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Monday, January 23rd, 2012



Monday 3:22 pm


(sorry, don't mind me, i'm just trying to get my openid import from dreamwidth working.)


Comments: Holy comment link, Batman!



Tuesday, April 20th, 2010



Tuesday 9:06 pm
dreamwidth codes


hey, if any of y'all want to make the jump to dreamwidth, feel free to use one of these codes:

Code:Direct link:
58TKQXJHJ7NXHAAADQY8Use this code
2ZAZ47FVETARJAAADQY9Use this code
B2WAD5TA3QJ66AAADWVCUse this code
SF8PZWNQETAN4AAAECUNUse this code
V54VCYE2XCXW3AAAECUPUse this code


if these run out, i've got more on my dw.


Mood: hopefulhopeful
Comments: 2 girls and boys are fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!
Tags: dreaming of dreamwidth



Monday, December 28th, 2009



Monday 8:51 am
ourstory.com: fyi


some unknown person is copying the public entries of this livejournal to "xanthipe" on ourstory.com. since these entries are public and there's no contact information for this "xanthipe" available (contacting ourstory.com directly hasn't even gotten me an autoresponse), there's nothing i can do about this.

if you're thinking of copying anything from this journal onto another site, please ask me first. if you'd like to archive my fiction or meta, i will very likely say yes. if you are -- as this "xanthipe" is doing -- wanting to copy my personal daily chatter (went to a movie, yay curling game, etc.) i really really want to know why.

and also? keep my name attached and keep a link pointing back to me. don't copy my journal and post it as your own. sheesh.


Mood: quixoticquixotic
Comments: 7 girls and boys are fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!



Friday, May 1st, 2009



Friday 12:21 am
dreamwidth


permanent/seed account: collect the whole set!

\o/

crossposted from dw and ij. you can comment here! eventually i might even notice! so, er, you might want to try one of the other places instead. openid is fun!


Mood: jubilantjubilant
Comments: Holy comment link, Batman!
Tags: dw



Wednesday, February 18th, 2009



Wednesday 3:05 pm
hi!


hi, ain't dead, etc.! i feel bad for leaving this journal so empty. perhaps we'll meet up again on dreamwidth one of these days? in the meantime, i continue to be a batgeek on ij....


Mood: quixoticquixotic
Comments: Holy comment link, Batman!



Saturday, January 3rd, 2009



Saturday 10:17 pm
yuletide redux


and now, some recs and the reveal:

to hell with anything unrefined was my primary yuletide story, for nyssa23. it is vers libre poetry in the style of don marquis' archy & mehitabel. i put mehitabel amongst the suffragettes and brought in a couple of prohibitionists. i illustrated it! (did you know that the new york times online archives go back to 1851? it's really quite awesome, especially for setting a story about a new york city newspaper columnist in 1917.) glossing and kassrachel read it through for me and i managed to get it in nearly a week early, which is unheard-of in my yuletide career, opening the way for:

eyes wide open, a yuletide treat for baranduin, which is a postscript for robin mckinley's spindle's end, a retelling of "sleeping beauty" which i've always particularly loved. i highly recommend the book, and you shouldn't really read the story without having read the book -- for one, it won't make much sense, and for two, it does rather spoil one of the twists of the ending. i wrote this one in a terrific rush on christmas eve, but i'm glad i posted it; it turned out small but rather pretty, i think (and there are only two glaring typos which will need fixing at some point).

and while i was thusly engaged, lilyayl was writing my cyberiad story! still many ♥&hearts♥ and i shall have to see what else zie's done. there's so much more to read!


Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Comments: 4 girls and boys are fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!
Tags: a few of my favorite things, pr0n and other literature, swoon-worthy secret semi-secular santa



Tuesday, November 11th, 2008



Tuesday 11:20 am
panfan holidays


Dear Yulecritter Who Is Writing For Me,

Please follow the cookie crumbs this way!

Love,
cmshaw


Mood: excitedexcited
Comments: 2 girls and boys are fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!
Tags: swoon-worthy secret semi-secular santa



Tuesday, October 28th, 2008



Tuesday 1:40 pm
house: not yet warmed


alas, i have come down sick, and i am going to miss my housewarming deadline next saturday. (i am also informed by a cheerful if somewhat harried doctor that i will probably spend the rest of this week and probably some of the next coughing, so, yeah. not very hospitable, i'm afraid!) woe!


Mood: sicksick
Comments: 2 girls and boys are fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!



Wednesday, September 24th, 2008



Wednesday 11:40 am
so...many...boxes....


i am moved!

first things first: many thanks, in approximate chronological order, to
* lightgetsin, for extensive cheerleading and supervision of my packing process
* lightgetsin and treewishes, for packing up my scifi shelves and my downstairs overflow books
* bayleaf, for packing up most of my kitchen
* treewishes' partner, for driving me to pick up the moving truck
* my new building's manager, for driving me back from returning the moving truck
* bayleaf and ellen_fremedon, for recommending get up and go movers
* autiger23, 3pennyjane, and derora, for giving me more advice on movers so that i felt well-researched
* get up and go movers (getupandgomovers.com), for being speedy and inexpensive and awesome

i will have to have a housewarming party this time for real (i will! i will!), as last time i think i finally got around to having a house-stable-temperature party over a year later. looking around at all of the unpacking i'm going to have to do, i'm thinking of combining it with my hallowe'en party, which gives me a month....

Poll #1266153 Party time?

Hallowe'en/Housewarming OTP?

Friday is Hallowe'en -- be a purist!
3(15.0%)
Saturday is much better for a housewarming
11(55.0%)
Bah humbug: neither day works
2(10.0%)


Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Comments: Holy comment link, Batman!



Friday, September 12th, 2008



Friday 11:06 pm
things into boxes!


if anyone is free this saturday (tomorrow) and would care to stop by after noon to help me pack, that would be wonderful! i will have pizza and vids and a frantic air about me....


Mood: hopefulhopeful
Comments: Holy comment link, Batman!



Saturday, September 6th, 2008



Saturday 5:42 pm
packing


putting things in boxes: even better than whitewashing fences! anybody fancy joining me for this partytime? i'm going to be packing this sunday and next saturday afternoon, and -- as if the putting of things into boxes weren't enough -- i can even offer food and vid-watching too!


Mood: hopefulhopeful
Comments: 7 girls and boys are fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!



Wednesday, August 27th, 2008



Wednesday 4:39 pm
moving!


i have a new apartment! \o/

i will be moving in a month: will you help me?

...no, come back! you don't have to carry ANYTHING. do you have the names for any recommended moving services in the dc area? or do you want a used washer/dryer for cheap?

(i'm moving one metro stop away. alas, no more walking to two excellent sushi restaurants, but i will be able to walk to one excellent sushi restaurant, a bookstore, a restaurant with bubble tea, a bagel shop, and assorted other neighborhood niceties.)


Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Location: on the move!
Comments: 14 girls and boys are fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!



Friday, July 18th, 2008



Friday 3:02 pm
ain't dead


i drop in to say hello, still not dead, omg batman, hope y'all are doing well!


Mood: awakealive
Comments: 3 girls and boys are fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!



Thursday, June 12th, 2008



Thursday 12:21 pm
hello!


it's con.txt time! wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

boy, i never even post pointers to my ij over here any more, do i? sorry!


Mood: busyrunning around
Comments: 1 kid is fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!
Tags: insane in the brain, it's all about the con.txt



Saturday, May 17th, 2008



Saturday 12:49 am
almost con time!


hey kids, don't forget to vote for panels if you're going to be at con.txt! voting closes tomorrow night!

i still have no disco duck outfit!


Mood: excitedexcited
Comments: Holy comment link, Batman!
Tags: it's all about the con.txt



Monday, April 28th, 2008



Monday 4:41 pm
two messages


CON.TXT: you've got less than a week to put in your panel suggestions before we close the suggestions and start the voting! come on, i can see y'all nattering away over there -- don't you want a dedicated panel? you don't even have to run it, but you really don't want me to have to make up the panel description on the spot, do you? i mean, unless you think a half-dozen panels on batman and robin would be an awesome con. (what? it would!)

Eddie Izzard: hey, it looks like a lot of us are going this friday! who wants to meet up afterward and recite the best bits back at each other over drinks? and who knows a good place near the dar constitution hall to go for such a thing?


Mood: hopefulhopeful
Comments: 4 girls and boys are fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!
Tags: it's all about the con.txt, life



Wednesday, April 16th, 2008



Wednesday 12:07 pm
whew


insanejournal: I have both databases back. I need to do some clean up then I will get the site back up within the hour

thank goodness for redundant social networking, that's all i've got to say! not that i've been spending my ijless time obsessively tweaking my goodreads shelves or anything....


