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25th-Mar-2017 09:24 pm - instragram
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Does your character use Instagram? Now you can use a visual aid.



Code is over here @ [community profile] bootycall
25th-Mar-2017 10:23 pm - multi-page navigation code
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A navigational table that has the option for multiple "pages," in case you wanted to have separate sections for different games!

Here @ [community profile] photosynthesis
24th-Mar-2017 06:21 pm - Late, but it's still Friday in places
usernamehere: scared (scared)
 Got any Follow Friday-related posts to share this week? Comment here with the link(s).
Here's the plan: every Friday, let's recommend some people and/or communities to follow on Dreamwidth. That's it. No complicated rules, no "pass this on to 7.328 friends or your cat will die". Just introduce us to some new things to read.
brightknightie: Lacroix, Janette and Nick in Victorian apparel (Trio Fang Gang)
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24th-Mar-2017 03:29 am - Update on the Dreamhack server
sophie: A cartoon-like representation of a girl standing on a hill, with brown hair, blue eyes, a flowery top, and blue skirt. ☀ (Default)
Hi all,

As you may know, about 2-3 weeks ago the Dreamhack server died. Since then, [staff profile] mark and I have been working on getting its replacement going, and updating a few things.

It should be ready to go in a few days, and I wanted to make a few notes for when it comes back up:
  • Firstly and most importantly, you'll need to re-apply for a Dreamhack if you want one, and you'll be set up as if you were a new user. Any changes that you pushed to GitHub will be available, but any other data you may have had will be gone - apologies for that.

  • I do still have email addresses for everybody who had an account when the server went down, and I'll send out a one-time email to everybody when the server is up to point them to this post. After that, the only people who will receive emails about Dreamhacks will be those who have applied for one.

  • The address you need to use to log into the server via SSH will be different from the Web address domain. The email you receive when applying for a Dreamhack will state this clearly.

  • The new server will have an increased quota. The earlier quota of 500MiB was enough at first, but since then the space taken by a base install of Dreamwidth has risen to 270MiB. In light of this, I've raised the quota to 750MiB.

  • You won't need to do a one-off compilation of the stylesheets and JavaScript any more unless you make changes to them - the new-user script will automatically do that for you, and your Dreamhack will have working CSS out of the box.

  • Each user will automatically get a test database called "test_dreamhack_<user>", accessible using the same database user and password as the main database. You'll still need to configure it properly yourself for now, but the installer will at least copy the required files to $LJHOME/ext/local/t for you to configure. Later on I'm hoping that it'll be possible to have it configured automatically.

  • The official email address to contact me has changed - you should now use my Dreamwidth email address (sophie at dreamwidth dot org). Automated emails will come from this address, so if you had the previous email whitelisted you may want to whitelist this new one instead.
Thanks for your patience with this - there's a lot that's been going on, but the new server should be ready to go very soon! Watch this space. :)

If you have any questions, please leave a comment! I'll answer any questions you might have.
23rd-Mar-2017 12:52 pm - two last icons!
swan_tower: (Default)

I realized recently that not only do I not have an icon for Within the Sanctuary of Wings, I don’t have one for In the Labyrinth of Drakes, either.

So! I have two ARCs of Sanctuary to offer in exchange for people making me pretty icons out of the cover art for those books. You can find the full images for Labyrinth here and Sanctuary here. The icons need to be 100×100 pixels and contain the titles of the books; beyond that, arrange ’em however you like. I’ll pick two recips out of everyone who sends me an icon — so if you want the book early, fire up your mouse!

Originally published at Swan Tower. You can comment here or there.

swan_tower: (natural history)

It isn’t nice to taunt . . . and you still have nearly five weeks to wait before the novel itself can be in your hands. But if you need your appetite whetted just that little bit more, Tor has posted the first chapter of Within the Sanctuary of Wings.

April 25th. If you think you’re chewing your fingernails off, know that mine went away months ago!

Originally published at Swan Tower. You can comment here or there.

21st-Mar-2017 10:24 am - check in day 21
lilly_c: (Default)
Sorry I missed yesterday, the whole day went by in a blur. How is the writing going today? What about the last two days?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 4


Today I

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wrote
3 (75.0%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
1 (25.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
0 (0.0%)

dealt with life
1 (25.0%)



Discussion: relaxation. When you need to stop and just take a break do you still write? Do you rest? Do you do something else?
ninetydegrees: Painting: women dancing (dancing)
What is this? themes for Medallion (Left) by ninetydegrees

Image sources:
*Medallions: all images from the Met museum - public domain
*Background: all images from webtreats ETC - free for use in both personal and commercial projects, including web templates (http://webtreats.mysitemyway.com/terms-of-use/)
*Icons: all images from The Noun Project - CC-BY-SA or public domain
*Dreamwidth logo - Dreamwidth wiki - I hope it can be used if the theme is in dw-nonfree.

