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This is utterly wonderful:



Including: Mission Impossible, Point Break, Star Trek V, Vertical Limit and Cliffhanger.

He's having SO MUCH FUN: "Oh, this is one of the worst scenes in all of Hollywood climbing. Let's turn the volume up."

And incidentally providing very good explanations of various climbing techniques, and what's realistic and what's hilariously absurd if you're an actual climber.

(Content note: contains "spastically" used in a kind of derogatory way but when describing spasming movement, which is ... not entirely inaccurate? Anyway.)

Cross-posting to [community profile] disobey_gravity.

Call The Midwife Fans Promo

Feb. 19th, 2019 19:04
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[community profile] call_the_midwife_fans is a new community that is dedicated to the BBC TV series Call The Midwife, which was inspired by the memoir by Jennifer Worth. The aim of the community is to provide fans of Call The Midwife a place to discuss the show (and books), participate in episode discussions/re-watches, and share fanworks etc!

I am also looking for some co-mods to help me run the community. So if you are interested, please let me know.

Daily Happiness

Feb. 18th, 2019 23:23
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1. I have really enjoyed this four-day weekend. For me, going out and doing stuff (even stuff I like) is not relaxing and what I want to do on my days off is relax. So it was nice to be able to go to a concert one day and to a movie another day and still feel like I got plenty of time to just unwind. Hopefully I can take some time off again soon, otherwise my PTO is going to max out again.

2. It looks like the rain is pretty much done for now. We've got cold and windy weather at the moment, but the forecast says clear skies for the next week at least.

3. We made nachos last night for dinner and had enough toppings and chips leftover to make another batch for lunch today, too.

4. I finished up Therion's story in Octopath Traveler and now I guess I just poke around with sidequest stuff until I find more hints about the secret final boss or whatever.

5. Chloe was so cute today (as usual).

::contented purr::

Feb. 18th, 2019 22:44
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Monkey has just upped her cuteness level.

At some point in the last year or so she started sleeping on me sometimes at night -- sometimes I'd be in bed and she'd climb onto my stomach and snuggle down, warm and purring, and put her head tucked against or on top of my hand or wrist. Even when I was technically interrupted in the middle of doing something on my iPad, I wasn't upset at the blocking; I'd just lie there being a self-heating cat bed, like making her comfortable was the only priority I had.

(And sometimes I'd wake up in the middle of the night with her on top of me.)

Within the last week she's started using my hand as a chin rest, with my right thumb under her chin and her face kind of buried in my fingers. Which meant if she fell asleep I could feel every sleep-twitch of her whiskers, every eye flutter as she dreamed, every tiny little movement. It feels somehow special, almost sacred, having her trust me enough to fall asleep on me.

Tonight, after doing that for a while, she stretched, groomed her face a bit, and then settled down in a shifted position ... and curled her paw around my left thumb, clinging to it like a teddy bear.

February has mostly sucked, but tonight almost compensated...

Prescriptive Norms

Feb. 18th, 2019 22:12
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Posted by Graydon

Today is apparently a ranty day.

So the unifying thread of various everything to day; whether James Barry's identity as a man should be respected (yes), whether intersectionality is a thing (yes), why conservatives keep doing that, and so on, all come down to the idea of an enforced prescriptive norm.  Pretty much everything that sucks about being alive in the Anglosphere comes down to an

58F - 39F : Sunny

Feb. 18th, 2019 21:43
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I went to bed around 1 last night, and actually fell asleep. Then I woke up because I was having a nightmare. I went immediately back to sleep just to have the same nightmare again. I woke up at 3am and decided I'd get up and see if Sarah was awake and try talking to her for half an hour before I tried to go to sleep again. That worked, and when I woke up again (at 1:30pm), I no longer remembered what the nightmares were about other than waking up with tons of baby rats.

I woke up covered in cat. Aggie was on my side and Aaron between my knees. So I stayed still as long as my bladder could handle and enjoyed the kitty love. Then I got up and Jack came to see me, and the cats ran off. Not sure why the cats only love me when I'm asleep, but that seems to be the case.

