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So, but, the election!

May. 29th, 2017 08:22 pm
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You may remember that the province I live in had an election two weeks ago, but we didn't know if anyone had actually been elected or not because a) close races and b) massive pile of absentee votes.

The final counts and recounts happened, and the seat distribution is the same: Liberals 43, NDP 41, Green 3. No majority of seats, no government.

Today, the best possible thing (from my perspective) was announced: the Greens will support the NDP, giving a combined total of 44 seats. (It's not technically a coalition, apparently, but a "Confidence and Supply Agreement".)

Since this better represents the preferences of a majority of the voters, my sense of fairness is satisfied as well as my personal glee.

Various things can happen at this point. I know because I asked my proximate political wonk for a telladonna1.

1. The premier resigns and the Lieutenant Governor asks the NDP (+ Greens) to form the government.
2. The premier doesn't resign, the legislature takes a confidence vote, and she's, I guess, removed. The Lieutenant-Governor asks the NDP (+ Greens) to form the government.
3. The premier doesn't resign, and instead calls for another election.
4. The premier does resign, but the LG for whatever reason decides another election is the better choice.

Obvs. I'd like #1, though I'd take the high drama of the no confidence vote. (Well, you know, high drama in Canadian terms.)

{rf}

1. Awesome @westwingweekly reference

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May. 29th, 2017 10:16 pm
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We went to Blue Nile for dinner on Saturday. As usual, we got the vegetarian meal for three. When we get the version with meat, we don't eat enough of it to justify the added cost. The vegetarian version is tasty, filling, and what we really want when we go there. There was live music which isn't really our thing but wasn't terrible. Service wasn't great. We ended up waiting for five to ten minutes at a time on three different occasions. There seemed to be plenty of waitstaff, and they were by no means full, so I really don't know what was going on.

I sent patient portal messages on Saturday to the oncology nurse I see to discuss my decision to stay off of Tamoxifen and to the sleep disorders clinic to ask what I should do about the c-PAP. I am almost entirely sure that the problem is not the headgear. I have issues with being worried that I'll break the hose, disconnect the hose, bend it so that air can't get through, etc. I also have issues with feeling like I'm trapped by the machine itself. Taking off and putting on the headgear feels as insurmountable as sitting in the middle of a row in a crowded theater and desperately wanting to escape. (I felt this yesterday while sitting at my SIL's house because I was stuck in a corner and couldn't get out without getting several people to move. It's very stressful even when there's no reason for me to need to get up at all.)

Feminine TMI )

We spent about five hours at Scott's sister's house yesterday. We left much later than planned because everything we tried to do kind of blew up in our faces. Cordelia's back went out rather abruptly Saturday evening, and she was still hurting a bit by Sunday morning. She doesn't seem to have done anything at all to cause it, either.

まるです。

May. 29th, 2017 11:00 pm
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Posted by mugumogu

 

ということで、お次はまるさんの番ですよ!
ジャーっとシャワーをかけて濡れまるに。
The next is Maru’s turn!

まる:「今日がシャンプーの日だなんて聞いてませんよ。」
Maru:[Is it a day of the shampoo today? My plan did not have it.]
 まる:「ちょっとちょっと、これじゃあ実はスリムだって
バレちゃうじゃないですか! まるって名前なのに全然丸く
ないとか、いいんですか?」
Maru:[Wow, I became so slim. Though I have the name of the meaning to be round. ]

大丈夫です! 十分に丸いので。
Do not worry! You are round enough.

まるのシャンプーもあっという間に終了。
はい、お疲れさまでした。
His shampoo was over in no time.

まる:「実はガリガリだってバレてしまったんじゃ・・・?」
Maru:[I might have been found out that I am boney in fact.]

