~Just go in the other room please

Jun. 25th, 2017 12:21 am
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I'm back home, and so far everything seems to be okay. I saw a bee the first night and the second which I found super confusing, since HOW ARE THERE STILL BEES AFTER THE FUMIGATION??? HOW but I haven't seen any today, so maybe that was the last of them? Still, I do not want anymore bees. Tired of bees. All the bags of food seemed properly sealed and everything, so everything SHOULD be safe to eat. Still, some part of me is still worried about it...

I should put together a more substantial post about stuff, but I already feel like I'm behind on things since I spent so much time playing Zelda while at Alix's place, I should get started on that. I might post something later. I also made some macaroni from the bagged food, and so far I feel okay, so hopefully I won't die. Of all the stupid ways to go if I do.

All my dreams lately have been horrorshows of varying degrees, which isn't unusual or a surprise to me anymore. Last night in particular, I dreamed that Nana was alive again for a brief period of time through some kind of unexplained medical miracle. Then after I think maybe a week, or ten days, the medical miracle had taken its course, or had faded, or something like that, and it was over and she was going to die again at any moment. When I heard that I just started sobbing non-stop, I just couldn't handle losing her again after getting her back. Everyone else just tried to talk around me or ignore me while I was weeping uncontrollably, even Nana who usually did try to comfort me when I cried. I just sort of collapsed onto the table we were all sitting at, still weeping. Then all of a sudden I was somewhere else entirely new, and everyone was doing other things, and when I asked them what happened, they said I'd apparently blacked out for some twenty minutes. I didn't faint or anything, I was awake, although they said I was disoriented and hard to understand while I was talking, but I had no memory of what happened during the twenty minutes. Like I'd blacked out without actually losing consciousness. It was a really disconcerting feeling. I woke up feeling really heavy and tired.

Spring of 2077

Jun. 24th, 2017 09:04 pm
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So... huh. I guess this happened. It's small and very lightweight but here it is. ^_^

This is part of the on overcoming the fear of spiders continuity, and takes place before the end of that story. You should read that story first, for context.

Spring of 2077 - Nepal )

I now know

Jun. 24th, 2017 11:16 pm
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It takes roughly 3 hours to pack 4000 MMPB.

I had an amusing thought: donate them to UW, to keep the B. P. Nichol Library of Science Fiction company.
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Why YouTube did this seems unclear so I am just going to jump to a conclusion completely unsupported by the available evidence and assume this is yet another example of right-wing trolls gaming a site's complaint mechanisms.
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Without spoiling the title, it's old timey SF from a series set on the worlds of the nearer stars. Wikipedia has a current list. In my day, the right hand column would have been filled with "here there be dragons," not lists of exoplanets.

That one KSR about how if you send a generation ship filled with the learnedly ignorant, colonization will surely fail aside, are there any SF novels recent enough to use the exoplanets we now know of as settings?

hey linux networking peeps

Jun. 23rd, 2017 10:32 pm
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I’m finally getting back to working on a new gateway/router server and I’m basically setting up this old-school sort of DMZ, with the rest of our servers hanging off one card, and our internal LAN/DHCP/NAT side hanging off the other. (Using ISC, which Debian seems to like.) And all of that seems to be right from the new server’s perspective, which is yay!

Except there’s no packet forwarding from the DHCP side even though it’s enabled and I’m sure I enabled it and yes the kernel thinks its enabled but it isn’t happening.

Any ideas where to start?

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Dear suspiciously rotund cat

Jun. 23rd, 2017 01:56 pm
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Not my cat, not my house. Please don't be pregnant.

What other Nicolls are up to

Jun. 23rd, 2017 10:15 am
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My niece Ilia and nephew Jake are appearing here:

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Just sort of a brief update, but since Monday I've been at my brother's place since the house is getting fumigated (not because of the bees, because of an older different problem) and I'll be able to go back sometime Thursday afternoon. Everything living had to be taken out of the house, so I've got Nana's plant and Splotchy with me and such, but also any kind of food or medicine has to be double-bagged with an airtight seal, otherwise the poison will get absorbed by the food and will kill you if you eat it later. Everything looked bagged up properly when I left but I'm getting increasingly anxious about the possibility of a bag not being completely sealed, and something getting poisoned. I really really don't want to die because something wasn't bagged properly, and whenever I think about it I get extremely anxious. There's not much I can do about it right now, I tell myself, so there's no point in freaking out about it, but I'm worried. I'd almost rather just toss everything I didn't take with me not to take that chance... I mean, when it comes down to it, what's more valuable, food or your life? I'm hoping I'm worrying over nothing and everything will be fine though...

Anyway, I'd blame that for not getting anything done over here, but Alex brought over his Switch and I've been playing Breath of the Wild, which has been very distracting thankfully. I'm trying to get as much time in it as I can before I head back home and he takes it back. There's just so much to see though! I know I haven't even scratched the surface of all the stuff in the game yet. But it definitely does help keep your mind off of frightening things. Well, things I'm currently frightened of, anyway.
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The only way I could work out to fix the formatting issues (where point size varied for no reason and underlining got tossed in at random) was to remove all formatting in the original document and reinsert links by hand.

Marvel at the new list!

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Facing reality

Jun. 21st, 2017 12:08 pm
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Various attempts to shore up my dwindling income have failed to achieve their necessary goals so as of the 28th, I don't have a house. Friends and family are helping with the accommodations and moving my stuff into storage. I don't think I am quite up to doing five reviews a week and packing my household so review frequency may drop a bit for the next week or so.

Fig and Ibid will likely have to be re-homed.