senoritafish: (headdesk)
(because it popped up when I opened the LJ post page instead of Semagic - I must have written it and then closed the page...)

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You mean I don't have that right right now? When did it become illegal to bore all my LJ friends with endless pictures of my progeny? Actually you don't get that unless you look at my Flickr account, which you won't look at unless you're nuts.

Seriously though. It seems to me that everyone posting that no one should post any pictures on the internet at all are being a trifle paranoid. Does this apply to school yearbooks? Pictures in the paper? A crowd shot on television? For god's sake, anyone can see your face any time you go to the store. Are you going to put a paper bag over your head every time you leave the house? Fears of photos "getting into the wrong hands"? Yeah, creepy, but it's a file or a piece of paper; it's not my child. Pedophiles have always been around; they just get more media coverage now, and we can find out better where they are. There is no personal or locational information except for first names (I haven't gone as far as making up nicknames for them, like some people do) attached to any of them; they may be in a public place, but anyone can be in a public place. And very few people look at my stuff anyway.

I started this journal to remember stuff and I take photos for the same reason. And I reserve the right to embarrass them on any occasion - up to and including the nekkid baby pictures to their first date, except I don't actually have any of those. I thought that was a parent's job. ;p
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Huh? What happened to [ profile] scans_daily? It's been one of more active communities I'm a member of...
senoritafish: (That's Ms. señoritafish to you!)
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My username is one I've used since the first bulletin board I signed up at. I chose [ profile] senoritafish because 1)I am female, 2) it's a local marine fish that lives near where I'm located (although really its common name is just señorita, but I thought that might be confusing), 3) I like wrasses, the family of which this fish is a member, 4) I always liked watching señoritas when I used to dive, 5) and it's very rarely taken when I sign up anywhere - because I hate the "use my favorite name but add a bunch of numbers after it" because I can't remember numbers very well.

I'm señoritafish at nearly every website where I'm a member, so I'm pretty easy to find by Googling. Not so much by my real name.


Apr. 23rd, 2008 06:38 pm
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So, got a nifty new phone with one of those text messaging keyboards and (limited) webaccess and was hoping I could use it to read LJ on the bus. While it's better than my old phone as far as screen size, something is haywire; every time I try to log in, I just get returned to the login page. So I can't post or really read much of my friends page. I know I used to be able to. Log in, that is. I posted as support request, but the queue of unresolved posts on that topic goes back 12 weeks, so I'm not holding out much hope there. However I forgot I can post by email so I guess that's a workaround. If I can get around this suddenly weird formatting...posted from the bus, mostly.
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Jeez, I think I'm going to have to create some more filters just to get through my friendslist, since it went 'splodey. Since [ profile] mylife_onceaday was featured on the front page, it went from thirty members to over a thousand! Since everyone has to post an introduction, it's almost too busy to keep up with. It's nice seeing photos from more parts of the world, though. But rather relieved it's not on the front page anymore.
senoritafish: (Grrrrr!)
Nice. LJ has done away with free, basic accounts. With the excuse of making the registration process "simpler;" three choices was apparetly too difficult for new users to figure out.

How simple do they think their users are?

I've had a paid account for going on six years now. Guess what. I started out with a free one - BECAUSE there were no ads, unlike most other sites. Is LJ really so insolvent unpaid accounts have to have ads on them?

And where do I find out about this? In very slow community I belonged to whose owner is converting for a friend's use because of this. Because it was buried in a comment so far down on the [ profile] news page I didn't see it. Way to go LJ.
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Hmm, my subscription here has run out. Dammit, I love having my thirty icons, and I've had an account here going on six years, but I am having my doubts lately. Not only are there now ads here - I joined originally because of the promise there would never be ads - but it seems like every few months the staff gets turned on to some kind of witch hunt. First it was the breastfeeding icons, and lately the whole you-have-a-certain-few-key-words-in-your-interest-list-therefore-you-are-a-purveyor-of-child-porn hysteria has really made me mislike giving Six Apart anymore of my money. Granted they admitted they screwed up big time, and did their best to fix it and amend their TOS; however, it's just left a bad taste in my mouth.

