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After due consideration (don't that sound hoity-toity?) I've decided to take this place Friends-Only.  Fic and icons will be posted on comms, with just a link from here. 
 
Leave a comment if you'd like to be added, and if I've seen you around the comms...
gritsinmisery: (Martha tells all)
Apparently the crack-down on LBGTQA* content on LJ is happening soon. I'm going to delete my graphics and fic LJs this morning. I haven't posted to either in years; they're mirrored on DW, the fics are all on AO3 IIRC, and the graphics are laughably amateur. If for any reason this screws up an icon for anybody lemme know and we'll fix it.
 
I don't know if I'll actually let go of my personal LJ or not; I have a couple of good friends who are LJ-only and I haven't looked into the logistics of how they can see my DW posts on their LJ friends feeds / I can comment on their posts w/o using a LJ account. When I work out the former I may wipe my LJ clean but keep the account; dunno if the latter is possible.
 
You were warned.
gritsinmisery: (Beardy Masters appreciation society)
Somebody a month or so ago had posted about it being their Nth anniversary on LiveJournal, and since it was a particularly old friend, I looked mine up, too.
 
I'm not certain if congratulations or commiserations are in order, but it is my TENTH anniversary on LJ.
gritsinmisery: (monty python)
[personal profile] elfbert has let folks know that electronic download versions of some of stories are posted here.

This is the link to the full info.

You might want to check on your own works.

DO check your name in the search box in the upper right hand corner as the alphabetical listings are screwed up. If it comes up with [yourhandle].pdf, you're probably in the clear.

Also you have to give your credit card details before downloading, which means these folks are charging for fanfic or at least grabbing CC numbers for nefarious purposes. Anyway, not a nice site.

So check for your name my friends.

F'instance, all of [personal profile] copperbadge's stuff is here...
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gritsinmisery: (Martha tells all)
A handy-dandy info-graphic on your First Amendment rights:


Vino reccy

Dec. 7th, 2013 09:43 pm
gritsinmisery: (state of play)
The wines of Blue Rock Vineyard.  All made from grapes sustainable-farming-grown on 100 acres of low-yield serpentine-filled hillside in the Alexander Valley.  Whether you go for the red blend Baby Blue, the Blue Rock Cabernet Sauvignon, or the Blue Rock Best Barrels which varies by varietal from year to year and may not happen some years, you can't beat the taste for the price.  Not your US$10 blend or your $20 Cab, but they sure as hell taste better.

PSA

Mar. 21st, 2013 07:57 am
gritsinmisery: (Martha tells all)
RapidShare will begin deleting content on April 3.

http://www.geek.com/articles/news/rapidshare-to-delete-user-files-as-5gb-free-account-limit-kicks-in-20130319/

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57574924-93/rapidshare-scraps-unlimited-storage-with-short-notice/

While it's possible that some people will start paying to keep their content there, it's more probable that most people won't.

gritsinmisery: (Martha tells all)
My baby brother just got his electricity e-bill.
gritsinmisery: Dancing Baby Groot! (My Mucha)

“I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer, born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace and propelled by compressible flow.”
via Piled Higher and Deeper

PROMS!!!

Jul. 16th, 2012 10:04 am
gritsinmisery: (Doctor Who)
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is finally, finally making the trip across the Pond for Proms.  Odd that it's taken this long, since Slatkin and Robertson have both been conductors of the BBC Orchestra; you'd think they'd be old, familiar friends.  (Yes, I know Slatkin was rather vilified whilst in residence. IDGI.)  Anyway, the Radio Times lists the concert (Prom 71; Tuesday, 4 September) as one of the eight not to miss.
 
Also, here's the line up for Last Night.
 
I certainly hope the Comm Which Shall Not Be Named puts up both.

gritsinmisery: (state of play)
Does anyone have a favorite recipe for rice pudding where the rice is previously cooked?  For some unknown reason I ended up with a lot of leftover rice from dinner tonight -- way more than just "eat it for lunch" leftovers.
 
My mom used to make it by gosh and by guess depending on how much rice she had left after supper, but she never bothered to pass on approximate rice / milk / egg / sugar / vanilla ratios.  I'd prefer a stove (cooker) -top version, since it's 97° F (36° C) outside at the mo' and I'd rather not turn on the oven.
gritsinmisery: (monty python)
...but boy did he ever this time: review of Brave on rogerebert.com.

I mean, he could have just not printed that last sentence, and I'd have nodded my head and just been forewarned that Pixar had gone all Disney on us with the storyline.  But with twenty little words, Ebert outs himself as a doddering old sexist, cis-privileged jerk.
 
Yo, Rog -- you'll probably be the first person on the planet with a keyboard-to-speech device that speaks in your very own (previously-recorded) voice.  Drag your damn' mind into the 21st century along with it, eh?

Summer!

Jun. 14th, 2012 10:24 pm
gritsinmisery: Dancing Baby Groot! (My Mucha)
Fireflies!  Yes, I was out in my back yard chasing them at dusk.
 
Peaches!  The local ones are in, and soooo juicy.
 
Sweet corn!  Our favorite truck farm says they'll be picking in another week or so.  The early heat was bad for the cabbage and other cool-weather crops, but means the corn ripened early.

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