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2017-07-15 09:39 pm

Test update

Well. That was interesting.

First of all, there were other people from the company I work for. One works for an associated company, but he described himself as an employee of my company. The longer I talked to him, the more I realized that the fact that he's in QA means he's ... not really very chemist-y. he said a few things about stuff that happens at other labs which I found appalling, but hey, not my business. And he didn't name the lab, so there's little I can do about it anyway.

I had to go to the bathroom halfway through the test and saw one of the best and most relied upon analysts from my own lab taking the test in the back of the room. I don't know if he saw me. Yikes! Geordie says I should ask him on Monday how his weekend was. Heh.

The test itself was a mixture of basic questions about what kinds of instruments do what sort of analysis to difficult, detailed mathy questions about concentration with conversions from one measurement type to another (say, from mg/L through molarity and then to ppb). Also, one question asked us to do standard deviation by hand, on the fly, without the equation being given.

Geordie described them as 'student questions'. Ugh. Some of the questions I could answer, but others I poked at, then just picked a number. I don't need to get a perfect score, I just need to pass the test well enough to get to the interview stage, which is next. The score which matters is the post-interview score, which is the official hiring order. Obviously, a lower number is better than a higher one. I'll hear in two weeks if I passed.

The hiring list will be used to fill this, and any subsequent, openings; currently there's only one opening. The list might be used to fill other job openings as well, and it lasts for at least a year, so it's a good thing to be on.

There were also at least two other kids from my graduating class, which I found funny.
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2017-07-13 10:52 pm

Chemistry test?

I'm scheduled to take the job test on Saturday, for Chemist I for the big, super good local water company. I'm really excited - the job is much more what I want for the long term and the pay STARTS at $6700/month. (Let's not do the math comparing that to my current rate of pay, shall we?)

If I get the job (which is unlikely, really, at my level of lack-of-experience), I'll be abandoning my current job so fast their poor heads will spin. I'll feel bad for them, but if they want to keep good people, they should pay them well.

Anyway, I don't have a lot of information about what'll be on the test. There are sample tests online for other jobs at the company - there's one with basic maths and meter reading, but the only information I have is from an email from the guy setting up the testing. There'll be:

General Chemistry
Lab Procedures
Lab Instrumentation
Sample Collection and Processing
Quality Assurance
Data Analysis
Chemistry Calculations
Water & Wastewater Science

Um. UM?

Okay, it's been a long time since general chemistry. Will I have to balance equations? I have NO idea what they're going to ask. Lab procedures will probably be about whether or not to lick things. Maybe? Lab instrumentation is what the instruments do - that question I can answer easily.

Sample collection and processing is a bit harder again. I assume they don't mean the type of samples I'm getting at my current job, but they might. The processing is most likely what I'm doing now. Quality assurance is using blanks and such, that I can deal with.

Data analysis I haven't done at my current job, but I think I can answer questions about it. Chemistry calculations is ... sketchier. Without information, I'm at sea. Water and wastewater science... what are they looking for? How to produce biosolids and what they're used for?


I think having a test for this position is new. They'd originally posted the job and said they'd accept the first 125 people with the minimum qualifications. I applied in a hot hurry, then got an email saying that they *had* to open the job up to 350 people, but those who'd made it into the first 125 would be automatically included, and did I want to schedule my test on the Friday or Saturday?

In other news, Merrie is working at my company now, in Sample Control. They'd hired some dude just after me, but he didn't work out. The job was too hard for him, both physically and mentall. Merrie, on the other hand, finished the 'week's worth' of reading in two days (it took the other guy the full week), and is now two days into Actual Work and has already re-organized and cleaned up both of the big walk-in freezers and learned more than half of the regular tasks.

I'm not at all surprised at this. There was a reason I kept insisting they interview her for the job and it's that she's sort of perfect for it. We haven't told them that she's fucking off to Sweden the second her resident's visa goes through.

