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by Kithplana
Thu May 17, 2012 4:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13430
Views: 1773074

Re: Today I Learned

TIL that fingernails are no protection against the penetrative force of pointy solder points on the bottom of a circuit board.
by Kithplana
Wed May 16, 2012 12:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3583136

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

For some reason being in my basement work out room triggers thoughts of Gary Jules "Mad World". This is less than ideal, as it is depressing and demotivational. And I have no idea why. I just walk in, and my brain starts playing the opening music. Set up a motion sensor and music-playing ...
by Kithplana
Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3583136

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Dear ISP, When I, at 1.1.1.1, am trying to get to 2.2.2.2 and am reaching 3.3.3.3 (ISP's router) before hitting 10.x.x.x (yes, actually a 10.x address), and cannot get to 2.2.2.2, please don't tell me to try a different device from 1.1.1.1, or even imply that this is the fault of anything at 1.1.1....
by Kithplana
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3583136

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Dear ISP, When I, at 1.1.1.1, am trying to get to 2.2.2.2 and am reaching 3.3.3.3 (ISP's router) before hitting 10.x.x.x (yes, actually a 10.x address), and cannot get to 2.2.2.2, please don't tell me to try a different device from 1.1.1.1, or even imply that this is the fault of anything at 1.1.1.1...
by Kithplana
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536205

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Re: Yasmin, I was on it for a few months but felt it was having a negative effect on my mood. I'm pretty sure I gained weight on it, too. Switched to Ortho Tri-Cyclen after that, and my mood seemed better (or else I was just getting better at weathering the daily storms of BS from my ex, one of the ...
by Kithplana
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 924601

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

The new Carve library that Blender uses for boolean operations is AWESOME and so much faster than the old one. Upgrading from 2.57 to 2.62 makes a HECK of a difference. An operation that wouldn't complete at all now takes less than a second against two simple meshes and about five against a more com...
by Kithplana
Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 924601

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

I finally found inspiration for the embroidery pattern for the blue velvet dress I'm making. (I've been struggling with this for a couple of years now.) Sketched it up this afternoon, vector'd it up this evening. I'll have more twerking to do later on with fresh eyes, but it's mostly done. Now I jus...
by Kithplana
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 924601

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

a coworker wrote:One of my goal rewards for my diet and exercise program is buying a necklace from [Kithplana].

:D

(I make jewelry.) It's here if you're curious.
by Kithplana
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1042: "Never"
Replies: 82
Views: 32979

Re: #1042: "Never"

It would have elicited a slight chuckle, bearing as much resemblance to some previous comics as it does, had Randall not pulled it straight out of my head. With pliers. Maybe.

So I lol'd.
by Kithplana
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.
Replies: 4973
Views: 761989

Re: Logical fallacies/douchebaggery in commercials.

There was an old American Express commercial where a couple was in the jewlery store. The guy wants to get an engagement ring. He hands the guy a card and it's declined. The fiance tells him to use the American Express no limit whatever card. So this guy has at least one maxed out credit card and i...
by Kithplana
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Maps
Replies: 52
Views: 10436

Re: Maps

One weekend I got it in my head to make a map. http://www.cartographersguild.com/ is a pretty awesome site/forum/community/otter/duck for learning how to draw maps. Lots of awesome map porn, lots of good tutorials for those of varying artistic talents.
by Kithplana
Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536205

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

+1 for the mostly not shaving (legs) list. I'll do it if I'm wearing a dress or something, but most of the time I'm just wearing pants so it doesn't matter. I do like the way they feel shaved, but I don't like the way they feel two days later when the hair starts coming back with a vengeance. (AAARG...
by Kithplana
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living alone: anecdotes and such
Replies: 69
Views: 13779

Re: Living alone: anecdotes and such

Doesn't this pretty much come down to whether you're an introvert or extrovert? Introverts prefer solitude, extroverts prefer the company of people, so this is surely reflected in whether they prefer to live alone or not. Not really. I'm pretty introverted, but although being alone is nice, I prefe...
by Kithplana
Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 199967

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Which is why I said sort of. I figured it's not the norm but it is close enough to make the connection.
by Kithplana
Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9380907

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I'm kind of proud of myself. More so about what I can do without thinking too hard about it rather than what I can do when I think very hard about it. I'm working on setting up a migration from server A to server Z. Server A needs to talk LDAP to server Z in order for this to go smoothly with a mini...
by Kithplana
Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13430
Views: 1773074

Re: Today I Learned

Security geek here. That is awesome.
by Kithplana
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536205

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

TMI: Dear uterus: I don't think I've done anything horrible to you recently. Even if I did, waking up at 1:30 AM to the worst cramps I've had in years, along with side effects such as vomiting, was totally not called for . (You can't blame it on the tofu, either.) Yours truly...
by Kithplana
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Web Aesthetics & Ergonomics
Replies: 40
Views: 7845

Re: Web Aesthetics & Ergonomics

Yeah, the only other instance where I really prefer automatic new tabs is when you have thumbnails you want the full image of. I think most people would just go for the lightbox these days. I actually don't like lightboxes for most uses. So often when I click on an image to enlarge it I get a semi-...
by Kithplana
Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 199967

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread

Thomas O'Malley from the Aristocats. Thomas shortens to Tom, obviously (for the play on tomcat), but his initials also sort of spell out TOM.

