Mashrou' Leila - Roman

Jul. 22nd, 2017 09:22 pm[personal profile] zombieallomorph
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Here, have some Mashrou' Leila.

And some background, and the translated lyrics.

"As the band explains, the women in the video are 'styled to over-articulate their ethnic background, in a manner more typically employed by Western media to victimize them. This seeks to disturb the dominant global narrative of hyper-secularized (white) feminism, which increasingly positions itself as incompatible with Islam and the Arab world, celebrating the various modalities of Middle Eastern feminism.'"



Jordan authorities like to make a fuss when they're trying to perform. It's a band most of my queer and/or liberal friends from the Middle East love. I personally don't actively listen to it, except for a few songs, but I like to check the news every once in a while, to see what they're up to.

Coding resources?

Jul. 22nd, 2017 01:58 pm[personal profile] zulu
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Anyone out there on the ol' flist have any suggestions for tutorials or books I can read (hopefully from the library) to help me learn how to work with node webkit programming?

I'm a tinkerer and when I say "learn code" I usually mean "make it break in interesting ways until I--nearly accidentally--cobble together something that works".

Specifically what I want to do is this.

I used Twine Wrapper to make an app out of my Twine game.

I can see in the app.js file that it is possible to add, remove, and edit menus and menu items.

I'd like to change the menus so that "Edit" and probably "Window" are hidden (but not disabled, in case people still want to copy & paste...???). Then I want to add a "File" menu with "Redo" and "Undo" as menu items. These items would then have the same functionality as the Undo and Redo arrows/buttons in the Twine game itself.

From looking at the HTML source, I see that these buttons trigger "Engine.goBack" and "Engine.goForward" commands. But how to get a menu item to do that? I don't even know what that is.

For reference, a page like this is way over my head. I am definitely looking for the "For Dummies" end of the tutorial spectrum. To be really, really clear, I am asking to learn how to program, and I don't even know which programming language I'm asking about.

Thank you anyone who can point me in a direction!

Cats update

Jul. 23rd, 2017 03:33 am[personal profile] vass
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He's being a terrible Dory again. (Sung to the tune of 'I'm telling a terrible story' from The Pirates of Penzance.) This time his evidence exculpatory is that I won't let him use the indoor swimming pool. (No, not the sink. And I don't have a bathtub.)

So he learned to turn the lever sort of door handles and also swing on them in such a way that he can open an outward opening door from the outside. I am pondering technological solutions. I hear there's a form of child lock that works on cats. Until then I'm leaving the lid down and putting a barrier in front of the door, but I expect that won't hold him for long.

July Challenge - Day 22

Jul. 22nd, 2017 10:54 am[personal profile] pf_mod posting in [community profile] poetry_fiction
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From Country Scene

A bell is tolling, fading, fading
Just like love. Only poetry lasts.

Facing Away

Jul. 22nd, 2017 06:55 am[personal profile] supergee
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K. Tempest Bradford tries to find a modus vivendi with Facebook.

Cushlamochree!

Jul. 22nd, 2017 06:23 am[personal profile] supergee
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Crockett Johnson, the cartoonist who did the Barnaby comics and Harold and the Purple Crayon, also created mathematical paintings.

Thanx to Metafilter

1.7 Una salus victus

Jul. 22nd, 2017 02:10 pm[personal profile] emma_in_dream
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1.7 Una salus victus

First aired 11 November 2001

With a deadly plague on the loose, Andromeda, captained by the inexperienced Harper escorts medical ships through Drago-Kazov space while Beka seeks stragglers from the convoy. When both Beka's ship and her enemy ships are damage by each other, both women talk as they work to get their ships repaired in order to destroy the other ones ship. Harper finds being a captain is not as easy as it seems. In the end, Beka proves she is the better repair man, and destroys the enemy's ship, but not before both women get the chance to understand each other's families and cultures. Dylan and Tyr try to stop the missile batteries trained on them; even if it means killing themselves along with their enemies, making the enemy surrender, but at a cost of wanting not just Tyr dead, but Andromeda's crew as well. Dylan gets an explanation about Tyr's "special cargo," which causes him to mistrust Tyr's intentions. After their mission is complete, Dylan denies Tyr access to his cargo, which in turn causes Tyr to mistrust Dylan, and that his "little stunt," has proven that he is vulnerable.

I liked this episode too - a bit of a roll. The Tyr plot was progressed a bit, and I loved the Harper plot. He is not a natural leader and it was good seeing him challenged.

I like the concept of the repair-off between Beka and the Nietzchian but it was undermined by the fact that she looked so much like the actress playing Beka that I kept wondering if it was some kind of dream sequence. Once again, life for Nietzchian women seems pretty grim, what with the endless emphasis on reproduction.

Posted by Phil Yu

Christopher Wong Won was a founding member of the groundbreaking, controversial rap group.



Christopher Wong Won, aka Fresh Kid Ice, a founding member of the groundbreaking, controversial rap group 2 Live Crew and one of the first high-profile Asian American rappers, has died. He was 53.

2 Live Crew Rapper Fresh Kid Ice Dies at 53

Won died of an undisclosed medical condition in a Miami hospital on Tuesday, according to his longtime manager Debo. 2 Live Crew's former frontman Luther Campbell, aka Uncle Luke, aka Luke Skyywalker, tweeted his condolences on Thursday morning, calling Fresh Kid Ice "a legend."

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Dear Equinox Vidder

Jul. 21st, 2017 10:31 pm[personal profile] chaila
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Time for [community profile] equinox_exchange! I am so excited we're doing Based on Books this round. Books woo! I love all of these sources very much, and would love to get a vid for any of them. I have included some optional details, but I think most of them come down to: anything focusing on any of the women or the ensemble would be great. The only thing I don't particularly want is a vid focusing primarily on a secondary male character in a women-centric source (which all of these are, except FNL, in which I love all the boys too).

Repeating the details from my signup:

Requests for Anne of Green Gables, Mary Poppins, Younger, Love & Friendship, Pride and Prejudice (2005), Anne With an E, Sense and Sensibility (1995), Emma (2009) )

They flutter by

Jul. 21st, 2017 10:42 pm[personal profile] wcg
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Some recent daytime photographs of local specimens.



I'm told it's a Red Spotted Purple, and Google seems to agree.

Two more back here. )

Posted by Phil Yu

"My entire life is a series of decisions where I always chose art over money."



Hey, everybody! You know what's up. It is time again to meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Sujata Day.

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Teen romantic comedy, based on the popular novel by Jenny Han, has started shooting.



Lana Condor, last seen as Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse, is starring in the teen romantic comedy To All the Boys I've Loved Before, based on the novel by bestselling author Jenny Han.

Lana Condor to Star in 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' Movie Based on Jenny Han Novel

Condor plays Lara Jean Covey, a romance novel buff who starts her junior year content to spend lunch in the library reading. Her love life goes from imaginary to out of control when her secret box of love letters is unexpectedly delivered to the various boys she's had crushes on throughout her life. To avoid confronting them, Lara Jean fakes a relationship with one of them -- but starts to realize that she may not be pretending.

The film, directed by Susan Johnson with a screenplay by Sofia Alvarez, has begun production in Vancouver.

John Corbett stars as Lara Jean's father, a single dad trying to raise three daughters on his own. Janel Parrish and Anna Cathcart will play Lara Jean's sisters. The cast also includes Noah Centineo, Israel Broussard and Andrew "King Bach" Bachelor.

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