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lifeblender
08 April 2013 @ 10:56 pm
I know it's way late, like a year late, but I did take enough photos to complete my 365 project last year, so here they are. It felt right to end on day 355 with my hooding, plus a few bonus images after that to include last year's A-Kon. This link goes to where this set starts: March 2, 2012. This link goes to the very end: June 2, 2012.

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lifeblender
28 January 2012 @ 11:19 pm
I put together a list tonight of things that the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie stole from Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark. A few of them are doozies.

The Pirates of the Caribbean movies follow in the action adventure genre that is epitomized by some of the Indiana Jones movies, so it would be logical and forgivable if some elements of Indiana Jones made their way into the Pirates movies. Sometimes, it's a straight-up reference, like Indiana running from natives towards a boat-plane at the beginning of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jack running from natives towards a boat in Pirates II (Dead Man's Chest).

However, there are plot elements in the first Pirates movie that match so closely, that, well... just read the list.

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lifeblender
03 February 2011 @ 06:55 pm
So I'm typing by firelight, an odd experience by itself. I know it's been a long time since I posted. Without much explanation, here are two lists about me. One list is some webcomics that I would suggest (not necessarily the same as those I read). I won't bother pushing the standard comics that most geeks swear by. The other list is the career choices I ponder for myself when I really think about what I like doing. In a year or so, I'll probably be applying for some of them, but really, I want all of them.

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lifeblender
18 May 2009 @ 02:06 pm
Your results:
You are Deanna Troi
Deanna Troi
85%
Will Riker
75%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
70%
Beverly Crusher
70%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
65%
Uhura
65%
Data
63%
Chekov
60%
Geordi LaForge
60%
Spock
59%
Mr. Sulu
55%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
55%
Mr. Scott
50%
Jean-Luc Picard
50%
Worf
40%
You are a caring and loving individual.
You understand people's emotions and
you are able to comfort and counsel them.


Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Test

 
 
lifeblender
29 March 2009 @ 03:54 pm
Your Daily Zen (of the Non-Religious Variety):
A brief written interview with an author awarded in the UK for 'services to literature and drama':
'Most religious leaders are fools'

Your Daily Historical Perspective:
What if countries are effectively giving privateer licenses to network criminals today like they did for pirates in the past?
China has denied involvement in outbound cyber attacks from its country that targeted governments.

Your Daily Event That Will Lead to the Questioning of Barack Obama's Ability:
Even the British media is having trouble maintaining focus on the size of the flood in North Dakota.
School flooded in public-interest piece about natural disaster that may leave 30,000 people homeless.
Also, the CBS internet icon looks kind of creepy:
At least in the US we can announce that a dike broke.
 
 
 
lifeblender
It sounds like a life insurance ad or something, but yeah, how bad would it be if your hard drive died in the next 24 hours? This is a gentle poke to say don't lose your current semester's research or your latest art and writing. Copying user-created files to a USB stick is the quickest way to make a local backup. I now go to make a full backup of my computer, possibly to install the new shiny version of Debian that came out on Valentine's Day.
 
 
lifeblender
25 January 2009 @ 02:22 pm
Two people have taken showers in the shower now. The light fixtures will be installed today if I can get help and some screws. Silly Ikea, not including wall screws in anything. Maybe the rest of the furniture will be installed today, including toilet, storage space, and sink. I don't know.
 
 
lifeblender
23 January 2009 @ 06:41 pm
New sealant for the tub surround tiles and floor tiles was acquired today, and two coats applied to each. It finished about half an hour ago, and the sealant package lists a drying time of "2-3 hours". To be safe, I would say that the shower will be functional again "in the morning", as long as the curtain has been restored to its full and upright locked position. I repeat, come tomorrow morning, we will have a functional shower.
 
 
lifeblender
23 January 2009 @ 12:42 am
The grout on walls and floor was supposed to be sealed tonight, but upon opening it was found that the sealant had crystallized into small rubbery chunks. Home Depot was already closed. I spent over three hours smoothing grout lines on the tub surround today, so I was all ready to go. Assuming we get new sealant early tomorrow, this puts the shower at our place usable Saturday morning. Then we have to install all the furniture again, like the toilet and new sink.
 
 
lifeblender
20 January 2009 @ 12:36 am
I'm done gluing tile to the floor of our bathroom. During the last stretch, I worked for the last three hours nonstop, finishing exactly at midnight. The gluing step has taken about a week by itself, and has made me delay almost everything else I had planned to do during that time. I apologize for those delays, particularly to the people of the Cthulhu LARP. There were a few projects of my own school that I have delayed as well, and I hope that I can continue some of them now. This has been a very long piece of work and basically all of my energy and time have revolved around it for over a week now.

Hopefully that will no longer be the case. The remaining steps are simpler, to whit: make pretty (by slow handwork) the grout work I did around the tub, grout the floor, seal the floor and tub, remove trash and miscellaneous items from the area, assemble and install the new hardware, and clean everything. These will necessarily be done over several days, as glue, grout, and sealing each require an overnight drying before they are effective. I am hoping that I do not have to do the remaining grouting myself. I am not good at it and it frustrates me. In any case, the remaining steps must be done over several days, so I will have time available from now on.