I Live! Starting Character Monday

It’s been a crazy time. I kinda forgot about this, but at the suggestion of friends I’m joining in on Character Monday! It’s where you talk about a character from a story that you work on, and give information as to them both for your own benefit and for readers. It should be fun! Let’s kick this off with a character from my novel, “Home”, named Seera. Oh how I love Seera. Name: Seerasinosa of clan Zik’tal, Seera for short Canon: Home Role: Main Character Age: Young Teen/Teenager Appearance: Seera is a bit small for her age, and quite slim. …

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Dream Homes and Futures

Been a while since my last update. So… I’ll talk about something that’s been weighing on my mind. I have a habit. Some might call it a bad habit, of browsing homes. I love to read about them and look at them and such. Home improvement shows intrigue me no end. It doesn’t help that I found Zillow Real Estate Search’s app for my ipad and that’s been a constant toy when I want to look at something. A few weeks ago I found this house and oh, boy. It’s making me dream. Bit of backstory: For those that don’t …

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Tweetdeck and the Infamous “Internal Server Error” Login Bug

Like many people out there I use Tweetdeck to access my Facebook and Twitter feeds for my accounts. And like those same people for several days I’ve been hit with a bug that, whenever I restart the browser and attempt to log in, I see a message that goes “Internal Server Error” and I can’t log in. This stretches across OSes, browsers, and between the browser clients and website version. Fortunately this morning I discovered a fix, at least for the website version! All you have to do is go into your cookies and delete any tweetdeck related cookies. For …

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Capturing Life

It’s never been any secret I like taking pictures. When I at least remember to pull out the camera that is! On vacations I often get handed other family member’s cameras to take shots for them, and I enjoy it. Over a two week vacation for example I along with my mother and sister collectively took around 3500 pictures, about 2500 of which were ones I had taken spread across four cameras. However, it’s been quite some time since I’ve owned a straight camera. My last three have all met the same fate; the fate of a broken screen. Fortunately …

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Food Post: Bacon Pumpkin Risotto

On Sunday I had a pleasant visit from family. We went out to eat and then stopped in a local chef/cooking store. In there we had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful chef and former Food Network cook, John Michael Lerma. He had made in the demo kitchen some bacon pumpkin risotto, and kindly invited us to sample it. It was delicious, and I got the recipe from him. I wasn’t in the mood to make it last night; so I opted for tonight. It turned out fairly well, given it was my first time making pumpkins, and risotto, and …

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The Pony Pair Generator

Well, I managed to get myself bored one night and, to alleviate it, I whipped up a strange and silly little toy. Being a brony and a fan of shipping (especially unusual ships) I thought “Why not come up with something to play to both loves?” And so was born the Pony Pair Generator. It allows users to configure whatever ponies and combinations they want in the ponies.xml file then have them be used in the generator. Additionally, the generator adds some fun little options for randomizing gender or all variables! Variables include age, species, and gender. And eventually maybe …

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Mini Media Centers; Or: The Feather Mage Gets Bored.

I have had for a while now an older netbook that hasn’t had a purpose. It’s an original Dell Mini 9 gotten several years ago when they first came out. The specs are all right; nothing to laugh about given the time frame but hardly notable today. Containing an Atom N270 at 1.6Ghz, 1GB of RAM, a 16GB Intel SSD, and a small 1024×600 screen it worked as my primary laptop through many of my college years. However there came a time around two years ago where my faithful little Kishtat (the name of the computer) decided working wasn’t going …

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The Joys of Productivity

I haven’t forgotten about here! Oh good heavens no. It’s been quite the delay, but the long and short of it is it’s been extremely busy for me. First was preparing for my vacation, then the vacation, and for the last few weeks now it has been a massive project at work, along with the prep work to move the company to its new location. I’m working on sorting pictures as well, to upload them. Additionally in my free time I’m helping the MNFurs group, checking up on stuff to help the Geek Partnership Society, debating what kind of apps …

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Mother’s Day

We all have a mother in our lives, and today is their day. And mothers are wonderful, because they are part of what makes life such a joy to live. A mother is many things. A mother is caring, a mother is kind. A mother protects, but also helps her children to stand on their own two feet to someday, hopefully, be just as powerful a parent as she was. A mother doesn’t have to have genetic children to be a mother either. Being a mother is more than just those you’ve given birth to. My own mother has been …

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Taking a Hike

Over the weekend I decided to do some local exploring, especially since the weather has been so nice! So after a bit of debating I got myself dressed up in my hiking gear (including my new survival knife) and went out. The first stop was a rest point right around the St. Croix Boomsite. It was pretty neat — I’d never been there and it has some really nice history. The waters were up and I was able to take some fun pictures. I talked with an old gal about how the flooding seemed to be this year, and a …

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