fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 05:54 pm
I bet this meme is spreading like wildfire across my corner of LJ, even as I type this. I've stolen my wording from [livejournal.com profile] yuki_onna:

[livejournal.com profile] regyt asks why the world doesn't have a meme where everyone leaves screened comments with what they want to say to to the poster but haven't yet for whatever reason -- and I say, indeed, why not? So! Tell me anything you want me to know - about me, about us, about you, about your mom, whatever you like.

Anonymous comments are enabled, and everything is screened. Tell me something you want to tell me, anonymously or not. If you say you want me to unscreen, I will, happily. Keep in mind I can't reply without unscreening your comment.

Then do the same, and I will tell you something!
Tags:
fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Sunday, July 25th, 2010 06:41 pm
Hello, everyone. I just wanted to post a heads-up that I'm about to prune my friends list a bit. If I remove you, it's probably for one of the following reasons:

1. Your journal is defunct, in which case you're probably not reading this anyway.
2. We never managed to connect, or our interests have wildly diverged.
3. I read you with another journal's reading page and am trying to minimize redundancies.

That's it, really. Thanks.
fireriven: (mischievous dayan)
Thursday, April 16th, 2009 07:01 pm
Moodtheme!

I have now set up a custom moodtheme, Dreamwidth-style! Sadly, this turned out to be the most tedious set-up yet. For each of the near-200 moods, one must fill in the URL of the image and the dimensions of the image in separate fields. I much preferred the method of doing it through the LJ-console, where I could paste from a notepad document into which I'd just found&replaced all the relevant bits of code. (I think the above-described Dreamdwidth style is the standard user-friendly LJ method now as well. Which means it may well be possible to access a Dreamwidth-console and do it the way I prefer but, if so, I don't know where it is.)

Ridiculously, while going through this process which took about an hour, I was struck by the need to finish my jack-o-lantern moodtheme and to make a text-based moodtheme. I'm not sure where I want to get quotes from, though.

Communities!

I have also created a community, just to test out the comm-controls. Except not, because I decided to re-create my Tara K. Harper community and there's not much to say about her right now. Nor much of a fanbase around here that I'm aware of...

So! I'm thinking new community-- The Library Pub! I blame [personal profile] penmage and [profile] obsessiveicons for this idea rattling around in my brain. Anyway, I'm thinking of a community for the posting of literary- or author-inspired drinks and also discussion about what shocking, amusing, or titillating lushes many famous and/or admired authors are. Anyone up for playing around in that sort of community? And thusly testing the mod-backend of Dreamwidth?

Pro-Journal!

And, finally, I took the first invite code I ever got and spent it on myself. I felt the strong urge to secure [personal profile] talkstowolves is all I can say. I've done much the same over there as here, creating a custom layer so that I could use LJ's Dear Diary - Striking layout and setting up all my icons.

Setting up [personal profile] talkstowolves also gave me a better idea of what people will be facing when the site is live and everyone's trying to import their journals. I imported [personal profile] fireriven when there were only around 400 people? And 3000+ entries with 8000+ comments took less than 50 minutes. Importing [personal profile] talkstowolves, which involved less than 200 entries and barely over 300 comments took 17 hours.

Next up!
Catching up with/finding my friends who have migrated.
Looking more into the official DW-related comms.
fireriven: (geek ichiban)
Thursday, April 16th, 2009 05:41 pm
I know the whole point of having separate access/subscription lists is to make defriending drama obsolete (which I'm not entirely convinced is what will happen, but at least it's trying to promote that ideal). Anyway, I'm about to unsubscribe from a mess of journals on [personal profile] talkstowolves and I just wanted to give you all a heads up. If I read you on [personal profile] fireriven, I'm going to take you off my reading list on [personal profile] talkstowolves, just to make my reading list over there easier to navigate.

I should have done that from the get-go, but I wasn't thinking through the DW-enabled way of doing things. And now you know. :)
fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Sunday, April 12th, 2009 05:24 pm
So far, I have:

Imported two Livejournal styles.
Quite Lickable in Cool Steel and Punquin Elegant in Drone. I'm using the latter.

Uploaded all of my icons from the fireriven LJ to DW.
This was tedious, but useful when I realized I could use it to re-tool my keywords-- and then promptly realized that doing so would un-key those icons to my entries. Which was the entire point to my setting them up before trying to import my journal. Oops.

Imported all entries, comments, and tags from my Livejournal.
This was totally awesome and worked pretty much like a charm. I received notifications concerning six entries they couldn't import, but all of those were from late 2001 and five of them were merely posted quiz results. (Oh, those early days of the worst sort of memage.) There's one that was an actual entry with jacked-up coding-- I'll want to import that one manually. I received the following error message in regards to these failures: "* Failed to post: Client error: Invalid text encoding: The text entered is not a valid UTF-8 stream".

Also, how awesome is this? It took less than 45 minutes to import 3,285 Journal Entries, 8,594 comments received, and 785 Tags. Impressive. (Additionally, this didn't tie up my computer's resources or mess up my interface with the site... I was able to bebop around and do other things while the system imported everything.)