Links:
*Salomé: Preview|Layer
*Lazy Days: Preview|Layer
*Correspondence: Preview|Layer
*Summer: Preview|Layer
*Canvas: Preview|Layer
19th-Mar-2017 08:35 am - check in day 19
lilly_c: (Default)
How is the writing going today? What about yesterday?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5


Today I

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wrote
2 (40.0%)

edited
0 (0.0%)

posted
0 (0.0%)

sent to beta
0 (0.0%)

researched
0 (0.0%)

planned
0 (0.0%)

had a cheeky break
1 (20.0%)

dealt with life
2 (40.0%)



Discussion: what are you working on this week? any deadlines looming?
18th-Mar-2017 12:01 am - April sign up
lilly_c: (Default)
It's time to sign up for the April WIP challenge!

Some people join the challenge midmonth, or comment on check-in posts without signing up, which is fine -- I'm glad there's a way for the challenge to be useful in a variety of ways.

But for those of you who find the commitment of signing up useful, please leave a comment with the below information.

Signups will be open until the end of March.



  • Level of challenge: 1 chapter, 1000 words, 1 fic finished, whatever you like
  • Fandom(s) involved: if you know at this point
  • What you're looking for from the challenge: this could be as vague or specific as you like: someone to be accountable to, someone to remind you to write, someone to bounce ideas off, etc.
  • What you could offer other participants yourself: ditto!
  • How people should contact you: DW message, e-mail, IM etc.
  • Time zone: useful for seeing who might be up for a writing session at a time convenient to you


Copypaste below:



I couldn't continue to run this challenge without assistance with the daily check-in posts. Many thanks to everyone who's helped with the check-ins before!

Please let me know if you'd be interested in helping out. A week per person would be ideal (I usually assign weeks running Sunday-Saturday just for consistency). I'm happy to help come up with suggestions for discussion topics (& Friday or Saturday is usually the general chat/snippet/beta-seeking etc. post).

(& if you've completed a fic through the challenge, don't forget our collection on AO3! If you need AO3 invites, let me know.)
17th-Mar-2017 02:41 pm - Photobucket
karzilla: a green fist above the word SMASH! (Default)
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...
17th-Mar-2017 12:05 pm - The New Green Wave
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Originally published at Swan Tower. You can comment here or there.

usernamehere: can&#39;t explain (can&#39;t explain)
 Got any Follow Friday-related posts to share this week? Comment here with the link(s).
Here's the plan: every Friday, let's recommend some people and/or communities to follow on Dreamwidth. That's it. No complicated rules, no "pass this on to 7.328 friends or your cat will die". Just introduce us to some new things to read.
Any Comms and/or people that make you go "YES!!" out of celebration when you see that they've updated? 
linaewen: Girl Writing (Girl Writing)
It's Friday, and that's always a good day for a wee check in to see how everyone is doing.

Looking back at the last day or two, how did it go?
  •     I thought about my fic once or twice
  •     I wrote
  •     I did some planning and/or research
  •     I edited
  •     I've sent my fic off to my beta
  •     I posted today!
  •     I'm taking a break
  •     I did something else that I'll talk about in a comment
Looking forward, how are you planning to spend your weekend?
  •     I'm going to make up for not writing all week by having a writing marathon
  •     I'm going to keep writing at my current rate and see how it goes
  •     I have other plans, but I might have time to get some writing in
  •     I'm going to take a break from writing
17th-Mar-2017 12:25 am - Lives in the Balance
swan_tower: (Default)

I’ll keep this short and to the point.

The intended replacement for the Affordable Care Act is going to kill people.

It sounds melodramatic — but it’s true. It will leave an estimated 24 million Americans without insurance (compared to the ACA), which will make it extremely difficult for them to afford healthcare. It cripples Medicaid, because poor people don’t deserve to be healthy, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, because children only matter while they’re fetuses — oh wait, insurers wouldn’t be required to cover maternity care, either. Nor birth control. Nor gynecological exams. And we all know what the right wing wants to do to Roe v. Wade. So you’re having that baby whether you like it or not, but don’t expect any support from conception until after your kid has graduated. Guess you should have kept your legs closed, bitch.

Call your elected officials. Call them until you get through, because their lines are swamped, and it may take you a while. Especially if you’re represented by a Republican in either chamber, for the love of god, call them. A number of them are already wavering; they know this is bad. But this isn’t the kind of bad where it’s okay to let it happen and let them reap the consequences later, because for them, the consequences will be that maybe they get voted out of office two or four years down the road. For other people, the consequences will literally be death. They need to hear voices telling them not to do it, before we get that far.

For the sake of the millions of people who will be hurt by this, speak up. Make your voice heard. Make a difference.

Originally published at Swan Tower. You can comment here or there.

16th-Mar-2017 06:33 pm - More themes for Medallion
ninetydegrees: Drawing: a girl&#39;s face, with a yellow and green stripe over one eye (Default)
I think this is my final batch! :)

What is this? themes for Medallion by ninetydegrees

Image sources:
*Medallions: all images from the Met museum - public domain
*Background: all images from webtreats ETC - free for use in both personal and commercial projects, including web templates (http://webtreats.mysitemyway.com/terms-of-use/)
*Icons: all images from The Noun Project - CC-BY-SA or public domain
*Dreamwidth logo - Dreamwidth wiki - I hope it can be used if the theme is in dw-nonfree.

Links:
*Salomé: Preview|Layer
*Lazy Days: Preview|Layer
*Correspondence: Preview|Layer
*Summer: Preview|Layer
*Canvas: Preview|Layer
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