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filkferengi posting in A filk community
User: [community profile] filk (posted by [personal profile] filkferengi)
Date: 2019-04-20 15:49
Security: Public
Mood:jubilant jubilant
Music:Mikey Mason--The Best Game Ever
Tags:best purchase ever, score!, squee!
Subject: _Goblin Emperor_ on sale!

The acclaimed _Goblin Emperor_ is on sale for 1.99! The link below includes lots & lots of sites & formats.

https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781429946407

This book is so good, I read it twice in the same year. Compelling world-building, & one of the kindest main characters ever. *insert incoherent, euphoric squee-ing here*

Well, that takes care of reading matter for my next flight.

*heads off to share the love*

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kareila posting in Changelog Digest
User: [community profile] changelog_digest (posted by [personal profile] kareila)
Date: 2019-04-19 15:08
Security: Public
Subject: Changelog Digest for Fri, Apr 19

[dw-free]

cbd35b8: Issue #2378: properly anchor header navlinks in Tectonic
Tweak CSS in Tectonic layout to prevent wandering navlinks.
096eefc: Issue #2376: more "Other Sites" upkeep: remove Delicious
Remove Delicious from 'Other Services' on profile. (RIP)
95c112e: Issue #2356: remove Yahoo Messenger from user profiles
Remove Yahoo Messenger from 'Other Services' on profile. (RIP)
6f8e3b2: Issue #2391: Don't stripped meta tag when 'use layout stylesheet' is unchecked
Don't remove the mobile viewport when unchecking 'use layout stylesheet' in settings.
f97ee3d: Issue #2412: checkconfig.pl: don't re-invent version comparison
Use built-in version parser to compare module versions in checkconfig.pl.

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rathany posting in Dreamwidth Community Promotion
User: [site community profile] dw_community_promo (posted by [personal profile] rathany)
Date: 2019-04-18 10:57
Security: Public
Tags:fandom_book, fandom_general, fandom_tv
Subject: New Community: Urban Fantasy


[community profile] urbanfantasy: For lovers of Urban Fantasy

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bunsen_h posting in A filk community
User: [community profile] filk (posted by [personal profile] bunsen_h)
Date: 2019-04-15 20:38
Security: Public
Tags:song
Subject: Do It To Yourself

Premiered at FilKONtario!

Friends, I'd like to talk to you about elitism.

Around the world, there are professional organizations such as the A.M.A., the B.M.A., and the C.M.A. -- respectively, the American, British, and Canadian Medical Associations. The Bundesärztekammer, or B.Ä.K.; that is, the German Medical Association. These, and other groups around the world, work to restrict terms such as "Medical Doctor" and "Doctor of Medicine" to those privileged few who not only have the means to attend medical school, but also are lucky enough to graduate.

But friends, you don't have to meekly accept this situation. You can push back. You have the power in your hands... and in your keyboards.

Do It To Yourself
(© Joel Polowin, 2019; TTO: "Do It Yourself" by Bill Sutton)

I went to see my doctor, and she told me with alarm
The surgery I wanted would just do me awful harm
So I turned to my computer, and I learned without regret
That you can be a doctor with the stuff that's on the net

    A.M.A., B.M.A., C.M.A., and W.H.O.
    B.Ä.K. and M.S.F. and others you may know
    The medical monopoly, they want you to forget
    That you can be a doctor with the stuff that's on the net

The first step is diagnosis, diagnosis is a breeze
'Cause Doctor Google helps identifying your disease
You just type in ev'ry symptom you might be concerned about
Then click "I'm Feeling Lucky", and you've got what it spits out

You might be wanting bloodwork, though getting it's a pain
There's lots of information lurking there inside your veins
So go log in to FaceBook, and click the links therefrom:
There's experts standing by to help at MeetRealVamps.com

And then there's medications, you can buy them all on-line
And in practically no time, they'll have you feeling fine
Read through all the testimonials and what they say to do
'Cause if they worked for someone else, they must be good for you

Another thing a doctor needs is radiology
For that you'll need a source of radioactivity
Kijiji and Freecycle let you get your hands on some:
A bunch of dying smoke detectors' americium

If you want to do some surgery, you need make no mistake
With Doctor YouTube there to show you ev'ry move to make
Start out with warts and hangnails, then get a cordless drill
'Cause autotrepanation's good for showing off your skill [bzzzzz!]

Last you'll need to have diplomas before you can be done
From sev-er-al pres-tig-ious on-line in-sti-tu-ti-ons
With a bunch of them up on your wall and more upon your shelf
You've ev'rything you need to be in practise for yourself



A few notes...

First: ALL OF THAT ADVICE IS BAD. DO NOT FOLLOW ANY OF THOSE SUGGESTIONS.

Second: As of this writing, there is no "MeetRealVamps.com". "MeetRealVampires", though, yes.

Third: Smoke detectors and their americium are not the most effective/efficient really stupidly dangerous way to get your hands on radioactive material. A good candidate for that questionable distinction might involve "FiestaWare". I will leave the details to the interested student, and strictly disavow any responsibility.

Fourth: Trepanation, or trepanning, refers to drilling a hole in someone's skull -- a necessary part of many forms of brain surgery, treatment of hydrocephalus, not to mention demon eviction. Autotrepanation (AKA autotrephanation) is the process of drilling one's own skull. Bzzzzz! And yes, there have been YouTube videos.

