It was a long year last week. 2016 is dead and buried; it wouldn't be hard to do better, but I don't expect 2017 to make the effort.
I was going to put a summary of the year here. I'm not up for it. See my previous post for a wrap-up of what I mostly didn't do. I can't think of any major accomplishments to report, except maybe living through it. That may have to do.
1225Su Newton's Birthday/Christmas * up 7am; W=207.2; laundry Dragging bags of clean laundry downstairs counts as laundry @ All I Want for Christmas Is a Goat Is a Holiday Album of Goats Singing "Silent Night," "Jingle Bells," and More (VIDEO). f(Kathy Horning) @ Preparing for Trump: A Ten-Point Plan | Common Dreams f(Valerie Voigt) @ What Those Who Studied Nazis Can Teach Us About The Strange Reaction To Donald Trump | The Huffington Post (margaret-yakoda - We can't get comfortable with Trump.) : Desti bumped off a mouse again. As usual, it was the one on the kids' computer in the Rainbow Room. Pun intended. @ Myoclonus seems to describe my abdominal twitching symptom, but none of the usual causes mentioned seem plausible. Hmm: Psychogenic myoclonus? " Psychogenic myoclonus has been described and has several typical features: decrease of the myoclonus with distraction, periods of spontaneous remission.... " ... biut that last, and most of the other features listed, don't apply either because mine comes in acute episodes, not chronic. HMM: " For crying to be described as sobbing, it usually has to be accompanied by a set of other symptoms, such as slow but erratic inhalation, occasional instances of breath holding and muscular tremor. " @ La La Land - Audition (The Fools Who Dream) - Chords may have to learn for lgf Emma Stone – Audition (The Fools Who Dream) | Genius : grump. once/future nova not booting. Green light comes on, but no signal in monitor. Could be either miswired power switch, lack of reset, or some other weirdness. * Twice-cooked pork for dinner. Really need to hit Central Market for proper ingredients. Making do. 1226Mo Babbage's Birthday/Boxing Day * Up 5:15; W=207.6; laundry, dishes Ticia woke me at 4:30ish, so I had some nice snuggle after a bit of struggling to get my facehugger off. She insisted. % felt weak and ?feverish after a few sips of coffee; three eggs over rice helped, so I think I guessed right that it was low blood sugar. I don't usually get that first thing in the morning, though. @ Why Introverts and Extroverts Are Different: The Science (ysabetwordsmith) 8 Tips to Help Stop Ruminating | World of Psychology How to Stop Ruminating: 14 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow : O/F Nova booted this time; may simply have had the monitor on the wrong input. * Grocery shopping. Naturally Safeway has been out of the on-sale prime rib since last week. Got bottom round (also on sale; alternatives are 10.99) & and again to QFC for prime rib -- which _wasn't_ on sale. Ouch! * N and kids return * Gift exchange - virtual Christmas. Most of my gifts were custom gift certificates; a couple were IOUs. * Create/print gift certificates: * Glenn - baseball game * Joey - planetarium or any museum in the area * Grace - air time * Naomi - electric blanket * 15min: 9:40 all food put away. (except for the gravy, of which there is comparatively little, and it wasn't all that good.) @ ysabetwordsmith | Poem: "As Is" good links esp. on coping with meltdowns and NT/NV relationships. 1227Tu * up 5:30ish; W=207.0; laundry, dishes @ Backstopping: Supporting the Autistic Person in Your Life | Musings of an Aspie (ysabetwordsmith | Poem: "As Is") @ Stimtastic Chewable Jewelry, Stim Toys and Fidgets % apparently the last time I loaded the dishwasher I forgot to run it. :P @ The logic of Russian Internet censorship - The Washington Post " LiveJournal has only been taken down explicitly twice to my knowledge. Last July, on the morning of the Navalny verdict, the entire site was suddenly taken down with a notice of “Planned Maintenance.” And the blocking of Navalny’s blog on LiveJournal Thursday was the only time it had been specifically taken down. " ... and now the servers have been moved to Russia. Right. dw_maintenance | Nginx has been banished! fail_fandomanon | FFA DW Post # 569 - Wham! mdlbear.livejournal.com has IP address 188.8.131.52, which https://www.iplocation.net/ says is in San Francisco. So no concrete evidence of this yet. traceroute to mdlbear.livejournal.com (184.108.40.206), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 