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I recently saw someone on tumblr upset about a pairing because they didn't think they could be happy together, and they interpreted 'shipping' as a statement that a pairing would do well together. (And, obviously, if you believe this, you might be v. troubled by the beliefs of someone who shipped some pairings.)

This is definitely not what I mean when I say I ship it. What do you mean?



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dreamwidth image hosting in Stranger Things lights</a>

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Let's say you want to make a Stranger Things style christmas light-up message, but strangergif seems to be talking a half hour to load, and you realize the cockeyed.com generator doesn't make a gif, but uses sprites.

NOT A PROBLEM.

Save and run this bash script:


!#/bin/bash

foo=6take6your6meds6
for (( i=0; i<${#foo}; i++ )); do
wget -O meds$i.jpg "http://www.cockeyed.com/stranger/alphabet${foo:$i:1}.jpg"
done


Replace foo= with your message, replacing spaces with the numeral 6. I recommended putting a 6 at the front and back of your message to cause a pause.

Run the bash script.

run

convert -resize 400 -delay 40 -loop 0 `ls -v meds*` takem.gif

(convert is an imagemagick tool, you'll need that installed.)

jigger with the size and delay to get a gif you like.

potential gotchas: the spacer jpg is actually a png. Imagemagick doesn't care, and will use it correctly, but other command line processes may be confused. the strange ls -v is to cause meds1 to come before meds10, which could have been avoided with left-padding, but I didn't bother figuring that out.

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The Good Place
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So I've seen people talking about the Good Place, so I went back and caught up on it after the season ended. If you haven't seen it, there's 12 episodes in this season, so it's not intimidating, but if you plan to watch it, try to avoid being spoiled, because the finale has a big twist that I think is earned.

Now I want to yell about thoughts about it. Please yell your thoughts also.

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Reviews: Erin Bow, Jeff VanderMeer, Susan R. Matthews, Meljean Brook, Samuel R. Delany
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Angel of Destruction (Jurisdiction, #3): ★★★☆☆Collapse )

Riveted (Iron Seas, #3): ★★★★☆Collapse )

Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1): ★★★★☆Collapse )

Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand: ★★★★☆Collapse )

The Swan Riders (Prisoners of Peace, #2): ★★★★☆Collapse )

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Rogue Fun!
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various Rogue One plot twists that do not make a Tonne of SenseCollapse )

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Editions of Dogsbody, ranked by cover art from worst to best
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I dunno, what'd you do on Boxing Day?Collapse )

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I looked everywhere for the answer to the simple question: "How do I get terminal access to a javascript interpreter" and the answer was half-way down a stack overflow post hidden in a comment on a comment, so here you go:

$ sudo apt-get install libmozjs-24-bin
$ sudo ln -sf /usr/bin/js24 /usr/bin/js

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Reviews: Christopher S. Stewart, Erin Bow, Sophia McDougall, Greg Van Eekhout, E.K. Johnston
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The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim (The Story of Owen, #1): ★★★☆☆Collapse )

Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure: ★★★☆☆Collapse )

Mars Evacuees: ★★★★☆Collapse )

Pacific Fire: ★★★☆☆Collapse )

The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace, #1): ★★★☆☆Collapse )

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I didn't sign up for Yuletide, but I'm willing to beta, or cheerlead for anyone's Yuletide writing. Comments to this entry are screened so you can ask me any questions you need to.

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