore my dazzle mask, it was well worth the wait. <3

  2. Elusis says:

    My dazzle mask is popular in Seattle. (Yes I send them to the website.)

    On the other hand, can I just say that attempting to tie the ear straps to the right length is... not a one-person job? It was a bit of a clown show in my Mars mission training pod apartment for a while.

    • Dude says:

      Have you tried pre-tying them and just using an ear-saver? I use one for all my masks now.

      • Elusis says:

        I just couldn't figure out what the right length was and you need two hands to tie a knot and... yeah.

        But these ear-savers... tell me more. I see a lot of different designs - what do you recommend?

        • Dude says:

          I mean, ear-savers are pretty universal, so I don't have a recommendation, per se. The one I use is this super-basic one I got (not for free) from a Black-owned company in Oakland when I ordered some other things from them: I use that same one on all my masks and it makes them snug without feeling like they're strangling my skull. I use it with both my workout mask and all my regular "I-guess-I-gotta-venture-to-the-grocery-store-today" masks. But yeah, there's a billion places selling them - from Etsy to everywhere you find masks.

          Also, I went to this online shop (which also sells ear-savers) to get adhesive nose strips, which have been a friggin' godsend for my masks that don't have flexible nose bridges pre-sewn-in. It does wonders for not foggin' up my glasses.

          So yeah, ear-savers and adhesive nose bridges make the necessity for masks all that easier (for me, anyway).

          • prefetch says:

            If you're particularly cash-strapped, you can also use a strip of velcro (eg. cable tidy) or a shoelace/piece of string/similar, which have the added benefit of being adjustable continuously for extra deluxe custom fit.

  3. japh says:

    Love the glow-in-the-dark ones! With some mesothorax armor, foreleg spurs and tubercle sheets I will finally fit in... :-)

  4. Andrew says:

    Thanks for the parklet!

    FYI, a fun thing to do is to click the right arrow when looking at the photos. It will take you back to the early days of construction in 2000 or so.

  5. Julian Calaby says:

    Just received my shirt and dazzle mask, both are utterly excellent in every way, hopefully my small purchase has gone some way towards keeping you going =)

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