fuck Putin

Apr. 5th, 2017 01:37 pm
the_siobhan: (Sweetums)
A good breakdown of what the new LJ TOS actually means. (Thanks to Jo for the link.)
https://techno-liberty.info/2017/01/17/russia-server/

I'm going to continue doing what I'm doing, which is posting to DW and cross-posting to LJ. Feel free to friend me in either place.
the_siobhan: (shock and awe)
Welcome to the LJ refugees who have recently stumbled over to Dreamwidth. If I haven't friended you t/here yet, give me a prod and I'll fix that.

I'm really looking forward to seeing DW becoming more active. It's kinda clunky, but seems to be run by nice people.

And to the new people who have just friended me from outta (as far as I can tell) nowhere, hi! Welcome! I promise I'm not very interesting!
the_siobhan: (What Would Johnny Cash Do?)
So I ended up ditching twitter. I ended up finding the format too awkward - any serious discussions end up taking multiple posts and the back-and-forth to see comments was just a pain. So I ended up getting bored and just dropping it.

I ended up signing up for tumblr, mostly because I like reading other peoples'. So if you have a tumblr, let me know in the comments. (I've found a few of you already.) I can't promise I will post much that's original so don't feel like you have to add me back. I'm greymohawk if you do.

And of course I'm still here.
the_siobhan: (goatse)
Axel has dragged me off to beta test a new social media site called Ello.co (https://ello.co/friends). It appears to have the goal of being like FB, but without the ads and the egregious privacy violations.

Pop me a comment if you want an invite.
the_siobhan: (blowfish)
The intermittent block of LJ from work is kind of cramping my style. I can't comment on a lot of posts, so I've started trying to do that from my phone. Which is kind of clunky to say the least. And forget doing it at home, my house is where organization and motivation go to die. It's led to me being somewhat quieter than normal.

In all honestly I got kind of burnt out on social media in general for the last month. I blame Facebook. I am so fucking done with Facebook. I don't know what it is about that medium that seems to bring out the worst in human interaction. It's not like people haven't been dicks to each other since the dawn of the internet, but for some reason it just seems to be the default there instead of the exception. Fukt if I know why. So between shitty stuff happening because of FB, people being overtly shitty to other people on FB, and FB itself being a pretty shit place for any kind of meaningful interaction, fuck that joint. Now I'm just struggling with whether or not to delete my account there. Unfortunately for a lot of people it's their main way of getting in touch, so I dunno. Gah.

So anyway, still mostly here.

Axe & I went to Convergence last month and we realized that the last time we did a proper trip together was four years ago when we went to Utah. We're trying to figure out if we can do a proper vacation this year. It looks like it's going to depend on what happens with his work schedule since that's a bit up in the air at the moment, so we'll see.

House stuff is never ending. The nephew has his own stuff going on, which means he hasn't touched the boxes and boxes and boxes of comics piled up behind the couch. Axe and I fought about it on a regular basis from the day they arrived so finally we put together a plan to get at the very least an inventory list put together, in the hopes that it will make it easier for him to sell them. Which is now making me tear my hair out for different reasons because the numbering system makes ZERO FUCKING SENSE and every single series Fiona collected got rebooted at least three times. But friends pitched in to help out, and we've figured out how to make some room for some of them in the basement where they are elevated and won't get damaged if we have another flood, and also uncovered some boxes of other stuff that can just leave the fucking house now so that's something close to progress.

The other house thing was having to get our kitchen counter replaced because the old one rotted out and the sink was actually falling through it. I'm not even remotely exaggerating.

Occasionally people at work ask me if our renovations are done yet. I laugh, and I laugh.

Oh, and in other news? Hot flashes. What the ever-shitting fuck.

Testing

May. 13th, 2014 04:49 pm
the_siobhan: (goatse)
Testing a phone app for making updates. Please ignore.
the_siobhan: (flying monkeys)
I have developed a loathing for Facebook such that I only log in occasionally to check for messages. (In theory they always get mailed to me. In theory, theory and reality are the same.)

I'm still hanging out here obviously but I've decided to check out Twitter for my instant gratification needs. I've tried that before and failed miserably, so this account might also be abandoned in the corner along with my MySpace and mp3.com passwords, but having it on my phone might change that. So we'll see.

