xtina: A picture of my cat Sophie, looking stern. (stern)
I abuse parentheses in this post.

(PHLEGMEDIES.)

I've been coughing a lot and producing quite a bit of phlegm. This is just one of the many fancy side-effects of pregomancy! (Another one: ribs expanding. Now combine sore ribs with coughing...) I'm looking into possible remedies for breaking this up without needing to go the drugs route. I am not inherently anti-drugs, I'd just like to minimise exposure whilst pregnant.

A list of what's acceptable to me. )

I am open to suggestions.

ALSO

"If someone has a suggestion for an actual buyable container of PASTEURISED honey, I would be eternally grateful."
https://twitter.com/XtinaSchelin/status/642444814886248449
xtina: (quiet)
We have ~5k physical books and ~1k electronic books. We want basically what the NYPL has: the ability to catalog all of these books, and also the ability to download the electronic books.

Noodling. )

This is sort of the master noodling post on library-management needs. Please feel free to suggest software or ask questions or whatever.
xtina: (knitting with sticks)
I'm in search of study tips from/for folk with ADHD. I never really learned any; I went 30 years untreated, and so only learned how to cram everything in at the last minute in a panic. And now I want to learn C#, but augh, so many years of unlearning to do, and no idea of how to move forward.

(I got to where I am today via Google, is how.)

So! How do you study, o fellow ADD-riddled folk?
xtina: A wistful kitten: "CAPSLOCK IS HOW I FEEL INSIDE -- ALL THE TIME" (capslock)
I'm ISO a door sensor. This would need three things:

1. A way of toggling the active status without having to bend over.
2. An alert sound when the sensor is triggered.
3. The ability to change what the sound is.

Context: Goddamn noisy bastard cats. I want a "door" sensor placed at a certain point in the hallway, where if one of the cats breaks the sensor, there's a sound like a can of air, or there actually is a can of air.

Where do I begin looking?
xtina: (Default)
What phrase or term do I mean when I talk about how I live more in my mind than in my body?
xtina: A steampunk heart, from here: http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050926 (geeky)
We're looking for a good load-testing tool at work. We already have/use these things:

* miniprofiler: Used for checking the load times of a page, complete with what specific SQL is running at each given interval of time. (Only in the test environment; it's not on Production, to my knowledge.)

* Firebug: Great for finding minor CSS issues, major JS/XML issues, and load times of background events. For example, when I right-click on an item that pulls up a specific context menu, I want to see how long it takes to load that particular thing; Firebug is useful for showing the post/response information for this.

What I want is something that combines these things, and also exports or auto-exports things to a file for later comparison. It can be web-based, external desktop tool, internal code-based stuff (like miniprofiler), whatever, so long as it does the above things in a reliable comparison-type exporting-type fashion.

The easiest explanation for why: Comparing load-testing of, say, our most-used web page from an earlier release with our current release.

--

Given that we do a lot of jQuery calls, this tool would also need to be able to track user actions (or user-emulating actions; see Selenium). For example, when I right-click and get the context menu, it should track that I manually did this thing, which triggered these actions.

If this could be something that works with our test cases as well, I... well, I might salivate. It would be awkward, but would also be a sign of my undying appreciation.

We use ASP.NET and jQuery, is the extent of my knowledge there. Further code-based questions can be asked (as to what we're using), so long as direction is given as to how I'd find out. (I can read pidgin code, but not necessarily enough to say "we're totally using C#" or whatever.)

It can be something that needs to be paid for, so long as there's a fully functional trial period beforehand. This is for work; I don't need to rely exclusively on FOSS. (Although I do prefer it.)

What I've found so far. )
xtina: The list that the Mayor held in BtVS s3e14. (list)
I am ISO a bit of webware that does two things:

* Tracks my time according to what I enter in. I've tried Toggl and I mostly like it, except for two things: there's a bug where it's not syncing from desktop to the web, and it doesn't pull up recently entered items in the order in which I entered them. Other than that, I'd be fine.

* Allows me to check a box like "finish this later". Sometimes I'm working on something, and I want to remember to work on it for later; this usually comes up when I get myself distracted on some side thing, want to pull back onto whatever I should be working on, but don't want to forget the side thing.

It doesn't have to be software-sync-webware stuff, but it does need to be web-based, because I work both at work and at home.

I'm willing to barter for someone building this; I have no time or patience for ground-up coding.

Things I've tried. )
xtina: A steampunk heart, from here: http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050926 (geeky)
I work at a web-based company.  I have this one task that I need to do every so often, which is creating test accounts for one of our clients.  I need to do the same steps, with the same credentials, in three different environments.

Please tell me there's some simple way of making something do that for me.  It can be any given tool, so long as it's installable/usable on Windows.  (So, Javascript would be just fine.)
xtina: (Default)
Is there a Droid app or widget that would allow me to disable syncing for both the Email and Gmail apps, and also to silence all noises except from a certain list of approved folk?

I'd like it to set it up to a timed thing, where I can set a schedule for this. I'm at work from 09:30 - 19:00 (or thereabouts), and so I don't need to (a) waste data and (b) hear noises from random callers/texters.
xtina: A steampunk heart, from here: http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050926 (geeky)
I'm looking for a quick way to convert certain Unicode characters to the nearest ASCII equivalent.  For example, converting 'ı' to 'i'.

