latenightparty: (Howling Wolf)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] pyraxis at Spacerobot Studio
The fine folk of the Spacerobot Crew are holding the grand opening of their etsy store!

Spacerobot Studio business card image. www.spacerobotstudio.etsy.com - Celebrating Neurodiversity, Creativity and Alternative Communication. Status necklaces, Neurodiversity Pride jewelry, shrinky dinks, and more!

www.spacerobotstudio.etsy.com

Celebrating Neurodiversity, Creativity and Alternative Communication. Status necklaces, Neurodiversity Pride jewelry, shrinky dinks, and more!

You can also follow them on Twitter under SpacerobotStudio.

Check it out. [livejournal.com profile] jimnightmare and [livejournal.com profile] yonjuunana have been developing and testing some of this stuff for years as an alternative communication method for themselves: signal cards on a necklace to say whether they're up for being approached and talking, and how much energy they have for people-interaction.

For autistic people or others who have difficulty getting the message across through words or body language, these tools are really helpful. Thanks to the Spacerobots, they're cool to look at as well.

They've also been developing a line of steampunk-inspired jewelry and neurodiversity pride pendants.

 
latenightparty: (Howling Wolf)
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latenightparty: (When I was a kid)
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I've taken a liking to Chrome. I've found it to be fast, efficient, and convenient. I used to like Firefox a lot, but it's taken a backseat to Chrome. I avoid using Internet Exploder whenever possible, because of the security issues and bugs it's infamous for, and because of past bad experiences. I also don't like Safari, but for a pettier reason: I think it's unattractive. :P
latenightparty: (Felix)
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One of my favorite image-themed communities is [livejournal.com profile] ourbedrooms. It looks like most of the posts aren't public, but if you join, you'll see some tours of awesomely decorated bedrooms, dorm rooms, and apartments. I really envy these people's interior design skills and ability to make full use of cramped spaces!

My favorite icon community is [livejournal.com profile] iconomicon. Here is the latest post of quirky icons, which I should definitely search through. A lot of my icons have come from that community.
latenightparty: (Canid)
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Dogs, actually. They're fun, energetic, versatile, and with the more outdoorsy breeds, durable enough for camping and hikes. Don't get me wrong, I would LOVE a dog, and have daydreamed for years about the kinds I want, but right now, I don't have a dog of my own. When I began apartment living on my own, I chose a cat for my companionship needs, because I had done some research and heard that they're less of a hassle for apartment-dwellers to own and find new apartments with than dogs (despite the fact that in some areas, landlords have ridiculous declawing rules). With a dog, you might need a yard, and there is a lot of breedism on the part of landlords, despite the fact that some of the better apartment dogs are also the bigger and more feared kinds.

I like cats, too. They've turned out to be very affectionate, in my experience. My cat has turned out to be a valuable companion. But I still think about getting a dog when things are more financially stable or we have a bigger place. Types I would consider: mixed breed, pit bull (I refuse to give into breedism!), Portuguese water dog, Australian cattle dog, German shepherd.
latenightparty: (katamari)
Be careful not to catch VD on VD. <3
latenightparty: (Hello Kitty - Cute)
In case you missed it, I'll post a reminder about the Friending Frenzy. Lots of cool people have left comments about themselves now. If you're in the market for new LJ friends, don't be shy about adding!
latenightparty: (OMFG Yay)
Wishing you had more LJ friends? Or did they all jump ship for Facebook? Well, let's have a friending frenzy!

If you're open to people adding you, leave a comment on this entry telling us a little bit about yourself and, if you want, what type of friends you're interested in. That way, people who are interested in adding you can leave you a comment.

I'm leaving this post public. Feel free to link it in your own journal if you wish! Let's see how much action this gets.
latenightparty: (Blood Roses)
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Drawing and painting. I fell out of practice though, so most of the types who are into art have gotten better at it.
latenightparty: (Princess and the Frog)
Made it through the day at work... just barely. Had been trying to cut down on doctored-up coffee (the only way I can drink it), but ended up drinking too much today because I was so tired, probably from having been sick. Now I am TIRED. Even taking a bath took a lot of effort. Just vegging now.

