Get rid of LJ ToS Nag

Apr. 25th, 2017 07:26 pm
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Apr. 25th, 2017 05:09 pm
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You know you played a good game when your team loses but despite that you get eight votes on your card.

and desktop

Apr. 25th, 2017 05:07 pm
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Navbar 3.1 for Desktop.

Both of these include first drafts of design/guideline docs.

Parking and the Modern City

Apr. 25th, 2017 06:06 pm
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Fascinating article in a recent issue of the Economist: Sacred Spaces explores the implications of how parking works in cities around the world, and calls into question some common assumptions.

It's not just interesting, I find it awfully timely and relevant for life in Somerville these days. I've wound up getting involved with the community over the past year or so, due to the massive building boom happening on our block. The warehouse across the street is being torn down and replaced by a 25-unit condo complex, and that's only one of three projects happening on the block right now. And the universal topic of argument -- the subject of probably half of all the discussion in the community meetings -- is parking.

It's a nasty bit of zero-sum. The builders want as much footprint as possible for their buildings, since that is where the money is; the result is that every one of them is begging for exemptions from the off-street parking requirements, which eat into the land where they could put More Building. And the city is encouraging this: their claim is that, if a unit only has one deeded parking space, it will only be bought by people with one car. After all, once the Green Line extension is completed (inshallah), we'll be within a few blocks of two subway stops, so people won't need cars.

Problem is, there is a lot of magical thinking in this, mostly because it omits the tragedy of the commons that is the on-street parking. This is already nightmarish (our street is narrow and chaotic), and parking permits are effectively free here. I think they're $40/year -- not enough to make anybody really consider whether they need a second car. So if the buyers of that new $600k condo have two cars, and it only comes with one parking space, it's easy to just decide to park on-street. And so the chaos grows.

Anyway -- the article is well worth a read. Among other things, it makes the point that this is a problem that can be solved with economics; the problem is that doing that without getting murdered politically is nearly impossible...

navbar 3.1 for mobile

Apr. 25th, 2017 02:08 pm
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I've given mobile navbar some more thought. Welcome to Navbar 3.1 for mobile: now with swipe chevrons and better previous/next spacing, but without up arrows anymore because they couldn't be made to fit. Also a completely different login bar which will pop up dialogues because the more desktop-like one simply did. not. work. and never would. BUT: it's zero additional clicks as specced.

Looking for free speech comm

Apr. 25th, 2017 10:49 pm
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Can anyone recommend good DW communities (or journals) about free speech and the politics thereof? Interests search was inconclusive, mostly leading me to fanfic comms (not that these are bad in and of themselves, but not what I was looking for). I searched for "free speech", "freedom of speech", "1st amendment", and "first amendment". Any other interest search terms I could try?

Backups baaackuuups

Apr. 25th, 2017 01:03 pm
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Note to self: Have you done a backup today? Of anything at all? To anywhere at all?

Drabble: Just Like Mum

Apr. 25th, 2017 09:25 am
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Title: Just Like Mum
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Teddy Lupin/Lily Luna Potter.
Challenge: Written for [ profile] hp_nextgen100/[ profile] hp_nextgen100/[community profile] hp_nextgen100's prompt# 116: Polyjuice.
Rating: NC-17
Length: 100 x 4
Warnings: Angst, chan, predatory!Teddy.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Just Like Mum )
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Fact: I slept poorly last night. (No particular reason, just restless.) Hence, I am very tired today.

Fact: I am being considerably more productive today than usual.

Theory: this seems to be mostly because I just plain don't have the energy to overthink and doubt my previous decisions, so I'm just building the system as designed.

There is a lesson in here, somewhere...


Apr. 25th, 2017 08:35 am
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153 года назад по решению американского Сената на монетах США появилась надпись "In God we trust".

Позавчера Барбара Стрейзанд отметила три четверти века.

55 лет назад институтом MIT через космический спутник было впервые передано телевизионное изображение из Калифорнии в Массачусеттс.