I got up and read the internets, and then read from 2 of my books. Then it was time to go to my mother's house. Mom said it was President's Day, so she thought traffic would be light if we wanted to drive farther today, so I convinced her to go to Outback. On the way, Kevin called me and just said "Petsmart" so mom asked who I had such a short conversation with and why, and when I told her she said "let's stop at this petsmart. I need dog food anyway." So we stopped at the Petsmart which is in the same parking lot as the Outback. I picked up some Nature's Miracle, and mom picked up dog food and a toy for her dog. Mom ended up paying for my spray stuff, too, I think because she didn't want to wait for me to check out and pay.

We went to Outback. I ordered my steak with garlic butter on it, but apparently there's a new garlic butter shrimp topping that they thought I wanted so my steak came out with shrimp. I had to send it back, and then I sat and watched my mom eat. She was done eating by the time my steak came out so she had to sit there and watch me eat. And because we had to sit there while they recooked my entire steak, we were there for over an hour.

As we were leaving, someone in front of us exclaimed, "Jan! and is this Danielle?" It was someone who used to live across the street from us while I was growing up. We ended up standing in the doorway blocking it and chattering for about 10 minutes while I prayed that he would not ask what I was doing with my life (They didn't. He asked what my sister was doing, and then where I lived, but not what I did for money. What a relief!) We left and my mom looked at me as soon as we were in the car and said "I can't believe she had plastic surgery! She doesn't even look like herself. I wouldn't have recognized her if it weren't for her husband." I felt less bad about not recognizing them. I remember their kids, who used to babysit for me when I was really young. But not the parents. I guess that makes sense. I was little when they moved away.

We drove home, and mom was right about the traffic. There was much less of it than usual. I got back in the car and drove home. I keep thinking I'm coming to an ending in The Great Alone but apparently I still have 15 minutes left of it. Maybe they'll have a marriage. That seems like the only thing that could be waiting at the end of this book. My mom said she finished the book in June and doesn't remember anything about it anymore. She remembers enjoying it, but it wasn't very memorable. It's not sticking with me like some books do where I dream about them, but I think I'll remember the story.

I picked back up with my reading, although it was already 8pm. My hip hurt, so I decided against any exercising, and just to rest today. I finished my reading around 9:45 and got ready for bed, and then started on this entry.

Saturday the chances of rain have dropped from 50% to 25%, meaning we may get our outdoor tournament afterall. So that would be good. Friday has gone from 50% to 75% chance so hopefully they have an indoor site for that first tournament.

SCA-Patrick mentioned that it was 10 years ago that he joined the Coast Guard. Which led to me calculating, and holy shit y'all, I joined the army 15 years ago. It doesn't seem like that long ago that I was in college? I mean even admitting that I went to college and grad school for a lot of years after the army, Colorado College doesn't seem like it was that long ago. Even grad school - I got my Masters degree with the Class of 2009 - 10 years ago! Geeze. Somehow or other I'm getting old without accomplishing anything. If I had some kind of accomplishment, even just within the SCA, I wouldn't feel so bad about it. But... *sighs*

Tomorrow I absolutely have to get to read with Jafar. Not only did I miss last week accidentally when I slept through my alarm, but there's a 100% chance of rain, so we won't fight unless Brendan can open the warehouse, which isn't likely. I really can't afford another day in my house by myself. So I'll have to read to Jafar.

Shayna and I wanted to go to New Orleans this winter, but the only property on my timeshare exchange with more than one room had no openings. I'm afraid that a one room would have a king bed instead of two twin beds. We ended up deciding to go to Hilton Head in December. Mom said she's gone in December before, and it was nicer than the time she went in April, but the beach was too cool and windy to sit and read - but not too cool to walk briskly, or ride a bike, although I'm not sure Shayna can ride a bike, being blind. Hopefully even if it's cool and windy actually on the beach, it won't be too cool to sit by the pool and read. Mostly Shayna and I just like to read on vacation lol.

