jesso: (Pleiades)
Tonight, rather than do anything productive, I spent way too much time redoing the layout of my journal. It all started with wanting to find a new default icon (Hello, Pleiades!) and then kind of aimlessly poking at the style options and then searching for a community for the Flexible Squares style to see if I could find any interesting layouts and... yeah. I found one, and then changed the background, and then started digging through the CSS to change little things like font sizes.

And this is how my entire night disappeared.

Someday, when I am not so sleepy, I will finish the job and move all the images to my own hosting ("for safies", according to the gal who made the layout) and figure out how the change the color on the half-circle thingies and how to change the color of the parentheses around an lj-cut and how to add a tags link. But all of that requires deciphering code, and man, I'm sleepy. I just don't feel like it now. Of course, this means it will probably never get done, but... I'm okay with that.
jesso: (Pleiades)
Tonight, rather than do anything productive, I spent way too much time redoing the layout of my journal. It all started with wanting to find a new default icon (Hello, Pleiades!) and then kind of aimlessly poking at the style options and then searching for a community for the Flexible Squares style to see if I could find any interesting layouts and... yeah. I found one, and then changed the background, and then started digging through the CSS to change little things like font sizes.

And this is how my entire night disappeared.

Someday, when I am not so sleepy, I will finish the job and move all the images to my own hosting ("for safies", according to the gal who made the layout) and figure out how the change the color on the half-circle thingies and how to change the color of the parentheses around an lj-cut and how to add a tags link. But all of that requires deciphering code, and man, I'm sleepy. I just don't feel like it now. Of course, this means it will probably never get done, but... I'm okay with that.
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I would just like to announce that [livejournal.com profile] rimwalker and [livejournal.com profile] mosaicjulz are my new best friends, because they gave me virtual snowflake cookie gifts. The rest of you are fired.

And by "fired" I clearly mean "not fired."

PS: Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] rimwalker and [livejournal.com profile] mosaicjulz <3
jesso: (Default)
I would just like to announce that [livejournal.com profile] rimwalker and [livejournal.com profile] mosaicjulz are my new best friends, because they gave me virtual snowflake cookie gifts. The rest of you are fired.

And by "fired" I clearly mean "not fired."

PS: Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] rimwalker and [livejournal.com profile] mosaicjulz <3
jesso: (LJ - THE SKY IS FALLING)
Within five minutes of Livejournal making a news post summing up 2008, there are people complaining that they didn't mention the layoffs.

You know, the layoffs that happened in 2009?

...yeeeaaahhhhh.

The dumb, it hurts my head. I'm closing that tab, I think. No more comment-reading for me.
jesso: (LJ - THE SKY IS FALLING)
Within five minutes of Livejournal making a news post summing up 2008, there are people complaining that they didn't mention the layoffs.

You know, the layoffs that happened in 2009?

...yeeeaaahhhhh.

The dumb, it hurts my head. I'm closing that tab, I think. No more comment-reading for me.

Miscellany

Dec. 7th, 2008 11:28 pm
jesso: (Doctor Who - TLS#5- Jiggery-pokery)
So, as a permanent account holder, I now can have up to 195 icons. Guh. I had previously hit my limit of 145, after thinking that surely I would never get that many EVER, and now I seem to be working my way up to 195. This is one of my new ones. It amuses me.

I'm knitting! I am working on my super secret project that I can't mention publicly, and it is WORKING. Intarsia in the round, which everyone says is all impossible? Yeah, I'm totally doing it. And it looks awesome. Because I'm an awesome knitting ninja. I really might have to knit two, so I can keep one for myself.

I also got yarn on Saturday for Rogue. I've decided that with my new intarsia superpowers I'm going to do colored cables. I cannot wait to start. No, wait, I can't wait to finish because it will look amazing.

I haven't been knitting very much lately. I don't think I've knit a single stitch since the Olympics. I'd forgotten how exciting it is to start a new project, and how amazing it is to learn a new technique. It's such a rush. It sounds funny to say that about knitting, which has a reputation for being a hobby of old ladies, but seriously it is so much fun.

My chemistry final is tomorrow. I should probably finish reviewing. My notebook is open in front of me. I am, in fact, typing around it right now. I should stop typing and work one of these problems to make sure I still remember how. I haven't done these since October, and my memory is pretty sieve-like. Yes, this is what I will do. And I will stop typing now.

