Patriot Act star Hasan Minhaj might be a rapidly rising stand-up and TV host, but what he really wants to do is shine on the basketball arena. Telling Jimmy Fallon about his recent exploits at the NBA celebrity all-star game on Friday’s Tonight Show, the former Daily Show correspondent explained that it’s going, um,…
The Osundairo brothers were questioned for 47 hours and then "confessed" to not assaulting him? That's weird, too. Were they maintaining their guilt all that time till the cops browbeat them into saying they were innocent? Usually police are more inclined to assume people arrested for crimes are guilty than to believe they committed an elaborate hoax in order to look guilty. Something must have convinced them to support the hoax claim.
If Smollett did arrange a hoax, he did a double injustice. First, he tried to draw attention away from the real anti-black violence which is too common and make himself a fake victim. Second, when the hoax (if it is one) came out, he cast a shadow of doubt on any reports of actual race-based assaults.
As a follow-up to the craziness, another person was assaulted (or at least reported to have been) for pointing out that injustice. An unidentified person allegedly accused the activist of "encouraging violence" and proceeded to demonstrate how encouraged he felt.
Gordon Ramsay Changed Everything About How My Kids Eat. Autism can create intense sensitivities around food. But one intense TV chef has helped my family eat more and better. (Kay Tilden Frost)
Your brand new returns end up in landfill (Harriet Constable)
Furthermore, our powerline ethernet adaptor pair appears to be buggy: they ( fall offline. )
Also, even having switched operating system, backup drive performance remains ( far slower than I would expect. )
I wish I saw some easy alternative. Despite our slow ADSL the drives could be less portable if I could reach off-site backups over the network but I don't want to pay a non-trivial monthly fee for sizable remote storage; my remote servers are cheap low-capacity ones. I don't have an easy alternative way to connect upstairs networking to downstairs: being in a rented house I am not about to drill holes for and route cabling. The computers are just compact systems with SSDs; USB drives are the only way I see to grant them large storage. I would like to avoid having to buy a third batch of external drives or at least have a stronger sense that I could rely on such.
"Can I just complain about the number of scenes that involve snow covered woods, or a white wall. And a scared horse"
A Twitter thread, 2019-01-21:
|Miss Gender (@willkirkby):||There are only two hard problems in computer science:|
- Institutional sexism
- Naming things
- Off-by-one errors
- Scope creep
|Craig Hooper (@craighooper):||- asynchronous callbacks|
|Miss Gender (@willkirkby):||I was gonna get to this eventually!|
This is more for completeness and general curiosity. An earlier post on the same Facebook group was posted in November last year:
“Jonathan Brazee shared a link. 16 November 2018 SFWA MEMBERS (Associate and Active) (Message approved by Craig)https://www.facebook.com/groups/
Nominations are now open for the Nebulas. You can nominate five in each category. Indies have not fared so well in the awards, with only one work making the ballot last year. It probably takes 20 nominations to make the ballot, so there are certainly enough indies who have read each others’ works and can nominate. We can’t–and shouldn’t–have a slate to get an indie work the actual award, but we can get indie works visibility to that other members might notice them and read them. Then, let the chips fall as they may, and may the best story win, indie or trad. Below is a list of indie works or trad works from 20Books members taken from the Nebula Reading list. I have probably missed some, so please, let me know so I can add them. I will be repeating this effort later on. If you don’t want to nominate now, then please give support in the reading list. The more recommendations each work gets, the better the visibility. My feeling is that if a work is generally good, I’ll give it my thumbs up. For the nominations themselves, I will nominate the five stories I liked the best from the list. If you are ready to nominate, you can go to: https://www.sfwa.org/forum/ballots/ You can change your nominations up Feb 15. If you just want to give some thumbs up for now, you can go to: https://www.sfwa.org/forum/reading/ OK, now for the list I’ve gleaned so far:
A Fiery Sunset Chris Kennedy
A Light in the Dark AK Duboff
Bound By Law Terry Mixon
Fringe War Rachel Aukes
Hidden Enemies Terry Mixon
Integration Jonathan Brazee
Masters of Fate AK Duboff
Quantum Civil War Stephen Aresenault
The Human Experiment Kevin McLaughlin and Craig Martelle
The Lost Ranger CW Lamb
The Moons of Barsk Lawrence Schoen
The Other Marilyn Peake
The Terra Gambit Terry Mixon
Today’s Spacemage Timothy Ellis
Yesterday’s Spacemage Timothy Ellis
Fire Ant Jonathan Brazee
Invasion Lawrence Schoen and Jonathan Brazee
Messenger R.R. Virdi and Yudhanjaya Wijeratne
The Squad: Orion’s Belt Stephen Arsenault
Unexpected Bounty Terry Mixon
A Galactic Affair Craig Martelle
Dirty Dreams of a Dishwasher Robert Jeshonek
Driverless Robert Jeshonek
Here Be Dragons Lindsay Buroker
Interview for the End of the World Rhett Bruno
One Last Battle Timothy Ellis
Queens Iris . . . Jason Ansbach
Scrapyard Ship Felix Strange
The Gordian Asteroid Chris Dietzel
The Spike Nathan Mutch
The Stars so Black, The Space so White Robert Jeshonek
Where no Furry Has Gone Before Robert Jeshonek
Please consider supporting the indie works you like at least with the reading list. Then go with your heart for the nominations and actual vote.”
