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All right, you bitter-end clingers-to-the-old. It looks like this may in fact be the point where the critical mass of folks I keep up with here have moved on and LJ is, in fact, dead. The consensus seems to be that it died a while ago, really, but as a dyed-in-the-wool clinger-to-the-old myself, well. I'm stubborn and set in my ways.

I'll switch over to Dreamwidth, for what good that does, and can also be found on G+. I'll leave this post up while I decide what if anything to do with the rest of the journal; if you'd like to leave contact information, this is the place. (Or of course over on Dreamwidth.) I suppose I'll screen comments in case anyone wants to leave me an email address or something of that nature -- I am happy to correspond individually although not always good at replying quickly. I do not have a Facebook account and do not intend to change that, so that's not a good way to keep up with me.
tiger_spot: (spots)
You are in the bedroom.
A SEAHORSE TOY is here.
A CYLINDRICAL RATTLE is here.
MAMA is here.

Pick up SEAHORSE TOY.
SEAHORSE TOY is now in inventory.

Chew on SEAHORSE TOY.
It is hard and smooth.

The DOG is here.
The DOG licks your face.
SEAHORSE TOY is no longer in inventory.
MAMA says "That's enough."
The DOG licks your face.
MAMA says "That's enough."
The DOG sits.
MAMA says "Good."
The DOG lies down.
MAMA says "Goooooood."

Grab DOG.
MAMA says "Pet gently."

Grab DOG.
MAMA says "Pet gently."

Pick up CYLINDRICAL RATTLE.
It makes an interesting noise.
CYLINDRICAL RATTLE is now in inventory.

Chew on CYLINDRICAL RATTLE.
It is hard and smooth.

Combine CYLINDRICAL RATTLE with DOG.
MAMA says "Pet gently."
CYLINDRICAL RATTLE is no longer in inventory.

Pick up SEAHORSE TOY.
SEAHORSE TOY is now in inventory.

Combine SEAHORSE TOY with DOG.
MAMA says "Pet gently."
SEAHORSE TOY is no longer in inventory.

Grab DOG.
MAMA says "Pet gently."

Grab DOG.
MAMA says "Pet gently."
The DOG moves one space to the EAST.

Climb MAMA.
You clamber into MAMA's lap.

Climb BOOKCASE.
You'll have to get down from MAMA first.

Climb BOOKCASE.
You fall off MAMA.

Climb MAMA.
You clamber into MAMA's lap.

Climb BOOKCASE.
You'll have to get down from MAMA first.
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I have been too productive today and am therefore somewhat frazzled.

Please. Speak to me of grown-up things.

Bit Rot

May. 8th, 2012 02:52 pm
tiger_spot: (spots)
My previous theme broke somehow. Poll bars started displaying vertically smeared all over the screen. It was decorative but hard to read. Therefore, new theme. Advantage -- tag cloud! Disadvantage -- icons over to the right in a less noticeable spot.

Let me know if you see anything broken and I will poke at it some more.

Also I am bored but should not be distracted for too long. Know any good jokes?
tiger_spot: (Default)
I'm bored. That makes it an excellent time for Random Question Day. Got random questions? I've got random answers. (Possibly also carefully-constructed nonrandom answers. Depends how interesting the question is.)
tiger_spot: (spots)
I signed up for Google+. It looks rather neat, and I've been having fun poking around and watching the tide of people rush in.

I'm not sure what it's good for yet. It seems to support conversations (in comments) better than I'd expect, so that's nice. I dislike the way it does links. Just let me put in my <a href>s, sheesh. None of this picture & excerpt nonsense.

I suppose I can send out invitations if you need one, although it doesn't sound like they're hard to come by. My understanding is that they're throttling entrances by having invitations work only sometimes, so if you already have one but it didn't work, try again later.
tiger_spot: (glare)
[Poll #1673917]

Oh, God

Apr. 11th, 2010 01:30 pm
tiger_spot: (spots)
My computer has a virus. A nasty, evil virus that makes changes to the registry such that every time you run an executable file, it runs instead.

