Francesca Ciceri madamezou@identi.ca

Italy

Debian user, developer and translator, craftster, anarchist, social scientist, zombie-movies nerd, fan fiction addicted. Also: guitar, guitar, guitar, some trumpet, and tons of music in general.

  • Yay!

    2014-12-07T13:16:56Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    For the first time in weeks, this morning I woke up completely without migraine. Hello world, you still there? I know I am :D


    Now, backlog. Gah. Or maybe I can just enjoy this day without thinking of all the mails I haven't responded to, or all the stuff I should have done?

    For now, I'm just delighting my neighbours with some Count Basie & Joe Williams.


    This is about retaliation. They really should stop drilling holes in the wall when I have an headache (to be fair, I always have headache, but I'm being the devil's advocate here).


    #NonConsensualJazz #retaliation #EveryDayIHaveTheBlues

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    Hey! Nice you are better! Today, yes, I'm going out with the bike. It's #sunny here, #sendingGoodVibrations to everybody, see you in a while!

    Laura Arjona at 2014-12-07T13:21:37Z

  • Typo of the day

    2014-11-21T17:14:47Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    "Love you to tits"


    Freudian slip? Anyway, I think I'm going to permanently adopt it.

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  • Warm Darth, soft Darth

    2014-11-20T12:17:18Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Back from the UK, still halfway through a huge {irc|mail|blogs} backlog, but I needed to share this beautiful free pattern for a Darth Vader quilt:


    http://shwinandshwin.com/2014/10/darth-vader-quilt-free-pattern.html

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    You need a rotary cutter + mat :)

    Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2014-11-20T13:50:48Z

  • Today's Rockabilly selection! :)

    2014-10-04T11:00:30Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    I love to listen upbeat music while I'm sewing: here's a couple of rockabilly tracks in my playlist for today, enjoy!


    Miss Ruby Ann - Baby I Don't Care


    I've been really lucky to see her perform live at Route66 festival in Aarburg. She has an amazing voice and a good old-school vibe.

    This is her cover of Carl Mann's 1960 hit and I must admit I like her version more.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYUocCt2wIQ


    The Lucky Bullets - Fire Below


    Another band I had the pleasure to see live in Aarburg, and what a performance! Rockabilly from Norway, totally kicking. With this track they came 3rd on Norway's selection for Eurovision 2011.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igMux1HeoGs


    If you get the chance, go see them live. They really put up a great show.


    Hillbilly Moon Explosion - My Love For Evermore


    If you're more on the psychobilly side, this one is good: I don't listen much psychobilly, but this one got my attention for the noir atmosphere, the contrast between the two voice, the overall mood of the video.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rlYPb2plaY



    Stray Cats - Fishnet Stockings


    I love me some Stray Cats. I won't even start with how good they were, or how I like Setzer's projects. Or what a monster guitarist Brian Setzer is. But IMO the essence of them was the sheer fun they were having: look at them on stage, it's so evident! Also: Slim Jim's antics always crack me.

    (Also: awww they were so young in this video! And I was probably 2 years old...)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpG7iHnIvVQ

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  • Hi, my name is Zou and this November I'm going to enjoy myself!

    2014-09-24T12:48:40Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    I'll be in Cambridge for the Mini DebConf: https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2014/08/msg00076.html


    And then at The Specials' concert in Manchester on 11/11.

    Also, Imelda May's gig in Reading on 16/11.


    Can't wait! :D


    (and, yes, the title of the post is a reference to "Enjoy Yourself", originally from Prince Buster, covered by The Specials)



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  • Project Petticoat and Re-upholstery Day

    2014-09-21T09:14:40Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Successfully archived Project Petticoat (with 21 meters of tulle and 24 of satin ribbon), now I have an historically accurate 50s petticoat. YAY!
    It's been easy to sew it, just boring. I mean: gathering 21 meters of tulle, and sewing 24 meters of satin ribbon...! *shudders*

    But I have to say that my ribbon sewing has greatly improved after the first 10 meters...

