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theodosia: (illyria)
It appears that I can now direct my LoudTwitter updates to Dreamwidth, so from now on I plan to use that as my "default" journal, with the updates automagically  showing up on LiveJournal.  I'm letting my LJ account devolve to unpaid, though I still plan on visiting on a regular basis!
theodosia: (SF)
I just imported all my posts and their comments from Livejournal... I was waiting until the crush was over, but I never expected they'd take, like, 15 minutes or so to arrive!

Unfortunately, that means all the cross-posting I've done with LJ since I got on DW got double-posted here... which I'll have to go back and hand-delete, I suppose, though now I'm thinking that since the comments came with them, it would actually be useful to keep them around, for historical purposes, if for instance LJ ceases to exist.*

On the brighter side, all my icons got 'ported, too, so while I'm still missing some from when LJ cut me back, I've got most of them to go with the new ones I've made here. At first, I was going to just keep a separate set here, but given that I've got the 'historical' entries from LJ, it makes sense to bring them over.



* Hey, it's happened to me twice that an entire community got wiped away by corporation fiat.
theodosia: (Kitty)
Thanks to bethbethbeth, who brought this to my attention. I did come up with my own way to move the damned user names under the icons, which worked OK, but this way is better, for sure.

It's offered up in zvi's journal, from a user called afuna.

Here is the actual code to be added to your Personal CSS:

.entry-title, .comment-title {
margin: 0;
}

.has-userpic .header { margin: 0 0 0 120px; }

.entry .userpic a, .comment .userpic a {
left: 10px; right: auto;
}
theodosia: (doctor)
On the reading page in this style, the username below the user's icon defaults to the far left, which makes me have to scan all the way across to figure out who is writing a particular entry if I don't recognize the icon picture.

The following lines added to the Customize Style CSS takes care of most cases:


.ljuser {
float: right;
padding: 3px;
}
.entry-content .ljuser {
float: none;
padding: 0px;
}


The only thing I can't figure out is, when somebody is writing inside community post, how I can get the TWO user names to line up -- the second one floats a little to the left, instead of lining up nicely. At least I can read the page more the way I like, this way.

Suggestions will be gratefully received.
theodosia: (Default)
Dreamwidth, Livejournal, Take 2
theodosia: (kinky)
They gave me another two. Give me an email to send it to, or else I'll use your Livejournal address....
theodosia: (art!)
It's as simple as four lines added to your CSS, seriously!

Dreamwidth Instructions here! )
theodosia: (doctor)
It's as simple as five lines added to your CSS, seriously!

Yes, you have to have a .JPG file ready to use. It should be at least 900px wide, and you also have to know how tall (height) it is. The random banner I link to below is 949px x 140px, therefore, I added a height specification in the second line.

If you'd like to try it with my random banner for a lark, go to the Organize section of your profile, and choose 'Customize Style'. In the bottom tab of the sections of things you can change there's 'Custom CSS' area.

Go directly to the Use Embedded CSS text area, and paste in the following four lines:

#header {
background-image: url(http://home.comcast.net/~fauxpaws/random_banner.jpg);
height: 140px;
}

Then Save Changes and see how it looks.

The best thing is, you can't hurt anything by this. You can get rid of the banner by going back and erasing those four lines! Or, having proved you can change the header, you can put your JPG file up on some safe and proper location that won't mind you linking to it, all you have to do is substitute the URL inside the parentheses in the CSS code and also the height in px. And then you will have a custom banner.

Note: I haven't tried this on anything but my own personal base Theme which is Transmogrified, but I believe the principle will work on any of the available themes.

theodosia: (wonderfalls)
I thought, therefore I twittered:

RT @alterjess: Star Trek last night = COMPLETELY AWESOME. Seriously loved it. Yay.

Lucky dog gets to see a preview. She's usually a good predictor of stuff I like, so this makes me cross my fingers all the harder.

Oh yeah, networking meeting this morning. It's Friday, right? The days all run together, if not for the TV schedule I'd have no clue.

FTR, I'd much much rather be working at even a semi-nice job than being unemployed. Salary almost a frill versus the desire to be working.