Miscellany

Dec. 7th, 2008 11:28 pm
jesso: (Doctor Who - TLS#5- Jiggery-pokery)
So, as a permanent account holder, I now can have up to 195 icons. Guh. I had previously hit my limit of 145, after thinking that surely I would never get that many EVER, and now I seem to be working my way up to 195. This is one of my new ones. It amuses me.

I'm knitting! I am working on my super secret project that I can't mention publicly, and it is WORKING. Intarsia in the round, which everyone says is all impossible? Yeah, I'm totally doing it. And it looks awesome. Because I'm an awesome knitting ninja. I really might have to knit two, so I can keep one for myself.

I also got yarn on Saturday for Rogue. I've decided that with my new intarsia superpowers I'm going to do colored cables. I cannot wait to start. No, wait, I can't wait to finish because it will look amazing.

I haven't been knitting very much lately. I don't think I've knit a single stitch since the Olympics. I'd forgotten how exciting it is to start a new project, and how amazing it is to learn a new technique. It's such a rush. It sounds funny to say that about knitting, which has a reputation for being a hobby of old ladies, but seriously it is so much fun.

My chemistry final is tomorrow. I should probably finish reviewing. My notebook is open in front of me. I am, in fact, typing around it right now. I should stop typing and work one of these problems to make sure I still remember how. I haven't done these since October, and my memory is pretty sieve-like. Yes, this is what I will do. And I will stop typing now.

SLOWPOKE

Nov. 24th, 2008 03:12 pm
jesso: (PD - Ned has a question)
Is anyone else getting LJ notifications about 2 hours late?

Come on, LJ, get on it. Slowpoke.

SLOWPOKE

Nov. 24th, 2008 03:12 pm
jesso: (PD - Ned has a question)
Is anyone else getting LJ notifications about 2 hours late?

Come on, LJ, get on it. Slowpoke.
jesso: (HAWT)
Man, all this HATE AND RAGE over the new layout for the profile pages... it's so HARDCORE SERIOUS BUSINESS.

Apparently, this change to the profile page is the worst thing in the world, and LJ should burn in the fiery pits of hades for all eternity for daring change the profile page. One person even commented "My profile page hasn't changed in 7 years!"

And WHOA if someone leaves a comment that It's not that bad, no really, chill! The Haterade* starts pouring.

My favorite are the people who are threatening not to renew their paid accounts unless the profile page is put back. Lawl. Because profiles are so serious.

Oh, people.


*Ha ha ha ha ha I just used the word "haterade"... wow.
jesso: (HAWT)
Man, all this HATE AND RAGE over the new layout for the profile pages... it's so HARDCORE SERIOUS BUSINESS.

Apparently, this change to the profile page is the worst thing in the world, and LJ should burn in the fiery pits of hades for all eternity for daring change the profile page. One person even commented "My profile page hasn't changed in 7 years!"

And WHOA if someone leaves a comment that It's not that bad, no really, chill! The Haterade* starts pouring.

My favorite are the people who are threatening not to renew their paid accounts unless the profile page is put back. Lawl. Because profiles are so serious.

Oh, people.


*Ha ha ha ha ha I just used the word "haterade"... wow.
jesso: (RTS - Local Boob)
Woooooooooo garlic.

I got some fresh garlic at the store tonight, and mmmmmmmm fresh garlic. I made my own Caesar dressing and I knew it was good when I was looking at my empty plate and realized I was about to start licking it. I love Caesar dressing. And home-made means I can make it really good! Less oil/egg, more garlic!

Also I found a better way of mincing/grating the stuff. I used the cheese grater [livejournal.com profile] notlikeyourmom gave me a while back, and it was awesome. I grated two cloves into my PastaRoni (I made two boxes so I have leftovers for a few days) and about four cloves into my dressing and MAN I have garlic breath now. But the grater performed wonderfully- it made a lovely paste of the garlic, perfect for adding to recipes. I am clearly a genius.

Now I have bratwurst cooking in the crockpot, in watered-down teriyaki sauce, to take for lunches at work with my leftover PastaRoni. I am rocking the meal planning this week.

ALSO: The LJ Halloween layout is crazy. The black makes the pages look so much smaller! The header is keen, though, with the zombies and yeah.

ALSO ALSO: I'm getting more into the "excited nervous anticipation" part of NaNoWriMo, and less of the "unmitigated panic". I think it's funny, though, that in trying to work out the details of my plot today I basically wrote a scene in my head where my characters were talking about it. They knew all about how it worked, and I learned it from them. The fictional characters. In my head. NaNoWriMo: making people crazy since 1999.

Right. Now for more plotting, and homework. Probably should do the homework first.
jesso: (RTS - Local Boob)
Woooooooooo garlic.

I got some fresh garlic at the store tonight, and mmmmmmmm fresh garlic. I made my own Caesar dressing and I knew it was good when I was looking at my empty plate and realized I was about to start licking it. I love Caesar dressing. And home-made means I can make it really good! Less oil/egg, more garlic!

Also I found a better way of mincing/grating the stuff. I used the cheese grater [livejournal.com profile] notlikeyourmom gave me a while back, and it was awesome. I grated two cloves into my PastaRoni (I made two boxes so I have leftovers for a few days) and about four cloves into my dressing and MAN I have garlic breath now. But the grater performed wonderfully- it made a lovely paste of the garlic, perfect for adding to recipes. I am clearly a genius.

Now I have bratwurst cooking in the crockpot, in watered-down teriyaki sauce, to take for lunches at work with my leftover PastaRoni. I am rocking the meal planning this week.

ALSO: The LJ Halloween layout is crazy. The black makes the pages look so much smaller! The header is keen, though, with the zombies and yeah.

ALSO ALSO: I'm getting more into the "excited nervous anticipation" part of NaNoWriMo, and less of the "unmitigated panic". I think it's funny, though, that in trying to work out the details of my plot today I basically wrote a scene in my head where my characters were talking about it. They knew all about how it worked, and I learned it from them. The fictional characters. In my head. NaNoWriMo: making people crazy since 1999.

Right. Now for more plotting, and homework. Probably should do the homework first.
jesso: (Default)
I am awake! For like the first time all week. Guys, it has been a crazy week. Going in to work early and staying late, every day? Not so much fun. But the paycheck will be magnificent. Working overtime sucks, but that paycheck sure is wonderful.

It's funny, I have to keep reminding myself that I'm not working tomorrow. My mind is convinced that work is all there is. But no! Tomorrow I am sleeping the heck in.

So if you look up the word pathetic in the dictionary, you will see a picture of Hawking. That kitten's life is so tragic! Last night I was cruel, so cruel to her, by locking her out of my bedroom while I was trying to sleep without a kitten playing with my toes. I am so mean. She cried due to the extreeeeeeme tragicness of it all. And then, of course, I caved and let her back in. Because I am a sucker.

Last night I started writing on a Thing. It's actually an idea from News From Poughkeepsie, one that really struck my fancy. I'm having fun with it so far, and I have an idea of where I'm going, I just have no idea why an entire apartment building would seclude itself from the world other than being a cult.

Hawking has decided to teeth on George, my stuffed dog that wears headphones that are secretly speakers. It is intensely amusing to see this little kitten hauling around a stuffed dog five times her size. But he's a tough dog, so long as she doesn't discover the pocket with the headphone jack.

I have an idea. I really want to clean out my closet. I want to toss all the junk that is in there and condense all the stuff I actually want to keep into just a few boxes or something. Then I want to get some cheap sheets or something and move my cats' litter boxes into that closet. Since I never use it, it would still be out of the way, but it'd be bigger. And then I could put some of my wire shelves into the coat closet that currently houses the litter boxes and finally have a pantry. This "using my counter as a pantry" thing is getting old. Also, being unable to use my Costco card to stock up for cheaps just because I don't have room is frustrating. I might get started on it tomorrow, but I kind of doubt it. Tomorrow needs to be laundry day first, then other stuff. But it is a plan. The only problem is the few clothing items I do keep in my closet. I figure the closet is big enough that I could possibly keep the clothes in the opposite corner with no ill effects, or I could use more of the wire shelving to rig something in my room proper. I'll figure something out, though. I want a pantry!

Oh! I am always amused my wank in non-wanky communities. The best was when there was DRAMA in [livejournal.com profile] weathernerds, but the girl was deleting comments so I didn't get the full effect. In [livejournal.com profile] cooking, though, DRAMA gets fun, because there are so many members. 99% of the time is it a totally drama-free community, but every once in a while we get someone come in with something really stupid, like a request to put all "unhealthy" recipes behind a cut to promote healthy living, and much fun is had. I love that community so much.

Remember that idea I had almost a month ago to make a mix cd of really EPIC songs? Well, it's coming together nicely. Right now I'm putting it in a good order and trying to decide how many Muse songs I really want on there. I don't want it to be all OMG MUSE but then again I can't decide between a couple of songs to pick one to keep. Decisions are hard! Because Mix CDs are serious business, yo. I'm also trying to decide if I want to do the burn-and-mail thing, or if I want to do it all on Muxtape. Or I might just zip it all up and post it to my own webspace. Decisions!

I feel like I have a lot more to say. I'm feeling talky. I slept today after getting home from work. I napped from about 5 to 9:30. I needed it, but now I'm going to be up all night and it's going to throw me off. I should go lay down and play Animal Crossing or something. I think that's what I'll do.
jesso: (Default)
I am awake! For like the first time all week. Guys, it has been a crazy week. Going in to work early and staying late, every day? Not so much fun. But the paycheck will be magnificent. Working overtime sucks, but that paycheck sure is wonderful.

It's funny, I have to keep reminding myself that I'm not working tomorrow. My mind is convinced that work is all there is. But no! Tomorrow I am sleeping the heck in.

So if you look up the word pathetic in the dictionary, you will see a picture of Hawking. That kitten's life is so tragic! Last night I was cruel, so cruel to her, by locking her out of my bedroom while I was trying to sleep without a kitten playing with my toes. I am so mean. She cried due to the extreeeeeeme tragicness of it all. And then, of course, I caved and let her back in. Because I am a sucker.

Last night I started writing on a Thing. It's actually an idea from News From Poughkeepsie, one that really struck my fancy. I'm having fun with it so far, and I have an idea of where I'm going, I just have no idea why an entire apartment building would seclude itself from the world other than being a cult.

Hawking has decided to teeth on George, my stuffed dog that wears headphones that are secretly speakers. It is intensely amusing to see this little kitten hauling around a stuffed dog five times her size. But he's a tough dog, so long as she doesn't discover the pocket with the headphone jack.

I have an idea. I really want to clean out my closet. I want to toss all the junk that is in there and condense all the stuff I actually want to keep into just a few boxes or something. Then I want to get some cheap sheets or something and move my cats' litter boxes into that closet. Since I never use it, it would still be out of the way, but it'd be bigger. And then I could put some of my wire shelves into the coat closet that currently houses the litter boxes and finally have a pantry. This "using my counter as a pantry" thing is getting old. Also, being unable to use my Costco card to stock up for cheaps just because I don't have room is frustrating. I might get started on it tomorrow, but I kind of doubt it. Tomorrow needs to be laundry day first, then other stuff. But it is a plan. The only problem is the few clothing items I do keep in my closet. I figure the closet is big enough that I could possibly keep the clothes in the opposite corner with no ill effects, or I could use more of the wire shelving to rig something in my room proper. I'll figure something out, though. I want a pantry!

Oh! I am always amused my wank in non-wanky communities. The best was when there was DRAMA in [livejournal.com profile] weathernerds, but the girl was deleting comments so I didn't get the full effect. In [livejournal.com profile] cooking, though, DRAMA gets fun, because there are so many members. 99% of the time is it a totally drama-free community, but every once in a while we get someone come in with something really stupid, like a request to put all "unhealthy" recipes behind a cut to promote healthy living, and much fun is had. I love that community so much.

Remember that idea I had almost a month ago to make a mix cd of really EPIC songs? Well, it's coming together nicely. Right now I'm putting it in a good order and trying to decide how many Muse songs I really want on there. I don't want it to be all OMG MUSE but then again I can't decide between a couple of songs to pick one to keep. Decisions are hard! Because Mix CDs are serious business, yo. I'm also trying to decide if I want to do the burn-and-mail thing, or if I want to do it all on Muxtape. Or I might just zip it all up and post it to my own webspace. Decisions!

I feel like I have a lot more to say. I'm feeling talky. I slept today after getting home from work. I napped from about 5 to 9:30. I needed it, but now I'm going to be up all night and it's going to throw me off. I should go lay down and play Animal Crossing or something. I think that's what I'll do.
jesso: (Default)
The more I read on these "YAY TEH STRIEK" posts, the more I keep expecting them to start posting Mission Accomplished banners.

I need to bake cookies. I really want to take a nap, but napping would mean no sleep tonight, which would make me even more tired tomorrow.

