February 1st, 2008

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I love my job.

Coworker: You look bored.
Me: There's nothing to do until the next build.
Coworker: Want a login to Unix?
Me: ....really?
Coworker: *magic* Done. Have fun! Google for instructions!
Me: ....wow.


I have no idea what to do with this. Yet I am pleased.
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links! so many links! links! links!

And random updates! Because I can.

Fannish Resolution #4: Track my leaving feedback versus number of stories I read to find out what proportion of fic I feedback and why/why not. Possibly do it publicly.

So, my stats as of 1/31/2008

Stories Read: 32
Vids Watched: 1
Stories FBed: 30
Vids FBed: 1
Authors/Vidders: 31
Fandoms: Stargate:Atlantis, Torchwood


otw_news has announced a call for academic papers by the new journal Transformative Works and Cultures. From the notice on otw_news:

Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC) is a new international peer-reviewed journal published by the Organization for Transformative Works edited by Kristina Busse and Karen Hellekson. TWC publishes articles about popular media, fan communities, and transformative works, broadly conceived.

More information can be found at their website: Transformative Works and Cultures.

*wistful* This makes me wish I had the academic training to write papers.


Newletter 3 is also up, and my personal part:

Open Doors update from Mary Ellen Curtin (mecurtin)

The Open Doors project of the Organization For Transformative Works is dedicated to offering shelter to at-risk fannish projects. While some of these projects will be integrated into the Archive of Our Own or the Wiki once those services are up and running, others which have a particular historical significance or are structurally difficult to integrate may continue to be preserved as "special collections". We hope to be unveiling our first project well before the end of February.


OTW FAQ Part 1 is up for reading, mulling, and commenting. It's interesting.

Fangirls Around and About

Fifth Annual Valentine's Day Game

From her entry:

These past four years, on Valentine's Day, I put together a little project that I call the Valentine's Day Game, which is something of a misnomer, because games tend to involve strategy and all that good stuff, and this is all pretty straightforward.

I had nearly 200 e-mails last year, and I'd love to see even more people than that this year!

And that covers what I have read today.
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del.icio.us problem continues

The 'tag this' function no longer gets an internal error, but cannot edit an entry's tags without deleting it. If I go to full-screen, it deletes and logs me out of my account. After logging back in, teh entry is gone, but the tags I used stay, and it will have the number of entries wrong.

You know. They are *this close* to me doing a screen-shot-by-screenshot narrative via email if I have to, because seriously. This is deeply annoying.d
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rec - cowboy variant by samdonne

Two things.


The Cowgirl Variant by samdonne, SGA. For those who loved Your Cowboy Days Are Over and Summerland, this is the beginning of another story in this universe, still incomplete. Go read it.

I saw it pop up on my flist and thought I was hallucinating. This is my favorite story in any fandom bar none; I just--can't really get over the sheer scope and I don't think I ever will.

And since I'm here:

DVD Commentary by samdonne and another DVD Commentary by general_jinjur, both of which are excellent. And I did a long rec for it here. Mostly me trying to quantify a feeling of wonder.


Star Wars Guide to the Candidates. It's funny because it's true. So, so true.