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Summary for the week ending Aug 20, 2017

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending August 20th, 2017.

On Thursday of last week I held the first Reader’s Theatre in voice chat. I was the only person to show up, so I read some selections to myself and the library cats. I did make a recording, which I’ll probably put up on the blog as a podcast and as a video up on the library’s YouTube channel. I definitely prove I didn’t rehearse, but, hey, that just means it was exactly what I said it would be!

I probably will do a few more, even if it’s just me doing them. But if it’s just me then there’s not much reason to do them in voice chat. Realistically, if it’s just me reading, then recording them directly, instead of through voice chat, would be better quality. Might as well try a few more anyway, either way, though.

Got ideas of what you’d want to attend or participate in as far as events over in voice chat? Also, if you are interested in hosting or being a guest for an event, interview, class, or soever in voice chat get in touch and let’s talk about getting things going!

I’ve been getting a few submissions for Magick, Music and Ritual 13! I still need more to make an album, so, you know, get on that or let others know! Also, there’s GIT COMMIT GLITCH, the Odd Order anthology too, for which I haven’t gotten any submissions yet.

Lots of new pages and work on old pages on the site, which is pretty much every week, really. You can always check the front page of the site which shows the most recent changes and new pages, or check out the Recent Changes special page for a full list.

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Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last week

Some top pages at the library

Some top posts on social media

Some top posts on the BBS

Summary for the week ending Aug 13, 2017

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending August 13th, 2017.

Be sure to mark your calendar for Reader’s Theatre on Aug 17th in voice chat at 7pm Pacific. Check out the post about it for more, but come with a selection you want to read and join in!

Also, thinking ahead and to start people thinking about it, are you interested in hosting or being a guest for an event, interview, class, or soever in voice chat? Get in touch and let’s talk about getting things going!

Over on the nascent email list, I appear to have passed my 93 subscriber goal. So … um, now I’ve got to actually do something with it. I’ve sent a couple emails to the list already, but I’ll start thinking about doing something regularly. Still not entirely sure what it will be. Why not head on over, subscribe to the list, and we’ll find out together!

Lots of new pages and work on old pages on the site, which is pretty much every week, really. You can always check the front page of the site which shows the most recent changes and new pages, or check out the Recent Changes special page for a full list.

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Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last week

Some top pages at the library

Some top posts on social media

Some top posts on the BBS

Summary for the week ending Aug 6, 2017

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending August 6th, 2017.

I’ve updated the post where I describe the submissions process for writing an article, story, or review for the library blog. I updated the post to reflect more clearly what actual happens, as opposed to what I thought would happen at the time I wrote it originally. Also, I’ve added a new blurb about compensation, which was on the pitch form itself, but wasn’t clearly described in the post. Do consider reading through that and then heading over to pitch your idea for the library blog!

This week, I also announced a very similar open and rolling call for pitch ideas for submissions to Rigaroga’s Odd Order blog, created an online form for pitching ideas, and posted a nearly identical submissions process description to the Odd Order blog. If you’re into nerdish geekery, check that out and consider pitching an idea!

Over the last week, I’ve been informally hanging out on the Hrmtc Underground voice chat server in the mornings while I work on the site, for what I’ve been calling “office hours”. I’ve had a couple of conversations so far in text, but no one’s jumped into voice. Come on over and say howdy! Also, be sure to mark your calendar for Reader’s Theatre on Aug 17th in voice chat at 7pm Pacific.

Also, are you interested in hosting an event, interview, class, or soever in voice chat? Get in touch and let’s talk about getting that going!

Lots of new pages and work on old pages this week, which is pretty much every week for me, really. You can always check the front page of the site which shows the most recent changes and new pages, or check out the Recent Changes special page for a full list.

Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last week

Some top pages at the library

Some top posts on social media

Some top posts on the BBS

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Summary for the week ending Jul 30, 2017

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending July 30th, 2017.

The big news for the week is that I’ve suddenly got a plethora of broadband options up here. Not only did the teleco that can’t figure out customer service manage to show up and do an install, but completely out of the blue I’ve got previously-unavailable LTE on my cell phone! Cell phone tethering with LTE is now an actual option, and it is almost equivalent to my new DSL; but, it turns out that there’s an even better DSL option possible. Turns out that since I’m, seriously, less than 100 feet from the DSLAM, I have an option that is significantly better. I’m currently at 20 down / 1 up, but the other option, if I can manage to get any customer service from someone other than the install tech, is 50 down / 6 up; which is good enough to possibly even start streaming again!

But, now that I’ve got reliable broadband, I’ve got options that weren’t available before. For one thing, I’ve been informally hanging out on the Hrmtc Underground voice chat server in the mornings while I work on the site. Come on over and check that out!

You may recall I’ve talked about what voice chat could develop into if people are interested in it. Now it’s possible to officially do regular “open office hours” while I work on the site. The idea was that I’d sit in voice chat while working on the site, which is most days, from early morning until afternoon. Other ideas possible now are to have call in talk shows or presentations, which I think would be fun. Voice chat is also a cool way we could do Reader’s Theatre. I could record any of those so there’d be an archive of them to post. Anyhow, there’s lots of ideas unique to voice chat, distinct from the site or blog or various and sundry social media accounts or BBS, that could happen, if there are people interested enough to make that a thing.

I realize I’ve not yet created an icon for the voice chat, other than the generic Hrmtc Underground mutant Abraxas. I’ll have to think about that!

So, yeah, head over. Create an account and let’s see what we can make happen!

