heidi: (Livejournal)
below, minus the content in the brackets.

Is this working? Does this work? Can I do one last post here on LJ via that email system I signed up for back in 2002, without accepting their new Terms of Use, to say that I won't be posting here anymore because of their new Terms of Use. [No, I could not. SO I accepted the new ToU to post this.]

You can find me on tumblr at heidi8.tumblr.com as well as FYeahCopyright.tumblr.com and, of course, on Dreamwidth at http://heidi.dreamwidth.org - I need to back up my post-10/13 LJ onto Dreamwidth, though, so I guess I have to approve the new ToU to accomplish that. Bleh. [Yep.] You can Friend me on the Book of Faces, too, if you want, or catch me on Twitter.

A few years ago when I switched from Pinkfinity back to my original Heidi8, I was told that people thought I'd deleted my LJ because of Ancient Wank from A Million Years Ago (Or Maybe 2003) so please screencap this and remember it: I will not be expressly deleting this LJ. If someone at LJ decides that I'm violating the Terms of Use deletes it, there's nothing I can do about it.

I'll leave with a link to an interesting thread on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ztsamudzi/status/853683785845673988 - it made me think a lot today about language that we have and use, that we may not have had five or fifteen or twenty years ago, how the type of interactive and social media that we choose to use informs and impacts how we interact with other people, and how a change of spaces can change how we create, share, comment on and learn from content.

I'll miss the hell out of LJ, and I really hope I don't miss any of you. Please email me (heidi8 on gmail) if you want to say where you're going without having to post here or anywhere else I'm already located.

Colloportus.
heidi: (meep)
I just realized something.
I've been liveblogging on tumblr and Twitter and a bit on FB
I have not OPENED LJ. Or DW.

Well, I have now, to post this. But, catch-up time tonight as I rewatch. If you didn't get to see it yet, no spoilers here, but it has been AWESOME!!
heidi: (Livejournal)
Via [livejournal.com profile] tresa_cho, if this is the new and mandatory layout for LJ, I'm not reading here at all anymore. But I'll crosspost until that ability is gone.

Does anyone know how to move my mood theme to DW with relative ease?
heidi: (Livejournal)
Take a deep breath. Now rant about something!

That's LJ's Question of the Day. So here's my rant:

SUBJECT LINES! We want them back for ALL styles! I have them because of my S2 and my choice to use the style for Comment pages but they should be available for EVERYONE.

Jeepers, LJ - did you PLAN in ADVANCE for this to be the question today or is it a crazy random happenstance?

Had you not done this, my rant would've been about whether, in ten years time, one should watch Peter Jackson's Middle Earth movies in the order in which they were released, or in chronological order. But you, LJ, were foolist, so it won't be.

C'mon LJ! Backpedal, this one last time.
heidi: (Help Haiti)
LJ is reportedly about to discontinue having Subject lines in Replies to posts, and changing the way the Expand feature works, as per discussion here. Given my work on the [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti comm, I have feelings that I wanted to expand beyond my initial do not want so here's what I posted here [livejournal.com profile] news.
Hi! About two years ago, I founded the LJ comm [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti to fundraise and host an auction to support the rescue of survivors and the rebuilding of Haiti after one of the worst earthquakes on record.

The LiveJournal platform was wonderfully suited for our auction to take place on, in large part because the subject lines of the Offerings were informative and evocative, and because of the ability to Expand a discussion to bidders could easily see all the threads.

Because of the way the community was organized on LiveJournal, we raised about 125,000 for charities that helped Haiti and its citizens.

In the ensuing 23 months, over a dozen communities, including [livejournal.com profile] help_chile, [livejournal.com profile] help_japan and others, have been created with similar purposes and missions, and astoundingly fantastic fundraising totals.

