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Aug. 24th, 2017 01:09 pm
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Не видать под сажею –
Это братья Коэны
Майнили биткоины.

More Photobucket problem

Aug. 24th, 2017 05:21 pm
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Photobucket really gave me headache with this change. I said before that I don't care that much, but it turns out that what people are saying is true, we can't even download our own images off of their site. I thought it was just a temporary problem/glitch back then when they just imposed the new terms and conditions. The rush of people trying to access their accounts at the same time caused the error. But no, even now, months after, I always get that "hmm something didn't click" message. I tried accessing the site with different IP address, different browser, still nothing! Not even individual right-click-save works on their site.

I tried many alternatives but... )

A wednesday

Aug. 23rd, 2017 09:55 pm
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Kid had a dental-cleaning appointment. We worked on pronouns with the dentist. Whee?

Plotting to get a Final Crown (or at least a 20-year one) for the shorter tooth. The longer one has a better situation with the resin and can probably be left until x-rays show deterioration of the tooth underneath.

Still need to deal with wisdom teeth sometime, but that will take sedation, which is ugh.

Havva Quote
When we first moved to a suburb of Minneapolis back in the 90s, my teen daughter came home from school with a joke:
   Q: What does the Edina housewife make for dinner? A: Reservations.
To which I cried, "Yeesss! We've come to the right place!" She was quite taken aback, protesting, "Mom...!"
--Bujold, at https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/comments/6rciwd/hi_there_i_am_novelist_lois_mcmaster_bujold_ama/dl4e9vq/

INwatch+Bookwatch )

Dragons under fold )

Design thoughts

Aug. 23rd, 2017 07:56 pm
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1) I can tell I haven't done any frontend design work in a while because I went to write some CSS for a work thing yesterday and had to pull up the site-style icon page (which I wrote!) because I couldn't remember CSS vertical align stuff.

2) Likewise I need to make a quick vector text graphic to go on my shirt for Lup and I used to be able to just throw some fonts together real quick and be pleased with the result and now it's taking me forever? Like this is basically the equivalent of a website header text graphic and it's just not working for me.

3) That said, I missed the widespread adoption of flexbox and just found it this week and it's basically amazing. Like, solves most of the problems I had with CSS, honestly.

Alright, back to banging my head against design.

[Politics] Links and Excerpts

Aug. 23rd, 2017 12:42 pm
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How Charlottesville is Coping, a Week Later By Dahlia Lithwick, Slate
Read more... )

How Identity Became A Weapon Against The Left: Reaction to criticism of Kamala Harris shows how the voices of progressive people of color are erased by Briahna Joy Gray, Current Affairs
Read more... )

Z is for zombie because this topic never stays dead: Zionism and the uses and misuses of the term by [twitter.com profile] lirael_abhorsenan (an "Anti-Zionist Jewish atheist"), Now Face North
Read more... )

Making Sense of Restorative Justice, Community Response, And The PWR BTTM Fallout by Liz Pelly, The Village Voice [Note: additional resources are linked in article]
Read more... )

Why Protest? by Mariame Kaba, The PIC is (zine produced by the Chicago Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) Teaching Collective)
Read more... )

Yay and Foo

Aug. 23rd, 2017 02:55 pm
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Had to get my passport renewal in the mail, which meant a photo. Which of course meant my skin decided to break out. :P But! I managed to Do The Makeup well enough to make my skin look clear, so it is probably my least UGH! mug shot to date. So net result... yay?

Then, since I had make up on I figured I'd get some use out of it and not just go home afterward. I was the most over dressed woman returning cans at Meijer, but it gave me nearly $10 to browse with, No joy on the takoyaki flour front (foo!) but I found sugar free chocolate chips (yay!) so I bought two bags, a bag of sugar free Reese's cups, and still got almost $3 back. Another net yay from that stop.

Then I went to Payless. I don't really have a need for new shoes but I like to see what they have. I wouldn't have found those knee high boots a couple years ago if I hadn't after all. I walk in and... NO size 13s. FOO! I mostly take 12w, which they still had a few of, though not many of the 12s were also wide, but the complete lack of size 13 is dispiriting. Sure, they do let you order on the site for delivery to the store where you can try on and get a refund, but it sort of misses the whole point of being able to browse and try things on that you might not have considered (like those boots of mine). It also requires you to buy the shoes just to try them on. So no impulse shoe purchases anymore, which may be for the best, but it does kill what little fun there had been in shoe shopping these last few years.

Good and bad

Aug. 23rd, 2017 11:26 pm
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Some things about Wednesday:

+/- )

Some things about this specific Wednesday:

+/- )

So, all in all, a very long and tiring but productive day. :3

+/- )

Apparently today is a list day. I ask no questions, just wander off to bed now, yes.

Another insta-rec

Aug. 23rd, 2017 01:42 pm
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http://www.attitudeiseverything.org.uk/resources/practical-guides/access-information/ has a good summary of what a venue needs to do to be accessible to a basic range of disability needs. Places like Nine Worlds and lists like Euan's Guide go a lot further, particularly for neurodiversity and complex needs, but this is a great start and easy to understand for those who are new to the subject.

Sewing and Music

Aug. 23rd, 2017 06:02 am
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Looks like Tuesday nights are going to be busy. Aileth from the Barony hosts a sewing night on Tuesdays starting at 5:30 pm, and now I've started going to Margaurite's Music Night as well, which starts at 8:30 pm.

I've been going to Aileth's occasionally--it's been nice because she's much better at sewing than I am, and often there are other Barony people who come over as well, including some costuming laurels, so if I run into something that is beyond me, someone can usually figure out what I'm supposed to be doing.

