What The Incredi-Fuck?

Sep. 22nd, 2017 12:04 am
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On multiple occasions over the span of weeks, the official Twitter account for Equifax responded to customer inquiries by apparently directing them to a fake phishing site.

This is from NPR. After a cyberattack that potentially exposed the personal information of 143 million people, the credit reporting agency Equifax set up www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, a website to help people determine whether they had been affected.

However, on multiple occasions over the span of weeks, the company's official Twitter account responded to customer inquiries by apparently directing them to a fake phishing site called www.securityequifax2017.com.


Luckily, the fake site — blocked or flagged by many Internet browsers, was taken down Wednesday afternoon.

Now there's this tidbit:
"The site was build by Nick Sweeting to educate people rather than steal their information. A banner on the top read: "Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information Which Is Totally Fake, Why Did Equifax Use A Domain That's So Easily Impersonated By Phishing Sites?""



This is a huge article.

Wednesday: Basic Instructions

Sep. 21st, 2017 12:36 am
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Nothing is less manly than worrying about whether what you’re doing is manly or not. Picture Clint Eastwood worrying about if what he’s doing is “manly.” I can’t. The man became famous wearing a poncho, and playing a character called “Blondie.” He didn’t worry about if it looked manly. He recognized that he made it look manly by being the one doing it.

John Wayne, on the other hand, did worry about looking manly. He once Gave Kirk Douglas a hard time about playing “effeminate weaklings.” To be fair, that might have been the mental fallout from growing up with the name Marion.
- Scott Meyers


I've had a heck of a day. I have no idea what I've accomplished with insurance. I was told I was accepted, then I was told they could get it cheaper for me but Kevin would be nearly double - it still falls under $1000 a month but I'm staring at 4 rejection letters 3 from one insurance company and 1 from the insurance company I thought I WAS dealing with. Now somehow in all of this, I've managed to reapply.
This is what I get for handling a chiro bill and optometrist visit (whoops - are you sure you can't leave us your glasses? No.) at the same time while a friend talks to me about a potential job and needs my resume.
Why did everything have to happen in those 30 minutes? I had all goddamned day.


Last night, we caught Perturbator in concert. It was great! I'd write more but I'm freezing for some reason. I hope I didn't catch some concert crude.

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Sep. 20th, 2017 01:46 pm
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I feel like this font is abnormally big. Maybe it will autocorrect when I post it.

Classes (oh, now the font is smaller, lol) are interesting. I think I have already talked about most of them. I was ready to cry in Astronomy. I just couldn't wrap my head around the concept of the star sky rotating and eclipses and such. One of our assignments is actually a blog where you can communicate with the professor. So for me, with a confrontation issue, that is fantastic. I wrote my blog and mentioned I was confused. He said sometimes it can take weeks to really understand it. And not to toot my own horn but I am kind of grasping the idea that I'm smarter than the average college student. So I have to be patient. It made me think about my son and how he expects to understand everything right away and that made me smile and relax a little. I hope that by keeping in touch with the instructor he'll go easy on me. I'm not doing so great on the quizzes and labs yet so I hope he sees I'm trying.

Speaking of my son, he didn't pack a lunch today and I am a mean mom and none of his friends like me. I laughed. "I don't care if 10-year-olds like me," I told him. We were trying to get out the door and he asked me to make a sandwich for him. I said no, you can make your own. He was all ready besides that and we technically had lots of time. It isn't my fault he lies in bed for half an hour when his alarm goes off and then wants me to make his sandwich so he can get to school 25 minutes early and play with his friends before class. Right? We had plenty of time for him to make a sandwich. I said, some kids your age already know how to make a whole hot meal and you can't make a PB&J?  So he thought he hurt my feelings by saying his friends don't like me. To be honest, it does make me sad because I wanted to be "that mom" that kids like. But oh well. I can't wait until he tries to tell someone besides his friends that his mom is mean because she won't make his lunch for him when he's 10 years old.

