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Working hard on finishing the renovation; we're all ded tired, and we may be coming down with a cold. It's no wonder, considering the crazy weather lately - unbearable heat followed by freezing cold, and all the cleaning we're doing. But it looks great, and the extra insulation will mean lower heating bills, and the walls are nice and white now and everything's clean and sparkly. No money for new furniture, unfortunately.

I've got my computer hooked up now, ad it's a new computer, bought just a month before the renovation started because my old one finally gave up the ghost. My monitor is also new - and huuuge! widescreen, and almost 23" - but it was an unexpected expense and I was happy with the old 19" one but it too broke down just days into the renovation :) and I was in the middle of a translation o_O. They only had models 22" and up, and I had to get one right away. It's great having a monitor that big, I must admit. Can't wait to see how movies look on it!
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Is there a way to stop bloody frickin' Facebook from asking to be set as home page every bloody time I log on?

I hate that shit so much. I'd delete the f***er if it weren't for family members who live abroad.

Well, hell

Apr. 25th, 2011 06:22 pm
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Why do all these frickin' websites assume we all want to connect every bit of our lives online to our various profiles and personalities? I like to keep them separate, thank you very much, for various reasons.

And yes, I know, you can choose not to share, but it's the rising number of requests to connect this social service with that one and so on and so forth that sets my teeth on edge. </end rant>
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I want to read about awesome women, dammit!
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I just installed Semagic on my netbook and am trying to set it up so that I have both my Dreamwidth and my Livejournal account on it. I hope I adjusted the settings correctly - I guess we'll find out now.

BTW, if you make a mistake, is there a way to delete the wrong account? I couldn't find that setting enywhere.
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I need your help in finding something. There used to be a website where you could enter a story ID from, and it would download it for you either as a complete story, or as a zipped collection of all the chapters. I can't remember the name or url of the website, and there is a big, multchaptered fic I want to download to my reader. I could download each chapter individually, yes, but it would take a long time and I'd like to avoid that.

I'm aware there is a fanfic downloader program, but I'm not interested in anything I would have to install. Pretty please with a cherry on top??
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I love these signs! ♥

Afraid of his wife

Sane wife, fearful husband

and I adore the "but I'm afraid of spiders" sign in this slide show.
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I hate it with a passion! Anyone know of a good image search engine?
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OMG you guys! :glee: You should totally watch these girls! :jumps about madly: I was introduced to their awesomeness by a fellow ex-Yu person on Dreamwidth. :♥ her:

My burek brings all the boys to the yard!
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It's bad enough we are under geographical restrictions for books, movies and TV shows, now this:

Not only are international users prevented from uploading and sharing their photos with other, but they can't even view images posted by North Americans. What the hell is sooo speshul about North America that they feel entitled to restrict the rest of the world like this?! Screw you!
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My sister's e-mail signature:

You're a total, total, complete and total... a word has yet to be invented to describe how totally whatever-it-is you are, but you are one, and a total, total one!



Jun. 16th, 2010 07:07 pm
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Having all I can say to this.

White Collar is the only show I managed to watch regularly, and I've only seen a few of Burn Notice episodes, but both those guys are hot. The only show I haven't seen at all is Royal Pains, but the guy seems cute, from what little I can see from these photos.

It's plain to see they're having a lot of fun!
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Well my sis sent me something, and I thought I should share!

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"New Scientist" ran an article on languages, the concept of a universal grammar and why it's possible that there is no such thing.

This is a very interesting subject for me, since teaching a language (English) is my bread and butter, but also an interest I had ever since I was a child. I find it fascinating that some languages have words for certain concepts, while others don't, or use a descriptive phrase instead.

For example, in my language, there are separate words for maternal and paternal uncles and their wives, and in some dialects for maternal and paternal aunts. Gender and number of nouns is important to us, adjectives agree with nouns in gender and number, and we have no articles. Verbs have past, present and future tense suffixes, and we have seven cases. Are all the people on my flist native English speakers, or is some other language your maternal one? Those of you who are native English speakers, do you know any other language and how difficult or easy was it to learn that language? Was it very different? Inquiring minds want to know!


May. 25th, 2010 02:41 am
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Wow, thank you for the gift, whoever you are. And what a lovely note, it brought a big smile to my face. :hugs:

I also want to thank others who have sent vgifts to me before; I usually don't check them and my inbox is bombarded with so many messages that any notices tend to be buried or slip my mind. I just want you to know how much I appreciate them all. :bear hug:

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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My sister and I were just chatting about the things we'd buy if we ever won the lottery, and Microsoft's Courier came up. I googled it to see if there were any news, and lo and behold, it seems that Microsoft has canceled its production. Apparently they're not interested in producing it at all, and only made the mockup videos.

:sigh: ...and it was such a brilliant device - creating stuff, not just using it for playback.

OMG cat!

Mar. 30th, 2010 02:33 am
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This has been all over the web lately. :D

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I'm trying out another blogging client, this one is standalone (but a portable version) unlike DeepestSender, which is a Firefox/Flock addon. It looks like it has many options, and I can post an entry to multiple blogs - not just to my journal and journals I'm a member of, but to another account I created recently.

It doesn't seem to have an ability to change the security of a post, so it will be published as public, and I can't see a list of tags I already have but have to remember what they are. Since I have quite a few, that can be a little daunting.

It has a tab for entering html, and a preview tab, but both are greyed out so I can't see what the post would look like. Oh, I just tried clicking on them, and they're active. Pale grey is just an unfortunate color choice since it gives an impression that a feature is unavailable. No support for LJ cuts though; not a good thing. Still, it looks like it could be useful for crossposts to multiple accounts (Livejournal, Dreamwidth etc.).

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I just came across a nifty little Firefox/Flock addon for LiveJournal called DeepestSender. It's a client that will allow you to post to blogs from directly within Firefox - very useful when you want to post something from work, but can't open LiveJournal because your office is too crowded or LJ is blocked. It's primarily a LiveJournal client, although it says it can support Blogger and WordPress, as well as other sites using LJ code. You can use your tags, and if you have the FoxyTunes addon, it can automatically flll in your music for you.

Now to see how my post will look like after I publish it...
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