Saturday, June 24th, 2017 01:38 am
 [personal profile] bairnsidhe has been writing a setting called Super-Queers.  Check out "Questions" and "Under the Hood."  If you like Polychrome Heroics, you'll probably love this.
Friday, June 23rd, 2017 10:32 pm

I’m finally getting back to working on a new gateway/router server and I’m basically setting up this old-school sort of DMZ, with the rest of our servers hanging off one card, and our internal LAN/DHCP/NAT side hanging off the other. (Using ISC, which Debian seems to like.) And all of that seems to be right from the new server’s perspective, which is yay!

Except there’s no packet forwarding from the DHCP side even though it’s enabled and I’m sure I enabled it and yes the kernel thinks its enabled but it isn’t happening.

Any ideas where to start?

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Friday, June 23rd, 2017 09:05 pm
 Tonight is moist and mild.  There are fireflies everywhere!  :D  Also some fireworks to the west of us.
Friday, June 23rd, 2017 02:20 pm
The June 6, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so you get a free epic. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I'll keep it open until at least Saturday midday. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open longer.

These are the eligible epics.

"So Closely Allied"
Twins Phoebe and Floyd have an unusual connection and superpowers enhanced through touch.
164 lines, $82

"As We Have Created It"
Not all dragons are necessarily monsters.
84 lines, $42


Poll #18523 Free Epic for June 6, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


Which of these should be the free epic?

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"So Closely Allied"
3 (30.0%)

"As We Have Created It"
7 (70.0%)

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 10:28 pm
Today's prompt is "a promise that I won't be able to keep".
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Friday, June 23rd, 2017 12:55 am
 There are two batches of photos from Thursday, one of flowers and one of nests.
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 08:27 pm
I posted two batches of garden photos from Monday, one of flowers and one of birds
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 06:10 pm
Today is cloudy, cool, and breezy.  Earlier I took pictures.

I planted two lemon thyme plants in the Goddess Garden, and watered potted plants. 
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 02:55 pm
Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, there are 15 new verses in "A Hope and a Promise."   Mrs. Ozenne and Aidan talk about school and play options.  Saraphina talks about her terrible past.  (Toddler phrasing, but graphic description of witnessed violence.)
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 10:45 pm
Today's prompt is "going back to where it all began".
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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 02:14 am
This poem was commissioned by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "Farce" square in my 4-19-16 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. It belongs to the Damask thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 05:32 pm
Life is full of things which are hard or tedious or otherwise unpleasant that need doing anyhow. They help make the world go 'round, they improve skills, and they boost your sense of self-respect. But doing them still kinda sucks. It's all the more difficult to do those things when nobody appreciates it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our accomplishments and pat each other on the back.

What are some of the hard things you've done recently? What are some hard things you haven't gotten to yet, but need to do?
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 11:26 pm
This poem is spillover from the June 6, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] janetmiles. It also fills the "Webs and Networks (Power / Influence / Control)" square in my 4-19-16 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Calliope thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. Calliope and Vagary are still kind of a mess, but getting better. This includes questions about gift-giving, detailed discussions of health coverage, transgender health and other issues, acceptance and rejection, awkward comparisons between supervillains and other people, Vagary is actually rather good with people under limited circumstances for which he has received training, and he's getting better in general due to level-grinding social skills, not exactly hacking but looks like it, vague financial discussions, boundary issues, complications of identity, frog handling, fertility challenges, Vagary is making his own friends in Stillwater, and is a huggy monkey when not trying to avoid upsetting Calliope, and other angst. But mostly it's positive. If these are sensitive issues for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 08:34 pm
Today's prompt is 'nearly dawn'.
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Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 03:58 am
Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] technoshaman, there are 11 new verses in "Essential for Human Survival."  Cassandra and Groundhog find one of the monks a bit bemusing.