1 gw.rainbows.end (192.168.1.1) 0.182 ms 0.217 ms 0.276 ms 2 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1) 1.155 ms 1.443 ms 1.758 ms 3 tukw-dsl-gw68.tukw.qwest.net (220.127.116.11) 24.487 ms 24.519 ms 24.692 ms 4 tukw-agw1.inet.qwest.net (18.104.22.168) 26.717 ms 27.300 ms 29.004 ms 5 bil-edge-03.inet.qwest.net (22.214.171.124) 49.084 ms 49.906 ms 50.859 ms 6 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52) 52.657 ms 53.117 ms 54.291 ms 7 * * * # after which the trail goes cold. So they could be routing to Russia. It's also rejecting pings; the last host in the chain has no reverse DNS. Hmm. @ Bloggers of “LJ” now “under the hood” of the Russian intelligence | 24-my.info @ Boris Khodorkovsky on Twitter: "Farewell free #Livejournal. Welcome to Russian reality, now at full 100%. https://t.co/J0wEXom0Uu" Oddly, the ip-tracker link they give a screenshot for still says San Francisco when I try it. Caching? Probably not. Weird. @ blog entry in Russian - requires translation. LJ for understandable reasons appears to be doing their best to hide the transition. Iiiiiiinteresting: Servers Alive magazine moved to the Lubyanka: dolboeb screenshots a traceroute to 184.108.40.206 (cygnus:~ 507) host 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer livejournal.com. (cygnus:~ 508) host 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer www.livejournal.com. (cygnus:~ 509) host livejournal.com livejournal.com has address 188.8.131.52 livejournal.com mail is handled by 10 mail.livejournal.com. DNS records with long TTL not caught up? Entirely possible. @ Within days after moving servers LJ in Russia ILV blocked almost 100 entries * 15min: got the last of the laundry downstairs. Just in time for G' to arrive and do more, but... @ Emotional Dysfunction: Alexithymia and ASD | Musings of an Aspie @ Sadness @ Carrie Fisher Had Just One Request for Her Obituary | Vanity Fair " no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra. " @ Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia in 'Star Wars,' Dead at 60 - Rolling Stone @ CyanogenMod is dead. Long live LineageOS | ZDNet @ Kirsten Lindsmith - Neurologically Mixed Relationships at Love and Autism emotional empathy. alexithymia. sensory processing differences. info-centered conversation vs. emotion-centered conversation * Delivered N's electric blanket. She loves it. Yay! % pretty much wasted the entire day on LJ and alexithymia research. :P * Beef fried rice for dinner for me and Naomi; C had beef and mashed potatoes * Installed the other electric blanket upstairs on our bed. Difficult, involving lots of bending, which hurts my back. Grump. * Wrote draft of the year-end post. 1228We * Up 6:15; W=206.4; laundry @ [LJ, DW, Admin] Why Now - Sibylla Bostoniensis [LJ] The servers are in Russia, political purge of accounts alleged * LJ import. Need to do that more often @ How can I claim my OpenID account with my Dreamwidth account? @ Using Your Own URL as Your OpenID – Stack Overflow Blog @ Acceptance as a Well Being Practice | Musings of an Aspie @ My Anxiety is Not Disordered | Musings of an Aspie !!! " When a person with impaired social communication abilities has anxiety about social situations, they are like a poor swimmer who is anxious about boarding a boat. The perceived risk is real and rational. " @ TAKING THE LIEBOWITZ SOCIAL ANXIETY SCALE TEST fear=20, avoidance=50 ... so I don't have social anxiety. @ Stimming 101, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Stim * called Safeco about windshield repair. Appointment for Tuesday afternoon. : Had been wondering what had happened to haikujaguar Turns out she's closed her LJ and moved over to patreon. Which makes sense, although I think she also didn't feel safe on LJ. * Called Mom to wish her a happy 96th. Spoke briefly to (nephew) Alex @ Making a local archive (of LJ) with wget - Antennapedia @ Debbie Reynolds Dead at 84 | Variety one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher. % bending too much cleaning the GR litterbox hurt my back. :P Need to figure out a better way to do that. 1229Th * up 6am; W=205.6; dishes @ No More Heroes " Alongside the icons we lost in 2016, we're mourning for a world that felt like it was changing for the better. " @ Google Scholar Citations Remote Service Software at the California Research Center * 2pm Realtors: Chris, our main POC, and introducing Matt, their main negociator. * N