My 30+-year old washing machine finally gave up the ghost last Wednesday, and we went and bought a new one yesterday. It was delivered and installed this morning! I’m speechless that I got it so quickly – in our experience, it’s usually taken 1-2 weeks!
I’ve been expecting this for like the past decade – computers ares my only newish machine that I’ve replaced frequently, and that only because my programs either stop running in them or become painfully slow. But things like washing machine, kitchen table etc… if it works ok, I’m not going to buy a new one just for the hell of it. Even if money wasn’t an issue all the time, I wouldn’t – I was brought up to avoid unnecessary buying. I’m just surprised that it was the washing machine that went first – for some reason I kept expecting it to last forever, literally, and that the fridge would be the first to go. My Mom bought the washing machine in the latter half of 1980s when my Dad was still alive but very sick with cancer, and we knew he wasn’t going to get better and how long was the only question left. I’d say 30+ years of service is respectable time – they don’t make them like that anymore :/
Continue reading Washing Machine Broke + Old Household Stuff
Saw my doctor yesterday, and she wrote me sick leave for three months 😀 Whether KELA will approve it or not, that’s a whole another thing but at last I don’t have to worry about for three months that the unemployment office will try to force me to do something I can’t do without making my health worse. And I also got answers to my other questions and a few minor worries, and first step onwards about getting my eyes examined as required by having Type 2 Diabetes and the occasional weirdness that been going on with my eyes. That’s all good! 😄
I’ve been loving the weather the past four days ☺️ It’s been all lovely cool, cloudy and rainy! Feels marvelous 🥰 (I’m serious, btw – this is not sarcasm).
Fountain Pen Stuff
I’m getting impatient, waiting for my Tomoe River paper order to arrive from Japan – estimated arrival time was June 26, but no sign of it and Amazon says sorry for delay. It’s been a little over a month on the way, and I know COVID-19 slows things down… but I wanna make booklets, lots of booklets! I promised to make one for my Mom so she can use the Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen I gave her, but I can’t until I get the paper 🤦
I got my order from https://www.penstore.fi today ✨ I ordered three Pilot Iroshizuku 15ml ink bottles – Tsutsuji, Momiji and Kon-Peki. I love the little glass bottles 😍 Kon-Peki is the first blue fountain pen ink that I enjoy – all the others I’ve tries have been so boring! Only problem is… now I have to wait until I’ve used up one of my four currently inked fountain pens… and then the problem will be… which one of the three new inks shall I choose next??
I’ve gottten a few questions about how I capped my Star Trek Blurays and HD episodes. The answer is with ffmpeg command line. I’ve been low key thinking about making a tutorial for a while now, so here it is!
Tutorial: Screencapping With FFMPEG
It’s the third heat wave week here, and I’ve been dealing with it better than ever before (even than when I was healthy!) this year – last night was the first night I felt like the heat didn’t dissipate inside after sundown. And so it was too hot to sleep – I was able to lay down only for about 4 hours, and I do think I dozed off but none of it was proper sleep. So now I’m feeling like a zombie. Good news is that Sunday should be the last truly hot day, Monday should be warm and then onwards as far as the prediction goes, 20 degrees Celcius or below, which these days to me is cool. I can’t wait! 😀 *dances happily*
Continue reading Heat Wave + Health Update
It’s happened what I’ve been low key worried about for years – the current developers of eFiction have put the whole project and website up for adoption. If someone doesn’t take over the whole project, the entire project will be gone forever starting New Year.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed somebody takes it over but I’m not counting on it – all the other fanfic archive software projects have died 🙁 except for AO3.
Good thing I started the process over moving my two Oded Fehr fanfic archives over to AO3 at the start of this year, even though it’s been delayed by COVID-19. Guess I should contact them about it to see when I can start importing stories.
V (1983) and it’s sequel V – The Final Battle are out on Bluray! 😀 V and V – The Final Battle are/were one of three my defining television experiences in my childhood (the other two being Star Trek and Miami Vice) and I still love everything about them to bits. I’m so happy they’re out on Bluray, and of course I had to do some caps and wallpapers 😀 These two feature Jane Badler as Diana, one of my favorite characters ever. Jane Badler was phenomenal as Diana, I always thought.
Also made a new a texture, this size should be suitable for printing on A4 but I ran out of ink so haven’t had a chance to test it yet.
I’m closing down https://www.star-trek.info when the domain expires on August 11, 2020.
More details here: https://www.star-trek.info/2020/06/01/closing-site/
Made several new FocusWriter themes, used my wallpapers for many of them. Previews below and links to the pages with new themes below them.
The link to the Space: Above And Beyond FocusWriter themes went to the wrong page on the FocusWriter index page, this is now fixed!
Just a quick shoutout that I’ve started uploading some Enterprise screencaps: