Code push scheduled for Sunday night

Apr. 27th, 2017 03:03 pm
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[staff profile] karzilla posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
We are planning to do a code push late this weekend, at approximately 8pm PDT / 11pm EDT / 3am UTC on Sunday, Apr 30 (or May 1 for you transatlantic types.).

I don't have a list of changes for you yet, but most will fall into the following categories: things users have complained about to support volunteers, things support volunteers have complained about to developers, things [staff profile] denise has complained about not working the way she expects them to (and as we all know, The Boss is Always Right), and things that were printing warnings over and over in the production server logs, making it hard to spot when less frequent, more urgent errors were being printed. Oh, and also all the unused code I ripped out at the roots, which if you notice that, I did it wrong.

To sum up: we are rolling out a bunch of requested changes, so thank you all for your feedback!

If you're new to Dreamwidth and interested in tracking our development process, our commit logs are published to [site community profile] changelog and [community profile] changelog_digest, and every month or so, one of our volunteers will translate those often-cryptic entries into witty, informative code tours! The most recent one was published on April 1, so we're about due for a new one. Hint, hint.

We'll update here again to let you know when the code push is imminent!
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Tomorrow I head to the office and I'm already behind on emails and comment replies. o_o At least I got a decent chunk of work done today, and spent the latter half of the evening curled up with The Obelisk Gate and Jinksy.

In lieu of a real post, linkspam.

Fannish/Geeky Things

I've yet to read or see any of The Expanse, but for those who have, [dreamwidth.org profile] kayim just launched [dreamwidth.org profile] rocinante.

Fox is bringing us another round of The X-Files (ten episodes this time). I... I don't think I can do this again. I'll keep an ear out and see what those who do watch it think, and I'm willing to be pleasantly surprised, but after how appallingly awful last year's new eps. were, I doubt I'll be touching this without some strong recommendations.

From that link, I skimmed through "Fall TV pilots 2017: The full list". Let's see. I assume I'll give Inhumans a try (barring Iron Fist levels of nearly everyone recoiling in horror as soon as the advance reviews/reactions started); S.W.A.T. doesn't sound like my thing, but FYI for Criminal Minds fans, Shemar Moore's headlining it (and EW staff writer, your blurb is literally two sentences. How did no one notice that the first sentence begins with "Inspired by the film of the same name" and the second sentence, in its entirety, reads "Inspired by the film of the same name"?); Alan Cumming being the lead in Instinct could be enough to tempt me into giving that a shot, although it likewise doesn't really sound up my alley; Untitled Marvel Action-Adventure Series stars Amy Acker, so that's a no-brainer for me; and Reverie has Sarah Shahi and sounds potentially interesting (Sendhil Ramamurthy is in the cast too, if that's of interest).

"Mike Colter Describes Jessica Jones Season Two As “Dark And Heavy”".

Via the link above, "Kevin Feige Doesn’t Know If The MCU Will Get A Phase 4".


Photography

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] sovay, a website of photos of naked actors (mostly British) posing with fish. Here is Gillian Anderson wearing an eel.

"PHOTOS: Your Pics of California’s ‘Super Bloom’".

"Colourised Pics Of Russia’s Female Snipers Who Terrorised Nazis, Including “Lady Death” With 309 Kills".


Miscellaneous

"The Snarling Girl: Notes on—and against—ambition". [Elisa Albert on Hazlitt] Wow, I really liked this.

"EFF Releases Spying on Students Ed Tech Report: EFF Survey Reveals Gaps in Protecting the Privacy of K-12 Students Using School-Issued Devices and Cloud Apps". [Electronic Frontier Foundation] (Note: I haven't read the actual report, just the overview here.)

"Trans Singer Records Duet With Himself Pre And Post Transition".

"Londoners’ delight as world’s first crow café comes to capital".

"I ATE THREE EGGS EVERY SINGLE MORNING FOR A WEEK - HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED".

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] cofax7, "31 Vintage Posters That Demand You Pick Up a Book". [LitHub]

"How to Become a Deadly Misandrist Fairy Vampire" [Autostraddle]

"A dad took his 2-year-old's most memorable words and illustrated them beautifully".

Sunday-night mishmash post

Apr. 24th, 2017 12:07 am
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--Tori Amos has announced a new album and European-so-far tour for this fall! (In related not-really-news, I just made a Dreamwidth feed for the Undented news site at [dreamwidth.org profile] undented_feed.)

