ashbet:

The incomparable Laura has offered up several items of her beautiful handmade jewelry for sale, with the proceeds to benefit my daughter’s medical bills. Details in the linked entry, but the short version is that Kira has cardiomyopathy and we need to raise money for her care on really short notice (we just found out on the 28th.)  I’m selling other items, including dolls.

http://ashbet.livejournal.com/2337886.html

I’m sharing this here so that it can be signal-boosted — and even if you can’t help in any other way, a share/repost would be incredibly helpful right now.

Thanks so much, and much love to all of you

ashbet:

The incomparable Laura has offered up several items of her beautiful handmade jewelry for sale, with the proceeds to benefit my daughter’s medical bills. Details in the linked entry, but the short version is that Kira has cardiomyopathy and we need to raise money for her care on really short notice (we just found out on the 28th.) I’m selling other items, including dolls.

http://ashbet.livejournal.com/2337886.html

I’m sharing this here so that it can be signal-boosted — and even if you can’t help in any other way, a share/repost would be incredibly helpful right now.

Thanks so much, and much love to all of you

Yeah, I’m really just not here much anymore. My blog title is true. It was fun for awhile.

serendipityfalls:

My friend Steven used to say nobody really programs any more; they just invoke the new project wizard and start debugging.

That’s called test-driven development now, and it’s supposed to be a good thing.

I don’t really agree that that’s what’s happening. It’s funny, though.

I’d argue that test-driven development is yet another attempt at making software reliable. As with most attempts, ever since The Mythical Man Month, it’s led to some good practices, but has also been used as a substitute for actual code smarts. Fred Brooks pretty much admitted in an article in IEEE Software in the late 1980s that the solutions he’d put forward in Mythical Man Month had not helped. The current snake oil is “Agile Development”. As per usual, there are some good ideas, but it won’t really help.

I’m not real proud of these. I took them by holding my GF’s camera and then my iPhone camera up to the eyepiece of my telescope. So they suck. With my eye I could see the Cassini division in the rings. But it was the first time looking through my scope in over a year.

Tags: saturn

Kim Boekbinder, the Impossible Girl, has released her new space-inspired album, “The Sky is Calling”. As usual, I like some of it a lot, and parts less well. It’s got a bit of world music feel, combined with a somewhat early ’80s synth sound.

really like “Stellar Alchemist”, and “The Drake Equation” and “The Sky is Calling” also grab me. I like the lyrics of “Fix You Good” better than the song itself. There are other songs that may grow on me.

http://theimpossiblegirl.com/
(There are links to music.)

Kim Boekbinder’s “The Organ Donor’s March”, aka “I Have Your Heart”.

She has a new album coming out this week!

I had some professional photos taken. This is my new profile pic most everywhere. (Not here yet.) That jacket used to be the right size, but I’ve lost weight…

I had some professional photos taken. This is my new profile pic most everywhere. (Not here yet.) That jacket used to be the right size, but I’ve lost weight…

I don’t normally post stuff like this, but the missing baby is my ex’s grand-niece. My ex’s niece was murdered, probably in the past week. The body was identified today.

Eighth Color

I got my hair recolored today, which basically means getting the roots bleached and the colors touched up. It’s pretty much the same as before, but with a bit more purple in front and maybe not enough blue on the sides and back. We maybe should have included a bit more than just my crown. It’s quite nice, though. These aren’t great photos, but they show the colors, except for the blue, which isn’t nearly as dark as it looks.

Tags: myhair

Two recent photos. One is me looking big-eyed at the camera, the other is my girl cat “helping” me work.

Tags: myhair

(Source: exoticsun, via kittywithablog)

lovelydyedlocks:

Support Mermaids everywhere!Diluted Atomic Turquoise with an Electric Lizard streak (Manic Panic)

lovelydyedlocks:

Support Mermaids everywhere!

Diluted Atomic Turquoise with an Electric Lizard streak (Manic Panic)

lovelydyedlocks:

Pravana purple, and before it was silver.

Very nice! I love Pravana!

lovelydyedlocks:

Pravana purple, and before it was silver.

Very nice! I love Pravana!

cab1729:

(via Abstruse Goose | Spherical Cow)

This is funny, but “Consider the spherical isotropic cow of uniform density.” is the punchline of the joke. You’ve skipped the setup.

cab1729:

(via Abstruse Goose | Spherical Cow)

This is funny, but “Consider the spherical isotropic cow of uniform density.” is the punchline of the joke. You’ve skipped the setup.

(via proofmathisbeautiful)