Seriously, really. I feel like life is On Hold these days -- in fact, except for school, it is. The year just didn't start out right, with frequent trips down to PA and all, but damn, here it is gearing up for summer (spring having been mostly skipped around here) and I'm still circling the Life Airport. Somebody, make me an offer already! Will code for food!

RT @sue_oz: It's buy indie day. Support your local independent bookseller. tinyurl.com/c3kks8

Not that every day isn't Support Your Bookstore Day, but yesterday it was kinda official. I'm sure that your local bookstore will be happy to count today's sales in their totals.

Because of a dreadful lack of Getup and Go I didn't actually buy any books, but I did stop at Newbury Comics (which is kinda sorta a bookstore) and buy some CDs, and I fully meant to go over to Porter Square Books and throw myself on a book in support of this, but it can wait until this morning because I need a couple things from CVS in the same strip mall, and maybe some dairyfree ice cream.

came home to two calls from recruiters. I know better than to get my hopes up.

I'm wondering if this had anything to do with putting my resume up on Dice.com. 'Twould be nice if it were.

Took out a 6-month subscription for Dreamwidth.org today -- we'll see if it's a keeper. And I've figured out how to adjust the CSS already!

I'm not deserting Livejournal, just looking into supporting a new community which is a good idea should anything happen to LJ. I'm a scarred survivor of online community diasporas, including one that the corporate owners just pulled the plug on thousands of users, so having alternatives is a good thing.
theodosia: (illyria)
I thought, therefore I twittered:

RT @alterjess: Star Trek last night = COMPLETELY AWESOME. Seriously loved it. Yay.

Lucky dog gets to see a preview. She's usually a good predictor of stuff I like, so this makes me cross my fingers all the harder.

Oh yeah, networking meeting this morning. It's Friday, right? The days all run together, if not for the TV schedule I'd have no clue.

FTR, I'd much much rather be working at even a semi-nice job than being unemployed. Salary almost a frill versus the desire to be working.

Seriously, really. I feel like life is On Hold these days -- in fact, except for school, it is. The year just didn't start out right, with frequent trips down to PA and all, but damn, here it is gearing up for summer (spring having been mostly skipped around here) and I'm still circling the Life Airport. Somebody, make me an offer already! Will code for food!

RT @sue_oz: It's buy indie day. Support your local independent bookseller. tinyurl.com/c3kks8

Not that every day isn't Support Your Bookstore Day, but yesterday it was kinda official. I'm sure that your local bookstore will be happy to count today's sales in their totals.

Because of a dreadful lack of Getup and Go I didn't actually buy any books, but I did stop at Newbury Comics (which is kinda sorta a bookstore) and buy some CDs, and I fully meant to go over to Porter Square Books and throw myself on a book in support of this, but it can wait until this morning because I need a couple things from CVS in the same strip mall, and maybe some dairyfree ice cream.

came home to two calls from recruiters. I know better than to get my hopes up.

I'm wondering if this had anything to do with putting my resume up on Dice.com. 'Twould be nice if it were.

Took out a 6-month subscription for Dreamwidth.org today -- we'll see if it's a keeper. And I've figured out how to adjust the CSS already!

I'm not deserting Livejournal, just looking into supporting a new community which is a good idea should anything happen to LJ. I'm a scarred survivor of online community diasporas, including one that the corporate owners just pulled the plug on thousands of users, so having alternatives is a good thing.

Banner

May. 1st, 2009 08:41 pm
theodosia: (Dodo)
Heh. I've managed to put a banner (at least temporary) on my journal via the magic of CSS. It's one that Daughtershade (::sniffs sadly for a friend gone to happier fields o' fun::) made for me yoinks ago. Maybe I'll make up one that's more along my interest these days... but in the meantime, Good Ol' Hugh can keep my Dreamwidth journal safe.

Err.. that's my Dreamwidth journal I'm talking about! This post got crossposted because I left it checked over there. Hmmm.
theodosia: (have fun (by heuradys))
I have five invite codes, it seems. I can't remember who among my friendslist asked for one previous to the Grand Opening, not with my brain on half-speed as it seems this morning, though I've got a feeling that most of the interested people registered over there with OpenID, so they've probably got automagic invites.

