still present

Jun. 23rd, 2017 07:28 pm
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Still present. Staying with things. Uncle slept all day, is declining, no longer able to drink liquids. Aunt got out of the house for a few hours while we (Dad and I) were there. Cousin age 5 is a handful and a delight. We fought many monsters, took the dog for a walk, and ate gorilla food (gorilla munch brand corn pop cereal, yogurt, sliced fruit). At lodge to rest now. I am sad and not okay, but I am okay with not being okay, and I am here.

thank you in my whole body

Jun. 22nd, 2017 12:07 pm
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Warning, contains emotions in tumbling mixed up words Read more... )

context, kinfolk, and crow feather

Jun. 22nd, 2017 08:34 am
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So to provide a little more context for my last post…

CW: discussion of death and dying, major illness, family ties, travel uncertainty

Read more... ) Neighbor crow, I am listening. Uncle, I love you.

so i have an eticket all of a sudden

Jun. 21st, 2017 11:04 pm
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traveling tomorrow

serious illness in extended family

hugs welcome

signal boost: gay it forward

Jun. 21st, 2017 06:00 pm
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Pride isn't just a celebration. It is that and that is important. But it's also a lifeline to young queer kids. It's a protest and a form of action and so many other things.

https://fontfolly.net/2017/06/20/gay-it-forward/

Whether you are queer yourself or (hopefully!) an ally to queerfolk, please look up your local pride event. Or Google "queer homeless teens." Or "black trans lives matter" or "Two Spirit Native lgbtqia+"... Support as you can.

And remember: survival is resistance.

ETA: Also: There is no one right way to Pride

http://www.robot-hugs.com/pride-2017/

(Comic Transcript linked at bottom of comic now)

You matter. THANK YOU.

good things around juneish

Jun. 21st, 2017 05:32 pm
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music

hugs

connecting

well timed tears

Mt. Hood in sunlight over the shoulder of Mt. Tabor

my mom being awesome

time off

having strategies and prep for Things and recognizing that they apply

long sunlit hours

you

<3

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Jun. 19th, 2017 06:52 pm
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Some wonderful things from the last few days:

- Plants growing up through the cracks in the concrete including: red clover, wheatgrass, sorrel, spiny lettuce aka sundial plant, dandelion.

- The scents of: honeysuckle hedges, assorted rose blossoms.

- Cherries, raspberries, and cloudberries fruiting. Figs, plums, and blackberries almost ripe.

- Bumblebees buzzing in flowers and the flowers flopping sideways with the weight of the bee and this is perfectly fine and an okay thing.

- Sounds of: bumblebees and honeybees buzzing around; birds shouting at each other; wind on the water in the river.

- A bag of small offcut pieces of local wood for making kids' blocks, handed to me when I stopped to look at the trash of a furniture artist. *happyflap*

- Pride jewelry including some patterns I've wistfully imagined for a long time.

- People in my online liking my ideas enough to run with them. It is so surprising and neat!

Health stuff: Read more... )

going to pride

Jun. 17th, 2017 11:42 am
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yes I am going to portland pride probably today and tomorrow

I have decided I will top off whatever comfy clothes I end up wearing with scarf layers in purple white and green, because

when exactly will depend on scheduley things like partner getting her meds and also how much my shoulder is hassling me today etc

if we know each other and you are in Portland please feel free to PM me for my phone number for texts; however I may well be too overwhelmed to actually check it once I leave the apartment so caution is advised

i will drop by dw sometime tonight and tomorrow night so folks know I am still here

fuzzy purple catperson

Jun. 16th, 2017 09:16 pm
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Me: *spend an hour on google looking at purple cats*
Also Me: That was a good hour. Read more... )
*pounces random fluffy object* Hey look I have stripy fuzzy purple socks!

“ ‘ Keep it simple, Jake. ’ ”

Jun. 16th, 2017 07:36 pm
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“ ‘ Keep it simple, Jake. ’ ”

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Brought to you on the behalf of a friend of mine planning to move: an extended quote from Spider Robinson on packing for a move *without* losing one’s mind. (Contents may provoke stress in folks, like me, who loathe large organizational projects.) Read more... )

[domesticity, MA] Renting a Bed?

Jun. 16th, 2017 01:06 am
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I keep having bright ideas that seem very plausible, but which then seem to not work in reality. I'm wondering if any of you can advise me about the following.

D, who will be moving into an assisted living facility shortly, is undecided about what size of bed she wants. The room she will have is quite small, so on one hand, she wants to maximize floor space. On the other hand, she's used to sleeping in a full size bed, and not sure she can handle downsizing to a twin.