It's partially my fault. I should have been teaching him how to cook since he was old enough to stand up. But by the time I started, he wasn't interested. I take for granted that I'm a good cook. It doesn't occur to me that it might be hard for some people.

Our 13th anniversary was a few days ago. It went okay, except I had class in the morning and evening, and it was the day after my mom's memorial party finally happened, so I was pretty wiped out. My husband took our anniversary off, so we went out to lunch and that was nice. He got me a pair of citrine earrings which are pretty but I don't have much that matches them because they're orange and I don't tend to wear yellow or orange. I think I have some red tops somewhere. I got him some coasters in the design of The Maze from Westworld. He didn't recognize the pattern when he opened them, so I had to explain it. LOL.

Mom's party went well. I call it a party because it really was. It was just a gathering at a restaurant/function room with passed canapes and then a pasta station where they made a plate to order for you. And of course a bar. People brought photos and there were tables to sit at and talk and eat. My mom's side of the family has a wry, sometimes morbid sense of humor. They have no problem making little jabs at people. There were a lot of comments of things like "Well, she sure did know what she wanted," in other words she was opinionated and wasn't afraid to tell you if she thought your opinion was stupid. So there was a lot of humor, good food and some people I hadn't seen in decades. My son was good-natured, especially for not knowing 90% of the people there. My dad and his wife came, and I felt bad that I didn't get to talk to them hardly at all because I was pulled aside by so many people. It was successful overall though.

 

Quick little makeup post...

Sep. 19th, 2017 04:53 pm
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So many review videos up on You Tube about Rihanna's new Fenty Beauty makeup line! I have not tried anything, I'm not really a huge RIhanna fan. But I will say I'm impressed beyond impressed to see that she has 40 foundation shades to choose from! That, indeed, is how a launch SHOULD be done! You have lightest to the darkest so there's something in there for any skin tone. Most of the reviews say the foundation is really nice too. Pretty doable price point as well.

Way to go, Fenty Beauty!

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Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• Beatrice Grove, Literary Allusion in The Cuckoo's Calling - Part 2: Tennyson's "Ulysses".
• Robert Galbraith's Strike to return to BBC in 2018 in Career of Evil.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• MinaLima, Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima (graphic design): Q & A: Telling Stories Through Design.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Everything we know about Fantastic Beasts [2] so far: Plot Hints and Cast News.

Prompt Challenges:
[livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365 posted Prompt # 210 (due on or before September 23): "free for all" prompts for four years of [community profile] hogwarts365.
• @introvert-club posted Wolfstar Prompt # 20: Magic Shows and Circus Theatrics

Communities:
[livejournal.com profile] hp_nextgen_fest posted a reminder that submission for the Next Generation Fest are due in one month on October 16th.
[livejournal.com profile] slythindor100 announced their community affiliation with [livejournal.com profile] adventchallenge.
[livejournal.com profile] sceasleycest announced the December Fest for Scorpius Malfoy and the Wesleys. Prompting is open!
[livejournal.com profile] sceasleycest announced their community affiliation with [livejournal.com profile] adventchallenge.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[livejournal.com profile] hp_drizzle posted the Weekly Round-up Two.
[livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365 posted the Prompt # 209 Masterlist.

Editor's Choice Rec:
[podfic] The Evil Devil Child and the Perfect Gift read by [livejournal.com profile] semperfiona, written by [livejournal.com profile] who_la_hoop (Albus/Scorpius, Al/Scorpius/Draco, Harry/Scorpius, Harry/Draco | NC-17 | 1:50:27 hours)
Summary: When Scorpius Malfoy – Legilimens-extraordinaire, perfect son and all-round kinky little bastard – discovers that his father harbours a certain fantasy involving Harry Potter, a submissive attitude and a priceless antique dining table, he sets out to make his father's dreams come true. And if succeeding in his mission involves putting up with a naked, willing Albus Severus? Well, that's a price that Scorpius will just have to pay.

