Loving the fact that in OS X 10.9, you can change the font for subtitles in iTunes to any installed font.
Why, yes, I’m watching a rental of Man of Steel with the subtitles set in WildWords…
*shouts into the void*
WHY CAN’T TUMBLR SAVIOR WORK ON PEOPLE’S ACTUAL BLOGS
NOT EVERYONE REBLOGS FROM THEIR DASH EXCLUSIVELY Y’KNOW
Because every theme seems to code things radically differently from every other theme. Searching for posts…is kind of possible (in that most themes seem to consistently use the class name “post” for that), but good luck figuring out which part of the post contains the tags once you’ve done that.
(Yet another reason I wish Tumblr had a ?style=mine feature like LiveJournal and Dreamwidth.)
Edited to add: I’ve found at least two themes that don’t use the class name “post” for the element surrounding the post content and tags. So yeah, this is absolutely why Tumblr Savior doesn’t work on people’s actual blogs.
It’s interesting how much less fatigued I am when I don’t have to deal with being around speech sounds all day.
It really is like my brain gets overloaded from processing Things That Sound Like Speech, even when I’m not actively listening or anything. (Perhaps even more so if I am actively listening. Oof.)
I wish people would check the dates on those needs-adoption animal posts because it is incredibly depressing to see the plea to save a dog and check the date and see that they were put down today or a week ago or whatever
I probably fouled up there, because I am really bad with dates. :(
Also, the mobile app doesn’t even show dates on posts. (Seriously— why can’t they at least hide that in the notes pop-up something?)
Writing Numbers: a little trick
So I’ve discovered a little trick that helps me when I’m writing down numbers, and I thought I might share it.
For me, there’s kind of a disconnect between a number’s written shape (5), its name (five), and how many objects it represents (*****). It’s as if they’re not exactly the same thing and I have to verify it repeatedly to make sure that (five) is also (5).
What I’ve discovered when I’m copying down numbers (writing down a phone number, for example) is that it’s a lot easier if I ignore the name of the number and what it represents and just focus on the shape, and just treat it as a drawn pattern of lines—a completely abstract figure. I also have learned not to say the number’s name in my head while I’m writing it, because I tend to get it wrong—instead, I hold a mental picture of the lines in my head and just copy down the pattern.
For example, take the number 573. If I think, ‘write five-seventy-three’, there’s a pretty big chance I’ll transpose it (735, 537, etc) or have to go back and remember each time what a five is, what a seven is, what a three is. Instead, I find it much easier to just imagine the number as a series of shapes I have to copy instead of as a more complicated idea. I am much more artistically-brained than I am logically-brained, so treating the numbers as a picture makes it easier to recall.
I’m not sure if this makes sense, exactly, but thinking of numbers as just pictures when I have to write them down makes it a lot easier for me. Of course it’s not useful when you have to make the numbers do things, like in mathematics, but it’s helpful to me when I have to remember what a 57 bus looks like, or a 617 phone number.
I’ve tried this, but it doesn’t work well for me personally, because my brain’s issue with transposing/mis-perceiving things goes beyond numbers.
For anyone else with similar issues, I use a different trick: when I’m copying down a long number, I’ll cover the whole thing up, then uncover and write down only one digit at a time. That way, at any given point, I know that only the digit directly next to my finger is the one that I need to be focusing on, and I can ignore the others.
I hate how triggered I get from people who are stressed and angry around me
shouty people can do that sometimes. being around sad or stressed-out people isn’t always entirely TRIGGERING but it can be difficult to deal with as we just soak up the emotions and don’t know how to process it. (the idea that autistic people haven’t got empathy is a bit nonsense really.) ~D.
I get like this as well around angry/shouty people.
Classics Major Submitted by wackyshenanigans
…that is the most sexist rubbish I’ve ever heard. We’ve been in a few classics/ancient-history classes and many of the people there are *gasp* WOMEN
Somebody, please, send this student a copy of Margalit Fox’s The Riddle of the Labyrinth. It’s the biography of Alice Kober, who played a significant part in deciphering Linear B and discovering it was actually Greek. Oh, and this all took place in the 1930s and 1940s.