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Sometimes, when you want to copy a complex appearance between two documents, Illustrator will decide it wants to expand the effect instead. This is rarely a thing I want – one easy-to-edit path can become many complicated paths. Here’s a way to work…
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I turned 46 today. Nick and I went out to a place in Fremont called “Simply Desserts” for a couple of slices of really, really good cake. And then we wandered around and found a coffee shop to open up our laptops and poke at stuff for a while. I got some…
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A brief snippet of dream from last night: I was trying to get into a room whose door was closed; it was as if there was someone inside holding it shut. Then it slightly opened and as I put my hand in to turn on the light, I was pulled inside into the…
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Pretty soon I’ll spend an evening or three putting the boxes together and putting books in them. And then I’ll get them in the mail. And then I’ll be done with Decrypting Rita and I really feel like I should have some emotions about that, but I don’t feel…
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And while I’m here at my blog: let me note some various things going on. Halloween has passed, and with it comes the fall. Which means I definitely need to start turning on the 2′ square sun lamp whenever I get out of bed. But some mornings I am too…
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I just tweaked the front page of the site and removed the link to my now-dormant Livejournal. It hasn’t been updated since March, when LJ’s Russian owners put up a new TOS that banned queer content; the WordPress-to-Livejournal autoposter has been…
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In which Peggy discovers the True Meaning of Christmas.

Today, I think I finally discovered the True Meaning of Christmas. My ex-with-benefits was in a pretty bad mood. Feeling alone, unloved, detached, all that wonderful stuff that can easily spiral down into doing terrible things to yourself. I tried to…
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Dragon Style is open for business! https://dragon.style/

There is a new player in the social media scene: Mastodon. You can basically think of it as “Twitter, except with longer tweets and less Nazis” – instead of being run by a bunch of Bay Area dudes who’re funded by VC and advertising, it’s run by anyone who…
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Nothing to see here, I’m just testing a plugin that will automatically toot a link to my posts on Mastodon. For the second time – it didn’t work before, and now it does. Hooray! If you’re on Mastodon and not following me there then maybe you want to fix…
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Today, I drew in one of the Rita omnibusses that needs that done, then got stoned and went to Trader Joe’s, where one guy working there who I’d had a conversation with about cryptocurrencies a couple weeks ago asked me a few Cryptocurrency 101 kinds of…
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