I'm doing decently in my training as well, I think. I've passed my compentency tests (all of them, and Officially, so I'm good to go for a year without any worries), and I've had the chance to load a couple of instruments and make several actual working sample batches.

I'm going to go see if I can find out more about how the water company collects and processes samples. Good night!
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2017-07-10 12:21 am

Writing is fun, right?

So, I'm working on writing original stuff. I still love fanfiction, both writing and reading it, but I want to write things and get paid for them.

Long post about writing stuff )

Fifth, having a full-time non-writing job is great for things like paying my own bills, but crap for having time to do anything creative. The house is a mess, we're eating poorly, and it's mostly because I'm at work all day, now. Ugh.
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2017-06-25 01:05 am

How do you expect to be trained at a job?

It's been a couple more weeks and I'm learning new things at work every day. Some of them are interesting but others are annoying.

Training is a joke )

In body news, mine still isn't quite right. I haven't had a chance to get to the hospital to have the oddity in my abdomen looked at, which is annoying. Also, I'm still steadily gaining weight and I'm tired of it. I don't like having to keep buying new clothes, I don't like the way I feel sluggish and bloated all the time ...

At least the awful cough is getting better. It's not gone, and I'm not sure why not - I've been taking the proton pump inhibitors daily. I'm still eating cough drops like they're going out of style (LOTS of menthol is the only thing I've found which can suppress the cough) and I seem to have reached a plateau. I'd like the damned thing to be gone, though.

Good night!
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2017-06-09 10:27 pm

Settling In at The New Job

Well. It's been a couple of weeks and things look good. I've made friends with everyone in my department (that's not hard, there's only three of them) as well as many of the other people in my location. The training is a bit haphazard, but I'm dealing with that well enough, and doing my best to try to fix it so that people trained after me have an easier time.

Apparently, they'd hired someone just before me who had been catastrophically bad, so I'm exceptionally good-looking in comparison. Not that I'm not a good worker/employee, but my natural tendencies to ask intelligent questions and find my own work are set off by the previous disaster.

The first week was mostly reading (so many manuals), but I finished that at least a day ahead of when I was expected to, and with copious notes as well. I then moved on to learning everything I could in the actual lab, which has been entertaining.

Now, what I'm doing is dividing my time between doing everything I'm allowed to in the lab and writing out Training Instructions, including "recipe" sheets for the various repeated tasks, so that new hires don't have to try to figure out what part of the overly complex and esoteric (and abstract) SOP documents apply to the thing they're currently doing.

My boss seems a bit nonplussed by me and my enthusiasm, but he'll get used to it. He doesn't seem unhappy, so that's good.

I'm still stuck on the day-shift schedule, which sucks balls. I'm looking forward to going to Tues-Sat 1-9:30pm. I'll have Mondays and mornings to myself. Woo. I failed my first attempt at the competancy test, but in a really odd way. Apparently, it's common to fail it a couple of times, so I'll take everyone's reassurance and not stress out.

I'm beginning to get used to the schedule - the first week was unexpectedly tiring. (Not helped by the fact that we had a big bbq that first weekend, so I had a lot of personal work over the first weekend.)

Anyway, I haven't gotten anything creative done in weeks, so I'm off to do some writing.
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2017-05-22 07:29 pm

Reader, I took it

So, I took the job. It's not perfect, but it's a job-in-the-hand and I'm not foolish enough to pass that up, especially at this point in my career. I'm well warned about their work practices, and I'm very much an adult who's worked in toxic places, so I'm comfortable going into what might not the the most excellent job situation.

Really, though, right now I'm just delighted that I have a job finally, and that I'll be able to go back to paying my own bills and stuff. I'm so tired of being a Kept Woman, oh my gooooood.

I start May 30. The shift is Tues-Sat, 1-9:30 pm. It's always against commute, and I'll be coming home when it's cooler (it gets HOT where the job is). Oh, and the title is Volatiles Analyst, so I'll even have something reasonable to put on my resume later.

