ironymaiden: (blow your mind)
cat

read the comments on any post. am dog person, still subscribed.
ironymaiden: (arty)
PDF download of 'Learning from Shogun' a collection of academic writing about the history and culture covered in the book. it was created to help all the teachers who got hit with a flood of book and miniseries fans in the 80s.


reddit thread about 'the redneckiest thing you've ever done'


archiving digital content is tough and expensive. more support for my belief that we're living in an era that future historians will consider a dark age due to no recorded culture surviving.


a deeper dive into the data about the ACA cutting down on bankruptcy


fat Shibe in a cute hat


buzzfeed goes to a death industry convention


research someone wants: Victorian ballroom etiquette for men
ironymaiden: (pie!)
this playlist is amazing and I love it .

i think multiple people rec'd it today, but i failed to take note who.
thank you from the bottom of my heart.

this is an entire mashup album of Star Wars and Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts
Club Band. it is in the heart of [personal profile] ironymaiden's venn diagram.

enjoy before someone decides to take it down. (it certainly is a
transformative work, but you know how that goes.)
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: (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: (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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a
good post about fighting procrastination, which I really needed today

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