I realize I'm making a statement about these things way after the fact.


Jan. 31st, 2007 01:56 pm
senoritafish: (jet midol)
(Yes, I know - it's properly spelled "Damn it" - but that's not how I say it, and when I see it spelled "Damnit" my brain sees it as "Dam Nit!" - which would be appropriate if the school sent my kids home with head lice. But they haven't. )

I made a bunch of replies to comments here yesterday through Gmail, but silly me, I ignored it when I got a little pop-up blocker warning from the Google toolbar. On looking at my page later, I realized none of them went though. Grrr, stupid Google, blocking its own email. Gah!

Hopefully, finishing up the semi-annual IFA report today - had to do it all myself, but KO usually only contributed a couple of paragraphs anyway, so not that much more. However, I just realized that while I got a new computer recently, the program I had done all the previous graphs in (Sigmaplot) isn't on it, so I'm hunting around for the installation disk. Wonderful. I can do it in Excel, but it just makes ugly graphs that aren't as easy to manipulate. Blah.

And I am way behind in reading mackerel otoliths; I have about 60 samples (1500 pairs!) to read in the next couple of weeks, so once I'm done with this report, I'm going be spending a lot of time in the microscope room. La Jolla is going to need them for the biomass assessment soonish.

Here's an otolith for you: )

Oh, and lots of time out at the docks in February, too. More on that later.

You know, I am really looking forward to menopause. Or at least afterward.


Oct. 12th, 2006 08:06 pm
senoritafish: (Do the Aquaman Butt-Dance!)
A SQUID layout!
senoritafish: (Grrrrr!)
"Welcome to my sauna," said Frank the bus driver, as I boarded. Seriously -
the weather is crazy. Yesterday it felt as if we were expecting a
hurricane, with the heat, humidity, and high cloudiness. Today is clearer,
but still way warmer than ususal for this time of year. We're not usually
done with June Gloom yet! The air conditioning went out and VT, massively
pregnant now, had to seek the relative cool of the wetlab until it was
Totally forgot about posting by email and thought I'd try it on the bus on
the way home. Since Virgin Mobile now has Gmail, I thought it might be
easier to post since the stupid little phone browser won't keep me logged in
from page to LJ page.

Man, if a Virgin Mobile executive had been in front of me on the bus, I'd
have strangled him. The damn thing would randomly change back to the home
in the middle of writing something. I'm resigning myself to the fact that
this phone is really only good for reading stuff, and writing anything is an
exercise in masochism - I would do better sticking the antenna straight into
my eye.
senoritafish: (Grrrrr!)
Ok, why is it when I log in I get a page of code instead of the real page? Is this happening to anyone else? It seems it's logged me in because farther down the page among all the html tags, I can see "Hello, senoritafish!" but if I navigate away from it, I'm not.

On the other hand, I can now see the cookie-setting code, part of which says: "Thanks+for+signing+in+/+LiveJournal+loves+you+a+lot+/+Here+have+a+cookie;"

Ok, it finally let me log in when I made a comment, but it's not staying logged in. I can log in and post with Semagic, obviously, but I'm not going to be able to see or respond anyone's friend's only posts. Grrr, what a pain...

Any way to post to Support if I'm not logged in?
senoritafish: (Default)

Hmm. I don't have a "friends policy," really. I'm ecstatic when someone adds me. I care not how often you update, or how often you comment. Unless you're a total ass, what you say in your posts causes me to care about you, whether I've met you or not, whether you comment or not. I tend to leave people on my list whether they drop me later or not; its my way of keeping in touch and knowing you're ok, unless the journal is friends only, and then it's rather pointless. The only person I ever dropped was someone who expressed complete joy over something that would be used to oppress people I care about. I used to add people at random quite often, although I would always leave a comment when I did. Lately, I've gotten wary about doing that - some people seem to really hate it. If someone has a friends only journal, I won't usually add them unless it's someone who added me first. I have no wish to impose - sometimes it seems offputting, but I know people have their reasons. If anything, I suppose I ought to be a little more cautious about what I leave public. I'm glad this place gives me the option - most places don't.

