• Jul. 27th, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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Normally I could be a lot more chill about LJ being down for 3 days, but I've been looking forward to a fic posting in the SPN big bang, so I've been checking in every few hours. I can't remember how long it took LJ to get over it's last DDoS attack, but was it longer than 3 days?

[please insert the frowniest of faces]

I grabbed The Last Werewolf at COSTCO, which is filling in for the kind of reading experience I usually get from fanfic. Fast and fun, with nods here and there to pop culture, without getting too cute. Well, so far. It's a quick read at under 300 pages, so I'm crossing my fingers it will continue to be as good. I'm so looking forward to reading more of it tonight.

ETA: Adding some people to my reading list, since this LJ outage is that kind of thing that moves me out of my normal reading zone. Thankfully there is also AO3, which hasn't resulted in any new fics that make me incredibly happy, but has provided a chance to reread some excellent stories. I tend to read fic way too fast, which is not conducive to my complete appreciation.



  • Apr. 29th, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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Poked at the Dreamwidth subscription and access list. Mostly I only managed to successfully kill 15 minutes of worktime.

I sent my $50 off to pay for another year of service, even as I'm not sure what kind of journaling I might be doing by this time next year, or what kind of online life I'll be having. There is a lot of shinny out there, and unlike 5 years ago I can see moving around a lot more. The comfy little niche I made for myself in LJ fandom doesn't hold my attention like it once did.



  • May. 29th, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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DW & LJ & IJ
You know how there are all these posts where people explain how they're going to handle crossposting and commenting in different journaling services? This post is not that!

I have no freakin idea what I'm going to be doing from one week to the other. Like it's a mood thing, which is not helpful to other people, but I'm hoping not much of an inconvenience. Besides having accounts seemingly everywhere, I also have a Spanish LJ which I've been pretty much ignoring for months now. I'm not moved to post in Spanish lately and have been feeling distracted and low energy about fannish stuff in general. What that is about I don't know and it makes me slightly unhappy.

Stuffed and Starved
This morning I began yet another scary food business book, Stuffed and Starved, reading the chapter on how Mexicans from the south of the country really have very few choices if they don't want to starve. Since NAFTA went through the small farmers were doomed, and now it's either go to the big cities (where the extra workers have driven down wages for everyone) or come to the US. I think a lot of people don't realize that Mexicans coming in as unskilled labor into the US would have much rather have stayed in their small towns, trying to make a living like their parents did. That just isn't an option anymore, with cheap corn and other crops coming in from the US. One surprising factoid that I got from this book is that the US only buys about 2% of all it's imported crops from Mexico. That seems incredibly low, so I need to check where they got that number from.