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Jan. 27th, 2015 14:43
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Diabolical-MissHyde


Forensic science, magic, mystery, and romance mix in this edgy steampunk fantasy—a retelling of the horror classic, in which Dr. Eliza Jekyll, daughter of the infamous Dr. Henry Jekyll—pursues a dangerous murderer in an alternate Victorian London.

In an electrified Victorian London, Dr. Eliza Jekyll is a crime scene investigator, hunting killers with newfangled technological gadgets. She will need every advantage available to catch a terrifying new psychopath splattering London with blood. Hidden in the grimy shadows, the fiendish murderer preys on beautiful women, drugging them before slicing off their limbs. Finding the “Slicer” can make Eliza’s career . . . or unmask her darkest secret. Like her father, she has a hidden second self that emerges when she drinks his forbidden magical elixir. Just a few sips, and a seductive and impulsive Lizzie Hyde is unleashed.

The members of the Royal Society do not trust Eliza, and they send their enforcer, the mercurial Captain Lafayette, to prove she’s a dangerous sorceress. The careful doctor knows that one wrong step can make her prey to the clever Lafayette, a man who harbors an evil curse of his own. No matter how much she craves the elixir, she must resist.

But as the Slicer case draws her into London’s luminous magical underworld, Eliza will need the potion’s power to help her . . . even if it might attract the attentions of Lafayette. .

Even if it means setting the wild Lizzie free. . . .
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At some point I bought a package of new underwear and never opened it.
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Branch: refs/heads/develop
Home: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free
Commit: 4fb8750e286718e43f4987f41e982e871ab4f63c
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Date: 2015-01-26 (Mon, 26 Jan 2015)

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Date: 2015-01-27 (Tue, 27 Jan 2015)

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Shrink authas select width, space apart the button a bit


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Branch: refs/heads/develop
Home: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free
Commit: c66d987d45e4e89ef995f2c34e71be5c7529bd16
https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/commit/c66d987d45e4e89ef995f2c34e71be5c7529bd16
Author: Afuna <fu@dreamwidth.org>
Date: 2015-01-27 (Tue, 27 Jan 2015)

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Author: Afuna <afuna@users.noreply.github.com>
Date: 2015-01-27 (Tue, 27 Jan 2015)

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Merge pull request #1164 from afuna/remove-more-dead-bml-code-s2

Remove the last remnants of BML for journal views


Compare: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/compare/0113fbebc01c...6d942299ab27

Minor update

Jan. 27th, 2015 12:58
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The storm is upon us. It seems not too bad in our area, and while the province overall has some outages, the live power outage map indicates it's really not that widespread. I suspect it's not going to be too bad overall, although of course I could be wrong. I'd say just assume we continue to have power etc. unless I post via phone to say otherwise.

In very happy and unexpected news, when [personal profile] scruloose's alarm went off and he called to hear the relevant recording, his workplace had already been declared closed for the day. This so rarely happens even when basically everything else is shut down that it's cause for celebration, or at least remark.

I'm a bit jealous of his (well-earned) extra sleep, because I've been having extra messed-up dreams for the last few nights. At least the final one last night didn't leave me all dreamsick with it, just groggy. And as [personal profile] scruloose is the one heading out to shovel, I'm still very pleased that he got that much rest.

As for me, I'm the one who declares days off, and I can't really afford to do so, so I'm settling in to work very soon. (I just need to decide whether I feel okay about working up here in my office on Mahir, with his marvelous clacky keyboard, or if I'd feel better working on Lincoln in case of power failure.) I just wish I were better rested. :/

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Jan. 27th, 2015 10:56
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The things I do for this cat

Jan. 27th, 2015 08:04
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I keep having to buy energy refills so he can keep watching.

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The heretical idea that it's good to be able to draw and paint representationally.

Use me instead

Jan. 27th, 2015 06:19
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Clergy reply to Florida cops using black mug shots for target practice.

