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Of the flight of the Noldor

Aug. 13th, 2019 | 09:30 pm


Of the flight of the Noldor
by yidanyuan on DeviantArt

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Aug. 10th, 2019 | 10:24 pm

The Quest for Bio-Survival Tickets
Many governments have switched away from making laws that support communities, to making laws that support businesses, because they've absorbed the idea that money=survival=community. And because of that mind-warping concept, many people can't figure out how to support and improve relationships and communities that don't rely on money for transactions.</a>

A Good Post™ by [personal profile] elf.

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Aug. 10th, 2019 | 02:46 pm

Außer Irdisch
Außer Irdisch by Oliver Henze on Flickr

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Jul. 22nd, 2019 | 11:22 am

I know Dreamwidth support is done by volunteers, but I'm bummed I've had a ticket open for almost six weeks with no response at all, not even a "gee, that's a stumper, we don't know what's going on". Does anyone happen to know anyone and could give them a poke, maybe...?

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Silmarillion Writers' Guild July 2019 Challenge

Jul. 20th, 2019 | 12:22 pm

Silmarillion Writers' Guild July 2019 Challenge: Solve a Problem

I only sporadically read fic from [community profile] silwritersguild (or any fic anymore, really), but if people take up some of these prompts it could be a hoot. For example:

Why does a utopian place like Gondolin have a designated place for executions?
What was the ecosystem of Middle-earth like when there was only darkness? [ha, I've picked on this one myself]
Did Húrin's chair have a flush? … or any matters related to excremental necessity.
So about all those "tallest" Elves and Númenóreans: Who was actually the tallest?
If the palantíri were made by Fëanor, why do we not see them being used in all sorts of canon situations when communications were critical?
Anything to do with the logistics around the anatomical and aerodynamic likelihood of a bird big enough to carry two men on its back. (Also what that might say about the bird poop issue around Gondolin.)

(Yes, I meant to post this here and not [personal profile] shyfoxling, because I have more audience here who would be interested in this kind of thing.)

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Jul. 11th, 2019 | 01:43 pm

Can anyone recommend a solution for a discussion-type (not marketing) mailing list that is not on my own domain? Yahoo, which has been cranky and unreliable about accepting mail from eristic.net for a long time now but used to work enough of the time to be going on with, has apparently decided it doesn't want to anymore*, and I'm tired of getting bounce messages from the subscribers on the list whom I can't persuade to use different addresses and having to separately forward things to them from my Gmail address every time (because I do want them getting event announcements and being able to reply to RSVP). For what I hope are obvious reasons I do not want to use a Yahoo group, and Google groups, as I recall, are a big pain to be on with anything other than a Gmail address because you can't manage your own subscription. I don't know if there's anything else out there these days.

Alternatively, although I dread having to open a support ticket because A Small Orange's customer support has become crap (oh for the days of Drak.net), if anyone can positively diagnose some problem with the mail server configuration that could be causing this, that would be helpful information if I ever manage to work up the combination of stubbornness/patience/energy required to do so. (Fiddling with it directly is definitely beyond me in terms of knowledge, and maybe not even possible in a permission sense.)

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* Common error response over the past few days has been delivery temporarily suspended: lost connection with mta7.am0.yahoodns.net[98.137.159.24] while sending RCPT TO but I have also received "message temporarily deferred due to user complaints" kinds of errors multiple times in recent months (which I assume are not due to literal persons filing literal complaints with Yahoo?).

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Jul. 10th, 2019 | 06:42 pm

Karl the Fog keeps things cool in Q&A about his first book

wut.

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Jul. 9th, 2019 | 11:21 am

I keep toying with the idea of giving up checking the flist for LJ arethinn. Frequently I see no posts there at all, which means no one who 1. I read on Dreamwidth instead or 2. posts nothing but a Twitter feed (so I don't have them in my "actually reading" filter) or 3. isn't shyfoxling (I don't need to read myself) has posted in the previous two weeks. Once in a while there's a post from elenbarathi, but that's it from over 100 friends and 70 communities.

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Jul. 3rd, 2019 | 10:17 am



Just ordered myself one of these outfits in purple and black. Hope I don't make it look terrible, since I do not, to quote Lister's Confidence, have a body like a coat hanger.

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Jun. 28th, 2019 | 10:59 am

The battery powered LED headlight on my bicycle emits interference that prevents the nearby wireless bike computer (odometer/speedometer) from receiving its signal from the wheel sensor. Both have to be mounted on the handlebars and there isn't room to move them further apart. Nor can the wheel sensor be moved closer to the computer. Does anyone know how I might go about shielding the headlight so this doesn't happen?

(edited to clarify the nature of the equipment involved)

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