Working Around Microphones

Sep. 23rd, 2017 01:36 pm
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Recently I came across a couple of discussions about technology, public speaking, and accessibility. One of them is in [community profile] access_fandom and links to the other which is a Unitarian-Universalist post. The crux of the matter is that people with hearing impairment often need amplification in order to hear, but not everyone is willing or able to use a microphone. And those groups don't always know about each other's concerns, which causes friction.

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CLOTHESPINS

Sep. 23rd, 2017 03:05 pm
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Being semi-domesticated has its moments of conflict. There are certain things I learned to do as a kid doing chores, and they involved certain tools. One of these things is hanging clothes on a line. Given the popularity of clothespins for cutesy farmhouse crafty stuff these days, I figured I should be able to get some functional ones, but NOPE.

The spring ones I saw looked like suspiciously flimsy crap and I refused to buy them. That was okay because I initially learned to hang clothes with the wooden round ones (that doubled as dolls for me sometimes with tissue paper dresses). I was initially pretty excited when I pulled them up on amazon. Except I noticed the ones they're making now are rough raw soft wood with a slit up the middle that can't possibly accommodate a clothesline and clothing. The annoyed comments from people that wanted to use them for their original intended purpose confirmed that. I need to be able to hang up my jeans, yo.

So I went on eBay and found someone selling real clothespins that wasn't asking for an arm and a leg in exchange. That's right, I went and ordered myself some damn functional old school round clothespins. The slit is wider and the bottoms flare out in a curve. Those are the real working clothespins that will hold your stuff on the line even if the wind blows.

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MY CLOTHESPINS HAVE ARRIVED. I AM SO FUCKING HAPPY ABOUT THIS. ABOUT CLOTHESPINS. YEAH THAT'S RIGHT. REAL CLOTHESPINS. LIKE MY GRANDMOTHER'S. AND MY MOM'S BEFORE MY MOM MOVED TO A FANCY COMMUNITY THINGY THAT'S TOO GOOD FOR CLOTHESLINES (TBF THEY ALSO LIVE ON THE SIDE OF A RAVINE NOW SO A CLOTHESLINE WOULD PROBABLY BE A LIABILITY)

I'm going to go hang up whatever of my Victorian gear and 50's swing dresses that didn't get ruined at MiL's. BYE.
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Sons kimchi, tiny bartlett pears, arlet apples, lamb ragu, spinach & ricoota ravioli, smoked paprika pappardelle, pita, Greek chickpea salad, spanakopita, crabapple verjus (suddenly several Tudor recipes become possible!), shishito peppers, figs, and pawpaws.

Ran into [personal profile] temve and [personal profile] ell finally -- they shop much later than I do usually, but I had an early eye doctor appointment. I need to start planning autumn outings, as the Noir City DC film fest is coming up, as well as VelocityDC Dance, the new Synetic Theater season, the Takoma Park Street Festival and probably a dozen other things...

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Sep. 23rd, 2017 09:42 pm
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An exam! On stuff I mostly sorta know, but anyway. Better revise. So, busy.

In the meanwhile, the collection for my exchange Coronation Ceremony (monofandom The Goblin Emperor) opened with 22 works. Read the fics and look at the arts.
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Don't expect to catch a ride on Uber in London, England -- the license for Uber has been pulled.

Informed immigrant.

A Saudi Arabian textbook has been withdrawn because it contains Yoda.

Life as a trans man in early 20th Century America.

The pleasures of learning Latin later in life.

I'm not sure that I agree with this article that considers Aung San Suu Kyi's shrugged response to ethnic cleansing as something unremarkable. For a Nobel peace prize winner? It is remarkable. It is outrageous.

Rhode Island is paying Dreamers' DACA renewal fees.

A quiet energy revolution of microgrids in Japan.

If you leave your kids alone for a few minutes, predatory strangers aren't the problem. Do-gooders are.

If you are with someone who was shot (or if you have been shot) use a car to get to the hospital; it can be faster than waiting for an ambulance.

Cowgirls of color compete in white male rodeos.

I knew that Senators didn't necessarily read every bill, but you'd think they'd read the ones they sponsor -- so why did NPR have to explain the contents of the Graham-Cassidy anti-healthcare bill to Cassidy? And if you need a quick reference to what it contains, here's a chart.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is worried about whether we all can recover from these monster storms.

Windy is a fascinating way to look at how the weather is affecting you.

One-Card Draw

Sep. 23rd, 2017 01:01 pm
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 [personal profile] wyld_dandelyon is doing a one-card draw.  Tipping gets you an extra card, or you can buy a 5-card reading.
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  1. LONG WEEKEND FTW! \o/ \o/ \o/

  2. Today's turning out to be a 3 Hours of 90s Alt/Rock Hits kinda day. ^___^

  3. Website

    Lately I've been enjoying tinkering with my website: igoss.net/archive. I barely know anything about php and css, but I do rather enjoy playing around until, through trial and error or happy accident, I get the result I want. I'm really glad that I finally fixed the menu. It's now on a separate (and easily updatable) page, hence the having to teach myself php thing. That meant going back and manually changing the code and extension in what felt like billions of files, but at least from here on out, updating the menu will only mean changes to a single page. :b

    It's been about 4 years since I've done a proper update, so it's slow going. I've uploaded some 2017 fanart to the site, but still have to deal with all 2013-2016. Plus I now gotta give MCU fanart a whole page for itself. Eh. Keeps me occupied when I need to take my mind off RL stresses.

