ironymaiden: (tinkerer)
what this is and isn't: dw hacking posts document my experiments with automating stuff i want to do with Dreamwidth, and making DW more mobile. my goal is to do this stuff with off-the-shelf tools, so that it's accessible to more people. i have an Android phone, a PC, a Google account, and Dropbox. i'd love to have a Mac/iPhone tester/co-conspirator. feedback is welcome, sharing is definitely welcome.

the following are instructions to make a linkpost widget button for an Android smartphone.

tap button, paste link you would like to share on DW, commit, and BOOM, fully formatted linkpost.

this method can be used for any set of post settings that you would like to be able to reuse for a quick post. i'll be making one for mobile movie reviews as the local film festival revs up.

Requirements:

instructions,with lots of pictures )

here are the posts that i make with the widget. it's as easy as sharing a link to any other service.

next up, using IFTTT to make notes into a draft post saved in Dropbox.
ironymaiden: (music)
Round two: I've seen nine of these ten artists live, which one is the lie?

REM
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Live
Weezer
Blues Traveler
They Might Be Giants
Sarah McLachlan
Loreena Mckennitt
Devotchka
Gogol Bordello

and an easy bonus: which one have I seen on the east coast and the west
coast?
ironymaiden: (music)
ten artists, i have seen nine of them live. which one is the lie?

Weird Al Yankovic
The Police
Violent Femmes
Concrete Blonde
Leonard Cohen
Paul Simon
Tori Amos
Melissa Etheridge
Peter Gabriel
Florence+the Machine

bonus round: who have I seen twice?
ironymaiden: (community organizer)
is anyone currently using IFTTT and gmail on iOS (or willing to install IFTTT)?

i've got a mobile post widget working for me on android, i'd love to have someone test iOS before i do a public instruction post so that I can note differences.

alternately, if you're already using IFTTT with DW i'd love to compare notes.
ironymaiden: (yarncore)
spinning, dammit. i have some other things i'm itching to make, i'm just trying to be a grownup and finish out this bobbin before i pull out some more exciting fiber.

there's nothing wrong with this stuff, it's a nice merino dyed by Socks That Rock, there's just 8oz of it and i'm trying to make fingering and it goes on forever and ever. one ply down, second ply done sometime soon if i can choke it out, and then the third ply can wait - the inlaws got me another Akerworks bobbin for Christmas.

it's fractal spin, which was interesting to set up and will be interesting to ply. but at the single stage, boooooring.


ironymaiden: (pie!)
What are you currently consuming?
MST3K on Netflix. Two episodes in, it's better than it has any right to be.

what did you recently finish?
I haven't finished anything per se. but as was foretold, I was able to watch a new Doctor Who episode called "The Pilot", which I largely enjoyed, and the pilot for Class, which was underbaked and someone with more time on their hands can tell me later on if I should try again. new companion Bill is fab, and I continue to love Peter Capaldi as the Doctor in spite of feeling generally meh about his stories.

What will you consume next?
i'm several episodes behind on Agents of SHIELD, looking forward to alt-universe shenanigans.
ironymaiden: (khan)
due to my brain being full of work stuff, the weekend wasn't as restorative as i hoped. but there was still plenty of goodness.

as mentioned previously, the science GOH is a costumer with a magnificent beard, and i will always treasure in my heart the memory of him using his trident to point out features on projections of Pluto and Charon.

i didn't do much with the other guests...not very interesting to me, or already in my social circle. i did enjoy the Angry Robot books panels. their founder is a character, but in a good way*. the household ended up with three of their books as swag, they all sound good.

loose panel notes:

  • The key to pinup art is extra vertebrae. More length in torso shows off hip and breasts. (Most people are 5.5 heads tall.)


  • Chris Wahl beefcake Popeye and Shaggy


  • Lunar soil is too spiky for plant roots. It will literally cut through them. To farm on the moon we need to tumble the soil. Mars is easier since there has been water. Mars dirt is more like diatomaceous earth.


  • (on radiation exposure) Lung tissue collects alpha particles


  • Neutron radiation is only an issue in places like Hanford where the concentration is crazy high


  • glacial lake Missoula flood


  • Harold McCluskey accident


  • Radioactive kitty litter


  • Helium comes from decaying radioactive material


  • Nagasaki material came from 100b. Now open for tours.


  • Tritium contamination treatment: half rack of beer on the way home



*ask me about my impressions of Jim Baen for contrast
ironymaiden: (khan)
*dude in excellent King Triton costume*

"Now, if only I could find my daughter..."

ETA: HE'S THE SCIENCE GOH
ironymaiden: (neutron star)

  1. NORWESCON, I am going there after work. Imma get some science on and be
    among my people and have a hotel weekend with C in the sekrit boutique
    hotel behind the con hotel.

  2. unless they have changed the cable package, that hotel includes new
    Doctor Who .

  3. DW is easier to make mobile than eljay was. I'm feeling oddly thankful
    for the stupid TOS waking things up.

  4. seriously, Facebook is so stressful. I am so much happier here. I got
    to rec books and tv shows and talk about why Sam is the hero of the LOTR
    books.

  5. reorg at work puts me on exciting sekrit project.

  6. the MtBwaA festival of [personal profile] buhrger begins, now with more [livejournal.com profile] ethnomuse!

ironymaiden: (reader boys)
there's a drawing for the entire October Daye series plus some other swag. it's up for a Hugo this year, if you haven't read them you should consider catching up. i am not into urban fantasy but i can't stop reading them, they're just so well-structured and have a great ensemble cast.

(i feel like the Best Series Hugo was designed for the Vorkosigan Saga, so i don't expect October Daye to make it this year.)
ironymaiden: (bitch)
I have a comically common name. My dentist's office has two of us. Between that and a retirement and remodel, our records are muddled.

Twice now I've gotten up early for a cleaning appointment, to be turned away. (I should feel glad, I guess. My doppelganger needs implants.) I really don't want to find a new dentist office, but they have one strike left.
ironymaiden: (tardis)
What are you currently consuming?
i listened to Led Zeppelin all day because the Thor Ragnarok trailer dropped, it was glorious, and i love Led Zeppelin. i've been comfort-watching Clone Wars the past couple evenings.

What did you recently finish?
Star Wars Rebels season three is over. not as epic as the end of season two, but still quite good.

What will you consume next?
Doctor Who starts up again on Saturday and i'm going to be in a hotel room with BBCA. *squee*
ironymaiden: (internet!)
artist tucks Indonesian political messages into Xmen Gold
discussion in comments is really interesting and includes link to a post by another Muslim creator discussing the many issues with translating the Quran into the vernacular.
ironymaiden: (dandelion)
the recent live-action film did not offend me, but it's not going to replace the animated film in my heart.

here's a rundown of the original source, complete with warrior queen.

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