Speaking of reading I have 4 chapters left of Golden Child which I may try to finish tonight or tomorrow instead of 4 days from now, so that I can start on Early Riser.

Y'all, Y'all!!!

Feb. 18th, 2019 18:06
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[personal profile] inkpaws made THE MOST AMAZING things for me!!!!!!

Run don't walk to check out this amazing Dick/Roy art!!!

There're two versions, playing with Roy's haircuts, and I just.

OMG.

MY BOYS.

links, Adventure Time, baby gator

Feb. 18th, 2019 18:49
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Linkage:


The kids have been watching Adventure Time after I brought home some of the Ryan North-authored graphic novels from the library because, well, Ryan North; I hear such good things about it but seeing it over their shoulders definitely gives me a lot of sympathy for people who can't with Steven Universe because of the character designs. Perhaps I should do what I did with SU and just listen while stitching until I get into it . . .


Finally, we are visiting family in Florida, and I very much enjoy this picture of a baby gator that Chad took.


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INN 2.6.3

Feb. 18th, 2019 14:30
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INN 2.6.3 has been released. This is a bug fix and minor feature release over INN 2.6.2, and the upgrade should be painless. The main ISC downloads page will be updated shortly; in the meantime, you can download the new release from ftp.isc.org or my personal INN pages. The latter also has links to the full changelog and the other INN documentation.

The big change in this release is support for Python 3. Embedded Python filtering and authentication hooks for innd and nnrpd can now use version 3.3.0 or later of the Python interpreter. Python 2.x is still supported (2.3.0 or later).

Also fixed in this release are several issues with TLS: fixed selection of elliptic curve selection, a new configuration parameter to fine-tune the cipher suites with TLS 1.3, and better logging of failed TLS session negotiation. This release also returns the error message from Python and Perl filter hook rejects to CHECK and TAKETHIS commands and fixes various other, more minor bugs.

As always, thanks to Julien ÉLIE for preparing this release and doing most of the maintenance work on INN!

Some assumptions about cars

Feb. 18th, 2019 15:20
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Posted by Graydon

https://twitter.com/EmporersNewC/status/1097550055400181760

Is a twitter thread about why Honda is leaving the UK for manufacturing purposes; the official Honda statement is "pulling manufacturing back to Japan", and the comments almost get it.  Almost.

The thread notes there's a global trend to geographically shortening supply chains; it notes that cars on the water are a lot of tied-up

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Feb. 18th, 2019 14:42
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Hey, I have a few questions I'm hoping somebody can help with!

I'm using Tabula Rasa Plain, with this custom css. There's three things I want to do but am not sure how/can't get to work.

1. I want the "network" link removed from the navigation without leaving a gap. Leaving the text box in the "Text" area blank left a gap, so I tried adding:
.module-navlinks .network {
display: none;
}

as I found that in another post, but the gap is still there.

2. How can I make the "edit/tags/memo/etc" and the "link/#/reply" at the end of entries all display on one line?

3. Down at the bottom under the Profile module, (how) can I hide the "subscribe/post entry/tell someone" links? (that I assume are only visible to me, but they still bug.)

I used to do layouts on LJ, so I have some understanding of CSS, but that was 10+ years ago and I've never done any on DW. I feel like I have no idea what I'm looking for. I also have a paid account and so can make layers if necessary I guess, but that's also been a good 10+ years since I did any on LJ and I would need to be walked through it.

Any help would be appreciated!
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Thank you for your gratifying reactions to the Count's name, y'all. ^_^ Preliminary signs suggest that I'll probably always include "the" when using the name; during that first trial run, I was cheerfully saying things like "Good job, the Count!" *g*

I wonder what the odds are that we can find little fang stickers for him. (I suppose they'd probably be fairly simple to make.)

I used to bake a fair bit--not a vast amount, but I used to make my own muffins for breakfast and make other things pretty routinely. It sort of fell gradually by the wayside, and because anxiety messes me up at least a little about rather a lot of things, somewhere along the line I vaguely concluded that I'd stopped because I was anxious about it. (And it doesn't help that it wasn't really a process I actively enjoyed--I liked the satisfaction of having done it, as well as having the results.)

