• 14:53 Happy First of May, my dears! tinyurl.com/ckht3m #
  • 15:17 RT @CurioCabinet: The 3/50 project to save small businesses tinyurl.com/chfrkc #350proj #
  • 15:49 Many happy returns of the day to @the_end_is_nigh, @Dark_Garden, and @zhaneel! #
  • 15:54 @karenbynight: I use 'via @reply' if I'm not directly quoting the orig Tweet. I use 'RT @reply' otherwise. Does position in Tweet matter? #
  • 17:49 Our box turtle Gilgamesh is humping his driftwood. Again. Seriously dude, *what* is your childhood trauma? #
  • 01:11 Wonderful dinner and Buffy-viewing w/ Rabbit. And there's Blueberry Lemon Creme filled cupcakes ready to go for @Xenarthra's birthday tmw. ♡ #

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  • 07:49 My rice cereal is problematic. #
  • 09:39 Oilpunk Fun in Oakland (5.2.09): Boiler Bar Theater May Day Pole Party, feat. the Golden Mean tinyurl.com/dlsslo #
  • 10:21 According to friendorfollow.com, I have 567 Twitter followers; 247 are following me w/out me following them back. Speak up, please? #
  • 11:42 @zoecello: At @makerfaire-Bay Area '09, be sure to stop by the Carnivale Mechanique-Steam Team area and say hello! bit.ly/11JuZi #
  • 12:01 The Automata/Automaton Blog for Makers and Collectors of Mechanical Toys list of gear design books: tinyurl.com/GearDesign #
  • 12:01 Via @makerfaire: Go Green! Carpool to Maker Faire Bay Area '09 tinyurl.com/cqgwuj #
  • 12:04 @firebirdhouse: The @steamteam Web Ring is on RingSurf www.ringsurf.com/ring/nr867/ #
  • 12:37 @LuLusjewels: Actually, I was just hoping some of my followers would tell me a bit about themselves, to see where our interests overlap. ♥ #
  • 12:53 'Real Life Twitter' vid takes Tweets to the streets: tinyurl.com/cx4lnv #
  • 18:04 Brisk walk w/ birthday boys, now off to the Faint/Ladytron concert in SF w/ @Xenarthra and @nadjarobot: tinyurl.com/FaintLadytron4-29 #
  • 21:53 Hipster heaven, for sure, really. #

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  • 13:10 A pleasant walk and coffee with Hoi Didymoi. My brains are sparkly. #
  • 14:41 RT @CurioCabinet: 5,000-year-old artificial eyeball found in Iran www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article1415400.ece #
  • 14:49 RT @DreamAsylum: Lots of Steampunk goodness in Shirt.Woot's t-shirt contest ow.ly/49v9 #
  • 18:17 Huge Freecycle find: five vintage mechanical calculating machines, full of gears, cogs, sprockets, springs (thousands of parts each). Whee! #
  • 18:24 @parallaxtz: Mad sci movies? Young Frankenstein, Re-animator, Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari, Island of Lost Souls, La Cité des Enfants Perdus #
  • 18:31 ...Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Invisible Man, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Day of the Dead, Doctor X, Dr Phibes, Island of Dr. Moreau, et cetera. #
  • 18:38 @karenbynight: The machines are already in advanced disrepair. @kaden_harris: Not to fret, I have plans that shan't include my glue gun. :D #
  • 19:58 Vote for Theriaca Fina, @CurioCabinet and @steamteam on VoteHandMade: votehandmade.com/user/nullalux (please click on all categories) #
  • 21:01 Neat digital sim of factory farm vs sanctuary, via @FarmSanctuary: tinyurl.com/FFvsSanctSim #

