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Also... [22 Mar 2008|04:29pm]
[ mood | uncomfortable ]

I'm not feeling motivated enough to point out all of the things SUP has done/is doing. It's out there already (admittedly along with a lot of other misunderstanding & crap). I'm keeping this journal for now to keep in touch with friends here, and will still comment here & there on friends' journals. As for future posts of my own, look for me on DeadJournal, InsaneJournal, and MySpace.

(I can't promise posts on DeadJournal will always be of a particularly coherent nature, though. :P)

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After the "Content Strike" [22 Mar 2008|01:33pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

I know that there are some out there who have offered rebuttals to the "Content Strike". Following are my two cents:

1. Indeed, an actual "strike" intends to place pressure on an offending company until such time as a resolution to one's complaint is achieved. I understand this. I wanted to express my opinion of the recent events in this way, regardless.

2. One might notice that none of the perceived organisers of the "Content Strike" are on my f-list. I didn't do this out of peer pressure; rather, I expect that a number of people who are on my f-list are probably wondering WTH I'm on about, in these last two posts.

In short, my reasons, and my choice, to participate are my own. One might assume that because I have a basic (free) account, I have nothing to offer LJ. Outside of whatever content I provide, I also make purchases online and therefore have a value in advertising dollars. Life isn't as simple as "the advertisers pay them" and "yours isn't a paid/ad-supported account so you have no value to them". Whether one's account is paid, ad-supported, or basic (free) has little impact on whether one will patronise the advertisers, and therefore justify their use of LJ as an advertising medium.

Further, even if I don't buy a product myself, that doesn't stop me from referring someone else who will. What will stop me (and has) are the practices of the company in question, and the quality of the product and/or service they provide.

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Content Strike, Mar 21st [20 Mar 2008|07:18pm]
[ mood | pissed off ]

While the content on this journal tends to be cyclic and sporadic (reflecting my/our cyclical nature of being), tomorrow's lack of content will be utterly deliberate- a content strike.

This thread... well, I think anything I might have to say has probably already been said, and better, in the comments that other LJers have left regarding a move on the part of the new owners of LJ, one that was neither announced nor well-explained, to remove the ability to make new basic (free & ad-free) accounts.

If they'd 1. actually announced it, and 2. simply said it was a revenue-based business decision, I might not be so irritated pissed off. That they compounded this lack of announcement with a follow-up that all-too-readily implies they think their content providers are mentally deficient simply adds to my distaste.

While I rather hope that the new owners will actually improve their relations with the community, I'm not holding my breath. The idea of jumping ship currently holds appeal. We'll see.

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update on the Tegretol [26 Oct 2007|09:15am]
[ mood | grumpy ]

Well, I can't recall if drowsiness was noted, because looking it up reminded me of sommit the psychiatrist said about calling him if I noticed a rash. I hadn't even thought about it for a couple of days, with my allergies; yes, I've had a rash for 3... no, 4 days now (usually 2 days of benadryl is enough to clear my normal allergies up). I called his office yesterday, and he wasn't in, so now I'm waiting to hear back. Time to try a different med. *grumble*

Part of my brain longs for a day of commonplace, affordable genetic profiling, where you just go in once a week/month/whatever for a shot to clear up your major issues & be done with it. The paranoid part of my brain, however, is now stalking that first part with duct tape & some rope.

And then, to make my day compleat, there was the visit to the dentist. I think I could buy a used car for the amount he wants to charge. If you include the optional crown work on the second estimate he gave me, I know I could buy a used car (a pretty good one, too).

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Doldrums [24 Oct 2007|01:41pm]
[ mood | lethargic ]

I can't be the only one who hits the doldrums about an hour before lunch. I was sorting through my email last night, and joining some survey sites (no, none of them "pay us to tell you how to get money" things). I wanted to pick back up with it today, and I just can't find the energy right now to do anything but stare at my screen. I almost didn't even *yaaawn* make this post.

I expect I'll pick up some after lunch. Also, I may look up Tegretol after lunch, assuming that perks me up, and see if drowsiness is a noted side effect. I seem to be more tired, lately, and that's one of the few things I've changed about my routine.

Nothing else to report, at the moment. Nothing else I can think of, at least. *chuckle*

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oh, it hurts, it hurts... rofl [25 Apr 2007|09:33pm]
[ mood | rotflmao ]

So of course I have to share... another bit of weirdness on YouTube.

[edit] ...and I also stumbled across the original video for Dragostea Din Tei (aka the Numa Numa song).