I'm hoping that Geordie and I will be able to go on a short trip between now and the 30th, to celebrate.

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2017-05-15 06:51 pm

Job Stuffs

I heard from the recruiters about the job. They called the recruiters and said that while they like me (I interviewed well) and they think I clearly know my stuff (I studied, ffs), they are worried that I might not do well in the high-stress environment and that my schedule might not be flexible.

I responded that they asked about those two exact things and I was explicitly clear that I LOVE high-stress environments and that I am entirely flexible about my schedule.

So then, the recruiter said the job said they, "want to give you a shot, they want to give you the opportunity to 'join the team'." Soooo, turns out they want to pay me $4 less per hour than I asked for. If they'd had that as their initial pay offer, I'd never have taken the fucking interview.

They have a really low rating on for overwork and underpay and ... YUP. So Stachybotrys, this part of the company is the same as it was when you were there.

They asked if I'd be willing to START at the lower pay, with the possibility of a raise. I said, sure, if it's in a written contract with clear, measurable, reasonable, timely markers. Since they said it'll take 3 months to get to fully trained, I'd want the raise at 3 months.

The recruiters are telling them what I asked for (I didn't say the thing about wanting the raise at 3 months. I'll see if they actually come up with a contract.). If I get a contract to look at, it won't be until Wednesday. I figure they won't do it. OR, the milestones won't be measurable or achievable. Part of me wants to take it - I need the experience and I'm not getting any closer, but the other part is pissed off.

The recruiters have to call with updates, and they did say that they weren't expecting me to take the job at the lower pay. They wanted to know if I'd be willing to look at the contract, but didn't expect that I'd take it sight unseen. I don't know how the company is thought of in the industry, and I don't know how to check that part. I know that the experience would be good to have on my resume.

For the first 6 months, I'd be on the recruiting company's benefits. Regardless, I get them through Geordie.

This has made me aware of the different environmental testing companies in the area. I'll be applying to all of them. But yeah, it might be worth taking the job for the 6 months and then seeing. I mean, it's more money than I'm making now...

In fact, I've asked Geordie and I think I'll take the contract, if they offer, and use them (they're using me, so why not) to get the experience I need.
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2017-05-11 05:19 pm

Catching Up

So, I'm an official Probably Yes, but Still Maybe for a job. It's a job that I'd like, at a local environmental testing company. They're one of the biggest in the country, with branches all over. The office/lab I'd be working in is small, and is in Pleasanton. The hours are strictly non-commute and I'd be driving anti-commute anyway, so that's all good.

Environmental testing is pretty much exactly what I'd like to do and be involved in. All of my fellow students were inflamed with the idea that they'd go off and cure cancer. I'm interested in making sure we have a planet to live on.

The pay is what I've been asking for ($20/hour, plus benefits) for an entry level job. For the first 6 months, I'd be contracted through a recruitment agency, which pays weekly. It would be so nice to have a job again, and have a paycheck. I might just pet my bank account for a few months.

In other news, I've sent in two writing submissions to online publications. Neither is paid, as far as I can tell, but I want to get actual publication credits for that pseudonym, so even unpaid credits work.

My coughing is much better, which is great. I'm no longer unable to function without coughing up my lungs every five minutes.

I've made a few small things (a couple of crocheted bracelets, some small drawings), but I'm faced with (as usual) no follow through. Do I post them (pointlessly) on etsy? They're not selling. Do I try to make them into stickers for Redbubble and Society 6? (That's probably yes, actually.)

Okay, and also I need to get back to writing. So, off I go.

OH, last thing. Remember the lost password? I remembered it. It was exactly what I'd thought, only with one little variation. I've imported that journal over to Dreamwidth now and I'll delete it from LJ.
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2017-04-29 12:54 am

Stories and fanfic reactions...

We're watching several TV shows, one episode a day of each. Three shows - four, when The Expanse is on. The Expanse, Wynonna Earp, Limitless, and Fortitude. They're of varying quality, of course, which is interesting in and of itself.