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  • 08:14 Crepes with Rabbit before ortho and dentist appts this morning. #
  • 10:26 Today, 24 April, is Etsy Day! Support the building of a new economy by buying, selling and living handmade: www.etsy.com/ #etsyday #
  • 11:03 Ortho went very well; now enjoying one of the massage chairs at my dentist's office. #
  • 13:57 Brevity is the soul of Twit. Creative brevity changes the world: spillspace.com/2009/brevity-is-the-soul-of-twit/ #
  • 14:12 The tentacular Cephalopod Tea Party blog is having a fabulous contest upon reaching 50 followers! tinyurl.com/CTPmotivation (pls RT) #
  • 15:40 Neat! I'll be covering the steampunk presence at @makerfaire '09 for the Storque, the official Etsy Blog. www.etsy.com/storque/ #etsy #
  • 17:27 Cooking up some pasta primavera with whole wheat rotelle. #
  • 18:11 My Twitter personality: renowned, inquisitive, cautious. Style: garrulous academic ROBOT. twanalyst.com/nullalux [Academic robot?] #
  • 18:22 RT @cephalopodcast: WTFish? "Live shark dumped on Aussie newspaper's doorstep" bit.ly/f0ISI [If it was activists, why kill a shark?] #
  • 18:55 @Xenarthra: Chrome? Please. You know I'm all aged brass and hardwood. I'm down with 'Sing, muse, of the melodrama of machinery' though. ♥ #
  • 19:30 RT @LostZombies: "The 25 Most Essential Jobs During a Zombie Outbreak" bit.ly/f9x79 #
  • 19:55 I love that the "#" is called an octothorp. Just saying. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_sign #
  • 20:14 RT @Gorify: SF Bay Area, zombies wanted to join horde www.craigslist.org/about/best/sfo/20433992.html [Gotta love Craigslist.] #
  • 22:26 Made gingerbread; perhaps it will accompany us to @xthread's brunch tmw. Also sipped fine Bourbon County Stout: tinyurl.com/GIBCS #
  • 22:40 The easiest way to sex your cockroach (kids ask the darndest things): www.boingboing.net/2009/04/24/science-question-fro.html #

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  • 10:05 RT @CurioCabinet: Take a second to help out @CurioCabinet! Vote for us on Twibs at tinyurl.com/cyffh7 (Please RT) #
  • 12:25 Out for a sunny jog with Hoi Didymoi. We must have applied a gallon of sunscreen between us. #
  • 15:17 Free Maker Faire admission to qualified teachers (only 500 tix avail): makerfaire.com/education #
  • 16:07 One touch of nature makes the whole world kin... Top Ten Shakespeare Quotations for Earth Day: tinyurl.com/ASCEarthDay #
  • 16:17 From TV bromances to political man crushes, male bisexuality has gone mainstream: tinyurl.com/Bromances (hehe: "bromances") #
  • 22:06 I am an expert dishwasher-loader...I have a process. Also, I have kung-fu and @tutordennis snuggles and potstickers. #
  • 02:45 Aha! To-do list done, with 15 minutes to spare. 3A is a perfectly good bedtime, just as 3 in. is a very good height indeed. </caterpillar> #

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  • 13:07 @nullalux just joined the Etsy Twibe. Visit twibes.com/Etsy to join. #
  • 14:07 RT @DreamAsylum: Tom Haney's automata and sculptures made from found objects: bit.ly/109oNo #
  • 14:34 Be still my heart. @MutterMuseum is hosting a free showing of Triumph at Carville, a documentary about Leprosy: tinyurl.com/d57p2f #
  • 16:21 Just joined @inventrix's Steampunk Twibe. Visit twibes.com/steampunk to join. #

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  • 13:26 The world has ended. @Xenarthra is now on Twitter. ♥ #
  • 17:47 Just added @nullalux to the Twitr Directory under #steampunk #artist #bayarea: twitr.org #
  • 21:31 Oh my hat. As usual, @Trelvix is responsible for the tea all over my keyboard. #

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  • 13:52 A most splendid stroll and picnic in the park with Rabbit and Hoi Didymoi. My hovercraft is filled with eels. #
  • 18:25 Automata artist Keith Newstead’s record of his 1st steampunk automata: tinyurl.com/NewsteadAutomata (view preview, it's worth it) #
  • 18:30 So far today, @nullalux has been recommended for #followfriday six times. Thanks, guys! #
  • 18:40 Many happy returns of the day to @mactavish, @tyrsalvia, and @reichmarshall! #
  • 21:00 Off to toga party at QuinnCon. I am toga-less, but I wield a mighty thyrsus. #

