September 20, 2015

Life Intervenes

Blogging will be sporadic at best for a bit. 

In the meantime, here is a different take on long-line fishing by Izumi Sai.



UPDATE: Well, that was an unfortunate typo. Happily, now, no one will ever know.

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August 02, 2015

That Comment Problem

I've been informed that people not logged into Mee.nu have been getting the following message when they attempt to comment:


COMMENT REJECTED BY AKISMET

I inquired to Pixy as to why my commentors were being harassed by what appeared to be an obscure Egyptian god.
Pixy informed me that he was able to acquire the services of the Egyptian god of what translates very loosely as spam busting for a remarkably reasonable rate.

Unfortunately, this had unforeseen consequences as the contract required that all mee.nu users be registered as "Members of the Temple" and those who are not member be registered as "Unaffiliated". Fortunately, none of our commentors were sent to Duat before the issue was discovered (except for Wonderduck...He got better). 

Pixy has made arrangements so that non-menuvians can comment by presenting offerings of hieroglyphics via captcha. Note that since Egyptian gods have not been in the deity business since the abdication of Nectanebo the second, and in any event, as this is "payment" for admission to a secular web service, it is not actually considered apostay. 

Anyway...The comments should be fixed and we have captcha now. 


Art by Abusoru, who, to the best of our knowledge, has at no point denied this is a representation of Akismet...and that's good enough for us.



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July 22, 2015

Double Shifts Plus

I'm pulling near Christmas hours at work this week.

As compensation for the resulting light posting, here is a piece by Jumpei99.



Of course, I find myself wondering why there are no fairy-sized doors anywhere in this cityscape.

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July 13, 2015

OK

For less than 5 minutes, there was a post here that expressed my extreme outrage at a particularly outrageous outrageousness. Only belatedly did I realize that that the original (and sole) source for this tale of venality was not a Newspaper article quoting witnesses as I had initially thought, but rather a solitary REDDIT post where some Anon claimed to have been at an event and behaved outrageously.


Well...

Here are some aqueducts that are about as well supported as the former post.



Outrageous Aquaductery by by Sebasuchya

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May 02, 2015

Brickmuppet Interactive!

Congratulations loyal readers! As a free perk of reading Brickmuppet Blog, you get to take part in cutting edge technology decision making.

Click here and tell me what you see, what you hear, what browser you are using and if you got the harem ending.

For those who do not wish to partake in such a meta exercise,  here is some scenery pr0n. 


MinasTerith (?) by Yo Shimizu
That other thing by Dick Dale and Shaft

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April 19, 2015

Slight Reprieve

Posting will continue to be intermittent, perfunctory and generally inconsequential. 

As compensation for this, as well as the banality beneath the fold, here are Hanako, Rin and Paddlefoot

more...

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April 15, 2015

6 More Days

Tuesday is the last day of classes and I still have about 13 pages to write spread over 4 different research projects. Thus, I'll remain scarce for a bit. 


In the meantime, here is some mundane mechatronic móe by Sukabu.




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March 07, 2015

egzamz...over....

After finishing my exams Friday, I got a replacement for the Blackberry that was destroyed during the blizzard. One of my E-mail accounts got hacked within 7 hours of the activation..which involved accessing my AOL account from the Verizon store.
There is an inscrutable, deeply hidden lesson in that story somewhere, but I am too tired to spot it .

Anyway,  I've had a week, so, while I recover, here is what appears to be a still from a low budget Kaiju movie.


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January 11, 2015

Browser Compatibility Test

Let's try captioning this picture of Hanako.


Because Hanako is awesome.

Well, the superscript function doesn't work in Midori either.

Now some spoilers...
(Who could have POSSIBLY seen that coming?)    

Now lets see if we can highlight some quotes without breaking the blog.
 The only question is whether this is intended as satire   
 

(hmmm... that didn't work right)

Let's try that again.I filched it from Pixy's blog where it looked like this.
 The only question is whether this is intended as satire 

The italicized "intended" seems to have broken the attempt to italicize the whole thing...first let's see if we can italicize something in Midori without italicizing the whole paragraph. 

