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When the Supreme Court hears Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission they'll be deciding the future of equality in America. We need to make sure Supreme Court Justices hear loud and clear that America stands on the side of progress – and that means making sure your Members of Congress stand up with you, too.

Send an email to tell your Members of Congress to sign a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of our clients Charlie and David, and the future of equality..

Also, friendly reminder that if you are a US Citizen who would like to keep pressure on Congress to do the right thing, 5calls.org is an excellent website that gives you a bunch of current issues to choose from, phone numbers to call, and a script to say.

Fic: House-building

Oct. 22nd, 2017 03:16 pm
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Title: House-building
Fandom: Star Trek AOS
Characters: Original Female Characters,
Author: beatrice_otter
Rating: kid
Length:
Summary: When choosing a spouse, there are many things to consider.

AN:The idea of chi`pain was taken from Macedon's excellent DS9 series Jeu-Parti.

Sequel to: The Desert Between
Nyota's Choice

At AO3 and tumblr


Read more... )

Next Fic: Children of the Desert

Programming

Oct. 22nd, 2017 10:16 am
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Note: in the following, I am in no way boasting of my programming abilities. In the past, I've done a little programming using variants of C++, but not since IBM gave up on OS/2. (I liked that OS!) What I'm doing now involves MS Access and Access Basic - Tinker Toys, no more.

Anyway: after entering a few hundred books into my library database, I grew dissatisfied; I've begun a full revamp. (This is version 5.) Right now, I'm just plotting - working out the tables and forms I'm going to need. In some ways, this is the most fun part of the process - deciding just what I want to be able to do and how to do it most efficiently. (The limitations of Access Basic chafe occasionally, I'll admit.) Automate this process, make that information easily available on the fly, consolidate the other stuff so I won't have to enter it more than once - this is a fun challenge, and of a different kind than my workaday research.

I'm probably going to revamp my finances database too, but that can wait. I need to keep the old one around for the next while anyway, for tax and other purposes.

I know it is the nature of things

Oct. 21st, 2017 11:31 pm
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But I am a little surprised there don't seem to be ebooks of the Pliocene Saga. Or a North American edition younger than about twenty years.

Goodies

Oct. 20th, 2017 09:35 am
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I've been a subscriber to the Library of America for many years. I've been pleased with their output, over the years; in addition to the usual suspects - several of the Founding Fathers, big-name authors like Hawthorne, Melville, and Twain, and so on - they've also published Grant's memoirs, a two-volume set of SF novels from the '50s (and they chose well), a volume of fantastic fiction from Washington Irving to August Derleth, and so forth.

I just opened the latest offering. The shipping box was unmarked, so I didn't know its contents until I saw the actual volume. It's the letters of Abigail Adams. That's going to be fun - if nothing else, the letters she exchanged with Jefferson during his long estrangement from her husband should be worth reading. (John didn't know about it, of course, until after she finally reconciled them.)

:rubs hands:

Julian Clare May (1931 - 2017)

Oct. 20th, 2017 10:03 am
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Angry Robot Books reports the death of Julian May.

Today's ambiguity

Oct. 19th, 2017 10:47 pm
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"Resent" is both how one might feel about being told an email never arrived and also what one might do in response.

Wait

Oct. 19th, 2017 10:47 pm
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The month was only half over last weekend. How can it be almost three quarters over only a week later?

I thought I might share this

Oct. 18th, 2017 09:56 pm
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Since chances of me doing anything more with it at this point are slim.

http://mmjustus.com/a-bit/

Seasons

Oct. 18th, 2017 09:06 am
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Fall, she has fell.

Hot weather - mid-eighties to nineties F - persisted well into this month, but we seem to have turned the corner. Highs for the next while are forecast in the low seventies, with lows dipping into the forties. I haven't turned on the heater, and won't for another couple of weeks at least, but I have begun growing my winter pelt. I don't expect to shave again until early spring.

We all have our seasonal rituals, don't we?

Guess the author!

Oct. 16th, 2017 10:07 am
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"Atwood lifted much of HANDMAID from Heinlein. Yet the world thinks she’s an original."

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