jesso: (PD - Ned has a question)
SERIOUS BUSINESS.

So someone posted in a comm with a few icons, with the usual "the rest are over here, comment if you take them!" thing. Only, it mentioned two things that caught my attention: 1) it commanded that you upload graphics to your own server, and 2) You have to join the comm to see anything at all. And then I checked, and hey! It's a moderated community!

So. To see any of the icons (which were just cropped-down screencaps from Pushing Daisies- nothing added to them AT ALL to make them unique), you have to apply to join the comm, wait for them to approve you, and then find the appropriate post.

Because, you know, icons are serious business.

So I asked her about it! )

So then I hot-linked one of her icons and put it on my LJ without credit. I predict the internets will self-destruct in about.......... five minutes, give or take. I could probably speed it up if I modified the icon, but I'm in no rush.

Guys, I think I've found a new game. I'm going to see how many graphics-makers I have to badger until I can get a straight answer as to why they insist on making people jump through firey hoops of death to look at little 100x100-pixel pictures. Especially when they aren't that good, like in this case. This icon on this post? Is one of the three icons the poster was using to lure people into joining her comm. Because it's, you know, so stunning. I can tell a lot of work went into cropping and resizing this screencap into a little square!
jesso: (PD - Ned has a question)
SERIOUS BUSINESS.

So someone posted in a comm with a few icons, with the usual "the rest are over here, comment if you take them!" thing. Only, it mentioned two things that caught my attention: 1) it commanded that you upload graphics to your own server, and 2) You have to join the comm to see anything at all. And then I checked, and hey! It's a moderated community!

So. To see any of the icons (which were just cropped-down screencaps from Pushing Daisies- nothing added to them AT ALL to make them unique), you have to apply to join the comm, wait for them to approve you, and then find the appropriate post.

Because, you know, icons are serious business.

So I asked her about it! )

So then I hot-linked one of her icons and put it on my LJ without credit. I predict the internets will self-destruct in about.......... five minutes, give or take. I could probably speed it up if I modified the icon, but I'm in no rush.

Guys, I think I've found a new game. I'm going to see how many graphics-makers I have to badger until I can get a straight answer as to why they insist on making people jump through firey hoops of death to look at little 100x100-pixel pictures. Especially when they aren't that good, like in this case. This icon on this post? Is one of the three icons the poster was using to lure people into joining her comm. Because it's, you know, so stunning. I can tell a lot of work went into cropping and resizing this screencap into a little square!

Huh?

Oct. 10th, 2008 12:51 pm
jesso: (RTS - wtf?)
I just found this post in my journal, and I have no idea what this list is. It was locked as a private post, as if it was a note to myself, but I have no idea what it was for.

Any ideas?

Huh?

Oct. 10th, 2008 12:51 pm
jesso: (RTS - wtf?)
I just found this post in my journal, and I have no idea what this list is. It was locked as a private post, as if it was a note to myself, but I have no idea what it was for.

Any ideas?

Wha?

May. 31st, 2008 03:57 pm
jesso: (Drew - Watef?)
Wow.

So many questions. How did she know which apartment would have an unused closet? How did he go so long without noticing? Was he just never home? What did she do if she had to pee while he was home?

I'm actually kind of impressed that she pulled it off for so long.

Wha?

May. 31st, 2008 03:57 pm
jesso: (Drew - Watef?)
Wow.

So many questions. How did she know which apartment would have an unused closet? How did he go so long without noticing? Was he just never home? What did she do if she had to pee while he was home?

I'm actually kind of impressed that she pulled it off for so long.

What.

Feb. 26th, 2008 10:06 am
jesso: (Demons of stupidity)
Yesterday, we hit 90 degrees.

Today, we are going to barely make 55 degrees.

Double-ewe tee eff, Texas. Double-ewe tee eff.

What.

Feb. 26th, 2008 10:06 am
jesso: (Demons of stupidity)
Yesterday, we hit 90 degrees.

Today, we are going to barely make 55 degrees.

