December 14th, 2007

running, bomb tech

It's been the kind of afternoon where everyone needs to die laughing.

Bunny's Christmas Story
Can Has Sweet Potato?
Why Being Into Cats is Essentially The Same as Being Into Psychotic Tweakers
Dogs in Elk
Squirrels in Beet Pulp
Lost: big box of crickets on the subway
Neighborhood Hazard (or: Why the Cops Won't Patrol Brice Street)
The Brown Plastic Packaging Tape Monster Story
One hundred surreal things that have happened to cadhla
Cat pee on Bang.
Things Mr. Welch May Not Do During an RPG
The parking lot seems to be on fire.


I have no idea where I left my three-hole-punch. I also need to keep drawing assorted little cartoons, because I win at that, in general. But I have a plastic file crate full of empty binders, and this is a Good Thing. I've been filing away assorted things that need archiving, and consolidating things. One of these days, all my written diaries will be backed up in electronic form.

Things I have gotten away with at work now include:
  • Pelt supervisor with Atomic Fireballs during team meeting.

  • Hold up "Applause" and "Boo" signs during team meeting.



I make playlists in my head. I know I had one called "Bad Love", but it's disappeared somewhere.
"Borderline", Madonna.
"Two Out of Three Ain't Bad"
"I Will Survive" (and maybe "Believe", that might be better)
Perhaps "Walls" and/or "The Distance", and/or "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps".
"Everybody Knows", maybe "Hallelujah", but it's not that kind of playlist, I don't think.

UV-reactive cats!
yule, gingerbread motherboard

ain't got drugs yet - (hang onto your)

Bluetooth buzzer bracelet for cellphone alerts. Oh, wow! Perfect! lm959

I have put together my Bad Love mix, and will probably be putting it somewhere to be shared. I hope I've designed it to be played one of three ways -- all together, or with only the female artists, or only the male artists. I think it works both ways. (Well, maybe now it does; there was an incompatibility between the "I Will Survive" and the "You Oughtta Know" that had to be fixed. And there was no other choice for it -- it had to be "Suprême" and not "Supreme".)

Suggestions bunny: an accessibility-specific site scheme. In addition to the other things that LJ does to make the layout work, it would at least a) have larger icons and links, and no flyout navigation anywhere at all, b) be exempt from temporary decoration, and c) should involve heavy consulting with people who actually design accessible websites for a living (especially someone who's got a vested interest in it, you know, working).

suggestions bunny #2: community maintainers ought to be able to see and change explicit adult/adult content flags on any given entry under their control, if they're not already.

Most of my LJ day today was actually work -- I was helping hone and tagging suggestions.

I maintain some pretty good Google-fu -- I found the right thing when I didn't know how to describe it. Fortunately, I knew the general thing it was called, and started from there, and I magically managed to guess the right descriptor. I went from "How can I help you?" to "Success!" in 18 minutes, from the timestamps. Another one took me about 15 minutes, although I really didn't know what I was looking for there.

I can see airplane lights from my window at night. We're near enough a flight path that they're right at a reindeer-angle for me to watch streaming across the sky.

Tomorrow is the party.

I called Dawn. She's sick, poor thing. Darkside = no answer. I should pry for details on vacation, so I don't wind up doing the futile call thing.

All the tech support is blurring together in my head. My supervisor tells me that I'm honing my call times, even though call volume is low and we aren't getting as many calls put through; they're not back-to-back.

I haven't been getting enough sleep in general. I need to address that. I don't think, especially, that the seeing motion out of the corner of my eye a lot is an artifact caused by lack of sleep, because I'm seeing it when I'm wide awake.

I have too many tags. That's not just a value judgment, that's a statement of policy-driven fact. I tried counting them on Wednesday by the simple expedient of pasting them in a Notepad, setting the view length to 51 lines, and paging down a lot; I stopped when I hit 1,000. The current cap is at 1,000. The file was maybe somewhere between 1/2 and 1/3 scrolled down at that point -- I don't have anything like 20,000 so I'm not in danger of crashing LJ when I go in to edit them, but I will need to do some editing or I won't be able to add any more. My poor tags! *hangs onto*

I overuse the word "Woe" now. When I say it, it is "woe" and not "woah", nearly 100% of the time.

Ecchi-chan has her EEE. EEEEEE! I say. It is cute. Now I want one.