I think I've fixed the registry issue, and I found one main file it had installed (though I suspect there are others lurking), and now I can run .exe files again, so I've installed a second anti-virus program, known to be able to deal with this sucker, and it is doing its deep scanning thing. As is my original anti-virus program, freshly upgraded and updated with as-of-this-morning virus definitions (caught the damn thing last night).

So right now everything seems to be working, and that is good because getting to this point was hard and frustrating.

Stupid virus.

Also it is raining, so I can't dig on the chicken coop foundation and the poor dog hasn't been outside yet today. He would like us to turn the rain off, please.

Dreamwidth

Jul. 14th, 2009 06:01 pm
tiger_spot: (spots)
I got a Dreamwidth account, because some people seemed to be moving over there. I'm not planning to do anything with it other than read people who've moved.

So far most people seem to be copying posts to both places. I do not want to read posts twice, so I'd like to take one or the other off the list. If different things are posted in each place, that's fine and I'll keep both. If some posts are in one place but not the other, I would like to keep the one with all the posts. If comments are encouraged in one place but not the other, I would like to keep the one with the comments.

[Poll #1429961]
tiger_spot: (magic)
As previously mentioned, we've got a new camera. I'm not terribly comfortable with it yet, and it has all kinds of complicated features I don't understand at all. So I need practice.

What are some things you would like to see pictures of?

Leave me suggestions in comments and I will see how many I can take a good photo for, then reply with the photo. (So fair warning if you're looking at this in the future -- the comments may take a while to load!)

I am looking for things I can find when out for a walk, or possibly on the way to and from work. Suggestions which can be interpreted in many ways and questions with non-obvious answers are good. (For instance, "Why did the chicken cross the road?"[1])




[1] To get to the police station. Now you know why and don't have to ask, but you can ask for a picture of the chicken if you'd like.
tiger_spot: (Magritte)
This picture was taken after the Dickens Faire, while we were waiting for [livejournal.com profile] andres_s_p_b to change out of his tux. [livejournal.com profile] chinders likes it a lot. She says it captures a lot more "me" than pictures I'm smiling in do. I'm not sure what I think about that. Especially considering that the last thing she said before she took it was "No, no, keep glaring!"

It clearly screams out to be an icon, but I'm not sure how much use I have for it really. I don't post about things I'm suspicious of all that often. Or about my top-secret spy work being cold.

Boy, my nose looks beaky when you can't see the bottom of it.
tiger_spot: (Default)
1. Saturday, I went to the Dickens Fair with [livejournal.com profile] andres_s_p_b, [livejournal.com profile] chinders, and [livejournal.com profile] tenacious_snail. The three of us were planning to go anyway, and then [livejournal.com profile] tenacious_snail asked us along to use some discount tickets she had, so that worked out really well. It was neat! There were lots of highly shiny things to look at, so mostly we shopped (Except for [livejournal.com profile] tenacious_snail, who split off fairly early to go talk to people she knew, i.e. about half the people there ["Wow, there are all these people I don't know! Where'd they all come from?"]).

[livejournal.com profile] andres_s_p_b wore his tux ("It's period! Sort of."). At the fair, he picked up a top hat in the precise style he's been planning and a very snazzy red vest with a gold dragon pattern. He looks very dashing, and has trouble fitting through doorways. The shop across the way did not succeed in selling him a feather accent to make him another six inches taller. [livejournal.com profile] chinders got a nice hat, too, and some lovely spiral earrings. And various bits of Christmas shopping got done.

We also attempted to see a show or two, but were stymied by lack of convenient seating. We did watch some bellydancers at Mad Sal's; they were quite good. We ran out of ability to deal with crowds & noise around 4:30, and decided to go find a coffee shop or something to hang out in for the hour and a half before meeting folks for dinner.

2. We didn't find a coffee shop, because we managed to do something wrong getting on Mission, and drove allllll the way across San Francisco before we figured out what we'd done. Then we drove allllll the way back across San Francisco to the restaurant, plus another kilometer or so to find parking, by which time it was about time to meet people anyway.