    It's a three tiers, two layers one. And it's incredibly puffy! I'm already loving it. Even if for a while my sewing really looked like wedding cake.


    But now, it's time to tackle the re-upholstering of an old armchair.

    I'll be following this tutorial, seems very well written and with plenty of pics:

    http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2013/02/re-upholstering-101-how-i-re-upholstered-my-swivel-armchair.html


    First time re-upholstering for me, so... wish me good luck! :)

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    damn .. I also have an armchair that I schould reupholdster too for years ... I wish you all the luck and courage, this is not easy task ;)

    olm-e at 2014-09-21T09:58:17Z

    @larjona join the sewing side! we have cookies! and kittens! :)

    Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2014-09-22T13:22:15Z

    >> olm-e:

    “damn .. I also have an armchair that I schould reupholdster too for years ... I wish you all the luck and courage, this is not easy task ;)”


    Thanks! For now it's been boring - all the "take out the rusty nails without damaging the fabric because you'll use that as pattern" part. But I found out that it's 60 years old. How cool is that!

    And found a couple of old coins inside it, from before the Euro era.

    Francesca Ciceri at 2014-09-24T12:55:39Z

    >> Laura Arjona:

    “Wow congrats!
    I just managed, for now, to take the bottoms up from trousers.


    I was thinking about sewing a thin cushion to put on top of a trunk so we can sit there, but I just noticed that I can buy two cheap chair covers and done... so I feel lazy.

    Re-upholstering... it's totally out of scope for me!”


    Eheh, sometimes I'm lazy as well. But the more I sew the more I find out that it makes me happy, truly happy, so I just enjoy it and do all kinds of crazy projects :).


    Francesca Ciceri at 2014-09-24T12:57:27Z

  • 2014-09-21T06:45:37Z via Dianara CC: Public

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    >> Haizea:

    “Aloha! :)”



    >> Manuel Jiménez Friaza:

    “Buenos días, guapa :)”


    Hi there! It was really time to change the avatar (but don't be fooled: I'm still a rudegirl!)

    Francesca Ciceri at 2014-09-21T09:02:14Z

  • The quick and the dead

    2014-09-19T21:37:57Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Simon Pegg on why the dead should be never allowed to run.


    http://www.theguardian.com/media/2008/nov/04/television-simon-pegg-dead-set


    --


    A good analysis of something that bothers me deeply: the fast zombies.

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  • QOTD

    2014-09-19T14:40:56Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    From #debian-publicity IRC chan, discussing about publish or not a blogpost, someone asked if we should take silence as consent and...


    16:08 < Cnote> Silence is just that awkward pause before you do something awesome.


    (quoted with permission)


    This is another reason why I love contributing to #Debian: awesome people! It made my day! :)

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    Every time I see something like this I want to get involved with the Debian community. It seems like a wonderful group of people.

    cmhobbs at 2014-09-19T15:24:57Z

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    >> cmhobbs:

    “Every time I see something like this I want to get involved with the Debian community. It seems like a wonderful group of people.”


    Do it! We do have cookies, and some of them may be swirl shaped, thanks to @valhalla 3d printed swirl cookiecutter!


    Take a look here if you don't know where to start:

    https://www.debian.org/intro/help



    Francesca Ciceri at 2014-09-20T11:59:20Z

  • and the award for best genderbent sherlock cosplay goes to...

    2014-09-14T19:24:16Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    ... Mi-caw-ber


    More pics: http://cosplayblog.tumblr.com/post/97297320595/birthday-weeks-fandoms-week-sherlock-day


    (via: themarysue.com) #fandom #sherlock #cosplay



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    Nicely done!

    Dana at 2014-09-15T09:27:59Z

  • slightly lovesick

    2014-09-12T18:41:27Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Thrilled everytime I notice a new mail in my private inbox.

    Muttering curses most of the time, since it's not what I'm waiting for.