This is in upload files to our system at work, specifically in the email domain parts and in the country names (e.g., "Indıa").  We don't allow those in email domain parts, and the country names are lookup values, not text fields.

I can write a cumbersome thing in Excel, but I wanted to see if there was an easier workaround until the devs have the time to fix the code.
xtina: (green girl)
I will pay for 2 months of Dreamwidth for anybody who meets the following criteria:

* Lives in the UK.
* Has a mobile phone.
* Is using Virgin Mobile or Orange.
* Is willing to receive a text message from me.

Please feel free to pass this on.
xtina: The list that the Mayor held in BtVS s3e14. (list)
Work is trying to expand more into the international market, which among other things means treating taxes appropriately.  Pre-tax and post-tax taxes, for example.  My personal problem is, I'm finding it surprisingly difficult to find sample product and service receipts online for non-US and non-Canada countries.

If you live in a non-US/non-Canada country, could you please send me a copy of a products-based receipt (e.g., clothing) and a services-based receipt (e.g., hotel stay)?  Feel free to note if there are even more ridiculously specific taxes applied, like food versus clothing versus sales taxes, but for the most part, services is important.

xtina[at]dreamwith[dot]org should work as an email address.  I may want to give these copies to my boss, as examples; if you send something in, please (a) black out identifying details and (b) let me know if I may send these upwards to my boss.

Danke schön!
xtina: (Default)
I want something like this:

http://iphonetester.com/

I want it for the Android.  It doesn't need to perfectly emulate things, I am just trying to take good screenshots for work.

Halp?
xtina: (Default)
I want photo management software.  This software must be Mac-based or open source stuff (PHP, Ruby, &c); I do not want a web service.

I basically want something that is sort of similar to Flickr:

* tagging
* grouping
* sorting by photo date: within tags, within groups, all
* the ability to manually change the taken on date
* saving metadata, in case I change services
* maybe creating a title/description, why not

This way, I can keep all my photos in one place, and find them based on things like "all photos of $person" or "all photos, in taken-on order, of when I was in Montréal".  And then, I am not stuck in this software forever because it's the only thing holding the metadata.
xtina: (Default)
Because I could probably find this myself?  But I'd also like more than just a shopping.google link, because I don't yet know if what I want exists.

I want something that holds important papers, that is travel-appropriate (collapsible, I mean), but that's useful when I'm in one place.

In my head is a picture of a bizarre cross between one of those legal buckets with internal pockets and a stackable plastic thing I'd get from Avon or some daft place.  (Like those collapsible bowls, you know?)  I am in non-home mode, and so I want something that I can use like a proper thing when in one place, but that I can take with me without planning.

Or like... those clothing or tie racks, that you can extend to be a proper clothing rod, or collapse to something that's just one thing, with cascading clothing articles.  You know?  Or like this, if it collapsed and came with a travelling case.  (It's manila folders on their own that annoy me right now.)

It's just for holding things like tax docs, current bills, recent health-related things, and whatever else forth.  Honestly, whatever works is fine, I just am tired of only using manila folders right now, and want something at least slightly nicer and sturdier than that, while I'm effectively couch-surfing.
xtina: (Default)
With this visit1, this makes five women I've seen in person who (a) don't shave their legs, and yet (b) still have less hair on their legs than me.  I must've been spliced with a freakin' bear in the womb, or something.  A bear with a watermelon head2.

1] I'm in New York in the summer.

2] I joke that I was spliced with a watermelon in the womb, which explains my gargantuan, default-hat-useless head.





If you are crossposting from DW to LJ, please consider enabling display of the crossposted link.  It's not some wretched deal-killer or anything, it's just that I want to get to the LJ post quicker than going to the individual LJ, or keeping the person on my default view in both sites.




I'm currently using Mediawiki at work, but I want something... better.

Criteria, that I can remember. )

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xtina: (Default)
With this visit1, this makes five women I've seen in person who (a) don't shave their legs, and yet (b) still have less hair on their legs than me.  I must've been spliced with a freakin' bear in the womb, or something.  A bear with a watermelon head2.

1] I'm in New York in the summer.

2] I joke that I was spliced with a watermelon in the womb, which explains my gargantuan, default-hat-useless head.





If you are crossposting from DW to LJ, please consider enabling display of the crossposted link.  It's not some wretched deal-killer or anything, it's just that I want to get to the LJ post quicker than going to the individual LJ, or keeping the person on my default view in both sites.




I'm currently using Mediawiki at work, but I want something... better.

Criteria, that I can remember. )
xtina: (Default)
Gah.  I am in search of this small instrumental thing that I was sure was The Carpenters, but perhaps I am wrong.

The sheet music... sort of... )

Damn.  Why can't I find this?

...and why am I spending so much time on this?  *wry*

Originally posted on Dreamwidth.  Number of comments so far:
xtina: (Default)
Dear the world:

Is there some sort of handy MediaWiki parser functions wizard in the world?

I'm halfway to making one, and figured I'd check.

Thanks,
-X

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xtina: (Default)
Dear the world:

Is there some sort of handy MediaWiki parser functions wizard in the world?

I'm halfway to making one, and figured I'd check.

Thanks,
-X

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