His boundless enthusiasm and creativity were an inspiration, and he was a delight to hang out with. The first instructions my manager at Virtual Hammer gave me were to check with her, or some other sensible adult, if my grandmanager gave me instructions that didn't seem to make sense. He operated by throwing ideas at the wall and seeing what stuck. His capacity for idea-throwing seemed to have no end. And yet we are come to the end of it, now. The world is less awesome, today.
I have no experience with this brand. My father-in-law recommended it since he knows I use Ubuntu. So far, so good.
The packaging is a little excessive, but it's reusable, which is nice. I'll probably stash my old laptop in here.
Here's my new baby. Her name is Marlowe. I love her. She's 64-bit, which is new to me but doesn't seem to have caused any problems, and her resolution is 2560x1440, which if you ask me is a little excessive. For the first time in my computer-owning life I've had to set a minimum font size in my Firefox preferences, because otherwise every site's text is too tiny.
I've mostly finished transferring my files over. Just waiting on Dropbox to sync now.
(I had not entered it yet. But I do have 20 books in my catalogue that mention the Hugo awards somewhere in their metadata.)
Anyone have interest in a comm to discuss, well, this sort of stuff?
For people who are interested in/curious about/like reading about movement practices (and other miscellaneous somatic practices) which may or may not be "sports"), and in thinkiness about how they affect/are affected by our experiences of being in bodies?
I'd want it to be a place where people can share and compare experiences (and books and films and random thoughts) across disciplines. I want to know how my experiences with climbing relate to other people's experience with ballet, or yoga, or Brazilian ju-jitsu. Or long walks. I want to hear from people who don't do a particular movement practice any more because of reasons. Or why a particular practice conects for a particular person. I want a place to discuss how mental illnesses affect/are affected by our movement practices, or how we juggle movement practices with mobility impairment or chronic pain, and what all of that means for ideas of "fitness", and how/if we do these things in bodies which aren't "ideal" or don't fit conventional standards for "sportiness". I want to talk about gender, obviously. And what it means when we have sports injuries or do activities involving some level of risk, or other things which are not considered "healthy". And whether ballet pointe shoes are or aren't like climbing shoes, and how one learns to fall in all the different activities that involve falling, and all the possible cross-activity forms of geekery, as concrete or theoretical as we can manage.
ALL THE THINGS.
Anyone else possibly interested?
Current plan is to sing the song about the thousand eggs until someone in the audience volunteers to mod instead. (Alternatively, we just cast some omens and discuss whichever lines of the text Amaat wills.)
But now I am curious, what tune do you get the egg song stuck in your head to? I get stuck with "Make new friends, but keep the old", the old Brownie Girl Scout round:
Make new friends/ but keep the o-old
A thousand eggs/ all nice and wa-arm
One is silver/ and the other gold
Peep-peep peep peep a-/ nother chick is born.
It scans better with three peeps than four, and you have to sing nine-nine-nine eggs instead of nine-hundred-ninety-nine (etc.) but other than that it works pretty well. It's even a round so it would work really well for ancillary units and/or cars full of small children to sing ad infinitum!
("The Station Goes Around The Sun" is always Farmer in the Dell in my head, by the way, even though I know there are other tunes for it out there. The circle game would even work!)
- dark grey spraypaint
- four little wood letters from the craft store, the sort people use in interior decorating, to spell out LOVE or FAMILY or HOME or EAT. Mine spell out DOOM.
The guy at the cash register, laughing: "I take it that's not meant to spell out MOOD." Why, no, it wasn't. :D
Any website* [see ETA below] can be set up to allow access to your Lastpass vault without a hacker knowing or using your Lastpass Master Password. Mr. L33t "Are people really using this Lastpass thing?" Hakkor here indicates hackers can go in and delete your existing passwords without your knowledge or permission. Yes, I'm grateful he found this bug, but no, he doesn't need to be a total asswipe about it.
But the latest Lastpass "fix" version ALSO has a bug (at least in Firefox latest on Win10 Pro) that I just found.
If this is your setup then set a "don't re-prompt" flag (for Master Password entry) IMMEDIATELY or Lastpass won't work. ETA2: you can take anything between this and the next ETA under advisement, but I haven't been able to repeat the success I had in further attempts after posting.
This isn't the most fun (ETAnth: and wow, I really wasn't kidding; what a mess) I'll ever have writing about Lastpass. I wasn't going to post anything until I saw news of the zero day flaw and installed Lastpass's "fix" version, only to run into this problem on the first site (Dreamwidth) that I tried to log into.
OK, so say that, like me, you've set Lastpass to make you type in a Master Password before you log into a website, then once it gets your Master Password, that it autofills your username and password for you.
With the new "fix" version, if you don't check "don't re-prompt" and select a time frame (I selected 24 hours) Lastpass WILL NOT autofill your username or password (or it will, but somehow the login will still fail with a "wrong password" message and then the form fields will return blanked out; see ETAs below).
