@faassen Yeah. I'm not super enthused about the proposed change, but if it's implemented well it may be an improvement over existing hacks.
Wed Jan 06 11:18:29 +0000 2016
Surprisingly good fan cut of the prequels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDLM-dXP-KE One movie; Japanese dub; rewritten dialogue in subs; improved storyline.
Wed Jan 06 20:40:30 +0000 2016
I like this Star Wars review and theory about the series (full of spoilers, obvs): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-abramson/10-reasons-star-wars-the-force-awakens-_b_8895598.html
Thu Jan 07 09:08:34 +0000 2016
.@takealot delivery failed this morning, because I have a job & courier didn't notify me of delivery time. Why is this so hard to arrange?
Thu Jan 07 11:16:20 +0000 2016
@voyager42 @TAKEALOT Don't have a smartphone; would rather not rely on one. The delivery time was fine; I just needed to know about it. :/
Thu Jan 07 11:24:04 +0000 2016
@TAKEALOT I have already filed a request over email. I'm frustrated because this keeps happening, when it really shouldn't.
Thu Jan 07 11:25:06 +0000 2016
So close, and yet so far. http://businesstech.co.za/news/internet/108279/the-content-you-wont-get-from-netflix-in-south-africa/
Thu Jan 07 13:10:58 +0000 2016
In-house framework development http://wondermark.com/c1189/
Fri Jan 08 12:08:46 +0000 2016
Ancillary Mercy: a good conclusion to the series. More similar to the second book than to the first.
Sat Jan 09 14:00:49 +0000 2016
The Monstrous (horror anthology) -- a bit hit-and-miss, but worth it just for the Lovecraftian story by Livia Llewellyn.
Sun Jan 10 06:21:58 +0000 2016
The creator of that rotating Bowie image everyone is going to be retweeting all day is Helen Green: http://dollychops.tumblr.com/post/107517113745/happy-birthday-david-bowie
Mon Jan 11 10:32:17 +0000 2016
Summary of MeFi thread re emotional labour. Focuses on gendered expectations; valuable read regardless of your role: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0UUYL6kaNeBTDBRbkJkeUtabEk/view
Tue Jan 12 10:21:22 +0000 2016
Sometimes the Twitter character limit is really inadequate for a nuanced link description. :P
Tue Jan 12 10:21:54 +0000 2016
You can criticise the Star Wars prequels for a lot of things, but FFS, George Lucas did not invent elected monarchs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elective_monarchy
Fri Jan 15 08:08:54 +0000 2016
"(..) the reason that stolen books are valuable is because people really want to read them." http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/the-cut-throat-world-of-the-joburg-street-book-trade-20160115 (via @pvanheus)
Fri Jan 15 13:14:40 +0000 2016
Star Wars link of the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaOSCASqLsE
Sun Jan 17 19:26:19 +0000 2016
The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein: a SF mystery with fantasy trappings. Glad I finally read this; picking up the sequels.
Sun Jan 17 22:40:56 +0000 2016
(By the way, you can get the whole Steerswoman series so far DRM-free, here: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/RosemaryKirstein)
Sun Jan 17 22:49:15 +0000 2016
"This is totally what a horse looks like from the front; what are you talking about?" http://beatonna.tumblr.com/post/137652364355/discardingimages-egg-horse-lestoire-de
Wed Jan 20 08:07:19 +0000 2016
Private security at Wits: Adam Habib's letter and two responses http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2016-01-18-adam-habib-an-open-letter-to-colleagues-critical-of-campus-safety-and-security-arrangements/ http://www.thedailyvox.co.za/what-adam-habib-forgets-when-he-talks-about-his-time-as-a-student-activist/ http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2016-01-19-in-response-to-adam-habib-privatesecuritymustfall/
Wed Jan 20 09:23:52 +0000 2016
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison (aka Sarah Monette): almost stayed up all night reading this. Recommended!
Fri Jan 22 19:20:16 +0000 2016
Sun Jan 24 09:02:51 +0000 2016
The Bone Key by Sarah Monette: a collection of supernatural mysteries connected by the protagonist. A little understated and anticlimactic.
Sun Jan 24 11:49:38 +0000 2016
Finally, a collection of Eleanor Arnason's Hwarhath stories is coming out this year! http://www.aqueductpress.com/forthcoming-pubs.php
Mon Jan 25 14:01:35 +0000 2016
Infrastructure providers whining that they don't want to be infrastructure providers: http://businesstech.co.za/news/mobile/110091/vodacom-and-mtn-fear-becoming-dumb-pipes/
Tue Jan 26 10:27:54 +0000 2016
@imsickofmaps "It's free if you just pay extra for this plan and jump through all these hoops! Isn't micromanaging your transactions FUN?"
Wed Jan 27 11:44:36 +0000 2016
.@hodgestar is at PyCon Namibia this week - wish I were there! :) Check out the tag to see what's happening! #PyConNA
Wed Jan 27 14:13:35 +0000 2016
Culture ship names from news headlines: @cultureshipname
Wed Jan 27 16:29:44 +0000 2016
Extremely lifelike articulated polymer clay dolls http://laughingsquid.com/russian-artist-masterfully-sculpts-hauntingly-lifelike-fully-articulating-dolls-from-polymer-clay/ (via @LaughingSquid)
Fri Jan 29 20:00:42 +0000 2016
Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho: sometimes seemed like too many disparate elements not quite merging. But a fun read once plot got going.
Sun Jan 31 14:57:44 +0000 2016
Re: last RT, at least in RPG writing you can turn your "binders of lore" into a sourcebook or module -- or campaign if no time to clean up.
Sun Jan 31 15:21:25 +0000 2016