Fandom Recs:
[livejournal.com profile] toblass recced Severus Snape art (gen).
[livejournal.com profile] themightyflynn recced a Hermione Granger/Severus Snape fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] rosevalleynb recced a Petunia Evans Dursley, Harry Potter, Dudley Dursley gen fic (PG).
[personal profile] chantefable recced a Draco Malfoy/Rose Weasley remix fic (PG-13).

Resources:
• The SS/HP Prophet from September 9 to 16.

Archive News:
• OTW: Transcript for the 10th Anniversary Chat with authors Christina Lauren and Catherine Roach.
• OTW: Transcript for the 10th Anniversary Chat with authors Seanan McGuire and Martha Wells about "Fantasy and Fandom".

Essay/Meta:
• Sarah Galley wrote Harry Potter: A Beginner's Guide to Evaluating Authority. (Barnes & Noble Blog)

Searches:
[livejournal.com profile] accio_hd_fics posted a search for your favourite mpreg fics.
[community profile] daily_snitch is looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

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Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Kenneth Branagh to Receive BAFTA’s Highest Honor

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
Star Spotting: Jude Law in Bath, UK!

HP & The Cursed Child – Actors and Movies:
Cherrelle Skeete Talks Diversity and New Projects!

Communities:
[community profile] snape_potter: Sign up for Secret Snarry Swap through Sunday!
[community profile] hp_darkarts: HP Horror Fest 2018
[profile] one_bad_man: Mod Post
[community profile] interhouse_fest: LOOK AT US GO!
[community profile] hp_halloween: Get ready for some spooky fun! ;D

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[profile] dramione_remix: Round 8, Week 1 Round-Up!

Fandom Recs:
[personal profile] rosevalleynb recced one Marcus Flint fic.
[personal profile] reynardo recced one Severus/Hermione craft.
[personal profile] smirkingcat recced one Ron/Severus fic.
[personal profile] madeleone recced one Severus/Hermione fic.

Essay/Meta:
Does a Magical Education Extend Beyond Witches and Wizards?

General Fandom News:
Universal Orlando Resort's 2018 Celebration of Harry Potter tickets packages released

Nifty:
Take a Dip into the Pensieve with New Collectibles from Running Press!
Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts NYCC new Funko figures of Snape, Grindelwald, Luna
Harry Potter home décor collection from PBteen & Warner Bros. unveiled, out soon
Pottery Barn Teen’s “Harry Potter” Line Now Available for Pre-Order!
Bring Hogwarts Home to You with the New PBteen Collection

Searches:
[community profile] daily_snitch: looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[profile] adventchallenge: announced details and a banner for 2017.

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.


Friday: Build Your Own Demotivator

Sep. 15th, 2017 11:44 am
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Making a joke in 2017
More of a pain in the ass than 2016


She honestly thought I fell in the tub
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We may not get more Jude | Zero | Zude in canon, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get them in our fic/art/vids! This round of Team Zude Comment!Fic & Art Fest is for virtual season four-related prompts where Jude and Zero are both still on the show.

Leave a prompt in comments to this post at [community profile] team_zude. If you find a prompt that you like, go ahead and fill it!

The Fest will run for ~6 weeks, beginning today, Friday, September 15th, and running through midnight Tuesday, October 31st. See the post linked above for more information.
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Joanne K. Rowling:
• J.K. Rowling “Reading, Writing, Rowling” Episode 2: “Beatrice Groves and Literary Allusion in Harry Potter”
• J.K. Rowling BBC1 Strike: The Silkworm Episode 1
• J.K. Rowling A Fantastic Addition to the Lumos Crowdrise Campaign Contest
J.K. Rowling announces 2 grand prizes for Lumos' 'Fantastic Beasts' 2 set fundraiser

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
Nothing Like Four Dames! Maggie Smith to Appear in New Documentary
Cast Round-Up: Maggie Smith’s New Documentary, Dan Radcliffe’s ‘Jungle’ Trailer & More!
“A History of Magic” Documentary to Be Filmed!
Why “Prisoner of Azkaban” Is Actually the Best “Harry Potter” Film

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
'Fantastic Beasts' 2 Dumbledore actor Jude Law spotted near Lacock Abbey Hogwarts set
Win a Trip to Visit the Set of “Fantastic Beasts”!

