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Much clearer this time, without the beating-around-the-bushes bullshit.

And there's staff identifying herself as staff and responding to comments. Poor girl must be overwhelmed.

Much, much better.
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LJ Biz: http://community.livejournal.com/lj_biz/241884.html
New lj "staff" account (in response to the stupid [livejournal.com profile] burr86 incident) = [livejournal.com profile] theljstaff.

Open Letter to LJ/SixApart: http://bubble-blunder.livejournal.com/80818.html

:: sighs::

LJ is not doing a good job.

It's also impossible to do a good job. There's no way they're going to be able to satisfy everyone. They know that somewhere down the road, someone with a _lot_ of legal clout is going to be able to hit them with a lawsuit for something, and there's no way for them to prevent that, so they're going to try to be as vague as possible, so they're covered.

It's a pity they can't just move Sealand, where they could avoid getting sued for all this crap.
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Oh dear.


Brad is leaving SixApart. There goes the person we trust.

Heading for google, I believe. And I think I understand how he feels - the lack of an active, challenging, "ahhhh, fuuuuck" panic, with alert, eager programmers was something I noticed while visiting SixApart last year. People were laid back - there was little of that forward "drive" that I find when working in small groups, trying to accomplish a single goal against a deadline.

I suspect he might not find Google to be that much better. It's hard to find that kind of energy when there's that many people - it gets dispersed and lost between the communication, meetings, protocols. Because there's someone else who can work slower, so you work slower to match them, and soon, everyone else is working slower.

Or maybe I'm just pulling BS out of a hat. I dunno.
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$150. Pay now, and uh... own your angsty spot! And get lots of userpics (137 and growing?)

Oh, plus, there's 10GB of storage for pictures or voiceposts.

And $25 goes to charity. :D [edit] that is, if you buy within the first 36 hours of the sale.

Buy now:

I'm not entirely sure what happens to paid account time, but I believe it gets credited back to ya. Sale runs for one week: 21st to the 28th.
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They've learned. =^^= And have posted another news post: http://news.livejournal.com/99515.html

So suspensions have been reversed for those that fall in the following categories:
1. All Fandom journals
2. All fiction journals
3. All journals who that had problems in their profile only
as per news post.

now, hm, personal thoughts on the issue:
I dislike censorship. A lot.

With the recent ALTIC issue, I had flat out refused to remove stuff upon Gordon's request, but when John called (and asked quite politely), I agreed and removed stuff promptly. Why? I'm not too sure. I suppose it might have been because it's not directly his stuff, and I didn't quite draw the connection between him and this then-unknown John person. Plus, I got yelled at. Although that might have been after I refused to remove stuff. Hmm. I don't remember anymore... I ramble. Ok, onto LiveJournal.

...I think LiveJournal was wrong with their instant reflex of removing stuff. Although it's hard to say - we don't know what they were threatened with, if anything. But I approve of their post-chaos reaction - or at least the reactions I've seen - the two news articles so far indicate that they are sorry, and working on fixing things. Of course, I suppose it was a shock to many to discover that yes, there are idiots out there who can censor your stuff, that even LiveJournal isn't immune to being talked into being stupid once in a while.
Remember, a while back, there was a string of hexidecimal numbers? and anyone that waved that number around got censored? Notably there was a bit on digg too, where after articles that contained that number got deleted, people posted article after article, until the entire front page was covered. At that point, digg backed down and said, more or less, "ok, we understand that you guys would rather we go down fighting - we don't remove those articles anymore". Seems history is repeating itself already... a trend?
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» Australia: (03) 8807 0918
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» Japan: (03) 4550-6940
» United Kingdom (London): 0203 105 6053
» United Kingdom (Manchester): 0161 263 0117
» United States: (888) 840-6189 or (888) LJ-VPOST

As posted here: http://community.livejournal.com/paidmembers/19570.html
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LiveJournal is having a permanent account sale again. Whee.

I still need to fully complete (and maybe kick into beta) my Google summer of code project for LJ. Meep. ::hides:: Ouqi's stuff is keeping me busy between school and other stuff though.

New Vertigo scheme.
Ish pretty. Ish also beta, but eh.


And I love xkcd so much. Make sure you hover over the image for the alt text.



Append: Oh, this is spiffy. I can now 'sponsor' guests http://www.cites.uiuc.edu/news/2006/guestaccounts/index.html, so they can use the university wireless while on campus.
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Mass Privacy Editing. Paid/Perm only for now (ETA few days).
Max friends has been raised to 1000 for Free/Plus/Early, and 200 for Paid/Perm.
More virtual gifts.
LiveJournal's First Non-Fiction Essay Contest. $500 prize + $500 to charity of choice.
Sell bits and pieces of your soul for LJ Gift Certificates, redeemable for anything non-physical.
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I finished (more or less), the style.css that could be applied to a layout that uses voxish/expressive, converting that into a quasi-Notebook layout.

And I finished writing the link-checking part of the RSS/Atom aggregator. So it looks like I can take almost any LWP::UserAgent acceptable url and grab that, parse for feed type (RSS vs. Atom), or if it's an HTML file, parse for feed links and then re-grab. Now I just need to push things into the database, merge the currently-command-line script into a CGI shell, and then that part will be kinda done.

'cause after that, we'll need to figure out how to pull said information back out of the database, and then feed that to the user. *dryly* Yayfor.

Tomorrow's going to be homework-day though. There's at least two assignments due on top of the usual weekly things.

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