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    Monday, July 21st, 2014
    6:06 pm
    Happy birthday seawasp!
    Monday, August 19th, 2013
    4:49 pm
    Renamed my account
    I am changing the name from slrose to shana, now that the name is available.
    Sunday, July 21st, 2013
    5:11 pm
    Happy birthday to seawasp
    Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
    1:55 pm
    I'm okay.  We lost power Monday evening, and ConEd won't say when it will be restored, but other than that we're doing fairly well.

    We have water, (although no hot water) and a gas stove, and food and drink, and candles and batteries for the flashlights and lamps.

    I'll be going back to work tomorrow, and will try to catch up online if the Internet is working.

    I have limited battery time on this laptop, so Happy Birthday to redrose999 !
    Saturday, November 19th, 2011
    2:43 pm
    BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way
    Signal boosting from seawasp

    Originally posted by write_light at BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way

    From the flist: 



    Spread the word, even you're not a US citizen, it is important for everyone!! It easy to do and it can change everything. More info by clicking on the banner.

    Website Blocking

    The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.

    Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users

    It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.

    Chaos for the Internet

    Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn't be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.


    Read this analysis from boing-boing.net

    Get on the phone and call your representative. Express your disapproval. Tell him or her exactly how you feel, and that you don't support this. Tell your friends to call their representatives, their Congressperson, and complain. Mention that you are a registered voter that takes your civic responsibility seriously and that you will use that vote to express your feelings about this.

    http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_60/Internet-Companies-Boost-Hill-Lobbying-210345-1.html?pos=olobh

    “We support the bill’s stated goals — providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign ‘rogue’ websites that are dedicated to copyright infringement or counterfeiting,” the Internet companies wrote in Tuesday’s letter. “Unfortunately, the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities, private rights of action and technology mandates that would require monitoring of websites.”  The chamber-led coalition in support of the bill includes Walmart, Eli Lilly & Co. and Netflix.

    Google and other opponents of the legislation argue that restricting the Internet in the U.S. sets a bad international precedent and that the language defines infringing too broadly.

    Sunday, August 28th, 2011
    3:08 pm
    Post hurricane report
    We're fine; we didn't lose power and I slept through the worst of it. (We had lots of battery powered lamps and flashlights ready, though.)

    It looks like what we got was sustained winds of about 30-40 mph, with tropical storm force gusts. And the fact that the storm moved through faster than predicted meant less rain than predicted.

    I haven't been out, but my car looks okay and all visible trees are still where they should be.

    Current Mood: relieved
    Sunday, October 31st, 2010
    9:42 am
    Happy birthday to redrose999!
    Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
    12:21 pm
    Saturday, May 15th, 2010
    5:46 pm
    Warning!
    Reading the filk below the cut tag may cause an earworm:

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    Sunday, April 18th, 2010
    8:11 pm
    Home again...
    Travel is exhausting. I had to repack my suitcase twice to get everything to fit, discarding stuff like bubble bath and sunscreen. And I was barely under the weight limit. I would have bought more souvenirs for people, but I realized in time that I wouldn't have room.

    A good night's sleep should help a lot, so I'm going to bed early, after I finish unpacking.

    I had a good time, and I may go again sometime.
    Thursday, April 15th, 2010
    8:36 pm
    Monday, April 12th, 2010
    6:53 am
    At Disney World. Now off to try to catch the first bus to the Animal Kingdom.

    I hope to have time to read my f-list when I get back for a nap. Or after dinner.

    Current Mood: sleepy
    Friday, April 2nd, 2010
    8:58 pm
    Friday, January 15th, 2010
    8:43 pm
    Five things make a post...
    1. Despite telling me that 'we don't need a new TV' and 'it's too big', once I got it set up my mother loves the 32" HDTV I got for the living room. (It was this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U3YK48/ref=ox_ya_oh_product -- and it isn't too big for the stand.)

    2. I set up the Wii Fit on the other TV. I am starting very slowly -- the longest session I've done so far is six minutes. My chiropractor thinks that's a good idea, as she sees a lot of Wii Fit injuries. My feeling is, if I do six minutes a day, that's a better investment than a gym membership where I might remember to go once or twice a month. I figure I'll work my way up to longer sessions; it's only been three days, after all.

    3. Babies are cute. And ten week old babies are much easier to lift than year old ones.

    4. My ToeWarmers boots are fabulous; I only need one pair of socks with them, even when the temperature dropped to single digits (Fahrenheit.)

    5. I made some resolutions; I should write them down for myself. (Not today, and there's no point in boring other people with them, anyway.)
    Monday, November 9th, 2009
    12:25 pm
    Monday, November 2nd, 2009
    6:01 pm

    Should my new story have:

    Magic
    0(0.0%)
    Zeppelins
    0(0.0%)
    Ninjas
    0(0.0%)
    Dragons
    0(0.0%)
    Ghosts
    0(0.0%)
    Spirits
    0(0.0%)
    Shapeshifters
    0(0.0%)
    Cats
    0(0.0%)
    Chocolate
    1(12.5%)
    Gods
    0(0.0%)
    Guns
    0(0.0%)
    Swords
    0(0.0%)
    Spies
    0(0.0%)
    A plot
    1(12.5%)
    ticky box
    0(0.0%)
    Saturday, October 31st, 2009
    9:57 am
    Happy birthday redrose999!
    Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
    9:53 am
    Happy birthday to Ursula K. Le Guin!
    Friday, October 16th, 2009
    7:43 pm
    Today is the kind of gray, clammy day that I think of as November.

    I'm toying around with a story idea; I may play with it during the next few weeks while people are working on NaNoWriMo. I'm not going to try to do anything that substantial; if I can average a page a day I'll be more than happy.

    My sinuses are not happy. I am going to go to bed early with Zenna Henderson for comfort reading, as my brain is not up to beta reading today. I hope tomorrow will be better. It's interesting that I decided to reread it before I went to Tor.com and discovered Jo Walton had done so last week.
    Saturday, September 26th, 2009
    7:55 pm
    A few days ago, someone linked to this Victorian virtual paper doll http://www.orbitbooks.net/soulless/

    The tagline for the book ("SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking") sounded intriguing, and there was a copy of it in our library system, so I put in a request for it.

    It came and I read it. It was a lot of fun; I like comedies of manners. I've ordered a copy of my own and friended gailcarriger, the author.

    If you're looking for a dark and angsty book, this isn't the one you're looking for. But if you want an intelligent and competent heroine who doesn't hesitate to take action when she feels it is called for, even if it isn't quite what her mother would approve of, this is a lot of fun.
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