memnus: Cartoon kitten after being sprayed with water (Angry kitten (QoW))
  • I just filled up this box, then turned off NoScript which promptly reloaded the page. It may have also been preventing the page from saving drafts.
  • As far as the State of Washington is concerned, I'm fully qualified to ride a motorcycle! On a whim, Frances and I took the (state-subsidized) Basic Rider Safety Course, the one that assumes no experience on anything heavier than a bicycle. Despite the rain, and despite my dropping the bike just before the actual test (oooooooops) we both passed! Now I keep looking at Craigslist to drool over bikes that I'd be too terrified to ride. No way in hell will my first bike be something I'll feel guilty about putting a few dings in.
  • After having it pointed out that my lunches were a bit skimpy, I've added "eat enough food at all costs" to the self-care list. So far the only difference I've noticed is not getting hungry at 4:30 every day, which is probably actually a pretty big step. It does lead to unfortunate things like last night's Cheese Bomb Lasagna, but at this point (especially coming into the winter) that beats the alternative.
  • I kinda want a script that picks one of my blog tags and throws it at me as a prompt. It could lead to some interesting things.
  • I started knitting a hooded scarf, and eight rows in decided it was too boring. So I'm learning cables on the fly. And buttonholes. I keep doing projects like this, and the only thing I've actually learned is not to do them on a deadline. Those damn curtains...
  • How is trolling not considered a sociopathic act? (And how does the Firefox spell check not recognize "sociopathic"?) It is literally hurting someone -- as many people as possible -- for your own amusement, because they're funny when they're hurt. Yes, offense and anger are pain responses. When did this become okay? Is it just never framed in that context?

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memnus: Pink cat face jumping out of a toaster, animated (Toast! Animated! (S*P))

I haven't often done this. But it's a legitimate idea: air one's intentions, so the expectations become someone else's and more important to live up to. None of these is particularly life-changing, but I think that's a sign I'm close to an ideal life already.

  • Be active. Bike from work at least three times a week; once there's an actual shower in the office, bike to work as well. If the weekends aren't too rainy, bike then too. At least occasionally, pick up something heavy and put it down again.
  • Archery. Did you notice that's among the first things everyone asks if you're still doing? Yeah. Make the answer 'yes'. Get up to Montlake Terrace at least every other week. Figure out an actual way to set up a target in the backyard and use that too. And enter at least one FITA or similar tournament this summer.
  • Play more games. Take at least an hour a week to use that computer taking up space upstairs, and catch up on all the stories that are being told.
  • Be out. Don't go out of the way to protect others' comfort zones. "It's complicated" is a cop-out, all relationships are complicated, and hiding the unconventional ones does no one any favors.
  • Be political. Don't let cynicism turn to despair, and call out bullshit. And done be afraid to release attachment to your own bullshit - pay at least as much attention to your own failings as others'.
  • Make time for chosen family. You've lucked into an arrangement that you could only have dreamed of, so build on that and make it keep working. it will take work, but it will be worth it.
  • And of course, blog more.

Is that too much to ask?

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memnus: Dragon with pigtails and glasses, saying "No sense... in a way that blows your mind?" (That makes no sense! (O&M))
I just upgraded my Dreamwidth account to permanent. I believe in them as a company, and want to see their idea of a user-focused open-source blogging platform continue. I'm also hoping that the sunk cost fallacy will get me to post more, which I suppose starts here.

As I'm sure you've all heard, we're now three weeks away from the Rapture. The date is very specific, but the time is not, so we can narrow it down to the one hour when all time zones are the same day. I have a web site idea that I wish I could have set up six months ago: The May 22nd Fund. People would note whether they think the Rapture will happen or not, and list their preferred charity and pledge any amount of money. On May 22nd, all of the money pledged would be divided among the charities chosen by the side that turns out to be right. The site could collect the pledges in advance, but more likely, would be run on the honor system: on May 22nd, each participant (or participant's estate) would receive a polite email listing a charity and how much they should donate to it.

Sadly, it's far too late to get this set up and gain the proper traction. I'm also certain it wouldn't actually get any pledges actually expecting the Rapture. Still, the reactions would certainly be telling.

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memnus: A stylized galaxy image, with the quote "Eternity lies ahead of us - and behind. Have you drunk your fill?" (Default)
None of the livejournal clients on the android market actually have thee option to comedy to a different server. I user to have one that did, though - but it's not on the market anymore, for no apparent reason. (Besides perhaps the crashes with the hardware keyboard.)

It's still on my nexus one.

This, kids, is why you root your phones.

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memnus: A stylized galaxy image, with the quote "Eternity lies ahead of us - and behind. Have you drunk your fill?" (Default)
I am about to make a filtered post. Since anonymous comments are disallowed on protected entries, this post is for comments to that entry. Anonymous comments are enabled, all comments will be screened, IP addresses are not being logged.
memnus: A stylized galaxy image, with the quote "Eternity lies ahead of us - and behind. Have you drunk your fill?" (Default)
Testing what actually happens with cross-platform user tags and cross-posting.

[personal profile] memnus
[livejournal.com profile] memnus

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memnus: A stylized galaxy image, with the quote "Eternity lies ahead of us - and behind. Have you drunk your fill?" (Default)
That test failed, let's try this one.

