The modern incarnation of Santa and his reindeer is a sanitized and jovial creation, built upon an older and darker pagan legend. In Finnish, Joulupukki literally translates as ‘Yule Goat’, and then there’s the scary Nuuttipukki, ala Krampus, who travels from house to house in a scary costume demanding food and beer on the 13th of January. It’s all about the goats, the goats, the goats.
( Trivia-the illustrator who created the modern vision of the Claus for Coca-Cola, was the son of Finnish immigrants - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haddon_Sundblom )
So, keeping the darker origins of Santa in mind, you might enjoy “Rare Exports”, a Finnish short on how a genuine Finnish Father Christmas is made since Finland is home to Santa’s Workshop.
Pre-viewing disclaimer: NSFW; Not safe for young children; Not safe, as it is a european flick, for anyone who may be traumatised by the exposed skin of a wrinkly old white guy; Not safe for anyone without a sense of humor. :)
Rare Exports -
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The Constitution explained should be required reading for everyone. :)
I also dislike the awkward feeling of being invited to parties, wanting to go, but having that dissonance of wanting to go vs. enjoying a book and a glass of wine instead, and wondering if I'm a dysfunctional stooge for choosing the latter instead of the former due to my age, where I feel less ebullient about socializing than I did when I was younger. It's an annual conundrum.
Soon, I will have a cane to wave at everyone who bothers me about the holidays....:)
Season III of the Bridge is delving far more deeply into Saga's character, and we meet her deeply disturbed and manipulative mother which, in conjunction with her new partner asking why she doesn't share details of her life in pleasant small talk, to which she replies that she never lets anyone get close to her as they either hurt her or leave her, should be enough to suggest that she is so much more than a tidy 'autistic' diagnosis.
I see many of her characteristics in myself and many other strong, intelligent women over the years I've had the pleasure to know, and we're always fighting off this notion that we're 'crazy'. I vividly remember one whisky-infused conversation at a conference where one rather well-known gentleman in the industry told me I'd never get myself a man since all the smart women were 'batshit crazy', which I took to mean not servile. Just because we're not June Cleaver, enjoy being alone, are driven by our need for order, have extreme sensory perceptions in various ways, don't enjoy BS, etc., etc., doesn't have to mean that we're crazy or have some other 'disorder'. We're just different.
Mission: Something to capture a browser window in OS X at regular intervals, saved with a time-date stamp. I'm lazy and didn't want to spend time writing something that should obviously have been done 10k times over. And I get sucked into the web gawping at all the truly unbelievable crap out there.
What I ended up with: A CLI one-liner that uses a built-in utility with an undocumented feature and using GetWindowID ( https://github.com/smokris/GetWindowID )
while true ; do ; vardate=$(date +%d\
So, there, if all you want is something simple to grab a browser window over a span of time and stow it somewhere, there it is. Hopefully, I've saved someone a few wasted hours of their life.
Let the wild theories begin!
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