These are my links for January 13th through January 26th:
- MailPoet, a newsletter plugin for WordPress –
tags: plugin wordpress
- niqaeli | update on the backing shit up thing – I got recced a script that was effective and the backup archive pages are navigable and seem to show images properly, including those of posts that have been flagged.
tags: tumblr backup archive
- greywash | State of the Migration: On fannish archival catastrophes, and what happens next – First: let me start off by saying that it is very probable that Tumblr will back out of this particular bad idea. They often do. The pattern of fannish archival catastrophes at the hand of corporations almost always has five stages: 1) a sale, or rumored sale, of the platform; 2) falling or nonexistent profits; 3) pressure from (pick at least one) governments, morality warriors, and/or advertisers/other corporate interests; 4) the actual fannish archival catastrophe, caused by a change in the TOS or in the enforcement of the TOS, which itself frequently comes in multiple stages; and 5) a second sale of the platform.
tags: tumblr fandom dreamwidth livejournal history
- Guide to kuih – Our love for pandan, gula Melaka, coconut milk and all things sweet had us chasing down dangerously addictive Malay and Nyonya kuih. We munched our way through trays of kuih to bring you Time Out’s ultimate guide to these colourful cakes, snacks and desserts in the city.
tags: kuih food malaysian malaysia
- Why I’m done with Chrome – A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering – A few weeks ago Google shipped an update to Chrome that fundamentally changes the sign-in experience. From now on, every time you log into a Google property (for example, Gmail), Chrome will automatically sign the browser into your Google account for you. It’ll do this without asking, or even explicitly notifying you.
tags: privacy google
These are my links for December 7th through December 16th:
These are my links for February 22nd through August 2nd:
- The Internet Radio Forum – Index –
tags: reciva internetradio radio internet
- Komplete : Samplers : Kontakt 5 Player | Products – KONTAKT PLAYER is a free application that runs all Native Instruments’ KONTAKT instruments, as well as third-party products made for the platform.
tags: software music audio
- Spitfire Audio — British Drama Toolkit – We can’t write your music for you, but we can help you find your voice. The outstanding British Drama Toolkit provides the most instinctive, immediate and intense connection to the heart of your composition. Created in collaboration with composer Samuel Sim, it features an ensemble dedicated to the emotionally potent sound he is lauded for – but also presents a unique way of interacting with the players, which sets this instrument apart from anything we have created to date. This is not just a group that plays your music; it helps you compose it.
tags: music software composition audio
- BandLab Technologies × Cakewalk | Important Announcement – For more than 30 years, Cakewalk has been the leading developer of powerful and thoughtfully designed products for the modern musician.
Millions of musicians worldwide—including Grammy® and Emmy®-winning producers, composers, sound designers, and engineers—have used Cakewalk products to produce audio for the professional music, film, broadcast, and video game industries.
tags: audio editor free software music
- WordPress Intro and FAQs – DreamHost –
tags: reference wordpress tutorial Tutorials
- Let’s Encrypt – Free SSL/TLS Certificates – Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open Certificate Authority.
tags: free opensource security
- The Disconnect – The Disconnect is an offline-only, digital magazine of commentary, fiction, and poetry. Each issue forces you to disconnect from the internet, giving you a break from constant distractions and relentless advertisements.
tags: design inspiration internet magazine
- The Curry Puffs That Unite Generations | TASTE –
tags: recipe recipes malaysian
- Font Pair – Helps you pair Google Fonts together –
tags: design font fonts google typography
- Onym – Onym is a vast, well-researched collection of resources and tools all about the art of naming things – products, companies, your next pet, whatever.
tags: names naming tools
- How i made that Mirror at the Bazaar Dungeon. – Loki – Digital Mischief Maker –
tags: apps cms publishing text web
- WP Movie Ratings – Paweł Gościcki –
tags: wordpress plugin plugins
- The easiest way to find the perfect outfit | ShopLook –
tags: fashion polyvore
- Second Life — Marketplace Stores Blacklist – Google Sheets –
tags: secondlife sl:shopping sl:Wastelands Wastelands
- Varusteleka.com – Military and outdoors specialists –
tags: shopping clothes military
- Home | URSTYLE –
tags: fashion polyvore
- Mullvad –
tags: privacy proxy security vpn
- For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here’s What I Learned. – The New York Times – I have spent most days since then getting the news mainly from print, though my self-imposed asceticism allowed for podcasts, email newsletters and long-form nonfiction (books and magazine articles). Basically, I was trying to slow-jam the news — I still wanted to be informed, but was looking to formats that prized depth and accuracy over speed.
