Shenanigans, and also blood.

Apr. 18th, 2014 12:51 am
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I have handed off Indexing to Purple, as I think this will be a great introduction to Seanan for him. He's already been introduced to Mira's writing.

For some reason, Purple said "Hello Mudder hello Fadder" at lunch, followed by "I love that song." I brightened, and informed him that one of my very favorite literary formats was the non-reassuring letter home. He was briefly baffled, so I started composing: "Dear Mama: Don't worry, we're all mostly safe now, and the doctor says that the worst of the injuries will be healed up in a couple weeks." He brightened in his turn, and we spent a while trying to yes-and each other's allusions to horrible events past and arguably ongoing. "I like the way your brain works." "Likewise." We beamed at each other.

Did I say that my team now knows where we're going? We know where we're going. (Mostly.) Shenanigans. Also, blood. )
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Purple's commandments for spiders:

Thou shalt not move way too fast.
Thou shalt not be on Purple.
Thou shalt not be on Purple's delicate electronics.
Thou shalt not be way too hairy.
Thou shalt not jump!

This spider was way too in his office, but otherwise inoffensive. We'll be
releasing it outside later.

Spider-watching is fairly lousy entertainment, but decent survival skills.

spider pic (contained) )
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1ey2m3n at April 16, 2014 at 04:30AM
nolikereally: kickingshoes: against-stars: JUST LEAVE ME TO...
nolikereally:

kickingshoes:

against-stars:

JUST LEAVE ME TO MY DELUSIONS

mixing dwarvish and elvish styles for tauriel’s outfit was a lot of fun! i’ll probably try to do an elvish wedding version at some point…

SHRIEKING

I ADORE THEM BOTH OK
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It was a Tuesday.

I arrived at a vaguely reasonable hour, and then did vaguely reasonable things. There was the 1:1 with my manager, where the room got sort of awkwardly pre-empted by people somewhat higher up who were apparently hoping to just have a quiet cup of coffee together. (We were the ones who wound up outside because while I'm sufficiently faceblind and unfamiliar with the galaxy of changing people up top, my manager is neither.)

Crunch mode on that thing is done for the month, and other stuff has been juggled. Next I get to have fun with juggling schedules! Yay! We still haven't gotten final word on our destination in the new building. I have got boxes, though, so at least I can start with that.

Yet another of my teammates is getting married in the upcoming weeks, and according to her wishes, there will be no trips down to the duck (in every sense of the word) pond.

[personal profile] jd's Eurovision party has been scheduled! Yay!

In the lull between things, I am working on getting somewhat organized again. And thus I proceeded until my brain and body were both asking me why the fuck I was on about this again.

Given that it's been crunch mode and I've been tired, I've let my step count slip. I also let my laundry schedule slip some, resulting in today's arguably gaudy pairing of the bright magenta shirt and the undersea blue-green skirt. It goes! But it's not my raven-sober usual look. (The conversation that goes "Yeah, I've been letting all kinds of stuff slip. Just look at me!" "Huh?" "No, seriously, look at me." "Laundry?" "Yep." depends on a working knowledge of my usual style.)

"Color blocking" as a fashion, even when it doesn't make you look like a Frank Lloyd Wright (or Vasa) stained glass (in the bad way), introduces so many opportunities for someone to make an utter hash of their wardrobe. I'm talking Cecil Gershwin Palmer fanon bizarre. Purple and I got to talking about the possibilities inherent in cultivating a look which was deliberately that awful, so that someone looking at their wardrobe might go "YOU HAVE ALL KINDS OF THINGS WHICH GO TOGETHER WHY DON'T YOU EVER WEAR THEM AT THE SAME TIME!!" because that sort of thing amuses us. (This apropos of my wardrobe, in which you could find things which go together poorly, but you'd have to try on purpose.) (Though the off-light-blue cotton workplace fitness challenge shirt with the neck cut out which fits too tight in the tits over the really elegant black and silver lace skirt would probably do it, especially if I threw in a bright pink boa and the purple glitter clogs.)

