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I had to Google myself to see how long I had LastPass. I can't recall but it feels like forever. I think it was since I still had a LiveJournal, and I deleted the last one of those (this blog) back in 2008. Google tells me I first wrote about it on Anti-AOL in 2009 and my Dreamwidth tags tell me I did so here in 2010, so I'd guess I've used it for at least 7 but possibly as long as 9 years.

Page confirmation after deleting LastPass tonight

But realizing there is no fix for the blank site list dropdown and blank search results in the Firefox add-on really does kind of enrage me:

  • Basic functionality - lists that populate on demand, search results that display as you type - have been missing for weeks, no one knows why and devs don't respond or fix issues
  • There's no workaround; the only workaround others advise (using the latest beta version) doesn't work for me
  • My own workaround doesn't work for me
  • We shouldn't have to scratch around for our own fixes or workarounds - LastPass has a paid and premium version, so the add-on owner makes money while bugs that wreck basic functionality go unfixed and people like me go nuts for all the fiddling with and wasted time trying to make it work or working around what's broken

Also unfixed (that I've dealt with personally; there's probably more)

  1. LastPass keeps telling you your Master Password is wrong though you watch yourself type it correctly; keeps giving you a big black X next to the password field (workaround: quit Firefox; restart and try again)
  2. If you get your Master Password wrong the password form field goes blank the second time and the search box goes blank on all successive tries (workaround: quit Firefox; restart and try again)
  3. LastPass will go weeks throwing an error on my Dreamwidth password for this blog, then will go just as long without throwing it, alternating with throwing the error only on my first log-in per session, but not on any successive log-in, alternated with throwing errors on every log-in within every session

Not a bug, but weird (1) or flat-out inexcusable (2):

  1. LastPass has different login dropdown styles on Dreamwidth; one is a long, stylish list in greyish-beige with a unique font that I see maybe once every 10 logins for no discernible reason on this site but no other; the other is the standard white background
  2. And I now think LastPass is what's hammering Firefox's memory usage and slowing it to a crawl, not Wordpress and not Firefox itself, like I previously thought.

I am just *gaaaah* so fucking done with LastPass.

YMI: ODJ -- 21 August 2017

Aug. 21st, 2017 04:55 am
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ODJ: PLOD FOR GOD

August 21, 2017 


He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another and one bag of silver to the last—dividing it in proportion to their abilities (v.15). 

READ: Matthew 25:14-30 

This morning, I was out jogging when I decided to walk a bit. Just then a trim runner sprinted towards me, glancing at his watch as he passed. “This is embarrassing,” I thought. “What must he think of me?” Five minutes later he passed me going in the other direction. It looked like he was running wind sprints back and forth while I ambled along. I got out of there as fast as I could (which wasn’t very!).

Sometimes I’m embarrassed by more gifted ‘runners’ in the kingdom of God as well. But I needn’t be. Jesus said God has given each of us responsibilities according to our abilities (Matthew 25:15). We who have “two bags of silver” need not be jealous of those who are given “five”. God isn’t impressed by our talents (even five bags is still a “small amount” in His eyes, see v.21), but He does applaud our faithfulness. And so the servant who’s diligent with two bags receives the same praise as the one who invests five (vv.21-23).

We can lament over the three bags we don’t have, or we can focus on the two bags we do possess. William Carey was a poor, self-educated British cobbler. He wasn’t on anyone’s fast track. But he said, “I can plod. I can persevere to any definite pursuit.” Carey took longer than most to get up to speed, but his enthusiasm to reach the world for Jesus finally brought him to India, where he became known as the father of modern missions.

Not many of us can run wind sprints in the kingdom of God. But we all can plod. Day after ordinary day, we can work diligently, serve others and pray for opportunities to lead them to Jesus. Look at the ‘silver’ in your hands. Whatever the amount, it’s enough to hear from God, “Well done, my good and faithful servant” (v.23).

—Mike Wittmer

365-day-plan: Luke 17:20-37

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Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 to learn how we should think about our place in the kingdom of God. 
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What talents has God given you? How are you using them to serve others in the kingdom of God? What else may God be calling you to do? 

