Yeah, Russell Crowe was horribly miscast as a singing Inspector Javert, but he would've been incredible in a non-musical adaptation
And that visual image of him tightrope-walking on the edge of the roof during "Stars" is cinematically *perfect* as a metaphor for the way he sees the world and the way he goes about it. Narrow path, not an inch to the east, not an inch to the west, no thought, no decision, just one foot in front of the other or you're doomed and it's your own fault
if you're white and you use the internet, you have a duty to ensure that the spaces you are in are not a safe space for white supremacists. no, "oh but I like this person and they've never done anything in MY group" -- listen to us. listen to what we have to say. report people to the mods or if it's an ongoing problem, *leave the fucking group and let people know why you're leaving*.
make mods explain their decisions. make it uncomfortable. make it weird.
it's the LEAST you can do.
Okay, finally. The story straight from donk_enby: https://www.vice.com/en/article/n7vqew/the-hacker-who-archived-parler-explains-how-she-did-it-and-what-comes-next
It's a bad day to be a fash, uspol, Parler hack review
Les Mis, alcohol mention
Going through my #LesMiserables blog after the conversion to Eleventy, making sure everything's working right. I stumbled on this mention of Grantaire going beyond wine to some awful mixture of stout, brandy and absinthe.
Curious about what it was, I searched for the ingredients. Turns out it doesn't exist, but someone tried to make it.
Let's just say they don't recommend it.
Neat LEGO build.
"This thing actually does walk around. Clever gearing allows for both that and the blades to turn at the same time."
Discovered via iNat that one of my cameras (the compact one with the good zoom that I like using for birds) was off by exactly a month. Apparently I messed up the DST adjustment
Except that I didn't mess it up *on* the DST weekend. As I went through fixing timestamps on observations since November, I discovered that the first couple of weeks had the right date, but the wrong time.
I'd forgotten to adjust it on DST day. And then I messed it up when I noticed. 🤦♂️
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