 

 

The quick overview of MomoCon

May. 29th, 2017 06:16 pm
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* Wife and I only went for Friday and Saturday. Total count: two autographs each, looked in at 10 panels total (noped out of one before it even started, snuck into two late because we wanted to see the following panel, snuck out of three before the end either to get to another panel or because the Q&A had hit the 'oh, fandom' point), and lots and lots of art. :halo:

Behind the cut: Favorite Unexpected Thing, Knew It Would Be Hell Yes, In Comparison, Largest Contingent of Cosplayers, a link to photos, and an overview of the Yuri on Ice-centric parts of the con! )

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May. 29th, 2017 06:15 pm
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Well, the good news is that my documents all seem to be there. Of course, there was only one document that would have been an irreparable loss.

My bookmarks are still there in both Firefox and Chrome. My address book and calendar are intact.

But all of my archived email, two decades worth of photos, links, feedback, and correspondence, is gone. All of my iTunes files are likewise gone. Several programs have also vanished into the ether, and my preferences are intact some places and utterly gone in others.

The loss of the email archives is pretty devastating. I start crying when I think about it. Every single bit of fic feedback I got on LJ or via email is completely gone. Every discussion I had with anyone about story directions/progress is likewise gone. Every poem Scott wrote for me. Every photo of Cordelia that other people forwarded to me.

The iTunes files are only heartbreaking. I can restore some portion of what's gone, but some of the CDs are no longer playable because of having been exposed to young Cordelia. Some of the music was filk not available on CD. The library audiobooks I had in progress are gone, and some of those are no longer available from the library (plus, I tracked where I was in a book by deleting the already read tracks. I've now lost my place in twenty different books).

The version of Mail I have now no longer allows me to do any sort of offline archiving. This frustrates me vastly because I loathe having my mail on Google's servers any longer than it takes me to read it and either archive it or delete it. This version of Mail also insists on threading messages, something else that I loathe (it makes replying to specific messages nearly impossible). Are there other email programs available for use on a Mac?

Scott can't figure out why that other stuff didn't come over with the backup. My suspicion is that it's a space issue. Both the iTunes stuff and the email would have been huge. Scott didn't bother to clean his crap off of the new-to-me hard drive before trying to load my stuff. I'm making an effort to delete everything I can.
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I've managed to find the raw source code for Livejournals Gradient Strip but on saving and compiling I'm getting errors. Is there a way to give someone here the source code so they can make it compatible with DW?

Edit : The error was this >

des = "Width of entries as a percentage of the page width.";
values = "55|55%|65|65%|75|75%|85|85%";
}
property use page_recent_items;
property use view_comment_subject;
property use page_friends_items;
property bool show_entry_userpic {
des = "Show userpic with entries on Recent Entries page";
}

Should I remove these lines from the code?

Thank you :)

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May. 29th, 2017 03:34 pm
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There were nutria crossing the road! Hot diggity!

gardening update, Monday 5/29/17

May. 29th, 2017 03:59 pm
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two photos under the cut )


two squash seedlings in a clear plastic tub

3. Azer and Hovera


It is nothing short of amazing what a difference it makes when squash seedlings spend at least a few hours outdoors in direct sunlight in the days immediately after they sprout, instead of living entirely indoors with inadequate supplemental artificial lighting, as you can see by the developmental differences between Tan and Sethera (indoor sprouts) on the one hand, and Azer and Hovera (outdoor sprouts) on the other.


Side note: Tethera's stem broke when I was checking it soil for moisture levels. I have planted two new seeds in that container, which have not yet sprouted. I've been keeping the seeds indoors for warmth, but will probably shift the container outside as soon as they sprout.


one pepper plant in a terracotta pot . six pepper seedlings in black plastic planters

4. the Lazarus pepper
5. peppers A2, A4, A6, B1, B3, and B5


two photos under the cut )


Meanwhile, the Lazarus pepper has been having some issues with its lower leaves, so I have sprayed it with my 3-in-1 fungicide, miticide, and insecticide. Hopefully that will help. It also has a whole bunch of buds, but none of them are particularly close to opening.