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Aug. 21st, 2017 08:23 am
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Photo of small plant growing from the ceiling

По фото не очень понятно, что это за белая плоскость, откуда растёт кустик, но поверьте — это потолок.
It is not obvious, but that white surface,where the plant is growing, is actually a ceiling.


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Aug. 20th, 2017 11:57 pm
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So turns out yet another guy who loudly, publicly self-pleasures over his own "feminism" treats the women in his life like shit.

This is my totally shocked face.

If a man's a feminist, he's probably fine. Most men are, after all. My husband's a feminist. But if a man is LOUD about his feminism? If he transparently thinks he's a better man than all other men because he's a feminist? No. Get away. Better to date a guy with a boob inspector ballcap who makes "get me a sandwich, woman!" jokes.

I especially love how he blames the patriarchy for his actions instead of himself. Outside of Hollywood and certain gross internet corners, cheating on your wife, particularly multiple times with much younger women over whom you have power, is seen as completely disgusting.
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 We only have slight colds.

It's annoying though, we are still on holiday and meant to be having a good time.

Hopefully we will be better tomorrow. 

I got the news this morning that my Mum's cousin - we always called her Auntie - passed away last night. She was very full of life in her heyday, intelligent and always had an entertaining story to tell, usually one of her mishap filled "adventures".

Alas she did not deal with diabetes well. Might as well have been called denialbetes and in the past few years it all caught up with her severely. Look after yourself people. Some things really don't go away on their own.
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Well, uhm, there are times that I'm not crazy about the internet or a society that provides a bit too much information.

For example? I could live without knowing the inner personal lives of television actors and writers. And I'm not quite sure what to make of Kai Cole's blog post about her marriage to Joss Whedon and subsequent break-up. Goes to show you, it's apparently really hard to stay married in Hollywood or faithful.

Whedon is in his fifties. According to the post, he allegedly had an affair with many of the actresses on the set of Buffy and various other series during his marriage. (I wondering right about now if that would explain his relationship with Eliza Dusku?) I already know that Boreanze did the same thing. In fact Charisma Carpenter once let it slip that the set was like the love boat, with everyone hooking up with each other. But I didn't realize Whedon had. Whedon had power, so that is sort of...unethical. It's also not surprising, because people in Hollywood have always done that.
[SMG has been smart about this, not said anything about what happened on the set or backstage. David Boreanze has been tightlipped as well. CC and Marsters not so much.]

It does blow the lid off of the happy marriage they appeared to have, and their ideal life.

Also, if true, it puts an interesting...twist on a lot of things...that I've picked up on over the years. But I am skeptical, mainly due to how it came out. It seems odd to just blog about it. I'm thinking this was not a pleasant divorce, and there's a bit of bitterness there?


I honestly don't know. Don't really care. I never worshipped Whedon. I don't worship writers. Nor did I see him as a feminist. And I've been, as you know, highly critical of his work.

Stuff...and one good thing

Aug. 20th, 2017 08:37 pm
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1. Already irritated for various reasons not worth going into, a shelf fell on my head, while I was attempting to get my grill out from the lower shelf. Luckily only plastic ware was on the shelf. The little plastic thingamigs that held said shelf in place broke off or came undone for no discernible reason and the shelf fell. This is worrying me, because its the second shelf that's fallen. And I don't know if the shelves holding my glasses will follow suit. I complained to the super but the prior shelf, but nothing.

So, am sending an email to management company tomorrow to advise that the shelves keep falling and it's dangerous. And I need someone to fix the shelves that they clearly constructed in a poor and faulty manner.

2. I have eclipse glasses, whether I'll use them or not, no clue. I will be working at the time. And the eclipse is around 2:45 PM. I've set my television to record the news specials on it, where they are showing it live around the country.

Also there aren't really that many trees around my building or places to see it. I work in a city.

Apparently there are people out there who have no idea what an eclipse is. One wonders about our educational system.

Actually, I've been wondering about it since the Doofus got elected.

