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I'll be attempting to do a backup now.
Backups are good.
Wish me luck.

Later: It's done.
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I've been getting a lot of brainless zombie robot spam lately. To make my life easier, I have disabled anon comments. If you do not have an account and urgently wish to tell me something, you can still send me mail.
lyorn: (eliphas)
If my journal gets five times the usual hits a day -- can I find out what entry attracted those, without checking every single one of them. (It's not a recent entry, so much I found out before becoming bored.)
lyorn: (eliphas)
For some reason, spammers are drawn to one of my very old postings like flies to honey.

I keep wondering about that. And I locked comments on that posting. Stupid spammers.
lyorn: (Nov09)
[ profile] trobadora has been suggesting a re-read of Bujold's Vorkosigan series.

I think I'll join. Talking about books is fun.

Anyone else interested, go here.
lyorn: (Nov09)
I've been getting too much spam lateley, so you might have to do the "yes, I am human" test when posting a comment. Sorry for the bother. Blame the spammers. :-(
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I have been experimenting in the kitchen, with fun results. Read more... )

To something completely different, can anyone please check if the comments on e.g. the previous post become invisible if one is not logged in? I tried, but they stayed visible to me. I would like some more input on this.


Sep. 15th, 2010 11:35 pm
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Either I just got very weird LJ spam, or someone is seriously confused.
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Seems now you can crosspost whatever you send to LJ to your Facebook or Twitter account. That inlcudes replies you make to friendslocked posts. I don't have to explain (I hope) why this is not a brilliant idea.

Instead I would like you all to know that if you do this with any replies to any of my posts, rare as they are, I will have to wonder about your sense of place and context. Not every content is created the same, not every platform is appropriate for any content, and people who feel that their words will work equally well on every platform have taken the first step on the dark road to spam-dom.


Aug. 17th, 2010 12:56 pm
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LJ tells me I had 113 views yesterday. Whereever those came from, no one commented. I'm puzzled.


May. 21st, 2009 12:56 am
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OK, so I'm on Dreamwidth, too. Same name, same cat.

I really need to come up with something like content to justify having another journal.


May. 20th, 2009 09:47 pm
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Arrived home at 1 pm this night. I'm now moving a couple of holiday posts from "friends" to "public", and start writing a more detailed entry or ten.
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So I have a twelve chapter fanfic ready to post. 41,000 words. In German. Which means that everything before the LJ-cut will appear on my friends' friends pages quite often. All my friends are keeping their LJs in English. Have I mentioned the story is in German?

So, I'm wondering:

1) Post it in twelve parts, one chapter each? Or in six, two chapters each?
2) What is a reasonable posting schedule for twelve parts? For six parts? All at once, twice daily, daily, every two days?
3) Write the header in German, English, or some mix as I did with Malenka?

Any hints, experiences, preferences or opinions?
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The last four days I was at a choir seminar in the insanely baroque Abbey (now a centre for all kind of music seminars) in Ochsenhausen near Tübingen.

Read more... )

In completely different news, the LJ PTB are causing widespread panic again. If anything should happen, you'll find me on insanejournal with the same username: here.
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Should I get one? Use my IJ account? Post here? Get off my lazy ass and find out how to access my own website again?

Any opinions? (Note that most of my writing is in German.)


Aug. 15th, 2008 05:39 pm
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I had been planning on doing a fic journal (in German, mostly) as soon as LJ offered basic accounts again, but now it seems that readers who are not on LJ will have to see ads unless I pay for the new journal. Most of the people who I think might be intereseted are RL friends who are not on LJ, and making them look at ads would not exactly be fair.

So I think I'll better get back into the habit of updating my web page occasionally. (BTW, as I'm switching providers, it is possible that my web page will move. I'll keep the link here up to date.)
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[ profile] synecdochic on "Why Monetizing Social Media Through Advertising Is Doomed To Failure" [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3]. Long (see mood icon) but worth it.

Content producers -- users -- on social media services don't explicitly sign up to produce content for the service to capitalize on. They sign up to utilize or receive the service that the social media site provides. They are willing, to an extent, to have that content capitalized upon, in exchange for the service they receive -- it's that social economy thing again. But the minute the service explicitly calls users' attention to the fact that they are functioning as unpaid content creators, and makes users feel as though there is any sort of content restriction in place, there's a huge psychological shift that will, in many cases, trigger a shift in the attitude towards having their content re-sold.


Dec. 1st, 2007 04:19 pm
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My phone had been offline the past week. My home internet cable is broken. If you have urgent news for me and cannot reach me by phone (it should work again, don't know for how long) send it to my work account. If it's really urgent, call my mobile.

LJ admin is being stupid again. (Explanation here.) Maybe I should mark this whole journal adult, because my life is full of boring adult concepts like work and money and taking the cats to the vet. But that would be false advertising, I guess.

Public service notice: Check your viewer settings (pretty far down the page). You might want to change them.

I'm still not over this incredibly disgusting preview they established with every link. I mouse-over links to see if I want to click them. If I do not want to click them, I do not want to see what is there! How hard to get is that? The workaround they described does not seem to work if you access the internet via a proxy server. If you see those previews in my LJ it means that I have not killed them dead enough. Tell me and I'll try harder.


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