The baby peppers have now moved outside for good and for keeps (at least assuming the temperature doesn't drop below 50F at night in the next week or two, in which case I would bring them inside overnight), and this morning they enjoyed their first rainstorm, which has since been followed by delicious sunshine. :)


[[original Tumblr post, for when the embedded images inevitably break]]

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May. 29th, 2017 01:34 pm
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It's looking more and more like my files are irretrievable. Scott can't get the backups to transfer. He's been trying for hours. He can see them on the backup drive, but every effort to transfer has failed. I suspect I will spend all week with no computer beyond my phone and quite possibly longer than that. I have things I absolutely can't do without my files. I can't, to example, access the patient portal or anything for Cordelia's school.

I have no idea what to do.

How's Hurley Huddleston?

May. 29th, 2017 08:40 am
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Posted by Laurie Cinotto

Well, he's awesome!

I just got a note from Karin, his mama, and she reported things are going great for the little guy.  He became fast friends with his new brother Allen, and they're living a great life together.

From Karin:

They're sharing space and litter boxes, grooming each other, having both cuddly moments and rough-and-tumble play. Hurley has conquered the 3-level "condo," moving with ease between the basement and the upstairs loft. Allen alerted us that the kitten food is mislabeled; he says it should read "Brother and Baby Cat."




I love how quickly they bonded.  They do look so happy together, don't they?


Thanks so much for sharing a Hurley update and these sweet photos, Karin!  I'm so thrilled things are going so great!
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Brought to you by this comment thread on [community profile] fandomsecrets, wording taken right from the comments.

Poll #18428 Loki/Thor: Incest or not?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 18


Do you think of Loki/Thor as an incest pairing?

View Answers

No. They aren't biologically related, and both of them know that.
6 (33.3%)

Yes. They were brought up as brothers and grew up thinking of themselves as brothers.
9 (50.0%)

Something else I'm going to explain in the comments.
3 (16.7%)



I was a bit surprised, because for some reason it never even occurred to me to view Loki/Thor as an incest-ship. So I thought I'd ask around on my dwircle to see what others are thinking. *g*

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May. 29th, 2017 11:35 am
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I have a working hard drive now, but our first attempt to restore from backup failed entirely. If we can't, I won't lose any fics, but I will lose other things I can't reconstruct. Time Machine makes a backup every hour, so I'm still hoping.

Scott getting angry at my laptop is scaring Cordelia, though.

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May. 29th, 2017 08:56 am
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Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday!

Ways to Give:

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News To Know:

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Grrrr

May. 29th, 2017 09:47 pm
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Obviously, for this one, I have to choose a terrible, terrible song, and possibly the very worst cover of it, complete with people who can't (or won't) all sing but nevertheless attack the song with verve, tin whistle*, bell bottoms, union jack vests, and two slightly trout-slapped hosts.

11.A song that you never get tired of: The Goodies - Wild Thing



If, despite my introduction, you watched this for the very first innocent time, take a deep breath, have a cup of tea and be glad I didn't choose Funky Gibbon. After all, Graeme's arse is very shapely in his bell bottoms. Okay as a reward:



Those adorable babies. Greatest girl band of all time. And what is that at the end? Mime glass box? Floating air drums? Combination of both? Rock on.

This is a very long meme, people. I'm only a third of the way through and I keep changing my mind on my master list.

music meme topics )

*The only excuse for a tin whistle is marching to battle.
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Because [archiveofourown.org profile] mylittleficlet asked and I felt inspired, here is another tiny installment in Edmund and Ginny Go to Harfang. :)

Written 5/28/17 for [archiveofourown.org profile] mylittleficlet, in response to the [community profile] genprompt_bingo square trust. (200 words exactly)

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Into the Rift
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"Do you trust me!" Ginny shouted, her voice barely audible over the chaos of the battle though her mouth was barely a foot from Edmund's ear, her back pressed against his own as they retreated, sideways, toward the magical gateway in the heart of the underground city, a trail of bodies (hexed and injured, but hopefully not dying; no one should die fighting bespelled for a cause not their own) slumped groaning in their wake.