3. Here's a nifty Trailer for a Television Anthology Series Based Solely on Philip K. Dick stories entitled Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams. It's apparently Australian produced, with Bryan Cranston and Ronald Moore at the executive producing, show-running, etc helm. Amazon has rights in the US, Channel 4 has rights in Great Britain.

4. Bloody tired of the seemingly endless debate on the ugly confederate statues and monuments.

Anyhow, I got irritated enough to waste time doing a bit of research on the topic.

The NY Times has a good article about the bloody statues, which were erected by, the Daughters of the Confederacy, along with various other white supremacists over time. Confederate Statues and Our History"

And Where and When they Were Erected -- although not sure how accurate that is.
Read more... )
From: Confederate Monuments History..

* From the Atlantic The Stubborn Persistence of Confederate Monuments
Read more... )
* Aha, found the article stating that the silly statues were mass produced from pre-fabricated parts and as artistic as well the wrought iron molding on your gate, although some people see that as art, I guess.

Read more... )
Why Those Confederate Soldier Statues Look a Lot Alike

* List of Hate Speech Cases From the US Supreme Court Note, Hate Speech is NOT protected under the First Amendment. But, most people don't know what it is.
Read more... )
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23andme is enrolling for a new study on depression and bipolar disorder.

qualifications:
You are 18-50 years old and live in the United States.
You have access to a desktop or laptop computer; smartphones and tablets will not work with this study.
You have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder.
You have been prescribed medication to treat major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder.
You are willing to provide a saliva sample for DNA testing.
You are willing to complete online study sessions over the course of nine months. Each study session takes between 10-30 minutes and may include surveys and a series of cognitive tests online.

If you have been diagnosed with major depression, or bipolar disorder I, or bipolar disorder II by a medical professional and you meet the other criteria listed above, you may be eligible to participate in this study.

What you get:
If you are new to 23andMe, when you participate in this study, not only will you contribute to this first-of-its-kind research and help us take a step toward learning more about the genetics of depression and bipolar, but you will also experience 23andMe for yourself and receive over 70 personalized genetic reports online about your health, ancestry and traits.

https://www.23andme.com/depression-bipolar/

plans and changes of plans

Aug. 20th, 2017 10:23 pm
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Well, work has officially turned Stupid[tm] to the tune of at least several months of 11-hour shifts that are timed pretty much to annihilate my mornings and force me to deal with people (in general and specifically with people I do not like). Midnight-11am shifts all week, whhhyyy.

because the fuckweasel that actually runs the site I work at needs to die, that's why

On the upside, I'll have more days off the week because there are only so many hours?


Meanwhile, [community profile] lionswap has opened signups but I'm taking a day or two or so to get my ducks in a row and decide what I want to be doing before I throw up my own -- a bit because I want to see how things shake out (and how many people seem to aggressively ignore OR-matching, which so far amounts to "too fucking many"), a bit because I refuse to rush and panic, and mainly because I have other things chewing on my brainstem right this moment.

Because truly, a grand and glorious Thing[tm] was hatched after too many months of nothing and we managed a frabjous stunt off in Projects land, oh yes ~

And I have faaaar~ too much lovely Gundam wrinkles to poke at to worry about dealing with LD fans not grokking OR-matching and pitching fits over signups that dare to not want porn (get ready, children, because I'll be adding to that pile ahahahahha) --

Aw, Jerry Lewis

Aug. 20th, 2017 08:06 pm

travels

Aug. 20th, 2017 05:28 pm
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Went on an overnight trip thing Fri-Sat.

We camped! In a tent! That I pitched! At the beach!!!

Back. Today am very tired, not feel great today; restaurants are dangerous.

Tomorrow is Eclipse Day. Need to go very early because everyone will be go place do thing!

Should repack car. Keep going flat instead. Flat cat. Mrrrr... zzzz...

Sunday Yardening

Aug. 20th, 2017 06:08 pm
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Today is sunny and hot, ugh.  I made it out to water plants and pick a pepper for Doug's supper. 

