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May. 20th, 2009 07:29 am
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Was offered a Dreamwidth account code (Thanks!), and am trying it out. I wonder how to transfer old posts. I wonder if comments get copied too. I guess I will find out.

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May. 20th, 2009 07:29 am
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Was offered a Dreamwidth account code (Thanks!), and am trying it out. I wonder how to transfer old posts. I wonder if comments get copied too. I guess I will find out.
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Announcing the arrival of LJ Friend O' The Day!

1. Reply to this entry if you want me to tell you how cool you are!
2. Watch my journal over the next few days for a post just about you and why you rock my socks.
3. Post these instructions in your journal and give your friends a much needed dose of love and adoration!.
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via [livejournal.com profile] gizelnort

What has surprised you the most about me (if anything) since joining my flist? Was anything completely unexpected or have I always fit the picture of me you have in your head? Post this in your own journal and see how you have surprised people!
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via [livejournal.com profile] aular

1. There are 30 questions (except they're not really questions)
2. Answer each question with one name from your LJ friends list.
3. Next to each number, write only the name of the person who fits.
4. Don't tell the questions to anyone who isn't doing the meme.

Comment to get the questions, but then you have to answer the questions yourself and post them in your journal.

Some of these were a slight stretch, but the meme says to pick one for each, so here goes:
1. [livejournal.com profile] folkmew
2. [livejournal.com profile] sorcycat
3. [livejournal.com profile] rogueeditor
4. [livejournal.com profile] folkmew
5. [livejournal.com profile] theshunnter
6. [livejournal.com profile] thecranewife
7. [livejournal.com profile] gillan
8. [livejournal.com profile] xsaltyx
9. [livejournal.com profile] presterjon
10. [livejournal.com profile] gillan
12. [livejournal.com profile] birdofparadox
13. [livejournal.com profile] tlatoani
14. [livejournal.com profile] cornellbox
15. [livejournal.com profile] theliel
16. [livejournal.com profile] cpl_hicks
17. [livejournal.com profile] orogeny2000
18. [livejournal.com profile] pattimst3k
19. [livejournal.com profile] slammer2012
20. [livejournal.com profile] therck
21. [livejournal.com profile] tlatoani
22. [livejournal.com profile] theshunter?
23. [livejournal.com profile] cherydactyl
24. [livejournal.com profile] tlatoani
25. [livejournal.com profile] birdofparadox
26. [livejournal.com profile] illyaa
27. [livejournal.com profile] gizelnort
28. [livejournal.com profile] charliesmum
29. [livejournal.com profile] illyaa
30. Curiosity killed the cat, but you're not a cat, are you?

FYI

Sep. 8th, 2008 09:51 am
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I created feeds on lj for many of the foodblogs of MLFB foodblogger attendees and invitees. Here's a list of ones I have made so far:

[livejournal.com profile] 4obsessionsfeed
[livejournal.com profile] dianadyerfeed
[livejournal.com profile] doghillfeed
[livejournal.com profile] hungrymassesrss
[livejournal.com profile] thefarmersmarke
[livejournal.com profile] unabuonaforch

I did this for my own convenience, so I will get notified on my livejournal friends page when new entries are posted, but I thought other lj users might be interested in having these in their friends page too. If I missed one you would lie me to add, please let me know. It's a perk of having a paid account that I am happy to exercise. :)

And, one that already existed that might be of interest: [livejournal.com profile] kitchen_chick

Edited to correct the idea that I made the kitchen chick feed, 'cause I didn't.
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Last weekend, I was honored to be invited to a Lady Food Blogger's Potluck Picnic by my friend [livejournal.com profile] pattimst3k. I felt rather like a posuer among the invitees, as they included many local food bloggers and group founders who post much more about food than I. I think I have maybe 15 food posts in several years' worth of this journal.

