Sign ups for Festivids have begun!

Oct. 19th, 2014 05:08 pm
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[personal profile] odessie posting in [community profile] vidding
[community profile] festivids  is an annual small-fandom giftvid exchange. It's sort of like a Secret Santa for vids, modelled on the Yuletide small fandom fic exchange. Vidders sign up by selecting fandoms from this list that they would like to receive, and that they can offer to others. Each fandom on the list is a "small" fandom, i.e., one where there are not many vids available online. The mods then match offers with requests, and distribute a secret vid assignment to each vidder. The vids are posted anonymously in January, and after two weeks, the identities of the vidders are revealed. Last year's vids are posted here.

Sign-ups run until 29 October 2014. You can sign up at this site. First, you create an account (basically, you login using LJ, Dreamwidth, or another service, and an account is created for you). Then, click Festivids, and click Sign Up, and start making offers and requests. You can read more about sign ups at this post, and you can read a more detailed explanation of the rules here. You should also feel free to either drop a comment, or email the [community profile] festivids  mods at festivids at gmail dot com, to ask any questions. We really hope you'll consider signing up; it's terrific fun and there are plenty of fandoms to choose from. Vidders of all experience levels are welcome to participate.

vid: Human (X-Men)

Oct. 16th, 2014 09:23 pm
kaydeefalls: drunk!raven pointing at YOU (queen's gambit)
[personal profile] kaydeefalls posting in [community profile] vidding
Title: Human
Vidder: [personal profile] kaydeefalls
Fandom: X-Men (FC + DoFP)
Characters: Raven + Charles, Erik, Hank
Music: "Human", by The Killers
Summary: Are we human or are we dancer? A Mystique vid.

Human - streaming + download
echan: Kaworu Nagisa from Evangelion (Default)
[personal profile] echan posting in [community profile] vividcon
The Gathering Source panel has spawned a survey. There's space to share info on DVD ripping software, torrent sites, and more. Opinions entered can be anything from "this is perfect and I use it exclusively" to "tried it, didn't work, never again" and even in between. The aggregate data will include as much or as little personal comments as each person wants. If there's interest this could turn into an annual thing, a yearly update of tools and trends.

Thanks in advance! Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cagmOfbAKsA5HtO3gzHRQ-vUGcbjuZemxdxpss-DCBU/viewform?usp=send_form
mark: A photo of Mark kneeling on top of the Taal Volcano in the Philippines. It was a long hike. (Default)
[staff profile] mark posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance

Hi all,

Today another SSL vulnerability was announced. This one is named POODLE and is, while serious, much less serious than the Heartbleed event from some months ago.

Unfortunately, the only real way to fix the problem is to disable something called "SSLv3" entirely. Basically, this means that we instruct our servers that they are no longer allowed to speak version 3 of the SSL protocol (you can think of it as a language -- we ban this language from our servers). It turns out this is generally OK since most browsers don't actually speak using SSLv3 these days -- you actually use what's called TLS, which is a more modern, better way of protecting the stuff you send across the Internet.

The SSLv3 protocol is actually around 15 years old at this point, and TLS has been out so long that nearly every browser out there supports it. However, shutting off SSLv3 does mean that very old browsers -- IE6, for one -- can no longer talk to Dreamwidth using encryption. In this case, since the encryption wouldn't actually mean anything, we think it's better to not even pretend that it works.

I will be making this change sometime in the next hour or three. This really should impact almost none of you, but there might be one or two and, in that case, I'm sorry. We think it's better to do this so you know you're not actually secure than to let Dreamwidth pretend to be secure.

Edit: This has been deployed. SSLv3 is disabled on Dreamwidth.

Comments and questions welcome, as always!

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[personal profile] fanloremod posting in [community profile] fanlore
After it was made clear to us that it would be appreciated we're attempting to give more regular - ideally monthly - updates of what the Wiki committee is doing again. (Although as you can see they will probably usually be a bit late...)

Stub September was a great success! Thank you very much for your contributions. We don't have any numbers, but many pages in many different fandoms were expanded on. We also held an editing chat, a quick summary of which can be found here.

Fanlore got many new users this month, which we're very happy about. Welcome!
If you have questions or need any help, you can either ask on Fanlore's talk pages (found under "Discussion" on every page's upper left corner) or contact the gardeners or us.

Unfortunately our liaison from the Communications committee left, so our Twitter account might be a little less active for now.

Internally we dealt with the usual outside requests and background stuff, including an identity protection case, and discovered a mass editing tool that will make that process much easier for us in the future.

For October we are preparing for an OTW fund drive, an exciting announcement, finally fulfilling a request from Legal, filling some more holes in our documentation, and dealing with whatever outside requests we get.
raven: Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, wearing green and red and looking up (Default)
[personal profile] raven posting in [community profile] vidding
title: what you're waiting for
source: How I Met Your Mother
music: "What Are You Waiting For", by Karine Polwart
summary: In exactly forty-five days from now, you and I are going to meet, and we're going to fall in love. In praise of Tracy McConnell, the mother.
notes: No standard warnings apply; see post for more notes.

Link: streaming, lyrics, download

tumblr meme template

Oct. 11th, 2014 04:59 pm
aethel: (allison)
[personal profile] aethel posting in [community profile] fanlore
During the Fanlore chat today, we were discussing the need for more documentation of Tumblr fandom, so I made a meme template so that fannish memes on tumblr can have a page. (Please check it out and let me know if there should be more fields, etc.) However, the template still needs a category. Does Category:Memes as a subcategory under Category:Tropes & Genres work?

Existing pages that might belong in the category include Stilinski_Twins, Flower Crown, I Believe in Sherlock Holmes, Caramelldansen and How to Wear Men's Shirts

Fanlore editing chat

Oct. 10th, 2014 12:00 am
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[personal profile] fanloremod posting in [community profile] fanlore
You are cordially invited to an editing chat for questions, discussions, or just to talk about Fanlore editing on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30pm UTC (what time is that in my timezone?), in the Fanlore chat room on Campfire.

Come join Wiki staffers, gardeners and fellow editors and find out more about how you can help develop the entries on Fanlore!

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