Pillowfort Is Hiring

Apr. 25th, 2019 08:05 pm
elf: No Brain: 8-5 M-F (No Brain)
[personal profile] elf
Pillowfort is looking for a Moderation Manager, Web Developer, and Graphic/UI Designer.

Mod Manager: "passionate about online safety and protecting users to help us with moderation duties, and building a team of volunteer moderators. Previous experience moderating online communities is a must."

Web Dev: "well-rounded Web Developers to help Pillowfort become a first-class platform. ...some professional experience in front-end and back-end web development... You must be familiar with Ruby on Rails and Javascript. AngularJS experience is a plus but not a must."

Graphics: "experienced Graphic/UI Designer to assist us with a site-wide redesign over a period of several months. Proficiency in visual design and wire-framing tools is a must."

I wonder how much experience they're talking about. )
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[personal profile] catalenamara
LOL, someone just responded to a post discussing a plot point in "Endgame" by warning people not to post spoilers. However, the group in question is specifically a spoilers group for "Endgame" - as was quickly pointed out by other members. Hello! Read the group title and pinned post.

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Apr. 25th, 2019 06:30 pm
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the way to joy had been a labyrinth

Apr. 25th, 2019 12:12 pm
musesfool: art deco brandy ad (been drinking since half-past three)
[personal profile] musesfool
Reliable sources, aka the kind commenters on [personal profile] giandujakiss's post asking the question (no spoilers), inform me that there is no mid- or end-credits scene in Endgame, for which my bladder is preemptively grateful. At 3 hours long, it's going to be a struggle. Ah, the joys of middle-age and perimenopause.

Last night, I had a lovely dinner with [personal profile] innie_darling and [personal profile] tenaciousmetoo and also had a really delicious cocktail - I don't remember what it was called but it had Stoli blueberry (who knew that was even a thing?), some kind of grapefruit (pamplemousse!) liqueur, some kind of blood orange liqueur, lime juice and honey on the rocks. It was also a bright purpley blue (or bluish purple), which makes it even better (though it did not, sadly, turn my tongue a cute purpley blue, but you can't have everything). *g*

Work keeps interrupting, so here's today's poem:

Joy

We regretted the way to joy had been a labyrinth
of our making, where from interiors we'd made our way
further inside toward endings we could recognize
and turn back from. We'd invented the pocket labyrinth,
we trained our dogs to bark when we said speak,
we offered one another jewelry. But when the geckos
came inside for moths who'd found our lamps,
the joy we felt was magical, a violence of gentleness
apart from us that might revisit any night. Rare animals
are pink; small moths like these had changed to dust
while dying in the past. So it was terror kept awake in joy
that we began to feel rummaged by: there were
photographs of grandparents as youths,
there were fetishes: a fox, white in the face
where the stone was white, a bird made from a shell,
and a mole was carved from clearest quartz to magnify
the uselessness of sight. We could be struck dumb
by a small box made entirely of cloves and thread,
or by the relicarios where saints had been preserved
in two-inch portraits that were assemblages of feathers;
there were evenings the sky was lavender
and we were lost, there were dreams that recurred,
there was the same love you have now, and we were lost.

--Kathleen Pierce

***

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Apr. 25th, 2019 11:02 am
nestra: weighted companion cube from the game "Portal" (weighted companion cube is love)
[personal profile] nestra
And yesterday I got distracted by Roswell (and apparently I need to make a pimping post, which is now ON THE LIST), so two poems today.

Those Places
By Kay Ryan

They are not
imaginary but
accessible only
intermittently.

Seasonal, shall
we say, in the way
of the exquisite
high parts of
Yosemite

which
having visited
you cannot wish
inhabited
more easily.


66
by E. E. Cummings

love is more thicker than forget
more thinner than recall
more seldom than a wave is wet
more frequent than to fail

it is most mad and moonly
and less it shall unbe
than all the sea which only
is deeper than the sea

love is less always than to win
less never than alive
less bigger than the least begin
less littler than forgive

it is most sane and sunly
and more it cannot die
than all the sky which only
is higher than the sky
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[personal profile] mific posting in [community profile] fanart_recs
Fandom: due South
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Ray Kowalski/Benton Fraser/Ray Vecchio
Content Notes/Warnings: No AO3 warnings apply. They're in bed, so implied nakedness but we only see their upper halves.
Medium: digital art
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: MissHammer on AO3
Why this piece is awesome: I love this threesome, and I really love how peaceful and relaxed they all are in this artwork, and the tender way they're holding each other and holding hands. 
Link: Sleeping Lovers

