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Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
9:40 pm
N steps forward, n steps back

So much going on in life, and I have moments of thinking it would help to write about it, but not sustained periods of acting on that.
Instead...I am having a drink and watching Rachel's coverage of the March anniversary. Over the past couple weeks I read John Lewis's book and was really moved by it. For now, a picture:

Gloria Richardson, Cambridge, Maryland, June 1963.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013
12:43 pm
Abby's #159
Also the first time I'd ever tried to record a video with my phone, so, yeah.
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
8:49 am

If you don't feel confident you are ready, don't do it, that is a recipe for problems.
It would probably feel safer to ease into it (spend more and more nights at her place, move your stuff in gradually, etc.) than to go "cold turkey"-- is that an option while you both live with family, or does one of you need to get a place alone/with roommates first?

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Sunday, July 24th, 2011
9:06 pm
The world only spins forward.
We will be citizens.
The time has come.

Current Mood: exhausted
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
11:14 am
"Suspicious comments" and "Spam comments": LJ decision to 'block' spam i
Originally posted by heeroluva sophiaserpentia at "Suspicious comments" and "Spam comments": LJ decision to 'block' spam is a big FAIL!
So I've been noticing in both my own journal and communities that I haven't been able to see some comments even thought it says there are more comments there than are actually showing up. Instead I'm getting a place holder that says (Spam comment) or (Suspicious comment).

Why are these showing up like this you may ask? In their rush to fight spam LJ has created a new filter that're AUTOMATICALLY TURNED ON in ALL journals and communities, which screens comments that are made with 'suspicious links' ie links that are not on their safe whitelist, so pretty much the majority of the internet. There is no noted way to add to the 'whitelist'.

What really gets me is that they didn't inform people that they were doing this until a week after it was done and that it was automatically turned on.

So how do I turn it off you might ask.

That's simple. Go to your Settings, click on the Privacy tab, and half way down where it says Spam Protection uncheck the box next to "Comments containing a link to a non-whitelisted domain will be marked as spam and moved to a special section." This applies to both personal journal and communities and the opinion has to be manually changed in each one.

While I understand how this could be a good idea, I think they went about it in a very backhanded way, and have implemented it poorly. There was no message to anyone that the link has been screened. It's automatically done. This went on for over a week before they said anything about it. There is still nothing in the FAQs about it even. The only way I found out about this way going through the support pages where people were reporting similar issues.

Please share this!

ETA: This links [sic] really illustrates the problems.

Current Mood: aggravated
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
9:33 pm
Warning: depressing/enraging.

Current Mood: angry
Friday, August 7th, 2009
12:37 am
Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
7:21 am
Flying Wambach!

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, February 5th, 2009
7:55 pm
It didn't smell anything like fenugreek.
Monday, January 12th, 2009
8:52 am
Anybody know how to fix a battery-powered alarm clock that suffered blunt trauma (when a cat knocked it off the dresser) and now goes off at about 1/3 the original volume?

Current Mood: grumpy
Sunday, December 28th, 2008
6:30 pm
who knew?
Louis Farrakhan's grandson plays basketball for UVa.

Current Mood: exhausted
Friday, December 19th, 2008
1:38 pm
relaying for a friend
...[friend's] mom has been making fantastic one of a kind bags
and purses -- and now you can check them out (and buy them) online!
Her shop is up and running at at ninamade.etsy.com, with new stock
added regularly.  Please pass along the link to any friends looking
for a stylish, hip, funky, classy, and eye catching bag.  Her artist
statement gives a flavor of her work:

Every NinaMade bag is a unique creation. I design and sew each bag by
hand out of "upcycled" materials that I have collected over the past
thirty years. Constructed primarily from vintage fabrics, leathers,
and vinyls, my bags combine contrasting textures, colors, and
materials into original creations. Bags might juxtapose modern
industrial materials, such as deconstructed advertising banners, with
vintage bark cloth, or combine salvaged leather with contemporary
comic book influenced fabric. Designs vary by shape and function,
including purses, messenger, laptop, tote, diaper, and shopping bags.

Monday, December 1st, 2008
7:46 pm
Wednesday, November 5th, 2008
4:27 am
Giving up for the night
CNN just said that they don't expect to call a result on Prop 8 before "afternoon," so i'm going to bed.
The best of times and the worst of times...
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
10:04 pm
It's Write to Marry Day
please go give the No on 8 people some money.

Current Mood: hortatory
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
8:37 pm
fair warning
A week from tonight?
Expect drunken text messages.

Current Mood: hopeful
Saturday, September 13th, 2008
8:56 am
Save the Wolves from Sarah Palin

Current Mood: enraged
Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
12:35 pm
About damn time
TIME article, currently a headline on cnn.com:

Eating Meat Adds to Global Warming

Current Mood: working
Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
2:26 pm
RIP Stephanie Tubbs Jones
I don't know that much about the rest of her Congressional record, but I tuned into C-Span to watch her (with Sen. Boxer) formally contest the 2004 election results...it was an important speaking of truth to power. 

Current Mood: sad
Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
3:36 pm
Crazy Wingnut Alert

I'm sure that lots of the books I loved as a kid were written by people whose worldviews I would now find totally repulsive, and I already knew that Orson Scott Card was a Mormon, but DAMN.

Current Mood: mortally inimical
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