Computer-savvy people: lately the fan in my Lenovo ThinkPad R-series has been sounding strange sometimes. It does appear to be working, because I can feel air coming out and the computer itself doesn't feel too hot, but sometimes the fan gets really loud and sounds off-balance or something. Should I look into getting a replacement? Would rather not risk it going bad. Once the fan got clogged with cat hair and stopped working without my realizing it, and it did a number on the hard drive.
latenightparty: (I Want to Believe)
For those who play Sims 3 for the Nintendo DS:

I just got this game after being told I would love it. I read that you can create multiple sims for one household or game, but I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how (and yes, I've consulted the help menus). All I can figure out how to do is create one sim when you begin one save file, unless you get a premade family (and I'd prefer to make my own). You can create multiple ones per game, right? Could you please tell me how if you have this game? Pardon my ignorance!
latenightparty: (Homestar Runner - Kid's Cartoon)
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It really depends. Often, I think men look best clean-shaven, but some men can also look good with tastefully shaped, neatly trimmed facial hair, like a goatee or small 'stache. But I get really turned off by big beards, whether they're bushy or look like the scraggly Rip Van Winkle kind. Hmm, I guess I'd be out of luck if I was Amish; I'd be put off by any potential husband's beard!
latenightparty: (Felix)
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As a friend of mine said recently, a relationship is a choice. That's pretty much what I believe. There's also the theory out there that there are soulmates, "twin flames" destined to be together someday from the moment of birth; but I'm not sure how much I buy that--because what if your soulmate dies or is on the other side of the planet? Also, I believe that you can have multiple people compatible with you.
latenightparty: (The 7th Guest)
OMG. Steve Jobs is dead?
latenightparty: (Frida Kahlo 2)
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Cool autumn weather, like what is going on right now. I also like it when it's snowing softly and lightly and not too freezing out. I also enjoy rain.
latenightparty: (Thetis-Moon)
Ever been so intoxicated by a book that you just couldn't put it down, and it almost drove you insane?

That happened to me this week. I picked up a used copy of In the Woods by Tana French. I found it very well-written and richly detailed, which is part of the reason it stayed on my mind. Have any of you read this book? Would you like to discuss it if you have? It is a murder mystery.

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! Behind a cut and in white text that has to be highlighted for your protection. )
latenightparty: (Princess and the Frog)
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Oh, it's been so long since I played truth or dare. Normally I would pick truth. Telling the truth usually isn't too excruciating, especially about fairly innocent things like "Who do you have a crush on?" With a dare, however, what if I was forced to, say, eat a slug or put my hand down the garbage disposal? One day when I was about 12, I was playing truth or dare with the girl who lived across the street, in her yard. Another neighborhood girl joined us. I chose a dare, and my friend told me to go kiss the front tire of her bike. So I did without thinking. Then she, her dad, and the other girl laughed at me, and she said, "I ran through poop on those!"

I'll turn the question around on you--ever done anything crazy on a dare?
latenightparty: (Sparkle Vampire)
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We are on a bullying kick with the questions. The meanest movie bull(ies) that I've seen are the group of menacing boys who hound the main character in the Swedish film Let The Right One In, also in the American remake Let Me In (which was filmed right here in NM; but the Swedish version is way better). The physically abusive tactics, which involve weapons, get more and more disturbing as the movie goes on, and a confrontation at the end is especially chilling. Moral of the story: Don't bully a kid who's friends with a vampire.

I recently saw the movie Dreamcatcher, and early in the movie is a bullying scene that is downright disturbing.

The movie bullies in A Christmas Story, on the other hand, are a lot funnier.
latenightparty: (Family Guy)
I'm feeling kind of discouraged about Fair Isle knitting. I started my second hat with this type of knitting, and I read online that you should have a lot of slack in the strands of yarn at the back of the work so it won't get puckered up like an accordion. I try to be extra-careful about it by spreading out the stitches on the needle before switching colors, but my first hat came out rather puckered, and I'm scared that this hat is turning out the same way. Anyone got tips for me? Or is some slight puckering inevitable? Does it help to hold the first stitch of a new color with your finger after you knit it so it doesn't tighten up on its own (I'm trying this and it *might* be helping)?

I also read online that this is easiest for people who knit the more common way, holding the yarn in their right hand. I hold it in my left hand. Maybe that's somehow screwing me. But I'm still determined to get this hat! And I felt a bit better to see some slight puckering in the adult-sized hat in the pictures. But I'm a perfectionist...

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