Diane Duane

Sep 19

deeperdream:

mapleglowsticks:

thehat2:

meladoodle:

what do you mean a thesaurus isnt a dinosaur

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this is adorable as fuck and you can’t tell me otherwise

Thesaurus Rex!

(Source: meladoodle)


WHO DARES TO SUMMON GREAT PLUSHTHANGA?!
The shaman Cryptic-Stitches, of the Moon-Stuffing tribe, clutched his rubber chicken staff. He had called upon Great Plushthanga, one of the great spirits of his tribe, and Great Plushthanga had come.  - Ursula Vernon

WHO DARES TO SUMMON GREAT PLUSHTHANGA?!

The shaman Cryptic-Stitches, of the Moon-Stuffing tribe, clutched his rubber chicken staff. He had called upon Great Plushthanga, one of the great spirits of his tribe, and Great Plushthanga had come.  - Ursula Vernon

(Source: dragoncharming, via beingatoaster)

Rosetta team picks best landing site on surface of speeding comet -

Sep 18

For fellow Drupal jockeys

While dragging a couple of our websites kicking and screaming into 7.x territory, I am reminded of this module (which some of you might find useful):

Misery

Boo Frickety Hoo!

Misery is a module designed to make life difficult for certain users.

It can be used:

  • As an alternative to banning or deleting users from a community.
  • As a means by which to punish members of your website.
  • To delight in the suffering of others.

The aim of misery is to be not traceable by users on misery list, so misery actions should be sufficiently subtle enough to avoid suspicion.

Currently you can force users (via permissions/roles, editing their user account, or using IP blacklists to endure the following misery:

  • Delay: Create a random-length delay, giving the appearance of a slow connection. (by default this happens 40% of the time)
  • White screen: Present the user with a white-screen. (by default this happens 10% of the time)
  • Wrong page: Redirect to a random URL in a predefined list. (by default this happens 0% of the time) [ETA: This is my favorite.]
  • Random node: Redirect to a random node accessible by the user. (by default this happens 10% of the time) [ETA: This one too. Bwahahahaha.]
  • 403 Access Denied: Present the user with an “Access Denied” error. (by default this happens 10% of the time)
  • 404 Not Found: Present the user with a “Not Found” error. (by default this happens 10% of the time)
  • Forms don’t submit: Redirect back to the form during validation to prevent submission. (by default this happens 60% of the time) Note: Occasionally certain forms validate based on which button was pressed, this won’t work in those cases.
  • Crash IE6: If the user is using Internet Explorer 6, this will crash their browser. (by default this happens 0% of the time)
  • Spam: Replace node content with a set word. (by default this happens 10% of the time)
  • Logout: Log the user out. (by default this happens 10% of the time)

There are hooks for developers to unleash and contrive more misery.

This project was inspired by the vBulletin hack; “Miserable Users”.

If you want to give your trolls the silent treatment try the Cave module.

…There have been times when I’ve input some juicy piece of data (IP, what have you) into the module’s field while muttering with the greatest pleasure, “Misery on you, misery on your family, misery on your cow…”  SO satisfying.

The Last Amazon | The New Yorker -

Superman débuted in 1938, Batman in 1939, Wonder Woman in 1941. She was created by William Moulton Marston, a psychologist with a Ph.D. from Harvard. A press release explained, “ ‘Wonder Woman’ was conceived by Dr. Marston to set up a standard among children and young people of strong, free, courageous womanhood; to combat the idea that women are inferior to men, and to inspire girls to self-confidence and achievement in athletics, occupations and professions monopolized by men” because “the only hope for civilization is the greater freedom, development and equality of women in all fields of human activity.” Marston put it this way: “Frankly, Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world.”

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