--Another link: for the YOI fans, [dreamwidth.org profile] yurionicefans is a shiny new community.

--[twitter.com profile] Becca_Smash, who's a longtime manga/comics editor and rewriter as well as one of the fine folks behind Sparkler Monthly/Chromatic Press, is currently looking for freelance comic copyediting work. If you have any interest, check out her thread of info here.

--Casual Job starts back up on Tuesday, and I haven't done any work at all to psych myself up for it; the odds of it being extremely (and for my wallet, painfully) short are very high, so I'm...sort of bracing myself for the financial shortfall this year (especially since we can't count on the fall session being very long) by telling myself "Well, the lack of income will obviously SUCK, but at least your routine won't get terribly disrupted."


--For lunch today, [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose, Ginny, Kas, and I went back to Happy Veal, the hotpot place we tried last weekend, in order to try their only-available-at-lunchtime dumplings. Verdict: the dumplings are very tasty; I think our conclusion overall was that this place and the dumpling spot in the downtown core have different strengths in their dumplings. Happy Veal, though, is only the second place in town I've had green onion pancakes, and they are so good; also, at some times (maybe when the weather's warmer?) they have bubble tea, and I tell you, if the bubble tea is good, just going in for that and green onion pancake would seems like an excellent life choice to me.


--I'm in serious need (which I'm only reluctantly acknowledging) of pruning my manga collection, which should include trying to finally figure out something sensible to do with the Japanese editions of series that I've finished working on (and which don't, AFAIK, have sequels or anything for which I might want to keep them on hand for reference in case of any future licensing). I have some tankos that I want to keep entirely for my own sake--especially the full runs of Fruits Basket and X--but generally speaking, the Japanese volumes are of no use to me once the respective series are finished in English.

A couple of garden things!

I keep adding to my Pinterest board, and I keep rummaging around the Veseys site (which apparently doesn't have a wishlist feature! I made an account entirely because I was hoping for a wishlist!), and among the countless things I'm unsure of, I'm not entirely sure what to do in terms of planning. I'm going to try to avoid being overambitious this year, and I really don't want to get carried away and start ordering a ton of stuff online, so I think the best thing to do is probably to mostly wait and hit up Halifax Seed when they start having plants in for the season, and see what comes together from that. But since I don't have any sense of what they'll have, that drastically limits my planning options. :/ (Plus if there're perennials that don't bloom until their second year and I can't get them there this year, waiting until next year to get them sounds frustrating.)

Dreams of lilacs have made me want to check in with our neighbor on the side where we don't have a lilac and ask how they feel about lilacs. If they're neutral or positive, then we could go back to the board and ask about putting a second one in on that side of our little patch of ground. For lo, Veseys is tempting me with this Bloomerang (!) variety. The color is lovely, and the description brags that it "not only blooms in the spring - it 'blommerangs' with new flowers from mid-summer right up until frost." *grabby hands*

(Dear heaven, these people need a copyeditor for their site. Think I could trade my skills for plants?)
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Here's a ridiculous (freelance) work-related thing: when I'm in a position to read ahead of the volume I'm working on, it basically never occurs to me as something I can do.* So often I'm either working on a series where the English release isn't far behind the Japanese (however it seems to readers, what with the months of production time on our end), so there isn't much material past what I'm working on, or else there are a bunch of Japanese volumes out but I don't yet have the hard copies and/or the translations.

Today I clued in that right now I have the books and translations for the next two volumes of Yona of the Dawn past the one I'm working on. I can just...read them. *starry eyes*


*I'm pretty neutral on the topic of scans in general, but for series I'm working on, I especially try to steer clear of anything that might influence my own phrasing in an adaptation. I don't think it's actually a huge risk, but between my own anxiety and the worry of readers ever thinking "Hey, these two versions of [line/thing] sound similar! Someone MUST HAVE COPIED!", I'm just not up for it. That latter isn't something I've seen much of, but I have seen it, albeit usually in contexts where someone's amazed, just AMAZED, that two people might phrase something similarly. [As you might assume if you actually think about it, similar wordings often aren't surprising at all. A lot of simple lines really have one or two basic/obvious phrasings.]

Related tangential note: I still haven't read the Crunchyroll version of Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer, which I've been meaning to do ever since I finished the Seven Seas adaptation. Biscuit Hammer is one of my favorite titles that I've ever worked on, so I'm really curious! And someday I'll be in a position to read the Crunchyroll version of Arpeggio of Blue Steel, which is an interesting thought on two levels--the same curiosity, and the fact that a friend is doing that adaptation. (She hasn't read my version either, AFAIK.)