Duuuude.
by Kithplana
Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9380907

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Today I used an Android phone for the first time. The whole experience was incredibly disturbing on an almost existential level. I am going to stare at a *nix terminal until the feeling goes away. I felt somewhat better when I installed ConnectBot on my phone and could at least ping. I felt loads b...
by Kithplana
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 924601

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

Currently watching the Penguin Cam. That's my favorite part of Sea World right there. At least from here the moving walkway isn't trying to whisk me by too quickly.
by Kithplana
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Web Aesthetics & Ergonomics
Replies: 40
Views: 7845

Re: Web Aesthetics & Ergonomics

Let it be known that Java and JavaScript are not the same thing. HULK incapable of taking you seriously if you don't understand this. Hmm. Kay, well now I know something not good about you. Unfortunate. You know the difference. My annoyance, in that case, is not aimed at you. Confusing Java and JS....
by Kithplana
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Web Aesthetics & Ergonomics
Replies: 40
Views: 7845

Re: Web Aesthetics & Ergonomics

Let it be known that Java and JavaScript are not the same thing. HULK incapable of taking you seriously if you don't understand this.

If you were even contemplating Oracle Java-based buttons for navigation, HULK incapable of taking you seriously forever.
by Kithplana
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536205

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Whee! I've been working on making a corset (to go under a specific dress I want to make) for, oh, over a year now. Today I finally sat down and drafted a pattern (for the third time) from this tutorial . I must have done something right this time because it fits so much better, with so much less twe...
by Kithplana
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1027: "Pickup Artist"
Replies: 2030
Views: 281441

Re: 1027: Pickup Artist

Deary me. If you identify so closely with the pickup artist of the comic, it is better for us all that you not be here. However, if you don't consider tearing down a girl's self-esteem to be an acceptable way of opening or sustaining dialogue, you might read the comic a bit more closely, or seek fur...
by Kithplana
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Rules for supervillainy
Replies: 23
Views: 4341

Re: Rules for supervillainy

4. Never reinvent when you can steal: The Evil Overlord List
by Kithplana
Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:26 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9380907

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I had the opposite problem. We had been evacuated from the house for a week due to a forest fire. Power was out and all that. Came home dreading the thought of cleaning out the freezer. Noticed some suspicious black dried something puddled below the freezer. Held our noses, cautiously opened the fre...
by Kithplana
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536205

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

(sewing things) Sewing with a pattern is a skill in itself. I've been doing it for years and I still find myself confused about how things are put together, or how this mess is ever going to turn into what I want it to be, or... anything. Plus, an "easy" label is not always a reliable ind...
by Kithplana
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: [Problem Solved] Can't remove a file from archive
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: Can't remove a file from archive

Your antivirus isn't detecting and removing the file, right? (That's about the end of my experience with the process. I got nothin' else.)
by Kithplana
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:38 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: PHP/MySQL
Replies: 5
Views: 3913

Re: PHP/MySQL

ocb wrote:
Steax wrote:Better option - use PHP prepared statements through PDO. Pretty much regarded as best practice nowadays.


this PDO is getting popular. I might try it

You should. It's awesome and harder to mess up than escaping.
by Kithplana
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9380907

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Forget face punch over IP. When do I get groin kick over IP? I could use that capability right about now.

I bet it would be really useful if I could put the DDoSing power of a small botnet behind it.
by Kithplana
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27389
Views: 3536205

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Which makes me glad I never changed mine. It was certainly convenient in the inevitable fall of that relationship. I'll most likely change mine next time around...

I mostly just posted this so I could ask what your avatar means, e_squirrel :)
by Kithplana
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3583136

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

To be fair, a lot of developers use progressive enhancement that pretty much breaks the site when javascript is turned off. I know mine does. It's still presents the page in a respectable format, and the content is at least accessible, but it breaks a lot of the hard work put into giving the page t...
by Kithplana
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13430
Views: 1773074

Re: Today I Learned

Also, Diet Coke floats in water, while regular Coca Cola sinks. This is probably because artificial sweeteners are less dense than sugar. I knew someone once who drank a lot of Diet Coke, but he never got less dense... Are you sure about that? Fat is less dense than muscle or bone. :) I knew someon...
by Kithplana
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13430
Views: 1773074

Re: Today I Learned

Also from randomfactcats.com:
Also, Diet Coke floats in water, while regular Coca Cola sinks. This is probably because artificial sweeteners are less dense than sugar.

I knew someone once who drank a lot of Diet Coke, but he never got less dense...
by Kithplana
Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3583136

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Dear interwebs and the people who host sites on it: 1. Java != Javascript. Since you probably just pasted that JS into your site anyway, let me explain the funny != bit: NOT EQUAL TO. All you should care about is that Java is an add-on to your browser and it was probably why you got that last virus....
by Kithplana
Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9380907

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

Captain Kirk is climbing a mountain baking a pie. What kind of pie is it? PECAAAAAAAAAAAN In other news... I have got to keep better track of my RAID members. I've spent most of today discovering that 1. many GRUBs still don't like RAID metadata v1.2 at all, preferring 0.90, and 2. since I added my ...
by Kithplana
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90225
Views: 9380907

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

On another note, today I bought £405 worth of books for £20. It was a shock when a sale section had a book worth over £100 as £3. That's just too damn spicy for the pickle! I can't tell whether this is The Cat's normal sort of post or a particularly emphatic "wow" to Angua's epic book sco...
by Kithplana
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5132
Views: 924601

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

These pictures are too. You can probably see most if not all of the artifacts on the Met's own site, but this is an impressive (and browseable) collection all on its own.
by Kithplana
Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats and the Weird Things They Do
Replies: 69
Views: 11985

Re: Cats and the Weird Things They Do

Every night... once everyone is settled and snug in their beds, just beginning to drift off... suddenly THERE COMES A NOISE-- MROW MROW MROW MROW MROW --A NOISE OF DEATH-- *thunk* MROOOOW MROOOOOW my friend Catherine, some kind of longhaired dimwit, becomes an unmatched hunter and a vicious killer a...

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