I love my team

Jan. 27th, 2015 02:23
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Such wrangling with helpdesk. First the guy with the Fear & Loathing poster who fled the Monkey House had an entanglement with helpdesk.

Things I did not say to Helpdesk included: "Just because I write 'Dear
Santa, I've been a very good Lunatic this year. Please send me a shiny new Macbook with all the trimmings! Here is a picture!' on the whiteboard,
doesn't mean that Santa will have gotten the message; your ass is supposed to know how things are assigned to Logistics, and just because Chip wrote a Dear Logistics note in the ticket doesn't mean that they got it."

Things I did do: give Fear & Loathing some chocolate: some for him, some
for Chip.

Lennon Glasses Guy is dabbling gently at bitcoin mining. I had some
"helpful" ideas. Purple pointed out that the usual suspects for bitcoin
mining are probably against all parts of the concept of a solar-and-bike-powered miner.

After lunch, a helpdesk guy had just pinged me about a particular
contentious open ticket when a senior engineer commenced letting off steam about a known issue in IRC.

The helpdesk guy thought I was talking about another thing. I helped him see what I truly meant. He had thought I meant I couldn't see un-triaged tickets at all, which was wrong. What I meant was, if a person makes a ticket and adds me to the cc, I need to see it before it's triaged. He
tried to make such a ticket and failed because that is not a thing helpdesk
can do (it makes them triage first). I walked him through creating it like
a normal user. He sounded shocked and hurt when the ticket he created
didn't appear on my board.

He had to go rethink everything. Next, the very angry engineer. It was a
known issue: helldesk notification emails were sending bad links.

Senior Engineer: WTF is with helldesk? I don't understand any part of it, and the link they gave me is 404-ing.
Azz: hang on, I'm chatting with helpdesk about another thing right now, but after that I will be right with you.
Senior Engineer: wtf wtf wtf do they even have QA?
Azz: *grimly* I think we're their QA.
Senior Engineer: *further detail about the 404 shenanigans*
Azz: Ugh, right, that one. I've CC-ed you on the ticket I've already filed, here is the ticket number, here is the link to the less-broken view of helldesk, and here is how you get back and forth.
Senior Engineer: I think you mean, *you're* their QA.
Senior Engineer: Thanks, this is a lot less broken. I'll bookmark that.

Much later, Researcher Polkadot said something hilarious in email. A
crudely made animation ensued.

animated gif )

Later still, the guy who empties the bins came around. A brief but surreal
chat about names ensued.

Purple was summoned. We headed out.

I do not know what the m2ma would say about off label uses for extra large finger cuffs, but they had best not have splinters.

Purple cannot have fruit punch on account of it punching back.

biopsy results

Jan. 27th, 2015 02:49
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Abnormal cells that are not cancer, but still get me a date with a surgeon.

Daily Happiness

Jan. 27th, 2015 00:11
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[personal profile] torachan
1. It did start raining this evening, but we managed to grill in time!

2. A while back Carla bought a 12-pack of Mug rootbeer for me as I have been in a rootbeer mood a lot lately. But as it turns out, I don't really like the taste of Mug, and neither does she, so it's just been sitting there. But today we got some vanilla ice cream and had ice cream floats! At about half a can per float, that should last us for a while (longer than the ice cream).

3. I did a lot more faffing about reading stuff on the internet than I had wanted to today (to the point of making my arm hurt with all the scrolling!), but I did get some stuff done that needed to get done.

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Jan. 26th, 2015 23:00
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Facebook has been hacked yet again. I'm laughing. :)
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My talk at this year's linux.conf.au was "When Your Codebase Is Nearly Old Enough To Vote": a case study of Dreamwidth and all the horrible horrible things we've found down there underneath the couch cushions, along with the lessons we've learned about when to rewrite them and when to leave them alone.

You can view the YouTube recording (sorry, no transcript), or check out the slides!

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