Double-ewe tee eff, Texas. Double-ewe tee eff.
jesso: (Drew- Watef?)
WHY DOES THIS RECIPE EXIST. WHO REALLY NEEDS TO EAT FRIED BUTTER. HOLY CRAP. EWWWWW






(I kind of want to make a batch and feed them to someone I don't particularly like, just to see what happens. I bet the recipient would have an explosive heart attack.)
jesso: (Drew- Watef?)
WHY DOES THIS RECIPE EXIST. WHO REALLY NEEDS TO EAT FRIED BUTTER. HOLY CRAP. EWWWWW






(I kind of want to make a batch and feed them to someone I don't particularly like, just to see what happens. I bet the recipient would have an explosive heart attack.)
jesso: (Nano - 50000 words)
Man, I have never had this much trouble with Week Two. I always read the Week Two pep talks and scoffed. "Ha! I am chugging along merrily on my story!"

This year? Ugh. Writing is like pulling teeth.

So I had Jess and Megan provide words for me via text message. First I got "caterwauling" from Megan and "Piccolo" from Jess. Okay, so a caterwauling piccolo. I can work that into a dream sequence. But I just wasn't feeling it, still. So I requested more words and got "malicious" from Megan and "marsupial" from Jess. Ooo, a malicious marsupial.

This is the dream sequence I then wrote. It is full of crack. )

It was worth it just for the last line. Teeeeee.

Also: 14752 words! Behind, but I wrote 4 more than the recommended daily quota of 1667, so today is a SUCCESS.

ALSO ALSO: Yesterday I successfully used the line "I like you, you smell responsible" from the dares thread. It was awesome.
jesso: (Nano - 50000 words)
Man, I have never had this much trouble with Week Two. I always read the Week Two pep talks and scoffed. "Ha! I am chugging along merrily on my story!"

This year? Ugh. Writing is like pulling teeth.

So I had Jess and Megan provide words for me via text message. First I got "caterwauling" from Megan and "Piccolo" from Jess. Okay, so a caterwauling piccolo. I can work that into a dream sequence. But I just wasn't feeling it, still. So I requested more words and got "malicious" from Megan and "marsupial" from Jess. Ooo, a malicious marsupial.

This is the dream sequence I then wrote. It is full of crack. )

It was worth it just for the last line. Teeeeee.

Also: 14752 words! Behind, but I wrote 4 more than the recommended daily quota of 1667, so today is a SUCCESS.

ALSO ALSO: Yesterday I successfully used the line "I like you, you smell responsible" from the dares thread. It was awesome.
jesso: (Default)


Long story short:

A week or two ago, I heard from Jess that the apartment complex was possibly going to install security thingies (On 10/17 see item #2) and charge us $30/month for having them. The next day, I called them and basically went "Wtf??"

I was told that nothing had been decided yet, and that if they did decide to do it, it wouldn't be implemented until Januaryish. I was also told that, if it was implemented, there would be no way to opt out. I expressed my displeasure, and she told me she would find the phone number for me to call to get in touch with the actual owners group making this decision. She never called me back.

Today, I got home to find that they had come in to my apartment and installed a security system. They also had moved things around, including my laundry, and left a small hole in my wall, which wouldn't be a big deal except they can't seem to keep bugs out as it is without putting holes in the walls.

So. A week after they told me that nothing was even decided yet, they enter my apartment WITHOUT giving notice, install something I DON'T WANT, move my things around, and leave without leaving a "notice of entry" like they are supposed to. All without ever hearing a single word from the management that they were going to do this.

And then! THEN. Then I find out from [livejournal.com profile] iremembernot that she did get a notice. She lent me the letter she got (presumably on her door?), and- well, this is my favorite part:

Effective January 1, 2008, all residents will be charged $35.00 per month for the alarm. If you choose to have your alarm monitored, you are required to have an alarm permit with the City of Arlington, the cost of the permit is $50.00 per year payable to the city. If you choose not to have the alarm monitored, there is still a fee of $35.00 per month for the alarm, however, it will not be monitored by the Network or the City of Arlington.