The Expanse, of course, is amazing in every way. Good writing, good casting, good everything. It's got 90 stories on AO3.

Wynonna Earp is less good. It's fun, there's no doubt about that, and it's silly, but it's not good. There are 1029 stories for it on AO3.

Limitless is better than Earp, although it's not really anything great. At least the writers know enough to not try to explain their silly science. 54 stories on AO3.

Fortitude. Ah, now Fortitude is amazing. Brilliantly written, tightly acted, completely unexpected, bitterly and creatively set up ... 11 stories. It's British, so there's Actual Nudity and Adult Stuffs, but we're all adults here.

I'm interested in how the quality of writing in a story affects the number of stories it produces in fandom. Some of Fortitude's low fanfic count is definitely due to it being less well known. But also, there's less room for fill-in stuff. The story is already going in fascinating places and unexpected directions - there's less room for people to add their own interpretations to things.

Limitless didn't make it as a show - it looks like it was cancelled after the first season. It's not surprising; it's not a great show, but better shows than this have lost out on timeslots. There are quite a few different relationships which could be popular, though, and yet it hasn't taken off.

Wynonna Earp is the worst of the bunch. The storylines are confused and random, the acting is extravagant and erratic, and there's a lot of plot holes. It's fun, sure, and I really like that there's a lesbian story without any subtext and without much (so far) angst over the fact that they're lesbians, but writing and acting wise, it's not really at the same level as the rest. I'm not surprised it has loads more fic. There are a lot of interesting relationships to play with, the bad guys are clear-cut and written with fandom in mind - in many ways, the show is written to be attractive to fans.

The Expanse ... should have more stories. There are only 53 stories in the book side of the fandom on AO3, which bring the total to 143. That's unexpectedly low. I know there are loads of fans, but where's the fic?
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2017-04-25 10:29 pm

Soemtimes bodies are annoying


I've got some physical stuff going on that's making me unhappy. I'm often bloated - to the point of serious discomfort. It happens whether or not I've eaten.

I can't lose weight; I know this sounds silly, but I spent six or eight months eating a 1200 -1400 calorie/day diet and exercising 5 days/week and had NO change in my weight or shape. In fact, I'm steadily gaining weight, without any change in diet.

I am peeing all the time, I've experienced what could kindly be called 'bowel irregularies', and I can feel a slight lump deep in my gut, well under my intestines.

I have an order from my doctor to get an ultrasound of the lump, but first I have to find a local hospital that my insurance takes.

In other news, I'm making stickers of the rockets which have flown humans to space! I've got Saturn V, the Titan 2 (Gemini), Soyuz, and the shuttle. Which others would you like to have in that set? (I'm tempted to include Sputnik just because it's Sputnik.)
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2017-04-19 11:20 pm

Mid April already?

I've been hit by an overwhelming bout of fatigue and I've no idea why. I was fine earlier today, but somehow a couple of hours ago, I could barely stay awake. I have writing to do - writing I've been putting off for weeks in favor of less important but more 'urgent' things. It's time I stopped putting writing on the back burner, so here we go.

Also, I realized I've forgotten to mention something which has been a large stressor in my life recently.

I've had a random, dry, hacking, non-productive cough off and on for years. In the past ... oh, 5 - 8 months, it's gotten much MUCH worse. I finally got to the doctor about it; she directed me to an ENT, who cheerfully looked down my throat (by sticking a camera up my nose - he let me video his videoing, which was great.) and determined that the back of my throat is inflamed and unhappy and swollen. This is causing it to press against itself, which has made my throat feel like there's something caught back there. That feeling has triggered the coughing.

The root cause is actually excess stomach acid, which has been (apparently without any other real symptoms) creeping up my esophagus and irritating my throat. So, I'm on proton pump inhibitors to slow my acid production.