Still, if you want, I'll be happy to forward you one! Get in on the ground floor! The water's fine! Et cetera!

(Needless to say, I'll still be around here for the time being. Besides, I'm unemployed and have nothing to do but read the Interwebs all day. By the time that I have to start making hard decisions about what I can keep up with (with my fascinating and fulfilling happy new job, right?) ::crosses fingers::, the dust should have settled and we'll see how the communities have evolved.)
theodosia: (Default)
I thought, therefore I twittered:

I definitely need Gronker, not Twitter this morning. Groooonk.

Kung Fu Monkey: The Case Against Universal Health Care ow.ly/3Fe0 -- Leverage creators' plotlines in danger of obsolence. :-)

Probably all my friends who are into Leverage have seen this piece by now, but you never know....

It turns out that the plural of aurochs is aurochsen. Same as ox->oxen!!! tinyurl.com/dm3f59

Linked to a short piece on whether the aurochsen AKA Heck cattle are actually authentic, since they were line-bred back to something resembling the real, original aurochsen. Sue me, I like cattle. :-)

Twanalysis for Theodosia ow.ly/3FMy "likeable sociable cautious" "chatty coherent" Now I know what I'll put on my gravestone.

is successful at getting transmogrification to work for her. Take THAT, Visual Studio!

notes that she mixes up transmogrification with polymorphism, and blames J.K.Rowling and also society in general.

And, while we're at it, I blame Calvin & Hobbes for the transmogrifier box that got me started on the idea. But 'polymorphism' is a far more pedestrian concept in object-oriented programming, though it is a tricky area to work with even on a small program. But Go Team Me, I got it working, and I think I can say that I really understand it now. Probably took me three times the amount of time the teacher alloted for an in-class assignment, but hey, learning takes time sometimes, particularly if you've got Dinosaur Brain Programming to un-learnify.

Cheney's Standards: Lower then the Luftwaffe's "Scharff's methods are still taught in US Army interrogation schools..." ow.ly/3ITp

This is a small item from Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish, which brings up what I'd call an irony: the head of Nazi Germany's interrogators forbade torture because it got bad results and could point to many successes that humane treatment and friendly questioning could get quantifiable results

...woke up thinking The Epic Fails would be a good band name.

Recession brings dramatic increase in public library use - (this is MY library) - Somerville Journal ow.ly/3MYL

Yep, the one that's about a half-mile walk from here. Excuse me while I glow with civic pride. I wish the photographer had got more of the architecture that's on display, because there are knockoffs of the Elgin Marbles in a frieze around the top of the atrium.


Why is today a good day? It's true that I had a lousy night of sleep, but I'm going to go see Old Sturbridge Village with [livejournal.com profile] szandara and family and friends, and it's going to be a sunny, warm day and there could be many many pictures and so on.
theodosia: (Mystery)
Coolness of Dreamwidth this morning -- more than 20 posts to read, so I found myself going to the previous page before I ran into 'old' content.

It's cool to see an online space 'come alive' right before your eyes.
theodosia: (Default)
This should not be so easy, but if it is, I'm in business from the DW end of things.

Not abandoing LJ, but it should be possible to keep track of both communities, at least until a consensus emerges about how they get used by whom and in what proportions. In the past two years, a number of dear people that I'd unfortunately lost track of came to LJ, and I don't care to lose them again!

Semagic!

Apr. 15th, 2009 01:45 pm
theodosia: (Default)
I decided to try to find out if I can use Semagic to keep on posting. And it appears that yes, if I log out of LJ, and change the server-side settings over to Dreamwidth, it works like a charm

This is good, because quite a lot of the homey feeling that LJ has is because of nice tools like Semagic, which will keep me up to date and easily posting when I feel the need to.
theodosia: (Mystery)
Claire was kind enough to give me an invite code, so now I feel like a Cool Kid!

Not sure what I'll do with the new digs, but at the moment it feels all spacious and clean. Just wait until I move all my junk in, though....

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