GF-ish sessions at Penguicon this weekend

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 10:19 pm
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Posted by brainwane

This weekend, April 28-30, people coming to Penguicon in Southfield, Michigan can catch a number of sessions of interest to Geek Feminism readers.

Coraline Ada Ehmke is one of the Guests of Honor (her Penguicon schedule). Ehmke “is a speaker, writer, open source advocate and technologist with over 20 years of experience in developing apps for the web. She works diligently to promote diversity and inclusivity in open source and the tech industry.” She and others are participating in a Women in Tech panel and Q&A on Saturday.

Perhaps I’ll see you at the con! Feel free to comment if you’re going to be there and mention any parties or sessions you’re particularly looking forward to.

Help needed

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 11:16 pm
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 I'm using style Heads Up, I was originally using my imported LiveJournal one but I wanted them to look different. 

I was wondering if there is anyway to move the Navigation link from the top of my journal to the bottom. It appears on both the top and the bottom once I go back through my journal entries but I only want to have them on the bottom not the top. 

I have no idea how to do CSS, the only thing I did know was how to put in my own header image.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Posted by Sean Fallon

Today is Alien Day, and Reebok is marking this momentous occasion once again with some momentously cool sneakers. Behold the Alien Stomper “Final Battle” pack.

From the press release:

Answering the dreams of die-hard film fans and sneakerheads alike, Reebok will commemorate the moment by releasing a pair of highly collectible Alien Stompers this year. Drawing rich design details from the climactic duel between Ripley and the Xenomorph Queen, the ‘Final Battle’ pack is a nostalgic celebration of one of the most intense blockbuster finales in cinematic history.

The ‘Queen’ Alien Stomper was inspired by the gloss finish of the Xenomorph exoskeleton. A tribute to the deadly matriarchal villain, the shoes are assembled using high-sheen black patent leather and a toxic green glow that pulses beneath the translucent midsole as a nod to the Queen’s corrosive blood. To complete the ensemble, the Stomper’s signature forefoot strap is embroidered with ‘XX121’, the code designation given to the extraterrestrial species.

The ‘Powerloader’ Alien Stomper, inspired by Ripley’s battle-ready cargo suit, is an impressive work of art. Icy orange outsoles complement the striking ‘safety yellow’ leather upper, while red arrows reference the suit’s hydraulic movement. Debossed ‘PWL’ heel graphics and call-outs clarify the model’s identity, including the P-5000 serial number. As a nod to the canopy that protects Ripley during the final showdown, mesh panels overlay the Reebok logo, while quilting on the tongue and insoles evokes the industrial mechanoid’s upholstery.

The unisex sized shoes will be packaged inside an ornate box that is also dripping with symbolism. Reebok designers immersed themselves in the film’s folklore, combing the Internet for obscure visual references and freeze-framing repeatedly to unlock minute details hidden in the loading dock where the final battle takes place.

The Queen’s chamber (inner box) is decorated with an alien hive pattern, while the Powerloader bay (outer box) is modeled after the chamber that houses the suit. For the outer box, there is a green splatter that references the alien’s acid blood burning through the container as well as key design cues that take direct references to the outer lock door, and various hidden details that reference “Aliens” as well as Reebok mythography. The inner box, inspired by the Alien Hive, has a distinctive pattern that hides Xenomorphs, face huggers, and eggs, and also incorporates design details from the body of the ship, including the iconic floor grates, air outtakes, and hazard stripes from the Powerloader.

The lavish cube is made by hand, using high-gauge cardboard which has been printed using multiple techniques and then debossed to add depth and texture. Tucked away safely inside, each shoe is stored in a separate drawer.

The Reebok Alien Stomper ‘Final Battle’ pack will be available in unisex sizing beginning July 18 for $325. Additional details are available on the Reebok Alien Stomper page. Reebok is also offering 26% off items sitewide using the code ALIEN26.

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Posted by Sean Fallon

Will Amazon’s new Echo Look camera free people like myself from having to judge my wife’s outfits only to be accused of being insincere? Or will it be an exciting new way for the masses to take naughty photos? I’m guessing the latter is going to be an issue but, for the time being, let’s assume people will use it as Amazon intended.

Basically, the Echo Look is a $200 version of the traditional Echo that will take photos and videos on command to help you “look your best”. It even has a feature called “Style Check” that will combine “machine learning algorithms with advice from fashion specialists” to help you decide on an outfit. Naturally, it will also help you discover brand new styles from Amazon’s selection. Everything has to boil down to buying stuff on Amazon doesn’t it?

The full list of features includes:

  • Introducing Echo Look—everything you love about Alexa, and now she can help you look your best
  • Using just your voice, easily take full-length photos and short videos with a hands-free camera that includes built-in LED lighting, depth-sensing camera, and computer vision-based background blur
  • See yourself from every angle with the companion app. Build a personal lookbook and share your photos.
  • Get a second opinion on which outfit looks best with Style Check, a new service that combines machine learning algorithms with advice from fashion specialists
  • Echo Look helps you discover new brands and styles inspired by your lookbook
  • Ask Alexa to read the news and audiobooks, set alarms, get traffic and weather updates, control smart home devices, play music, and more
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Starbucks, Fitbit, NPR, and more

Now, I assumed Amazon would add some sort of camera functionality to the Alexa family down the line, but this is definitely not what I expected. Part of me thinks that this is ridiculous, but the other part of me is hoping that it actually works, if only for the sake of my sanity when my wife comes down the stairs at 6am.

Currently, the Echo Look is available by invitation only. Interested parties can request an invitation here.

UK general election stuff

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 06:15 pm
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If you're not registered to vote, or know people who aren't, or simply wish to spam your social media with this handy link to register:

https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

You have to be registered by the 22nd May to vote in the election on the 8th June.

A lot of people, especially young people, seem to be registering. This is a good thing.

The Spawn Cosplay Collection

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 04:13 pm
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Posted by Sean Fallon

Cosplayer Knightmage can transform into just about anything, but he specializes in Spawn. In fact, he creates a new version of the cosplay every year based on the comics and toys. Check out more examples below.

Hell Spawn: Photo by The Portrait Dude

Gunslinger Spawn: Photo by Gwen Graham

Medieval Spawn: Photo by Gwen Graham

Wings of Redemption Angel Spawn: Photo by The Portrait Dude

“Burnt Face” Spawn: Photo by Comic Resources

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Posted by Sean Fallon

This adorable Star Wars galaxy skirt from Her Universe was a Disney Parks exclusive, but now it can be had on the Disney Store website.

See Also: Her Universe Releases Star Wars Celebration Fashions To Everyone

This follows the matching Ewok cardigan that was released earlier this year. The outfit is now complete.

(via The Kessel Runway)

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Posted by Sean Fallon

Klingon Monopoly was first released in 2011, but it seems that getting your hands on it at a reasonable price has become difficult in recent years. Fortunately, ThinkGeek now has the game as an exclusive for $39.99. If you’re fluent in tlhIngan Hol, it should be especially fun as the game can be played in both Klingon and English. See more on Nerd Approved

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