It has been life changing. Turning off the buzzing breaking-news machine I carry in my pocket was like unshackling myself from a monster who had me on speed dial, always ready to break into my day with half-baked bulletins.
tags: journalism news newspapers
- Trump and the Evangelical Temptation – The Atlantic – the primary evangelical political narrative is adversarial, an angry tale about the aggression of evangelicalism’s cultural rivals. In a remarkably free country, many evangelicals view their rights as fragile, their institutions as threatened, and their dignity as assailed. The single largest religious demographic in the United States—representing about half the Republican political coalition—sees itself as a besieged and disrespected minority. In this way, evangelicals have become simultaneously more engaged and more alienated.
- Email Charter – We're drowning in email. And the many hours we spend on it are generating ever more work for our friends and colleagues. We can reverse this spiral only by mutual agreement.
Hence this Email Charter.
tags: internet productivity email
- Rasa Malaysia: Easy Delicious Recipes –
tags: recipe recipes malaysia malaysian
- Malaysian Recipe Ideas, Videos, Cooking Tips · Nyonya Cooking –
tags: recipe recipes malaysia malaysian nyonya
These are my links for August 22nd through September 5th:
- Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide –
tags: howto referencing
- SIMMSpace – Online Dissertation Binding (Postgraduate) –
tags: thesis binding
- Why film schools teach screenwriters not to pass the Bechdel test — The Hathor Legacy – While writing Female characters exist to promote male leads for network profits, I realized something I had never quite put together in so many words. It’s important enough to deserve its own article (thanks, Bellatrys!), so here it is: my screenwriting professors taught me not to write scripts that passed the Bechdel/Mo Movie Measure/”Dykes To Watch Out For” test, and I can tell you why, and this needs to be known.
tags: culture feminism film writing gender
- Foreign Film Week: Female Empowerment, a Critique of Patriarchy…Is ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ the Most Feminist Action Film Ever? | Bitch Flicks – Can an action film portray exquisitely choreographed fighting
scenes, badass fully dimensional ladies, tragic romantic love and make a searing social
statement? Yes, yes, yes. One of my favorite films, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is an undoubtedly feminist action
film with a potent gender commentary woven throughout.
tags: women film feminism CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon
- Feedly v17 requires re-login with every visit in Opera 12.16 – Opera browser – Opera Community –
tags: feedly google opera
These are my links for April 3rd through April 4th:
- Robin Hood 2×05 part 3 – YouTube –
tags: 2×05 robinhood bbcrobinhood video
- Sir Guy of Gisborne (BBC TV drama) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia –
tags: guyofgisborne robinhood bbcrobinhood wiki
- Guy of Gisborne – Robin Hood Wiki –
tags: guyofgisborne wiki robinhood bbcrobinhood
- No need to hack phones – we stitch ourselves up | Anna Blundy –
tags: journalism twitter dailymailshenanigans
- [toread] [priv] Calving Diamonds – jane_potter – Thor (2011) [Archive of Our Own] – Already well into the war on Midgard, Laufey discovers that he's carrying a child… and that it could be no other's than Odin's. Laufey cannot simply rid himself of his soon-born, no matter that he will have to be on the battlefield while heavy with child. He will keep it, this child who makes him love more than a ruler can afford to, more than a jötunn should at all, and he will defeat Odin anyway, and he’ll do it with his—- their—- child by his side. (Ah, but he does not know that this is not how it will end.)
Ostensibly, this story is about mpreg… but really it's more of a story about pointless war and grey morality and unreliable narrators, culture clashes and miscommunications and misunderstandings, sex and gender and identity and the erasure of disempowered identities by dominant cultures. Oh, and Laufey being an awesome parent to not-born-yet!Loki. And all the heartbreaks.
<blockquote>Odin has not slain them. Laufey will not let Odin slay them with this slow death, this starvation of the soul that wears hollow caves in the bedrock of the jötunn heart.
He has brought his people thus far, and he will take them farther. He will give them little victories to make them live: tjalds rebuilt in spite of Odin's wrath, survival in the face of utter desolation… and a child of Odin's own blood snatched away, kept safe despite all odds and cradled in the hearts of the jötunn people until one day zie rises to tear the All-Father down. Until Laufey's fragile little wonder is everything Laufey was not, and more.
