She-Ra Merch

Feb. 17th, 2019 12:55 am
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 Hey so if y'all like soft pillows like I do, I think y'all should check out asunnydisposish on instagram. They've got some up on their esty shop and I think they're worth checking it out! (link to the post about pillows)

Life in the post-tumblr world

Feb. 14th, 2019 08:33 am
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The dust is settling. Work goes on in the federated/Hubzilla realm, although many of us are still waiting to hear about that becoming feasible for the less-technically-inclined. Discussions continue on the legal front, exploring what can be done with how much risk, but I haven't seen a public-release document on that yet. And fans have pretty much settled in wherever the diaspora took them: DW, Pillowfort, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Mastodon, Discord, and the many smaller and new sites that have been listed here in an earlier post. And of course, plenty of fans are still right there on tumblr.

A lot of fan activity, at least in some corners, consists of archiving old content in a new place. I see comments in a variety of places thinking about what tumblr did for communication style and feed contents, picking out the horrible and best-left-behind from the oh, hey, that was actually entertaining, speculating on how to regain some of the better bits of the tumblr experience.

And in the spirit of that last paragraph, over on Pillowfort heyheypaula has put together a survey for an academic examination of "Tumblr, Social Media, and Archives" and is asking for input from those who did and didn't leave tumblr. That survey link above is a direct one, for those who don't have access to the main post on Pillowfort and who might still want to participate. The OP doesn't state where they hope to publish this, but I've commented over there to request that information and that they share the results of their research with the community.

ETA: corrected misattribution of survey

Not-So-Snowy Day

Feb. 14th, 2019 05:47 am
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I'm going in to the day-job this morning. Either I sit down and get back to work, or they send me back home again, for whatever reasons make sense. I'm not too worried either way.

More on other topics later.

She-Ra Gen Week

Feb. 13th, 2019 08:25 pm
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Hey, guys! I'm attempting to run a gen-focused fanwork week for She-Ra over on tumblr. So if that interests you at all, whether as a creator or a fan of fan-created content, then please check it out! [tumblr.com profile] spopgenweek

She-Ra Gen Week: April 7 - April 13
Day 1: Friendship
Day 2: Character Study
Day 3: Family
Day 4: Mystery
Day 5: Action/Adventure
Day 6: Humor
Day 7: Vignette

TREK: Star Naming

Feb. 13th, 2019 05:37 pm
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I agree with this complaint about "DSC: Battle of the Binary Stars" as published by Spacedock on Twitter. That system has to have a few thousand ID tags in star catalogues published across the Federation and beyond. Some of the "inhabited-by-indigenous-and-intelligent-species" worlds close to that system and known to the Federation probably even gave that system *actual names*. The system deserves more than "six light years from Gamma Hydrae" as an identifier.

https://twitter.com/SpacedockHQ/status/1095193479997804546
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I went and decided to isolate the vertical "stack" of sectors including Vulcan and Andoria using the Stellar Cartography 2nd Edition Federation History map. Check the blue "rectangle" there.

Vulcan-Andor_Sector-Stack

I went digging via whitten.org for possible candidates for "Eridani" and "Azati Prime", and I suspect that I am not searching properly.

Snow Day Update I

Feb. 13th, 2019 12:23 pm
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Just got in from clearing snow away from the vent pipes for the furnace and water heater. I'm not sure which set of vent pipes service which device, but one pair was covered by snow. Glad I got to them when I did.

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Feb. 13th, 2019 07:27 am
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Okay. Not going in to the day job today. I have let my supervisor know this, and started work on clearing the walkway from the front door to the driveway. The driveway looks like it's going to need more than the snowblower to get that part of the work done. And then, there's the task of clearing a pathway in the back yard to the ventilation pipes for furnace and water heater to make sure that those aren't obstructed.

"Snowmageddon" 2019?

Feb. 12th, 2019 08:54 pm
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Well, it seems to be underway here in Ottawa-Gatineau tonight and tomorrow.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-weather-february-12-2019-1.5015245

Conspiracy Theories 'R' Me

Feb. 12th, 2019 07:13 pm
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I've got this weird idea in my brain at the moment suggesting that some third party is playing sick games at Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould's joint expense. I've got two, maybe three ideas of varying sketchiness as to who it might be and why.

Maybe it's all the Trump-Russia craziness going on, with a side of Seth Abramson's musings about that being the culmination of decades-long work. Maybe I'm just scared silly.

I want to be wrong about this. And I know my vague theory is extremely vague right now...

Weekly Roundup Post

Feb. 13th, 2019 12:35 am
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What is everyone watching/reading/playing/etc. right now? Anything interesting and new this season? Revisiting a favorite or just catching up on your backlog? Looking for recommendations? This is the post!
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Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJHld7LxwTs

The Tuesday shorts continue. It's Fluttershy's turn.

Yo!

Feb. 12th, 2019 03:49 pm
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Hey there! I'm Captain o: long-time fur migrated to DW after tumblr's purge. My sona is a hyena named... Hyena. Originality is key. :3c

Non Sequitur vs. Trumpists?

Feb. 11th, 2019 08:35 pm
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Leaving these links about the comic strip Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for you to look over.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/pennsylvania-newspaper-drops-cartoonist-over-vulgar-trump-message-n970171

https://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2019/02/10

I'm not sure that I can see what the fuss is about.

Wondering if it printed in last Saturday's Toronto Star hardcopy edition intact. (The Star prints Sunday strips on Saturdays as a rule.)

Follow-up: I just checked. Confirmed. It got through Toronto Star editorial scrutiny.

Eye News Follow-Up

Feb. 11th, 2019 06:02 pm
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The word is "Stable". This is good. Next appointment is in August.

As for the ultrasound test, yes, there was goop - not the kind as trademarked by Gwyneth Paltrow, so far as I know - applied to the eyelid, which I had to keep closed for the purposes of the test. My open eye was expected to track a little red LED wand held by one of the technicians. I had to sit in what looked like a modified barber's chair for this.

(I suspect that the same people who make barber's chairs also supply eye doctors.)

More later.
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  • Uppercase (crafting and design magazine published in Canada)
  • Branchline (published by Bytown Railway Society)
  • Star Trek
  • The Atlantic
  • Warships - International Fleet Review
  • Bloomberg Business Week
  • Toronto Life
It seemed a good idea at the time, while I was making my way home.
And yes, this is a not-so-veiled clue to Metro, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, and a few other companies operating in Ottawa. I've spoken of this before, after all.

A note about printers

Feb. 10th, 2019 07:59 pm
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I currently own and use a Hewlett-Packard-made scanner-printer device. I didn't buy into such plans as described in the article by Cory Doctorow, but it is programmed to complain to me every time I use a refilled ink cartridge. I find that obnoxious enough as it is.

This is worse.

If Hewlett-Packard wants me to keep buying their scanner-printer devices when my current machine "dies", it would go well for them to cease and desist in the practices Mr. Doctorow describes here.

Permanently.

(And is this happening in Canada, and whom do we speak with at which level(s) of government if it is?)

https://boingboing.net/2019/02/08/inkjet-dystopias.html

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