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!

Yuuri/Victor fic recs

Apr. 25th, 2017 11:56 pm
ignaz: icon by me, art by anne taintor (Default)
[personal profile] ignaz

For Izzy! After putting this together I realized these are all established relationship stories, which … I guess comes with the territory, but next time I’ll try to summon up some first-time fics for ya.

never stop until the grave - Naraht

Mature, 12773 words. Back in St. Petersburg with Yuuri, Victor struggles to come back to what he left behind. Painfully realistic and beautiful.

In the afterglow of the Grand Prix Final, the idea of coaching and competing simultaneously had seemed... not easy, precisely, but doable with hard work. Anything worth doing took hard work, and Victor was an optimist by nature. Kneeling on the floor rinkside, with Yuuri straddling his lap, he had been certain that he could make it work. Only now he could not remember exactly how he had intended to do it.

with a love this deep - lazulisong

Mature, 2904 words. There's two types of dates Victor and Yuri go on in St. Petersburg. Charming and sexy. I love lazulisong’s voice.

Victor has not said, but Yuri has concluded that Victor fucked his way through a lot of beautiful people in places like this. It's fine, of course, but Yuri always feels like wrapping his palm around Victor's tie when they see one of Victor's "old friends", feels like making sure they know who, exactly, Victor kisses early in the morning, murmurs quietly to until Yuri blinks sleep out of his eyes. Who Victor falls asleep with. Who caught Victor, and means to keep him.

Mercalli - RC_McLachlan

Explicit, 1340 words.

God, the things they’re going to do together.

Pure fucking porn. For incendiary smut, read anything by this author, you can’t go wrong.

“Oh my god,” Victor whispers, because the big guy upstairs could’ve given him a little warning. Victor, I have given you Yuuri Katsuki, for he completes the other half of your soul and also sucks cock like the world is ending.

Katsudon - azriona

General Audiences, 7609 words. Yuuri’s mother waits for Yuuri and Victor to come home from Barcelona after the Grand Prix Final. Utterly gorgeous and heartbreaking.

The exhibition skate, with the ghost of silver still around Yuuri’s neck, is something else. Her heart aches as she watches her son skate to Victor’s old program. Hiroko can’t remember the music - she never saw Victor skate it originally, but she recognizes Yuuri’s dance for what it is. The longing, the loneliness, the way he looks for someone…

When Victor joins him on the ice, Hiroko forgets to breathe. The smile remains. No one sees the tears resting on her eyelashes. No one looks at her – why should anyone look at her? They are all in awe, their eyes glued to the television. Her tears never fall. Her smile never falters.

She knows then. She knows without a single doubt.

a million miles from your desperate days - idrilka (with art by xyai)

Mature, 11790 words. Gorgeous slice-of-life of Yuuri settling into St. Petersburg, with gorgeous instagram-style artwork.

It still feels strange, though, and almost inappropriate to hang the jackets and sweaters he’s owned since he was eighteen, worn and soft with age, next to Victor’s Burberry coats and Armani suits. More than anything else, this is what hammers home the message that the two of them come from two completely different worlds.

And yet—Victor came to Hasetsu with the force of a hurricane and managed to make himself right at home at Yu-topia, somehow fitting into the quiet rhythm of their lives. Maybe this means that Yuuri will fit into Victor’s life in Saint Petersburg, too, against all odds or reason. Yu-topia, somehow fitting into the quiet rhythm of their lives. Maybe this means that Yuuri will fit into Victor’s life here, too, against all odds or reason.

Go give the authors some love!

ha ha HA

Apr. 20th, 2017 08:44 pm
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[personal profile] astolat
So since my LAST post:

- I caught a cold on vacation
- which turned into a sinus infection when we got home
- just as I felt better, husband caught a cold
- just as husband started to feel better, Hypatia caught a cold with fever
- right about this time I started having mysterious joint pain
- which was explained today when Hypatia's cold turns out to be FIFTH DISEASE and apparently I managed not to get it as a kid HA HA AWESOME

APART from the endless courses of disease I have also:

- (mostly) coded a webcam-based Python wand recognizer so we can use our Harry Potter Wizarding World wands at home to trigger IFTTT events

- ripped the bezel off a spare monitor and taken it to framing store so I can turn it into a wizarding family portrait

(NO REALLY IT'S GOING TO BE AWESOME LOOK:



- obtained (and now thrown out) a printer with invisible ink which instead of printing things in invisible ink just leaked invisible ink all over our lovely built-in office counter (fortunately, the ink is in fact invisible, so no one will ever know unless they tote along a blacklight for inspection)

PS if you think this is so I can print an invisible ink marauders map that will only appear in response to someone using their wand and solemnly swearing they are up to no good HOW DID YOU GUESS

(as I described all this in chat, [personal profile] elynross said, "I'm starting to get the feeling you have a deadline" HA HA HA it's like she knows me)

So yeah, I only just finished rewriting a script treatment a month and a half past when I said I would and have not touched my novel in a month. On the bright side when I finally reopened it today and re-read it, a quarter of the way through the first chapter I knew what was going to happen in the rest of the book, which I have been wondering for some time now, so that was nice.

