circ_bamboo: (kirk_saltshaker)
Number of people trying to talk me into starting my own ebook publishing company: 3

Number of people trying to talk me out of it: 1 (me)

some explanation )

knitting

Feb. 9th, 2013 09:20 pm
circ_bamboo: (kirk_saltshaker)
I apologize for the extreme randomness, but I can't complain about this on fb for various reasons (mostly being that the mother of the recipient is one of my friends--well, actually my cousin, but still) so:

I AM SO FUCKING SICK OF THIS VERY SMALL TODDLER SWEATER I'M KNITTING AND IT JUST HIT ME ABOUT HALF AN HOUR AGO AND I STILL HAVE A SLEEVE AND A HALF AND SOME FINISHING TO GO BUT THE PATTERN IS BORING, BUT NOT BORING ENOUGH THAT I CAN KNIT WITHOUT WATCHING THE PATTERN AND TICKING OFF ROWS, AND ALSO I HATE KNITTING THINGS FLAT BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE TO SEW THEM TOGETHER LATER, SO WHY ON EARTH AM I KNITTING THIS PATTERN AFTER ALL?!

(answer: because it's cute.)

My next sweater is going to be stockinette in the round. MILES AND MILES OF MINDLESS KNITTING, WOO.
circ_bamboo: (kirk_saltshaker)
[cn: suicide]

Orin Kerr is one of the few lawyers in the country who has been both a prosecutor and a defense attorney for IP and privacy related cases involving the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Wire Fraud statutes. He defended Lori Drew in United States v. Drew (you might remember the case as involving the girl who committed suicide after getting bullied on MySpace and the government prosecuting the mother under this act for violating the TOS of MySpace) and, despite his presence on a libertarian-to-conservative legal blog, has no dog in this race. In fact, he's been calling for re-writing the CFAA for more than two years now, because he dislikes how vague it has become.

I highly recommend reading his extremely even-handed treatment of the case. It gets a tad legalese-y, because the main audience of the websites is lawyers, law professors, and law students, but it contains some very important information.

Part 1: The Charges
Part 2: The Prosecutor's Actions

And, as a bonus, Kerr's work on the CFAA.

The articles are not perfect; he falls into a couple of logical fallacies, but they do not invalidate his main argument. He apparently doesn't know literally everything there is to know about how JSTOR works, but he knows a lot more about how the CFAA is charged than anyone else on the planet.
circ_bamboo: (kirk_saltshaker)
I'm out of town visiting family (yes, still) so really, if you posted something, there's probably a 90% chance I missed it.

I wrote about 130,000 words this year, which is kind of strange, considering that around May or June I was thinking this would be my least-productive year ever. Lots of new fandoms, and I love all of them.

I've got awesome New Year's plans, although the person I specifically came into town to see won't be there, alas, but there's everyone else and booze and whatnot. I might do an actual meme later but I don't have the brain for it right now.

(The family-visiting has been fairly decent but it's stressful no matter what. *shrugs* I conked out for about 2-3 hours this afternoon and I don't regret a moment of it.)

Hope everyone's having a fabulous time, or at least that you haven't had your power go out during a snowstorm.

drive-by

Nov. 28th, 2012 05:26 pm
circ_bamboo: (Abby_zombie)

Wow, the writers seem to be shipping Ziva and Tony really hard, don't they? Not that they haven't been going for this since she showed up, but still. I'm kinda thinking this means they're getting towards the end of the show's run, or they just wouldn't let that happen. Or maybe I've just been irrevocably scarred by Aaron Sorkin. (Probably that.)



Don't get me wrong, I don't not ship Tony/Ziva, but it's kind of . . . brick-to-the-head-y.

Looper

Sep. 29th, 2012 10:57 pm
circ_bamboo: (Default)
So Mr. Bamboo and I went to see Looper tonight, as it's got pretty high Rotten Tomato ratings and he's rather fond of Bruce Willis.

I don't even know if it was a good movie or not. I'd have to go see it about three more times to determine that and I am not in the least prepared to do that right now. I'm curled up in a blanket with ice cream at the moment because jesus fuck was that a traumatic movie.

It wasn't so much that people kept dying, it was that Bruce Willis killed two five-year-olds. The first one--they didn't sugar-coat it. They also didn't show it on the screen at all, but . . . I don't even. It wasn't--I had no idea it was coming, although, I mean, it's definitely a Dystopia, with drugs and sex workers and the mob and all sorts of violence and the weird mix of technology that is usually attendant. Oh well. *shrugs*

Actually, I loved the world-building. But, uh, don't go expecting to see Die Hard.

Elementary

Sep. 27th, 2012 10:26 pm
circ_bamboo: (Default)
It was okay, I guess. Didn't jump up and grab me by the throat, but I'm willing to give it a try for a long list of reasons.

not particularly spoilery )
circ_bamboo: (canon_error)
Prop photograph from The Avengers with bio info on Tony Stark (including a birthdate).

I find it highly amusing that SHIELD is not aware that Tony Stark can speak French. (Or, actually, I find it more amusing that whoever made the props apparently forgot to watch IM2.)

GIP

Jul. 7th, 2012 10:42 pm
circ_bamboo: (Abby_zombie)
That's right, because of the story I wrote for Zombiefest 2012, for [livejournal.com profile] zombi_fic_ation, I got a new icon! WHOO.

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