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Saturday, January 31st, 2015 08:11 pm
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Have learned the hard way to not put lace near the heel of a handknit sock.

Nope nope nope. Nope nope :(
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
- Wondering what it would take to make a simple iPhone client to catch up to my reading list with ReadItLater integration ([personal profile] exor674 has the Android client well in hand so I'm not going there!)

It took me a week and a half to download 4.33 GB... and then the download failed and now it says it'll take me another 15 days to start from scratch D:

+ update page, chugga chugga chugga

+ a surprise, but I don't want to say anything about it until it's ready (more chugga chugga chugga)

+ getting the dog groomed, so he no longer looks like a rat with a mop on its head :-)

- dog's vet called reminding us that their vaccinations need to be renewed, but I don't feel comfortable with this guy because he doesn't seem to know how to handle the dogs properly...

+ dropped by Zentea again, tried out their almond milk tea (mmm). The naicha is still better, but this is good 'nuff

+ lots of mangoes and singkamas. SUMMER IS HERE

- perhaps too many mangoes; mom bought two kaing (big baskets) worth, at 60-80 pieces in each... :D

+ but this means that we can have mango float / refrigerator cake (layers of mango slices + cream + graham crackers, leave in the refrigerator for a couple hours so that the cream soaks into the graham, serve cold)

+ getting to sit down and talk with someone local who loves knitting, who is close to my age!

- only because she's moving to another country for a couple years and needs to sell off her current yarn stash

+ (from the perspective of my stash) buying said yarn stash off her hands
- (from the perspective of my wallet) buying said yarn stash off her hands

+ she's lending me all her knitting books while she's away! (needs someone to keep them who'll take care of them since they're too heavy for her to lug everything across an ocean)

+ she also recced the Fully Booked in Fort which has a full shelf worth of knitting / crochet / sewing books *_*

- having to leave behind some of said books because of budget

- having to drive at night on EDSA

+ overcoming my fear of driving at night

+ overcoming my fear of driving on EDSA (main thoroughfare)

+ remembering to gas up the car yesterday so I don't have to deal with it today

+ making plans to meet up with friends for merienda or lunch (some time in the future)

+ family stuff

- other family stuff


I believe that all leaves me ahead by a couple thousand ;-)
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Oh man, I just heard about the twenty-four hour readathon on April 9, 2011 and I got all excited because it sounded like an awesome idea.

And then I looked at the start times and realized that because it's synchronized across the globe, instead of being able to do it the whole of Saturday, I'd have to start Saturday evening my time and end Sunday evening, so I can't participate. Sad.

Curses, synchronized schedules. *fistshake*

(It's not the first time that I've had to bow away from something interesting because of timezones and synchronized scheduling, and it most certainly is not going to be the last)
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Ack! I just discovered that even though I had double/triple-checked, I still managed to accidentally twist this top while joining it, so that it basically forms a moebius loop. That's two solid days of knitting I'll need to unravel :-(
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Urgent security notice: embedded content security breach

And a few things:

Easiest way to know if you've been infected is to look at the top entry on http://www.livejournal.com/editjournal.bml, and check for any <lj-embed> tags. (Mine had four in a row; I don't know if that is the case for everyone)

LiveJournal has temporarily disabled embeds for your safety, so if you're not already infected, you can't be anymore.

Dreamwidth is not affected. Clone sites like InsaneJournal and DeadJournal, I'm not sure; my guess is they're not, but it depends on how they've set up embeds.


(I know it's irrational, but my journal feels dirty now :-()

ETA: After poking about a bit, I am pretty sure (some 95%) that IJ and DJ are not affected

ETA2: Official entry
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
etc etc, you know the drill.

If a major submarine backbone is damaged, reducing much of Asia's internet capacity by 75%, and there is nobody online to listen because we're all busy taking hammers to our computers in frustration...

eh, I dunno!

Expect me to be scarce until this is fixed (hopefully that won't be more than a day or so). In the meantime, I'm off to curl up with a good book :)

ETA:

Watching this wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APCN_2_%28cable_system%29
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
My mom's room, on the second floor of the house, just got flooded. I am not sure how bad it is; just that some of the papers are damaged. But I don't know which (whether it's for work, or whether it was personal papers).

The ironic thing is that my room, which was usually the first to flood, just recently got fixed so it's nice and safe and dry. (Though, maybe that is not so ironic. Maybe the fact that my room didn't flood meant that the water had nowhere to go but my mom's room, making things much worse than usual. Yeesh).

Right now I'm at my grandpa's place; need to wait for the rains to subside before I can go home and help or... whatever.

Ugh! Stupid monsoon rains!

First blood

Saturday, April 11th, 2009 02:32 pm
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Was trying to cook tuna with chopped up apples in it (following on the discussion of tuna with cooked pears yesterday). Using a wok with a short handle for the first time, for less splatter, instead of the long-handled pan I had been used to until now.

Noticed it was going askew, grabbed the handle. STUPID. Don't touch hot metal.

