Man

Sep. 8th, 2008 08:34 pm
A month and a bit without a computer and I totally get out of the habit of LJ.  I didn't even post on my birthday yesterday or anything.  So, what's going on?

I'm in classes, that's part of what's kept me busy.  Taking math, math, engineering that's math, drawing (for engineers) and materials.  I've got an internship with an engineering company, which basically means filing and some paperwork and learning things.  And working part time at yet another Starbucks.  Haven't unpacked everything yet.  Bought a laptop more powerful than my desktop, but haven't even needed it yet.  Watching MIT opencourseware for some of the classes while I'm doing homework for those classes.

That's about all for the moment, plenty to keep me busy lately.  I'll try and get back to posting more.  And reading my LJ more too, I haven't forgotten you all.  I'm just busy.

Illusuions

Apr. 3rd, 2008 11:58 am
[livejournal.com profile] theferrett makes a very good point about confidence and things, in a metaphor involving D&D.

A point I can empathize with quite well, and I know many other people I know can too. Except probably the part about having a ridiculous number of sex partners. I dunno, some of y'all are pretty freaky.
I know Leti, at least, was complaining about these, and no wonder. They're damn annoying, any time you move the mouse over a link, it pauses to load the snap preview. Luckily, there's ways to get around it. One can be found here, at the LJ of somebody named [livejournal.com profile] shlomif. Go to the Viewing Options under settings, and uncheck the "enable graphic previews" box.

Or, if you have Firefox, there's a plugin called NoScript that lets you selectively enable scripts by different domains and such. According to a quick Google, apparently you can do something similar in Opera by disabling Javascript and then selectively enabling it in site preferences.
Here's two posts by other people that are interesting, and this way I don't have to do any work!

First, [livejournal.com profile] theferrett on the amazingly ugly designs for the Presidential dollar coins. They're really bad representations of the presidents. I wonder how hideous Nixon will look.

And second, [livejournal.com profile] gwalla on the "scientific" most wanted and unwanted songs possible. I'm still listening to the most unwanted song, it's 25 minutes long, and so weird it's awesome.
I've been thinking about the story of my unfinished Nanowrimo thing. And I think I know what a couple of the problems were, like trying too hard to keep it about one style of music, something novel length needs to have changes of tone. And trying too hard to keep it a specific kind of awesome and not letting things shift around. But anyways, I'm thinking of going back over it and rewriting it. And if I do, I think I'll start posting segments of it in a new friends locked LJ for daily reader type peoples, so if anybody wants to volunteer, say so in the comments and I'll let you know where it is when I make it.

Also, I'm thinking of restarting daily drabbles, but to do that, I'll need ideas and suggestions. I had an idea for today, but forgot to write it down earlier so now I don't remember. Such is life.
I post stuff semi-regularly to [livejournal.com profile] snarkoleptics about webcomics, but usually don't crosspost it here. I wonder if I should. A good chunk of my friendslist is people from snarkoleptics, but the majority isn't. I guess it depends how much people want to see me rambling about webcomics. Any opinions?

Huh

Jan. 4th, 2007 12:06 pm
Something, I don't know what, in some LJ posts is crashing Mozilla. Old Mozilla, which I still use for LJ and a couple other things, just out of habit. Maybe it's just time to switch over to using Firefox for it, but I wish I knew what was causing the crashes.

Two years

May. 24th, 2006 08:51 pm
Apparently, I've had this LJ for two years now, as of 20:51:50 on 5/24/06. With, before this one, 1,111 posts on it. I wanted to write up some kind of profound long thing about this fact, but I can't even really think of any good description or interesting things to say. It's just kinda weird to realize it's been that long. Or that short, depending on how you look at it. Especially since this started out just as a way for me to keep track of the LJs of a couple of other friends. It hasn't stayed that, obviously. I don't want to post any toasts to X more years or anything like that, because I'm not sure I want to pin down how long (or not) I'll keep doing this. Two years is a lot longer than I'd planned, and a lot and very little has happened in that time. I could go back and look over my archives I guess, time capsules to my future self which is me now, I guess. Or maybe not. I've never had much attachment to history. At least mine.
How many people out there read other people's friends lists? Apparently it's semi-common, and I hadn't even considered doing it, really. It makes sense, in a way, since you know you have overlapping interests with person X on your list, so people they have friended probably you might find interesting too. But in the almost two(!) years I've had this LJ, the thought never even really occurred to me.

Huh.
Some kind soul posted these absolutely bizarre Russian Star Wars posters, over in [livejournal.com profile] warren_ellis's LJ. They are weird and awesome.

Icons!

Jan. 14th, 2006 05:55 pm
So LJ gave us all three more icon slots.

I have no idea what to put in mine. One's this one, from A Miracle of Science, because a dot dot dot icon always comes in handy. I have no idea what to put in the other two, however. I want to do something from Transmet perhaps, or I don't know. There's too many options, and not enough.

Tags

Dec. 5th, 2005 12:10 am
Apparently, LJ's built in tags also count for Technorati's tagging system, because I just went and searched there, and my last post came up with its tags. So no more double-tagging. Which is nice, so I can be lazier.
I have been without the Internet for the past three days, but it's back now. In that time, I wrote up some LJ posts, which I'll link here for those of you tuning in from friends pages, since I saved them, then uploaded them now.

On Magic
Life Without the Internet, Day 2, Take 3
Welcome to the 19th Century
Why "Conservatives" are Wrong About Just About Everything
Life Without the Internet, Day 3

Other than that, I'm just catching up on internet related things, more later.

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