They All Went Through

Sep. 19th, 2017 06:35 am
calliopes_pen: (lost_spook Mina covets the ring)
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The rest of the nominations have been approved for Yuletide.

✔ Count Dracula (1977)
Characters
✔ Renfield (Count Dracula 1977)
✔ Jonathan Harker (Count Dracula 1977)
✔ Dracula (Count Dracula 1977)
✔ Mina Westenra Harker (Count Dracula 1977)

✔ Dracula (TV 1968)
Characters
✔ Jonathan Harker (Dracula TV 1968)
✔ Mina Harker (Dracula TV 1968)
✔ John Seward (Dracula TV 1968)
✔ Lucy Weston (Dracula TV 1968)

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Sep. 18th, 2017 06:36 pm
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And now [personal profile] lost_spook 's meme request.

Anyone else want to throw characters at me?
Read more... )
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[personal profile] john_amend_all's request for the Alternate Universes meme:

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One Fandom So Far, Two To Go

Sep. 18th, 2017 10:11 am
calliopes_pen: (lost_spook Lucy's throat Dracula's ring)
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My nomination list for Yuletide has partially been reviewed. So as of right now, I can confirm this one. I'll let people know when the others make it through.

✔ Dracula - Bram Stoker
Characters
✔ Golden Krone Innkeeper's Wife (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
✔ Jonathan Harker (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
✔ John Seward (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
✔ Dracula (Dracula - Bram Stoker)

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Sep. 17th, 2017 04:11 pm
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Sep. 16th, 2017 04:18 pm
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Sep. 16th, 2017 04:14 pm
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The first secret from this batch will be posted on September 23rd.



RULES:
1. One secret link per comment.
2. 750x750 px or smaller.
3. Link directly to the image.
- Doing it RIGHT: http://i.imgur.com/KuBug.png
- Doing it WRONG: http://imgur.com/KuBug

Optional: If you would like your secret's fandom to be noted in the main post along with the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret. If your secret makes the fandom obvious, there's no need to do this. If your fandom is obscure, you should probably tell me what it is.

Optional #2: If you would like WARNINGS (such as spoilers or common triggers -- list of some common ones here) to be noted in the main post before the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret.

Optional #3: If you would like a transcript to be posted along with your secret, put it along with the link in the comment!

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Sep. 15th, 2017 06:39 pm
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I found out what my computer model is. Until now, all I knew (since what was once written was lost to the mists of time, as the sticker wore off at some point) was it was just HP Compaq, since we hadn’t found the old paperwork for it as of yet. So I’m posting this mainly for my own sake, should I lose track of where I made a note of that.

HP Compaq dx2450 Microtower. I went to the support page for HP, and found the method for determining the type a particular model is.

So how did I find out? First, hit the plus sign around the Option 2 section. Their way didn’t work for me, and we never had HP Support Assistant in this computer, for whatever reason even back when it was still XP and would have had those original files. However, figure 1 mentions System Information. Typed in that, and the window that came up had everything, including a section for System Model. And there we have it.

Judging by this press release, it came out around April of 2008, if not earlier. Granted, my model was 32 bit, not the 64 bit they’re announcing. If that’s accurate, that means that the date I previously estimated is off by a few years. Should it make it another few months to 2018 prior to it being replaced, this one’s still going to have made it at least a decade. And should it still survive, we'll have it around as a spare, should its replacement have issues, or should Dad's laptop have problems down the line.
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This is a "chat" I posted to my Tumblr, today. And I'm posting it now, in response to This story segment from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, and the ensuing discussion.




Disabled Person: I need a wheelchair.

Wheelchair Manufacturer: We won't sell you one unless Medicare will pay for it*

Disabled Person: I need a wheelchair.

Medicare: Can you walk 20 feet?

Disabled Person: It's 40 feet from my front door to my bedroom...

Medicare: Can you walk 20 feet?

Disabled Person: I can, but it's excruciatingly painful, my balance is terrible, and I risk falling at every step.

Medicare: Then No.

Disabled Person: Why not?

Read more... )



*Footnote: Even if you are wealthy enough to purchase a wheelchair out-of-pocket, many suppliers still require proof of insurance. And even private insurers copy Medicare's policies when it comes medical equipment and mobility aids.

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Sep. 14th, 2017 06:55 pm
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Important Lesson from Florida

Sep. 14th, 2017 04:47 pm
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The guideline used to be have supplies sufficient to last three days in the case of a disaster. That was the typical time for government resources to have enough infrastructure repaired for people to be able to restock. 

However, Irma caused so much havoc over so much of Florida that eight days later food and other consumables can't get to some areas and the inhabitants there can't travel far enough to reach a supply source. Some people are described as "scraping the bottoms of their cupboards."

Keep at least a week's worth of canned food on hand. It remains safe to eat indefinitely as long as the cans are not ruptured, bulged or rusted. Two weeks is better. You can cycle through your reserves to keep them fresh, or give stuff to food banks once it gets older than you like. Turn cans with liquids in them over twice a year to help maintain palatability. 

Have a way to heat food which does not depend on your utilities. A camping stove is good, and these can often be found cheap at yard sales and such. 

Learn how to use bleach to treat water for drinking and cooking. Have coffee filters on hand to remove silt and such before using the bleach. 