Left index finger too shiny and sensitive to touch anything right now. Left thumb somewhat painful but at least can put pressure on it. Still able to type, but with some hilarious slowdown around the letters near the center of the keyboard. (for my layout that would be "u", "y", "k", "i").

Left hand askew to compensate and so left middle finger can do all the work my left index used to. Have already told someone to "have gun", when I meant "have fun" (or did I? *mysterious background music* coding hard, need backup.)

Typing weird. Sound funny. Send help. (Balm has soothed the initial pain. I can concentrate on things other than the throbbing of my finger now, as long as I don't try to put any pressure on it.

(Originally posted on Dreamwidth http://afuna.dreamwidth.org/5735.html)

First blood

Friday, April 10th, 2009 08:58 am
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Was trying to cook tuna with chopped up apples in it (following on the discussion of tuna with cooked pears yesterday). Using a wok with a short handle for the first time, for less splatter, instead of the long-handled pan I had been used to until now.

Noticed it was going askew, grabbed the handle. STUPID. Don't touch hot metal.

Left index finger too shiny and sensitive to touch anything right now. Left thumb somewhat painful but at least can put pressure on it. Still able to type, but with some hilarious slowdown around the letters near the center of the keyboard. (for my layout that would be "u", "y", "k", "i").

Left hand askew to compensate and so left middle finger can do all the work my left index used to. Have already told someone to "have gun", when I meant "have fun" (or did I? *mysterious background music* coding hard, need backup.)

Typing weird. Sound funny. Send help. (Balm has soothed the initial pain. I can concentrate on things other than the throbbing of my finger now, as long as I don't try to put any pressure on it.
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)


Seriously, Eclipse. NOT HELPING.
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
I just finished the Mizuno run. 2 hours and 3 minutes, much longer than my previous time. Though we got there late, so maybe subtract some ten to fifteen minutes from my official time? In which case it was not so bad.

The run was pretty much a disaster of uncoordination. No water for 5k runners, no water for 10k runners, no water for 15k runners. There was some water, but only enough for the frontrunners. Those of us in the middle and rear of the pack could only look at the empty ice chests and hopefully and dream of liquids, which was worse than having no water at all.

I felt a distinct pang of pity for the volunteers manning the booths. I mean it was not their fault that the race coordinators had not prepared well enough, but they were there, and an easy target of frustration from a couple of thousand thirsty, cranky runners. Poor guys.

I now know I can run ten kilometers without water, but it is not something I wanted to find out this way :)

After we passed the halfway point, we ran alongside scummy canal water, and I was so desperate for liquids that I began fantasizing about stopping, scooping up a handful to my mouth, and taking a sip. I didn't actually do it, but I really *really* wanted to.

The distance markers were also placed misleadingly. When I saw the 10k marker, my heart jumped, but it turned out that it was marking the 9k point, and the beginning of the final tenth kilometer, which flouted traditional understanding and just plain didn't make sense.

I am tired and cranky with disappointment. It promised to be a good run, since it was a big brand sponsor, but the lack of proper organization meant that I had nothing to protect my from thirst and heat. On the plus side, I think that I may have spent a longer period (than in my first attempt at a 10k run) jogging in the first half before I ran out of steam and started alternating between a jog and a walk. However, the heat (and to be fair my being unfit) quickly sapped my energy, and because there was no water, I had no way to replenish it. Grr. I can't compare my performance in this run to my last one because everything went wrong here, so I cannot tell whether I am getting better or worse :(

Well, I finished another 10k, though, when I would have sworn just last month that I would not have finished five. And these days, I finish five quite... Not easily, but not too painfully, either. That is something at least ;)

PS. Given the name of the brand, it was such a disappointment that there was no water. Such a disappointment.

PPS. The contented lethargy that settles in after a run has just hit me. I am too sleepily content to be cranky any more. I will probably nap the day away. And then I will try to get into shape again starting tomorrow. I may not run much until summer is over (it's getting pretty hot. Even stone walls in the shade in the early morning are disappointingly warm - found out when I leaned against them earlier today, hoping they would leach some of the heat from my body). So i may not run much, but I would like to be ready for the next time.

PPPS. Nagy, darling, we were not able to coordinate our run. Maybe we can hunt around for a nice gentle 5k run instead, so we can stop before the morning gets too hot?

PPPPS. So sleepy but happy. Maybe it was a good run after all.

Oh internet

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 10:04 pm
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
What's up with you now?



21:57:55 xxxxxxx:~ xxxx$ traceroute www.google.com
traceroute to www.l.google.com (74.125.19.103), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1) 132.675 ms 7.090 ms *
2 10.1.160.1 (10.1.160.1) 1851.211 ms 2236.005 ms 2345.997 ms
^C


The packets are getting through; they're just taking forever. It feels awfully similar to dial-up lag.

Or, or, an activity I participated in recently where you were split into "tribe members" and "anthropologists" who were studying the tribe customs. One such custom was that a tribe member could only respond to a question after a five-second delay. If the anthropologist asked too many questions too quickly, the tribe member must wordlessly walk away, so conversations were held with tiny, but noticeable gaps.

