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Sep. 29th, 2016 22:31
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I read two comics today. The first was the Josie and the Pussycats. Predictably, I loved it. I think it's a really good modernization of the material. I'm afraid they might be churning through story a little bit fast, but hopefully that will settle down after the first issue. The art was pretty thoroughly unremarkable, there was a little bit of same face, but it'll do.

I also read the most recent Jem and the Holograms and the story was as good as ever, but, by his noodly appendage, I don't know if I'm going to make it with this new artist. It's not actively repellent, but I don't like how loose the work is, and, again, I feel like we're not getting a real lean into the body diversity that has been a series hallmark. I really don't want to miss the upcoming story arc, but I really am not feeling the art. I'll probably at least buy the rest of this arc in single issues, but then I may switch to trade waiting until they get a new artist.

I also stopped my Lumberjanes subscription. I realized I was hoping for "a reason" to quit. I had actually been planning to quit before the last arc, but I read the first issue of it and wanted to see how it turned out. But when I realized I was seriously hoping to get out, I remembered that comics aren't obligatory, and I pulled the plug.

Also on probation, Pitch. I'm interested in watching Pitch as a show about Ginny Baker, and there were about three storylines about other people tonight. I don't care, and I'm going to be mad if all of her relationships in the present revolve around white people. I'll watch next week, but I'm not committed.

Apple: Ribston pippin

Sep. 29th, 2016 20:49
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Ribston pippin is another heirloom variety, probably ancestral to the better-known Cox's orange pippin (this courtesy of orangepippin.com). It's a nice-looking apple, in the old-fashioned way, somewhat irregular and not too huge.

The one I just ate was very nicely crisp and reasonably flavorful. It wasn't as juicy (or as sweet) as a good Macintosh or Gala, but not noticeably tart either.

[livejournal.com profile] cattitude got a few of these (and some Macouns) at the Arlington farmers' market yestrday.
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It's just come to my attention that I may have unintentionally portrayed myself as an Australian-Danish woman in Australia to some people looking at my Dreamwidth - namely, those who look at other journals in their own style. (Which you can do by setting the "Journal Pages Shown to You" box on this page, or by putting "?style=mine" at the end of a journal URL.)

The story is that this text (describing myself as someone I wasn't) was in my custom text module in my style. Since my style doesn't actually use the custom text module, it didn't show up for most people viewing my journal, including me. However, while previewing a style for someone else, I noticed this description and thought it may have been accidentally hardcoded in the style, so I let them know. As it turns out, though, the problem was on my end. Oops.

I guess I must have been testing styles at some point with someone and may have needed to use the custom text module to see how it looked. My guess is that I then left the text in there unintentionally, and never noticed until now because it doesn't normally show up.

I sincerely apologise to anybody who I have accidentally misled. While I am not going to detail what the text read (or whom the text actually described - even if I could remember) out of privacy concerns, the text did portray me as being in several underprivileged groups to which I do not actually belong.

To be clear, I am a white 34-year-old transgender woman living in Scotland in the UK. I am not currently employed and am living with my parents. My hobbies mainly revolve around the computer, including making music. I have a mild ataxic cerebral palsy, but no other physical diagnosed issues.

I don't know how long this text has been up, as I don't remember the last time I edited that part of my style, but I just deleted it. Once again, I am extremely sorry if I misled anyone. This is completely my fault and I cannot apologise enough for appropriating (even unintentionally) things to which I have no right.

Thank you for reading.
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Branch: refs/heads/develop
Home: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free
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Per-user Selective Screening (#1832)

New methodology to allow forced screening of all comments from
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for many users, and not a negative consequence. There is not (yet) an
equivalent page to /manage/banusers for this functionality, so for the
moment it is only accessible through the admin console.

Fixes #1234
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ca 1880s. Group of five unidentified men with glasses of beer and a keg. Possibly brewery employees. Image Citation: Waterloo Public Library, C-5-19

Fewer drunks, more money
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One new layout 'Venture' and color theme 'Radiant Aqua' by onlyembers, with preview

* Fixes #687
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Branch: refs/heads/develop
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If Beta is enabled, alway show Beta info, even when the user is not presently involved in a beta

Because the absense of information is very different from an explicitly indicated negative.

Fixes #1835.

Commit: 406688c056dca14db9e95188e22a0a75b12ce810
Author: Jen <kareila@dreamwidth.org>
Date: 2016-09-29 (Thu, 29 Sep 2016)

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Alway show Beta info, even when the user is not presently involved in a beta

Compare: https://github.com/dreamwidth/dw-free/compare/31a0515a81ed...406688c056dc

Should be obvious

Sep. 29th, 2016 14:25
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America is not growing hostile towards Christians. Of course, every so often a Christian is arrested for feeding the poor without a license, but that isn’t what these people mean, is it?