That will be one day. Right now it is fever-dreaming, desperate hope that Laufey holds aloft like a light to make himself believe it is worth struggling forward. Right now, all he truly wants is his babe held safe within the fortress of his great arms, which for all their strength are still only good enough to protect this one thing.</blockquote>
I was skeptical about this story at first because "why should I care about the frost giants?" but this story truly blew me away. The world building was fantastic and she expanded on the little hints that the movie and Norse mythology gives us about them but manages to not relegate the frost giants and Laufey to some savage "Other" but take them on their own turns. A beautiful exploration of another culture and way of life with the added bonus of epic FEELS. Definitely recommend.
tags: ***** Archive:AO3 Archive:MPREG.Big.Bang Author:jane_potter Fandom:Thor Char:Laufey Char:Odin Char:Loki Series:Sins.Of.The.Father Theme:Awesomeness Theme:BABIES! Theme:Character.Death Theme:FEELS Theme:Kids Theme:Kidnapping Theme:Mpreg Theme:oh.my.heart Theme:Oppression Theme:Pregnancy Theme:Pregnant!Sex Theme:World-Building Theme:Enemy.Empathy Tone:angsty Tone:Beautiful WC:16000 via:bookbindbound
- [toread] Girls and coding: female peer pressure scares them off >> The Observer – Emma Mulqueeny: <blockquote>In my opinion, Year 8 is too late. We need to start teaching digital literacy and coding as a part of the curriculum in Year 5, when most children's maths is strong enough. The curriculum has fostered a familiarity with computing and computers and the young minds are ready to start learning programming languages. Indeed primary school children are creative, excited and less likely to have developed associations, good or bad, with certain subjects.</blockquote>
tags: charlesarthur coding education via:guardiantech
- [toread] Google Account Activity tells you all they know >> SlashGear – <blockquote>This month Google is showing off their newest opt-in service known as Account Activity, a service capable of showing you everything the group knows about your signed-in activities. Google services of course work their way into several daily activities of people like you and I, and certainly knowing everywhere I logged in from as well as all the YouTube videos I’ve ever watched could be entertaining – but that’s not what the service is for, says Google. Account Activity is Google’s way of helping you “step back and take stock of what you’re doing online” in an analytical way.</blockquote>
Looks rather neat.
tags: google data via:guardiantech
- [toread] No, Microsoft won’t add back the Start button >> Dividend.com – <blockquote>A Nomura analyst commented, “Meeting Tami Reller, the head of marketing and CFO of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft. Microsoft will not be adding back the Start Button. They will add a tutorial to show keyboard/mouse users the new commands that they need to orient themselves with in the new OS. We have not seen the controversy on the touch (Metro) side, and this is where all the industry growth will come. Our next look at the product will be the Release Candidate (RC), which we have expected by June, followed by the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) in late July or August, and finally the release to General Availability (GA) in September or October.”</blockquote>
tags: microsoft windows8 via:guardiantech
- [toread] TweetDeck taken offline following discovery of bug exposing Twitter accounts >> Digital Trends – Friday: <blockquote>Twitter has taken TweetDeck offline after a user discovered he had access to hundreds of Twitter accounts when using the client in the usual way (ie. he didn't hack it). TweetDeck said it is looking into the issue.</blockquote>
tags: tweetdeck via:guardiantech
- [toread] Why Groupon is poised for collapse >> VentureBeat – Why? <blockquote>for starters, it’s not a coupon company nor a marketing company. At its core, Groupon’s U.S. business is a receivables factoring business, as I wrote last year. They give loans to small businesses at a very steep rate (the price of the discount plus Groupon’s commission). They get the money to fund these loans from credit card companies such as Chase Paymentech. Groupon is essentially a sub-prime lender that does zero risk assessment. And as word continues to spread about what a terrible deal running a Groupon is for many categories of businesses, the ones that will choose to run Groupons are the ones that are the most desperate. For U.S. based businesses, the only time I can definitely recommend running a Groupon is if it is otherwise going to go out of business.</blockquote>
tags: groupon business charlesarthur via:guardiantech
- [toread] Groupon revisions expose risk as new model outpaces controls >> SF Chronicle – Following on from yesterday's link about a "sub-prime" lender: <blockquote>The Chicago-based company reported a "material weakness" in financial controls on March 30 and said fourth-quarter sales were lower than previously stated because of higher refunds to merchants. That cut revenue in the period – Groupon's first as a public company – by $14.3 million to $492.2 million.</p><p>
The announcement added to setbacks for Groupon, which has struggled to get its financial statements in order since filing for an initial public offering in June. The company abandoned an accounting method for operating income after a review by regulators and later restated 2010 results.</blockquote>
tags: groupon accounts via:guardiantech
- [toread] SEC Probes Groupon >> WSJ.com – What's the deal, here?
tags: groupon SEC IPO joshhalliday via:guardiantech
These are my links for November 23rd through November 25th: