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Civil Unrest Index, 2014

I’m surprised with Canada. I always thought they were so peaceful and polite!

mapsontheweb:

Civil Unrest Index, 2014

I’m surprised with Canada. I always thought they were so peaceful and polite!

"I don’t care if it is an odd corner - there’s dry washing here, so that makes it a cat bed!"

"I don’t care if it is an odd corner - there’s dry washing here, so that makes it a cat bed!"

No it isn’t! Lollipop is out there somewhere!

No it isn’t! Lollipop is out there somewhere!

The horrors of Windows

I’m rebuilding the in-laws’ laptop (nuke the OS and reinstall from recovery partition job), because Windows was playing up and we’re their tech support.

So far, my Windows experience is hideous:
* four different UI styles for for different apps - where’s the consistency?
* all the usual pre-installed junk-ware
* only one uninstall at a time (and now it thinks one is in progress when it isn’t)
* and finally, Bing had an ad that was pretending to be the official Chrome download! (With “the URL you’re going to go to” text as Google.com and everything). It wasn’t even obviously marked up as an ad.

Ugh, give me Linux and consistency (except Steam ;) ) any day!

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

We went to Lidl (to get something specific that they stock at a sensible price), and beautifulfic picked up a stollen for me!

I may be British, but I do like my Christmas being more continental. Nice foods, nice glühwein, pretty decorations … And I think I might be one of the only ones who likes stollen!

Now I just need to find the time to go and get more wonderful Christmas snacks from Lidl’s collection. So much choice!

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

We went to Lidl (to get something specific that they stock at a sensible price), and beautifulfic picked up a stollen for me!

I may be British, but I do like my Christmas being more continental. Nice foods, nice glühwein, pretty decorations … And I think I might be one of the only ones who likes stollen!

Now I just need to find the time to go and get more wonderful Christmas snacks from Lidl’s collection. So much choice!

That’s not right

Twice in a row now my phone has spontaneously rebooted while posting picture to Tumblr.

This is the real Jessamyn Bonnet (Jazzbeaux)

This is the real Jessamyn Bonnet (Jazzbeaux)

Sorry :(

beautifulfic:

Just a quick note to let you guys know that the donate button on my blog is just that, it’s a donate button. It’s not a “commission me” button.

I’ve recently been put in a very awkward position by someone donating and, when I emailed them to thank them for their kindness, them replying with a very pointed message about how they thought said donation meant they had some say in my creative process.

(Basically, they wanted me to write a fic for them.)

And while I feel bloody rude turning around to someone who’s donated $5 and saying “No I won’t write the fic you want me to.” I feel I was well within my rights to do so.

I felt slightly less bad about it when they got abusive and demanded their money back, so… yeah.

I just wanted to clarify that. 

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I wonder how it goes when they donate to a charity? Do they donate to $5 Age Concern and expect a carer just for them in old age?

Also, $5 is one cheap-ass commission!

mapsontheweb:

An Interactive Map of Country Code Top-level Domains

These two letter identifiers sit on the end of our domains, informing us of the country of origin or association. CcTLDs help us to decipher some of the mystery of the online global community. Stumble across a .ca domain, and you know you’re dealing with a Canadian site. Although this isn’t a completely definitive rule. Many radio stations use the .fm identifier to convey their original broadcasting method, but that doesn’t mean that they’re all located in the Federal States of Micronesia!


I know far too many of the “common” ones of these!
(fm, tv, za, ua, so, co, cm, sa, cc, …)

mapsontheweb:

An Interactive Map of Country Code Top-level Domains

These two letter identifiers sit on the end of our domains, informing us of the country of origin or association. CcTLDs help us to decipher some of the mystery of the online global community. Stumble across a .ca domain, and you know you’re dealing with a Canadian site. Although this isn’t a completely definitive rule. Many radio stations use the .fm identifier to convey their original broadcasting method, but that doesn’t mean that they’re all located in the Federal States of Micronesia!

I know far too many of the “common” ones of these!

(fm, tv, za, ua, so, co, cm, sa, cc, …)

Science is nothing but a series of questions that lead to more questions, which is just as well, or it wouldn’t be much of a career path, would it?

- The Long Earth, by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter (via betsybookworm)