4/24/2019 Del Puerto Canyon

Apr. 24th, 2019 03:41 pm
mrkinch: Erik holding fieldglasses in "Russia" (binocs)
[personal profile] mrkinch
I went out today with U, U's friend, and U's friend's dog (yes) and after the dog's initial excitement it was, if not the best day out ever, fine. We saw all our target species save one, and we're pretty sure we heard that one, too. There were Bullock's orioles and western kingbirds everywhere. So many western kingbirds! A shortish but fun list: )

That's less than fifty species; I missed several that U and friend identified. Even one Lewis's woodpecker is a treat, but the surprise of the day was a good-sized flock of tri-color blackbirds in the lush grass right beside San Antonio Road, as easily seen as at Point Reyes. Usually they are way off in a marsh somewhere.

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Apr. 24th, 2019 06:36 pm
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Apr. 24th, 2019 04:21 pm
nestra: Joe Flanigan with Paul Gross arms (Yay!)
[personal profile] nestra
Roswell got renewed! I can exhale.

In completely unrelated news, who's looking for a new show to watch?
musesfool: Jason Todd shooting stuff (but i used a little too much force)
[personal profile] musesfool
I'm in a very cranky mood today. I shouldn't be - my train was cancelled at Jamaica and they told us to wait for the 8:25, but then had an interim train stop at my stop and a lady gave me her seat since she was getting off at Forest Hills, so I didn't even have to stand on the very crowded train and I made it to work at my usual time.

I also got a surprise extra payment from work today because they are changing the PTO policy and paying out all banked PTO in excess of a certain number of hours and I exceed that number by a bit, so I got a nice check, but the net is only half of what the gross is, thanks to taxes and other payroll deductions. Sigh. And they say I will still accrue my usual amount of PTO, but I wonder what the new policy is going to be - I have a feeling they are going to limit carryover time, or perhaps require that it be used by the end of the first quarter of the next year. I guess we'll see. There's other work bs happening too, but ugh. I do not want to attend a half day meeting to input updates in real time. That is not one of my skill sets and the whole thing is going to be terrible. I wonder if they'll buy me lunch though.

speaking of, I got a nice gift card for Administrative Professionals Day today that I was supposed to pretend I didn't know about even though boss3 checked with me to see if people had liked it last year (spoiler: they had). It's also my dad's birthday, and my gmail inbox is full of advertisements for mother's day so I just want to be all LEAVE ME ALONE - MY PARENTS ARE DEAD about things. I know, I know. But it's how I feel.

Anyway, I guess it's reading Wednesday, but since I was off Thurs-Mon, I didn't really do much book-reading; I spent my days off reading fic instead, so I have nothing new to report. Still reading Amnesty, still spoilers )

Meanwhile, my filters grow tighter and my blacklist longer as I try to stay unspoiled until Saturday when I finally see Endgame. I do not want to know!

Also, I am still annoyed that there is no ability to wrap tabs in Firefox. I really hate that they just scroll off screen. It is not optimal when I open a dozen stories to read later and then can't find the tab looking for at any given moment.

Have a poem:

The Price Is Going Up
by Ashe Vernon

My heart likes to start fights with
the inside of my ribs where everyone loses.
For weeks, my lungs have been
purple punching bags. My stomach
is being polished into a wood panel floor.
I'm selling tickets to my own heartbreak.
Blood and broken noses are what put
bodies in the seats.
These are real bar brawls, ladies and gentlemen.
Nothing is staged, here. Sure,
there have been a few–
accidents.
The kind of hits you don't get back up from.
But that's the price of business, isn't it?
And don't you want a show?"

***

Gratitudes

Apr. 24th, 2019 11:40 am
kass: chartreuse new leaves (spring)
[personal profile] kass
1. Connecting with a cousin who is dying. We had a beautiful chat on FB messenger. I'm grieving her departure from this life (timeline unknown, as usual), and am also feeling grateful for the connection.

2. I walked 10,000 steps at my standing desk today. Five miles, y'all. Haven't done that in... probably years? It's already worth every penny I spent on the wall-mounted monitor omg.

3. I refilled the bird feeder -- I've seen glorious yellow goldfinches there today, and also female cardinals with their wash of red. I put a little sock full of goldfinch seed in the burning bush, also, and we'll see if it attracts more.

4. Now I have a warm purring cat on my lap, gnawing happily on my belt loops as is his wont. Oh wait, he went to go sit by a window and watch birdfeeder tv instead. But he was on my lap for a minute, and it was cozy.

5. Today when I go to lunch with [personal profile] woobat I will carry a chartreuse-green purse that was my mom's. It matches the baby leaves on the trees.

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