Code push scheduled for Sunday night

Apr. 27th, 2017 03:03 pm
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[staff profile] karzilla posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
We are planning to do a code push late this weekend, at approximately 8pm PDT / 11pm EDT / 3am UTC on Sunday, Apr 30 (or May 1 for you transatlantic types.).

I don't have a list of changes for you yet, but most will fall into the following categories: things users have complained about to support volunteers, things support volunteers have complained about to developers, things [staff profile] denise has complained about not working the way she expects them to (and as we all know, The Boss is Always Right), and things that were printing warnings over and over in the production server logs, making it hard to spot when less frequent, more urgent errors were being printed. Oh, and also all the unused code I ripped out at the roots, which if you notice that, I did it wrong.

To sum up: we are rolling out a bunch of requested changes, so thank you all for your feedback!

If you're new to Dreamwidth and interested in tracking our development process, our commit logs are published to [site community profile] changelog and [community profile] changelog_digest, and every month or so, one of our volunteers will translate those often-cryptic entries into witty, informative code tours! The most recent one was published on April 1, so we're about due for a new one. Hint, hint.

We'll update here again to let you know when the code push is imminent!

Coming back to cross stitching

Apr. 26th, 2017 06:48 pm
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[personal profile] mirlacca posting in [community profile] cross_stitch
Hi! I've recently picked up a kit that I started several years ago, and I'm determined to finish it this time. Really glad this community is here--I hope it will keep me inspired!

New obsession

Apr. 25th, 2017 09:27 pm
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[personal profile] momsalive1 posting in [community profile] crafty
Tassel earrings made with seed beads. There are seven strands per earring, making them heptapods like in the movie "Arrival"!
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Two pieces, finished

Apr. 25th, 2017 03:15 pm
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[personal profile] tarnera posting in [community profile] cross_stitch
I'm so glad to see this comm is still up and about!

I was originally going to have this update be quite a bit more image-heavy because I was going to post the last six bookmarks from the 12 month bookmark kit all at once, but I lost October, November, December, June, and May. Or, to paraphrase my mother, I put them in a place where they would be safe and not get damaged and now I don't remember where that is. Probably somewhere weird.

But I still have a few pictures )

Belated Halloween work

Apr. 24th, 2017 08:09 am
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[personal profile] ghislaine posting in [community profile] cross_stitch
Halloween kitty )

Hello,

I'm relatively new to this group, and to Dreamwidth. I have been cross stitching since I was about 14 (that would be 23 years ago), and I have a number of projects I've collected over the years to photograph. This is my most recent, a small picture that was about two years behind schedule, but still looks nice in my Halloween-themed kitchen.

A circuit board belt

Apr. 24th, 2017 09:35 am
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[personal profile] moem posting in [community profile] crafty
I love making things from circuit board. I love the way it looks, and as a material it's very versatile: light and strong. It can be sawed into any shape, sanded, and drilled. It is also often thrown away and so it can be easily obtained for free.

Here's a leather belt that I covered in pieces of circuit board. I used pop rivets to fasten the pieces. Of course, I had to take all the components off the board first.
After I was done I covered the leather up with tape and then spray-varnished the circuit board; it made things nice and shiny and it also prevents lead getting on your skin. Yes, sometimes there's lead in solder. Better safe than sorry.

leather belt covered with rectangles of circuit board
Click makes big.
 
I made this as a gift for a friend and after it was done, I got so jealous that I had to make a second one for myself. The newer one has sea-blue circuit board and I wear it almost every day.

Bonus cat picture! Here's the belt being modeled by one of our cats.

Allotment progress

Apr. 23rd, 2017 12:27 pm
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[personal profile] moreteadk posting in [community profile] cross_stitch
Since [personal profile] hsb mentioned the comm being quiet yesterday, I thought why not give it another little poke with a progress picture. Especially since it's just been Easter and Husband and I got a LOT of crafty activities done over the holiday.

Under the cut )

For comparison, this is how far along I was last time I posted here

Made things? Made things!

Apr. 22nd, 2017 11:13 pm
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[personal profile] redsnake05 posting in [community profile] crafty
With the new influx of people, I'm hoping people might want to talk about craft things. If you've been crafty lately, or thought about it, or wanted to craft, or anything else, then please tell us here! Pictures, progress, planning and questions are all good.

The importer has (mostly) caught up!

Apr. 19th, 2017 11:02 pm
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
Our content importer has mostly caught up with its backlog; almost everything that's still listed as being "in the queue" are jobs that were tried, failed once or more with a temporary failure, and are waiting to try again. (The importer tries a few times, at successively longer intervals, when it gets a failure it thinks might be temporary/might correct itself later on.) This means that new imports scheduled now should complete in hours (or even minutes), not the "several days" it's been taking.

If you tried to schedule a second import while the first one was still running, at any time in the past 10 days or so, you may have confused the poor thing. If you think your import should be finished by now and it isn't, and you're seeing "Aborted" on the Importer Status part of the Importer page, feel free to open a support request in the Importer category and we'll look into it for you. (It may take a little bit before you get a response; those of us who have the access to look into importer problems have been really busy for the past two weeks or so, and I at least need a few days to catch my breath a bit before diving back into the fray! But we'll do what we can.)

I hope all y'all are continuing to settle in well to your new home!

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Apr. 14th, 2017 01:40 pm
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[personal profile] dchenes posting in [community profile] cross_stitch
Hello all! I jumped ship from LJ and washed up on DW, and since I have an "embroidery" tag (by which I meant cross stitch) in my own journal, I thought I would join up here too. I'm glad this community is here, because almost everyone else I know who used to do cross stitch has given it up for knitting.

I've been stitching for sixteen years now and have shockingly few pictures of what I've done (I keep giving finished ones away), but this is what I'm currently working on: Heaven and Earth Designs Cheshire Cat. I'm doing it on black linen because doing it on white (as suggested) struck me as a really bad idea. Doing it on black isn't really a splendid idea either, but as long as I have a strong enough light behind it, it works.

Welcome!

Apr. 14th, 2017 08:33 am
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[personal profile] evilsusan posting in [community profile] ceramics
I'm hoping the mass migration will include some potters and ceramic artists who like to discuss, inspire, and show their work. I claimed this community name in the beginning so it could be a place for all ceramics people. I stopped posting because it seemed mainly to be me, and I didn't want a community for just my work.

Let's get this thing going!

I lived near Cambridge (UK) for 16 years, and now in Silicon Valley for nearly three. I'm gearing up for my first Open Studio participation on this side, and wondering how much stuff to make. My style is deliberately wonky, so not really mass market appeal, but I'm hoping to find interested people out there, a few at a time.

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