Totally different note: I personally steer clear of reviews of things I haven't read/seen (in general, I mean; that's not a professional comment), which also means I don't tend to link to reviews of things I've worked on unless it's for a first volume, but I really enjoy [dreamwidth.org profile] seangaffney's reviews at Manga Bookshelf. (He's a friend, if you don't know.) And the beginning of his review of Yona 5, which I quite like, gives a bit of thematic info about the series, if any of you are curious. (This paragraph isn't what you'd call spoilery, but I'll quote it under a cut anyway.) one paragraph under here )

--I have two small batches of pics to upload to [tumblr.com profile] jinksyandthebrain. (Noting for "self, post the damn cat pictures already!" accountability purposes.)

--Since I've been talking about garden things: do the gardeners among you all know that [dreamwidth.org profile] gardening exists? It's not super-active, but of course it could always be made more so. ^_- (And there've been a couple of posts this week!)

--I forgot to mention this last night: when we were talking with the condo board president, I told her about my dreams of not killing growing tomatoes, and she mentioned that she eats them with a sprinkling of sugar. Neither [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose or I had ever heard/thought of doing that (he eats them with a dash of salt), so now I'm wondering how widespread it is. Anyone? (I told her it reminded me of hearing that people eat watermelon with a bit of salt, which I keep meaning to try, but I don't actually eat watermelon that often, much as I enjoy it.)

--This evening was completely lost to another round of "sat down on the sofa to read and instead fell asleep before even opening the book". Crap.
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Fannish/Geeky Things

First, not one but two trailers for things I'm excited for:

Oh, hello there, MERMAID SHOW. "Freeform Greenlights Mermaid Drama ‘Siren,’ Movie Series From Karlie Kloss". YES PLEASE.

"MARVEL’s CLOAK & DAGGER Series Gets Its First Drama-Packed Trailer". (Mostly the trailer, which is also in the article above, but a bit of commentary too.)


This lengthy look at Kirk in Star Trek: TOS and who he really was vs. the perception/reinterpretations of him has been linked all over the place, and rightly so: "Freshly Remember'd: Kirk Drift".

"StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War are now free" [and patched]. This is still the original, pre-remaster versions of the games.

"A Love Letter to Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!’s Incredible Representation". [The Mary Sue]

"Issues in Comics: A retailer’s perspective on “diversity” in the news". [Orbital Comics]

"Women of Star Wars Get Highlighted in New Series of Animated Shorts". [io9]

"Chris Evans to Make Broadway Debut in Kenneth Lonergan's 'Lobby Hero'".

"We Went to the Yuri!!! on Ice Celebration in Namja Town". [ANN]

"New One Piece Magazine to Serialize Novel About Ace". [ANN]


Writing/SFF

[twitter.com profile] alexandraerin gets shared a lot on Twitter because of good political talk (and is well worth checking out!), but I'm gonna link you to this thread on writing. It begins with "So, here's a thing about the craft of writing and tropes, particularly ones we associate with romance", and is about the potential gaps between "the story you want to write" (as in the advice to "just sit down and write the story you want to!") and the story you're actually writing.

There's a Humble Bundle of unicorn books available at the moment.


Miscellaneous

"Watch: incredible dance routine by dog and woman". [Boing Boing] (It really is.)

"On Fearless Girl, women & public art; or, no, seriously, the guy does not have a point".

Baking Bites reviewed the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino.

"Dwayne Johnson Dressed as Pikachu is What You Need Right Now".

"Chrome and Firefox Phishing Attack Uses Domains Identical to Known Safe Sites".

"The Heart of Whiteness: Ijeoma Oluo Interviews Rachel Dolezal, the White Woman Who Identifies as Black".

"Love & breadsticks: There was a knife fight at Olive Garden". The first tweet of this widely-shared Twitter Moment reads "I went on a date last night and the guy meekly shared that he used to be THE GENERAL MANAGER FOR THE TIMES SQUARE OLIVE GARDEN."
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--Garden-prospects update: [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose and I went and talked to our condo board president, who's helpful and pretty awesome, and the verdicts are a) that the bush will go away (not sure when. They're hoping to find a place to replant it rather than killing it, which I appreciate) and b) that the board doesn't like the idea of letting us install an outdoor tap on our exterior wall, but they're going to look into a significantly longer and easier-to-manueuver hose than the one currently hooked up to the tap on one end of our townhouse row (which I wasn't aware was there!), and [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose and I think that sounds absolutely fine. So yay!

--Sometime last night I got a shipping notification from Blizzard for Ginny's and my StarCraft II swag. It was helpful in precisely one way: when I entered the tracking info into my package-tracking app, I learned that it's the package FedEx attempted to deliver on Monday, which is now waiting for us to pick it up. How Blizzard managed to send a shipping email two days after the package's arrival, I do not know.

--When [dreamwidth.org profile] wildpear and I were hanging out tonight, I mentioned a way a translator slipped up that I'm very glad I noticed and checked into--it's a mistake so understandable I fully expect it to recur, so I'll have to keep an eye out for it. (In fact, it's understandable enough that over the years I've adapted scripts from multiple translators who've done the same thing. And yes, I'm being vague on purpose.) That led to talking about work more generally, and then I was telling her excitedly (and not in any way following the sequence of events as they occur in the manga) about Yona of the Dawn and the many awesome things about it. Sounds like she'll probably investigate at some point. ^_^

--Have three pics of Jinksy!bear on Instagram.

The importer has (mostly) caught up!

Apr. 19th, 2017 11:02 pm
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
Our content importer has mostly caught up with its backlog; almost everything that's still listed as being "in the queue" are jobs that were tried, failed once or more with a temporary failure, and are waiting to try again. (The importer tries a few times, at successively longer intervals, when it gets a failure it thinks might be temporary/might correct itself later on.) This means that new imports scheduled now should complete in hours (or even minutes), not the "several days" it's been taking.

If you tried to schedule a second import while the first one was still running, at any time in the past 10 days or so, you may have confused the poor thing. If you think your import should be finished by now and it isn't, and you're seeing "Aborted" on the Importer Status part of the Importer page, feel free to open a support request in the Importer category and we'll look into it for you. (It may take a little bit before you get a response; those of us who have the access to look into importer problems have been really busy for the past two weeks or so, and I at least need a few days to catch my breath a bit before diving back into the fray! But we'll do what we can.)

I hope all y'all are continuing to settle in well to your new home!
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As of last night, my "garden" board on Pinterest is up to 36 pins, which break down to: eleven varieties of tomato, two varieties of raspberries, and twenty-three types of flowers. (Except I think bleeding hearts are on there twice.) Last night's online investigations led me to many sites, and of them, I think Vesey's looks reasonably useful if I get to the point of ordering plants/seeds online (which is not the intention for this year, regardless of how things go), and I'm unreasonably amused that there's a site called "Totally Tomato".

(Enough of you were awesome and left helpful comments about choosing/growing vegetables that I should belatedly mention that I'm not likely to plant edibles other than tomatoes and possibly berries. There's a strong temptation--if we're able to evict the bush I'm unhappy with--to fill that entire spot with raspberry canes, even though going raspberry picking in the Valley is one of my favorite summertime activities.)

And today I learned from [dreamwidth.org profile] sholio that hardiness zones are not the same thing in Canada and the US. *facepalm* Good to know when looking at various sites for info! (I seem to be in a 5b zone by the USDA "extreme minimum temperature" standards.)

On an entirely different note, today I started actively reading for my Hugo vote. In terms of the Best Novel finalists + my terrifying TBR list, I lucked out: I'd already read both All the Birds in the Sky and A Closed and Common Orbit, and I already own Ninefox Gambit and both The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate, and Too Like the Lightning was on my "maybe" list, so that only leaves Death's End as a full-on addition.

So tonight I started in on The Fifth Season so I can read The Obelisk Gate in a timely fashion. I'd been putting off reading them until the third book comes out this summer, but clearly that's not gonna fly now.

Right now my primary hope is to read all the finalists in the fiction/Related Work/Graphic Story categories, except that, realistically, I don't think I'll be able to read all of the finalists for Best Series. (I've already read all of October Daye, the first five or six Temeraire books, and the first Rivers of London book; the others [and the rest of the Rivers of London books] were already on my TBR.) I gather The Vorkosigan Saga is huge, and The Expanse is...six books or so, and relatively hefty? I'll do what I can. [ETA: Oops, I forgot to mention The Craft Sequence. I've read the first one.]

I haven't had a chance to think too much yet about how I'll handle things like Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form). There's no way I'll get those shows watched in their entirety, and how the hell do you fairly judge an episode from the middle of a series out of context? (Serious question. Thoughts? ;_;) Game of Thrones is the only show on the list I'm familiar with, and I wandered off a couple of years ago.

Given the current mass exodus from LJ, I appreciated the timing of my "time to renew!" Dreamwidth notice today, and gladly paid up for another year here. ^_^

(I missed my anniversary here! I created my account on April 14, 2009.)
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Today was the last day of the long weekend for me, [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose, and Ginny (Kas was back at work), and we spent it fairly productively. [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose and I had originally planned to have dinner with my parents tonight (belated birthday), but the plan changed to Cora's for brunch (yay!), and since we'd intended to spend the afternoon erranding with Ginny (and since my parents know and like her), she came for brunch too.

The erranding part of the day went more quickly than we'd expected (always a plus). The last stop was Halifax Seed, where Ginny made some inquiries about what magnolias require (in hopes of getting one this year) and I asked what we should do to improve the life of the lilac [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose and I planted in 2011. AFAIK the lilac hasn't had any major issues, but we haven't exactly kept up with proactively caring for it, either, and it's neither terribly large nor a prolific bloomer. We can probably make its life much happier.

We came away with some lime (to be applied now/soonish) and some fertilizer for flowering plants (to be doled out later in the season), and should look into how to properly prune the shrub when that time comes. (I don't even think we own gardening shears. Oh dear.)

There were very few plants ready for purchase, since planting in these parts is generally done in mid-/late May, but there was a sign encouraging us to ask about summer-flowering bulbs, so I did. Turns out those need to be dug up and brought indoors each year, though, and that exceeds my current "is it low-maintenance enough that we have a prayer of not killing it?" threshold.

And after the erranding, Ginny came over and helped me cull a lot of my wardrobe (which has been in desperate need of it). There're still some drawers that I need to deal with, but we got through the bulk of it, and now there are three large bags ready to be donated.

The realization I mentioned last week, which I think is a potential game-changer for our gardening (although our gardening will probably never be at all ambitious), is that it probably wouldn't be too complicated to add a hose hookup at the back of our townhouse. As it is, there's no convenient way to water anything out back, which is the area where we're actually allowed to garden somewhat. our current situation re: logistics and rules; four fairly short paragraphs )

I've emailed the condo board president to ask permission to a) put in the hose hookup and b) remove the space-hogging bush I don't like. She says she'll take the former to the board (I have no idea how long that might take) and has referred the bush question to the board member who approves things like that (and I haven't heard back). Both of these are significant factors in what we might try to do this year, so I'm fidgety, but we'll see what happens.

For now, I've started a garden board on Pinterest, which doesn't have a ton of things on it yet, but I'm at least taking a stab at finding plants that'd do well in partial shade. And browsing Amazon led me to Smart Pots, which I like the looks of as easy substitutes for building more elaborate container/box gardens. (Conveniently, Halifax Seed sells some.) There's also the option of planting things in pots or pockets that could go on the fences between our little area and our neighbors'.

I'm also toying with the idea of trying to grow tomatoes again, although our success rate with them is abysmal (the one year we didn't kill them, we had to move shortly before they would've been ready to harvest >.<). My minor fixation on growing tomatoes is due to finding the plants extremely attractive, loving the smell of the plants, and really appreciating the marvelous array of names and colors and whatnot. (My knowledge of which funky tomato types might be happiest in our climate is nonexistent; our hardiness zone seems to be 6b, FWIW. And the options would probably be limited by my interest in starting from plants, not seeds [at least until we manage to not kill some].)

The reason I need to spell out my motivations is that I don't actually like eating tomatoes. ^^; (More due to texture than flavor.) [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose likes them, though, and tomatoes go into various things I like to eat, although that largely depends on [dreamwidth.org profile] scruloose's interest in processing/cooking them in a timely fashion, since he's the household cook.

That said, I'm pretty sure if we can just plant and not kill the tomatoes (the death rate of which has been mostly, if not entirely, due to insufficient watering in the past), we can consume or rehome the fruit.
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Fannish/Geeky Things

"Carrie Fisher Was a Script Doctor For Star Wars: The Last Jedi".

Following up on last week's new Yuri on Ice footage of Yuri Plisetsky's punk routine, there's this tweet with a pair of gifs: "Sayokan said Johnny's skating and Poker Face program were what led her to figure skating, and now we get to see her tribute to that program".