Questions and comments so far:

Can we hide our lists of access so other users don't necessarily know who we give access to?
On the profile page, they should provide fields for Ravelry and Deviantart and Facebook.
Will one be able to have custom mood themes?

Noted differences between account levels:

Regarding icons: free accounts get 6, paid accounts get 75, premium paid accounts get 200.

Next up:

Creating a community.
Finding more people.
Reading up more on DW's capabilities and setting out to test them.
fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Saturday, April 11th, 2009 10:45 pm
Thanks to [personal profile] keilexandra, here I am in the Dreamwidth Beta! This is actually rather exciting: after reading up more on the site and its intentions, I'd really like it to thrive. It sounds like it could be fabulous!

While setting up my account, I decided not to manually upgrade to a paid account for the moment. I want to see what the base level settings are like so I can better evaluate whether a paid account is worth it.

Right now, the only baseline I can firmly set is that free accounts only have six icons. The customization features are highly limited as well, but I'm not sure how much of that is a function of the site still being in Beta. Any one have some insight on that and other differences in the account levels?
fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Friday, April 10th, 2009 12:02 am
  • 10:34 The bus is showing Transformers today. If only it's treatment of Optimus Prime didn't kill a piece of my childhood. #
  • 14:01 Drinking a Diet Coke right after a DDP is not a wholly pleasant experience. I don't mean to be a soft drink adulterer! #
  • 15:54 Note to segway city tour companies: generally, it's not so smart for your tour group to go through the patch of pavement that's a bus st ... #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter
fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 12:02 am
  • 10:56 I completely forgot to set my alarm last night and yet only woke up six minutes late. Amazing. #
  • 13:17 OMG WTF SNOW in GEORGIA in APRIL. Almost nonexistent, but still! #
  • 16:03 Sudden cold weather: providing the best excuse for impromptu coffee all over Atlanta. #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter
fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Friday, April 3rd, 2009 12:02 am
  • 08:57 Sound sleep + crazy-loud thunder = heart-poundingly scary. #
  • 09:25 Wow... Guiding Light has been cancelled after 72 years in production. #
  • 10:36 I like the way the buildings seem to surge upwards into nothingness in the Atlanta fog. #
  • 10:43 My bus just passed an elderly man in Revolutionary-style dress, with an umbrella, in downtown Atlanta. #
  • 10:46 He put me in mind of Ben Franklin. #
  • 12:23 "I was kissed with cancerous kisses by crocodiles, and laid confounded with all unutterable slimy things amongst reeds and Nilotic mud." #
  • 12:50 The sky lowers ominously on the horizon. How happy it makes me! #
  • 13:01 The horizon approaches, heavy and grey, and there seems to be a burning brand in the hand of the lady atop the golden dome. #
  • 13:50 It is a good day when I can bring curry to university for lunch. Oh yes. #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter
fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 12:02 am
  • 12:23 My husband made me tea this morning. Every day should begin thus. #
  • 12:46 Apparently chloroform was first tested on Queen Victoria when she was in childbirth. It's a good thing the dosage wasn't too high. #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter
fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Friday, March 27th, 2009 12:02 am

  • 20:46 @blackspirit86 I see a lot of propaganda, but where's the data? #

Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter
fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Friday, March 20th, 2009 12:02 am
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter
fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 12:02 am

  • 10:52 Happy St. Patrick's Day! #

Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter
fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 12:01 am
  • 09:24 Is this a week of historical finds? First up, of course, is the Shakespeare painting: tinyurl.com/b2zvkw #
  • 09:25 Is this a week of historical finds? Part 2 goes to the newly-discovered and perhaps last photo of Lincoln: tinyurl.com/dlqf7x #
  • 09:28 Is this a week of historical finds? Part 3 goes to the discovery of what looks to be a Civil War-era shipwreck: tinyurl.com/bntw5e #
  • 13:41 Someone thought it would be a good idea to tack up flyers featuring Ron Weasley with a broken wand in the stalls in the ladies'. I'm jus ... #
  • 13:46 It's looking more likely that my Wilde thesis idea is a viable potentiality! #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter
fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 12:02 am
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter
fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Saturday, March 7th, 2009 12:01 am
  • 18:33 Crap. Girl scouts selling cookies have been sighted in my general vicinity. And I have cash on me. Must hide! #
  • 18:35 THEY ARE IN MY APARTMENT COMPLEX. DOOM is upon my sensible diet! #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter
fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Friday, February 27th, 2009 12:02 am
  • 12:38 I believe my busdriver has pulled our bus over to watch a stepping competition.. #
  • 12:39 Oh. Yeah, I'm on Big Mama's bus. She totally did. #
  • 12:47 Rules for life: Try not to stand downwind of a circus. #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter
fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 12:01 am

  • 12:20 There's phantom cotton candy in this classroom. The very real scent is driving me wild. #

Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter
fireriven: "Jack of all trades; master of none."  (Default)
Friday, February 20th, 2009 12:01 am
  • 00:08 @blueinsideout Thought Dollhouse aired Fridays? The show was pretty crap, but I want to see if Joss comes through on the feminist issues. #
  • 00:12 @blueinsideout Gotcha. Another problem with the show is that Eliza Dushku isn't versatile enough as an actress to pull off the doll conceit. #
Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter