Packing for VancouFur

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 07:10 pm
katherine: You have been chosen to ride the Kingdom Chums' Love Light text against blurry rainbow colours (rainbowy)
One of the cats just put a hopeful paw on my tail hoping to drag it away. Is not actually cat toy, however.

I've put my XO on top of it but he might start going after that. Nom, little green computer ears.

Pony/Sentinel fusion

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 09:24 pm
katherine: Blue pen drawing of a whiskered fish with a small heart beside. Words: and be your catfish friend (catfish friend)
I have various bits of things lurking on the computer I'm travelling with (my cute XO).

This silly little piece is polished up from a draft I wrote six months ago.

A Reason (145 words)
Fandom: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, The Sentinel
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Scootaloo, Quills and Sofas storekeeper

Summary:

"There's a reason for my cutie mark," the pony she thought of as a storekeeper said.

Scootaloo frowned, wary of a trick. "Uh... because you sell quills and sofas?"
katherine: The Alot (a shaggy brown beast) wearing a santa hat. Words: I LIKE YULETIDE ALOT (santa hat on alot)
Cat is nuzzling the ears of my XO in a not-actually-helpful way as I copy over the draft of a Yuletide Treat. One more story at least...

I can has CueCat

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 10:20 pm
katherine: You have been chosen to ride the Kingdom Chums' Love Light text against blurry rainbow colours (love light)
Graham gave me a CueCat for Christmas, and today we managed to neuter it. That was quite the production: we unknowingly dropped a tiny plastic lens and there were many rounds of fussing and fiddling and screwing back together. I'd given up for the evening when Graham gave the thing one more putting-together try and fixed it!

He is a shockingly speedier and less cranky CueCat now finally neutered and put back together right.

Searching online gave me someone on the OLPC News forum some years ago saying their CueCat and XO played together well.

Fingers crossed on that one!

Edited 10:48 PM Worked like a charm. Purr.
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
How the heck did I manage to lose an entire computer?

That is all.

10:34pm edited to add: Tucked in a corner in a bag, never unpacked from last trip. That makes some sense.

Lights and suchlike

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 09:00 am
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
There was a power outage last night, not too badly timed: I was in the middle of reading a story and doing another couple of things online, but it was late enough in the evening for the lack of lights and suchlike to make a good excuse for going to bed early.

With the light of the flashlight (and that made us realise should get some candles) I pulled out my XO and made a nod to finishing what I was typing. Yay computers that run on batteries!

And then bedtime with a book that lights itself, because my ereader was half-charged. I do so enjoy being able to comfortably read in the dark.
katherine: Pink-haired, green My Little Pony toy held by anthropomorphic spotted cat. (holding toy)
May 16

[10:40 AM] Everyone else must be doing not-computer stuff: I have a connection. Hanging out in sitting area and showing off my XO.

[4:19 PM] sitting in coldish room at All Fur Fun waiting for Ursa Major Awards. Lights keep going on and off: technical difficulties.

[4:22 PM] Announcer is mangling names...

[4:23 PM] No need to riot, the v. controversial magazine did not win.

[4:25 PM] thinks Heathen City is going to win best comic book... and so it has.

[4:29 PM] wants Bolt to win best anthro' film.
[4:29 PM] cheers loudly and gets looked at/

[6:52 PM] wandering around the place wearing a tail, for a change.


May 17

[10:24 PM] is not at Stormcock room party. Internets will entertain me.

Updated my XO

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 10:42 pm
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (glasses)
What with the whole travelling (heading out on Saturday) thing, I got around to updating my XO with the new OS a couple days ago, because my little green computer is coming with me and should be running new stuff for the occasion.

Tonight I successfully set myself up with a pretty spiral Home view.

I even found a little error in the otherwise very detailed instructions: a missing s off the end of a directory name. After two or three no such file or directory errors I traced up with a lot of cd .. and ls and (still my favourite) pwd.

I am exceedingly satisfied: it only took several reboots and one round of "White space is semantic in Python? No wonder it's all erroring out."

New homes for things

Saturday, April 26th, 2008 11:58 am
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (Default)
All Fur Fun was great...

Met and re-met cool people.

Another person had brought his new XO so we yacked about them and failed to get them communicating.

Meanwhile, of my nine pieces I displayed in the art show, six were bought and have gone to new homes, which thrills me almost beyond talking about.

The above's a minimal report and a few days late, but there you are.

I've hardly started the morning and a big package of romances have come to me from a BookMooch deal. I shall briefly go out of vacation mode on the site to mark them all recieved.

XO meetup

Sunday, February 17th, 2008 12:11 am
katherine: Girl with glasses: Fuzzy cat with a folded pair of glasses by her paw. (glasses)
Went to the Vancouver XO meetup today, and it was an enjoyable (if rather overwhleming) forest of XOs and a blur of people, the later quite the mix of geeks and others.

A grandmother asked me if I'd got the XO for a child, and I told her no, no children, just cats, and all they've done is chew on it. They too think OLPC has flavour.

Someone from Portland took a few photos, and documented my hands.

(XO being the cutest computer in the world. It has little green ears! See laptop.org for official stuff, and http://www.olpcnews.com/ for commentary.)

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