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2017-08-09 09:40 am
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mysterious computer issues

I've been having weird issues with Google in Firefox (the results page that come up when I search for something looks like I'm missing a character set/ font?) It doesn't happen with other search engines or with Google in other browsers/ in the version of Firefox on my phone. I'm worried it's a malware related problem but my antivirus and anti-malware programs haven't turned up anything in scans...?

screenshot under cut )
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2017-08-07 09:10 am

Vividcon and vidding stuff

The Vividcon vidshows were awesome! (a rec list will be forthcoming) My vids seem to have gone over well, yay!

...and it turns out I was mistakenly scheduled to work this Monday, so I guess it was for the best that I couldn't go in person? (between this and the other complications, it kinda feels a bit like the universe was working against me re: VVC)

I'm really excited about some Equinox Exchange stuff I won't be able to talk about for months *reminds self to write down notes about vid for once*
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2017-06-18 02:14 pm

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I saw Wonder Woman again yesterday with a friend I went to high school with! It hold up really well to multiple viewings (I can't wait until I can  buy the DVD). We went to a street festival afterwards, and I found a  queer Nancy Drew/Cherry Ames-ish parody at a local bookstore which looks delightful.

I've made progress on Batwoman vid (I kinda need to go and plan this out more than I usually do)

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2017-05-25 04:34 pm
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The Hostas I got from a family friend haven’t been eaten yet, which is kind of amazing (there’s ~ 5 deer I see in the area on a semi regular basis and there’s also a new fawn around).

Prey continues to be really good (although I am redoing the last two missions I just did to try and prevent some npc deaths *insert swearing about the black box operators*)

The garlic I planted by the Irises is apparently growing (yay!) and I just realized that the Mysterious Plant I first saw last year is wild garlic.

The awesome Batwoman mug I ordered arrived! (I suspect FedEx doesn’t like Ohio, or something – It was four counties away a few days ago but then went to Pennsylvania where it was finally transferred to the USPS who got it to me within a day)

I’m been enjoying listening to the Leverage episode commentaries.
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2017-05-15 06:58 am

Videogames and Vividcon

I’m really enjoying Prey so far (and it’s gorgeous even on my laptop)! I think I may be around halfway through the game? (I’m trying not to spoil myself for once)

I'm excited for Vividcon! ...although my Vividcon vid submissions are somewhat complicated by the fact that I have an interview for a full-time position on Tuesday (I’m not sure if I will be able to attend if I get that since I’m not sure what the current vacation policy is) and I doubt I’ll hear back from them before the 26th (I have a couple of vids I want to submit to Nearly New).

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2017-05-05 12:08 pm
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Today's my day off so I spent the morning calling my Rep's office to complain, and calling my Senators' offices to urge them to vote against the AHCA (I'm sure Brown is going to vote against it, Portman seems on the fence at the moment). I got an actual busy signal for a while for Portman's local office, which I'm hoping is a good sign.

It's raining again, which is kinda annoying. It does look like one of the Irises I planted will bloom soon (the other ones are doing okay, but not nearly as well).
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2017-04-07 01:26 pm
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books and grumbling the weather

...there's snow outside *mutters about Ohio weather*
On the bright side, some of the books I ordered arrived (Henry Jenkin's Textual Poachers and Steven Capsuto's Alternative Channels).

I wonder if I could convince one of the local library systems to buy a copy of Textual Poachers despite the fact that it's technically a textbook (or I may just end up buying another copy of the 1992 edition off of Abe Books and donating it to them). One used to have a copy of it, but it apparently went missing at some point...
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2017-03-29 01:56 pm

a kinda update on The Vimeo Situation

…so now that timeline is along the lines of:

24 March 2017: Vimeo receives an email from IFPI referencing a 21 March email [which Vimeo did not in fact receive, according to Vimeo Support] and complaining that 16 videos are still accessible

24 March 2017 at 12:29 pm: Vimeo removes my video (and presumably the rest of the videos at the urls listed), sends me an email that it was removed, and and a message on Vimeo saying it was removed

Maybe it’s just me, but email stuffs sounds a bit… shady on IFPI’s part? And apparently the version of my vid on Vimeo only had 3 views at the time it was taken down. Also, the Vimeo Trust and Safety people are apparently reasonably prompt at answering stuff, so that's something.

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2017-03-24 06:43 pm

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Vimeo removed my 'Shake It Out' Down to Agincourt vid because of a copyright claim from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.1 The version on YouTube one is still up (and not blocked anywhere).

What's particularly frustrating is that I can't message Vimeo staff about what the claim was regarding (you have to be following at least one person to message anyone. I'm now following a few people (including Vimeo Staff) but I still can't message anyone at this time for whatever reason). I think it's because of the song, but I want to be sure.

In happier news, I planted irises and the ACHA got pulled for lack of votes.

[1] as a side note, I think my videos have had a grand total of four hits since I uploaded the vid in question (I was mostly using the account as a backup of my stuff)

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2016-08-01 09:55 pm
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Comics and Other Stuff

Got stuff from library book sale today!

A copy of ‘Crimson Peak’ (it might be useful for vidding at some point, disc had next to no scratches), ‘Maleficent’ (I’d been meaning to see it, and it looked like the disc would probably play), and two issues of She-Hulk (#1 and #12, since that’s what I saw).