Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Friday Five, photo request, TwitVim search, and raccoon fursuit

Stillwell Woods

NJ Audubon asked for permission to use one of the photos I took at Wildcat Ridge in Rockaway for their website and one of their publications. I replied yes but I hope they get back to me later to show me where they used it. I remember giving permission for specific photos to a number of non-profits but never heard from them again. Since they weren't paying me, it would be nice to see where I got the photo credit at least.

Did some work on TwitVim today after not having touched the code in over 2 months. I added support for pagination and page length to the Twitter search command. I could've done that a long time ago but for some reason, I forgot. I only realized that this functionality was missing when I started using Twitter search to check my @-replies. (Twitter search catches @-replies where the @username is not at the start of the tweet. The replies API call misses those.) Anyway, it was a simple code change and that's in now. I'll use it myself for a few days before releasing it as a version upgrade.

And last but not least, I bought wildfox34's raccoon fursuit. This is old news to those who follow his journal because the auction was a few weeks ago. I received it two days ago, tried it on, and found the fit to be pretty good. It's actually the third full fursuit I've gotten that was made by iceleopard so I find it interesting to see all the little improvements in design and craftsmanship. Now to think of a character name.

From thefridayfive:

1) How would you define beauty?
Physical features that look good.

2) What is the best quality a person can have?
After what I heard this week, I'd have to say honesty. Once again, someone brought to my attention that an online auction seller took money and then "forgot" to deliver the goods.

3) What is the worse quality a person can have?
Using bad grammar in a Friday Five question. :)

4) What makes up your perfect match?
I never actually thought about this. I'd say having some interests in common would be a good start.

5) Have you met this person yet?
Almost. I thought so until I found out that our political/economic views were almost diametrically opposite.

From altfriday5:

1. How do you feel about travel? Like it, love it, hate it? Wish you did more or less or neither? Do you have wanderlust? Are you a homebody?
Road travel, yes. Air travel, no, although I used to do that.

2. What's the furthest you've ever been from home (whatever that means to you) in terms of physical distance? How about culturally?
Halfway around the world, although you might say that was my other home.

3. Are there places you'd like to go but haven't? What's appealing about them?
Australia, perhaps. Just to see what's different.

4. Are there places you return to? Are there places you return to because you want to?
Yes, Delaware. If only I could solve the problem of what to eat for dinner over there.

5. Travel is often associated with things like self-discovery and identity formation. Does it work this way for you? Why or why not?
For me, it is self-discovery only in terms of finding new things to like. I'd never have known that Du Bois is a nice town with 3 Sheetz stores if I hadn't stopped there on my way to Pittsburgh.


1. In American football, a fumble occurs when the player carrying the ball drops it, often resulting in a great advantage for the other team. What have you recently fumbled in your own life?

I'm trying to think of something big... Well, maybe I could've avoided the nail on the road that flattened the front right tire.

2. In American football, you have thrown an interception when someone from the other team catches the ball you meant for your teammate. Who's often an interceptor of something you intend for someone else?

I don't think that has happened in recent memory.

3. One of the severest penalties in American football is for unsportsmanlike conduct, when a player doesn't play according to the spirit of fair play. In what situations are you most likely to be a perpetrator of unsportsmanlike conduct?

Probably when someone has ticked me off.

4. In American football, the concept of running low-risk plays that consistently gain a few yards at a time is called "moving the chains," while the concept of going after huge gains with higher-risk plays is called the "vertical game." In your personal life, are you more of a moving-the-chains player or a vertical-game player?

Mostly low-risk with the occasional high-risk move when I perceive an advantage.

5. Sometimes in American football, the quarterback will, at the last moment, change his or her mind about the intended play, either to prevent what is likely to be a failure or to take advantage of a vulnerability in the other team. The method used in this play-change is often "calling an audible." In what way have you recently called an audible in your life?

3rd trip to Delaware in December. I'd only planned for two trips but I made the motel reservation literally the night before I drove there. I figured I might as well take the opportunity because I didn't have any obligations up until the new year.
Tags: friday five, fursuit, photographs, twitvim

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