  4. The Defenders

    I spend this week *finally* watching The Defenders. Just finished episode 6 - just 2 more to go. Surprisingly, I'm really enjoying it? I don't even find Rand that utterly annoying (except for his hair). I'm sort of liking how every character has clear flaws, and the push-pull of having to work with each other. I particularly get a kick out of Jessica Jones being 100% done with everyone, especially Matt.

    I haven't even gotten to the end as yet, but I'm already looking forward to more in this 'verse. I mean, I'm not gonna subject myself to watching S1 Iron Fist - let's not get crazy - but I'm definitely gonna go check out more of Jessica Jones (I'd only seen the first 2-3 eps).

  5. Inktober

    I'm psyching myself to try Inktober, since it's definitely gonna be integrated into [community profile] drawesome's challenge activities for the entire month of October. I want to attempt to create something daily for the first week. And maybe stick to weekends for the rest. We'll see how it goes. At least I have the official list of Prompts to get my creativity going: 2017 Inktober Prompt List )

    I'm thinking of trying brushwork with ink, not just using a pen or marker. Will be interesting experimenting with an ink pot, and painting in monochrome as well. I tend to lean heavily on colour blending to create visual impact in my art, so it will be a good opportunity to play around with positive/negative space etc. instead, to get that sense of drama.

Pacificon AKA Bitchin' Party

Sep. 23rd, 2017 12:09 pm
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Yays! I can haz Bitchin' Party again! (TYK to the new con comm!)

I just now registered. Anybody going from my DW circle? LMK!
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Large image under the cut )

A-Team has 6 links with other films.

A - Writer Skip Woods who also wrote parts of X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

B - Producer Ross Fanger also produced X-Men: Last Stand

C - Stunt co-ordinater Owen Walstrom also stunt co-ordinated for Ghost Rider

D - Jessica Biel was also in Blade: Trinity

This is why the A-Team is very close to the Bad Marvel films

E - Alan Silvestri also composed the music for Judge Dredd

F - Cinematographer Mauro Fiore was also the cinematography for Avatar.

Sign Ups are Open!

Sep. 23rd, 2017 09:40 am
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It's not Sunday, the 24nd in my neck of the woods yet, but it's the 24nd in some places, so: let's get to it, shall we?

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- Please, please, please: include any squicks and DNWs in the optional details box of your sign up as well as any prompts you might have. If you've written a letter that includes this, feel free to link it, but at the very least include your DNWs in the optional details box.
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- You may edit your sign up until sign ups close next Sunday, October 1st at 5PM PST barring any emergencies.

If you still have questions or you'd like to read a more in-depth discussion of the above, please see this link (disregard the dates, as they apply to last year's exchange): http://swrarepairs.dreamwidth.org/3800.html#cutid1
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I'm hoping for answers from people in all three categories. The idea is to see what people want in terms of informational (etc) videos from Hellenion, and then work on those videos first.

Out For the Weekend

Sep. 23rd, 2017 03:54 pm

Pinch Hit #13

Sep. 23rd, 2017 12:54 pm
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 We have a new pinch hit available! Claim by commenting at the Google Group or emailing femslashexmod@gmail.com (don't forget to include your AO3 username)

Pinch Hit #13
Fandoms: Wayfarers Series - Becky Chambers, Doctor Who, Finishing School - Gail Carriger, Parasol Protectorate - Gail Carriger
Medium/s: Fanfic
Claimed!

hello again + many good thing

Sep. 23rd, 2017 09:31 am
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I’m here; I’m fine.

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Saturday

Sep. 24th, 2017 02:14 am
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HOLY CRAP IT'S WARM AGAIN.

I WORE A T-SHIRT AND A SKIRT ALL DAY AND DIDN'T NEED TO WEAR ANYTHING ELSE AND BE COMFORTABLE UNTIL LIKE... 11PM.

Yessssss, good, come to me warm weather!! <3<3<3

It's so much easier to get myself to *do* things when I'm not hiding from the cold, I swear. Not that I got a huge amount of things accomplished, but the things I did do I did because I had *motivation*, not just because I absolutely had to and forced myself.

So yeah, today was pretty great. :3

The rain hath rainedeth every day

Sep. 23rd, 2017 05:03 pm
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But nonetheless there has been sightseeing.

I already mentioned Rynek Underground.

The Mehoffer House, which is an artist's house, pehaps more interesting for the interiors than the art, but with an ace cafe, the Meho Cafe.

The National Museum - there are lots of branches, we went to the main building, which seemed mostly arts and crafts + the Lady with the Ermine.

There is probably more to see than we saw at Wawel Hill, but we did the State Rooms and the Royal Private Apartments of the Royal Palace, and the cathedral. Must remark that dwelling in marble halls, or at least spending several hours walking/standing on floors of that substance, does my lower back thing no favours.

We did an organised tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mine: very impressive. (Much more spectacular than the one in Cheshire which is now an archive store.)

Today we went to Kazimierz, which on reflection, was not, being Saturday, the ideal day to do so - had intended going earlier in the week but ran out of time/energy.

There have also been visits to a number of churches, which after a while tend to run together - lotsa baroque.

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I finished Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia! I initially bought this because the art looked great and figured “why not”, and have been playing it in around trying to approve tags for Yuletide. 50 something hours later, I finally finished it and have fallen head over heels for it, and I now want to dive further into Fire Emblem.

I'm a Forsyth to be reckoned with! )

Next up, a ~mystery game~ that I played recently, and then plugging away at The Longest Journey. Also I should really start working on my bingo card.

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