gritsinmisery: (Default)
2019-10-17 08:19 am

Going Friends-Only



After due consideration (don't that sound hoity-toity?) I've decided to take this place Friends-Only. Leave a comment if you'd like to be added, and if I've seen you around the comms...
gritsinmisery: Dancing Baby Groot! (My Mucha)
2017-07-16 05:43 pm
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The fic DW looks better

I fixed the broken header and background images in [personal profile] grittyfic . Don't know that I'll be bothered to do so in [personal profile] grittyicons , since it won't make much difference unless I go find and upload all the images I published, too.
 
Fucking Photobucket.
gritsinmisery: (monty python)
2017-07-08 01:47 pm
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Please pardon the mess

Photobucket have decided that they want to charge me to let other sites access my photos there. Since I don't use it for anything other than storage for my DW / LJ images, I'm damned if I'll fork over a plugged nickel (yas, old GRITS is old) to them. So I'm slowly migrating images to places where they'll show up on my blog when I use them.
 
Finding my header image may take a while... And of course [personal profile] grittyicons  is effed for the foreseeable future b/c that will mean a complete overhaul. If I bother.
 
gritsinmisery: (Martha tells all)
2017-04-13 06:27 am

Hitting the Balete Button

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)
2016-03-20 09:01 am
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That's one-fifth of my life, or nearly

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)
2015-04-13 08:14 pm
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Passing on a heads-up to fic writers

[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...
gritsinmisery: (state of play)
2014-04-02 10:13 pm

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Go to JaffeAward.com for additional information.
gritsinmisery: (Martha tells all)
2014-02-11 05:42 pm
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Ursulav said "repost at will" so I am:

A handy-dandy info-graphic on your First Amendment rights:


gritsinmisery: (state of play)
2013-12-10 01:30 pm
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gritsinmisery: (state of play)
2013-12-07 09:43 pm

Vino reccy

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.
gritsinmisery: (Martha tells all)
2013-03-21 07:57 am

PSA

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)
2012-08-29 09:40 pm

Welcome to the way they do it in NOLA

My baby brother just got his electricity e-bill.
gritsinmisery: Dancing Baby Groot! (My Mucha)
2012-08-26 10:03 am

We've lost a prince among geeks


“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

gritsinmisery: (Doctor Who)
2012-07-16 10:04 am
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PROMS!!!

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)
2012-06-24 07:24 pm
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Share, please

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.