Did you get that? It is not even going to be monitored. It will be inert. And they are still charging us $35 a month for it.

Also, Jess just pointed out the date on this letter. It was printed the DAY BEFORE I CALLED. The name that is signed? Is the same lady I talked to on the phone. SO. The lady who sent out this letter, when I talked to her? Told me a 100% LIE.

That, THAT pisses me off even more than I was before. My fist hurts from hitting the wall. I want to go hit something else. I want to and yell at them. Loudly.
jesso: (Default)


Long story short:

A week or two ago, I heard from Jess that the apartment complex was possibly going to install security thingies (On 10/17 see item #2) and charge us $30/month for having them. The next day, I called them and basically went "Wtf??"

I was told that nothing had been decided yet, and that if they did decide to do it, it wouldn't be implemented until Januaryish. I was also told that, if it was implemented, there would be no way to opt out. I expressed my displeasure, and she told me she would find the phone number for me to call to get in touch with the actual owners group making this decision. She never called me back.

Today, I got home to find that they had come in to my apartment and installed a security system. They also had moved things around, including my laundry, and left a small hole in my wall, which wouldn't be a big deal except they can't seem to keep bugs out as it is without putting holes in the walls.

So. A week after they told me that nothing was even decided yet, they enter my apartment WITHOUT giving notice, install something I DON'T WANT, move my things around, and leave without leaving a "notice of entry" like they are supposed to. All without ever hearing a single word from the management that they were going to do this.

And then! THEN. Then I find out from [livejournal.com profile] iremembernot that she did get a notice. She lent me the letter she got (presumably on her door?), and- well, this is my favorite part:

Effective January 1, 2008, all residents will be charged $35.00 per month for the alarm. If you choose to have your alarm monitored, you are required to have an alarm permit with the City of Arlington, the cost of the permit is $50.00 per year payable to the city. If you choose not to have the alarm monitored, there is still a fee of $35.00 per month for the alarm, however, it will not be monitored by the Network or the City of Arlington.


Did you get that? It is not even going to be monitored. It will be inert. And they are still charging us $35 a month for it.

Also, Jess just pointed out the date on this letter. It was printed the DAY BEFORE I CALLED. The name that is signed? Is the same lady I talked to on the phone. SO. The lady who sent out this letter, when I talked to her? Told me a 100% LIE.

That, THAT pisses me off even more than I was before. My fist hurts from hitting the wall. I want to go hit something else. I want to and yell at them. Loudly.

Hey!

Sep. 8th, 2007 03:57 pm
jesso: (Gigglesnort)
I just found the coolest thing ever on my head.

I found a hair that is 1/3 gray!

It's the middle 1/3 that is gray!

The end is brown, and the bit near the root is brown, but the middle 1/3 is white and coarse. I'm willing to bet that it's from all the stress from the beginning of the year. The length of brown near the root is roughly equal to the length my hair has grown since I decided to grow it back out, so it works. And dang if December/January/February wasn't one of the most stressful times of my life, both in work and emotions.

SO. Now my list of "Stress Symptoms" include nausea and a single hair temporarily turning gray.

This amuses me far more than it should.

OH OH OH. I should have my mom put it in my baby book. "BABY'S FIRST GRAY HAIR". It will go in the back of the book, right after "BABY'S FIRST LIFE CRISIS" and before "BABY'S FIRST CASKET".

Hey!

Sep. 8th, 2007 03:57 pm
jesso: (Gigglesnort)
I just found the coolest thing ever on my head.

I found a hair that is 1/3 gray!

It's the middle 1/3 that is gray!

The end is brown, and the bit near the root is brown, but the middle 1/3 is white and coarse. I'm willing to bet that it's from all the stress from the beginning of the year. The length of brown near the root is roughly equal to the length my hair has grown since I decided to grow it back out, so it works. And dang if December/January/February wasn't one of the most stressful times of my life, both in work and emotions.

