LED'd plush Cthulhu

Oct. 19th, 2017 12:56 pm
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Choly Knight has a free plush Cthulhu pattern on their website that is totally adorable. (Actually, many cute plushies!) But, maybe, could be a little more terrifying? LEDs, yes, LEDs for eyes!

Also, I want to play with the Gemma M0, which is much like the previous Gemma, but it comes set up with CircuitPython, a derivative of MicroPython. So instead of installing the Arduino IDE and installing all the boards and libraries, it mounts as a USB flash drive, and you just write your python script in any text editor. Save it, unplug, and it will start running it. (Caveat; space is limited so not all libraries are on the Gemma M0. You'll have to copy over a library if it isn't there. Luckily there's lots of documentation. (And the NeoPixel library is already there.))

Labour for the Great Old Ones! )

All hail
Photo by chebegeek

Wednesday : Basic Instructions

Oct. 18th, 2017 09:49 pm
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The good:
The voice therapy seems to be working.
The entire house got to play The Secret World together.
The voice acting job looks closer to reality now.
Kevin's final costume piece came in the mail.
The weather is gorgeous.
The lawn is mowed.

The bad:
Toyota ran my car payment twice - once on the 12th and once on 18th.
The new medical insurance I shelled out 900 on did not cover Kevin's chiropractic visit last week - even though I confirmed that doc was on the plan.
The new medical insurance I shelled out 900 on did not cover my asthma medicine yesterday - even though I confirmed that med was on the plan.
The new medical insurance I shelled out 900 on did not cover today's doc visit - even though I confirmed that doc was on the plan.
I cooked last night and it was .. pretty bad. The fish sticks had freezer burned so badly that they looked exactly the same when I put them into the oven and they snapped in half. The macaroni had weevils. I gave up at that point. I just remembered I was suppose to cook tonight. Dammit.
Still no face to face interview or job.

Tomorrow I'll have to call Toyota, call the insurance company and call the dentist about that damned crown they seemed to have forgotten about.

We caught The Cheat peeing on the stove. All this time we thought it was Nox. I would have taken the wrong cat to the vet, dammit.
Now to figure out his malfunction. He's a jerk but he's been upping the dosage lately. When I didn't want to get up at 2am to let him out of my room, he puked on the bed. He was too lazy to pull the door open so he peed on Kevin's shoes. He still gets hangry and smacks the dog, the other cats and even us when it's time to feed (which we were 10 minutes late tonight hence the peeing). He's also puked when we're late feeding him which makes no sense because we won't feed them after they puke. Yes, they - Amber tried it last week.
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One thing getting to me on this job hunt is this:
"Nice job. I think I'll apply-"
>You Have Already Applied<

My dye job is retreating. I'll have to figure out how to do a touch up by myself.

This promises to go hilariously wrong.
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It's been pretty slow going,
but not as slow as I predicted?
Which is good.
I livestream a lot of it on Instagram
for the good company.
And otherwise I just listen to music and work.
And Maybe comes up and annoys me all the time.

1. Sort of starting to take shape? Sort of? Don't think about how much left there is to do...

More developments. )
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Getting from here to there.

(I'm posting these up as I fend off some health stuff).

So for this year's Inktober, I decided on one big project,
and decided to revisit the Bronze Forest concept,
from some years ago.

So here we go. Something that's going to take me ages, lol. The Copper Forest.


Developments )

Stuff and things

Oct. 17th, 2017 12:37 pm
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Oh hey, I haven't posted in a while, have I?

- The Interview with the Vampire screening at MoPop was wonderful. I hadn't seen it on the big screen since it was released!

- Work is work. The super-close deadline was pushed out by two weeks, Yay! The actual deadline was pushed up by two weeks, WTF BOO! Actually, there are good reasons for the actual deadline to be pushed up, but that doesn't mean I have to be happy about it.