At the last meeting, new guy Roderick sweet-talked me into coming to music night at Marguarite's house. She lives about a mile from Aileth, so it's an easy drive. Margaurite is a key member of the Shire and was one of the founding members. (At least half of the Shire's active members actually live in the Barony--either they used to live here and then moved, or they prefer the less-competitive atmosphere. Seriously, this is the most laid-back SCA group I've lived in.)

I was a bit nervous since I haven't played my recorder much in the past, oh, 20 years, but I dug it out, got it cleaned up, and showed up. I don't think Marguarite was expecting much from me, but she wants more players, and I guess they've trained up other people from time to time. She's a very good player, as is Roderick (who did his Master's degree in music). Giraude is pretty good but not confident. We joked about me now being the weakest link.

However, I surprised them. I'm out of practice, but I do read music. I took piano lessons for several years, was in band all through junior and senior high school, sang in a madrigal group back in Dallas, and in the St. Raphael's Cathedral Choir in Dubuque. I love medieval and renaissance music, so am passingly familiar with the genre. I do need to practice up on the fingering (I never was good at the upper notes on recorder to start with), but considering how long it has been, I kept up with the group fairly well. Margaurite did try to pick out simpler music for us, to be sure, but I did okay.

Giraude has lent me her plastic tenor recorder (she has upgraded to a wooden one), and I'm to practice on both the soprano and tenor. They have the same fingering. The plan is to have me play the tenor line, which tends to be easier.

So, despite my nerves, I had a lot of fun playing music again and the time flew. Roderick gave me the Von Trapp beginner's book so I could review the fingering charts, plus I think I have my old recorder book somewhere around here that I can also use for practice.

Anyway, it looks like this will work out. It's a local SCA activity and (mostly) free. The group plays some at local events, usually at feasts. We talked some about singing, but Roderick does not sing. I think Giraude can sing (low alto/tenor, from when I've heard her). Margaurite is alto and I'm a soprano. We'd have to find a bass, but isn't that always the challenge? For now, the focus will stay on instrumental, but voice hasn't been ruled out for the future.
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...small to begin with? How big was Pumpkinado's base at its height (and let's judge a true "base" by "strongly favorable" reviews, since "base" sort of equates to "cult")? And what's it at now?

And if it was always a minority of USians (Hillary won the popular vote, so yeah, "minority"), and if it's a minority of Trump voters - to judge by today's "strongly favorable" reviews - than is it any less of a fringe than the KKK or the Black Panthers or whomever (for purposes of this discussion, I'm limiting my definition of "fringe" not to which ideology's supported, but to how many people it can boast. By this standard, if dog lovers become few and far between enough, dog lovers become "fringe").

Asking because: Gah, why we are twisting ourselves into pretzels over what the media calls a "base" that I can only think of as a "fringe"?

Say, by the numbers, which are dismal, there were 10 people - these crazy, hotwired fiends that always seemed to want more and more of my style of...trashtalking, let's say? - and I always kowtowed, content-wise, to whatever they wanted...would that be "playing to my base" or would it be "the care and feeding of my fringe" (and possibly a sign that I've sort of lost my marbles)? I'd say the latter! Though that might actually be fun...but with just a blog to run, and not the whole country, I can kind of afford to think that way.

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Someone who routinely lies, stretches the truth, exaggerates, is too vague or inserts people, places, and conversations that were never there, or not in the context he claims is wrong about something? No way. While we're at it, let's just fact-check Tuesday. Back to alternative-alternative reality in 3,2, 1...2018!

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Sometimes it's just fun to haul a small tree around: it builds muscle, burns calories, and counts as exercise, so what's not to like? Seriously, it's not just dudes: I didn't think this woman was carrying a purse, but maybe that's because I don't carry one myself.

The last time I did with any regularity might've been 2010 or '11, and at the stupid job I had (I've had a few of these) they made you stow them under the front counter - not locked up. The employees, not to mention the clientele, seemed a bit dicey to risk my purse with, but within a month or two I was out of there and never carried one again, except for the rare times I need to and don't have to risk leaving it anywhere stupid, like at that job.

Leave-purse-at-counter job was one of multiple places - not the last - where using the front counter (or at best, a stockroom with public restroom access) was your only option because there were no lockers, no breakrooms and it was that or leave your personal effects in your vehicle. But it was by far the seediest. And I haven't exactly spent my life working in five-star venues, so that might say something.

Not carrying a purse in general started when I was in my late 20s or early 30s, sometime after my mom and I just agreed one day - likely not for the first time - that purses are just plain tremendously stupid. She stopped carrying one more or less the same day but it took me another 10 or 15 years to pretty much ditch them, altogether - but I'm getting there.


Aug. 22nd, 2017 11:16 pm
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Am convincing child to try eating straw wrappers as a mood-improvement thing. (Look, the stuff probably still has hormones from the trees in it, and/or it might provide an interesting roughage for gut bacteria. LET ME HAVE MY PLACEBO OKAY.)

Spent about an hour poking at Copper Leaf Bargains and re-reading stuff and fixing a single small inconsistency, but otherwise not getting any noticeable wordcount, blah.

Trash night.

(Oh, hey, back to December 2016 for the GURPS stuff!)

Havva Quote
arcangel says, "Oh, look, we get A: Jordi (YAY!), and B: the Dominion is getting snarky again... https://www.youtube.com/embed/Zhnd5h1CyqE"
arcangel cannot spell LaForge's first name anymore because In Nomine. Hush.
arcangel then goes to one of the random videos near that and NO. BISHONEN VOLDEMORT IS NO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-xREZXkDpg
arcangel says, "JUST NO."
--Seriously, I'm traumatized here.

INwatch+Bookwatch )

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