So what else is new?

Jun. 26th, 2016 07:57 am
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Islam, like Christianity, has a long history of accepting and even glorifying homosexuality underneath the official condemnation.

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Rant

Jun. 26th, 2016 07:46 am
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Living in a country that threatens to elect Donald Trump, I cannot specifically look down my nose at the Brexiters.* We too have a number of people capable of voting their way out of the European Union and then frantically Googling to find out what the European Union is. Numerous voters are shocked to learn that voting actually had consequences and was not merely a way of saying, “Foreigners are big doody-heads.” Their leaders are no better; the Conservatives appear to have had no idea of what they would do next (besides going back to unwholesome acts with dead pigs) if they won, while the worst of the lot, Nigel Garbage, has practically said in so many words that his big economic argument was a lie. (Richard Nixon, who gains more and more relative appreciation all the time, would have said, “Inoperative.”)
*I can’t help thinking of the limerick: They looked at Europa and waved the distinguishing mark of their sex at her.

Even this will not kill the great fantasy of populism, that pious hope that under proper guidance the masses can be made to beat up on the rich instead of the minorities, the queers, and the geeks. I realize this is a horrible thing to say about anyone, but it looks as if vox populi really is Vox Day.

Condescending

Jun. 24th, 2016 08:58 am
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Yesterday, while Brexit was winning, a friend posted a link to a screed about how condescending liberals are. Guilty as charged, your honor. One of my favorite things about being a liberal is that I don’t have to consider people my equals to want them treated decently. Everyone should have a living wage and a single-payer health system, even if they’d much rather be protected from queers marrying each other.

Shrooms

Jun. 22nd, 2016 06:58 am
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In 1970 a scholar named John Allegro wrote a book seriously maintaining that Jesus was a psychedelic mushroom. The same theory has been applied to another historical figure who has been the object of religious reverence.

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Overweening Generalist on deliberate obscurity in writing, and a look at one of its leading practitioners, Judith Butler, who now appears to have been saying something useful (about gender as performance) underneath all the bafflegab. (It is now widely believed that two ’50s figures who were famous for talking incomprehensibly—Casey Stengel and President Eisenhower—were using a version of this tactic.)
*Oscar Wilde

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Code push imminent!

Jun. 18th, 2016 06:51 pm
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Reminder that I'm going to start working on tonight's code push in the next 30-45 minutes or so. I know you just CAN'T WAIT to use the larger icon filesize for your animated gif talents, so I'm going to start a bit earlier than originally planned, closer to 5:30pm PDT. I'll update this post when we're done!

Update: All done! Comment here if you notice any issues that need our attention.

Code push tomorrow!

Jun. 17th, 2016 11:06 am
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We are planning to do a code push around 32[*] hours from now, at approximately 6pm Pacific time on Saturday.

Here's a partial list of changes that will go live with this push, apart from the usual minor tweaks and bugfixes:

  • Icon size limit raised from 40kb to 60kb.

  • Fixed the "hook: enddata returned false" error when uploading multiple icons.

  • Posting DW links on Facebook will now use the "Swirly D" logo for the link image.

  • Added seven new color variants on the popular "Teeny Tinies" mood theme.

  • The user profile page now lists "Other Services" in responsive columns.

  • The user icons page no longer uses "(Default)" in the alt text for every icon.

  • Improved non-ASCII character support in plain text email notifications.


We'll update again to let you know when the code push is in progress!

[*] I had a computer check my math this time, because it was almost wrong again. YAY COMPUTERS.

Trying to out-Trump Trump

Jun. 17th, 2016 06:36 am
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In an effort to do something stupider than his choice of running mate, John McCain announced that President Obama was “entirely responsible” for the Orlando shootings. He has since walked it back somewhat, explaining the Obama created Daesh by pulling our troops out of Iraq. What our troops were doing in Iraq is presumably an enigma lost in the mists of history and thus not worth discussing.

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