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I did a super long post yesterday about various stuff but for some reason which eludes me it's not letting me do cuts, therefore I am going to separate them into several posts that people can skip past, sorry.  I swear, I looked up the instructions in case I've forgotten how after all these years suddenly, I even went back to an old post with a successful cut and copied and pasted the coding, still no.  I have since realised that it's not letting do any coding at all, which is why my vid rec in this post is just the URL.  *kicks something*

Fandom obsession, wheee -  Anyway!  Four weeks, FIVE weekends since I came back from holiday with a new fandom obsession. God I love that feeling, like surfers catching the perfect wave, I love riding that feeling out and willingly let other non essential things slide, like personal blog updates, reading anything at all that isn't Hannibal fic, socialising that isn't convincing friends to watch Hannibal and then watching it with them...and so on.

In my defense,my euphoric fandom obsession phase doesn't usually last long, it tends to depend on the amount of canon and fandom works, and most importantly, an awesome ship. For example I loved Sense8 more than life itself for a while and am looking forward to the next season, but after I'd watched the eps a bunch of times, I read some fic but all the pairings are established canon (yay for canon lgbt pairings), and in fic I am really there for my OTPs getting together against all odds, which Hannibal delivers in spades - 11k fics at AO3 and climbing, yay!!!  Not to mention the eleventy billion gifs and fanworks, and the lovely relationship fandom has with the cast and crew, and the adorable Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelson.

Here, have an awesome REINCARNATION vid, because who doesn't love to imagine their OTPs finding each other throughout the ages.  You don't even have to have watched Hannibal!  Though of course you should watch Hannibal, because it is amazing :)

Reincarnation Vid - dreams that feel like memories, by paquim -

(see, no coding at all, not even the freakin link)
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Because I know nothing about eBay, shipping or, in fact, graphic novels.

Bunny's never enjoyed reading, though she has always loved being read to. She's officially had reading glasses since she was about 7, but has always refused to wear them. She does like comics though and her new fave show is Buffy so I figured Buffy graphic novels might get her interested in reading? Worth a try.
Of course, they're super expensive, plus I prefer to buy secondhand for environmental reasons, so I was looking at this this batch

36 issues for $36 plus $40 postage from the US. That's still a good deal, right? Too good?
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So I use this software called eMedia. I recently had to reinstall it on a new computer, and discovered that I could no longer make the text bold. I googled and apparently someone else had this problem. The response from the company support was:

What you describe is quite surprising. I agree that it's not normal, but you have, in 99% of problems involving eMedia, for which, eMedia is not the cause but the victim. At the moment we cannot reproduce this phenomenon. There is little probability that we find a solution which concerns your particular configuration. To date I never has heard problem similar reported by an user. I am sorry, I hope that you will find the solution .
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Okay, so paragraph spacing has disappeared off my posts and I don't know how to fix that. Bueller? It's been like that on DW for a while, but now it's LJ too. So I guess my posts are just going to have to be shorter and more split up, because walls of text are unreadable. *sigh*
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Oh, hey, advice, please? What is the best free antivirus software, or should we not trust any free ones??

Chose to spend the afternoon of the first day of 2013 watching 2012,* an apocalypse movie where the earth’s crust destabilises and the world is DOOMED. After 20 minutes discovered a strong urge for a lot of alcohol, and after that the film got heaps better!


Me - I really enjoyed that, but there was one thing that was unbelievable.
Housemates – ONE THING???

A bit about the film )
sarren: (rudy contempative)
So, we have rainjackets at work that we need to attach Velcro patches to (so that we can attach name badges to them) Screenprinters and embroiderers that I’ve contacted won’t touch them (wusses!) and suggest doing it ourselves with a “suitable glue”.

What would be a suitable glue? I don’t really want to ruin my team’s official uniform raincoats.
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I've done one case study, last year. I googled how to and came up what seems to be some common headings (Abbreviations, Concept, Background, Focus, Scope, Introduction, Analysis, Recommendations, Conclusions, References)

My question, do I have to use most of them, or can I use completely other headings that more specifically relate to my topic? Do uni ones have to be a certain style?
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Well, DANG.

