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Friday, November 27th, 2015 09:38 pm
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Struck with the sudden desire to watch DS9 (especially since I lost my access to regular episodes around the time the dominion arc started getting good so I've never seen the end)

But it's a case of too many episodes too little time. Anyone able to recommend a good episode watching guide?

I tried googling but there are a lot of lists and I can't tell which are any good! Suspect someone here knows my pain :3

Today I...

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 11:08 pm
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* completed my first full DST cycle

* found my first bug related to DST time changes

* mourned the gradual loss of daylight. omg where is the sun going why is it abandoning me halp

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 09:10 pm
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Just spent a week back in the Philippines with family, and now I'm back home. Contentment <3

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Sunday, September 20th, 2015 08:52 pm
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I've been thinking a lot about how I've drifted away from being defined by what I do.

As a teenager, I was heavily into anime fandom. I'd stay up until ~3am on dial-up to socialize with fellow fans on message boards and IRC. Eventually learned Japanese so I could understand, etc. Now, well it's been years since I even saw any anime, and I don't have any anime fandom friends anymore. (I have friends are still in anime fandom, but I don't talk anime/anime fandom with them).

I still play games, but I never identified as a gamer (not back when I was playing MMOs 8 hours+ a day, and certainly not now).

I enjoy programming, but I don't think of myself as a hacker (I enjoy building stuff, I enjoy the puzzle-solving aspect, I don't default to doing it in my spare time. And while I used to volunteer on other projects, these days I do my work, read tech-related articles, and call it a day).

I love books, but that's a pretty generic thing -- I don't love a particular series of books (and never have).

I enjoy knitting, but I haven't done it in a while, and it's not like I make new patterns.

I am geeky in general, but I don't think of myself as a geek anymore. A lot of things that give my little geeky heart a thrill have gone mainstream which is fantastic and amazing, but it seems ridiculous to go "oh I'm a geek" when there is nothing different in my level of affection or devotion from that of any person who considers themselves a non-geek. It's all normal now (I would have killed to make this happen as a kid; I luxuriate in this now).

But I feel like... like I've lost something somewhere. The ability to geek out and obsess over specific things? The desire to take something I enjoy and make it a part of my identity? I enjoy things still, I just don't have the intensity I used to have. And I don't know if this is because I don't make the time to foster my interests, or if it's because my outlook on life has just changed.

I'm happy though. I'm just no longer intense. I can't decide what that means.

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A couple weeks ago, I decided I was in the mood for cheerios and bought the normal ones. I was then very confused when it was not at all sweet. Turns out what I'm used to is honey-nut cheerios, which was the only kind we had back in the Philippines. Here you get (no-adjective) cheerios and honey-nut? what is this.

And then the other day, I was putting together a grocery list. [personal profile] zorkian suggested I buy Captain Crunch. I knew that name! So I put it on the list...

Turns out canonical Captain Crunch is actually called Captain Crunch Berries, and just plain old Captain Crunch is weird.

I knew I was going to run into culture shock in the move over here. I just didn't expect it to be the cereal that got me.

(But at least I have Lucky Charms <3)

zzz

Friday, August 21st, 2015 10:18 pm
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oh wow. Every time I think to myself "tonight I won't be exhausted", I do something like miss my bus stop and end up with a longer walk home than expected, and still end up exhausted.

(It was nice though, detoured and got some useful stuff along the way)

Been in new job a month. I've been sort-of-deliberately sort-of-not been careful about how I dress: mostly tshirts, jeans, minimal makeup. But I think by now I've proven I can *rock* it. So on the way home today I bought some happy-colored nailpolish. It's time to femme it up!

(It's not that coworkers would have judged me; but I want to avoid adding to any potential unconscious bias, especially if I was going to fail at any point. You all know what I mean.)

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Friday, August 14th, 2015 11:30 pm
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Oh huh. I keep thinking I've been at new company only a couple weeks, but it's now actually been almost a month.

I've finally settled into the point where I can start *thinking* about other things, which was not the case before.

Especially the first couple weeks, I'd go to work, and well, work. And then I'd come home and read about work-related stuff -- either background in healthcare, or something about the specific technology stack we're using.

And now I feel a little like a swimmer surfacing from a deep dive and taking that first really deep breath of air. It's nice :)

--

Today I actually cooked dinner for myself (sort of). I've been interested in making the marinated eggs you find in ramen. I haven't had the ability to think about cooking in so long... and now I'm back. It's back. I boiled the eggs, made a marinade of soy sauce + rice vinegar + sugar, threw it in the refrigerator, and tomorrow I shall have something to eat. Hopefully delicious!

If it goes well, I may do a batch of it for breakfasts. Or I may not. WHO KNOWS.

--

On Monday I'm headed to New York for work! I'm excited :) I haven't been before. I'm staying in NY, but spending the bulk of my day at the office in Jersey. (Jersey City? New Jersey? I can't figure it out).

I don't have any plans, except to maybe get some New York pizza. Maybe also wander around. I think my chances of the first are lots more likely than my chances of the second.
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Manager of engineering to someone just before I left work: "Go home, it's Friday!"

My team lead on Yammer as I was cooking dinner: "What are you all still doing online! Stop working it's the weekend"

(I'm pretty sure *they're* both still going to work though :p)

(I am rather liking this place though. It's just been a week so who knows, but I am tentatively happy.)
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Halo-halo. Made personally just the way it should be :)
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Halo-halo. Made personally just the way it should be :)
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
(Technically it's not because we used sausage instead of octopus -- but it came out pretty well!)

afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
The us supreme court decision on marriage! omg. omg. I've only read snippets but the ones I've seen have made me tear up with how strong and definite they are. No wishy-washy "well there's technically no legal reason we couldn't..." but just outright saying that this is the right way to treat people. Empathy? Love? Fuck yeah.

I've seen so much happiness today, feel warm and mushy.

The ones where it's like "two 80-year-olds who have been together x years" make me tear up the most because asdfhfhfh to have been denied that for so long but then to have it within their lifetimes. I don't understand being able to look at them and still deny that they love one another and have made a life together. They've already made the lifetime commitment; being able to go to the courthouse to have the government formally acknowledge that doesn't change anything within their relationship, but it changes so much everywhere else. (And I wish it could have come sooner, but I'm glad that it happened *now*).

(I am so looking forward to SF Pride parade this Sunday. First time I'm able to attend; seems like a good year to go! My brother is all "wave a flag for me" :D)

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Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 08:46 pm
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This feeling? I think it's contentment. I think it's love.
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Mwahaha, my pull request to enable HTTPS Everywhere on all DW subdomains has just been merged. They were super nice and quick about it.

(All the delay was on my part because I was travelling over the weekend so didn't submit the pull request until now).

Just need to figure out when it becomes publicly available and then maybe I can post over on [personal profile] fu :)

testing

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 09:43 am
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testing https everywhere...

https everywhere

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 02:40 pm
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oh I see why HTTPS Everywhere is not triggering on DW. Somenoe's written a ruleset that disables it, probably because HTTPS didn't work before.

(But as far as I know, there shouldn't be anything breaking any more)

I cannot yet figure out how to get it updated though. Hmmm.

All settled in

Friday, February 20th, 2015 01:15 pm
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I have now fully unpacked and put all my things into their proper places (including the things I'd mentally tagged miscellaneous that I'd tucked into my carryon) (including the yarn I'd somehow picked up on my travels).

Status update

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 03:26 pm
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I'll be in the Bay Area for the foreseeable future.

If you're in the area too, I'd love to meet up <3

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