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Charles Pierce remembers two flawed human beings who fed our heads with words. I liked Breslin’s first book title* so much that I had a friend translate it into Latin to use for posts about the many situations to which it applied.
*and the whole book, come to think of it

ETA: And George R.R. Martin discusses a mess of journalism to which (unlike the rest of this post) my userpic applies.

Hipster sexism

Mar. 20th, 2017 06:02 am
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Irony is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Thanx to Metafilter

And another

Mar. 19th, 2017 01:32 pm
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Jimmy Breslin (1928-2017). I didn’t like him all the time, but he had the heart and he had the words, and when they worked together, he was great. (I have just learned that he called Rudy Giuliani “a short man in search of a balcony.”)

Photobucket

Mar. 17th, 2017 02:41 pm
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[staff profile] karzilla posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
Thanks to everyone who let us know that Photobucket images were not loading properly on some pages. The problem seemed to be mostly limited to HTTPS requests; Dreamwidth maintains a list of known high-traffic image sites that support HTTPS, so that our secure content proxy service doesn't cache them unnecessarily. Unfortunately Photobucket seems to have recently changed their site configuration such that HTTPS requests aren't being served as expected, and we've now taken it out of our list of "proxy-exempt" sites.

If you continue to have issues, make sure you're not using HTTPS Photobucket links. It's a bit counterintuitive, but if you use HTTP instead, it will be automatically transformed on our end to an HTTPS link that uses p.dreamwidth.org.

Hope that clears everything up for now! Let us know if it doesn't...

Every word is a Star

Mar. 17th, 2017 09:21 am
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It figures that a conservative like William F. Buckley Jr. used WordStar until the day he died. But time-binding sf writers do it too.

Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] andrewducker

Doing it wrong

Mar. 15th, 2017 08:13 am
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Police attempt to infiltrate Facebook. Fail.

Purity of essence

Mar. 13th, 2017 07:09 am
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They say the difference between Stephen King and Steve King is that one makes up stuff to scare the morons and the other writes novels. Here’s Steve, saying out loud what we knew he believes, that White Christian America must remain racially pure. David Duke thinks it’s peachy keen.

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