- Went to the zoo over the weekend with some wonderful friends. My beloved red panda was waaaaaay up in a tree, snoozing, and wouldn't come down no matter how much I beseeched and made flaily hands. But at least I got to see his cute face as he sleepily groomed his fluffy tail.

- Speaking of cute faces, Vlad has been extra needy, and has taken to standing on my office chair (did I mention I have a standing desk now?), and gently patting my hip when I'm not paying attention to him. On the one hand, it's adorable. On the other hand, I wish his sister liked him right now. (She doesn't. She Very Much Doesn't.)

- OMG IT'S MY FAVORITE MONTH! THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS TO DO! Which means I'm super-busy and kind of tired, but it's worth it. Not to mention it's our 20th wedding anniversary at the end of the month. :D

[Photos] 2017 - Boranup Forest II

Oct. 17th, 2017 01:13 pm
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In October,
we revisited the Boranup forest,
this time with my Mum.

Everything was so much greener,
always so much love for Boranup.

The beast with hair of green.

More forest, this time in October )

[Photos] Boranup Forest

Oct. 16th, 2017 12:06 am
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I always feel a bit empty
if I don't get to visit the Boranup forest at least once a year.

Comprising mostly young karri leaves,
with a distinctive karri biome,
made up of metres of layers of karri bark that drops from the silvery branches every year.

Grey days, silvery trees.

Read more... )
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I've been invited to a costume party. Theme will be 'something from your childhood' and I'm stuck. As a last ditch effort, we're making Kevin Hugh Hefner because that's flat easy. We ordered him a captain's hat and he has a bathrobe.
But me? I got nothing.

I think I'll have to go dig out this box of clothing I just put in the shed 2 weeks ago. I can throw on my dad's SCA gear.

Usually I come up with a ton of ideas that are too far fetched, but this time I am very much creatively dry. I'll just focus on what treats I'm bringing. Maybe something will jostle loose but the party is next Saturday.

I can finally try this recipe above.

Wednesday : Basic Instructions

Oct. 11th, 2017 09:58 pm
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Today my appt was cancelled so Kevin and I tackled the yard and did some housework. He paused at one point and asked "Doesn't it feel like this is right?"
"So we just need to become independently wealthy enough to be able to putter around our house and maintain it."

We got a new mower yesterday and apparently the setting out of the box was "destroy the lawn, choke the mower and die."
This morning, we raise its level, retried and everything went fine. When I went to look at the front, I could easily tell where we had mown the night before versus this morning. I should consider finding a way to scrap that top soil up and get those damned sticker weeds once and for all.
Kevin complained about the battery running out, but when I read the reviews on the manufacturer's products, that was a complaint: "This battery only last 30 minutes!"
Yeah, well, you need to be taking a break by then so SOLD. Battery operated, built-in breaks, easy remove bag and quieter - yes, please. Now the lawn is mown and the husband isn't passing out from a stupid outdated instilled sense of completionist nihilism.
However the new weed eater went through an entire spool on our front and back yard. I sat down at the computer and ordered more. And weed killer. I will kill those damned things.

Job hunt: I'm on Indeed, Dice, Apex, Monster and Ziprecruiter. I need to keep track of where I'm applying not just because the unemployment office may need the records - but because I'm finding after 3 or 4 weeks, I'll click on something only for the site to remind me I already applied. Which is annoying when the job posting says it's a day old. I'm awaiting to hear back on 1 face-to-face interview - ah, fuck it, I think I already know. I'm waiting on 3 recruiters to get back to me on when to have the interview. I even have the directions printed for one place - then the recruiter's contact went on vacation. Here's the thing: He's another recruiter. He got back to me and said the client hadn't confirmed yet. So a job board, a recruiter, a recruiter, I'm sure the next is the interviewer who then goes to HR annnnnd - how many more jumps to get this frigging job?
So I actually applied for a job as a recruiter. Obviously there's enough to support a double blind.