It's been working, slowly. I'm much better now than I was a month ago, although I haven't gone a day without a major coughing attack. The sensation has changed, as well. It used to feel like the back of my throat was dry and unwettable, or like there was something large and spiky in my throat. Now it feels like something small and sharpish poking me in the neck from the inside.

When the pain/sensation goes away, my eyes start watering enough to make it look like I'm weeping copiously.

I'm looking forward to getting over this.
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2017-04-15 07:11 pm

Well, poop

I've lost a password. I have a super private LJ account to which I post my total desperate angst and now I want to port it over to DW.

I haven't recorded the password anywhere, and I've never had any trouble remembering it. Until now, of course. I've tried every single variation of what I know it is ... and none is right.


I'm hoping that if I let my brain stop thinking about it I'll open up the log-in page and it'll just appear, the way it always has.

I will be changing the password, I think. When I can get in.
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2017-04-15 11:01 am

Books. FREE books!

One of the writing groups I'm in on Facebook (there are so many and most of them are, well, groups on Facebook)... Anyway, in one of them, I learned about Instafreebie.

You can sign up for free and then find authors giving away free e-books. Many of them are truly terrible. Real trash. But some are decent and it's certainly worth looking. What I've been doing is using Goodreads to look at reviews of either the book being offered or the author, if that book isn't on Goodreads.

Anyway, since I know many of you are readers, I thought I'd share!
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2017-04-15 10:44 am

Writing and other work

I'm working on writing professionally. It's harder than I expected, not because the writing is hard, but because I'm very used to thinking of writing as the task which is least important, so should be ignored and skipped. It's frivol. Well, if I'm going to make money at it, it's not frivol, it's work and must be scheduled and finished. For some reason, this is hard for me to get used to.

Actually, I know where this is coming from. My ex-husband used to get very angry at me for 'wasting time', when I could be 'doing something useful'.

Knitting was - just barely - useful, as it both produced a physical object and could be sold for money (the patterns AND the physical object).

Household tasks were useful, as they were My Job (he never did forgive me for not being his mother, house-cleaning-wise).

Schoolwork was useful, but only if I did it without needing to bother him about it or complain about it or have it get in the way of housework or paying work.

Writing, which was Just For Fun, was NOT important and was something I should only do 'if I had time'. He hated that I wrote late at night, which meant that he had to either go to bed on his own or 'punish' me for writing after he wanted to go to bed by angrily lying down to 'wait for me' in the middle of the living room floor. He hated that I wrote fanfiction and used to 'explain' to me that it was theft and indicated that I was unable to think of my own characters - until I snapped at him that he read fucking comic books and Star Trek novels and Star Wars novels, all of which are just the same as fanfic, only "authorized". He did back down after I insisted on that a few times.

What this means is that I have years of conditioned avoidance to writing. It's 'okay' to write fanfic, but not to talk about it much. I have to make it more than 'okay' to do my original writing (and fanfic, I still love writing fanfic!).

So, I'm in a writing group on Facebook which has regular flash fiction contests. I think I'll start entering them as a way of helping me create new neural pathways - Writing Is A Job (and it can be MY Job!).
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2017-04-11 12:40 am

Mondays are monday?

Well, it's been a day, hasn't it? I managed to get into a huge argument with a friend on FB about the United chaos - he's a pilot and has always been much further Right Wing than I (given that he IS right wing and I'm profoundly Left), so for some reason, he felt like he HAD to defend the airline.

He tried several directions of attack, but he's not as bright as my friends and I, and in the end, he couldn't stand up to every one of us refuting everything he was trying to say. I did enjoy explaining why the no-fly list is unconstitutional.

Anyway, other than that, the day was nice. Geordie took Merrie and I out to lunch at a really nice Thai-ish buffet place near where he used to work. We ate tons of delicious food for not much money, then stopped at the store on the way back to get milk and odds and ends. We also stopped at Daiso for a new vegetable steamer (ours was old and was beginning to hold odors) and plant markers for the new seeds and stuff I've put out in the garden.

