April 7th, 2006

ui, pastede

April Showers

news: Happy April Fool's Day! ♥ to our pirates!
  • OMGZ userpic tool for all you n00bs who don't have PhotoShop, don't know your way around Paint, and aren't rockin' the GIMP.
  • We listen! We care! We tried to use Memories too and were just as pissed as you! Yay fixed memories (we hope)!!
  • New: We mail you stuff! Like, news and new features & shit. And maybe even when someone adds you, but don't quote us, 'kay?
  • Oh, and design contest for layouts! With super prizes!
  • 10 millionth LJ account EVAR soon to be signing up!
  • Navigation strip turn on! View all friendspage! For great justice!

Pic-Happy Users: OMG! Just what I needed to crop & shrink pics for LJ to fill up all my empty userpic slots! ♥ you so much!
Advanced Pic-Happy Users: Somebody's easily amused.
Pic-Happy Users: ... How come I get the Userpic Factory thing when I try to upload my perfectly legal icon? Huh?
Support Volunteers: ... because it's 41k or 102x102 pixels?
Pic-Happy Users: *facepalm* ...nevermind.
Pic-Happy Users: Hey! How come I'm getting an error?
Support Volunteers: Are you trying to load a .JPG, or something else?
Pic-Happy Users: You mean it only takes .JPGs? Damn.

Grammar Bitch User #1: 'EVAR'?

System Style Users: Whee, navbar! Navbar is love!
Custom Style Users: ... What navbar?
Fragile Style Users: Navbar broke my style!
Paranoid Users: Navbar's shaped just like a banner ad. Kind of suspicious, huh? Huh?
Style Whores: Yay Navbar! ...Can I get it in blinkie pink to match my journal, plzkthx?
Hardcore Style Whores: $4,000 for making a style? I'm in!
Filter Whores: Wow, communities separated? So cool. I could have used this a long time ago.
Support Volunteers: Um, that filtering feature? Been around like forever.
Filter Whores: ...Oh. Really? Wow. *blush*

Grammar Bitch User #2: 'EVAR'?!

Feature Whore Users: Santa, want to see my list?
brad: Lemme see. Oh, that one? Coding it as we speak.
Feature Whore Users: YAAAAY!
Different Feature Whore Users: Does that mean editing comments too?
frank: I eat comments. And pants. Does that count?
Cynical Users: Like you should trust the average LJ user with a comment s/he can edit. Hello, flamewar.
Old-School Feature Diehards: Birthday notifications? Hello? Hello? O? o? o? *echo fades off into emptiness*

Grammar Bitch User #3: 'EVAR'?!?

9,999,998 LJ Users: So much ♥!! So totally sorry we were ragging on y'all last time.
Cynical Users: Well, looks like you got a few things right ... this time.

Grammar Bitch User #4: 'EVAR'?!?!

Random User: 10,000,000? That's a lot of accounts.
User Who's Been Around Awhile: Yeah, but how many are active?
User Who's Been Around Longer: They should give old accounts special propz.
Early Adopters: Show some respec', foo.

Grammar Bitch User #5: 'EVAR'?!?!!

Slashdot User: First Comment!
LJ Popular Post Commenter: First Page!
Random User: OMG comments!
azurelunatic: GreaseMonkey LJ Thread Unfolder is love. And. 'EVAR'?!?!!?
  • Current Music
    my baby sister's violin tapes stuck in my head ... again
work, headset, nerf bat, working

Commentary from the dregs of work

The Plaid Geek (who was striped today) came in my monitor room with a shiny new-ish keyboard for me. Glee! He told me to just toss the old one, once he heard what was wrong with it. Glee!

pyrogenic: I was trying to hook up my laptop with my friend's, and that failed, mostly because I don't have enough NICs.

But that made me wonder about making a direct cable connection via the modem, which led me into poking at settings and looking up things on the internet. While I concluded that I probably can't do a direct cable connection over the modem, the poking led me to the insight that I probably could set up myself with a remote dial-up for when my laptop and I are out of range of my router/wireless router.

I do believe that my ISP offers me dial-up gratis when I am away from home, at least up to a certain amount/month, but that will burn cellphone minutes.

And, IIRC, the minutes between home and cellphone are free. I'll have to confirm it with the phone company, but this just might be crazy enough to work.