A question I have: are the blank form fields and the re-prompt on infinite loop? I'm not sure, but after Dreamwidth warned me I'd be booted for too many log-in attempts (because a blank field somehow equals a wrong password, in this case?) after four tries I gave up trying to do it the right way and went for the "don't re-prompt" box. Luckily my first instinct as to what was wrong was right.
tl;dr ad infinitum, dudes
Fix the latest Lastpass bug with this new version of Lastpass;
if you have Lastpass set to prompt for Master Password before you log into each website, then before you log in, check the "don't re-prompt" box and select a timeframe, or you won't be able to log in - the form fields will NOT be autofilled and Lastpass will simply re-prompt for your Master Password in a seemingly (and quite possibly) endless loop.
ETA1: while Lastpass writes that pulling off the zero-day flaw would "require tricking a user via a phishing attack into going to a malicious website", the bug-finder says no, that's not true: any website can insert malicious code to view, modify, delete or steal the contents of your Lastpass vault.
ETA2a: The above fix worked on a newer tablet running Windows 10 but does not work on an older HP laptop I've been using since posting about this. Logging into Dreamwidth on the latter, the form fields are, in fact, being auto-filled, but are erased after log-in should occur. The log-in then fails with the "wrong password" message from Dreamwidth. Setting the "don't re-prompt" flag changes nothing; it was just rinse and repeat until my IP got banned for too many attempts. On my final retry I went into the Vault and copied/pasted my password directly into the form field.
Which puts my plaintext Dreamwidth password directly into Windows memory and is a really, really stupid thing to do.
And in copying it out from my Vault, I was supposed to have to enter my Master Password once again to even have access to it, but the prompt for that was turned off, so I was able to just copy it directly (yet another bug/security vulnerability).
I then tried to log into live.com (Dreamwidth and Live are the same websites I tried for my earlier version of this post) but this time the form fields on Live auto-filled just fine so I was logged in immediately.
I don't have an answer to the what's going on with Dreamwidth, nor how to get around the log-in problem without directly filling out the password field like I just did, but I'm not reporting it, because the version of Lastpass causing this issue will be considered unstable or not widely used, so would probably be relegated to low-priority for bug-fixing.
I'd actually suggest not using the "fix" version of Lastpass, because it seems to be breaking more than it's fixing (it's also breaking Dreamwidth's CSS on the log-in and log-in failure pages). On Dreamwidth, where it's literally not working at all, and on Live, where it seems to be working at least from my laptop, I'm getting the green bar along the top after my DW log-in failures and Live log-in successes saying, "Save this site?" when I already did - isn't that why I'm having a problem, after all?
On top of that, I'm starting to wonder about corporate responsibility and if Lastpass should go take a hike.( Rant time... )
Marie Rutkoski, The Winner's Kiss: This is book 3 in a fantasy YA trilogy that I am not exactly sure why I read; I guess I felt like I owed it to the series after reading the first two. Fantasy Greece versus Fantasy Rome. I was not very invested in the (straight) romance. But the ending showdown with the villain was pretty good.
What I'm Reading Now
Comics Wednesday! So many comics!
( All-New All-Different Avengers #12, Black Panther #4, Captain America Steve Rogers #3, Captain Marvel #7, Civil War II #4, Civil War II: Choosing Sides #3, Civil War II: Ulysses Infinite Comic #3, International Iron Man #5, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #9, Ms. Marvel #9, New Avengers #14, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #10, Uncanny Avengers #11 )
What I'm Reading Next
No idea. Books.
In Firefox, in accordance with my settings:
- when I open a new tab I get a blank page, and for most use cases I open a new tab, not a new window.
- when I start Firefox I get my previous windows and tabs.
- sometimes I need to open a new window. When that happens, Firefox shows me its fucking default start page. And so far I haven't been able to find the setting to tell it to give me a blank page instead. I could just change the homepage to something else, but I want a blank page. I want not to have my executive function stymied by "there is a thing there! Thing is not what I expected to see! What do?"
Edit: I set my homepage to "about:newtab". This worked. /o\
So I guess I'm diurnal now.
We did laundry today! (Super exciting.) When we got back from the laundromat we saw some roofing guys working on the building next to ours. We were worried, but since we hadn't had any notice of any projects going on we figured they were only going to work on that one.
So we went to bed--I needed a nap and she needed some actual sleep before work tonight--and then we were jolted awake about an hour ago by palettes being dropped on the roof. We're on the top floor, btw. =\
Wife is too tired to get upset. So I get mad for her and try calling the landlord (no answer), knocking on the landlord's daughter's door (no answer), and then finally asking the roofers how long this is going to take (they didn't know?????). A tenant from the other building informed me that they had gotten fliers put up by their mailboxes to notify them about this. Lucky them. =\\\\\\\
By the time I was done running around trying to find answers, the noise had stopped. But Chris decided to go over to her dad's house to sleep anyway, just in case. It would suck if something started up at, like, two when she was dead asleep.
I'll try calling the landlord again later. She could have warned us??? She could have mentioned it when I called her last weekend to let her know we had our rent ready for her?????? Ugh.