I wrote a #bookreview! It's for a 1928 #mystery book, the first in the Miss Silver series. GREY MASK: https://books.doctorsidrat.com/grey-mask-by-patricia-wentworth-1928/
(Let me know if anything's broken; I just got the site up today.)
closing old book blog & starting a new one Show more
So I've decided that it's time to let my old book blog go. I haven't blogged there since, uh, 2016, and every time I think about starting it up again I start feeling anxious.
Instead, I'm going to close it (as in, actually delete the blog) and start a NEW book blog as an subdomain to my "fandom and whatnot" website. Meanwhile, I MIGHT turn the old book blog domain into a Shopify store, perhaps? It's a good domain name!
I decided to create a small survey to ask a few non-personal questions about Fediverse users, their opinions on its various platforms, and their thoughts on non-Fediverse networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.
The survey is oriented at people who currently use the Fediverse, and does not provide any way of saying that you do not currently use it.
If you’d like to participate in the survey, you can do so here. It opens at midnight on the 13th of May at midnight AEST (12th of May, 2pm UTC), and closes one month later on the 13th of June. I’ll be posting the results every now and then until it closes.
Please answer honestly, and send it to your friends if you’d like them to participate too! :mlem:Related
I think re: the TV it’s because I have an older Samsung model that can’t be updated any more, and that network bug has a fix in the newer software versions. (See: https://forums.plex.tv/t/bug-plex-for-tizen-just-stops-playing/239303/7?u=littlebro) But the iPad app should work fine, as it mostly worked fine with the Laptop!Plex server.
Update on old desktop: The CPU kept overheating so I redid the thermal paste. Installed #Plex and tested it out— some major buffering problems when streaming to my iPad, and streaming to TV didn’t work at all. Network problems, or hardware problems?
I could upgrade the CPU/motherboard/RAM, but that wouldn’t fix the network problems. The TV had network problems with my laptop as well. 🤔
I've been working on ways to trick myself into reading books more, so I've deleted (most) social media apps off of my phone. Now, instead of scrolling endlessly thru four different timelines, I open my phone, go "oh, right" and then close it.
Unfortunately I have also lost my Kindle, so step two has not yet happened, but I'm getting there!
clutter & family dynamics Show more
My entire family is just a gang of pack rats; our house is basically one step away from a hoarder situation (not good). Once I get my clutter under control, I’ll start working on the parents to cut back on theirs.
Problems: dad is super sentimental, mom hoards “useful items” for crafts (aka trash she can upcycle). Not necessarily all that bad, but we are NOT organized and the house is piles on top of piles. 👻
Currently working on a hardcore decluttering of my living space. Pictured is about half of what I’m donating this week. 😱
My clutter: previously precious items no longer wanted, bad eBay buys, things I rescued from the dumpster, worn out or obsolete items. Things worth selling online will be sold, all else needs to be donated or dumped.
“Bad: a cishet author writing a queer-coded villain for a cishet audience for homophobic reasons
Good, sexy: a queer author writing a queer-coded villain for a queer audience for horny reasons”
"The “Real Linen Jacket” is manufactured by Banana using linen from surplus Irish mattress covers and the “Parachute Bag” is quilted from black and white nylon parachutes. Firefighter jackets are turned into handbags, pant liners into vests. Throughout the catalog are mentions of importing piles of surplus materials, journeys through the Panama Canal. These people were working their asses off to create this product and bring it to their shop in Mill Valley."
One of my favorite things is when people make really specific, in-depth websites dedicated to an unusual subject.
Like, for instance, this site dedicated to the pre-Gap Banana Republic, back when it was an army surplus resale store aimed at international travelers: https://www.secretfanbase.com/banana/
Finally watching a movie via #Plex on my TV, and I somehow turned on the previews feature?? I remember trying to get that set up on Windows, but it never worked. Yay, Linux!
I mean, I’d like it better if it played a preview in the same genre as the movie I’m watching, but whatever.
Folks, I’m seeing a lot of people recommend setting xpinstall.signatures.required to false to fix the Firefox extensions issue.
⚠️ DO NOT DO THIS! ⚠️
It disables signature checking on extensions which means that you open yourself up to malicious extensions if you install any new ones or if you have auto updates on.
Or go the officially recommended (but less private) route: https://mastodon.ar.al/@aral/102039553570119536
Queer #librarian living in SoCal. She/her. Currently trying to de-packrat my living space.
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