Having said that, are you on Twitter, and do you have any recommendations for feeds to follow?
the_siobhan: (What Would Johnny Cash Do?)
The internet was developed in the US as a military project. How much of the network is still based in the USA? Certainly the English-speaking part, but what about non-English speaking countries? (Like say, Russia.)

I've been thinking about the Net Neutrality issue and wondering what happens if different countries go in different directions on legislation.
the_siobhan: (fortune)
Is there a way of filtering for tags in the archives? I'm looking for entries with the "they're made out of meat!" tag in 2005-2010, and I can't figure out how to do it that isn't just scrolling back manually.
the_siobhan: (Sweetums)
I declined to renew my paid subscription to LJ this time around, so I'm getting to see just how ugly it is when you have to use the default settings.

What's interesting is that apparently I'm an "early adopter" and that means that I have the option of moving to a Plus account where they put ads on the pages. I guess if you've been around for a while they figure you might have some readers. The terms don't tell you much about the ads, but some communities I read have video ads that start playing as soon as you load the page. I couldn't see them before as a paid user, so I guess that's what they're talking about. In return for the ad hosting I can keep some of the features like extra user icons and photo space.

I'm not big on inflicting ads on my friends so I won't be making the switch. I haven't yet decided if my new freeloader status is a permanent change or not. I guess we'll see how much the unpaid version end up annoying me. There's a sweet spot between, "irritating enough that I will pay extra to make them go away," and "irritating enough that I will get pissed off and vow to never give them another dime, the bastards".
the_siobhan: (What Would Jim Carrey Do?)
I've unscreened this just because it's one of the more bizarre spam comments I've ever received.
the_siobhan: (fortune)
I've been mostly hanging out on Face place lately because that seems to be where all the conversations are going on. Except Face place sucks as a medium for conversation. The format discourages lengthy convesations and it scrolls shit out of reach too fast even if you get to see it in the first place. And I don't have the self-discipline to overcome those short-comings.

SO. Cats and pics of my dinner there. Actual talking to people here.

What do you want to talk about?
the_siobhan: (What Would John Constantine Do?)
Mail reader is mostly de-borked. Now I just have to figure out how to get at all those old archives to see if there was anything important in there.

My address book does not appear to be rescuable. If I should have your email can you post it here for me? All responses are screened. (Or I can just go with my default, which is messaging you on FB or using the address listed on your LJ profile.)
the_siobhan: (goth music sucks)
After scanning through several years of past entries I have to admit that it's true.

I'm always pissed off about something.
the_siobhan: It means, "to rot" (Default)
A friend pointed out that the problem with cross-posting to LJ and having comments only enabled here, is that DW is selectively blocked at some work places while LJ is not. (I would assume visa versa is also true.) So since I can't have a commenting window open up there but post to here, I'll just open up posting on both sites.

This post is a test to make sure it works.

I promise all the DW postings will die down soon when everybody has all the bugs worked out. Honest. I promised you the Harry Potter squeeing would die down oh so long ago, and it did, didn't it? So there you go, you can trust me on this.

more meta

Sep. 9th, 2010 10:49 am
the_siobhan: (Professor Fly)
So I can crosspost all DW posts to LJ easily enough. My last post allowed commenting only on the DW site and I'm debating whether or not to keep it that way. It makes things easier for me to have all responses in one place, but more of a pain for those who only have LJ.

Is there a way to set it up so that clicking the comment link on LJ opens the post in DW? I'm guessing not. And how do you include the footer that tells you how many comments there are already?

[ETA] I just realized I had the commenting set to only allow people with DW accounts. I've changed it to allow anonymous comments.
the_siobhan: It means, "to rot" (Default)
Now that enough people have emmigrated from LJ to make it worth while moving my account, I'm going to start doing most of my posting here.

Might take me a little while to get the place tidy, so bear with me.

I exist

May. 2nd, 2009 11:34 pm
the_siobhan: It means, "to rot" (Default)
OK, I have my account set up. So far so good.

Nothing else is going to happen until I get back from my trip but this wee flag in the ground and "I claim this planet in the name of Zygos."

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