Oh and I imported over [community profile] sga_flashfic so if you have old links, update them! Also I banged in http://ao3.org/collections/sga_flashfic so please upload your stories to the AO3 and pop them into the collection! If you happen to be able to throw a few bucks at the AO3 for the fundraising drive that would be pretty cool too. I mention there is an AO3 HAT among the goodies and it says "You have already left kudos here" on it! <3 <3 <3

What I have NOT done: seen Fate of the Furious! So DO NOT SPOIL I!

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!

Yuuri/Victor/Yuri recs

Apr. 16th, 2017 01:46 pm
ignaz: icon by me, art by anne taintor (Default)
[personal profile] ignaz

In an attempt to use this space more and also to low-key recruit everyone I know into loving Yuri on Ice, here is a recs post I just made (on Tumblr, sorry, I'm the worst):

What’s this called, victuurio? At the request of a dear friend who probably doesn’t want to be credited (lol), I dove into the AO3 for Yuuri Katsuki/Victor Nikiforov/Yuri Plisetsky fic. There are fewer than 80 completed stories in English! What the hell, fandom?! Here are five I particularly enjoyed:

The Best Ideas - angelsaves

Explicit, 4281 words. Victor and Yuuri decide to invite Yurio to be their third. Pure smut, but hot and funny, with amazing dialog (by one of my favorite Yuri/Otabek authors).

"We," Viktor announces, wrapping one arm around each of them, "are taking you on a date."

"A date," Yurio repeats, squirming a little under Viktor's affection. "Seriously?"

"We're very serious," Yuuri assures him, putting an arm around his shoulders to make it a sort of triangular huddle. "Unless you don't want to."

Yurio huffs. "Are you going to drink?" he asks hopefully.

An Excuse to Be There - shadow_lover

Explicit, 3203 words. Victor and Yuuri discover Yurio’s stash of photos--of Yuuri. Smut with exhibitionism (plus a little humiliation, maybe?) and feelings.

Victor tugs the coffee table back and sits on it, right in front of Yuri. He’s got his phone out.

Yuri throws his arms over the back of the couch and tilts his head. His hair spills over his shoulder. “Shoot away,” he says loftily. “I don’t have bad angles.”

“What was your nickname—the ice princess of Russia?” Victor’s looking at the screen.

Tiger,” Yuri snarls.

The phone clicks. “Nice! I like your angry face.”

you've got your claws buried deep - pageleaf

Explicit, 8761 words. After Yuuri’s retirement, Victor starts coaching Yurio. He apparently has exactly one coaching technique. Sweet and hot with lots of pining.

Yuri realizes with a sharp pang that something's changed in the past few months. He never used to spend this much time skating by himself. But lately, practicing under Viktor makes him tense, oversensitive, too aware of Viktor's eyes on him. His stomach clenches just thinking of it.

But a small part of him still wishes Viktor were here, right at this moment. That he had come after Yuri, when he stormed out like he was fifteen years old again.

Longing, he thinks suddenly, and stumbles.

Use your words to surrender - Farasha

Explicit, 16814 words. Victor decides that Yuri needs to be punished for talking shit, and Yuri finally manages to ask for what he wants. Which is BDSM.

He knew this feeling, the curl of frustrated want and arousal, distracting and always happening at the most annoying times. It wasn't that he didn't want Victor. He'd wanted Victor as soon as he knew what want was, and wanted to beat him, too. It was only that he was fucking mad right now, and all his body could do was feel the pain in his scalp and send it straight to his dick.

He didn't pull away, still in Victor's grasp, staring him down. More than half his bravado had waned, replaced with an off-balance feeling that sat wrong in the pit of his stomach.

Victor's eyes didn't leave Yuri's, but it felt like he saw everything from that piercing, unblinking look, from the way Yuri's hands were also shaking to the inconvenient and completely fucking unwanted boner he was developing.

Catharsis; Metamorphosis - breathtaken

Mature, 6459 words. Yuri has two problems: growth spurts, and kinky fantasies about Yuuri and Victor. He choreographs a program about it. No actual Y/V/Y content, just lust and wanking (and a strong Yuri&Otabek friendship, yay).

It’s okay, he tells himself after, the shower spray hot on his upper back, breathing in the steamy air rising around him. It really is. Sure, it’s embarrassing because it’s them, but they’ve been getting handsy in front of Yuri every day for pretty much the last year, so it’s probably their fault anyway. And the websites he’s read are very clear on none of this saying anything about him as a person.

It’s just something that’s happened, and he’ll skate it out.

Enjoy!!

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