Poem: "To Appreciate Small Victories"

Aug. 20th, 2017 02:01 pm
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This poem is spillover from the March 7, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] kyleri, [livejournal.com profile] rix_scaedu, and [personal profile] sweet_sparrow. It also fills the "anxiety" square in my 3-1-17 card for the Disability Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings. It features prison inmates, group therapy, a show soup with some goat features including syndactyly and prey instincts, references to adaptive equipment, vulgar and intrusive talk, spitball leading to a prey reaction, refusal to apologize, speciesist language, discussion of disabilities, adoption issues, learning to compensate for a lost hand, and other challenges. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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One Last Drop by Nicole Field

Aug. 21st, 2017 08:00 am
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One Last Drop, Nicole Field, Less Than Three Press, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Published: August 2017 by Less Than Three Press
Format reviewed: E-book (mobi)
Genres: Romance, LGBTQIA
Source: NetGalley
Available: Publisher (electronic only)

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rory is a university student — and she’s just a little too fond of drinking and partying. But when she woke up with no memory of the evening, or the person beside her and what they did, that was the last straw.

Getting help seems the obvious first step, but it’s still hard to walk into the AA meeting, and harder still to stick to her goals.

But if she wants a chance to make things work with the beautiful Michelle, and further explore the submissive side she’s ignored, she’s going to have to commit to recovery and pull her life together, no matter how difficult that seems.

One Last Drop is a f/f romance that tackles some big issues but ultimately left me unsatisfied.

The primary focus of the story is Rory’s alcoholism and her ongoing recovery. It starts at Rory’s first AA meeting which gives a pretext for the skillful delivery of a traumatic backstory without making the reader experience it directly. As a teetotaler, I appreciated the way the story highlighted the alcoholic culture not only of university life but of society more generally. There were also some poignant moments examining shame and the way this manifests–particularly in Rory’s desire to keep her problem a secret and how this undermines her by depriving her of a support network.

However, the latter point was weakened somewhat by shallow characterisation. The close third-person perspective allows us to see what’s going on for Rory, but the characters around her felt flat. Michelle in particular came across as less of a character to connect to and more as a role: that of love interest and mature role-model for Rory to potentially grow into. When the trauma in Michelle’s background came up, it caught me by surprise, as there hadn’t been any foreshadowing. Perhaps this was by design–people don’t foreshadow their traumas in real life–but it left me feeling ambivalent.

The story takes a positive stance towards support groups and therapy, which I appreciated. I also liked the interplay between addiction and BDSM; Michelle is quite firm in not allowing Rory to avoid taking responsibility for her addiction by hiding in her new role as a submissive. Readers should not expect much in the way of onscreen sex. Instead, as is common for Field’s stories, the scene fades to black.

All in all, One Last Drop had some elements I liked, but I feel it ultimately failed to live up to its potential.

Mirrored from Earl Grey Editing.

Very Short Introductions

Aug. 20th, 2017 02:30 pm
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Public service announcement: Powell's Books is having a buy two, get one free sale on Oxford's "Very Short Introductions" series. These little books are extremely useful if you want to quickly bone up on a subject!

Bear in mind that the sale applies only to new books. If you just want to browse and see what takes your fancy, I recommend searching "very short introduction" and then limiting the search to new books. You will have to keep scrolling, because there are literally hundreds of books in the series. Or, of course, you can just search on the particular topics you're interested in. Note that the page announcing the sale only lists a handful of titles, but all titles in the series are eligible.

Heroic Action

Aug. 20th, 2017 01:35 pm
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Three drag queens save a gaybashing victim.

"Growing up gay, I’ve been picked on and bullied and there comes a time when you fight back and you don’t care if you’ll get hurt or what happens to your wig."

<3 heroic speeches.
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Interstellar was by far one of the best movies of 2014 and the film score by Hans Zimmer was a driving force behind the greatness and depth of the film over all. The piece titled S.T.A.Y. in the original soundtrack is one of my favourite of the entire soundtrack. It is hard not to feel small and yet part of something larger when listening to this song.

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