I've been crazy for salt lately. I think I "burned" my tongue. It feels like I drank really hot tea and burnt it, but it's probably just more raw than anything. Salt is not good for you! Stupid body. But om nom nom salt. I should probably get some sort of mineral supplement when I'm at Whole Foods this week for mom. I've been meaning to get mineral supplements for ages now, since someone mentioned it to me. I wonder if it would help.

Crap. I just remembered that the cookies I'm going to make require an hour of refrigeration before baking. Bah humbug. Oh well, they don't really neeeeeeed it, it's just to make it easier to shape the cookies, right? Right. I think.

I really, really, REALLY want to make these. Someday!

[insert big dramatic sigh here]

Okay, off to BAKERING.

edit: the cookies are better than I remember. This time I actually followed the baking directions (ha!) and only baked them for 8 minutes (the recipe says 8-10, my oven runs hot) and they came out soft and so dang good. I really wish I had milk. It's probably better that I don't. Also, [livejournal.com profile] sparklyaria is totally my hero- without her contribution of baking soda, these cookies would have been doomed. Or I would have had to go to the store.
jesso: (Default)
The more I read on these "YAY TEH STRIEK" posts, the more I keep expecting them to start posting Mission Accomplished banners.

I need to bake cookies. I really want to take a nap, but napping would mean no sleep tonight, which would make me even more tired tomorrow.

I've been crazy for salt lately. I think I "burned" my tongue. It feels like I drank really hot tea and burnt it, but it's probably just more raw than anything. Salt is not good for you! Stupid body. But om nom nom salt. I should probably get some sort of mineral supplement when I'm at Whole Foods this week for mom. I've been meaning to get mineral supplements for ages now, since someone mentioned it to me. I wonder if it would help.

Crap. I just remembered that the cookies I'm going to make require an hour of refrigeration before baking. Bah humbug. Oh well, they don't really neeeeeeed it, it's just to make it easier to shape the cookies, right? Right. I think.

I really, really, REALLY want to make these. Someday!

[insert big dramatic sigh here]

Okay, off to BAKERING.

edit: the cookies are better than I remember. This time I actually followed the baking directions (ha!) and only baked them for 8 minutes (the recipe says 8-10, my oven runs hot) and they came out soft and so dang good. I really wish I had milk. It's probably better that I don't. Also, [livejournal.com profile] sparklyaria is totally my hero- without her contribution of baking soda, these cookies would have been doomed. Or I would have had to go to the store.
jesso: (Jasmine - hmm)
I'm currently undecided on this whole boycott thing. On the one hand, I'm pretty peeved by everything LJ has been pulling, and I want to grab their attention and make them listen to us and answer our questions. On the other hand, I know good and well it won't bother them one bit.

It's frustrating, but there is really absolutely nothing we can do to make them listen to us. We can leave, yeah, but for those of us who have been here forever, it will hurt us more than them. And in my case, with my permanent account, they already have my non-refundable money so now I'm just a drain on their resources- I'm using the site, but they won't ever make another dime off of me either in payments or ads.

So it really all boils down to them. And if they don't want to listen, if they want to squeeze every possibly penny out of the users without regard to what we want, then there is nothing we can do to make them listen.

I probably won't join the boycott. If a convincing argument comes along, I'll of course reconsider, but the sense of futility leaves me without motivation. And anyways, it doesn't matter, because we're getting off work early tomorrow and I plan on spending my afternoon playing the new Sims 2 expansion pack or watching Netflixed movies.
jesso: (Jasmine - hmm)
I'm currently undecided on this whole boycott thing. On the one hand, I'm pretty peeved by everything LJ has been pulling, and I want to grab their attention and make them listen to us and answer our questions. On the other hand, I know good and well it won't bother them one bit.

It's frustrating, but there is really absolutely nothing we can do to make them listen to us. We can leave, yeah, but for those of us who have been here forever, it will hurt us more than them. And in my case, with my permanent account, they already have my non-refundable money so now I'm just a drain on their resources- I'm using the site, but they won't ever make another dime off of me either in payments or ads.

So it really all boils down to them. And if they don't want to listen, if they want to squeeze every possibly penny out of the users without regard to what we want, then there is nothing we can do to make them listen.

I probably won't join the boycott. If a convincing argument comes along, I'll of course reconsider, but the sense of futility leaves me without motivation. And anyways, it doesn't matter, because we're getting off work early tomorrow and I plan on spending my afternoon playing the new Sims 2 expansion pack or watching Netflixed movies.

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