Ivy is deeply into Harry Potter. She and I spent an hour yesterday making up a Lego model of Harry and Ron in the spiders lair- and she left at the end of the visit clutching the charity shop copy of The Cursed Child which I'd given to Alice (her mother).
Alice has taken most of the rest of the esoteric books that belonged to Matthew's mother. She has plans to make a work and meditation space in which she can do her Tarot readings etc- and they will go to furnish it. They filled all the space in her car that wasn't already taken up by children and luggage.
2. I feel very accomplished about all the manga I posted today! (Though formatting posts and getting everything up actually took a lot larger chunk of my day than I would have liked it to.)
3. Ignore the dirty mirror and just focus on the cutie Chloe! XD
Last weekend I did spend time on Friday down on the allotment and lolled around doing very little on Sunday except inhaling The Umbrella Academy which was as wonderful as I had been led to believe. Hard recommend there from me - the cast knock it out of the park and Robert Sheerhan is a joy to behold as ever.
This weekend I lolled around yesterday doing nothing much other than a gym session. Today I'm up and soon to be out of the door for another gym session with the lovely PPTP and then I plan to do a combination of blitz cleaning my flat (which is a pit), play catch up on a backlog of TV viewing spend more time on the allotments and tackle Laundry Foothills and Ironing Mountain.
I had my second physio session on Wednesday and other than getting better at doing the exercises more regularly all is well.
In other news I have reached the age where the NHS is now offering me free screening for certain things so I had the joy of an endoscopy on Wednesday. The NHS has cunningly figured the way to distract you from thinking about what they're doing is plant the TV screen without your eyeline so you can see what the doc sees. I'm not quite sure what the appropriate response is to "You have a very healthy bowel" is but yey - go me and my large bowel. Well done, body!
It's super foggy out this morning which feels a bit weird and I suspect it will mostly have cleared up by the time I get out of the gym. Speaking of which I can breathe a sigh of relief as the lovely PPTP is (a) finding time to squeeze me back into his insane schedule and very happy to see me (b) with his background is quite happy to ease me back into gym work and spend time working slowly on leg and core exercises as well as upper body and most importantly (c) has got his settled status sorted without a hitch (he's Slovakian) and trust me I (and I suspect a considerable number of his other much better connected clients) would have fought the Home Office if they'd tried to boot him out.
Time to go put the gym gear on and head out! Hope everyone on the other side the screen is having a good weekend!
Title: Koi-iji: Love Glutton
Original Title: こいいじ (Koiiji)
Author: Shimura Takako
Genre: Slice of Life, Romance
Status in Japan: 10 volumes, complete
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + Fugacious Fella
More Info: Baka Updates
Read Online: MangaDex
Summary: 31-year-old Mame has been in love with her childhood friend Souta ever since she can remember. Despite multiple rejections, her love has stayed constant. It's become a habit more than anything, but is it one she'll ever be able to break and get on with her life?
Chapter Summary: Yu has all sorts of feelings when she hears that not only are Mame and Kawada-san on an overnight trip together, but they're thinking about getting married.
Chapter 39: It Could Happen to You