I have a 20 page document in Google Docs I need to print out and I can't work out how. When I press print it just kind of prints out half the first page and a bit of the second.

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From hiddenfacade...

1. Go to your "Journal" menu, and select "Journal Style"
2. To the right, you'll see what theme you're using, with a link stating "Customize Your Theme". Click that link.
3. Scroll down a little ways, and you'll see that on the left side of your screen, you have multiple options to modify your theme. Click on the "Custom CSS" link, and it should load the options for doing Custom CSS.
4. From here, all you have to do is go to the "Custom Stylesheet", and put in that line.

.b-repost-item {display:none}

once you have it pasted in there, save changes.

Feel free to PASS THIS ON!!

ETA: This prevents the "repost to FB/Twitter" ticky boxes from being displayed when someone comments on one of your posts. It seems to work, UNLESS the person is viewing your page in their own journal style, in which case it might not work.

ETA2: Inserting the code below in your custom CSS box reportedly works for more kinds of journal styles, including custom ones (this courtesy of [info]xnguard):

.b-repost-item, FORM#qrform > TABLE[style="border: 1px solid black;"]:last-child TD[style="vertical-align: top; text-align: right;"]:first-child { display: none !important; }


May. 13th, 2010 01:31 pm
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Dragonfly handed in an assignment worth 30% two weeks ago and has just received an email from her lecturer saying it's now only worth 20%, that instead the previous one was worth 5% more and the final one is now worth 5% more. Can they do that?

...and my yesterdays )


Apr. 5th, 2010 08:03 am
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Anyone want to hazard a guess why when I try to play one of Bunny's shows through the mediagate I'm just getting a black screen?

(please don't ask if it's turned on, I'm having the sort of life right now where I will probably just cry)


Nov. 24th, 2009 12:57 pm
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I had to make a really big flowchart and it would only fit by moving the margins, and then when I copied and pasted it into an existing document the left side of the flowchart falls off the page.

Adjusting the margins for selected text only doesn’t seem to help. *cries*

Help, please?
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I had internet for about five minutes on Wednesday night. *sigh* Then my little Acer decided not to connect like it’s supposed to, and the internet settings icon like, totally froze. Luckily I had episodes of Castle to entertain me.

So I finally gave in. Yesterday I went and bought a new cord for the Toshiba – thinking that at least it was only $100 as opposed to the $227 the repair shop wanted to charge me. Except it didn’t fit. Clearly just taking the powercord into the shop and relying on the salesperson to give me the right one was just CRAZY. Dragonfly’s universal one does fit though, so back to the shop I go!

So, with no internet yet again last night, I watched Easy Virtue,** which had been recced to me. Now I’m FULL of fic ideas – I am totally going to volunteer to write it for Yuletide. Of course, I’ll be screwed challenged if I get it and the recipient asks for any of the minor characters. What I really want is… ”spoilers” )

*If Nathan Fillion is NOT a nice guy, DO NOT TELL ME. I like to know as little as possible about actors because it affects my enjoyment of their shows if I find out they’re horrible people.

**Holy crap!! Marion Whittaker was Jen in The IT Crowd!! I recognised her voice but otherwise she was TRANSFORMED.
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Got lent a USB drive where you plug it in, hold down a key and then turn your computer on and it NUKES your hard drive.

Problem is I don't know what key to hold down and I am google FAILING.

I've tried shift, escape, that weird windows key, delete and tab.

Anyone? Bueller?
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We have a very old, very slow PC which, as we have been unable to find a loving home for it, is going to taken to a Recycling Facility*.

Is there a way to zap all of the data off of it permanently? Violence is an option I'm comfortable with.

*That's possibly a euphemism for the tip..
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Dragonfly is doing a drama assignment where she uses songs to symbolise various stages of life.
ie Retirement -> On the Road Again.