Mood: lovedclingy
Comments: 1 kid is fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!
Tags: insane in the brain



Tuesday, April 15th, 2008



Tuesday 10:51 am
ij oh noes


if you're looking for ij, the hosting company fucked up. also, we might have lost the last month of posts and comments.

i don't think i had any particular fic drafts up there in the last month that weren't just refinements of drafts also posted earlier, so if we do get data back from a month ago i'm okay there. also, not cleaning out my inbox recently has been vindicated in an unfortunately enabling way. still with the wibbling, though!

eta: whew! the data's been recovered, although the site may not go back up for a little while.


Mood: worriedwoeful
Comments: 5 girls and boys are fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!
Tags: insane in the brain



Monday, April 7th, 2008



Monday 3:23 pm
it's almost time for my con!


\o/!


Mood: giddygiddy
Comments: Holy comment link, Batman!
Tags: it's all about the con.txt



Saturday, April 5th, 2008



Saturday 1:38 pm
sunday brunch


would any locals be interested in brunch not tomorrow but next sunday, probably somewhere on the arlington/downtown side of town? let me know! i've got a few out-of-towners to fête!


Mood: hopefulhopeful
Comments: 19 girls and boys are fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!
Tags: dc peeps



Friday, March 28th, 2008



Friday 10:58 pm
you keep using that word


a question for you, o internets! what genre of music is this?

Poll #1162332 perhaps it does not mean what i think it means

catchy, isn't it?

pop
1(5.6%)
rock
3(16.7%)
punk
0(0.0%)
some fusion thereof
5(27.8%)


Mood: confusedconfused
Comments: 20 girls and boys are fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!
Tags: tunes



Wednesday, March 12th, 2008



Wednesday 9:44 pm
livejournal psa


hey, y'all, i don't know if you've seen yet, but free lj accounts are no longer available. you can only have plus (with ads) or paid (with money up front).

does anyone know what happens if you take an existing basic account and switch it to plus -- can you switch back, or are you stuck at plus with all the ads? eta: claire reports that you can still switch an existing (created before 13 march 2008) account between basic and plus.

ij, by the way, just did a new code push about an hour ago; if you're trying to open a new account over there, there may be some glitches going on tonight while the worst of the transition is smoothed out. (fyi, the ij announcements journal asked users several days ago whether they wanted the code push sooner and buggier or later and more stable, and listened when people requested sooner. in case that sort of thing is of interest to anyone.)

the awful thing is, of course, that every time i've logged into lj lately i've spotted a new feature that i really like. i really do see the technical development of the journalling software kicked into high gear here. i just don't see the old lj community spirit.

and hell yes, i'm still pissed off about the age restriction thing.


Mood: grumpygrumpy
Comments: 4 girls and boys are fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!
Tags: geeking out on lj, insane in the brain



Tuesday, March 11th, 2008



Tuesday 10:43 pm
nerd cred: the sequel


do you see what i see?Collapse )


Mood: flirtyflirty
Comments: 14 girls and boys are fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!



Wednesday, March 5th, 2008



Wednesday 10:05 am
my nerd cred is complete


so after about a month of noticing that my vision was getting blurry when i was tired, i finally scheduled an eye exam for yesterday evening -- and, yup, i need glasses.

now my entire immediate family is bespectacled!

i am trying to focus on the positive, which is that glasses are sexy accessories, and not on the negative, which is that glasses are sexy accessories. (because seriously, people. do i strike you as the type to accessorize? i don't even wear a watch. i grew up never quite knowing what time it was, which probably explains a lot when you think about it.)

(hair dye is not an accessory.)

(okay, piercings are accessories, but i only have one and it's not generally visible!)

anyway, internets! what kind of glasses should i get?


Mood: worriedworried
Comments: 25 girls and boys are fighting crime. Holy comment link, Batman!



Saturday, March 1st, 2008



Saturday 4:49 pm
This is ridiculous


My home network is having connectivity issues, notably with about half of the sites that I need to connect to today for my OTW work. I know it's my network and not the sites in question because I have no trouble connecting to my shell account and no trouble connecting my shell acount to these sites. Wiki editing in Lynx textboxes which can't handle inserting new lines of text = simultaneous fail and win, yes/no/needs more beer?

..Okay, I've got more beer and I've figured out how to open Lynx textboxes with a vi editor. Whew! Clearly, beer is important to this process! I'd still like to, y'know, connect directly to the site, but this'll do me for now.


Comments: Holy comment link, Batman!