Scanlations: All Out!! ch. 11

Sep. 29th, 2016 08:34
torachan: two boys in rugby uniforms (all out)
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Since there's an anime of this coming up soon, I've had a lot of requests to speed up the releases. In the past I always said no, because I knew the cleaner/typesetter wouldn't have time for another chapter per month, but I'm now working with someone new, so from now on we're going to be trying to get out two chapters a month instead of one.

Title: All Out!!
Author: Amase Shiori
Publisher: Morning Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 9 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Azumi-san
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Gion Kenji is short and perpetually pissed off about it. Iwashimizu Sumiaki is tall but timid. Although it's bullies that bring this unlikely pair together on the first day of high school, it's the rugby club that will make them friends.

Chapter Summary: In a battle between the two biggest players and the two smallest players, who will win...?

Chapter 11: What We Were Taught

Daily Happiness

Sep. 29th, 2016 02:14
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1. Well, I went in to work thinking I would probably have a long day, and then it ended up being ridiculously long, but thankfully I was able to get out of there before I had to pick up Carla at the airport (which was midnight, by the way, so that should tell you something). There is actually still stuff going on, but since I had to go to the airport and have to go in early tomorrow, too, my assistant manager agreed to be the one to stay until 3:30am or whenever they get this finished (the produce guy comes in at 4:30am, so if nothing else, my assistant manager can go home then!).

2. Carla is home safe and sound!

3. I should have some more manga to post tomorrow. *crosses fingers*

4. I have sweet kitties.

reading wednesday

Sep. 29th, 2016 01:30
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On Wednesday! But not from this Wednesday. I opened the post window to write about something else and found this.

• What are you reading?

This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki. I love the art; everyone has their own face, so real and individual that if I met these people on the street I would recognize them. What it focuses on and what it looks away from feel appropriate to that one summer when you are coming to grips with the fact that boobs apply to you -- not some future you, who will have become a woman and understood all those things that you will understand when you're older, but the real you, the you that you are.

• What did you recently finish reading?

Audiobook of Breakfast of Champions, by Kurt Vonnegut, read by Stanley Tucci. I just wanted Stanley Tucci to read me a bedtime story. I was delighted to find Breakfast of Champions still good! Still sexist, yeah, but 70% less annoying than Even Cowgirls Get The Blues. Maybe because Vonnegut isn't kidding himself that he understands women? The biggest change it has undergone is that thirty years ago, "asshole" and the n-word were about equally shocking.

• What do you think you’ll read next?

Ninefox Gambit, by Yoon Ha Lee, for SF book group.

Checked out from the library:

This one summer / Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki.
Deathless / Catherynne M. Valente.
Six-gun Snow White / Catherynne M. Valente ; with illustrations by Charlie Bowater.
The eyes of the dragon : a story / by Stephen King ; with illustrations by David Palladini.
A man called Ove : a novel / Fredrik Backman.
The grand Sophy / Georgette Heyer.

The hunger games [videorecording]
Man up [videorecording] /
Far from the madding crowd [videorecording] /
Fortitude [videorecording] /
Deadpool [videorecording] /
Orphan black. Season three /

Dogs : a startling new understanding of canine origin, behavior, and evolution / Raymond Coppinger and Lorna Coppinger.
Dog tricks : fun and games for your clever canine / Mary Ray, Justine Harding.
Detroit City is the place to be : the afterlife of an American metropolis / Mark Binelli.
Zombie spaceship wasteland : a book / by Patton Oswalt.
Second reading : notable and neglected books revisited / Jonathan Yardley
Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail / Cheryl Strayed.
When breath becomes air / Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese.
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end / Atul Gawande.

Eyes bigger than my... eyes, I guess?
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There's nothing like working on two full volumes of Maid-sama! back-to-back to make me appreciate the massively lower wordcount of every other series I currently adapt. I'm determined to get through as much of it as I possibly can (while staying on top of my other deadlines) before Casual Job starts back up in a couple of weeks.

"As much as possible" has to account for a lot of media consumption over the next few days, though:

a) Luke Cage drops on Friday. I won't see it as quickly as some people will (I plan to sleep, for one thing), but I want to put the whole show in my eyeballs ASAP.

b) My copy of Crooked Kingdom (the sequel to Six of Crows) is in the mail with a Friday ETA (naturally), and I likewise want to read that ASAP. Whee! Everyone I know who's read it already seems to be pretty damn happy with it. (I originally bought Six of Crows in ebook, but when I saw how lovely the physical book is, I caved and re-bought it in that format. So I obviously want the equally-lovely Crooked Kingdom in hard copy too, but if I'd stuck to ebooks, I would've read it by now. [Life, so hard, etc.])

c) I need to at least skim my ARC of Feedback, since it's coming up on two months since I read it, and write a review, preferably before the book's release date this coming Tuesday.