In any case, I dithered and dithered about what to bring, but eventually settled on raspberry lemonade and a green salad with grilled chicken. The lemonade was as easy as possible: I just added some washed and bruised raspberries from the farmers' market to a pitcher of lemonade. The salad was because I hadn't seen much for entrees amongst the dishes that were being planned, and I figured I needed some protein so I wasn't eating only carbs, and there might be other people who felt the same. The chicken had been marinating for a couple of days and needed to be grilled anyway. The marinade included some sage and winter savory from [livejournal.com profile] therck's garden, freshly ground black pepper, lemon juice, some lime marmalade that I wanted to use up, and some balsamic vinegar. The salad was a simple one of romaine and red leaf lettuces, baby peppers cut into rings, sweet onions in slivers and sunflower seeds for some texture. I took two dressings, a simple mustard-based french vinaigrette and a lemon-thyme vinegrette.

There was a delicious cous cous dish, delicious spreads (goat cheese with honey and herbs and a bean spread) with good bread, a chard custard dish, a wonderful bean dish with oodles of garlic, barbecue beef, fried sage leaves (yum!), a green salad with fresh lettuce from the Ann Arbor Community Farm, herbal tea, a red currant tart, an olive oil cake with balsamic plums on the side, a cherry pie, and amazing company of people to talk to. I had a complete and utter blast. I am sure I am forgetting some of the food, so please accept my apologies if I left out a mention of your dish, and please correct me!

Here's the blog list of the attendees:
http://www.thefarmersmarketer.com/
http://communityfarmkitchen.blogspot.com/
http://thym-thym.blogspot.com/ (64 sq ft kitchen)
http://dianadyer.blogspot.com/
http://4obsessions.blogspot.com/
http://thehungrymasses.blogspot.com/
http://eatclosetohome.wordpress.com/
http://fruitcakeornuts.blogspot.com/
http://groups.google.com/group/local-food-workgroup?hl=en
http://a2eatwrite.blogspot.com/
http://motherskitchen.blogspot.com/
[livejournal.com profile] pattimst3k

Also, I note with satisfaction the LJ news posted today that LiveJournal has reinstated the Basic level for new accounts. It is again possible to start a new LiveJournal account without dealing with ads and without paying a fee. Yay!
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How the heck do you remove obsolete tags from your tag cloud once they get in there? I am at a loss.

x-posted to [livejournal.com profile] ljgenie
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Several of my lj-friends are talking about taking their blogging off of LiveJournal to various places, due to the recent stupidity of the new LJ inc. If you don't know what I am talking about, you can follow some of the links below to get a better summary than I can manage, but suffice to say I would be very sad to see the friends I have here scattered to the four winds, which seems quite possible. I can't tell you how glad I am that I did not succumb to the temptation to purchase a permanent account during the last sale. I am debating re-upping my paid account, but am leaning towards doing so before my upcoming April anniversary date. Unless the community disintegrates before then, anyway.

Here's something to do, more for active posters than people who just read from here; I don't know how effective it might be. I plan to participate, though it's going to be a bit hard. In fact, I plan to just plain stay away, both to avoid temptation and so that the content that's already here isn't viewed by me. (And if you ask me, it would be funny if the strike continued until Easter Sunday, with it starting on Good Friday. But anyway.) See the announcement below:



For those of you who don't already know, there has been a strike scheduled for Friday, March 21st, 2008, during which we hope to have many members of LiveJournal provide LJ with absolutely no content for twenty-four hours. This means no posting and no commenting. If you post elsewhere and have it set up to be posted through a feed on LiveJournal, don't do it. Stay away from LiveJournal for twenty-four hours. That can't be too hard, can it? I know some of you are probably quite active on LiveJournal and will find it hard to stay away for an entire day, just as I will, but this is something that needs to be done, to show the people running LiveJournal that we're watching the changes they are making, that we're paying attention, that we're discontent, and that we want to be heard and taken in to consideration. We are not simply users who can be tossed to the side and ignored. We are the people who make up LiveJournal. Without us, without the content we create, without our words, our voices, our creativity, our participation, there would be no LiveJournal. This is a fact, and it needs to be realized and understood and then taken in to consideration when making decisions regarding the way that LiveJournal is run. The strike is only a few days away, so there isn't all too much time to prepare. While this is unfortunate, it isn't enough to keep this strike from taking place. It will take place, the second it is meant to, and it would be best to have as many people take part as possible. Please, spread the word. Spread it fast. There are only a few days to organize this. If you find that you care about LiveJournal or care about the people you interact with on LiveJournal or simply want it to remain a place where you can entertain yourself without constant censorship and money-hungry practices being thrown in without the consideration of those who use the service, act now. If you don't wish to spread the word, that is fine, but please: refrain from using LiveJournal on Friday, March 21st. Do something else for a change. It's for a good cause. (:

For background on this strike and why it is being held, please read the following posts:
http://beckyzoole.livejournal.com/394838.html
http://beckyzoole.livejournal.com/395310.html

To find out exactly when the strike begins and ends, depending on where you are located, please see this:
http://beckyzoole.livejournal.com/395125.html

What's this about?

* It's about free and ad-free LiveJournal accounts being abolished for new members, ignoring the advice from the newly-formed Advisory Board.
* It's about LJ staff trying to sneak this decision in under the radar, and when people found out, telling the users it was done 'to make the signup process less confusing'.
* It's about LJ staff failing to apologize for trying to hide the facts from view and for lying about the actual reasons for their actions.
* And finally, it's about the latest decision to hide certain user interests from the list of Most Popular Interests, some of them being fanfiction, bisexuality, sex and depression. This decision was not announced or explained in any way. Users found out for themselves.


-Copied from the journal of [livejournal.com profile] thecranewife (thanks!)

AND ICONS TO SUPPORT THIS:




ETA:
The lovely and talented [livejournal.com profile] shekkara had pointed out this entry, which is apparently an interview translated from teh Russian original which shows the light in which the owners of LJ view their own user base. Le Sigh.
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[livejournal.com profile] pattimst3k, a newish LJ and now ftf friend, asks this in her blog. (It might as well be a meme...she got it from her friend. And they'll tell two friends, and they'll tell two friends, and so on and so on...)

Anyway, here's what I wrote on the subject, enhanced. Cut to save you from reading my rambly proto-essay. )
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I am proud to have been an inspiration to my eco-blogging friend, [livejournal.com profile] cornellbox.

See the article I helped inspire.

Spot On

Sep. 5th, 2007 08:52 am
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Izzy is my hero.
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I had been thinking about buying a permanent account when the sale was first promoted some weeks ago.

But after thinking about it some more, I decided not to. It would take more than seven years for me to reap a financial benefit for paying up front. In net terms, that is an eon.

I'm sure I would use all the extra icons, since I have many yanked icons. They are just waiting for me to have space to use them. But I'm not going to pay for extra icons.

I'm happy to support LJ with my paid account. It's a service I use and love. I don't assume that the service will be around for eight years, that it will be in the same form in eight years, or that I will still be using it in eight years. I probably will, but things do change. Too much is uncertain about what exactly I get for my $150 in the future.

LJ/Six Apart is a private company. They can do whatever they darn well please under their TOS, because, like many such documents, it's subject to change. It currently has language saying they will host your journal until such time as they are "unwilling" to do so. Big honking loopholes for a dump and run, if so desired. Not that I think they will, but they could.

I've seen responses from several permanent account holders to the effect that as soon as LJ has your perm account $, it has little incentive to listen to you any more. It already has everything it's going to get from you.

Also, I just re-upped my paid account two months ago. The only credit is the ability to transfer my paid account to another lj. No thanks.
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I asked for some hugs and got them.

Thanks!
cherydactyl: (stick)
I seemed to have some trouble accessing my journal and my friends page some of the time this week. And now, this widget seems to indicate that I don't have an LJ?

Let's see, I have "children," "kids," "sex education," and "sexuality" on my interests list. o_O

Naw, I must just be paranoid.

ETA: It now seems more likely that this was a result of a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack.
cherydactyl: (lemmings)
Based on the lj interests lists of those who share my more unusual interests, the interests suggestion meme thinks I might be interested in:
list behind the cut )
I wonder how big my interests list would grow if there weren't a limitation on it. Hmmm.

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