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nullalux: (Story)
( Feb. 22nd, 2009 11:43 pm)

After being introduced to the idea by delightful [livejournal.com profile] owlacrobat, I have become addicted to my Tumblr, The Treacle Well. Although Twitter is a handy medium for sharing links and other amusements, it's much more pleasant to view the images, quotations, videos, or songs of interest without additional clickage. I think perhaps I will use Tumblr rather than Twitter for such things, and post them here under ye olde ersatz LJ-cut, most likely the following day. Tumblr doesn't have a comments feature, but you may of course respond here on LJ.

The Treacle Well includes a few songs from my Blip.fm and answers from my Plinky questions, but I won't be reposting from Twitter or LJ feeds, so there shouldn't be much overlap. You might find, for example, interesting images, such as this 1928 tidbit on hat-making:

Or inexplicable and wonderful randoms:

Often I will add a few lines of text to the images, small memories or the like. And who wouldn't be even mildly interested in the commentary on the following oddity?

All is yours to peruse as your time and interest allows. Below is a tumble-bumble catch-up from previous days, for reference. Many of these posts were made before I really found my Tumblr muse, as it were.

( 21 February 2009 )

( 20 February 2009 )

( 19 February 2009 )

( 18 February 2009 )

( 17 February 2009 )

( 16 February 2009 )

( 15 February 2009 )

( 14 February 2009 )

( 13 February 2009 )

( 12 February 2009 )

( 11 February 2009 )

I have a Soup blog as well, A Secret Apothecary, but since it is set up to add my content from various websites, it's a bit redundant. I do sometimes post certain things only to the Apothecary. I won't be sharing it on LJ, but feel free to take a look, and add me if you have a Soup account too.

  • 14:52 Happy Mustache Monday! Who wants a mustache ride? tinyurl.com/dfzu4s #
  • 14:57 @TotusMel: Death is clearly contraindicated here. *hugs* #
  • 15:21 Anatomical knee-highs: tinyurl.com/cz8zc8 #
  • 16:23 The weather here is most caliginous; might I adumbrate that we recall the happy hours we spent aestivating not so very long ago? #
  • 19:35 Futzing about on Soup.io: nullalux.soup.io/ #
  • 19:35 Dinner w/ @teawiththecheat, @tinellaq, @tutordennis at good old Uncle Chen's. #
  • 19:45 My Twitteristics: Tweets 6.2/day, Engaging (above average: 42%), Good Connector (above average: 45%)! mrtweet.net/nullalux?gr #
  • 01:17 Plinky asked me to name a book that changed my mind or opened my eyes: plinky.com/links/7VK #importantbook #
  • 02:10 "They...said I was crazy to try and create a four armed robotic vampire weasel!" Mad scientist photoshop contest: tinyurl.com/madsci #
  • 02:25 Listening to American Gods on audio. I adore @neilhimself, but find myself wishing for Rabbit's dulcet tones reading to me instead. Soon! #
  • 02:45 "Where It's At" graph. Let the x axis be 'Items Possessed' and the y axis be 'Quantities' nullalux.soup.io/post/13111747/Image #