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Nick Eff posting in Dreamwidth Open Source Development
User: [site community profile] dw_dev (posted by [personal profile] roadrunnertwice)
Date: 2019-04-14 17:44
Security: Public
Tags:install issues
Subject: Automated DW dev instances

I had some fixes I wanted to attempt and it looked like the Dreamhack service might be sleeping or something, so I put together an automated way to bring up a Dreamwidth dev server.

It seems to be in decent working order now, so I'd love it if some other people could give it a try and suggest improvements!

One caveat: make sure the develop branch on your fork (or whatever branch you set it to check out) is recent enough that #2412 is merged.

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User: [community profile] free_speech (posted by [personal profile] sophie)
Date: 2019-04-12 05:03
Security: Public
Tags:links collection entry
Subject: Fortnightly links collection entry #58

It's Friday! And unlike last time, I'm actually around to do this post! (I had to ask Pau to make the post last time as I wasn't available to do it.)

If you have any links that you'd like to share but don't want to devote a post to them, or want to make a comment anonymously, please feel free in this post! And if you see a link/comment that you want to discuss, please feel free to continue the conversation in the comments. <3

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User: [community profile] free_speech (posted by [personal profile] sophie)
Date: 2019-04-11 16:25
Security: Public
Subject: Official EU Agencies Falsely Report More Than 550 Archive.org URLs as Terrorist Content

https://blog.archive.org/2019/04/10/official-eu-agencies-falsely-report-more-than-550-archive-org-urls-as-terrorist-content/

Several URLs on the Internet Archive were reported as terrorist content, and there's a proposed EU law that would require such content to be taken down within one hour. The link goes into detail as to why this is a very bad idea, as well as showing just how broad the report was.

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cuddyclothes posting in Dreamwidth Community Promotion
User: [site community profile] dw_community_promo (posted by [personal profile] cuddyclothes)
Date: 2019-04-11 11:03
Security: Public
Tags:adult_content, fandom_book, fandom_kink_meme, fandom_tv
Subject: Give Satisfaction, the P.G. Wodehouse Kink Meme

A new kink meme community is up, [community profile] give_satisfaction !

To accompany the new Wodehouse community, [community profile] indeedsir . It's completely anonymous (unless you don't want to be). Post kink prompts or answer prompts. We encourage fics, art, vids, whatever you want to create. Not comfortable with showing your writing? [community profile] give_satisfaction is a safe space to post. IPs aren't logged.

Jeeves/Wooster, Honoria/Madeline, Psmith/Mike, Seppings/Silversmith, any and all pairings/threesomes/moresomes are welcome. Click on the photo to be taken to the comm.

 photo Jeeves_and_Bertie_cocktail1_zpsj9tefba1.png







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archersangel posting in We aren't the damsels in distress.
User: [community profile] geekgirls (posted by [personal profile] archersangel)
Date: 2019-04-08 02:52
Security: Public
Mood:nostalgic nostalgic
Subject: DS9 documentary on the big screen (fathom events)

Deep Space Nine is described as “dark,” “edgy,” and “the black sheep” of the Star Trek family – a show that did not fit in Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future. 20 years after it left the airwaves, fans all over the world continue to watch Deep Space Nine with the same affection they feel for the other Star Trek series.

Through extensive interviews with cast and creators, show footage presented in HD for the first time anywhere, and brand-new animated storyboards showing what could have been and what still might be, directors Ira Steven Behr (showrunner of the original series) and David Zappone (Star Trek docs The Captains and For the Love of Spock), bring you What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, an in-depth look at this beloved show, its fans, and its ongoing appeal to Trekkies of all ages.

This one-night event will include an exclusive two-sided poster (11x17, limited quantities) as well as a roundtable discussion on the making of the documentary.


tickets go on sale april 12

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bunsen_h posting in A filk community
User: [community profile] filk (posted by [personal profile] bunsen_h)
Date: 2019-04-07 18:57
Security: Public
Subject: Seeking assistance for FKO

I. and I are scheduled for a concert at FilKONtario, the first event on Friday evening.  The portable keyboard that she uses is adequate for basic practising but not very good: 5 octaves, no pedals, and no touch sensitivity (the strength which a key is struck with doesn't affect its volume).  Will anyone be there with a better keyboard that we might use?

We could also use an accompanist on keyboard for one of I.'s songs, so that she could play violin.

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kaberett posting in Dreamwidth Open Source Development
User: [site community profile] dw_dev (posted by [personal profile] kaberett)
Date: 2019-04-07 21:50
Security: Public
Tags:hackathon
Subject: London volunteer weekend, 11th-12th May!

For ten years of open beta. :)

My house (telecommuters welcome), details per previous iterations of same, will update this post with More Of Them just wanting to announce ASAP now that I've actually agreed blocking out the weekend with my housemate.

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madfilkentist posting in A filk community
User: [community profile] filk (posted by [personal profile] madfilkentist)
Date: 2019-04-07 14:48
Security: Public
Subject: Two recordings

Two more of my songs from my old tape Shrink Wrap Blues are now up on SoundCloud:

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