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children of dune - leto 1
Actually, this is a test of crossposting. But I will add content, because finally I can read my LJ Flist.

Complete disclosure: work has weird issues with some websites at random times, and DW and several other sites (like, say, CNN) go out on me for no reason I can work out other than pure technological spite. So crossposting might be spotty when posting from work.

Part A

I have five spare DW codes. Comment and you are welcome to one of them.

Part B

The great debt clearing of 2010 is almost over. I did a more extensive flocked post on this, but I spent the last year overpaying to my 457 and playing with my honest to God ridiculous stock account and managed to save enough to pull one third of my stock profits and borrow heavily against my 457 to do a mass payoff of what will end up being a total of four credit cards, my Dell account, and a personal loan I got forever ago. This year was very--not bad, but let's say it will be nice to be contributing a normal amount of my check toward my 457 (plus loan payback) and have like, normal disposable income.

Before anyone looks at the stock thing and goes, really? I will be honest with you. This should not have worked. I spreadsheeted worst and best case scenario. I did better than my most realistic best case scenario and this proves the stock market is evil and very possibly controlled by the spirit of Loki, and I need to repeat this--I don't know how this happened.

However, this is not to say anyone shouldn't or couldn't do it. I'll be honest--even if I'd done not so great, it is fun. I started a second custodial account for Child, and while I'm a lot more conservative with him than I was--or I am--with myself, it's still something I think now I'm comfortable doing. So there you go.

Part C

I celebrated my somewhat-freedom with netbooks for my sisters and my personal gift to myself is a new Netgear N Router, which has the highest ratings for a dual-band and will help with the immense amount of internet traffic in a house where the number of computers outnumber the number of people who live here. I'm staring thoughtfully at Road Runner national mobile, which will supplement my phone in assuring I will never suffer the deprivation of not being online at any given second. My major city of visiting is Chicago, where svmadelyn lives, where there is access to it through G3/G4, so it seems like a good idea , along with some other cities that are out there and I could end up in at some point.

(I should get her ten year plan for if she intends to move so I can check those cities for access. Or maybe just give her a list of acceptable cities to move to? What do you think?)

Part D

Gakked from [personal profile] everysecondtuesday here: the community formerly known as fanspastic changed its name to [community profile] fangasmic, moderators' post and counterpost on the subject.

I apologize to those that were offended or upset by the name--I didn't recognize it as ableist language when I posted the link in my LJ until ratcreature pointed it out and another person confirmed it soon after. I hadn't ever heard it used as a medical term (though I know it's connected to cerebal palsy, I'd only read that and weirdly, that didn't translate to my verbal vocabulary), but that doesn't excuse my ignorance of it being used derogatorily. As an aside, is this where the term 'spaz' comes from? I checked slang entymology on google and I'm pretty sure it does (and even if it doesn't, it's close enough that I really don't feel the niche it has in my vocabulary is so important I need to keep it around), but I just wanted to check.

Part E

I cannot believe how much dw specific html I forgot. Gah.

I'm still torn on the import function for DW, so I haven't made a point to import my entire LJ here, though I'm still archiving it, and I'm seriously leaning toward it if LJ's servers keep up this. For me, ti's been doing the slow-service thing for a couple of weeks now and it's getting both irritating and worrying.

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I tend to ignore it because it's so commonly used (and I can't fix everyone's speech to my liking) but maybe I shouldn't. I police the use of "gay" and "retarded" being used as derogatory terms so why not this?

*nods* That's kind of where I'm going. It's surprising sometimes how much there is and how much we don't know the origin of at this point. I'm just glad so many people are jumping up to start getting rid of it and it's easier for those who don't know the origin or definition to access it quickly.

I now have an iTunes playlist called "Songs to Die in the Rain to" because of your Kris/Adam. I know the actual playlist title is longer but my iTunes wanted it shorter.

*falls over and dies* I love it.

I need to posts my complete playlist list one day. They have such horrible emo-teenager names it's ridiculous and just looking at them reminds me to laugh at myself when I play them.

Thanks so much for this comment. *hugs*

Please ignore the type fail in my above comment (now here became nowhere). Anyway, I'd love to see your playlist titles. My most dorkaliscious one is a playlist called "Marmalade" for songs I consider to be my jam. Oh yeah. I went there.


That's kind of where I'm going. It's surprising sometimes how much there is and how much we don't know the origin of at this point. I'm just glad so many people are jumping up to start getting rid of it and it's easier for those who don't know the origin or definition to access it quickly.

I remember when "Band Candy" aired and there was some discussion then about "Summers, you drive like a spaz," and the offensiveness thereof. From that point, I pretty much dropped it from my vocabulary. At least I've tried.

I'm still amazed how many people use "gypped" in complete ignorance of the etymology.

Weirdly, I get why at first. When I first saw it written like that, I had to say it out loud to figure out what it was. I've heard it on TV, but had rarely seen it written (afaik, maybe Anne McCaffrey?). I'm not sure I ever connected the word written to the sound.

Of course, looking at it, yeah, it's pretty obvious what it is.

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