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  • 03:48 Let me know if you do @blipfm (http://blip.fm/nullalux). Haven't used it much, but perhaps I will. And I want to know what you're listening to. :) #
  • 04:14 Undying love in ≤150 Characters contest winner: It is dark/and when we kiss/my fingers find you/like candlelight tinyurl.com/150poem #
  • 15:37 @emmiepie: Photos seem called for in the case of extremely cute outfits. #
  • 15:44 Preview of very aesthetically-interesting full-scale adventure game called Machinarium, by Amanita Design: machinarium.com/ #
  • 17:03 @kimvermillion: What a fae sprite, then and now! #
  • 17:30 Jessica Joslin creates whimsical beasties melding the mythical, mechanical, and anatomical: www.jessicajoslin.com/jessica/index.html #
  • 17:47 @didacticdross: I thought 'malinger' meant to loiter poorly. Feigning illness to avoid work is a much more exciting definition. I approve. #
  • 18:14 My rogue anachromechatron finally returned my missing eyeglasses. What adventures they must have had! #
  • 18:34 RT @pomegranates: Win a gothic lolita tuxedo blouse, how nice... tinyurl.com/lacarminatux #
  • 21:48 Checking out www.twibs.com, a list of businesses on Twitter. Theriaca Fina is registered here: http://www.twibs.com/business?business=nullalux&view=etsy #
  • 00:21 Finding interesting bots, et al, such as @novelsin3lines, OED @awordaday, @ucdavis, etc. at: twitter.pbwiki.com/ #
  • 00:53 @soof: The level of *ick* likely varies depending upon what one is pickling. And if it glows, it's all good: tinyurl.com/glowpickle #
  • 01:37 Poll: "Test of twitter.polldaddy.com/. Is my PollDaddy Twitter app working?" poll.fm/t377/ #

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I tend to do most of my atoning in the Spring, but a new calendar year is as good a time as any for reflection. Thus:

In 2008, chalepa_ta_kala resolves to...
Give treacle to miss_delphine.
Overcome my secret fear of ghosts.
Stop editing with goldenmean.
Go to massage every Sunday.
Learn to play the compassion.
Find a new hedwig.
Eat more leaves.

Get your own New Year's Resolutions:

Hm. Just added to list: Back up LiveJournal archives.

In case an anvil falls on LJ, you may find me left of center, off of the strip:
Theriaca Fina
Tumblr: The Treacle Well
Don't click this

Places I rarely check:
Soup: A Secret Apothecary

I'm an Admin over at the Etsy Steam Team, and I write for Cephalopod Tea Party. My AIM/Yahoo/GTalk is nullalux, and my email is .
I have six five Gmail account[s] available. Email me separately at nullalux@gmail.com if you'd like one.

Why would you want one? 1,000 megabytes of storage (Yay, archives—never delete again!), nice automatic "conversation" email grouping (basically threads), sophisticated email searches, no pop-ups or banner ads, and all the cool kids have one. Read more directly from the horse's mouth.
nullalux: (Keepsake)
( Sep. 3rd, 2004 09:25 pm)
I have six five four three two one zero Gmail account[s] available. Email me separately at nullalux@gmail.com if you'd like one.

Why would you want one? 1,000 megabytes of storage (Yay, archives—never delete again!), nice automatic "conversation" email grouping (basically threads), sophisticated email searches, no pop-ups or banner ads, and all the cool kids have one. Read more directly from the horse's mouth.

[Edit: I will no doubt get more invitations, so feel free to drop me a line and I'll queue you up.]
nullalux: (Who)
( Aug. 18th, 2004 05:17 am)
From [livejournal.com profile] kshandra: Contact Information meme )
Last night I made a couple new userpics here, one of which I'm using with this entry. See my new pics here.

[livejournal.com profile] tutordennis and I have just returned from a lovelyouting (one word). We perused the OSH (Orchard Super Hardware, at which we seem to end up on a weekly basis), purchasing drywall FixAll to mend our bunny indiscretions, a medley of mints for the herb row, some work attire for Dennis, copies of the keys to [livejournal.com profile] threetimes's Jimmy, and a full-length door mirror. The landlady is doing a walk-through next weekend, and we're gradually doing some upkeep/repairs to prepare for her visit. We also measured and priced the redwood chips for the back garden beds. We'll need about 56 sq. yrds. (20 bags), which will cost around $80. Excellent. We stopped at Jamba Juice for a smoothie and some lemonade (who wants to eat in this heat?) and then did a bit of garage sale shopping, ending up with a couple Lovecraft books, et al, and the find of the day: the Encyclopedia Cthulhiana.
nullalux: (Athene)
( Jul. 10th, 2004 05:56 pm)
Like many noble things, the first post is always the most difficult. But now it is done.