aidenfire: Harry Potter has Strong Feelings (hp: Harry Has Strong! Feelings!)
Hi guys! Some techy questions...

First of all, is there any way on DW to choose which tags display on your sidebar? Or choose only tags used more than x times?

In other news, my computer bit the big one a little before Christmas. My dad very kindly let me use his old laptop. However, it's a Mac, and as a staunch PC user, I've been having some issues. I'm willing to be converted, but does anyone have any suggestions on dealing with these minor annoyances that are cumulatively driving me nuts?

-Hitting the red x doesn't actually close the program? You have to go into the file menu and click quit?
-Highlighting a file and pressing the delete key doesn't, in fact, delete the file
-No differentiated delete and backspace key?
-No right click but many functions that are only visible upon right clicking????
-How do I view my network, to connect to a printer or whatever?
-Why does firefox only come up with my previous tabs 50% of the time, despite me having that setting chosen?
-How can I tell how strong/fast my internet connection is?
-Why can't I play .avi files in iTunes?
-Why does iTunes mirror all my music files, so my computer has them all on the drive twice?
-I wish I could see what windows I have open on the dock, not just the dot that says the program is running.
-Is there a one-click way to get to the desktop?

Anyway, I'm going to stop bitching and get over myself now, I just had to get that out there. Especially when macs are always touted as the best thing since sliced bread. There are some good features that I like, but it's not the perfect machine from the gods that some apple-diehards believe it is.

*cranky*

ETA: No offense meant to those of you who do love your macs! I know my mileage often varies from the general population. :)
aidenfire: (soccer beckham advice)
Hi y'all -- I've been thinking about this for awhile and I am officially making the move to Dreamwidth. I will be posting over there (but cross posting to this journal) and primarily reading flist over there. I've imported rss feeds of my flist, so theoretically I should still see public posts. I'll still be skimming flist over here for a while yet, but if I'm missing something you think I should see, please don't hesitate to give me a nudge! I am aidenfire over there as well. I've friended a lot of familiar names but again, please let me know if I've missed you! Especially if you have a different user name. Suggestions for comms to follow would also be appreciated.

Now, the why. I hardly even know where to start, but it essentially boils down disrespect from Livejournal, and a lack of trust of Livejournal. tl;dr under the cut )
I'm tired of putting up with a new shit storm every eight weeks, especially when Dreamwidth is making itself a more viable alternative all the time. Just for a thought exercise, read Dreamwidth's latest news post. New changes that are opt-in, rather than either opt-out or just rolled out whether you like it or not! Responses to user concerns! Acknowledgement of current bugs! Admitting they made a mistake, and what they're doing to amend it! New features that are actually useful and that people want, rather than random shit they've come up with for the hell of it or something! Donating 10% of their profits for a month to a pro-women-in-science organization, I don't even. And then, maybe more importantly, read some of the comments. Look for someone asking a question, and you'll also find their question being answered, promptly, politely, and thoroughly, by a senior staffer. A senior staffer mentioning a feature as being implemented particularly to improve a kink meme! Acknowledgement of fandom? Customer service? What is this? Amazing! Yes, it's not perfect by any means. But I don't feel like they are actively disrespecting my friends and I, or trying to fuck their users over for their own gain.

I really encourage you to think strongly about moving. You can import your whole LJ with just a couple simple clicks -- including, as I said in the beginning, RSS feeds of many of your friends' journals. Hope to see you on the other side. :)

Sorry for the length... < / strong feelings!>
aidenfire: (Default)
so my train back to school hit a semi and killed the driver, and a junior at my school got stabbed to death at a frat party on campus last night.

what the fuck, world.
aidenfire: (coldplay chris *thinks*)
Over the past few days, the paper has been so weird--there were so many absolutely crack-a-riffic articles. Some good crack, some bad, and some just plain weird. Good, for example, was the article about women using training strategies employed by exotic animal trainers to get their guys to do what they want instead of generic nagging. Ahahaha. For the win.

Weird things included a girl who was returning to a talent show for the second year. The paper reported that "Robinson said participating last year helped her to refine her singing. 'My voice was different then,' she said. 'I didn't really know how to hit the notes'" (empahsis mine.) OH MY GOD. Remind me to never, ever go to that talent show. laksdfldksfklds. WHY? Just, WHY?

Also, you all do realize that Tom Cruise's "baby" has still not been seen--almost three months after "birth"? Ahahah. Who do they really think they're fooling? I don't know a single person who believes there actually was a baby...and if there was, Tommy probably would have eaten it. Just sayin'.

And, there's more! Politeness is un-American! And, don't use condoms--be fruitful and multiply! )

And, Penni ponderings on marriage and sex. )

OK. *gets off soapbox* Now look at that. A post of substance about something other than my own little life. Wow. :)


Oooh, and! Happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] remarked and [livejournal.com profile] klave!

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