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So, the machines I was waiting for arrived. Off to install 'em tomorrow! Spent all day getting stuff ready for that, and reading a strange fanfic called An Alien Walks Amongst Us. The most notable thing about this one is the strange pronoun choice. It switches points of view frequently, but calls each one of them "you" instead of "me". As in:

You all nod your heads at that.  You take out your map, looking at where you are.  Everypony comes up, taking a look.

Wait, who is you, and who are everypony else? Is there more than 1 of you? Is you me? No, you are clearly Lyra, and some of her friends, in this case. So hopefully there is more than one of you. You don't get it. The author just uses the word "you" for the point of view character and her friends because of reasons that you don't understand at all. Other than that, it's a pretty standard My Little Pony humans in Equestria fic. Why do I read these? After 3 hours of reading this fic, I now really feel like that should say "Why do you read these?" Because the broken pronouns are breaking my brain. It isn't like there is other grammar or writing fail here, so the author does know the rules she's violating. So It's definitely intentional strange. But...I've never read the plural you before. Or singular you, used in quite that fashion, either.
So, apparently we're doing this. Spent time meeting with real estate agents. Figuring out what needs to be done to the house on Wednesday. I was born here and lived here all my life and moving is terrifying! *moans*

On a slightly unrelated rant, Why why why why can't Drupal be as nice and easy as Wordpress? I host the blog for [ profile] crazycathie. I vaguely remember that 3 years ago she wanted it to cross post everything to live journal for some reason or other. Apparently, that still works. I haven't touched it in well over a year and a half. It's all up to date, the spam filtering is still working, Live Journal and Facebook are still crossposting, everything stays up to date automatically without constantly failing, and I don't get any complaints about it, even when I move it from one server to another. The only time I had to touch it was to make some tiny ambiguous one-line change to a theme to do something I can't even remember. Or was that a different Wordpress that I never have to touch, either? Anyway, compare that to Drupal. Every single week it has a module with a failing update, or a core update that can't be applied automatically, or a database update that fails, or a spammer gets in and makes a mess, or something else needs to be jiggered and poked. And Drupal 8 doesn't look like it will fix any of that. But it will break everyone's Modules, just like drupal 7 did! How glorious. If Wordpress supported content types and payment gateways, I would just throw up my hands and use it for everything. As it is, I just have to keep screaming with irritation, and telling people that I don't have time for this right now.


Now baseball and bed.


Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 06:32 pm
Yeah, that is the sound of spring springing at last! Got to go out for a walk in my spring jacket over lunch. And to think, 2 years ago at this time, we had already had several BBQs on the porch. So: was today more productive than yesterday? Well, meh. Look on the mighty record of my accomplishments, ye slackers, and sympathize:

  • Recced Browncoat, Green Eyes to [community profile] crossovers, because it's a classic, and I was in a Firefly kind of mood

  • The 10 decks of braille playing cards I ordered from Amazon arrived in the mail. If you need braille playing cards, order these! Specialty stores want like $25 for a single braille deck, and these are like $9, and better quality. Would order again!

  • Got the accounting done for this month

  • Got involved in this thread that started off being about places to get described TV, and drifted off into discussing My Little Pony fanfics, how bad Doctor Who novels are, and why people shouldn't call things they dislike gay. Yay for topic drift that's almost entirely my fault!

  • Read a bit more of Harry, a History. Not enjoying it as much as I expected to, honestly.

  • Talked about logos for the business cards. Hopefully we'll be printing new ones tomorrow or Saturday

And now I'm going to listen to the baseball on the fan, and head to bed. Impressive, huh? Things have been kind of in a lull this week. Next week and the week after are going to be crazy busy, though. I wish I could spread some of that stuff into now!

Today's Stuff

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 06:26 pm
The following things happened today, in no particular order:

Let's hope tomorrow is just a bit more productive!
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