I confess to a little disappointment and hurt as well, when someone drops me. I know I shouldn't take it personally, and I try not to ( I know I'm not every ones cup of tea), but I'm human and I have emotions after all. Luckily, it doesn't happen very often. Less often than people add me, anyway. ;)
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OK, finally switched back to S2, but if anyone has any clues on how to edit my sidebar or the header...I looked over the documentation and I can't quite get my head around it....
senoritafish: (dreams on a 'chovie can)
Hmmm, I seem to have been added by....a squirrel? Hey, people, fish, rodents, it's all good! ;p

Um, is squirrelspeak listed on Babelfish? I'm going to have to get used to that....
senoritafish: ( you too buddy...)
Ok, I'm a ditz - I was getting emails. Gmail just randomly decided to call all of them spam.
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Interesting - I didn't know that screened comments also don't send an email. Also that if you reply to them, it unscreens them, and you have to go back and screen them again...that's kind of a pain. If you screen them to begin with, seems like they should stay screened.
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Hmmm....I've resisted using the S2 style system for some time, as it took me a while to make my page look the way it does. The new tags feature may just make me switch though; that looks real handy...

Although didn't John Dvorak just write a column disparaging these? He amuses me, but he's quite the curmudgeon, ain't he? God forbid anyone should ever put anything personal on the intarweb - like ranting about things that bug you....oh, unless your getting paid for it. ;p

How long will it take me to back-tag three and a half years worth of entries, though?
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I wonder how long is going to last now that they are trying to charge fees for their service? I notice they were giving half off the regular fee until the end of April; that's now been extended until the end of the year! The organizer is expected to pay the fee, then supposedly collect donations from members at the meetup. Given a couple of lunches I've been to with large groups of people from work, I can tell you how well that's going to work.

I did attend a couple of LJ - Orange County meetups that were pretty fun; I met a few interesting people who are still on my friends list ( You know who you are. XD ). I'd love to go to more of them; unfortunately, it seems like weekends are getting filled with stuff, and it's harder to get away to attend them, while weeknights are filled with making dinner and homework that's due on Friday, and it's already too easy to get behind.

So far, just about every group I was a member of has lost its organizer; keep getting cheerleader-type emails saying "Don't you want to volunteer?" I had signed up to be one myself, but since I was the only member of the group (I rationalized I'd actually go if anyone else RSVPed) I certainly was not going to pay $9 a month for just me, and it's a fandom I don't follow quite as closely anymore. I suppose I wouldn't mind contributing a dollar towards a larger group's fee, but most of the time I couldn't afford to buy anything wherever the meetup was held - unless it was a coffee place. I guess they weren't making enough from venue kickbacks after they decided to let Meetup groups meet outside of restaraunts.
senoritafish: (That's Ms. señoritafish to you!)
From today's The Writer's Almanac:

What's in My Journal
by William Stafford,
from Crossing Unmarked Snow © University of Michigan Press.

Odd things, like a button drawer. Mean
Things, fishhooks, barbs in your hand.
But marbles too. A genius for being agreeable.
Junkyard crucifixes, voluptuous
discards. Space for knickknacks, and for
Alaska. Evidence to hang me, or to beatify.
Clues that lead nowhere, that never connected
anyway. Deliberate obfuscation, the kind
that takes genius. Chasms in character.
Loud omissions. Mornings that yawn above
a new grave. Pages you know exist
but you can't find them. Someone's terribly
inevitable life story, maybe mine.

Well, I dunno if mine's that interesting...

What did I do? )

Reading... )


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