Yesterday I got to see a woman wearing a dress made entirely of balloons mount a dragon suit made of balloons, worn by 2 people, in front of a cave made of balloons at Maker Expo in Kitchener. According to the artist, Drew Ripley, the first time such a thing has been done in the ballooning artist community. So, surprising to an expert, not just to the public.

(By the way, I had to transcode this video to MP4 and cut the file size down to less than 8 MB to post it to Mastodon, ffmpeg FTW.)

Refactor Camp

Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.

Kinda/sorta sponsored by the Ribbonfarm Blogamatic Universe.

If you already know a few people in this neck of the woods, try and pick a handle they'll recognize when you sign up. Please note that the registration confirmation email may end up in your spam folder, so check there. It should come from administrator Zach Faddis.