Seanan mentioned on Tumblr that she's not currently contracted to write anything else Newsflesh-related, and whether Orbit asks her to do more novellas or something presumably depends a lot on how Feedback and Rise do; I have to figure they're the real test of how the "the trilogy went over really well, so let's see if other books in the same world do too!" theory. So I'm planning to write a proper review, and one of my book-blogger friends is willing to let me guest post it there, so that I can link it as widely as I want without linking straight back here. (It's very easy to link my DW/LJ to the rest of my online presence if anyone looks, but that doesn't mean I want to explicitly hand the link to, say, Facebook.)

Linkspam: fannish/geeky, misc.

Sep. 28th, 2016 23:08
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Fannish/Geeky Things

"Hayley Atwell Has a Message for Marvel Studios about Agent Carter: “Give Me a Movie!”". [The Mary Sue]

"Mike Colter, Luke Cage, and the 'Wu-Tang-ification' of the Marvel Universe".

"Food & Horror – The Art of Cooking: Haute Cuisine and Hannibal Lecter". [Octavia Cade at The Booksmugglers]

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] ladybusiness, Subterranean Press is doing a limited-edition release of Kushiel's Dart that looks lovely.

"The neglected history of videogames for the blind". [Note: written by an acquaintance.]

Foz Meadows recently posted "How To Suppress Female Characters".


"The Companions of My Heart: On making friends on the internet", AKA "The creation of the Toast and the power of internet friendship". [Mallory Ortberg at Slate]

"From Etch A Sketch to Oculus Rift: the evolution of play – in pictures". [The Guardian]

"The Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments". (I haven't actually listened to the audio yet.)

"10 things you need to know about vaginas: From the science of the orgasm to cannabis tampons, there’s a lot to learn. Warning: explicit content". [The Guardian]

"THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID: The Motto(s)". [Anne T. Donahue] {Hashtag #LifeAdvice}

"15 Tattoos That Transformed Breast Cancer Scars Into Artwork".

"Artist Takes Tourists for a Ride with the Staten Island Ferry Octopus Disaster Memorial".

"When I Took My Daughter With Sensory Processing Disorder to the Blue Man Group". [The Mighty]

"The Exit Interview: I Spent 12 Years in the Blue Man Group". [Atlas Obscura]

"My Son, the Prince of Fashion: I took my son to Paris Fashion Week, and all I got was a profound understanding of who he is, what he wants to do with his life, and how it feels to watch a grown man stride down a runway wearing shaggy yellow Muppet pants". "When he started kindergarten, however, he found that the wearing of costumes to school was not merely discouraged, or permitted only on special days, as in preschool: It was forbidden. It would also, undoubtedly, have incurred an intolerable amount of mockery. Abe's response was to devise, instinctively and privately, what amounted to a kind of secret costume that would fall just within the bounds of “ordinary attire” and school policy. Over the next few years, with increasing frequency, he went to school dressed up as a man—a stylish man."
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Comixology is having a big sale on Vertigo through Monday, use the code Vertigo.

I recommend Y The Last Man, Clean Room, The Kitchen, and Effigy. (Poor Effigy was cut down before its time, and the Clean Room is ongoing. The other two are complete.)

I'm trying to decide if I want to buy Fables. I read the first 40-50 issues maybe 8 years ago? In hard cover trades from the library. And I stopped because Bill Willingham said something assholish about women or media fandom, I don't remember.

But I could now buy the complete Fables (by which I mean the main series, not all of the spinoffs) for ~$100, which is less than half of their usual bundle. (It's vols 1-10, 18-22, and deluxe editions 9-12, if you want to buy Fables.)

It's a really good deal, but what if it's a really good deal for something I end up hating? That's not a deal!

P.S. Lookit! I finally got a comics icon!

My office had a cocktail hour this afternoon, for morale raising purposes or something, I don't know. I went and talked to four people who aren't in my department (that is A Lot for me, I usually stick to my office and talk to no one, if I can help it.) I didn't drink alcohol, just orange juice, apple cider, and tonic water. No one was weird to me about it, but one of my co-workers did say that she doesn't drink and someone was weird at her. I tried to be helpful about her being a grown woman who is allowed to know that she doesn't like alcoholic beverages, but I'm not sure I did it as strongly as I could or should have.

Most of it was that co-worker B didn't seem really bothered by being chided to try something, she seemed like she was used to it and pretty much had a spiel going. The other part of it was that co-worker S was clearly trying to be friendly, just, she was doing it by being an asshole. Also, B and S work together in a different department from me, and I don't really know what their dynamic is like.

So, I guess what I'm saying is, I don't think B was upset, I think she knew that I was not joining S in pressuring her to drink, but I don't know that I was my strongest ally self tonight. [thinker emoji]

All I can do is better next time, at this point.

Cisco Releases Security Updates

Sep. 29th, 2016 01:00
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Posted by US-CERT

Original release date: September 28, 2016

Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take over an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


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