Last weekend, when I was in a household-puttering mood and [personal profile] scruloose was mostly focused on dealing with toilet installation, I tackled a corner of the pantry...which translated into throwing out or composting basically everything baking-related, because most of it was long past its expiration date, not having been touched in forever. >.< And that sucked.

But it also got me thinking about timelines, and I realized that there was a factor to my losing the baking habit that I hadn't really considered at all: somewhere in the vicinity of the same time, [personal profile] scruloose and I started spending a lot of time hanging out with Kas. Kas, who actively bakes to relax. Who was in the habit of just turning up for hangouts with a tin or two of tasty baked goods. (Who, once he had a permanent key to our place, would sometimes swing by even if [personal profile] scruloose and I were out someplace and leave baked goods on the counter.)

COULD THERE BE A CONNECTION??? Clearly it's a mystery for the ages.

(I shared this revelation with him the other night when he and Ginny were here for supper...when he had just unexpectedly brought me a lemon loaf. *g* [I had mentioned to Ginny at work that Kas' lemon loaf was probably my single-favorite thing that he makes, and I missed it a little; he's been more focused on other things for a couple of years. It was not meant as a hint! But she relayed it and boom, lemon loaf. {He also said he'd literally had lemons on the counter that he was planning to make use of anyway, so the timing was good. But still. He's one hell of a friend.}])

Daily Happiness

Feb. 17th, 2019 23:55
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1. I had to go in to work today just for a little bit to do my ordering but I made sure to go right after I woke up, so I was able to get most of it done before the store opened and was done before 9:30. I think I was there maybe forty-five minutes overall.

2. Alexander came over today and the three of us went to see the Lego Movie 2, which was really cute. Looks like there's a game for it coming out later this month. I haven't played a Lego game in a few years but I might have to buy it. (I did play a bit of the first Lego Movie game and I think that was the last one I played.)

3. I played some more Octopath Traveler today and finished what I think was the last sidequest dungeon and the Warbringer shrine. Tomorrow I'm going to play Therion's final chapter.

4. Cutie kitties looking out the window together!

catching up on visual media

Feb. 17th, 2019 19:20
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Star Trek: Discovery, "An Obol for Charon" and "Saints of Imperfection" -- LOVED IT, especially the latter, it feels like my show again, I can even deal with the Search for Spock's Angels crap. Very excited to see where some of the storylines are going. Come squee on [profile] spacefungus!

The Magicians, "The Bad News Bear" and "Fuck, Marry, Kill" -- that went from Really Terrible to Fucking Horrible. In an almost impressive way. Half of FMK was like the worst kind of objectifying women male nerd fantasy crap the show POKED FUN AT in its earlier and better incarnation, inflicted on two great female characters, and the other half....they have taken probably the most gifted, expressive, sympathetic actor in the entire cast and made him an expressionless droning stick with no motives. PLUS there was a Dead Loved One with Mourning, which I am trying to avoid right now.

Saw these a little while back -- Doctor Who, "Arachnids in the UK" -- yeah this was the one with the big spiders. I have actual arachnophobia, so that was....not fun. We did enjoy seeing Chris "He's aged well!" Noth as Not-Trump. I continue not to care much about the companions except Yaz. Jodie Whittaker is as fucking cute as a box full of baby buttons. She deserves better plots. This ALSO had a Dead Loved One with Mourning. The ending was quite sweet. Also also, Shobna Gulati (Yaz's Mum) is very pretty. shipping Yaz/Thirteen tbqh "The Tsuranga Conundrum" was....well, that was kind of a typical sf story wasn't it. I think the general consensus is the stories Chibnall wrote alone aren't that great, and I have to agree, altho I did like the pilot. was shipping Thirteen/antimatter drive for a minute there Canon mpreg! Have we seen that on DW before? -- Was UNTHRILLED about one bit in particular, go on, guess which bit it was and the first two guesses don't count.

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