Полвека минуло со дня гибели советского космонавта Владимира Комарова в корабле Союз-1 от нераскрывшегося при посадке парашюта.

25 лет назад первый МакДональдс открылся в Пекине.

12 лет назад начал работу YouTube.

10 лет назад умер первый российский президент Б.Н.Ельцин.
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Canon: Miraculous Ladybug
Pairing: Adrien Agreste/Nino Lahiffe
Canon Level: Friends

As much as I like Adrien/Marinette (and I do--a lot), Adrien and Nino would be pretty cute too! Nino is Adrien's bud. He thinks Adrien is a cool dude and a good friend. He's willing to stand up to Adrien's father for Adrien when Adrien's not able to. I think Adrien's happy there's someone in his life now that treats him as friend and typical teenager. And I think maybe it'd be easy for Adrien to develop a crush on the first person to be a true friend to him, and maybe it'd also be easy for Nino to see all the ways Adrien is a sweetheart and also develop a crush.

Suggested reading:
Here for you by [ profile] adjit
Balconino Scene by [ profile] miraculousstorytelling
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Canon: Holes
Pairing: Stanley Yelnats/Hector Zeroni
Canon Level: Friends

Aw, Holes is a pretty good book/movie, and Stanley and Hector's close friendship is a big draw for me. They helped each other for their mutual benefit at first, and as they got to know one another, they banded together, them versus the rest of the camp. And Stanley refusing to abandon Hector and carrying him up the mountain may have been destiny for them. Who's to say destiny can't involve a crush too?

Suggested reading:
None that I can find, which honestly surprises me.

In The Beginning

Apr. 24th, 2017 03:42 pm
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What are words worth?

Like music, they are mere ripples in the medium, nonexisting without us.

These strange, literal scratchings on surfaces seem as good as rust, or fissures on some forgotten planet. 

What on Earth could they convey?  These lifeless relics of time gone by?  These footprints of the dead?

What do words convey but life itself?!

Perennially present.  And, more than life, words carry a kind of love:  It takes one living heart to write them down.  It takes another one to read them.  To understand and become them.  The reader looks down and sees, represented, feels, internalised, some kind of remembrance of self.  Some kind of shared striving.

We are all writing this nonsense to a collective self:

Humanity looks down on words and feels a kind of rapture, like Narcissus, consumed by his own reflexion.


Apr. 24th, 2017 04:10 pm
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There are a couple of workmen doing things to the driveway today. (Expanding it, I believe, but no one tells me anything. They could be disposing of red mercury for all I know.)

But anyhow. The cats, who like to be outside, do not like strangers. At all. So the way I knew that the workmen had returned to do more work was to see, one by one, the cats come shooting into the house. Like clowns out of a car. ZIP ZIP ZIP ZIP. I tell you, the Thunderbirds have nothing on my cats' formation and speed. XD

exhaustion update

Apr. 24th, 2017 05:42 pm
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Recently I ignored my nap times and just worked through the tiredness (It was so nice to get stuff done!), but then that came back to roost and I couldn't nap anymore, no matter how tired I was.
I just woke up from my first nap in days!

The pills against thyroid hypofunction seem to make me more motivated, but they neither give me more physical energy nor make me less tired. Oh well, at least I'm now using the time I used for playing games for productive things instead. Though, to be honest, the things I'm doing now aren't exactly high on the to-do list, so in a sense I'm still procrastinating.


Apr. 24th, 2017 10:23 am
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Have a meme, taken from [personal profile] moetushie, and edited just a tad:

Repost if it’s okay for your followers/circle to leave you a comment telling you what the one thing is they remember you for as a writer. Is it a scene or a detail or a specific line? Is it something like style or characterization? Is it that one weird kink or trope they never thought they’d be into, but oh my god wow self-discovery time?

Drabble: Fanatic

Apr. 24th, 2017 09:11 am
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Title: Fanatic
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Pairing/Characters: Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 100 x 2
Rating: PG-13
Challenge: Written for [ profile] draco100's prompt 16: Fanatic.
Warning(s)/Genre: None.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Fanatic )


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