Hawk's WebJournal

Doing what it takes to get the job done.

[sticky post]The Sticky Note:
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Hi. For one reason or another, you've reached my LJ.

I F-lock my posts, so if you want access to that section, I need a better reason than "Gee, I think you're cool. Or you talk about stuff that I want to spectate on." I also want to know who you are, because with some exceptions, such as the writers I follow, I know everyone here on a face-to-face basis.

Most of it is f-locked, because I talk about things that bother me or aren't for public consumption, like fire or ambulance stuff. I don't violate HIPPA, but at the same time I talk about my opinions, which may not match the truth. When that happens, I try to correct things.

If I talk about stuff that is f-locked, I'd appreciate it if you don't repost it without contacting me first.

Thanks for your patience,

--Hawk

Heartbleed Indicator for FF, Chrome, or Opera
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emt_hawk
http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/04/17/netcraft-releases-heartbleed-indicator-for-chrome-firefox-and-opera.html

Identifies if the page you're trying to browse to has an old SSL certificate and could be heartbleed-infected.

--Hawk
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On Anime.
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emt_hawk
We got a Roku box for our TV. It was a fixed price, and we get some free things to watch. I get Crunchyroll and another anime channel.

So I started up a spreadsheet/form input thingy that allows me to keep track of the shows I've watched. This way, when I trip over something, and I can't remember if I've seen it or not, I can go back through the log, and refresh my memory.

I mean, if I couldn't make it all the way through the first episode of something, why subject myself to that again.

--Hawk

Arisia
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emt_hawk
Well, I'm at Arisia

-Hawk


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Internet issues.
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emt_hawk
Is anyone besides me having server reset issues when they attempt to refresh their LJ page?

--Hawk

Ow.
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emt_hawk

So today was fight practice.  No surprise, if you've been following this at all, you've probably noticed the pattern,  Sundays are fight practice.

Today, I began with strapped round-shield.  Not my favorite, to say the least.  I would rather have a center-grip round than a strapped round.  I am going to make one, once I have more of the other projects completed.

Projects include new helmets for fight practice, repairing the helmets that aren't crap, and making Mike a new pair of bazebunds out of the pattern that T gave me.  They also include a new body armor for me, preferably one that doesn't require an assistant to get into and out of.  I will eventually replace all the mild steel left in my kit with stainless steel objects, because I'm tired of rust or maintenance.

I began with a flat-strapped round shield, and demonstrated that yes it's a shield, I can do OK with a shield.  Then I changed over to heater shield and fought that for a while, against Carl.  The objective was to teach him that he needs to make his opponent move his shield around.  Tactics of mistake, as Donal Grame once said, IIRC.

I spent some time working with the newbies, from the outside.  I have one who's never had any physical activity in his life, and he's... different.  He'll require more effort.  The other one I'm not reaching, but we'll get there.  I have a stick, we can correct wrong behavior, and reward correct behavior.  :)  Skinner would be so proud!  :)

Right now my right index finger is aching, and I don't know if it's from mousing or from fighting, so I'll drug the hell out of it, and go from there.

Have a good night!

--Hawk


EMT Recert
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emt_hawk
Well, that's over.  Took the test.  Now to wait 6 weeks for the results.

--Hawk
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I've been reading a bunch of stuff on the new "Ender's Game" movie.
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emt_hawk
OSC wrote a mediocre book, oriented around children.  I didn't care for the premesis, and it's like White Gold Wielder, a book I won't keep on my shelves or in my computer.

But I have read about OSC's opinions, and actions against the LGBT community, and I've decided that I won't give him my money through the production company.  I feel bad for the people who worked on this film, but not bad enough that I can't vote with my feet.  I can't do anything else about his behavior.

They'll never notice, because a lot of other people will go and see the movie, and they'll think it's great.  I won't miss it.

--Hawk

I think all I need is a pair of
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emt_hawk
leather suspenders.

--Hawk

Anime Boston Aftermath
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emt_hawk

Because FB sucks, and I can never find things that I want to remember on it.

So while we were working at Anime Boston, we sat in on part of a concert on Saturday night by a performer named Origa. I was able to hum along with the music, and it felt... familiar. Afterwards, we bought a copy of that performer's CD, and we were gifted another one by Rajara Mayya. We missed the RM concert and were mostly interested in the Origa stuff. We received a special CD that was put together specifically for AB, which is very cool.


Tonight I was tired of flipping through YouTube and swapped from "StarTrek" to "Ghost In The Shell." On a lark, I Wikipedia'ed Origa, and came up with this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origa

This was the other performer from that evening. He's done stuff for "Wolf's Rain" and "Cowboy Bebop." Now I wish I'd seen them, too.
www.rajramayya.co

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