Oh! Merrie and I have started several seeds! We've got two kinds of tomato, an unknown cucumber (saved seed from last year, but I don't remember what it was from), a small melon, two kinds of corn (glass and yellow), catnip and ... something else, I think. Right, three kinds of peas, a dwarf bean bush (the bush is dwarf, the beans are full length), and we planted out some garlic cloves which had sprouted. Oh, and two kinds of carrot.

I need to put potatoes back in - I might go back to the local organic nursery and pick up some more of their organic potato starters, although I usually have good luck with regular old sprouted 'taters.

I've got a lace shawl pattern nearly ready for test knitting, another one that just needs to have the pattern written out for testing (literally, just the words. The damned thing is charted out already and everything.) and I managed to get some actual fiction writing done today.

Now I need to go to bed.
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2017-04-07 03:01 pm

(no subject)

Here's more about the new TOS on LJ.

Global Voices
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2017-04-04 11:06 pm

(no subject)

I just want to say: cover letters suck.

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2017-04-03 09:35 pm

New User Agreement?


I just saw LJ's new user agreement and I don't know. I mean, yes, everything is public and so on, but I'm somewhat uncomfortable with this.

Section 7.4 of the new ToS: “Article 10.2 of the Federal Act of the Russian Federation No. 149 “ references this un-lovely tidbit of Russian legal malarkey:
Article 10.2. The Details of Dissemination of Generally Accessible Information by a Blogger
1. The owner of a website and/or a website page on the Internet on which generally accessible information is placed and to which access exceeds 3,000 users of the Internet per day (hereinafter referred to as “blogger”) when said information is placed and used, for instance when said information is placed on the given website or website page by other users of the Internet shall ensure the observance of the legislation of the Russian Federation, for instance:
1) shall not allow the website or website page on the Internet to be used for the purpose of committing the acts punishable under a criminal law, disclosing the information classified as state or another specifically law-protected secret, disseminating the materials containing public appeals for carrying out terrorist activities or publicly justifying terrorism, other extremist materials and also the materials propagating pornography, the cult of violence and cruelty and the materials containing obscene language;
2) shall verify the reliability of placed generally accessible information before it is placed and shall immediately delete unreliable information that has been placed;
3) shall not allow the dissemination of information about the private life of a citizen in breach of the civil legislation;
4) shall observe the bans and restrictions envisaged by the legislation of the Russian Federation the referendum and the legislation of the Russian Federation on elections;
5) shall observe the provisions of the legislation of the Russian Federation that regulate the procedure for disseminating mass information;
6) shall observe the rights and lawful interests of citizens and organisations, for instance the honour, dignity and business reputation of citizens as well as the business reputation of organisations.

