In these times

Jul. 29th, 2016 14:34
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I called my father this afternoon, who commented that I sound tired. Well, yeah, because I'm staying up way too late reading Wimsey pretty consistently. In that vein, I'm trying to put together my thoughts on the second half of Murder Must Advertise, which is difficult because it's a perfect book.

Sadly my Samsung phone is too full of bloatware to make catching Pokemon feasible for me at this point, but there is a Pokemon Go community on Dreamwidth now, for those who might be interested in that sort of thing:

PokeStop - a Pokmon Go community

remctl 3.12

Jul. 29th, 2016 13:37
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This release adds a new, experimental server implementation: remctl-shell. As its name implies, this is designed to be run as a shell of a dedicated user rather than as a server. It does not use the remctl protocol, instead relying on ssh to pass in the command and user information (via special authorized_keys configuration). But it supports the same configuration as the normal remctl server. It can be useful for allowing remctl-style simple RPC in environments that only use ssh public key authentication.

Also in this release is a new configuration option, sudo, which is like the existing user option to run a command as another user but uses sudo instead of calling setuid() directly. This allows the server to switch users when running as a non-root user, which will be the normal case for remctl-shell.

The remctl-shell implementation in this release should be considered a first draft and is likely to improve in the future. (I already have a list of things that probably should be improved.)

You can get the latest release from the remctl distribution page.

SCREECH

Jul. 29th, 2016 16:26
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SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH SCREECH

Osprey nest cam,in which two juveniles and an adult have been screeching all day as I watch.

Productive despite the heat

Jul. 29th, 2016 15:03
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A several-day-long heatwave finally broke last night. [livejournal.com profile] cattitude celebrated by going for a leisurely walk in the rain this morning; we spent several minutes watching a small flock of goldfinches eating chicory seeds next to the bikeway.

Despite the heat, I have done some gardening—though that includes going out for five minutes to harvest cherry tomatoes as gardening. The cucumbers are not in good shape; I need to go remove several sad yellow ones and probably some dead leaves, and I don't know whether I will get any more cukes this season. A cucumber I bought at the farmers' market on Wednesday was bitter and not very flavorful, so it may not just be my garden.

I got a moderate amount of proofreading done, including finishing that math book, despite the heat, but a lot of it involved sitting down, doing 2-4 pages, and then going back into the air conditioned bedroom to cool off.

We have just had an air conditioner installed in the living room, so I expect to be significantly more comfortable for the rest of the summer.

This is driving me nuts

Jul. 29th, 2016 12:23
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The instrumentals in the first 20 seconds remind me of another song I cannot place. Not the original the singer is covering here but something else.

Any BPALers left here?

Jul. 29th, 2016 09:37
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Because the newest Limited Edition Art of the Unicorn perfumes sound great, and I can't find anyone running a decant circle. Is there enough interest here to make one?

cut for poll and scent descriptions )
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Fannish/Geeky Things

"At 75, Wonder Woman Lassos In A New Generation With An Ageless Fight". [NPR]

"‘The Killing Joke’ Doesn’t Deserve Credit For The Creation Of Oracle".

"Knit Your Comics: Captain America Shield Shawl". [Women Write About Comics]

"Supergirl's Man of Steel Has Finally Suited Up". [io9]

"The Ballad of Peter Parker: Hannah Blumenreich’s Spidey Zine". [Women Write About Comics]


Cute Stuff

"If Only Our S.O. Would Look At Us The Way These Pups Look At Their Owners".

"16 Corgi Mixes That Will Melt Your Cold, Unloving Heart". [Buzzfeed]

"Watch a Darling Scottish Wildcat Kitten Emerge For the First Time". [Mental Floss] [~1 minute]

"21 Photos Of Cats Using Your Thoughtfully Selected Gifts".

"21 Pictures Of Huge Floofy Maine Coons". [Buzzfeed] (Someone in comments says #6 is a Siberian. Um. Not so much, random person. I can't always distinguish between Norwegian Forest cats and Maine Coons, and am not entirely reliable on Siberians, but that lovely creature is not a Siberian.)

"21 Cats Who Are Too Majestic For This Earth". (Or not.) [Buzzfeed]


Miscellaneous

"Ceramic chemistry set is perfect for tea-loving scientists".

"Pets That Are Stuck But Pretending Everything Is Fine".

"Ousted EMI boss: pirates are our best customers, suing is bad for business". [Boing Boing]

"A Human Lego Minifigure Is All Your Nightmares Come True".

I think I've linked the Fluevog Flueseum before, but apparently it was still a WIP at the time, as it was actually announced in one of their recent emails, and it seems much more comprehensive now. (Look! It's my very first 'vogs, and even in the color I have!) I do wish it also showed all the colorways that were available instead of just picking one, but one can't have everything.