and I talked with C' and C" about the move. @ LiveJournal servers moved to Russia: darkoshi @ Two projects designing Android apps that respect users' privacy [LWN] @ 34 of the best free and open source creative tools in 2016 | Opensource.com [LWN] : The Google business page for HSX has been suspended, presumably because it's moved, and should have been created as a "brand page" because it doesn't have a physical location. But there's no way to create a brand page -- the form that's supposed to do it doesn't have a submit button. -> apparently one is supposed to hit return. So all it really does is create a G+ page. Whee! And it doesn't show up in Google searches, only in G+ to followers. So.. who cares? @ Amazon.com : Join Advantage looks like a better idea. -> except that it costs $99/year; not clear I could make that back. I get 45%, so $6.75 per CD. Createspace (see below) is POD @ Distribute and Sell Your CD through Amazon.com, eStore or as Amazon MP3 1230Fr * Up 5:15ish; W=205; laundry, dishes : Geolocation data from IP2Location (Product: DB6, updated on 2016-12-5) Domain Name Country Region City mdlbear.livejournal.com Russian Federation Moskva Moscow ISP Organization Latitude Longitude Rambler Internet Holding LLC Not Available 55.752220153809 37.615558624268 (End of the road for LiveJournal [The Mad Filkentist]) @ A Letter to Donald Trump About Health Care - The New York Times (The toddler president - Bitter Grace " an example of the only sort of approach I think might work with him. Flattery, plus setting up advocates of the policy you decry as attempting to con him. " ) @ FBI, DHS release report on Russia hacking | TheHill includes report on scribd @ Neuroscientists Discover a Song That Reduces Anxiety By 65 Percent (Listen) Instrumental, not a song, and specifically designed to be relaxing. But still... direct link [YouTube] Marconi Union - Wikipedia (their website, marconiunion.com, has an invalid cert.) * order humira -> next Thursday 1/5 : M digging in his heels about move. We'll probably have to stay in WA. ! scared, depressed, anxious, angry. : Email in that thread hasn't reached Colleen because they were sending it to savitzky.net. Working on it. @ megpie71 | How To Get Through This: Tips From A Lifelong Depressive (archangelbeth) @ How to see EVERY Google search you've ever made (thnidu) * 1:30?-4:30 Sorting - Most of it was easy. Some of it wasn't. Ame. Old girlfriend and might-have-beens: L, G, W, E, M... My senior prom pic. Kat's birth announcement. Yeah, we're keeping that and almost all of the stuff I wrote. Really ought to scan that. Songbooks for Interfilk. Shirley. % back hurts. Got through, ... maybe 2/3 of our boxes? % Definitely dry sobbing - started as soon as I got upstairs and into my chair. Colleen's taking the change of plans especially hard. Guess I am too. : wget https://mdlbear.livejournal.com --2016-12-30 16:59:04-- https://mdlbear.livejournal.com/ Resolving mdlbear.livejournal.com (mdlbear.livejournal.com)... 184.108.40.206 Connecting to mdlbear.livejournal.com (mdlbear.livejournal.com) [...] HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently Location: http://mdlbear.livejournal.com/ [following] --2016-12-30 16:59:11-- http://mdlbear.livejournal.com/ -> So they're actively redirecting https to http, forcing insecure connections. Why are we not surprised? 1231Sa * up 6ish; W=204.8; laundry, dishes & 15min: spent some time on DW profile/circles management, now that there are more LJ refugees to add. $ $20 AX MR bought 2 cds in Flowinglass Music's end-of-year sale @ Novel diet therapy helps children with crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis reach remission -- ScienceDaily f() Interesting. Difficult: " SCD is a nutritionally balanced diet that removes grains, dairy, processed foods and sugars, except for honey. The diet promotes only natural, nutrient-rich foods, which includes vegetables, fruits, meats and nuts. " Specific Carbohydrate Diet: Diet Review - webmd Specific carbohydrate diet, FODMAP, DASH diet Low-carbohydrate diet - all related; but different in important ways. @ posted mdlbear | River: Goodbye and Good Ridance to 2016 @ GitHub - ibukanov/ljdumpgo: LiveJournal backup utility in Go @ LiveJournal - Archiveteam @ Archiveteam @ Modern, Eco-Friendly, Spacious Tiny Homes | ZeroSquared Aurora @ Will Ubuntu automatically adjust to the leap second at the end of the year? yes, but it might not show it. * bath, ~11:20