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Bok bok

Mar. 15th, 2010 09:31 pm
memnus: A stylized galaxy image, with the quote "Eternity lies ahead of us - and behind. Have you drunk your fill?" (Default)
This is a test of the emergency broadcast chicken crossposting.

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memnus: Cartoon kitten after being sprayed with water (Angry kitten (QoW))
EDIT: The code in question seems to be removed or disabled, or is somehow no longer in effect. People that care a lot more about this than I do are working on it at Internet-speed. Even still, it's not clear how long this went on.

No really. Stop, right now.

Except this one: Here's why. Arguably, that's a link within Livejournal, so you can still click on it. But just stop. It looks like Livejournal is stripping out affiliate codes, silently redirecting through an invisible third site, and otherwise not being good internet citizens.

I've watched Livejournal pull a bunch of stupid shit before, and shrugged, but this breaks it for me. My paid membership will expire, I'll happily upload all my favorite icons to Dreamwidth, and probably start sending money over there too. I may even start posting again, but don't get your hopes up on that one.

If anyone has found the magic recipe for piping memnus.livejournal.com/friends to memnus.dreamwidth.com/read, including all items that the viewer should be allowed to see, I'd appreciate it, and I imagine others would too.

I hope that this will all get reversed, and maybe even we'll get an apology ambiguously-worded news post saying they hadn't thought through all the consequences of their actions. But I don't think even that will bring me back. This move crosses a line. All the previous shit has been sketchy, whether in privacy, or abuse of power, but not measurable. This time, it's outright theft.

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memnus: Dave Davenport and Lovelace with quotes from Alice In Wonderland (We're All Mad Here (Narbonic))
Oh spirits, you are welcome here
Of comfort, friendship, joy, and warmth
Of kindness, mirth, and happy times,
Come in.

Take shelter in our humble walls,
Keep company with those within.
To you, we open now our hearts,
Come in.

There's more stewing in my brain around this, though it's not wanting to put itself to words. I remember that writing didn't used to be this agonizing. Yet all I seem to have recently is Twitter-level blather.

(Speaking of, do people hate/mind/ignore/appreciate/crave my loudtwitter spamming?)

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The hell?

Mar. 17th, 2008 08:34 pm
memnus: A stylized galaxy image, with the quote "Eternity lies ahead of us - and behind. Have you drunk your fill?" (Default)
I can post from AIM?

EDIT: Is that all the AIM bot can do? That's silly.

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memnus: Zombie on fire, screenshot from Half-Life 2 (I HAZ A FEVR)
Oh, and? I'm amazed there can be something as spammy as [livejournal.com profile] thequestionclub. I have a bad habit of checking friendsfriends, and it's reached the point where it's hard to find anything else there. I'm seriously seeing sixteen thequestionclub posts as opposed to four not.

One of you wades through all that on your friends list?

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memnus: Zombie on fire, screenshot from Half-Life 2 (I HAZ A FEVR)
I have obviously been playing too much Half-Life 2. (It's for a class! I can stop any time I want! I'll have to eventually anyway!) Even more obviously, my GIMP priveleges should be revoked after a certain hour.

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memnus: A stylized galaxy image, with the quote "Eternity lies ahead of us - and behind. Have you drunk your fill?" (Eternity lies ahead)
This journal is five years old today. Yey.

And what a five years it's been. Seriously, the hell?

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memnus: Ray tracing of three bars passing through a sphere (graphics)
Useless crap ) The only part of that I think you should care about is that I'm now on Skype, as truememnus. No idea who took memnus; whoever it is has no profile information at all.

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memnus: Green-eyed person hiding under covers (Hiding in bed (QoW))
I was extremely bored and tired last night.

*sob*

Another sign that my "don't drink alone" policy is a well-planned one.

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memnus: Dave Davenport and Lovelace with quotes from Alice In Wonderland (We're All Mad Here (Narbonic))
"There is no user burning_mudd at LiveJournal.com."

Back to pondering Burning Man again - tempted to make a community with that name, so if anything does happen with putting together a Mudd/Claremont/Etc group for next year... or some following year... there can be a place to gather thoughts about it.

Who'd join if it existed?

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memnus: Red schwa in a yellow circle, quote "We know drama" (East: We Know Drama)
Minor update to my profile, including location change, website change, and link to the following.

Also pseudo-publicked my Google Calendar, which I'm going to try to keep updated with what I have planned. You apparently have to be at least logged into Google to access it, but when you are you should at least now see when I'm busy. Not sure why you'd need to.

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memnus: A stylized galaxy image, with the quote "Eternity lies ahead of us - and behind. Have you drunk your fill?" (Default)
Either I was on crack earlier, or it's been fixed. I'm not seeing it anmore, except on my own, which a login would make sense.

Never mind.

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memnus: Me with my head back and eyes closed (Laid back)
So, we each now have an RSS Atom feed of our LJ entries. A quick test of this shows that it allows anyone to see, perhaps not the entries themselves, but the presence and subjects of locked entries that would perhaps not be otherwise available.

What do you think - good idea, bad idea? The monthly calendar view blocks out the subjects.

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