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([personal profile] osodecanela Oct. 14th, 2017 02:44 am)
..it just hasn’t been here.

It’s been surreal here. At times I’ve been calm enough, the denial of the risk in simply being here strong enough and then once the conditions change, better very locally, but so bad not so distantly, that patina of calm cracks wide.

I live in the wine country of Northern California. It dawned on me half an hour ago many who follow me know I live here & just as likely know about the wildfires rampant here.

For those who don’t, Monday night there were abnormally high and bone dry winds which sparked fires in multiple locations almost spontaneously. We’re near the end of the long dry season so there is much fodder for fire. While it’s not yet determined, fallen power lines seem a real possibility, if not likelihood. Within hours one had spread into heavily populated areas of Santa Rosa; within 24 hours it destroyed almost 3000 homes.

Locally a blaze began on the other side of the page from us. It was pretty much restricted successfully to a peninsula that’s juts into the lake. Folks got evacuated in the middle of th night from the north end of the city of Clearlake. We took a family we knew in, a young couple and their 3 year old. The following morning when we awoke there was so much smoke that we could not see the lake. I have lakefront property. Well, the local fire got contained & they were able to return home after 3 days.

Meanwhile things almost everywhere else is having less success than we. The
Fires have spread dramatically and two of the better exits from this county drop right into areas already facing mandatory evacuation. In short, not an option. That realization truly shook me.

While there is no need to evacuate now I feel pressed to be ready. There is now 2 weeks of clothing in the boot of my car, small valuables and sentimentals I am unwilling to lose, & necessities like the computer. It’s sobering walking through your home an asking yourself what comes with you. Mañana I’ll put some dog food & a bowl for him. Mandatory winnowing. It’s a valuable exercise and not unexpectedly a painful one. After packing I spent the bulk of my day expanding the defensible space around the house and garage.

As I write, strong winds are forecast to strike the area tonight and tomorrow. Fingers crossed tightly this is not a repeat of Monday.
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([personal profile] emceeaich Oct. 11th, 2017 02:41 pm)

I'm hella lesbian.

There are spoilers below.

Read more... )

This is a stunning movie.

But the experience of the women in the movie, including the ones who live, disappoints me.

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([personal profile] emceeaich Oct. 10th, 2017 11:49 pm)

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Confirmed Survey 1. Upon arrival you will report for debriefing. And just one more thing, on your trip back I want you to take the time to learn the Babylon 5 mantra. 'Ivanova is always right. I will listen to Ivanova. I will not ignore Ivanova's recommendations. Ivanova is God.' And if this ever happens again
Ivanova will personally rip your lungs out! Babylon control out.
[to herself]
[looks up]
Just kidding about that God part. No offense.– Lt. Cmdr. Susan Ivanova, Babylon 5, S1E18

I'm not finding them useful. They were reporting back to June of last year but not capturing release cycles.

I have a spreadsheet for watching bugs which need a decision for the Firefox Quantum (57) release.

I'm defining decision differently than triage. Triage is an engineering decision on priority; decision means if the bug would affect 57. And there are plenty of bugs to review. It's a large haystack and we're trying ways to find the bugs that could affect our release.

If you want to see all un-triaged bugs, you can still view the snapshot report.

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([personal profile] jesse_the_k posting in [community profile] access_fandom Oct. 5th, 2017 11:50 am)

Thanks to a link from the Facebook group "Fans for Accessible Conventions," I learned about an nifty guide prepared for The Majestic Hotel, a hotel in North Yorkshire UK.

https://www.thehotelcollection.co.uk/cms/the-hotel-collection/pdfs/the-majestic-hotel-accessibility-statement.pdf good and missing )