"I should think that was obvious by now!" Edmund shouted back, as he feinted sideways with his dagger (his shield long-since a casualty of one of the Earthmen's spears) and kicked aside the horned and feathered gnome whose halberd had come dangerously close to both of them; "What do you need me to do?"

Rather than answer, Ginny shouted something in the bastardized Latin she used for spells, and in the sudden pause as the earth shook and split with a great blast of heat and light, she turned to Edmund with a grin as wild and sharp as the scent rising from the chasm: fruit and flowers and iron molten in the forge.

"Jump!" she said, and pulled him with her over the edge.

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End of Ficlet

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You know, I am starting to doubt that they'll get to Harfang on time... (Especially given the next prompt and idea I have for this AU. *evil grin*)

Argh, movie showtimes!

May. 29th, 2017 12:34 am
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This afternoon I asked [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose if he'd feel up for seeing a movie on Tuesday night. (Side note: Tuesday is a bit of a pain because it's the night of his yoga class, but at least he pays for that on a punch-card/drop-in basis, so missing one doesn't mean being out the money for it. OTOH, Tuesday is the cheapest option for movie-going, and we're trying--haphazardly, so far--to spend less.) He thought that'd be okay.

I wanted to see GotG2 or maybe the new King Arthur ([twitter.com profile] ek_johnston tweeting about it as "Trash King Arthur" has been quite persuasive), but oh my GOSH, the showtime options are horrible if you want to avoid 3D. >.< Both of those movies, at all three theatre locations we use, offer reasonable evening showings in 3D but only offer 2D showings starting by 4 PM or after 9:30 PM. Not exactly useful on a worknight.

OTOH, Gifted is showing in 2D at a reasonable time that night at my preferred location (if we feel like getting a CarShare), and I did want to see that (I wavered for a bit, but after it opened, I think I was generally seeing positive word about it?), so maybe we'll still wind up Going To A Movie.

Meanwhile, at this point only the IMAX (etc.) 3D showtimes have been released for Wonder Woman, but I'm going to operate on the theory that there will be 2D showings Friday night, just...announced stupidly late in the game. (Okay, to be technical, I just saw that my least favorite of those theatre locations is listing a 3:45 PM 2D showing on Friday. I wouldn't call that helpful, but it's something.)

random mishmash

May. 28th, 2017 11:19 pm
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I joined [community profile] nanodownunder in an attempt to get some writing done in June! I signed up to get blackouts on a few cards which, if I remind myself that not everything needs to have a complete backstory and context, should be doable. But I'm going to start ahead of time in hopes of actually completing something. I'm just feeling so scattered after the creativity bubble popped. WHICH ALWAYS HAPPENS BUT WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO.

Considering the other comments on the sign up post, I'm in good company. :3

If you're into any of the Fire Emblem fandoms, claiming has started over at [community profile] fe_fest! I'm only a million years late noticing, haha, but I'm not really feeling any of the prompts anyway (except maybe the Pegasus Knights: Robot Unicorn Attack one, hahahaha).

There's a vague secret anon over on [community profile] fandomsecrets and I'm unreasonably annoyed by it, haha.

Tonight has been a night of reading Die Hard fanfiction. I just really love John/Matt. ♥

The local art supply store is having a pretty great sale and I'm reminding myself that self you do not need art supplies, don't do it. XD

[personal profile] imperion and I are going for coffee tomorrow! \o/

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May. 28th, 2017 09:33 pm
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Scott has scavenged a hard drive from one of his old laptops. It remains to be seen how hard it will be to restore my data and programs. Right now, he's trying to clear his old data off it because there's almost no space there.

We have a program that makes hourly backups, so I probably won't lose files. I'm not sure about applications, though. We've never needed to restore from backup before.

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