We at [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti greatly appreciated the support that LiveJournal gave to the project; it was the first time that LJ had set up a Virtual Gift tied to a specific community's fundraising project, and it was promoted by [livejournal.com profile] news. Authors like Neil Gaiman posted about it and promoted the project on their Twitter feeds and blogs. It brought people to LJ who hadn't been here before.

At the time, we appreciated LJ's support of the project and since then, as I said, other charitable projects have as well.

These projects will not be able to be hosted on LiveJournal if Subject Lines are eliminated from the Reply process. It will be difficult, if not impossible, to host such projects on LiveJournal if Offerors and Bidders can't Expand the comment threads.

Please, reconsider the design, so that beneficial, charitable, helpful projects like this can continue when needed.


+1s and contrary opinions are both appreciated.
heidi: (Help Haiti)
LJ is reportedly about to discontinue having Subject lines in Replies to posts, and changing the way the Expand feature works, as per discussion here. Given my work on the [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti comm, I have feelings that I wanted to expand beyond my initial do not want so here's what I posted here [livejournal.com profile] news.
Hi! About two years ago, I founded the LJ comm [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti to fundraise and host an auction to support the rescue of survivors and the rebuilding of Haiti after one of the worst earthquakes on record.

The LiveJournal platform was wonderfully suited for our auction to take place on, in large part because the subject lines of the Offerings were informative and evocative, and because of the ability to Expand a discussion to bidders could easily see all the threads.

Because of the way the community was organized on LiveJournal, we raised about 125,000 for charities that helped Haiti and its citizens.

In the ensuing 23 months, over a dozen communities, including [livejournal.com profile] help_chile, [livejournal.com profile] help_japan and others, have been created with similar purposes and missions, and astoundingly fantastic fundraising totals.

We at [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti greatly appreciated the support that LiveJournal gave to the project; it was the first time that LJ had set up a Virtual Gift tied to a specific community's fundraising project, and it was promoted by [livejournal.com profile] news. Authors like Neil Gaiman posted about it and promoted the project on their Twitter feeds and blogs. It brought people to LJ who hadn't been here before.

At the time, we appreciated LJ's support of the project and since then, as I said, other charitable projects have as well.

These projects will not be able to be hosted on LiveJournal if Subject Lines are eliminated from the Reply process. It will be difficult, if not impossible, to host such projects on LiveJournal if Offerors and Bidders can't Expand the comment threads.

Please, reconsider the design, so that beneficial, charitable, helpful projects like this can continue when needed.


+1s and contrary opinions are both appreciated.
heidi: (Internet Issues)
Re the new LJ/IP logging issue. Yes, it's been possible forever for people to find your general location using reverse-IP sites (although it doesn't really work if you use a mobile or iPad to post) but it's taken time and been an extra step.

I don't particularly care to know where all of you are posting from but I have had occasional anon-poster issues so I've turned off ip logging for everyone but anons just so it's a nonissue for those of you who're uncomfortable with this new tweak.

I saw XMen 1st Class last night and may post spoilage thoughts when I'm back at my desktop where open tabs are waiting but my nonspoilery review is: loved the stories, I agree with McAvoy's quote re Charles and Erik, that scene with the Miami chyron was Islamorada, and one specific moment brought to mind [livejournal.com profile] yahtzee63's Queer Eye for the Fandom Guy and Magento.
heidi: (Internet Issues)
Re the new LJ/IP logging issue. Yes, it's been possible forever for people to find your general location using reverse-IP sites (although it doesn't really work if you use a mobile or iPad to post) but it's taken time and been an extra step.

I don't particularly care to know where all of you are posting from but I have had occasional anon-poster issues so I've turned off ip logging for everyone but anons just so it's a nonissue for those of you who're uncomfortable with this new tweak.

I saw XMen 1st Class last night and may post spoilage thoughts when I'm back at my desktop where open tabs are waiting but my nonspoilery review is: loved the stories, I agree with McAvoy's quote re Charles and Erik, that scene with the Miami chyron was Islamorada, and one specific moment brought to mind [livejournal.com profile] yahtzee63's Queer Eye for the Fandom Guy and Magento.
heidi: (_Help Haiti)
From this evening's [livejournal.com profile] news post:
We want to acknowledge all of the amazing work you've been doing to support relief efforts in Haiti. We've already raised over $3,300 from the sale of our Haiti vgift!

We were so inspired by your compassion that we've decided to run a two-day charitable vgift drive. Beginning next week, from Thursday, January 28th, 4pm, through Saturday, January 30th, 3:59pm, PST, we'll donate 100 percent of the proceeds from all vgift sales to CARE and UNICEF (we'll cover the credit card processing fees). And, remember, for each $10 you receive in vgifts during a two-week period, you'll get two months of paid account time. For more info, read this FAQ.


And yes, they give a lovely shout-out to [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti, so thank you, LJ.

And, um, maybe this will impact the timing of the next Lightning Round? Off to ponder while I watch SHOW OMG SHOW IS ON TONIGHT IN ABOUT AN HOUR SQUEE!
heidi: (_Help Haiti)
From this evening's [livejournal.com profile] news post:
We want to acknowledge all of the amazing work you've been doing to support relief efforts in Haiti. We've already raised over $3,300 from the sale of our Haiti vgift!

We were so inspired by your compassion that we've decided to run a two-day charitable vgift drive. Beginning next week, from Thursday, January 28th, 4pm, through Saturday, January 30th, 3:59pm, PST, we'll donate 100 percent of the proceeds from all vgift sales to CARE and UNICEF (we'll cover the credit card processing fees). And, remember, for each $10 you receive in vgifts during a two-week period, you'll get two months of paid account time. For more info, read this FAQ.


And yes, they give a lovely shout-out to [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti, so thank you, LJ.

And, um, maybe this will impact the timing of the next Lightning Round? Off to ponder while I watch SHOW OMG SHOW IS ON TONIGHT IN ABOUT AN HOUR SQUEE!
heidi: (Palms by echoe69)
But isn't that what we have LJ profile pages for? SO many thanks to everyone who sent me a snowflake cookie! It was such a lovely day-brightener and I agree that LJ should do this every so often, just randomly. Except if it crashed the notification system, because getting v-gifts is shiny, but so is getting comments.

Have you preordered your HBP DVD? If you are getting the Blu-Ray or the double-disc version tomorrow, check out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter featurette - but if you don't want to wait, you can see the sneak preview of it on the Infinitus site tonight, with special thanks to Universal for sending it over.

Speaking of Infinitus, I am the coordinator for meet-ups that involve f00d, drinks and/or non-hotel Universal locations like the Parks and CityWalk. More about this coming to the official website later this month, but if you're interested in learning more about what your ship/group/site/comm/fans-of-a-specific-character-or-house/cohorts can organize/schedule let me know sometime between now and, um, March. First come, first serve on picking places and times, though!

I'll be in Orlando for a few days in two weeks - cousins are coming in from Maine and friends are coming in from NYC, so we're heading up to see people. We are definitely going to the Gaylord Palms ICE! exhibition, but is there anything else that's a must-do at any of the Disney parks and/or Universal? We've never seen the Osborne Lights or Cinderella's Castle all lit up for the holidays, so we may try to get to them, but other than that?

Erm. Missed a few days of the Meme of December

Day 06 -- Whatever tickles your fancy
My favorite holiday-season song is Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas", but two years ago, I heard the My Chemical Romance version and flipped for it. If anyone has any other versions of the song, I would love it if you'd share! Of course, I have the Love Actually version, but are there any others? Anyhow, two years ago, I ended up making two vids that year, both set to that version of the song.
All Voldemort Wants for Christmas Is Harry )
All I Want for Christmas - the Winchester Variation )

Day 07 -- A photo that makes you happy:
Barack Obama Visits Smallville (Sorta) )

The days are... )
heidi: (Palms by echoe69)
But isn't that what we have LJ profile pages for? SO many thanks to everyone who sent me a snowflake cookie! It was such a lovely day-brightener and I agree that LJ should do this every so often, just randomly. Except if it crashed the notification system, because getting v-gifts is shiny, but so is getting comments.

Have you preordered your HBP DVD? If you are getting the Blu-Ray or the double-disc version tomorrow, check out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter featurette - but if you don't want to wait, you can see the sneak preview of it on the Infinitus site tonight, with special thanks to Universal for sending it over.

Speaking of Infinitus, I am the coordinator for meet-ups that involve f00d, drinks and/or non-hotel Universal locations like the Parks and CityWalk. More about this coming to the official website later this month, but if you're interested in learning more about what your ship/group/site/comm/fans-of-a-specific-character-or-house/cohorts can organize/schedule let me know sometime between now and, um, March. First come, first serve on picking places and times, though!

I'll be in Orlando for a few days in two weeks - cousins are coming in from Maine and friends are coming in from NYC, so we're heading up to see people. We are definitely going to the Gaylord Palms ICE! exhibition, but is there anything else that's a must-do at any of the Disney parks and/or Universal? We've never seen the Osborne Lights or Cinderella's Castle all lit up for the holidays, so we may try to get to them, but other than that?

Erm. Missed a few days of the Meme of December

Day 06 -- Whatever tickles your fancy
My favorite holiday-season song is Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas", but two years ago, I heard the My Chemical Romance version and flipped for it. If anyone has any other versions of the song, I would love it if you'd share! Of course, I have the Love Actually version, but are there any others? Anyhow, two years ago, I ended up making two vids that year, both set to that version of the song.
All Voldemort Wants for Christmas Is Harry )
All I Want for Christmas - the Winchester Variation )

Day 07 -- A photo that makes you happy:
Barack Obama Visits Smallville (Sorta) )

The days are... )
heidi: (winter)
Gacked from cooks.com:

SNOWFLAKE COOKIES

2 c. sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
4 sq. unsweetened chocolate, melted
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. sifted powdered sugar

Combine first 3 ingredients in large bowl, beat at medium speed. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt, about 1/4 of the dry mixture at a time to chocolate mixture, mixing after each. Cover and chill 2 hours. Shape into 1 inch balls, roll in powdered sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Yield: 8 dozen.


Just in the spirit of the day, which will go down in LJ history as Snowflake Cookie Sunday!
heidi: (winter)
Gacked from cooks.com:

SNOWFLAKE COOKIES

2 c. sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
4 sq. unsweetened chocolate, melted
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. sifted powdered sugar

Combine first 3 ingredients in large bowl, beat at medium speed. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt, about 1/4 of the dry mixture at a time to chocolate mixture, mixing after each. Cover and chill 2 hours. Shape into 1 inch balls, roll in powdered sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Yield: 8 dozen.


Just in the spirit of the day, which will go down in LJ history as Snowflake Cookie Sunday!
heidi: (Default)
[Poll #1484573]

Also, Yuletide sign-ups close soon, SHOW is on tonight and I've played three songs from last night's GLEE at least a dozen times each today.
heidi: (Default)
[Poll #1484573]

Also, Yuletide sign-ups close soon, SHOW is on tonight and I've played three songs from last night's GLEE at least a dozen times each today.
heidi: (Booze!)
Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] morganmuffle, [livejournal.com profile] kerrikins and [livejournal.com profile] legomymalfoy:

One of the most recent set of LJ releases means that you can now delete ANY old email accounts attached to your LiveJournal including (the new bit) the one you originally used to sign up with (as long as you've been using your current one for at least 6 months).

Anyone with old email addresses attached to their account, especially ones they don't have access too anymore and double especially hotmail ones should go here:
http://www.livejournal.com/tools/emailmanage.bml

Also, I have to save this picture of Jared ) to my LJ forever! WHERE oh where is that picture from?

And gacked from [livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss, the magic words that will likely cause YouTube to give you the music back if they've muted something because of a complaint from Universal or WBMG, or another copyright holder. Use only where actually true and appropriate, please.
heidi: You're busy blogging! (BusyBlogging)
At 11:10 AM on February 11, 2002, I posted on LJ for the first time. I'd used LJ for the [livejournal.com profile] fictionalley account a few times in the six months before that date, and had been reading a few friends' LJs (including [livejournal.com profile] flourish, who gave me my code, but it was on this day that I finally started using LJ for myself.

I wish I had done this in years past, but I haven't so this is a summary of my LJ stats as of this minute:
40,534 comments received, 28,824 comments posted
3,831 Journal Entries, 602 Tags, 148 Memories, 400+ ScrapBook Files, 20 Virtual Gifts, 163 Userpics


I've had a permanent account since 2004 or 2005 - I can't even remember anymore! - I have 148 interests, am watching 1263 friends, communities, and feeds, and have been friended by over 1000 people, but some of them haven't posted on LJ in three, four or five years, and I don't know if they are still reading anymore at all. If they are, HI, oldbies!

[Poll #1347585]

Explanation for the computer questions above - looks like I am getting a new desktop for valentine's day/my birthday (belated) as Eldest Son has need of my 2+ year old 2GB-of-RAM machine, so I am considering just how much power I want to play with, as I have a 25% off coupon for Dell. Gah, the things I think about when I'm able to sit at my desktop for the first time in 10+ days - but I do feel so much better, in terms of surgery-recovery, every day. Other than the fact that I can't pick up anything over 10 pounds for a few more weeks, I should be close to 100% by the weekend, I hope.

Oh, feh.

Jan. 6th, 2009 12:25 pm
heidi: (Livejournal)
You may have already seen this, but from Valleywag at Gawker:
[LiveJournal's] product managers and engineers were laid off, leaving only a handful of finance and operations workers — which speaks to a website to be left on life support. Matt Berardo, a Yahoo executive hired on last summer, is also believed to be gone.


CNET sounds slightly less panicky. But better to be safe than sorry! I am not going anywhere, but I am in various other places in case LJ does go somewhere.

I am backed up on InsaneJournal at 8heidi8 and I have an account that I really should move everything over to on JournalFen at heidi - yes, this means that I am not 'heidi8' on other blog-sites.

I'm also on facebook if you know my real name, and on Twitter at travelingheidi.

Why do I feel like the "sort your flist by date" thing last month was the last hurrah of something wonderful from LJ?

I have been here for seven years, as of this month. I don't have a seven year itch. I don't want LJ to go away. I can't recreate this community, not anywhere else.

About six weeks ago when there was a hacking concern, I asked about ways to back up my LJ, and got some recommendations here. I ended up using both LJArchive and LJBook, but I haven't gone through and re-uploaded my LJ posts anywhere else. For me, the comments and polls are as important as the content of my own posts, though, and that's not even including all the icons and photos I've stored here on LJ over the last seven years.

There has to be a way to at least keep LJ online as a hosting location because right now, I am terrified that we are going to lose that.

And that would be awful.
heidi: (Livejournal)
You have done something that ties with the awesomeness of the raised maximum on the number of people one can friend.

Paid users (and permanents) can now read their flist by date, going back in time as far as possible.

This is useful when one's been away a few days and has gone beyond skip=950, but even more wonderful, you can now read the posts on your flist from Important Dates like the release of HBP, the announcement of the release date for OotP or the recent election day squee!

You can view reactions to individual episodes of your favorite tv show, or to the tsunami from 2004, or the growing understanding of the destruction of New Orleans, or see how many people wished you a Happy Birthday back in 2004 or anything.

Wonderful tool, LJ.

Thank you!

And huh, this icon is accurately applied to this feature, despite the fact that said icon was created to be snarky towards LJ. Weird.
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