Code push imminent!

Apr. 30th, 2017 08:48 pm
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[staff profile] karzilla posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance

We're about to pull the lever on tonight's code push! Many of the changes we are making to the site are under-the-hood improvements, but these are the ones you are more likely to notice:

  • New account setting option for RP accounts, for future feature development.
  • Many more sites upgraded to use HTTPS links instead of relying on our SSL proxy.
  • Moved the Manage Icons page to /manage/icons and modernized the underlying code.
  • Increased the size limit for icon descriptions from 120 to 300 characters.
  • Various requested fixes for the image upload/management pages.
  • Improved processing of emailed entries for changes to entry security.
  • Improved processing of emailed comments for removal of quoted text.
  • Reading page with date filter now has previous / next day links.
  • Banned users hidden by default on the Manage Circle page.
  • Most importer failure messages will now include the name of the journal being imported, for the benefit of users running multiple imports.
  • People who read the RSS/Atom feed of your journal will see correct entry links and embedded content.
  • Whitelist embeds from:,,
  • New <user> tag sites:,,,
  • New "other site" fields on user profiles: Imzy, Instagram

Once the code push starts, you may notice that the site is slow to respond, but it should remain available to use unless something goes badly wrong.

I'll update this post when the code push is finished. Stay tuned!

Update: All done! Let us know if anything seems more wrong than usual!

recipe weekend

Apr. 30th, 2017 03:31 pm
kindkit: Two cups of green tea. (Fandomless: Green tea)
[personal profile] kindkit
Something I've cooked recently: This is stretching the definition of "recently," but I wanted to give a bit more detail about the potato, cheese, and greens pie I mentioned in my last food post, since it turned out quite well.

It was based on this recipe by Paul Hollywood, but with a few modifications. I used only butter in the crust, since that's what I had, and I only used 113 grams (1 US stick of butter) rather than the 150 called for. I didn't want to thaw out a second stick of butter, and it seemed to me that the dish was pretty rich already. It worked fine, and also, because I baked the pie in a deeper, narrower dish than the original recipe called for, I only used a little more than half the pastry (the rest is in the freezer awaiting its destiny). In the pie itself, I used a mix of cheeses--cheddar, Cantal, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and feta--because I thought that would be more interesting, and also because British-style mature cheddar is hard to find in the US and expensive. I also added a big bunch of dandelion greens, blanched, squeezed, and chopped fairly finely. Be sure to squeeze all the water out of the blanched greens, and maybe cut back the milk a little; I wasn't as careful as I should have been and the filling was a bit runny as a result.

The pie was very tasty. The greens add earthiness and texture, and make the pie pretty much a meal in itself.

Since then I haven't done a ton of cooking, as I've been trying to use up some of the leftovers in my freezer. Today, though, I made something that turned out well, probably better than it deserved to, so I'll talk about that.

Mung Bean Stew with Grains, Greens, and Beef )

Something I have concrete plans to cook in the near future: Well, I bought some pears the other day and in a little while I'm going to make a pear crisp with almonds and toasted sugar. I also want to make an almond-and-polenta cake with orange, but probably not until next weekend. I have some tomatoes that I want to slow-roast in the oven for pasta sauce or something. I'll probably roast them once the pear crisp is out of the oven, but I'm very full from the stew so I doubt I'll actually use them until tomorrow or later.

Something I vaguely want to cook eventually: It's all a bit vague. The recent cold snap has made me crave stews, soups, polenta, beans, and sausage, but it's going to warm up again soon, so who knows? I definitely want to use a lot of pantry staples, though, because they're accumulating.
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Art for [community profile] sgareversebang
see all my sgareversebang art here or on AO3 or LJ

Title: Prisma (also on AO3 and LJ)
Fandom: Stargate: SG-1
Pairing: Sarah Gardner/Vala Mal Doran
Rating: teen for gun (not being used)
Notes: This inspired a story by nagi_schwarz called Fool the World (And Never Fool Myself).

stars and rainbows and hearts )

See a masterlist of all of my Reverse Bang artwork at AO3, LJ, or DW.

Vid: We Are The Brave (Mass Effect)

Apr. 30th, 2017 03:03 pm
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Equinox reveals were yesterday! Thank you to [personal profile] starlady and [personal profile] cosmic_llin for my vids! :D Here is the vid I made for [personal profile] such_heights:

Title: We Are The Brave
Fandom: Mass Effect
Character/Pairing: Ensemble, FemShep/Liara, FemShep/Garrus
Content notes: Bright flashes, fast cuts, jerky movement. One image of suicide (timestamp: 0:40, please ask if you want more information.)
Spoilers: Contains footage from all three games and all DLC.
Summary: Love is gonna win the fight.
Notes: For [personal profile] such_heights in the Spring 2017 [community profile] equinox_exchange. ♥
Download: here (3:36 minutes, 132MB) | subtitle .srt
Also at: Youtube | AO3 | Tumblr

streaming and lyrics under the cut )
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[personal profile] glinda
Gratuitous Layout Post!

I really liked my old layout but it was less than ideal for mobile reading, something that had been a small annoyance, became a major source of grief over the 3 weeks my laptop was out of commission for.

I'm one of those people for whom vast expanses of clean white space (so common to so much of the internet these days), small fonts and black text indicates sore eyes and headaches rather than minimalist design. So I appreciate that my colour scheme, while deeply soothing to me may be difficult for others - adding "?style=light" or "?style=mine" to the end of the url when you're commenting and that should give you something less atuned to my eyes!

Anyway! New layout! With stars again! Because space is my most consistant fandom!
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This month I went to Rock Choir. It was fun, but it was different to the choir I'd more used to.

Rock Choir say that they don't ask you to read music, which I was fearing meant that they would only give you words and no music. Turned out I was right. At choir, whenever we've had words and no music it's made it so hard to learn anything.

Although having music doesn't necessarily make it easier to sing - I can tell you what the note's called and I can play it, but not sing it. However, at Rock Choir, because no one is expected to know it, it's all learnt by repetition - a lot of repetition. Which did mean that we sung far fewer songs: we learnt most of one and sung through one they'd previously done. Which did make it a bit samey.

It is all pop songs, which is a change from choir, where we never do anything that recent. So it was nice to sing something a bit different.

The most different thing were the parts. In choir women sing soprano or alto, men sing tenor or bass. In Rock Choir there are three parts, which are called soprano, alto and bass, but are really just top, middle and bottom because anyone can sing any part. Which was just as well because at my local one there weren't any men.

Once you join you get to download your part - as an mp3 - you never get the music. But that does at least mean you can practise in the car or wherever, you don't also need to be able to play it (which got tricky for things with seven flats).

I am definitely not going back this term because it will mean going out three nights a week (in a row) all term and I will keel over. I may go back at some later date, but it depends on a whole load of other things. I am glad I tried it, because now I actually know what it's like, since all that anyone was prepared to tell me was that it was fun and/or expensive, which is not that helpful.

Overall I give it 8/10, those two off are mainly because of the (necessary) repetitiveness.

Mirrored from my blog.

Movie Meme

Apr. 30th, 2017 11:14 am
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As borrowed from [personal profile] selenak . I've been wanting to do this the whole week, but didn't manage until now. :)


A Movie I Love:
Bram Stoker’s Dracula

An Action Movie I Love: Jurassic Park (Yeah, I know I’m stretching genre boundaries to the very limit here, but still.)

A Drama I Love: The Ice Storm

A Western I Love: Once Upon a Time in the West

A Horror Movie I Love: The Last Wave (I could just as easily cite Robert Wise’s The Haunting but The Last Wave is the one horror movie which managed to scare the holy scrap out of me when I first saw it as a thirty-seven year-old adult. So brilliantly filmed, so deeply unsettling.)

A Comedy I Love: Groundhog Day

A Romance Movie I Love: Moulin Rouge

A Noir I Love: Chinatown

A Disney Movie I Love: Zootopia

A Sci Fi Movie I Love: Interstellar

An Animated Movie I Love: The Last Unicorn

A Superhero Movie I Love: Goldfinger (Does James Bond count as a superhero? If not, I’m screwed, because I don’t do Marvel.)

A War Movie I Love: Apocalypse Now

An Exploitation Movie I Love: Sorry, but no, just no. There are one or two Tarantinos and Peckinpahs which I’m fascinated by, but I wouldn’t file those under “exploitation”.

A Musical I Love: A Chorus Line

An Historical Movie I Love: Amadeus

A Bad Movie I Love:  Flash Gordon

A Childhood Favourite: Star Wars (Star Wars IV: A New Hope)

A Shakespeare Movie I Love: Richard III (1995, the one with Ian McKellen)

A Franchise I Love: Pirates of the Caribbean

A Trilogy I Love: The original Star Wars Trilogy

A Guilty Pleasure I Love: The Day after Tomorrow

A Movie Recently Seen: The Lost City of Z

My Favourite of This Year: La La Land

A Favourite of All Time: The Shawshank Redemption


Apr. 30th, 2017 09:23 am
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Il vous reste une semaine pour poster votre fiche, ça se finit le 7 mai !
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[personal profile] radiantbaby

So, my episode reviewing 'The Pilot' is finally here! Yes, there were some technical errors and issues (quite a few), as well as Life Stuff that got in the way, but I bested them and finally was able to pull it all together for you here today (albeit with a bit of a sore throat that makes my voice crack much like male puberty at times, but oh well, these things happen).

Anyway, so join me as I excitedly talk about our first proper introduction to Bill Potts, discuss shades of 'Shada', play around with some Jungian interpretations and other related chat about water and reflection imagery, empathize with young awkward queers, dance for disco androids, and try to contain my burning Professor fetish.

As always, glad to have you all aboard. Do enjoy the ride!

Table of Contents:

0:00:00 - Opening and Welcome
0:03:36 - Discussion of "The Pilot"
1:02:57 - Coming Soon on the Next Episode! (Plus Goodbye, Thanks, and Outro!)

Go here for download link and show notes:



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Booting off the Edge of the Nest

Apr. 29th, 2017 07:06 pm
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[personal profile] primsong
My now-grown son has been reluctant to follow through on applying for work and had apparently grown quite comfortable in the nest - too I told him "Congratulations! You graduated!"

Explained that he was graduating from being a child in his parent's home to a paying adult renter. He starts paying rent in June - I cleaned out a kitchen cupboard for his food and a section of the freezer for him and let him know he is on his own. He has access to some staples and spices should he want to bake, etc. - I'm trying to be reasonable. Rent goes up $50 every six months til it hits lower market rate.

Sweetened the deal with letting him know this also means his bedroom furniture transfers to his ownership and that I will no longer comment on the state of his room or the state of his employment (or lack thereof). So far he's taken it fairly well, even when he only had mac-and-cheese available for dinner, and he's started applying for jobs.

Whew! My other two flew out on their own, but sometimes they need a little more encouragement.

Greenhouse Project continues

Apr. 29th, 2017 06:57 pm
primsong: Danny Kaye and Basil Rathbone (jester get it)
[personal profile] primsong
My old greenhouse is slowly rotting into the ground, so I'm working on bringing it back from the dead. So far I've located the siding paneling I needed and got the guy at Home Depot to cut it into thirds for me, then cut the smaller bits I needed at home - only working saw I had besides a hacksaw was a jigsaw, so the cuts are a bit wobbly in shape, oh well.. .that's why the Good Lord made caulking, right?

Was very pleased with myself for managing to bevel all the 2x4 ends I needed with the miter box, now those pieces have been sealed and stained and are drying in the garage. Next is prying off a lot of rotten wood and using wood-hardener on some of it as there are parts of the support structure underneath that are in such bad shape I can't even nail something into it, it's like nailing into spongecake. Learning as I go! I read that Bondo (like you use for auto body repair) is essentially the same thing as the fancy wood fillers that are sold for way more just because they are brown instead of the weird salmon color of Bondo.

Now if it would just stop raining long enough to dry everything out!

Doctor Who 10.03 - "Thin Ice"

Apr. 30th, 2017 11:05 am
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[personal profile] lizbee
Such is my fondness for the show this season that I'm almost ready to get a Twelfth Doctor DW icon. THAT IS THE LEVEL OF MY COMMITMENT.

'Human progress isn't measured by spoilers.' )

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Apr. 30th, 2017 12:12 am
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[personal profile] schneefink
Today I went to a new restaurant with friends I hadn't seen in weeks (Vietnamese all-you-can-eat buffet, yum), then we went to watch "Guardians of the Galaxy 2", and then we went to the gym, so I feel accomplished even though I did almost nothing else. (Tomorrow is cleaning day, ugh.)

I enjoyed GotG 2. It was fun, it was colorful, it wasn't so stupid that it distracted from the movie, and it had several scenes that made me laugh out loud. It was also very pretty at times: that one planet kind of reminded me of "Jupiter Ascending" in its opulency.

Details & spoilers )

Thin Ice

Apr. 29th, 2017 08:07 pm
nostalgia: (bill takes a selfie)
[personal profile] nostalgia
Yes good.

the joys of a Santa Fe spring

Apr. 29th, 2017 11:16 am
kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Airship)
[personal profile] kindkit
Yesterday it snowed off and on all day, but the snow didn't stick. Here's what I woke up to this morning.

it looks a bit wintry )

Prompt for 2017-04-29

Apr. 29th, 2017 11:38 pm
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Today's prompt is "a stray cat".

Belated book reports

NSFW Apr. 29th, 2017 12:16 pm
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