peppermintesse: (hotai)
A few days ago I asked the lovely [ profile] bride for a Chinese translation. Now it can be told why we needed it: [ profile] grian_ruadh volunteered to design labels for cans of food for the fan-produced "Firefly" spin-off series "Into the Black". Since she couldn't use "Blue Sun", she decided on "Red Lantern".

The labels look really great. The "Into the Black" people are particularly fond of the one she did for 'pork knuckle with dumpling' :)  )

Joss Whedon's response to the fan-based effort... )
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Saw Serenity last night. I loved it. It was like spending 2 hours with old friends. I think I'm still staying away from posts and reviews about it because I want to savour it for what it was.

I am going to try to have a creative weekend. Wish me luck.
peppermintesse: (Mad World)
When you see this on your flist, quote Firefly.

River: The human body can be drained of blood in 8.6 seconds given adequate vacuuming systems.
Mal: See, morbid and creepifying, I got no problem with, long as she does it quiet-like.


I got myself a four day weekend. I went to check my PTO balance, and realized I have 83 hours accrued. I never get sick *knocks on wood*. So yay, long weekend to look forward to!

I also got a raise effective 10/1, an adjustment based on current market standards. I'm getting $1.05 more an hour. And after my one-year anniversary, I should be eligible for a merit raise. I know they're doing this to keep a mass migration from happening (to A Major Cruise Line that's opening a call center very soon here in town), but I'll take it nonetheless.


After running Disk Warrior for over 24 hours on ye old iBook -- yes, it's normal for this program, apparently, to take this long or longer to analyze the drive -- it looked more and more like there were some actual bad blocks. (The disk was recognizable as a disk again, but it never got past the initial "grey apple, spinning circle" thing that normally is only seen for a few minutes at the beginning of startup.)

So I reformatted and wrote zeroes to the drive, ran Disk Utility... and the error message about invalid node size on the B-tree did not go away, which I found odd. So I erased the partition, which gave me an error message (which, ok, bizarre!) and then the partition disappeared. I zeroed out the drive again, ran Disk Utility, and ta-da, no more error message. Something, I think, about the disk partition was corrupted. Wish I knew what caused it. (BTW, I would really love to do this sort of thing for a living. Must do research.)
peppermintesse: (Mad World)
Via [ profile] moireach: The R. Tam Sessions (direct link of movie file). Dark and very creepy.

This reminds me, oddly enough, of House of Leaves.

ETA: Already a community for this: [ profile] session_416...
peppermintesse: (Ryoko)
We had a knock-down, drag-out thunderstorm in the middle of the night last night. All I could think of was a Lewis Black bit I saw on Comedy Central last night about freaky weather he'd experienced in Boston, a thunderstorm behind snow. We just do not normally get thunderstorms in July. So, I am subsequently dead tired today. Weekend could not have come at a better time.

Today was one of those days where everyone had fucked-up problems and twisted situations, or blowing minor things way out of proportion. I hope I get a callback on that city job, I really do.

Firefly on Sci-Fi tonight! I mean, I have the DVDs, but there's just something about watching it as it's airing, like when you hear your favourite song on the radio even though you own the CD. :)
peppermintesse: (Curious)
This weekend was full of DVD watching. Napoleon Dynamite. MST3K shorts (I came this close to peeing myself laughing at the bread salesman one). Tenchi Muyo! on beautiful, crystal clear, uncensored DVD. And Firefly, just three episodes, but it has a lot of promise.

More adventures with Rowan and her infected gland issues. Our vet friend prescribed some liquid amoxycillin (sorry, so not pilling a cat) and we also decided (against our better judgement) to buy some kitty shampoo and bathe the stinky girl. The washing and the medicating went pretty well, all things considered; she's still speaking to us, and in fact she sat on my lap earlier.

I'm tired, and I didn't get to paint nearly enough.


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