Chocolate

Aug. 17th, 2017 11:56 am
codyne: "Pretty. Damned. Tasty" York Peppermint Patty (york)
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I think this should last me for a little while.
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2wgwi1t on August 16, 2017 at 04:30PM

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morgandawn: (Cat How... Interesting!)
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 I need help calculating upload speed times.

Our home connection uploads at 5 Mbs (bits).  In the fall a friend will have access to a 1 Gbs (bits) upload speed.

If I have around 1 TB(ytes) worth of data to upload, the math looks like this


1. Upload from MD's home = approximately 20 days (rounded up)
2. Upload from friend's location = 2-2 hrs

Now here's where it gets tricky. Some online backup servers cap the data flowing into their servers. Ex Sync.com caps it at
5 MB(ytes) or 40 M(bits)

In which case my math looks like this

1. Upload from MD's home = approximately 20 days (rounded up)
2. Upload from friend's location = 55-60 hrs (2+ days)

Did I get this correct?

I used this calculator
https://www.broadbandsolutions.com.au/business-centre/viewpoint/understanding-connection-speeds-megabytes-megabits

 

Mom news

Aug. 16th, 2017 11:27 am
codyne: my wyvern tattoo (Default)
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Last Thursday, I was awakened at 6:45 AM by a call from the caregivers at my mother's home, saying that she'd fallen the night before and now she was in a lot of pain and barely able to walk. So I said I'd see what I could do and got up to do chores, because it was too early to do anything else, and waited until 8 AM when my mom's doctor's office opened so I could call and try to get her an appointment. Fortunately, they had an opening at 9 AM, so I went to pick up my mom and take her to the doctor.

She was, indeed, having so much trouble walking that I borrowed a wheelchair from the house to take her to the doctor, who examined her and said it was probably just a strain but sent us across town to the surgery center for X-rays, just in case.

The X-rays didn't show any fracture, so there was nothing to be done but give her Tylenol and let her rest and heal. The caregivers at her home were really good about wheeling her around in the wheelchair and helping her go to the bathroom and such, but unfortunately, she couldn't remember that she fell, and wasn't in any pain when she was lying down or sitting, so she'd forget she's injured and didn't know what was going on or why they didn't want her to walk by herself, and she was getting confused and agitated.

The caregivers called me again on Monday to say that overnight she'd tried to get up several times and fell again, and got very upset and started screaming that someone was trying to get into her room and attack her. They also said she'd mostly stopped eating. So I called the hospice and made an appointment for a nurse to come and evaluate her yesterday afternoon.

The nurse agreed that she's in a decline and got her approved for at least three months of care. I'm relieved to have them taking care of her - they'll have a nurse check her at least twice a week, and they'll coordinate meds and treatments with her doctor, and they will bathe her several times a week and keep her comfortable. So now I can relax a bit and just visit her and not worry so much.

My old jean jacket

Aug. 15th, 2017 06:51 pm
codyne: my wyvern tattoo (Default)
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I really wish I still had my old punk jean jacket. (Lost it, with all my other punk gear, in the fire.) I'd be wearing it all the time now. I feel the need to get mad and loud again.

My old jean jacket (front) My old jean jacket (back)

I made all those patches myself. I used to do stuff like that.
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Title: Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Fandom: Person of Interest
Rating: Teen
Words: 52k
Characters/Pairings: Root/Sameen Shaw, Harold Finch/John Reese, Harold Finch/Grace Hendricks, John Reese/Mark Snow, Michael Cole, Robert Hersh, Joss Carter, Kara Stanton, The Machine, Bear
Warnings/Content: Sentinel/Guide AU, mind-bonding, show level violence, show level torture, emotional hurt/comfort, canon character death (Michael Cole). Some Mark/John dubcon in chapters 4 and 5. Follows some events from Ep 1.10 Number Crunch, Ep 1.23 Firewall and 2.16 Relevance.
Notes: Written for [community profile] wipbigbang 2017.

Thank you to my amazing betas: [personal profile] lilacsigil and [personal profile] musyc. You guys were awesome and got me from "I want to write POI Sentinel/Guide fic with soft face touching" to actually getting it posted.

Title is from the Elton John song. ("Subway's no way for a good man to go down.")

Summary: In 2001, Harold advised on a project called Cascade, not knowing he was a Guide himself. Years later, he and John, a Sentinel on the run from Cascade, must help Shaw, who has just lost her own Guide when the Project turned on her. Complicating matters is Root, searching for Harold's Machine and interfering with their rescue of Shaw.

Also at the Archive

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Epilogue
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2wZA2lh on August 14, 2017 at 09:58PM

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Letter sent today to Campbell’s Soup asking them to resign from the President’s Advisory Board. Please call/email/fax/tweet the CEOs of those companies who remain. Contact info here: http://www.elliott.org/company-contacts/

“Please resign from the White House Advisory Board

We love your soup. Who doesn’t? What is more American than Campbell’s soup?