2. The following is hereby prohibited when information is placed on a website or website page on the Internet:
1) the use of the website or website page on the Internet for the purpose of concealing or falsifying information of public significance, disseminating knowingly unreliable information under the disguise of reliable messages;
2) the dissemination of information for the purpose of discrediting a citizen or some categories of citizens on the basis of sex, age, race or ethnicity, language, religion, trade, place of residence and work and also in connection with their political convictions.
3. The blogger is entitled to:
1) freely search, receive, transmit and disseminate information by any method in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation;
2) set out on his website or website page on the Internet his personal judgements and assessment with an indication of his name or pseudonym;
3) place or allow the placement on his website or website page on the Internet texts and/or other materials of other users of the Internet, unless the placement of such texts and/or other materials contravenes the legislation of the Russian Federation;
4) disseminate advertisements on an onerous basis in keeping with the civil legislation, Federal Law No. 38-FZ of March 13, 2006 on Advertisement on his website or website page on the Internet.
4. An abuse of the right of disseminating generally accessible information that has manifested itself as breach of the provisions of Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the present article shall entail criminal, administrative or another liability in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
5. On his website or website page on the Internet the blogger shall place his name and initials and an e-mail address for sending legal-significance messages to him.
6. On his website or website page on the Internet the blogger shall place immediately after receiving a court’s decision that has become final and contains demand for its being published on the website or website page.
7. The owners of websites on the Internet who have registered as network editions in accordance with Law of the Russian Federation No. 2124-I of December 27, 1991 on Mass Media are not bloggers.
8. The federal executive governmental body carrying out the functions of control and supervision in the field of mass media, mass communications, information technologies and telecom shall keep a register of the websites and/or website pages on the Internet on which generally accessible information is placed and to which access exceeds 3,000 users of the Internet per day. For the purpose of ensuring the formation of the register of websites and/or website pages on the Internet the federal executive governmental body carrying out the functions of control and supervision in the field of mass media, mass communications, information technologies and telecom:
1) shall organise the monitoring of websites and website pages on the Internet;
2) shall endorse a methodology for assessing the number of users of a website or website page on the Internet per day;
3) has the right of requesting from organisers of dissemination of information on the Internet, bloggers and other persons the information required for keeping such register. Within 10 days after receiving a request from the federal executive governmental body carrying out the functions of control and supervision in the field of mass media, mass communications, information technologies and telecom said persons shall provide the information so requested.
9. In the event of detection in information-telecommunication networks, for instance on the Internet, of a website or website page which contain generally accessible information and to which access exceeds 3,000 users of the Internet per day, including the consideration of relevant applications of citizens or organisations, the federal executive governmental body carrying out the functions of control and supervision in the field of mass media, mass communications, information technologies and telecom:
1) shall include said website or website page on the Internet in the register of the websites and/or website pages on the Internet on which generally accessible information is placed and to which access exceeds 3,000 users of the Internet per day;
2) shall identify the hosting provider or the other person which ensures the placement of the website or website page on the Internet;
3) shall send to the hosting provider or the person mentioned in Item 2 of the present part a notice in electronic form in Russian and English concerning the need for provision of details allowing to identify the blogger;
4) shall record the date and time of dispatch of the notice to the hosting provider or the person mentioned in Item 2 of the present part in the relevant information system.
10. Within three working days after receiving the notice mentioned in Item 3 of Part 9 of the present article the hosting provider or the person mentioned in Item 2 of Part 9 of the present article shall provide the information allowing to identify the blogger.
11. Having received the information specified in Item 3 of Part 9 of the present article, the federal executive governmental body carrying out the functions of control and supervision in the field of mass media, mass communications, information technologies and telecom shall send a notice to the blogger informing that his website or website page has been included in the register of the websites and/or website pages on the Internet on which generally accessible information is placed and to which access exceeds 3,000 users of the Internet per day, with reference to the provisions of the legislation of the Russian Federation applicable to said website or website page on the Internet.
12. If during three months access to the website or website page on the Internet is below 3,000 users of the Internet per day that website or that website page on the Internet shall be removed on the blogger’s application from the register of the websites and/or website pages on the Internet on which generally accessible information is placed and to which access exceeds 3,000 users of the Internet per day, with a notice to this effect being sent to the blogger. The given website or website page on the Internet may be removed from that register when no application is filed by the blogger if access to the given website or website page on the Internet during six months is below 3,000 users of the Internet per day.
songscloset: Me with the sun flare on my face. (Default)
2017-03-07 07:21 pm
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This is terrible of me, but sometimes I can't help myself. I'm in a writing group on FB and occasionally it produces gems of nuttiness.

Someone just posted this, with no other information.

Hi all. I've looked up references but I can't seem to find any good ones, what would clothes would you give a character who loves music? She's not the type to wear dress, she's not shy but she's afraid to speak up if she thinks something is wrong. She's friendly and loves to help people. Music and sound is a strong part of her life.

I ... well, she'll wear clothes in which she's comfortable. Liking music doesn't dictate fashion choices, does it? (If it does, boy have I been doing it all wrong.)