So I had the brainwave that maybe we could use one of the rent-to-buy furniture places to rent a twin bed for her to try out. While we'd pay a premium for doing this, it would allow her to change her mind and have her full bed moved in if she didn't like the twin, without having to pay the full price for the twin if she didn't like it.

Now, I thought my question would be whether rent-to-own furniture places would even rent mattresses in MA given our laws about reusing mattresses – it turns out they do – or whether rent-to-own furniture places, having the reputation they do of being skeezy, are too disreputable to contract with or would have terms unfavorable to doing what I want – it turns out their model and rules seems ideal to our purpose.

But no. The problem seems to be whether rent-to-own furniture places on the North Shore will rent an entire twin bed.

There only seem to be two furniture rental places that serve the North Shore, Rent-a-Center and Aaron's. Both seem to be convinced that only children use twin beds. Aarons, at least, will allegedly (per website) rent a twin mattress and boxspring set, but none of their bedsets or electric adjustable bed bases are compatable. Rent-a-Center has no twin mattress sets at all; all their twin beds are for children, and either bunk beds, or platform beds (no place for boxspring), all of which are strangely inaccessible with things like elaborate superstructures (e.g. to make the bed look like a car, or a Cindarella coach) or higher than usual bed surfaces for under-bed storage (Captain's beds).

Does anybody have any suggestions about this? I can call the stores and ask if they have things available not on the website, but I figured I should stop and ask if there's things I should know that I don't. Like does anybody know of a local alternative? Has anybody done this?

in good news

Jun. 15th, 2017 07:18 pm
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I am SO PROUD of my kindergarteners. Today they graduated to first grade! I cried of course. I got lots of hugs and some really sweet reactions/recognition from parents. And I am SO READY for it to be summer - these couple of days of clean up and professional development cannot go fast enough. And, thankfully, there WILL BE summer meals at school, and summer activities. And we got a lot done! And they have grown so much. Oh my gods. *sniff*

not a food

Jun. 15th, 2017 06:56 pm
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Complainy cat is complaining in more detail. Yay?

Content Warning: comparatively less-sick person complaining about being sick and in pain; food, food problems; unpleasant medical details and symptoms; self-directed snark; internaliazed ableism and assorted brainweasels.

Read more... )

[tech, soc] if \t then --$salary

Jun. 15th, 2017 05:01 pm
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Via Metafilter: Developers Who Use Spaces Make More Money Than Developers Who Use Tabs

Apparently, a suprisingly robust finding, even after controlling for absolutely everything obvious, and a lot of clever non-obvious things, too.

While correlation does not imply causation, in case you were wondering: 8.6% higher, on average.

ugh

Jun. 15th, 2017 01:12 am
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Read more... )

Apologies for vagueposting.

[patreon] How do they DO that

Jun. 14th, 2017 08:45 pm
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I swear, not 48 hours after I finally get around to actually putting a Patreon icon on something, Patreon launches a completely redesigned logo.

It's like washing the car to make it rain.

a few good things

Jun. 13th, 2017 09:40 pm
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Pine trees. Almonds. A smile from someone who was upset and felt better. A hug. Sunlight and rain.

[math] Actual fractal or not?

Jun. 13th, 2017 01:44 am
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Is this image of an actual fractal a graphical representation of a set of points determined by a specific complex equation that is fractal? Or is it just a pretty fractal-ish-looking work of art? How can you tell?

ETA: Is there anybody out there who can generate me an actual-fractal with as pretty a color scheme? Willing to pay.

ETA2: Whoa. Whoa. One of the answers to "how can you tell if an image is an actual fractal" is "happen to recognize the coloration as one of the presets in a given fractal generator application." Mad, mad props to [personal profile] jesse_the_k for identifying the generating application, FRAX for iOS, and sending me a proof image.

Yes, indeedy, the original reference image was computationally generated by a fractal image generator. From the image [personal profile] jesse_the_k sent me, which shows more of the open space between the arms, it's clear that a texture has been applied (the "gold foil" has subtle wrinkles which I'm pretty sure aren't representative of anything mathematical in those areas of the graph), which is an artistic decision, but given that I now know what it is, and that it is, while decorated (migod, it's a gilded fern), otherwise mathematically generated and valid, I'm going with the original.

Thanks all!

P.S. Which is not to say that I'm not interested in seeing what other people working on fractals come up with. Just that my need is no longer urgent.

Listening

Jun. 12th, 2017 11:39 am
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Hat tip to [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith, who pointed toward this channel.

state of the me midjune

Jun. 11th, 2017 09:00 pm
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My sibling and their partner came to visit. It was excellent. We went hiking.

Food, health, stressful topics Read more... )

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