Fandom Recs:
[personal profile] rosevalleynb recced one Remus fic.

Resources:
[community profile] hd_prophet: Sunday 10th September 2017
[community profile] hd_prophet: Monday Resources XXVII

Essay/Meta:
Questions Yet Unanswered: The Unsolved Mysteries of “Harry Potter”
Weekly Vlog: Embedded Misdirection
The Ugly Truth Regarding Veritaserum

General Fandom News:
Universal Orlando Resort's 5th annual A Celebration of Harry Potter set for Jan. 2018
A Celebration of Harry Potter Returning January 2018!

Searches:
[community profile] daily_snitch: looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[community profile] hp_podfic_fest: Now Posting!


Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

Wednesday : Basic Instructions

Sep. 13th, 2017 09:27 am
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This comic is based directly—l mean word-for-word directly—on an actual moronic conversation I had with a friend. He really felt this way about the first Abrams Star Trek movie, for the reason listed here, and admitted to not liking Bond movies either. The guy is still a friend, and is actually proud of this conversation, which I think proves that some people are just born fundamentally wrong. - Scott Meyer.

Well, this is gonna be a solid update.

Filing for Unemployment
Read more... )
I'm still unable to file online and I cannot get through the phone.

Next: Resume
Read more... )

Medical front - or why I keep waffling on the resume.
Read more... )

Now on to the spare cat.
She is traumatized and starved and injured. The only reason I haven't rampaged is because the owner is making the girlfriend get rid of HER cat that was causing the trouble. the cat has a mild infection in one ear. Her scratches are healing quickly and she is eating a lot. She actually doesn't like gooshy, she prefers crunchy. This makes the other cats squat outside the bathroom door - hoping to get to the wonderful smelly stuff that has gone untouched.
She is very lonely but we can't keep petting her and still tend to the house, play on the computer, go to appointments and sleep. She can't handle the sight of another cat or dog. Nyx, who is usually the peace maker that eases new cats into the fold, gets hissed at when she pokes in her head. Nyx immediately pulls her head out and walks away, understanding - it seems.
We still keep her in the bathroom because our new bed is simply too much trouble to get under should she get under there and pee - something the cats in her house were doing. I bring her toys and cat nip and she has a box the other cats use to lay in a lot so she can use to their scents, but it's not enough, really. She's finally recovered and today she is meowing a lot. I go in, scoop her up and cuddle her. To her credit, she doesn't even claw out of delight (milk treading as it's called). So she was really pushed to attack that kid. She doesn't even claw us when we're holding her and Oscar shoves his head into the bathroom - she just hisses.
Her eye is healed, I can't tell which one was injured.

Her new owner has the vet appointment set for the 19th. So hopefully this goes well. The new owner is more than irked at the old owner but they have a history. A deep colorful history.
Read more... )
Yeah. history.

If he gets rid of the dog, I will take that dog but I will also point to the girlfriend and explain "If you get rid of this one next, don't call me."

I'm mildly bitchy with good reason. She mentioned he can pick up the towel "the next time he visits your commune". I'm like 'there are way more people living here than my place' and he's visited only twice this year. I do not care if she reads this, she's acting up like a teen with trust issues. No one should ever restrict someone's access to their friends.

I will totally take his dog because she's like Oscar's girlfriend and she's fine with the cats. The trouble is she's an escape artist. She's also built like a greyhound and gets on the dining room table; but since we're both home all the time, we can teach her house manners.

The dog is ADORABLE )

So there ya have it. Monday we drove out to pick a friend up for work. His car had been impounded and he lives in the ass end of Texas. There is a process of moving that's slow going. You have to sell the house before you can buy a new house to move into. Ass-End means at least an hour or 2 drive (so Uber and Lyft are right out). We left our home at 1, we got back at 6 because of Monday rush traffic. We'll be doing it again on Friday. Thankfully we're just taking him to work those 2 days. He's got his rides laid out and his first paycheck will go towards getting a beater to drive. He can't get his own car back because the impound fee is $1,200 and the monthly payment on the car is $400. Yeah eff that.