There's a certain amount of geek-culture cred to being able to correctly name which series of Star Trek the only color block shirt I own (unintentionally) goes with. Somebody had to google it. *smug look*

The Stage Manager has been telling me I'm evil. This may have to do with the doughnuts (no one wanted the last half, it seems like), the peeps, or the jellybeans. I'm not sure which. He snagged the last of the blue peeps, so I opened the purple peeps. (The pink peeps are next.)

I had occasion to mention to someone that the other uncle-manager was kind of an intense guy, and had more than once made me feel really stupid from the questions he was asking me which I ought to have been able to answer, and my complete inability to say anything while so very suddenly on the spot that made any sense. One either gets used to that (or pushes back, which is probably a better strategy), or one does not. But this is a thing to be aware of when having dealings with him.

It was still light out when I started meeping and wobbling. I'm not used to that happening except on 2nd Thursdays.

It occurred to me in the shower that my current love/romance/partner/Very Important People type situation could be summed up with a simple diagram. Read more... )
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1eDyxyO at April 15, 2014 at 04:30AM
Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011

Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011

Various items!

Apr. 15th, 2014 02:33 am
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Another 2nd Thursday survived, despite the death of my work computer's hard drive. I came into work earlier than I otherwise might have on account of some research scheduling issues (I didn't know whether Researcher Sweatervest had all the information he needed, there was an early-ish study, and I was having troubles logging in from home, troubles which may have included an out of date password for the share drive) and while all that turned out to be unnecessary, it also let me get a good solid start on the last half of the notes. I powered through those notes and finished them! Whee!


THERE WERE DUCKLINGS BY THE DUCK POND. Everybody was pretty delighted by that. Apparently the ducks started out at the top of the hill but paraded down later. All the fun photos aren't shareable, alas. (As much as ducks in general horrify me, the babies are adorable.) (And just in time! Ducksies and taxies! <- this is a joke that only Tay and I will properly appreciate, because you had to be there, and "there" was our bathroom in the mid-90s with a billion little busy baby ducks.)


Read more... )
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1nkEwIE at April 13, 2014 at 04:30AM
black-culture: Black and in Love
black-culture:

Black and in Love
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1iFYGtA at April 12, 2014 at 04:30AM
wocinsolidarity: yagazieemezi: AFRICAN ART FEATURE: Check out...
wocinsolidarity:

yagazieemezi:

AFRICAN ART FEATURE:

Check out these creative pin-up posters created by the artists over at Muti,a creative studio based in the city of Cape Town, South Africa.

Hosted by M Contemporary gallery in Sydney, Australia.

beautiful!!!!!!!!
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2nd Thursday happened. Nothing caught on fire. I like it when things don't catch on fire. I sat down with the magic pen and the computer on Wednesday night and made another whack at seeing if I could get it to autotranscribe my handwriting.

Reader, it turns out that the magic pen talks to OneNote.
The magic pen has talked to OneNote since 2012.
Poor Purple got to hear most of the cursing. There was a lot of it.

Read more... )
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1lPFZq6 at April 11, 2014 at 04:30AM
diablo-esquire: Taiwanese Cecil does not get enough love, so...
diablo-esquire:

Taiwanese Cecil does not get enough love, so here he is, 15 minutes early to the holidays party wearing xmas tree bulbs as earrings

*p

Apr. 10th, 2014 10:52 pm
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apparently
i decided to fight the dragon that is school
the day my period was due.
i am now bleeding
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1n7nE83 at April 10, 2014 at 04:30AM
http://ift.tt/1k86Ldjhttp://ift.tt/1k86Ldj:

apfelgranate:

firehouselight:

I often have trouble the first time I watch an action movie because I can’t tell the white buff scruffy men apart for the first hour of the film and then I realized my problems would be solved by more diversity in films so why are we still here

#i choose to explain this…
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1hrQjW3 at April 09, 2014 at 04:30AM
leowithani: Shut you up real fast.
leowithani:

Shut you up real fast.

"Heartbleed" security vulnerability

Apr. 8th, 2014 08:16 pm
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For those who have seen reference today in the press to the "Heartbleed" security vulnerability in OpenSSL, we'd like to reassure you that although we (like a large portion of the internet) were running the affected software, we patched our servers last night and were no longer vulnerable from that point.

We have no reason to believe that anyone was exploiting this vulnerability against us or that any user data has been compromised. We'll be changing our security certificates for extra confidence.