"Why Did Nintendo Just Kill One of Its Coolest Products in Years?" re: Nintendo discontinuing the NES Classic. Which I wasn't able to buy. ;_; Dammit.

[dreamwidth.org profile] rachelmanija posted a great spoilery review of season 1 of The Good Place.


Social Justice

"7 Things Autistic People Want You to Know". [Sarah Kurchak at health.com]

"To body positive friends who don’t wear plus sizes". [Your Fat Friend]

"I’ve lived with Borderline Personality Disorder for years. Why I’m finally talking about my diagnosis".

"Is Your Allyship Proactive? How to Be an Ally in Training". [Everyday Feminism]


Miscellaneous

"Trees Have Their Own Songs: A new book by David George Haskell invites us to listen".

"Almost all snakes have the same, mindboggling superpower: When a snake strikes, it moves so fast it could hit you four times within the space of one eyeblink. If a human moved that fast they would lose consciousness".

"Octopuses can basically edit their own genes on the fly".

"California's 'Super Bloom' Is So Vibrant You Can See It From Space".

"Microsoft patches serious Word bug 'targeted by scammers'".

"1.5 Million Slavery Era Documents Will Be Digitized, Helping African Americans to Learn About Their Lost Ancestors".

"Here’s how you can match your Myers-Briggs personality type to a patron saint".

"#beautifulresistance". [Shveta Thakrar at Uncanny Magazine]

"Hysteria, Witches, and The Wandering Uterus: A Brief History. Or, Why I Teach 'The Yellow Wallpaper'". [LitHub]

"A Deceptively Simple Test Just Taught Us Something New About Elephant Intelligence".

"Brides in Japan are Turning Their Long-Sleeve Kimonos Into Stunning Wedding Dresses".

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] larryhammer, "How shoelaces come undone: Three Californian engineers have found out the answer to a knotty problem".
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Happy Easter to those who celebrate it! (And I only just checked and saw that this year it's this weekend for both the Western and Orthodox calendars. That happened just a few years ago, so somehow I hadn't thought it was likely to happen again so soon! Apparently the next time will be in 2025.)

I guess it was...Tuesday night that I got literally no sleep? My sense of time's been even more messed up than usual since then (not helped by the long weekend, unsurprisingly; I spent a lot of today convinced it was Sunday). Friday (yesterday) was the day the lack of sleep really caught up with me, but I managed the lone vital task of getting both proofreads that were due turned in. It wasn't ideal that I've been in a groggy haze otherwise, but also not dire.

There's been great news on the local Chinese-food front! ^_^ mostly talking about the local dumpling place finally having veg-friendly options (which are tasty), and trying a new-to-us spot tonight )

An odd Yelp thing that I found when I logged in for the first time in forever: it still sorts my bookmarks by "labels" (basically just "to try", "to review", and something else), and that info seems to be in the comments field for things I'd already bookmarked, but adding the exact same words to the comment fields for new bookmarks doesn't result in them being labeled, and I haven't been able to ID a way to make it happen. Far from the end of the world, but it's kind of annoying.

The exodus here from LJ is clearly continuing. ([dreamwidth.org profile] wildpear just made her first-ever Dreamwidth post! [I mean, okay, I think she only ever had two on LJ.] Neither of us have been very active with the [livejournal.com profile] ushobwri community for a while, but the news that it's making the leap means she no longer has one [1] thing to pay attention on each site [the comm. there and me here, largely]. So I'm shamelessly hoping that having [dreamwidth.org profile] ushobwri up and running will tempt her to these parts more often.)

Here're a few more relevant links:

Via [dreamwidth.org profile] st_aurafina: [livejournal.com profile] layout_lounge posted "Tutorial: Using Flexible Squares at Dreamwidth (Smooth Sailing, Mixit, Nebula)" (which apparently helps a lot with recreating your LJ look at DW) and [dreamwidth.org profile] blackmare posted "How to Get Images into your DW Posts".

[dreamwidth.org profile] ironymaiden posted "a method to batch export your livejournal images".

The newest post on [dreamwidth.org profile] dw_news, which includes an overview and history of Dreamwidth for new folks, is still accruing heaps of comments in an informal meet-and-greet and exchange of tips/links/advice (like [dreamwidth.org profile] ironymaiden's), so that's well worth sifting through.

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