The only one she is stumped on is finding a song where the lyrics either symbolise or say something about a happy/satisfactory reflection of a full life lived - it's going to be for an elderly woman at the end of her time.

Any ideas?
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- After the PMS from hell last week, followed by a weekend of euphoric energy and mad productivity, my body has now completed the cycle with annoying inconvenient physical symptoms of which I have only this to say. Ow. A lot. And also, see how I'm stupidly not asleep? This mindset where I go to work no matter how shit I feel (I blame 7 years of shift work) is really something I'm going to have to lose. Stupid headache today = 3 hours to type up the notes from a teleconference. Not a shining example of efficiency. Also my boss came out his office twice to stare at me worriedly and tell me to go home.

- Needless to say, got nothing productive done tonight, except beta reading a short fic. Then watched a couple more episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures with Dragonfly. This is a really good show, if you get past the pilot. Which I didn't, first time I tried it. I'm glad [ profile] angriest told me to get over myself and just watch it already. And kid friendly of course.

- My beta says my 7000 word Batman fic needs more "Gothamic atmosphere" and my Gordon needs to be more "coppy". I totally agree, and I am not even grumpy - I'm having so much fun writing this.

- One of my lecturers last semester said that Australia has the most restricted press of any democracy. I said, disbelievingly, surely not worse than America? The Australian, on Seven's refusal to show the booked and paid for Get Up ad at the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.

- Spent $14 a 'connector' to enable my modem to be plugged directly into the wall so I could test if it was the phone line causing the internet speed from hell. Only to realise as I pulled out the double adapter from my old school phone jack that the modem had the right jack already to be able to plug in in the first place *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* I think the iinet IT person and I completely confused each other. I blame her a little bit for assuming that the jack had to be the small one you get now, and for it not occurring to her to just ask the idiot customer, what is your modem plugged into now? And I blame me a lot for teh stoopid. Long story short, bolded because, hell I'd be skimming this waffle, the land line is faulty and killing our internet, therefore our land line is currently disconnected. I am contactable pretty much all the time by email anyway, and of course, we have our mobiles.


Aug. 12th, 2008 04:44 pm
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Hee! Bunny is in the bath, chatting away to herself in some Asian language. I assume at least some of it's made up since her mates all come from different ethnic backgrounds - Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indian etc.

My internets were so slow yesterday I thought I'd been shaped and was all 'omg how do people on dial-up SURVIVE??' except I wasn't and I just thought iinet were having a bad day, only today it's nearly dead. *is traumatised*

I rang IT expecting to be directed to some website where they tell me how to reset the connection, like the last time this happened but the techie person is completely certain that it's my phone line and wanted me to isolate it by unplugging everything and just plugging the modem directly into the wall, and we had several minutes of back and forth where I completely failed to understand what she wanted me to do and she completely failed to understand why I completely failed to understand what she wanted me to do, and it turned out she couldn't comprehend that I am so old fashioned that I don't even have a modem line directly into the wall. So now we can't do anything til I go to a hardware shop to by a connector, apparently.

Still, at least there is Batman. Life is good.
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Is there anyone out there who somehow hasn't already been geekily excited this week about the discovery of ice on Mars?

Helpful links are provided on the site - Listen to this story via streaming audio, a downloadable file, or get help. *cracks up laughing* Do you think they phrased it like that deliberately?

In other news, a satellite has been launched to monitor rising sea levels and track the effects of climate change.

And who wouldn't want one of these? Well, except for all those weird people who don't like tattoos. Never lose your mobile phone again!
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I have the sound recorder but no sound. As far as I can see, every audio device is turned on, but whatever. I just took the laptop down to the local computer shop and asked the guy if he could just check that everything was enabled. No, I have to "check it in" he can't do it on the spot. This annoys me a lot. So much for handing in my assignment.

Also, my oil light came on and I had to go buy oil.

I've wasted half the day on this.


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