My secret door project went SNAFU when I found out the bolts for the casters for the bottom of the bookshelf/door turned out to be too short.

So, completing that will have to wait until I’ve got new, longer bolts. Bummer, but it will still happen!

This coming week will be mostly above 100° at the library. When I saw that I rushed to pull the ancient non-functional AC and replaced it with an AC I had in storage. I’ve got it all installed in a temporary way for now.

It looks totally janky, but I used it yesterday and it worked pretty well with outside being around 90°. Hopefully, it will still work well when it gets above 100° and even, according to the latest forecast, over 110° on Thursday. The library cats and I will probably survive. Wish us luck!

Lots of new pages and work on old pages this week, which is pretty much every week for me, really. You can always check the front page of the site which shows the most recent changes and new pages, or check out the Recent Changes special page for a full list.

Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last week

Some top pages at the library

Some top posts on social media

Some top posts on the BBS

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Summary for the week ending Jul 23, 2017

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending July 23rd, 2017.

Lots of new pages and work on old pages this week, which is pretty much every week for me, really.

It’s been quite warm here at the library, so the cats and I have all been up really early to get work done before things begin to roast. This winter I closed off a main downstairs room to help channel heat, and haven’t opened that back up yet. I have decided to build a secret door from a bookshelf over the entrance so that I can keep it blocked off when necessary, but also get into it. Sure, okay, a regular door would work too, but … a bookshelf that is also secret door! How could I not? Anyhow, the point is that it’s cooler down there. And, it’s space I’ve not used for anything other than storage for months, that I should, maybe, sort (it’s actually all, but a for a couple, my books down there too, still packed up, so there’s that.). Plus, I know the library cats miss chasing each other down there for a bit of variety from chasing each other everywhere else.

I might, maybe, I really don’t know, be getting broadband installed this week? They’ve missed 2 other install appointments already without getting in contact at all, so I have no idea. At this point, I’m amusing myself with whether they’ll ever. It would be nice to ditch the craptastic unreliable and expensive satellite, but I’m now completely convinced that service from these other titans of customer service will be abysmal, if the install experience is any indication. Oh, well. I continue to do what I can with what I have until I have something different!

You can always check the front page of the site which shows the most recent changes and new pages, or check out the Recent Changes special page for a full list.

Also, hey, what’s going on over here?

Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last week

Some top pages at the library

Some top posts on social media

Some top posts on the BBS

Want to write for Hermetic Library? Pitch your Idea! Be sure to check out the actual Hermetic Library, and become a Patron!.

Summary for the week ending Jul 16, 2017

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending July 16th, 2017.

Mostly working steadily each day on the site, as I do, this week. You can always check the front page of the site which shows the most recent changes and new pages, or check out the Recent Changes special page for a full list.

The library passed 14,000 followers on Twitter recently, so that’s pretty cool. As always, I’m glad for all the new and old followers following along.

Here’s the 14th hexagram from Aleister Crowley’s I Ching

Here’s a quote from Aleister Crowley’s The Cry of the 14th Aethyr

Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last week

Some top pages at the library

Some top posts on social media

Some top posts on the BBS

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Summary for the week ending Jul 9, 2017

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending July 9th, 2017.

Lots of work, mostly focused on the site, this week. But, I’d mentioned previously the new options for pages in languages other than English, and I did a big push to add some Gérard Encausse materials in the original French and translated to English. I haven’t seen his work available online before, except there are some French language PDFs that appear some places, some of which seem to have disappeared.

I worked on transcribing and translating the first couple resources of many to come. You can check out the start of pages for Encausse’s French language Traité Méthodique de Science Occulte and the English translation Methodical Treatise on Occult Science. I’ve only gotten through the front matter, preface and introduction so far, but I think that will give you an idea of how awesome this could become.

I should note that I have what I think is a peculiar taste in translation. I am always bothered when translations use completely different words, with completely different roots, and scrambled structures from the originals. So, you will find that I’ve tried to stay very close to the feel of the original French language in my English rendition. I think it is great to be able to feel the same flow of language as the original author’s source material instead of something written as if the destination rendition was the author’s native language. Perhaps you’ll agree with me on how that feels better. Or not.

However, there’s so much work that can be done along these lines that there’s really no way I’ll make fast progress on these translation efforts. There’s room for many people that are interested in working on a language mirror, who can have a login to some or all of a language namespace to add mirrors of existing documents on the English site. Other documents, such as those that originate in the language, like these Encausse materials in French or Pessoa’s Mensagem (apparently the only work of his to appear originally?!) in Portuguese, but don’t yet appear in English, can be added and then translated into English as well.

Like I needed more work, right? And, let’s be completely honest: I’m punching way above my weight-class by attacking a project of transcribing French and then translating to English. I’m nowhere near even close to being fluent in French. But, fortune favours the bold, eh, wot? C’est vrai, non?

Well, there it is anyway, proof of concept for now, given how only the smallest bit of progress has been made, but still I think and feel it very awesome to be able to offer these materials at all, even if it takes forever to realize a full work transcribed and translated!

If you watch the recent changes on the front page or subscribe to the RSS, you’ll also have noticed some other completely new material as well as a lot of the ongoing updates and fixing import cruft that I’m up to full time already.

I keep burning the candle at both ends, adding new material and improving the old.

So much to do! But also so much progress! Huzzah!

Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last week

Some top pages at the library

Some top posts on social media

Some top posts on the BBS

Want to write for Hermetic Library? Submit your Pitch! Be sure to check out the actual Hermetic Library, and become a Patron!.