During the writing of this, I have called the unemployment line 6 times. "We are unable to handle your call at this time." and then hangs up.
Yeesh.

Outlander Forum!

Sep. 13th, 2017 08:59 am
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Now that season 3 is underway, come join us at [community profile] outlander_forum , a discussion community for fans of the Starz TV adaptation and/or Diana Gabaldon's books. We've already got a discussion of episode 301 underway, so come and join in!!



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Joanne K. Rowling – Life and Books:
• Beatrice Groves wrote Literary Allusion in The Cuckoo's Calling Part 1: Christina Rossetti's A Dirge. (MuggleNet)
• BBC2 announced hour-long Harry Potter: A History of Magic documentary.
• New BBC documentary to feature JK Rowling interview and behind the scenes view of A History of Magic Exhibit.

Harry Potter – Actors and Movies:
• Josh Herdman (Gregory Goyle): Happy (Belated) Birthday!
• Chris Columbus (director): Happy Birthday post.
• Daniel Radcliffe's Jungle released a new trailer.
• TV News round-up for Harry Potter and Robert Galbraith actors.

Fantastic Beasts – Actors and Movies:
• Fantastic Beasts 2 new Lacock Abbey on-set pictures show extras in Hogwarts robes.

Prompt Challenges:
[livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365 posted Prompt # 209 (due on or before September 16): “For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” ― Carl Sagan, The Weighing of the Wands and White Socks.
• @introvert-club posted Wolfstar Prompt #19.

Communities:
[livejournal.com profile] hoggywartyxmas, the holiday gift exchange for the Hogwarts staff & friends announced that Sign-ups are Open.

Masterlists and Weekly Round-ups:
[livejournal.com profile] slythindor100 posted the Masterlist of the Harry/Draco LDWS Challenge, Round 9.
[livejournal.com profile] hp_drizzle posted the Weekly Round-up One.
[livejournal.com profile] hogwarts365 posted the Prompt # 208 Masterlist.

Fandom Recs:
[livejournal.com profile] toblass recced Severus Snape portrait art (gen).
[livejournal.com profile] themightyflynn recced Sirius Black/Severus Snape art (PG-13).
[livejournal.com profile] themightyflynn recced a Lavender Brown/Percy Weasley fic (NC-17).
[livejournal.com profile] themightyflynn recced a Harry Potter/Percy Weasley/Draco Malfoy fic (NC-17).

Resources:
[livejournal.com profile] hd_prophet: Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 editions.
Schedule of Upcoming Events from September 10 to 16 at [livejournal.com profile] potterfests.
• The SS/HP Prophet from September 3 through 9.

Archive News:
• OTW News: Transcript of 10th OTW Anniversary chat with Lev Grossmann is now available.

Essay/Meta:
• Minal wrote Magical Grandparents: The Unseen Heroes. (MuggleNet)

General Fandom News:
A History of Magic: the British Library's Harry Potter Exhibit is crossing the pond and coming to the New York Historical Society, opening October 2018.
10 Reasons Why Every Potter Fan Needs to Go to Epic Nerd Camp. Collected by Ameythist from MuggleNet.
Potterverse Con has been happening this weekend in Baltimore.


Searches:
[community profile] snarry_ficfind posted a search for Snarry fic where Snape belittles Harry, and Harry confronts him about it.
[community profile] daily_snitch is looking for your recs (fic, art, podfic, meta ...) for the Special Edition: Newt Scamander.

Community Spotlight:
[livejournal.com profile] hoggywartyxmas – The Twelve Days of Hogwarts Christmas Party
A winter holiday fic exchange for the older Harry Potter characters and their friends. Recipients select up to four favourite characters from a list of allowed characters for their gifters to write about. [community profile] hoggywartyxmas is running their 8th round this year.

Please send your fandom news to the Daily Snitch.

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