On the other hand, the nature of this vulnerablity means that it's impossible for a website to know for absolute certain whether someone was exploiting it. If someone was exploiting the vulnerability, against us or against any other website, they potentially have access to any information you sent to the site, including your username/password for the site and any data you sent to the site under HTTPS. It's a good idea to change your passwords pretty much everywhere, but don't do it until you can verify that a site is no longer vulnerable.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/PKZ0Px at April 08, 2014 at 04:30AM
i-think-i-ve-hit-the-floor: This is still forever my favorite...
i-think-i-ve-hit-the-floor:

This is still forever my favorite thing

baaahahaha, death note, shouldn't find this funny and yet

WTF TLA

Apr. 7th, 2014 09:42 pm
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This sign is for when meeting notes get jammed up with various indistinguishable acronyms and initialisms and all the other jargon. Read more... )

Coffee break with Azz & Purple

Apr. 7th, 2014 07:59 pm
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One of the three pots of coffee has run out. Azz indicates that Purple should lift it clear of its rack. Azz has spilled coffee on the tits three times already during this precise operation.

Break ensues. We return to put the now filled pot back in the rack, which Purple does without being asked.

Purple: "Being taller helps."
Azz: "Mostly my problem is here."
Azz: *punches self in the tit illustratively*
Purple: ...
Purple: "Well, don't beat yourself up over it."
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1ijLLMD at April 07, 2014 at 04:30AM
lacigreen: assbutt-in-the-garrison: assbutt-in-the-garrison: One time I was masturbating in the...
lacigreen:

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

One time I was masturbating in the shower and came so hard that I couldn’t keep in my scream but I knew my brother was in the bedroom next door and that he’d hear and know what I was doing so I quickly transitioned into singing the opening of the Lion King.

so weird it’s almost like girls actually masturbate or something

A new addiction

Apr. 5th, 2014 07:47 pm
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1iavF7L at April 05, 2014 at 04:30AM
quelloconibaffe: doeeyedpanther: shower...
quelloconibaffe:

doeeyedpanther:

shower porn

alltimebestfriend:

reallythisguyles:

jessycanhasblog:

ireneybeany:

reallifekink:

rootsmyroots:

i have a way higher standard for showers now

God.

Sweet Cheesus

Is there such a thing as shower porn? Cause this would be it.

I’ll have all of these please

I am in the shower fandom so hard.

I am definitely in the shower fandom. There ain’t a happier place for me
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First, I should realize that there's the possibility for this to happen earlier, so there's more notice for other possibly interested parties to show up.

Second, if there's notice, I can actually reserve the room, which means that people like security will have a heads-up that there's something going on.

Also, now security is better informed about how to actually use the projector in that room, because they had to turn it off at the breaker last time.

It would be good to have a slightly more modern machine, because the laptop that I have access to was choking on it a little.

The entire awkward experience with renting the HD version and then not being able to gracefully revert to SD when the DRM choked on some aspect of the entire system (and apparently it's snoopy about headphones and shit, which I just find hella creepy) could have possibly been avoided by some testing first; being tied up with tech support for a half hour was not part of what I wanted to do. (I did flat-out refuse to try it in another browser; I just wanted to be up and running with the SD version as promised, and apparently getting that to load took a bit of doing. Even with having got the browser update to Firefox done beforehand.)

If there are more people, we'd probably want some sort of food. That could be pre-arranged, with a bring-your-own-snacks and maybe some microwave popcorn. As it was, I was okay pausing the movie for five-ten minutes to meet the delivery guy.

I could have my own network cord without snaffling one of Purple's spares. (I could also have the machine updated to talk to the network more happily.)


The important thing was that even though I was the only person who actually showed up, I got to see a movie that I'd been meaning to see before seeing the next one, and I had fun. Which is what counts.

The bigger the screen, the better.

Apr. 5th, 2014 03:09 am
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00:34 2014-04-02
Realized that I needed to refuel before I headed out to work today. Got coffee and did that.

I've been keeping track of some of the things that we would have to take into consideration should we ever move office. Someone has to!


02:13 2014-04-05
Winter Soldier yelling, a bit

(not mad yelling, just tumblr-style enthusiasm yelling)


Read more... )

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