3. Dinner, at Squat & Gobble, was very tasty. Mmm, crepes. We met [livejournal.com profile] brookmoses, [livejournal.com profile] suzimoses, [livejournal.com profile] ejalbert, and Erin-who-might-have-an-LJ-I-don't-know there, and had quite a good time chatting and sending desserts around the table and stuff.

4. Then we went to a Vienna Teng concert, which was great. She's added a violinist and a cellist since the last time I saw her, and they had some really fantastic arrangements with the piano and Alex Wong the multitalented percussion guy. He had a cube which he sat on and also used as an instrument, and I want one. (Unfortunately, I don't know what it's called. "Percussion cube" is not getting me anywhere on Google. Or... hm. It might be one of these. Not sure.)

5. Sunday at dinner, [livejournal.com profile] suzimoses told stories, some of which were funny and all of which were interesting. This is here to encourage her to record the bucket story in some form!

6. Today was [livejournal.com profile] brooksmoses's birthday, the dinner for which I am just back from. It was tasty too, and also good fun company.


A. I am bemused by the disparity between the answers to the two versions of the question in this poll. I guess I'll be starting with the attention one, then, but it's quite disjointed so it'll be a while. Also I have things I want to get done before Christmas. I have finished all the shopping I'm doing, and mailed the one package I'm mailing, so all that's left for Christmas proper is setting up the tree, planning dinners, and wrapping things. And I have a project I want to finish, which is possible but will require quite a bit of, you know, actually working on it.
tiger_spot: (magic)
Indeed, there shall be no more fretting or dithering. It's my Christmas present for [livejournal.com profile] andres_s_p_b!

Now, I have a number of longish posts in various stages of percolation. Some focus would be nice. Also I want to test this shiny new poll feature.

[Poll #1313321]
tiger_spot: (Default)
See the inside of [livejournal.com profile] andres_s_p_b's mind. Or don't. It's scary in there.

Last Call!

Jun. 12th, 2008 11:35 am
tiger_spot: (Default)
People who want postcards from afar:
1. Tell me so.
2. Send me the correct address.

Also, since there will be a lot of time with only pencil and paper and my brain to entertain me, now would be a good time to request one of those long, introspective brain dissections I love so much, if there's any particular topic you'd like me to wax long and introspective about. You won't get to see it for a while, but I should have plenty of good drafting and editing time, so it would be nice to have good ideas to draft and edit.
tiger_spot: (spots)
[livejournal.com profile] serenejournal: 21
[livejournal.com profile] lcohen: 17
[livejournal.com profile] tiger_spot: 3

Not that it's a competition or anything.
tiger_spot: (spots)
Something is badly wrong with the line somewhere, so it will be Quite Some Time Yet before I have internet access (or phone, for that matter). Gmail and LJ I can check from work; just now I am borrowing a cup of internet from friends so I have checked my real e-mail, but this will be very rare until things are actually functional. We hope to have things working some time next week, but it's up to AT&T so it could be a while. Gmail or cell phone if you need me; comment here if you need the gmail address or the cell phone number.

(Other than that, everything is going quite well.)
tiger_spot: (Default)
The other day I complained to Andrés about the lack of a ::rolls eyes so hard they fall out:: mood icon in my set.

So he fixed it.



:)
tiger_spot: (Default)
In my recent post titled "Advice", I criticized "Mr. Blue", Garrison Keillor's pen name for an advice column he used to write at Salon.com, rather harshly. I have just realized (after seeing a link to a recent column) that I was confused; Mr. Keillor was a decent advice-giver -- it's his replacement as the Salon.com advice writer, Cary Tennis, who is turgid, long-winded, and generally awful. My apologies to Mr. Keillor.
tiger_spot: (spots)
That whiny post about comments has sprouted a good chuck of discussion about the nature of conversation on LiveJournal. If that sounds like an interesting topic, but you saw that post before the interesting bits got attached, you might want to swing back and take a look.

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