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more meme-sheepage [03 Jan 2007|08:13pm]
[ mood | restless ]

baa.Collapse )

Mood weirdness and cabin fever. I'm looking forward to getting out of the house this weekend. Must find a new futon frame, preferably under $50, as the old one has a cracked timber along the spine.

I find myself wondering whether I should try to find small graphic design projects to do for friends, or friends of friends. I've been spending a lot of time lately puttering around in Adobe Photoshop, tinkering with pics for NWN. I also used to spend a lot of time scouring the web for interesting images, borders, and miscellany to assemble into CD sleeves for myself.

Alright, time to post this before I muck around & lose everything I've entered by picking at my mouse buttons.

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What, me remember? [30 Dec 2006|12:44pm]
Ok, I promised to post a post-surgery update, and I forgot. For those that want to know what surgery I had, look behind the cut. If you don't, just know it was an outpatient surgery intended to alleviate some intense pain I was having periodically.Collapse ) Thus far, all seems to have gone well; spent the first few days after the surgery looped out on percocet.

As anyone who saw me at obsidiangryphon's party will have figured out, I'm feeling pretty well recovered. My back is still an issue, of course, but it always will be, I suppose. On the topic of the party: my thanks to the wonderful hosts, and to all the friends that I haven't seen in way too long. I had a great time! Thanks also to all the folks that helped find the pill I dropped in the living room. (klutz!)

I danced a little, sang a little, did some belly shots off of some decidedly lovely bellies, sampled several different drinks, and took off my shirt... and hopefully entertained some people in the process of one or more of the above. It was fantastic to see everyone again, and I wish everyone a wonderful and prosperous New Year!
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dungeon crawling... [18 Sep 2006|12:10am]

I died in the Dungeon of Apokryfae

I was killed in a foul-smelling alcove by the wrath of Dong Bao, whilst carrying...

the Shield of Guitarjen, the Wand of Night, the Dagger of Laughingoakman, the Amulet of Exavieor666 and 110 gold pieces.

Score: 67

Explore the Dungeon of Apokryfae and try to beat this score,
or enter your username to generate and explore your own dungeon...
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collage thingie (found via Vince) NSFW [17 Sep 2006|07:11pm]
Read more...Collapse )
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stolen from selestialblue [17 Sep 2006|03:16am]
Your Life Is Worth...

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linkishness [17 Sep 2006|03:01am]
[ mood | sated ]

Things I found online y'day...

The Lion Sleeps Tonight (video)
Geography Challenge (interactive)
Supernova via Lite Brite (video)

p.s. If you love Sudoku & still want to have a life, never put it on your PDA. It's far too late for me...

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I suppose... [21 Aug 2006|09:32pm]
[ mood | confused ]

1. that I ought to check my email more often
2. that I might consider checking/posting to LJ more often than every 3 months...

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Coming up for air... [13 Feb 2006|08:31am]
[ mood | tired ]

There are times that waking up from a dream feels almost precisely like having been underwater too long. Surfacing, feeling like one's lungs simply can't take in sufficient oxygen quickly enough. This was how I woke, this morning.

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weather [06 Jan 2006|04:02am]
[ mood | insomniac ]

The cold front is moving into our area tonight, and the temperatures are expected to drop to or below freezing for at least the next two nights. This isn't the norm for Florida, even in the middle of winter, so the freeze advisories include tips on dressing for the weather. You know you live in Florida, when....

I blame this all on my beloved.

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Cultura de malversation [03 Jan 2006|08:12pm]
[ mood | uncomfortable ]

"Hammer" with mythical powers
US fraud lobbyist pleads guilty
UN concern at Guantanamo feeding

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random thought for the hour... [30 Dec 2005|10:22am]
[ mood | amused ]

"There is no 'I' in 'team'."

Yes, but there IS an "I" in "quality" and if you want it, you'd do best to remember that. :-P

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perque es ille...? [27 Dec 2005|07:18pm]
[ mood | confused ]

Perque personas crede que le parola "intergenere" descibe mi preferentias sexual? Mi preferentias es descibite via parlante io es pansexual. Parlar io es intergenere es parlar io es ambe masculin e feminin, ma no solmente un o le altere. Parlar io es intergenere no es parlar alicun cosa de mi preferentias sexual.

In English, for the Interlingua impaired...Collapse )

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Salute! [25 Dec 2005|02:19am]
[ mood | tired ]

Io desira per omnes un Felice Natal, e un bon, salve, e prospere Anno Nove!

(I wish for all a Merry Christmas, and a good, safe, and prosperous New Year!)

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in altere novas... [22 Dec 2005|10:35am]
[ mood | rushed ]

Santa Worm Hits Messaging Networks

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