SO. Now my list of "Stress Symptoms" include nausea and a single hair temporarily turning gray.

This amuses me far more than it should.

OH OH OH. I should have my mom put it in my baby book. "BABY'S FIRST GRAY HAIR". It will go in the back of the book, right after "BABY'S FIRST LIFE CRISIS" and before "BABY'S FIRST CASKET".
jesso: (RTS wtf?)
My first thought upon waking:

50% of the world's wealth is owned by 99% of the population. The other 50% is owned by Biff. Unfortunately, he has a crappy ringtone, so he has to spend it all.






Whaaaaaaaaat.
jesso: (RTS wtf?)
My first thought upon waking:

50% of the world's wealth is owned by 99% of the population. The other 50% is owned by Biff. Unfortunately, he has a crappy ringtone, so he has to spend it all.






Whaaaaaaaaat.
jesso: (RTS wtf?)
So, I've got this canker sore in my mouth, and it's been hurting for a couple days. Today, just on a whim, I decided to see what Wikipedia had to say on the subject.

Oh, look! Home remedies! I like those, they are cheaper than medicines because they use householdy things! Let's see what Wikipedia lists as some home remedies for canker sores!

Rinse the mouth with salt water— 1 teaspoon of salt dissolved in 1 cup (250 ml) of warm water (a.k.a. a saline solution).

Okay, that sounds like it might be unpleasant, as salt irritates the sore, but I guess maybe that it would clean it out.

Rinse mouth and especially the affected area with sage tea 3 times a day. The improvement can be seen as early as within 24 hours.

Well, that's not exactly household-ey. Don't think I have any sage tea just laying around...

Cut a clove of garlic in half and rub on to ulcer several times per day. This may be painful at first but does appear to aid healing.

I have garlic! But, um... rubbing garlic on what is essentially an open sore doesn't seem too pleasant.

Hold moderately concentrated alcohol in the mouth over the area of the ulcer, possibly because of alcohol's diuretic effect (although there is no direct evidence to support this).

Wait, what? How does a diuretic help a sore? Diuretics make you pee. This makes no sense, Wikipedia!

Similarly the direct application of a small layer of salt to the canker sore, while extremely painful for the first 10 seconds or so, will numb the area for about 30 minutes to an hour.

...Okay, you're kidding, right?

Gargle a mouthful of warm vinegar with a half-tablespoon of salt for about 30 seconds, 3 times per day

That's it, Wikipedia, you're fired.
jesso: (RTS wtf?)
So, I've got this canker sore in my mouth, and it's been hurting for a couple days. Today, just on a whim, I decided to see what Wikipedia had to say on the subject.

Oh, look! Home remedies! I like those, they are cheaper than medicines because they use householdy things! Let's see what Wikipedia lists as some home remedies for canker sores!

Rinse the mouth with salt water— 1 teaspoon of salt dissolved in 1 cup (250 ml) of warm water (a.k.a. a saline solution).

Okay, that sounds like it might be unpleasant, as salt irritates the sore, but I guess maybe that it would clean it out.

Rinse mouth and especially the affected area with sage tea 3 times a day. The improvement can be seen as early as within 24 hours.

Well, that's not exactly household-ey. Don't think I have any sage tea just laying around...

Cut a clove of garlic in half and rub on to ulcer several times per day. This may be painful at first but does appear to aid healing.

I have garlic! But, um... rubbing garlic on what is essentially an open sore doesn't seem too pleasant.

Hold moderately concentrated alcohol in the mouth over the area of the ulcer, possibly because of alcohol's diuretic effect (although there is no direct evidence to support this).

Wait, what? How does a diuretic help a sore? Diuretics make you pee. This makes no sense, Wikipedia!

Similarly the direct application of a small layer of salt to the canker sore, while extremely painful for the first 10 seconds or so, will numb the area for about 30 minutes to an hour.

...Okay, you're kidding, right?

Gargle a mouthful of warm vinegar with a half-tablespoon of salt for about 30 seconds, 3 times per day

That's it, Wikipedia, you're fired.

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