What is less American than the embrace of white supremacy and racism? Or people who fail to denounce it or speak out against it? I hate political litmus tests - they are too often cheap and meaningless symbolic gestures. Except we apparently need these gestures when the White House employs white supremacists and has refused to speak out against horrific acts of domestic terrorism over and over. It was silent when two men were murdered in Portland while defending two children from a bigoted attack. It refused to to condemn the racially motivated murder of two men in Kansas. It failed to speak out against the bombing of a house of worship in Minnesota. And this weekend it argued that Americans need to “unite” with those who march under symbols of hate and who kill their fellow Americans.

I love your soup. But I love America more and will stand against anyone who silently continues to support this administration and their hateful and racist policies.

Silence Is Consent to the Forces of Fear, Anger, and Division
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2wVZlVi on August 13, 2017 at 08:49PM

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some facts about doors

Aug. 13th, 2017 07:25 pm
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here's a post about doors. yes, that's right - doors.

why? well, since i started trying to replace our very narrow door with a door that i didn't hate (an astonishingly difficult task) i have learned many things. well, some things. well, i've basically learned the things that are in this post. and i thought - maybe this will be of some interest to the kind of people who like blake's 7. i mean - right? why wouldn't it be?

there's also some stuff about victorian stained glass, too.

here's what i know about doors now )

Junot Díaz

Aug. 13th, 2017 05:13 pm
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2hWkLyJ on August 13, 2017 at 08:40AM

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2vQevyq on August 12, 2017 at 11:45PM

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2vYVsCH on August 12, 2017 at 08:00AM

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Sticker sheets of kisses to press

Aug. 12th, 2017 04:35 pm
st_aurafina: Shaw in Relevance, with golden lights (POI: Shaw fancy)
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I got my 50K fic off to my second beta/ameripicker. I feel weird. I, uh, finished something. It's due to be posted on the 15th. What even?

Interesting things I didn't realise until I had to edit 50K of my own writing )

I have actually written a lot of things this year!

Tinee Linkspam:
- via [personal profile] musesfool, OPI summer challenge
Leave prompts! (Please leave some more POI prompts!)
- From Facebook, Clydesdale foal leaves the stable for the first time - tinee leggy baby, big world, what do? How do you even horse?
- Also from Facebook, this terrible curse upon some burglars. CW: creepy doll faces
- From my local paper, big news in this part of the world: Giant puzzle solved. (The puzzle is literally a puzzle.)
- From McSweeney's via [personal profile] kalloway, I’m a Google Manufacturing Robot and I Believe Humans Are Biologically Unfit to Have Jobs in Tech. (Rolling my eyes right out of my head at that google dude.)
- From My Modern Met, What Happens When a Bird’s Wings Sync Up Perfectly with a Camera’s Frame Rate. (I have dreams where stuff like this happens, like where the laws of physics are apparently broken)
- Free crochet pattern: Stingray purse or pal (I'm not sure why not both? I could be pals with a purse.)

Root/Shaw things from my endless tumblr wanderings while I was writing 50k of fic:
- Silver Lining - a Root/Shaw doujinshi. Pls pls [personal profile] lilacsigil, read this to me?
- POI OST You Are Being Watched - this is brilliant. Gifs from the final scene over the score for the theme.
- Winter Soldier!Shaw is kinda… Swol - I am all over this idea as an AU.
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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2wQMdke on August 11, 2017 at 09:04PM

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Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/2vXEUL1 on August 11, 2017 at 08:40PM

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August 9 -- the day my world changed

Aug. 9th, 2017 11:08 am
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Still miss you old man.


Reach out your hand if your cup be empty,
If your cup is full may it be again,
Let it be known there is a fountain,
That was not made by the hands of men.

Tehachapi Loop

Aug. 8th, 2017 05:03 pm
codyne: my wyvern tattoo (Default)
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Yesterday, I was headed from the post office to the grocery store, so I hopped onto the 58 freeway, planning to get off at the next exit, for HWY 202, only a mile up the road, and save myself a little time instead of driving through town. But it turned out the 202 exit was closed, so I had to head on out of town until I could get to the next exit after that, to turn around and go back.

But when I got to the next exit, I thought to myself, as long as I'm taking the long way around, I might as well continue on one more exit, get off at Keene, and take Woodford-Tehachapi Road back.

Woodford-Tehachapi Road is a windy little 2-lane country road, working its way up the mountain through ranches and fields, and it also has a turnout with a great view of the Tehachapi Loop. The Loop is a section of railroad in an area that's too steep for trains to go up directly, so they built a loop of track that circles around on itself, gradually increasing in grade so that trains can make it up the mountain. I've been past it many times, but most of the time manage to see it when there aren't any trains in it.

Yesterday was my lucky day! There were two trains in the Loop, one going up and one going down. So I stopped to take pictures.

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Asking For A Friend

Aug. 8th, 2017 02:53 pm
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Who here in the US has fiber with upload speeds of 500 Mbs-1 Gbs   Here in Silicon Valley ATT GigaFiber is limited to the northern valley. Google Fiber has dropped its plans for a Silicon Valley rollout (for now). Sonic.net has no plans to come south.

If you have access to 1GB, drop me a line @ mdawn6 @ yahoo.com




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