May 16th, 2014

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How do I revert my LJ?

Fortunately, the new version didn't affect my friends page, but I don't like what they've done to my new entry page or my recent comments page-- there's too much white space and the font is too light-weight.

I've heard rumors of a way to revert, but I can't find it.
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Non-fiction for world-building

What do Europeans call the platypus?

Handy hints about ways to use language differences for world-building.

Blind Descent-- searching for the deepest caves on earth. Caves are weirder than you might think. You can get electrocuted if lightning strikes a stream on the surface.

The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine-- more about cultural difference, not to mention historical change. I'd thought of Daoism as a thing, but of course, it has a history.

Any recommendations for non-fiction that's promising for world-building?

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The screens are fixed!

It turned out that professionals were useful.

All hail Home Hero, who told me that they didn't do that sort of work, but Oregon Window Co does. (Oregon Ave. is a street a couple of miles from here.)

Semi-all hail Oregon Window Co, who fixed two screens properly, but neglected to replace a pin in the third screen. Fortunately, the third screen isn't urgently needed.

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