    It's been almost a week, I guess he won't write me.


    also: spamassassin and I need to sit down and have a conversation on thresholds.

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    Important emails only arrive when you are not watching.

    sazius at 2014-09-12T18:49:39Z

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    >> sazius:

    “Important emails only arrive when you are not watching.”


    Are they quantum-locked? :)

    Francesca Ciceri at 2014-09-12T21:52:55Z

    >> Francesca Ciceri:

    “>> sazius:
    “Important emails only arrive when you are not watching.”

    Are they quantum-locked? :)”


    Something like that... a watched pot never boils. One of those fundamental truths of the universe!


    And... don't blink!

    JanKusanagi at 2014-09-13T00:16:11Z

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  • Debconf Videoteam is awesome!

    2014-08-30T16:17:17Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Here the streaming links for all the rooms: https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf14/Videostream


    Here some the already (WOW!) uploaded recordings: http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2014/debconf14/webm/ (more to come!)


    So, if you enjoyed their work, leave them a message here:

    https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf14/Videoteam/Thanks


    (and if you really don't want to bother creating a wiki account just for that, put your message as a comment here in the same format as in the wiki (<country> - message -- <nickname>) and I'll post it there for you... because these guys and girls really deserves our thanks!)

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    belgium - "thanks !" -- Olm-e

    olm-e at 2014-08-30T17:54:08Z

    USA - great work, keep it up! :) - christopher allan webber

    Christopher Allan Webber at 2014-08-30T17:56:13Z

    >> olm-e:

    “belgium - "thanks !" -- Olm-e”


    >> Christopher Allan Webber:

    “USA - great work, keep it up! :) - christopher allan webber”


    added both! :)

    Francesca Ciceri at 2014-08-30T18:26:46Z

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  • Debian Contributors: one year later

    2014-08-30T15:36:42Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    "Last Debconf Debian Contributors started to take form, and now a year has passed and we have a working site.

    I'm going to talk about what happened, where we are now, and where we can go with it. "


    Speaker: Enrico Zini

    --

    If you are interested in how the Debian project - or any project at all - can recognize all types of contribution (not only the coding ones), take a look at this talk! It will take place today at 13:30 PDT (20:30 UTC), here the list of links for the streaming:

    https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf14/Videostream/Room327 #debconf14 #debian


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  • Vagrant says...

    2014-08-30T15:26:07Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    "How did you get to be this old without developing rudimentary social skills? Oh yeah, privilege." #qotd #diversity #irc


    (source: vagrantc on irc #debconf channel, quoted with permission)

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    I agree with privilege ack, but be careful on this one... there are quite a few people in free software who lack social skills because they're non-neurotypical. That's no excuse for asshattery of course, and I don't know the context above.

    One of my very close friends who works on womens outreach lacks a lot of rudimentary social skills is very non-neurotypical and has talked to me about how she struggles with this. I wouldn't want someone like her to be excluded because this is an area difficult for her.

    But yes, if it's lacking social skills because privilege has shielded you from developing social skills, that's no excuse for sure. :)

    Christopher Allan Webber at 2014-08-30T15:38:23Z

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    >> Christopher Allan Webber:

    “I agree with privilege ack, but be careful on this one... there are quite a few people in free software who lack social skills because they're non-neurotypical. That's no excuse for asshattery of course, and I don't know the context above.
    One of my very close friends who works on womens outreach lacks a lot of rudimentary social skills is very non-neurotypical and has talked to me about how she struggles with this. I wouldn't want someone like her to be excluded because this is an area difficult for her.
    But yes, if it's lacking social skills because privilege has shielded you from developing social skills, that's no excuse for sure. :)”


    To expand on the contest, the discussion was about the "you should grow a thick skin" attitude in some communities (*cough* lkml *cough*).


    But you're totally right on the need to remember that lack of social skills can be not intentional, and this is way - when in doubt - I prefer to cut people some slack especially in the internet.

