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Supermoooooooon! Holy moly, that thing is bright.
One mid-century ranch house, a garden, a British girl, some cats, some yarn and the semi-surburbs of San Diego County. ELSEWHERE. THE LEMON HOUSE | RAVELRY | PHOTOGRAPHY | CONTACT. *note: in the proce...
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Nicely done! We tried to shoot it, but it ended up just looking like another parking lot light.
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Hooray \o/ this is a great temporary fix for that annoying problem. I get that Google are still playing with the potental of this service, but they really need to test it on widescreen monitors, and possibly make everything on the sidebar removable (a la Blogger templates).
 
Hint: Thanks for sharing.

Let met start off with this. I really appreciate the time and effort the good guys'n gals in the +Google+ team have put into their new design. It really looks gorgeous. But the white space visible on my large monitor is bugging me. I know that +Vic Gundotra announced this space is going to be filled with something awesome in the future but until then....

Here's a little Chrome extension I have hacked together during the last few hours which modifies G+'s CSS to properly stretch the content on large screens. Maybe you like it. This is the first release which has only been tested on my computer so far. If you encounter any weired positioning issues or sth else just drop me a msg.

#googleplusupdate

Note: this extensions includes next to no Javascript. It just injects another CSS file overriding the rules responsible for content width.
FYI: I've just pushed an update to the Chrome store. The single post view should look fine now.
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I really, really wish that this article didn't ring 100% true for me, but it does. Especially... well, all of it.
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+Karen Healy I've been progressively reading through that over the last day or so. So much strikes true to me. I've got to the part where someone decided to shoot down the idea of gardening, and it just makes me rage. If only people knew how far a pack of zucchini seeds went. I am far too happy to send people free squash seeds if they have a 3ftx3ft sunny space in their yard, because holy shit, easiest plant ever.

+Johnnie Wilcox agreed. I think it's also definitely going a long way to opening up dialogue between people who exhibit those symptoms (and may not realise it) and those that have witnessed them (and not known what they were looking at). Which is sorely needed, along with more discussion in general society about how much people earn, how to power through the bad spots, where you can cut back etc. I have found that, in my emergence from barely-working-poor to the middle class, half of surviving and rebuilding myself from poverty is being open and honest in order to remove negativity and get things done. Letting sores fester in the dark is exactly why so many of us have been in bad situations.
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Review and discuss. A copy of my comment from elsewhere:

"Going through the immigration system means you get a first hand experience of seeing that a lot of Asian (and Russian) women coming in to marry Americans are nothing but glorified sex slaves/housekeepers for fat old white men that dismiss American women as "loud/undisciplined/too dominant". These men (who rarely speak the same language as the women they import, do not bother to learn and like to keep the women ignorant) doing what they do are the reason it's so much harder for women from the Phillipines, China and Thailand to emigrate legitimately. I hate everything about it."

I do agree with +Erin Woo in that it's really funny that the guy finds out so fast how unpleasant the reality of marrying a culturally different woman that ISN'T the stereotype he expected actually is.
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I came across Debbie Lum's film (and Jeffrey Yang's thoughtful review) from a BoingBoing post. The long discussion thread contains a few interesting viewpoints, especially with regard to people who are racially exogamous.

I'm also curious about the overlap and differences between pure racial exogamy and cultural exogamy.

Looking forward to seeing Lum's film.
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Ah internet, will you ever cease to provide ways to enrich the brain AND waste time?
 
Holy crap. I didn't realize there are 89 full episodes of Frontline on PBS.org. They're subtitled, too. Watch "The Confessions," (click on "more full episodes"). It's shocking and absorbing. "Death by Fire" is also amazing.
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Today I am mostly appreciating All Saints.
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For those that want more information on how to make a good Cornish Pasty, I made a blog post with further details for future reference.
Unhelpful commentary to start with: I didn't make these myself (this is all Fred's doing), and there's no specific recipe that's worth following from start to finish. What's best i...
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i get kerrygold at vons.
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And now for something COMPLETELY different. Soap. I came across this link yesterday, and feel like it's one of those cost-saving experiments that doesn't exclude anyone on the basis of income or time.

Has anyone tried doing this kind of thing? More to that (for the true hippies): has anyone tried making their own bars of soap?
The other night I was bathing the Littles and began to look at the ingredients listed on the liquid body wash bottle and started to think about the fact that the majority of it is water, then I looked...
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Yup, Herself makes soap, even if not regularly. Even once made her own lye.
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Because I don't listen to music radio very often, this song is not even remotely overplayed for me. Add one of the best of all instruments and this is pretty great.
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! Yes. Definitely something Stephen Chow related, I agree.
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Tron + Neal Stephenson = go. Even if it is advertising. Go.
 
Two days shooting in the freezing/boiling desert with 40 models and 2.45am call times. Sewn into my outfit for 16hrs at a time. My collar was held up by fishing wire attached around my forehead and hidden underneath my fringe. It left an indent for three days. A crazy job and I even managed to drop my phone down the crew port-a-loo.
Buuuut, it was so worth it... i LOVE the final result. Directed by Carl Rinsch..
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Also Die Antwoord on Jimmy Kimmel.
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Google seems to want me to share this. Might as well. Haven't written anything for ages, if you want to see what our garden is up to, take a look.
You could say that things started going downhill around the time I found out I was pregnant, and got knocked on my butt for three months dealing with the first trimester exhaustion/sickness. But in al...
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Note that I got the years completely wrong.
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Famous for all the wrong things. An intellectual gutter.
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You might know me for: photography, cat ownership, growing my own vegetables, yarn related crafting, blogging, 2003-2006 Nine Inch Nail fandom, perma-William Gibson reader appreciation, shouty love of US politics. 
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Grow my own veg, emigrated to America, learned to knit and crochet, take pretty decent photographs
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