I was so looking forward to CrossingsCon — what’s not to like about a primarily Young Wizards-focused virtual con! Well, for one thing the timezone. I got up for the fanfic meetup at 2:30am my time, but for the other thing two days later I thought “well, if I wake on my own I’ll getRead on »
What the bleep, LibreOffice?
I’ve been making new templates for reader notes for the church, because we have one singer/reader per Liturgy now and not all singers are experienced readers so we’re including more information. Here’s how the new templates show up in the Open File dialog (and in the Open Template dialog, which is the same dialog butRead on »
So I thought I’d solved my Firefox language problems, but then I clicked on the empty-tab page. And that was still in Dutch. I did some more wailing on Mastodon, which duly crossed the bridge to Twitter, where a helpful soul on the Firefox support team picked it up. Hey, you can download Firefox inRead on »
What the bleep, Firefox?
I thought I’d changed all the system settings: set the system language to en-GB and the fallback language to en-US, kept all the locale settings Netherlands (after all I want the right timezone, money format, etcetera) except Time-and-Date. But Firefox was partly in Dutch. I tried to find a language setting in Preferences but allRead on »
Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen
Monday mid-afternoon the doorbell rang. LAPTOP! First impression: oh wow. Wonderful, wonderful non-reflecting screen (which was just about the only gripe I had with the dear little old Helix: one doesn’t want to stare oneself in the face all the time while writing). Decent Lenovo keyboard. Matte black case that’s just asking to have aRead on »
Free as in beer
Drinking the alcohol-free beer Stuart gave me in Berlin. Surprisingly nice, slightly bitter without the sickly-sweet undertone that alcohol-free beer tends to have. Oh, and that laptop? It’s the new one. Running Ubuntu now, with Plasma on top (does that make it technically Kubuntu?) I sort of promise to blog about the trouble we hadRead on »
My other half already said all of it here, so I’ll just add my personal highlights. Most salient: I felt like a full participant this time, not just the cook and quartermaster and general dogsbody, hanging around while the cool people were doing cool things (to be fair, the previous time I would probably haveRead on »
Twitter following policy
(Linked from my twitter bio) Who I follow People I already know from another context (meatspace, Usenet, mailing lists, IRC) and like, or at least feel we have something in common. People I find myself in conversation with, or who follow me, who seem worth knowing. Local businesses I have a personal attachment to. Miscellaneous:Read on »
I’m going to Akademy. Eeek!
The fact that I’m going doesn’t cause eeek-ness (that’s more like wheee-ness, it’s my first time and I’ve always been envious) but my other half said that it might be a good thing to give a fast-track or lightning talk about the Krita artist interviews. Called something like “showcasing our artists”. I like to beRead on »
what the bleep
Apparently my laptop has discovered this “wireless power” thing all by itself. (this was in Madrid, which I’ll blog about more extensively when I have collected my thoughts and am not distracted by Deryni books)Read on »