Thursday, 26 November 2009

On Possibility

From Lomonaaeren's 'Practicing Liars':
It was impossible. But Severus, who had designed new spells and potions in his time, considered “impossible” only a term that could be redefined with accumulations of the possible.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Chinchón!

Places I found to play Chinchón (among other games) online:

Chinchon - Juegos Online Multijugador Gratis en Juegate.com
Juego de chinchón en Mundijuegos
StarGames - Chinchón
Juegos Online Multiplayers en Baulsoft.com: Ajedrez, Chinchón, Domino, Batalla Naval, Truco, Mahjong, etc.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Attitude!!

I tend to be leery of accepting at face value what religious people say, but I couldn't let these quotes pass without notice. I don't know much about the author, Charles Swindoll, other than that he is an Evangelical Christian pastor, author, educator, and radio preacher, and that 'Christianity Today' named him one of the top 25 most influential preachers of the past 50 years (1956-2006). So, I stand bethind this quotes only.
A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.

Alleged "impossibilities" are opportunities for our capacities to be stretched.

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.

The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.

The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.

The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.

Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Audiofic

So, I've been looking for this site for days - on a whim, sure, but once I start looking for something I'm rather hard to stop, especially when I *know* there is an answer.
Anyways, here it is, a great place to download HP podfics (among other fandoms), Audiofic.
Don't lose it again!

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Mostly Free File Sharing Services II

Found some new places to check here: ¿Cómo enviar archivos grandes? Here's an excerpt:

Comparativa de portales para enviar archivos grandes
Sitio webTamaño máxDisp. archivoDescargas
YouSendIt100 MB7 días100
MailBigFile100 MB3 días1
RapidShare100 MB90 díasIlimitado
HotShare200 MB30 díasIlimitado
TransferBigFiles2 GB5-30 díasIlimitado
FlyUpload2 GB24hIlimitado
In.solit.usIlimitado-Ilimitado
TooFiles1 GB-Ilimitado


I registered as kyou (vía k_g) at TooFiles, which offers private hosting for registered users, and is multilanguage, like HotShare

Other new places:
MediaFire - up to 100MB per file, unlimited storage/uploads/downloads/bandwidth
Senduit - up to 100MB per file, you can choose its expiration time (from 30' to 1 week), very simple
GigaSize - up to 300MB per file, multilanguage

Worth mentioning: many of this sites offer extra options for registered users, and some of them also offer extra-extra options for paying users.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Broken Picture Telephone

Recommended by one of the fic-writeres I traditionally stalk in LJ, Broken Picture Telephone - The Game of Miscommunication. Hilarious idea, you need to search around a bit, separate the wheat from the chaff, but all in all worth browsing.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Sorry, just a quote

From an odd fic, in the Eroica fandom but featuring the characters' previous lives (sorta), called Lives Lived, Part 2, by Jeanne Johnson:

"Mortal," the god said in his ear, but all he could see was the wave of golden hair like the wheatfields of Apuleia dancing before his eyes. "Mortal, you climbed my mountain. You entered my sanctuary. You bathed in my waters. Now you shall climb my peak again while I enter your sanctuary and bathe in your waters. Fair's fair, after all," the god added, reasonably.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Hello myself! (in more ways than one)

Sth to tide me over till I stop sitting on my butt and post properly. Not the only great quote I've read since the last one I put up here, but the one that made me want to do it again.
From one of Romaine's Advent Drabbles, in the Possession of the Heart universe:

'Stockings are usually hung by the chimney,' Harry noted as he tugged the boots off.
'I thought they'd look better over your shoulders.'