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From Cyan, the indie studio that brought you Myst and Riven comes a whole new adventure that will become your world. As you walk beside the lake on a cloudy night, a distant thunderclap demands your attention. A curious, organic artifact falls from the starry sky and inexplicably, without asking permission, transports you across the universe. You’ve been abducted from your cozy existence and added into an alien landscape with a stereotypical Kan...
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Hey, +Scott Hamilton ... how many stories about a certain Mad Hatter have you told?
 
Weird blog post solicitation

I want to do a blog post about good players!

If you know a player who you think is really great at being a player in games, who might be willing to answer an interview question or two via email (and who would be okay with me contacting them!), shoot me an email (briesheldon at gmail) with their name & contact and tell me why, and let me know if you're okay with me disclosing who you are and why you recommended them.

I'll send them an email and confirm their interest and send questions along. I'm hoping to get a decent number of people for this!

Thanks all!
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I have the worst luck with mini roses. This batch was doing fine by my workshop, and then I moved them in front so they were easier to water...and something ATE them. No sigh of aphids or other bugs, just chomped on leaves 48 hours after moving. Grrr.
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It had to be something that came through quickly, because there's no sign of the culprit, and none of the other plants right there (There's 4-5 other things in pots and in the ground) got munched on.

This'll be the 6th year I've gotten mini roses and had them die for some reason :( Which sucks, because I really love them.
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This little guy sat on my hand, and stayed there while I walked through the house to my phone to get a pic, and then until I took it outside and set it on a leaf.

edtoad: Campaea perlata, the Pale Beauty Moth
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That would make an awesome tat.
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News! My minimalist personal website is up at http://eleri.tezhme.net/
Mostly, it links to other things- including the SEEKRIT LAB, which is no longer password protected and stuff. So feel free to wander through and look at all my myriad ideas and projects.
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It was my SCA name, and it migrated over to the internet.
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So, evidently a large number of people I know also know +Brie Sheldon , and it's her selfie day, so here's my "Taking a break from uncooperative wiki editing." look.
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The thing people don't get about Universal Basic Income, is the sheer number of programs and bureaucracy it would replace. Welfare, unemployment, food stamps, child care subsidies, WIC, the Earned Income Credit, even SSI and disability payments- all of that gets rolled into one agency, with one laser-sharp focus- all adults over the age of 18 get $X monthly, and children under 18 get $Y.

No more umpteen different programs, all with their individual rules and regulations and eligibility guidelines and reams and reams of paperwork. No more jumping through a bajillion hoops just to prove you're disabled or poor enough. No more worrying about taking a job because it will negate your eligibility for services, but not be enough to live on. No more having to work full time just to pay for child care so you can work full time. No more working two and three jobs just to meet basic living expenses.

Think about what could be focused on, if we eliminated all those government agencies, and re purposed the social workers and administrators into agencies that covered needs that aren't being met adequately now, because so much time and energy is going into (barely) serving the poor. Comprehensive services for the disabled. Employment services that are based on getting you a good job, not just "whoever will hire you as fast as possible". Education programs like Head Start could be opened up to any child that isn't in private preschool.

And then there's the fact that people wouldn't be tied to jobs that cause them psychical and/or mental health problems because they need that job just to survive. Imagine what people could accomplish if their basic needs were met, and they did work with intention and enthusiasm. Imagine what happens to modern corporate culture, when businesses have to treat employees like people instead of resources, and they can't pay lousy wages and have soul-sucking working conditions because no one has to put up with it. The "American Dream" becomes a real thing again when people are working to grow and thrive, instead of working to exist.

Think about how our 'all volunteer' military improves when the people joining actually want to be there, and aren't just going for the income security. Think about how many military families won't have to be on food stamps and assistance because the pay is bad.

There's no reason this can't happen in the USA. We are a wealthy enough country to make it happen, with a minimum of upheaval. We don't need more fighter jets, we don't need to be battling over the federal minimum wage and the future of Social Security, we don't need to be struggling to fund food stamps and freaking out over mythic welfare queens- the answer is staring us right in the face, if we're brave enough to shake off the "Every Man For Himself/Rugged Individualism" mentality that holds us back.
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There's some really good information about UBIs here: http://basicincome.org/
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Dear mattress- please do not die completely anytime in the next 6-8 months.
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Heh, mine is all slated to household improvements. :) We need insulation, and I want to build out a little more on the catio. You haven't seen the new place yet, you guys should come down some time.
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Ever since the final ‘Hobbit’ film was released, fans have been waiting for a box set of all 6 Peter Jackson films. Well, it looks like that’s finally happening! A…
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I'm not sure I liked The Hobbit films enough to get excited about this, but at the same time.... that is a beautiful looking set.

I wish nice sets would stop interrupting my desire to go all digital.
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Stayed up late last night working on this thing

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The Foundation for Neo-cognitive & Ontological Research & Development ~~~ Est. 1995 or thereabouts, fu*k if I remember...
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It's been a very long week. My body is crapping out on me, I'm trying to meet all my obligations (class started this week, too), I don't know how I'm going to manage all the upcoming appointments to deal with my body crapping out on me, and my desire to live alone/retreat continues to increase through no fault of anyone in the house.
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If you're a Callahanian or a D'ni Nerd, yes, this is that Eleri.

If you're not, Hi! Please introduce yourself. 


Common Conversations:
Birth, Myst, Gaming, Crafty Stuff, Woo, Polyamory, My Family, Dealing With Government Agencies, WTF is up with the Right Wing, Nerdy Geeky Stuff, Bouts of Self Pity, Bouts of Mushy LoveyDovey.

The Sort Of Nonsense Up With Which I Will Not Put: 
Proselytizing about your political/religious/social viewpoint. I don't mind being disagreed with, but if you start claiming the One Right True Way, I will thwap you. 

Nasty comments about people with disabilities. If you are into that shite, GTFO of my Google+

Homophobic or Anti-GLBTQOMGWTFBBQ comments. Just no. 

Personal attacks. Duh. 

"That internet drama in the game industry that's about ethical journalism, no really". Seriously, if you're proGG, you do not want to be around me. 

ZOMG RON PAUL. There will be none of that. 

A tangental note: Discussing libertarian political viewpoints in my posts is probably a Bad Idea. I just fundamentally don't get the mindset. It is so opposite mine, I can't wrap my brain around it. I'm unlikely to get real pissy unless it gets nasty, I'm more likely to just drop the conversation. (The only time I have ever gotten REALLY mad, was when someone elsenet said my disabled daughter should never be allowed to vote because she was a beneficiary of government services.)
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1 hubby, 3 kids, 3 birds, 5 cats
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Mountlake Terrace, WA
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Spokane, WA - Tualatin, OR - Salem, OR
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