    I guess I prefer to let someone go away with being a jerk than exclude non neurotypical people. :)

    Francesca Ciceri at 2014-08-30T16:02:00Z

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    To expand on the contest, the discussion was about the "you should grow a thick skin" attitude in some communities (cough lkml cough).

    You're right, and there's no excuse for that!

    Christopher Allan Webber at 2014-08-30T16:06:57Z

  • "every housewife and her dog have $software on their PC"

    2014-08-27T12:30:42Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers


    "[...] every housewife and her dog have $software on their PC [...]"


    Please don't.


    In a public dev IRC chan, for a gnu/linux distribution with tons of users and developers, don't use this expression.

    Even better think twice before writing. Because you can accidentally insult someone. Which is not cool.


    Because, hey, no one knows you're a dog (or a housewife) on the internet. Or on IRC. #rant #sickofthisshit



    Note to self: asking politely to not use that -or any similar - expression, because it can be read as offensive by dogs and housewives reading the logs is not a winning strategy.

    They will end up making you feel like the whiny feminist bitching about every single innocent word uttered by the poor white male majority. So you can just avoid all the carefully crafted sentences and all the smilies you're using to not make them feeling attacked and just start telling them directly to fuck off.



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    That's a sad expression to use...


    That's a great image, though XD

    Dana at 2014-08-27T22:57:03Z

  • valhalla thinks...

    2014-08-27T09:43:04Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    11:01 * valhalla pensa così di sfuggita che non sarebbe male l'anno prossimo avere un mediagoblin per le foto della debconf


    English version:


    valhalla thinks that next year having all #debconf pics on #mediagoblin could be a good idea


    (from a super-secret-very-cabalistic IRC chan, quoted with permission)

    +1

    Main blocker is to get Mediagoblin (and deps) packaged for testing ASAP, so maybe for next year it can reach stable-backports and be deployed in Debian production machines.

    This is work in progress #657405 and I hope it will reach Jessie before the freeze.

    Laura Arjona at 2014-08-27T11:42:39Z

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  • Ready for 12th?

    2014-08-23T15:05:53Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    ...because I'm buzzing with excitement! :)


    And I already know that I'll ♥ Capaldi. #drwho

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    Yeah!


    Though I've been watching Torchwood lately, and it's a little disturbing that he had a role in some episodes there :\

    JanKusanagi at 2014-08-23T15:23:17Z

  • Darrel Higham on Scotty Moore's solos

    2014-08-23T11:09:15Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    An in depth look at Scotty Moore's style of playing solos in his first years.


    Beside being an amazing guitar player and singer, Darrel Higham is a really good teacher! He did a couple more videos dissecting some famous rockabilly solos (especially Eddie Cochran's): check them out!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZrdj76YwDk


    Here he looks at Hound Dog, Shake Rattle & Roll, So Glad You're Mine and Too Much. The part about starting the solo with your little finger has been a revelation to me (not that I'd be able to, but still...). #music #rockabilly #guitar

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  • Happy Birthday Debian!

    2014-08-16T10:22:29Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers



    (This is a fake uptime screenshot, inspired by this tweet https://twitter.com/thomaskerin/status/500583639424716801 )

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    There may have been a time where high uptimes were a badge of honour but these days all it means is “look I havent patched/upgraded my kernel since xxxx”

    My home server could have insane uptimes.. but I prefer to update.

    Freemor at 2014-08-16T11:50:36Z

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    Oh.. that came out sounding waaaaay more snarky then intended.. Just ment to say it's time to let the up since xxxx go.

    Freemor at 2014-08-16T11:59:24Z

    Happy birthday! =)

    JanKusanagi at 2014-08-16T14:02:16Z

    >> Freemor:

    “Oh.. that came out sounding waaaaay more snarky then intended.. Just ment to say it's time to let the up since xxxx go.”


    Nah, not really. And I agree with your point of view. But I liked too much the idea of uptime as a metaphor for - well - age. :)

    Francesca Ciceri at 2014-08-21T08:15:08Z