Have at least one battery powered AM/FM/Weather radio with spare batteries. Have at least one flashlight for each person, also with spare batteries. There are actually radio-flashlight combinations with solar panels and generator cranks which can even charge cell phones. The Etón Scorpion II is a good example. Those aren't cheap, but could literally be lifesavers. 

Keep the same two-week buffer for medications, vitamins and other such supplies. 

AU writing meme

Sep. 14th, 2017 06:08 pm
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Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook and [personal profile] john_amend_all again:

Give me a character/pairing and I will write snippets of ten different alternate universes for it. One line, ten lines, a ficlet if you're lucky.
  • Wild West
  • Cyberpunk
  • Shapeshifters
  • Fantasy/Fairy Tale
  • . . . In SPACE!!
  • Apocalypse
  • Schoolfic
  • Emergency Services
  • Mirror Universe
  • Steampunk

(Previously used: Agnes Nitt, Baldrick, Black Widow, Rey and Captain America, Kermit and Miss Piggy, Rincewind, Del Trotter, Ford Prefect, Benton Fraser, FitzSimmons, the Doctor and River Song, Supergirl.)

No More HP Printers For Me

Sep. 14th, 2017 08:38 am
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Thanks to a firmware update from HP that was pushed yesterday, I believe I can safely cross off HP printers from my list of potential printer purchases.

Basically, the update blocks all non-HP ink from functioning correctly. There weren’t that many from HP that I had included on my list just yet, thanks to everybody's recommendations and advice (thank you for it, by the way) along the lines of Canon, Epson, and Brother.

This merely narrows the field a little more for me.

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Sep. 13th, 2017 06:40 pm
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KWLP is On the Air! 9-13-2017

Sep. 13th, 2017 04:21 pm
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KWLP is my little Internet radio show on DementiaRadio.org, 9 to 11 PM Wednesdays (Central time).

This week: Pirates v. Ninjas

Tune your streaming-audio app to listen.dementiaradio.org:8027 to listen!

Comment to vote for as many songs as you'd like to hear replayed next week; the top five total votes here, on IRC chat during the show, and on the Dementia Radio Facebook group will be replayed next week as REQUEST ROW. The top vote-getters for the whole year get played the last two shows of the year in our top-100 countdown.

LEADIN TRACK
Tom Smith - Talk Like a Pirate Day

CORN'S EXPENSIVE AT A BUCCANEER
"Captain Black Jack" Murphy - Psa - Talk Like a Pirate Day
Lazy Town   You Are A Pirate
Smashy Claw (feat. Dictionary Attack) - Pirate
Sci-Fried - Pirate Life

THE PIRATES WHO DO SOMETHING ELSE
Shel Silverstein - Captain Blackbeard Did What?
Ray Stevens - The Pirate Song
The Consortium of Genius - Bucket of Blood
The Arrogant Worms - Last Saskatchewan Pirate
Monty Python - Accountancy Shanty

IT'S NOT ALL RUM AND WENCHES
Stan Rogers - Barrett's Privateers
Sudden Death - Down With the Ship
Monty Python - Cannibalism

A WORD FROM SOMEBODY ELSE'S SPONSOR
Le Jizm - Mr. Pirated Anime Goods Seller

NOT SILENT BUT DEADLY- SILENT AND DEADLY
South Park - Ninja Song (Let's Fighting Love!)
SMPFilms - The Ninja Song
The Yordles - He's A Ninja  Remastered
Sci-Fried - Ninja Drinking Song
Incompetentia - Invisible Ninjas
Tom Smith - Redneck Ninjas
Kobi LaCroix - Jeremy the Ninja

ZOMBIES ALWAYS WIN 
Elvira - Zombie Stomp
Toyboat - Zombie Mamma
Insane Ian - Some Zombie by George Romero
Devo Spice - Brain Food
Jonathan Coulton - Re: Your Brains
The Consortium of Genius - Zombie Apocalypse Barbecue

REQUEST ROW
Da Vinci's Notebook - Internet Porn
Tom Lehrer - Smut
Denis Leary - Asshole
Avenue Q Original Cast - Everyone's a Little Bit Racist
Devo Spice - Gravity is Stupid

BONUS TRACK
Jimmy Buffett - A Pirate Looks at Forty


Note To Self

Sep. 13th, 2017 12:51 pm
calliopes_pen: (wolfbane_icons coffin Dracula fire)
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Next year, I will try to remember to nominate Dracula The Undead, by Freda Warrington. (Not the Dacre Stoker novel of the same name) I love that unofficial continuation of the novel, and I have a prompt I'd love to see written someday. I just never have room and/or never think to nominate it until I've already done my nominations.

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Sep. 12th, 2017 06:55 pm
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The Quest For A Printer Continues

Sep. 12th, 2017 01:50 pm
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For when I eventually replace the printer that I had to toss out, I have a question for those on my reading/friends list. I’ve only had inkjets from HP up until now (I don’t know the names right now) and that last one never really worked right, while the first lasted about 15 years before it died.

Would anyone recommend any particular Epson or Brother printer models? I only recently heard of them for the first time during my research, so I don't know much about those brands. Or is HP still a good one to stick with for inkjet printers, despite that last one? I considered the HP Envy 7640, but was turned away by bad reviews I was reading for that particular model.

What I'm looking for is a reliable color inkjet printer, even if it's primarily documents I would be printing.

Is laser better/cheaper in the long run?

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