NATALIE: Not even close. In fact, this week's episode will shock you as not one, but two people are on the chopping block by episode's end — both making gallant sacrifices for the greater good. Hint: Have some tissues handy, if you can find them.
Dreamwidth My DW
Tumblr my Tumblr
Fic Journal Mohinikapuahi
Why do they have to change something that isn't broken. LJ is working just fine how it is. We're not here because we want to play on tumblr or facebook, we're here because we like the personalisation we like the way it works HERE. I've got a dreamwidth, I've got a blog spot and a few others that I don't use much, why? I like the way LJ is. It took me a long time to get comfortable here, I don't want trendy or popular I just want my home, or to put it another way, I don't want Jimmy Choo's I like my slippahs.
This doesn't fill me with any sort of confidence either.
If everyone defects to dreamwidth I guess I'll be going there too and I guess it will take me the same couple of years to get comfortable there that it took me here. As it stands now I can't find things there, I can't deal with the terminology, I have more trouble with the coding then is worth the effort, all of which makes me almost mute over there so whats the point right?
Which brings me to if you're over there and want to keep me in your circle or whatever the fuck they call it over there same name, same whining.
And on top of that they yanked Five-0. I get why they did it, and it really was a good call, but the source of distraction we all needed was gone, so I'd wager we were all sitting compulsively watching the weather channel and slowly unravelling.
Well, that was a long winded way to say I'm really glad all my friends came out the other side in one peice. We may not all know each other in person, but that doesn't make the friendship any less real.
I deal with weather emergencies so much better when I'm the one in the weather.
Here, have a treat because I've been made of whiny.
ETA: Something has just occurred to me. I get a stupid grin every time I see a picture of AOL this year. Why? It finally dawned on me, this year he looks so healthy and better yet happy. By this time last year we all were starting to see something was up, even in the Season 2 premiere he was too thin, but things only got worse as the season progressed as we all know. So this year seeing him so obviously happy and healthy just warms my little fangirl heart, especially since this season is so much better than last year and promises to continue getting even better.
Crazy weather times and_ed I hope the earthquake didn't affect you, Hawai'i's tsunami was thankfully milder than it could have been, now we just have to get through Sandy and then it's bushfire season down my way (apparently the worst we've seen in many years they say).
Is it too much to ask for mild weather everywhere? Just for one year even?
I enjoyed it and in places it's compelling and I love the twists and turns but I think I'm getting old. My favorite two characters? Sherrif Stilinski and Argent. Though I do have a soft spot for Danny and Stiles. And Derek and Stiles snark is adorable.
Also Derek has a hot car, she's no Winny but she'll do.
( Again be warned spoilers )
( My Personal Thoughts )
So...I have six documents open all week and the best I can manage is two sentences.
I need to write but apparently not in a way that I was already doing.
Anyone care to prompt me to get things going again.
Anything you want so long as its Steve/Danny or even Steve/cath with pre Steve/Danny? Angsty, not so angsty, give me a prompt, If I can do it I can.
Drabble/ficlet whatever happens is yours.
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So, after nearly a decade at this site, LJ finally does something that makes me actually rage. No popcorn and laughing as the masses storm to news posts complaining, this time I'm actually worried.
A while back I was invited to help out with BETA testing new LJ services (I got this invite via lj_releases).
They have just announced BETA testing of a new friendslist.
LJ is planning on redoing everyone's friendslists in the style of the new comment page and update page. They want to copy tumblr and make your friendslist into a dashboard-like system page (infinite scrolling and all). It's also been renamed to "feed" (this I don't mind too much, though). In fact the whole dashboard idea with infinite scrolling wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the fact that everyone will be locked to one specific layout. The system style comment pages are bad enough, but now I'll have to strain my eyes reading my flist? That defeats the purpose of this entire site. The font, use of whitespace, oversized boxes and UI elements ... all contribute to making the page difficult to read, on a site where all you do is read. Aaaah. Even just the possibility of adjusting the font (style and size) would make this suggestion easier to swallow, but it's still not something I'd want for my journal. It would not improve my LJ experience in any way (in fact it would most likely make my daily LJ activities more time consuming).
Now, I wasn't able to make the BETA page display my own friendslist, so I apologise to the random users who are featured in the screenshot, but to give everyone an idea, the below image shows you what your friendslist probably will look like in a couple of months.
(Click for big)
I never switched over from Dystopia, so that adds to the weirdness. You're going to have to picture this with the standard LiveJournal drop down navigation + no blue sidebar to the left. Click the screenshots for bigger versions.
Top of page with links to journal, archive, profile
Example of text heavy post as displayed on friendslist
New buttons to the right replace the navigation strip. One tab for filters
One tab for Archive/Calendar, you can filter your feed to display posts from one specific date. These buttons follow along as you scroll down the page (infinite scrolling).
All friendslists will look the same.
Snippet from the locked post at lj_releases:
The friends page has been redesigned as a system page for all users, and is now available for Beta testers. There is a link at the top of your friends page allowing you to switch between the new and old versions, and will later go into public beta testing. You can switch back and forth between both versions throughout beta testing.
PUBLIC POST AT lj_releases ABOUT THE NEW FRIENDSLIST: http://lj-releases.livejournal.com/
You can also see the proposed changes for yourself by enabling the BETA on your own journal (instructions from ruljautonews):
It's trivially easy to test beta features.
1) Go to lj_ru_beta and request to join.
2) Wait to get confirmation that you've been accepted into the community (this could take a few hours.)
3) Go to this page and choose Go To under Beta.
4) That's it, you're now testing the beta release. All site-scheme pages should now display a big "BETA BETA BETA BETA BETA BETA" in yellow letters across the top.
5) You could make comments in the lj_ru_beta post, but if you do please keep this in mind: the majority of commenters there don't speak English and if they do it's not their primary language. Machine translation of Russian is lousy. "My hovercraft is full of eels" lousy. While you can engage in basic dialogue and get a feel for what the other person is saying, don't get too hung up on anyone's phrasing.
You can easily switch back to the old version.
Make sure you let LJ know what you think of these proposed changes, I can't be the only one who thinks this is a horrible idea.
ETA: It's nice to see that I'm not the only one worried about the proposed changes, but please direct your feedback through the proper channels. This is a private journal, I have no affiliation with LJ. Please also be respectful when addressing the LJ staff. They are just doing their jobs. Thanks!
ETA2: Russian news post about the BETA test: http://lj-ru-beta.livejournal.com/7013.
ETA3: Added more screenshots.
ETA4: Additional info at ruljautonews: http://ruljautonews.livejournal.com/
ETA5: An update on the new site scheme.
ETA6: Public beta has now been announced. Official announcement.
ETA7 (really?): RUSSIAN NEWS POSTS CONFIRM PAGINATION AND ABILITY TO CUSTOMIZE FONT AND BACKGROUND IN THE FUTURE, ruljautonews HAS MORE: http://ruljautonews.livejournal.com/
I should say did have.
My sister txted me to say they have a work crew in their yard and they've just bulldozed all the trees because as she overheard the owners daughter, the kids want a pool and the trees are useless anyway.
I may have cried.