"Comparing Vision: Cats vs. Humans".

"Like It or Not, “Smart Drugs” Are Coming to the Office". [Harvard Business Review]

Extremely Controversial Statement

Jul. 29th, 2016 07:10
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Windows 10 is good. I was stuck with it when my old computer broke, and I’m happy with it.

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] andrewducker

Daily Happiness

Jul. 29th, 2016 00:18
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1. We went to see Ghostbusters this morning and it was SO AWESOME. I saw the original when it first came out and while I liked it at the time, it was never a huge favorite like it seems to have been for so many people, so while I was looking forward to the remake, I didn't think I would love it, but I really did. It was just great. I loved the characters and I laughed out loud so many times.

2. The script book for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child comes out in a few days (on July 31st, of course) and I just went and preordered the Kindle version so I will have it the day it comes out. :D Everything I've heard about the play sounds really cool, so I'm looking forward to it a lot.

3. I had a pretty relaxing day off.

4. Molly spend pretty much the whole evening chilling on my desk.

clearing books

Jul. 29th, 2016 00:05
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a small selection of books to sell, stuff that I have duplicates of or used for a class or something. Leave me your zip code with your request and I'll check book rate postage. (if you are a person I see in meatspace, postage does not apply)

paperbacks/small books ($3 ea)
Z by Yasuko Aoike, a manga about a side character from "From Eroica With Love," in Japanese.
Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold
Jhereg by Steven Brust
Teckla by Steven Brust
Yendi by Steven Brust
Taltos by Steven Brust
A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card

trade paperback/anthologies ($5 ea) (rather than try to tell you what all stories are in these anthologies, I'll provide ISBNs you can plug into google)
A New Omnibus of Crime, 9780195370713
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century, 9780618012718
The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction, 9780321195012
Murderous Schemes, 9780195104875
The Killing Spirit, 0879518456
Detective Stories, 9780307272713
Tiassa by Steven Brust


shiny new hardbacks ($7 ea)
Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold (still contains CD)
Jhegaala by Steven Brust

I'm willing to be talked into a bulk discount if you to take like half of them off my hands at once.

Comments are screened on this entry so you can tell me things like your address or your email in relative privacy.

Weekly Reading

Jul. 28th, 2016 19:14
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What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading vol. 3 of Amaama to Inazuma, which continues to be in the "cute but not in love with it" category for me.

Bookwise, I'm a couple chapters in to The Westing Game, which I read several times as a kid, but remember virtually nothing about. I saw [personal profile] thefourthvine tweet about it the other day and was like, oh hey, I remember liking that, and here we are.

What did you recently finish reading?
I finished several things!

I finally finished For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood. Overall it was interesting, but I really got bogged down in the detailed explanations of how to implement his suggestions in the classroom. Obviously that would be a real plus to readers who actually are teachers (whether in the "hood" or not; honestly a lot of his suggestions are just good strategies overall in terms of getting students more engaged in learning rather than just straight up lecturing to them), but for me it was slow going. Also it really did feel like an academic text, rather than something aimed at laymen, and as such just wasn't as engaging to me.

I also read Fallout by Gwenda Bond, a YA novel about teen!Lois Lane getting her start in journalism. It was a lot of fun, but I kind of wish it had left out Clark Kent as her mysterious chat buddy and just focused on her and the friends she makes at her new Metropolis high school. It looks like there's a second book out in the series, and I'm definitely going to pick that up at some point.

Mangawise, I finished up Tetsugaku Letra, a short (6 volume) series about a boy who takes up flamenco dancing after a chance encounter with a girl who is about to throw her dance shoes away because she's too tall and awkward for dancing. The boy was about to throw away his basketball shoes because he's no good at basketball, and instead they trade shoes. At first he just sticks her shoes in the shoe cabinet at home, but a couple years later he happens to see her playing basketball, now the star of her team, and using his old shoes as a good luck charm. This prompts him to take her dance shoes out of the cabinet and finds they are just his size, and he decides to find someone to teach him flamenco dancing. It was pretty cute! (It looks like it's been fully scanlated at Batoto.)

What do you think you'll read next?
No idea! I'm not really near the point of picking something else yet.

The Human Dress playlist

Jul. 28th, 2016 20:54
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Posted by Graydon

Ages ago, when I was writing the Human Dress, I had a playlist for it.

And now it's the future so almost all of it's on YouTube.

Gjallarhorn - Call of the Sea Witch
The Irish Descendants - Murphy Broke the Pledge
The Corries - Barge of Gorrie Crovan
Gjallarhorn - Konungen Och Trollkvinnan
Jethro Tull - Warm Sporran
Puirt a Baroque - Lament for William Chisolm
Loreena Mckennitt - Good King

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