OK that worked (at least in the dashboard), now lets try the usual workaround in the quote field...
The only question is whether this is intended as satire 
....which broke the blog yesterday.

Finally I'll try another work around that only just now occoured to me....
The only question is whether this is intended as satire

Finally, I'll try the same workaround on a hidden tag.

This revelation about Mikoto's musical abilities may not be entirely accurate.


Let's see if any of this worked. 
 
Update: Nope.... back to work...
 

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December 22, 2014

Apropos of Nothing

That is my story....and I am sticking to it.



Art by Rakku.

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December 21, 2014

Rumor Has It

that tonight and tomorrow will be our building's peak day for the season. 



"Ghaaah! What was all that up till now then!?"

On the up side, I slept 12 hours today and seem to finally be over my cold. So the 13 or more hours of work ahead of me probably won't kill me.

4 more days....

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December 17, 2014

Only 7 More Days of Hell

The weekend has been cancelled as we'll be working Saturday and Sunday.

Blogging will get back to normal some time on or shortly after the 26th.

In the meantime, we have this...

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December 15, 2014

Some Christmas Cheesecake

...or strawberry cake as the case may be...



Art by Yuuhagi.

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December 13, 2014

12/13/14

A couple of people have noted that this is the last time we'll have a sequential date like that this century.


The significance of this milestone cannot be understated, thus, to prevent this post from being a complete waste of time, here is some Christmas cheer from Mana Kakkowara




Blogging will remain light for a bit. 

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December 07, 2014

Submerging Again...

...and will likely be running silent for a while. 

 Blogging is now decidedly secondary to sleep, and tertiary to delivering the presents. 



Note that although a tiny bit of pulled pork shoulder cooked in the can has been visible over the last few days, I've observed a truly vast number of such comments have been caught by Pixy's improved filters. Of course, most don't see what gets stopped, so be aware that Pixy is slaying the villains for us with considerable verve. 

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December 02, 2014

That Awkward Moment

...when you realize that the UPS building is full.



Art by Yooo.

Blogging will resume someday (I hope).

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November 18, 2014

Unexpectedly

Christmas booped in early.




With November volume at UPS in full swing, surgeries and vacations in our building have left us short of people qualified to do certain tasks. It looks like I'm going to be working double shifts this season.  

Blogging will be intermittent. 

Fortunately, no leg-breaking has yet occurred. 

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October 29, 2014

Layers of Fact Checkers...That Work

I haven't played online RPGs to any great extent and am unaware of the nuances of the cultural tics of those that do. Likewise, I've pretty much given up on dating because I simply do not understand the female of the species. 


A couple of our readers have helpfully taken the time to intelligently fill in some of the vast amounts of context related to those matters that I missed in a recent review. 


"Midlife crisis my arse"

See? The comments here are not just for practicing katakana and reading about knockoff footwear!  

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September 14, 2014

It's Been Over a Month

...since we began requiring registration for comments. In the meantime a couple of people have reported issues commenting, so...
We're going to see if the spammers have given up on us.
Until further notice, comments are again open to everyone, regardless of registration status. 


"Oh YES! Mischief!"

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September 13, 2014

Comments Issue

I've been informed that some people are having difficulty commenting. Specifically, I'm told that comments are being sent to moderation and I'm not approving them. 


Well, I don't moderate comments. In fact the blog does not even have it as an option, so something is amiss. I tried commenting myself and had no problem so this may be specific to certain users. 

Anyway, if you are having any problem commenting, please leave a comme.....

Wait...

Oh well. While our crack team of datapixies work on that problem, I can at least do my bit to help my readers avoid heartbreak. In 1992, I learned to my considerable dismay that the following line does not, in fact, work. 


Sugar, spice and copper telluride.

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