Or, or, a CYA book I read where you end up being mildly out of sync with everyone else timewise, so everything you did only showed up to everyone else some ten seconds after you actually did it and you had to carry a sign around you at all times, to prevent bus drivers from running over you and the like (and I'm not sure why carrying a sign around you works. Oh wait, I just realized: if they could see the sign you're carrying ahead of them five seconds ago, or later, or summat, that would give them enough warning to stop ahead of their time so they don't hit you in your time. Or something.)

Okay, enough flogging myself my connection. I think I'll start to pound something if I try to wait through any more page loads. If anyone needs me for anything urgent, send me an e-mail, and I will respond offline and send it back to you. (I can let the mail download/upload in the background, so I don't feel the effects of the lag, except that I'd see your message a few seconds later than I normally would, but ohwell ;)). Not that anyone ever needs me urgently, but I don't know how long it will take before this is resolved, so I may be relatively quiet over the next few days (so don't need me urgently, unless you really need me urgently, mmkay? <3)
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
My brother forgot to pay the bill, so our connection was cut off yesterday morning. I didn't find out about it until I got home late late late last night. For the time being, I'll only be able to go online from work. Should all be sorted out within the week (I hope *g*)

I know I've left some things hanging -- I'll try to get them sorted out if/when I have free time at work.

(Also, I miss you guys <3 I was out Saturday and Sunday, and busy at work on Monday afternoon, so I was looking forward to a relaxing night of catching up with a lot of people, but I guess that didn't happen.)

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Thursday, January 10th, 2008 09:28 pm
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Suddenly broke down and started crying today, and just as suddenly stopped.
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Arggggggggggggggh. I have spent the past two days fighting with timezone offsets and DST. I'm getting heartily sick of this whole date handling thing D:

Also, I got lost on the way back to work from lunch today ):

Broken charger

Sunday, January 6th, 2008 03:14 am
afuna: Snowman wearing a scarf and a football helmet (crash test dummy)
The insulation of the charger of my laptop just melted, I think, and it made this strange crackling noise and flickered with ominous green sparks when I jiggled the wire. I have the work laptop, so I'll still be able to come online, somewhat, but I don't want to do too much non-work-related stuff on there so we'll see.

I hope I can get a new charger soon. It is a good thing I saw the problem before I went to bed D:

lost cellphone?

Thursday, December 6th, 2007 10:46 pm
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
I think I just lost my cellphone. It may have fallen to the street when I got out of the car to go to the office earlier this morning. The address book is going to be hard to rebuild, but I can poke friends for their numbers over YM. It's the photos that are the hardest blow. There are several there that are irreplaceable, including a few that I took of my brother the week I spent home.

I may have saved them somewhere, but I'm too drained to go digging through folders. I'll try tomorrow, as I still have the bulk of the demo to prepare today. (I feel very unprepared; I can do demos easily. It's the powerpoint etc etc bit of it that I'm horrible at, and that I still haven't started yet.)

Today has been generally crappy. On my way to work, I gassed up, but the gas station wouldn't accept my credit card and I didn't have enough cash to cover it so I left my card with them and rushed home to get cash (unnecessarily as it turns out -- they got the machine to work shortly after I left). Was almost late to the office, and in my rush, I dropped my wallet into a dirty canal as I got out of the car (this is what I'm worried happened to my cellphone as well). And then near the end of the day, I realized I could not find my cellphone anywhere.

I only hope the cellphone is somewhere in the car.

(I'm too numb from being tired and busy to actively stress out, but the day could seriously have been better. (I just remembered that I backed up my photos earlier this week. ...for which I am so very glad. I just need to remember where.))
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (bad hair day)
I've been to the LTO thrice to get my student's license. Guess what? Still no license.

The first time I went, on Wednesday, they had already closed even though it was just 2PM. Told me to come back the next day. Went a second time today (Friday), but apparently I needed ID pictures (I was under the impression that the ID picture taking would be done on the spot; guess not). Went to get my picture taken, came back after half an hour

...and they were closed again, even though it was just 4PM.

At some point, they *will* let me get my license, and I *will* learn how to drive. It's way past time for me to do so. (I've never had to drive before because we've always had more drivers than cars. Now that that's no longer the case, I have no choice/excuse.)
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)


What should actually be showing up in that entry is the welcome video of OSX Leopard.

It's definitely not something being done by lj-toys, and I get the ad-filled page when I visit the page directly, so it's not just within the iframe. Somehow, Firefox is directing me to the wrong site/domain. But how? And why?

Not cache, because it persists after I clear and restart.
Not an extension, because I'm reproducing in an empty profile. Actually, for that reason, shouldn't be cache, either.

nslookup from my machine returns a different result versus the nslookup from [livejournal.com profile] ciaran_h's server. Plus, lj-toys works properly on Safari, but not on Firefox; I don't know why.

nslookup results )

Fu: 0
That site: eleventy-one

Update:
Dre fixed it <3 Added a line to /etc/hosts, and now I have no problems. It's hacky, but it works. *purrs at Dre*

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