• Other People's Poetry - “Persephone Lied” by spuffyduds (Livejournal)

    Posted December 14 by Liv

    The truth is, I was bored. My mother blissing ahead of me, rosebuds rising in her footsteps,And I skulking behind, thinking,Oh look. She walks in beauty.Again. Her power could boil rivers, if she chose.She doesn’t choose. She scattersHeliotrope behind her. And me, I’ve no powers. I ...

  • Facebook: do nothing, say nothing, even when people get killed

    Posted December 12 by Jack Yan

    And I thought my experiences with Facebook were negative, with all the bots and the malware. From The Guardian: Facebook has also faced significant criticism for its role in amplifying anti-Rohingya propaganda in Myanmar amid suspected ethnic cleansing of the Muslim minority.   ...

  • Jacinda Ardern, then and now

    Posted December 4 by Jack Yan

    One indication on how little religion impacts on our politics comes from this interview from Time, with our prime minister, Jacinda Ardern. She’s been PM for nearly two months, and in the public eye for some time before that, and this is the first time I’ve heard that she grew up Mormon....

  • Vivaldi bugs sorted

    Posted December 2 by Jack Yan

    Some of the folks at the Vivaldi forum stepped in and solved the issues I had in my previous post here.   I thought it was funny when one of them asked, ‘I suggested to change user agent for the cantonese.sheik.co.uk site, not for vivaldi.net, which is perfectly accessible from Vival...

  • Vivaldi bugs continue

    Posted November 27 by Jack Yan

    I’ve had to file some more bug reports for Vivaldi. At one point, this site was one that the browser could not handle properly. I couldn’t begin typing text in this main box as I did today (there has been an update in the interim), without either switching browsers (back to Firefox), or ...

  • Always look on the bright side of life

    Posted November 21 by Jack Yan

    Maybe it’s the years of communism, but people try to look on the bright side in the old country. From Noelle Mateer on Twitter.  

  • The timeline of River Song (right up to season 35)

    Posted November 18 by Jack Yan

    The BBC had made an official one of these for a DVD, but a Whovian has cleverly cut this with updated scenes: it’s the timeline of River Song. This won’t make any sense to those of you who don’t follow Doctor Who, but essentially the character is someone who travels through time, a...

  • Star Trek Continues comes to an end

    Posted November 15 by Jack Yan

    I was never a Trekkie—in fact, when watching the original Star Trek, I thought it was all a bit spooky as a kid. I did, however, rent the pilot to The Next Generation (it didn’t air here for years after it débuted in the US) and enjoyed it, but was never committed enough to follow...

  • Rape Joke - Patricia Lockwood

    Posted November 14 by Liv

    The rape joke is that you were 19 years old.   The rape joke is that he was your boyfriend.   The rape joke it wore a goatee. A goatee.   Imagine the rape joke looking in the mirror, perfectly reflecting back itself, and grooming itself to look more like a rape joke. “Ahhh...

  • The majority

    Posted November 9 by Jack Yan

    Steve McQueen never thought of himself as an actor, but a ‘reactor’. There aren’t many Steve lines that one can quote, but here’s one from toward the end of his career, in An Enemy of the People. ‘It takes 50 years for the majority to be right, and then the major...

  • QotD: Unrequited

    Posted November 8 by Liv

    QotD: Have you ever talked yourself out of something you deep down really wanted to do? 

  • Arguing

    Posted November 7 by Jack Yan

    An excellent status update from some other site from my friend Mari. Here’s a game I used to play at home with my dad. I called it “just kill me” because I hated it so much.   As a child, and especially as a teenager, I had loads of opinions. On everything. Usually not v...

  • Caring

    Posted November 6 by Jack Yan

    I hope Debra (Ladywise here on Blogcozy) is OK. Anyone heard from her since August?   The good thing about blogging is that we can do it whenever we like. Actually, social media updates should be like that, too! There’s no rule to say that one must do them daily.   For me, ...

  • It's Only Life After All (Part Two - The Schnozz/Medical Concerns)

    Posted November 6 by Liv

    I have had SO much to do this summer. Luckily, I put off my elective surgery until two days after my Momma arrived, so at least I got the basics of her room done for her to move in with me.  I had a turbinectomy. I didn't even know I had turbinates!   I have always had trouble breathin...

  • It's Only Life After All (Part One - The Wall(s))

    Posted November 5 by Liv

    I'm sitting in the middle of a half-rearranged living room. I swear one day I will have this house the way I want it, but with all the renovations I have been performing in the last ten months, nothing has been able to be the way I want it to be --- yet.  I have finally ALMOST finished adding ...

  • Vivaldi is annoyingly buggy, too—I wonder if it’s down to Chrome

    Posted November 5 by Jack Yan

    In September 2017, I switched to Vivaldi as my browser of choice, after Firefox began eating through RAM like there was no tomorrow. I haven’t changed browsers often in my lifetime, starting with Netscape till it no longer worked properly, then IE5 briefly, then Maxthon (then with the IE engin...

  • Or maybe every three days.

    Posted November 5 by TreeSweater

    Ugh. I forget to write anything until I've shut my computer down for the night, and I'm not motivated enough to start it up again. I have posted on Instagram every day, which is new for me, but I'm not sure how long I'll be able to find photos that look interesting enough to post. The moon has lo...