OTW Guest Post: Alice Huzar

Mar. 26th, 2017 10:11 am
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In this month's guest post, Alice Huzar is working on a fanfiction documentary & tells us how it all started with a book https://goo.gl/9njU0t

Update on the Dreamhack server

Mar. 24th, 2017 03:29 am
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Hi all,

As you may know, about 2-3 weeks ago the Dreamhack server died. Since then, [staff profile] mark and I have been working on getting its replacement going, and updating a few things.

It should be ready to go in a few days, and I wanted to make a few notes for when it comes back up:
  • Firstly and most importantly, you'll need to re-apply for a Dreamhack if you want one, and you'll be set up as if you were a new user. Any changes that you pushed to GitHub will be available, but any other data you may have had will be gone - apologies for that.

  • I do still have email addresses for everybody who had an account when the server went down, and I'll send out a one-time email to everybody when the server is up to point them to this post. After that, the only people who will receive emails about Dreamhacks will be those who have applied for one.

  • The address you need to use to log into the server via SSH will be different from the Web address domain. The email you receive when applying for a Dreamhack will state this clearly.

  • The new server will have an increased quota. The earlier quota of 500MiB was enough at first, but since then the space taken by a base install of Dreamwidth has risen to 270MiB. In light of this, I've raised the quota to 750MiB.

  • You won't need to do a one-off compilation of the stylesheets and JavaScript any more unless you make changes to them - the new-user script will automatically do that for you, and your Dreamhack will have working CSS out of the box.

  • Each user will automatically get a test database called "test_dreamhack_<user>", accessible using the same database user and password as the main database. You'll still need to configure it properly yourself for now, but the installer will at least copy the required files to $LJHOME/ext/local/t for you to configure. Later on I'm hoping that it'll be possible to have it configured automatically.

  • The official email address to contact me has changed - you should now use my Dreamwidth email address (sophie at dreamwidth dot org). Automated emails will come from this address, so if you had the previous email whitelisted you may want to whitelist this new one instead.
Thanks for your patience with this - there's a lot that's been going on, but the new server should be ready to go very soon! Watch this space. :)

If you have any questions, please leave a comment! I'll answer any questions you might have.
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This Week in Fandom, Volume 44

Mar. 21st, 2017 01:56 pm
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This Week in Fandom: Race, ethnicity, and nationality in media and fandom. Plus, March Madness and Fifty Shadeas wine (really): https://goo.gl/ouiewq
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What is this? themes for Medallion (Left) by ninetydegrees

Image sources:
*Medallions: all images from the Met museum - public domain
*Background: all images from webtreats ETC - free for use in both personal and commercial projects, including web templates (http://webtreats.mysitemyway.com/terms-of-use/)
*Icons: all images from The Noun Project - CC-BY-SA or public domain
*Dreamwidth logo - Dreamwidth wiki - I hope it can be used if the theme is in dw-nonfree.

Links:
*Salomé: Preview|Layer
*Lazy Days: Preview|Layer
*Correspondence: Preview|Layer
*Summer: Preview|Layer
*Canvas: Preview|Layer

More themes for Medallion

Mar. 16th, 2017 06:33 pm
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I think this is my final batch! :)

What is this? themes for Medallion by ninetydegrees

Image sources:
*Medallions: all images from the Met museum - public domain
*Background: all images from webtreats ETC - free for use in both personal and commercial projects, including web templates (http://webtreats.mysitemyway.com/terms-of-use/)
*Icons: all images from The Noun Project - CC-BY-SA or public domain
*Dreamwidth logo - Dreamwidth wiki - I hope it can be used if the theme is in dw-nonfree.

Links:
*Salomé: Preview|Layer
*Lazy Days: Preview|Layer
*Correspondence: Preview|Layer
*Summer: Preview|Layer
*Canvas: Preview|Layer
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Transformative Works and Cultures


“This issue of Transformative Works and Cultures seeks to address that perceived gap in the fan studies literature by extensively engaging with the Sherlockian fandom that dates back to the 1890s. The essays in this issue shed additional light on the explosion of the fandom by taking a look backward, examining Sherlock Holmes fandoms (for they are all fandoms) through the lens of historical context or with an eye to the fandoms' sometimes fraught cultural divisions.”

Transformative Works and Culture's issue 23 is out, and it's all about Sherlock Holmes fans & fandoms, from historical to present day. Share your favorite articles! https://goo.gl/bOEODC

Medallion (left version)

Mar. 12th, 2017 11:07 pm
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This isn't a true sidebar version as most modules still go to the bottom but I thought of this while making the original version and liked it too. The themes are the same; only the layout is a bit different. I'd love testing and feedback. :)

What is this? Medallion (Left)/Evergreens by ninetydegrees

Image sources:
* Medallion: painting by William Trost Richards - the Met museum - public domain (http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11910)
*Background: webtreats ETC - free for use in both personal and commercial projects, including web templates (http://webtreats.mysitemyway.com/terms-of-use/)
*Icons: The Noun Project - CC-BY-SA or public domain
*Dreamwidth logo - Dreamwidth wiki - I hope it can be used if the theme is in dw-nonfree.

Links:
*Style: https://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/advanced/layersource?id=826364&fmt=html
*Theme: https://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/advanced/layersource?id=826365&fmt=html
*Preview: http://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/preview_redirect?themeid=826365

Other themes:
*Concrete: http://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/preview_redirect?themeid=826419
*Flowers: http://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/preview_redirect?themeid=826421
*Rest: http://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/preview_redirect?themeid=826425
*Under the Sea: http://www.dreamwidth.org/customize/preview_redirect?themeid=826426

Improvements (13.03.2017):
*Clarify some options
*Simpler code for Menu
*Add DW logo in bottom left corner

Improvements (16.03.2017):
*Move admin icon & sticky icons before datetime
*Bigger subject icons

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