Man, I am just all over the goddamned place here. I've worked out once. I have this brown paper package from [personal profile] lolotehe and a box of intellectual stuff to improve my job options. I haven't touched my Unreal tutorials despite having them auto launch when I sit at the PC. Hell, I nearly forgot to make a post today. I managed to cook twice this week. I mean month. My daily schedule is barely even looked at so I'm skipping things again. I need to re-orient and cut the crap. I also need to start getting up when I wake up the first time. I need to stop being afraid of being tired. That is the real STEP 1. That has ruled my life for the past 14 years and I need to shluff it off.

Voice Acting
I'm failing. I'm failing badly. I can do 2 high and 2 low, but they want 4 different high voices. I can't do it. Also the microphone is picking up clicks from my tongue moving in my mouth, I kid you not. I have to keep a shirt over my hand to muffle the click sound of the mouse which is on an end table off my desk to my 4 o'clock position.

State of house: why is the cat peeing again?!
He still has a prescription for food to help with urine issues. I bought a week's worth, installed 2 feliways and he's peed again on the kitchen table. It's not daily. I can't figure out the trigger. He finished his short week of special gooshy this morning and I think he threw it up. Sometimes he leaves it to go drink water, which is the point of the food, and the other cats will greedily go after it so it could have been anyone that threw it up but I know it was that food that got puked up. Sadly, it's Amber that gets to go to the vet next. Nox does not get to go 3 times in a row. She's been losing her fur off her butt and that region is warmer to the touch. There are 5 litter boxes and 2 water fountains and 2 water bowls, Nox needs to adjust his attitude.
Weird note: he tends to pee in holes. He peed in [personal profile] trickykitty's shower drain, he peed in my bathtub drain, he's peed in Kevin's shoes twice and into the burner on the stove twice (we think that's him). I don't know what it means but I leave the lid up in case he ever wants to try to pee in the toilet. More power to you, kitteh, if you do.
Disclaimer: All of the above has been since we got him, not in the past 2 weeks.

Advice: Mosquito repellent.
One of the outdoor cats (which Nox will become if he escalates) had swarms of skeeters all over her today. I went to locate some Off to spray around the porch but I had none. I lit a citronella candle since we were outside with her but it was crazy. It was very much like PigPen and his flies/dust particles.
Any advice how to prevent these microswarms? I was confused because I heard that rosemary repels them and I had trimmed the darn bush just an hour ago.

Sailfish X, part 4

Oct. 11th, 2017 05:13 pm
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Once you got the Emma tool you need to make sure the phone is running a high enough version of Android (before you replace it). Connect the phone to Windows while holding the Volume Down key. LED will go green. Select a service of at least build version 34.3.A.0.228, and Apply Service to phone. Disconnect, boot it up, go through Setup Wizard, turn it off.

Download Sailfish OS (or buy it if you haven't already) and the Sony binaries (for an older version of Android). Extract both into one folder.

Connect phone to Windows while holding the Volume Up key. LED will go blue. Run the flash-on-windows.bat script. Follow on screen instructions, then reboot phone into SailfishX.

Also, there are official instructions now.

[Art] Inktober Days 8, 9, 10.

Oct. 11th, 2017 11:16 pm
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Overall for Inktober,
I've been working on a very large project.
But for the past few days I've been away,
and did some ballpoint pen sketches instead.
I actually really love it as a medium?

These are all really small irl.
Done with your standard trashy Kilometrico ballpoint pen

Fairy Wren and Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo under the cut. )
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Swedish Death Cleaning, or "dostadning", refers to the act of slowly and steadily decluttering as the years go by, ideally beginning in your fifties (or at any point in life) and going until the day you kick the bucket. The ultimate purpose of death cleaning is to minimize the amount of stuff, especially meaningless clutter, that you leave behind for others to deal with.

"Death cleaning isn’t the story of death and its slow, ungainly inevitability. But rather the story of life, your life, the good memories and the bad. 'The good ones you keep,' Margareta Magnusson says. 'The bad you expunge.'"

It's a great short article about the book and the philosophy.


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