Fleeing

Apr. 5th, 2017 11:05 am
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Yet another refugee from LiveJournal
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Wound up going with a Samsung Galaxy Tab2
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most of the video files I have are AVI. the Kindle Fire I was looking at has a list of file formats a mile long. Ofcourse AVI isn't one of them. Does any of these things mean it will recognize and play AVI files?

Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, MP4, 3GP, VP8(.webm)
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] james_nicoll at Signal Boost
Originally posted by [profile] deathpixie at Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS
For those wanting to know more about the recent DDoS attacks, yes, it looks like it was the Russian government trying to shut down the dissidents again.

As I said last time, while it's frustrating not to have access, LJ is a lot more than a social network platform. From the article:

"LiveJournal isn’t just a social network. It’s also a platform for organizing civic action. Dozens of network projects and groups mobilize people to solve specific problems — from defending the rights of political prisoners to saving endangered historic architecture in Moscow."

So while I know many are considering the move over to Dreamwidth and other such sites, supporting LJ is a way we can help support those who use it for more than a writing/roleplaying/social venue.


Also, as a FYI, LJ is giving paid users effected by the outage two weeks of paid time as compensation.




Also posted at Dreamwidth, where there are comment(s); comment here or there.
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"Doesn't matter what the press says. Doesn't matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn't matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world - 'No, you move.' "

Cpt. America
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(UCS) "These Exaltations won't catalyze. What am I doing wrong?"
(Autochthon) "Let me see that. Hm. Are you putting everything you have into this?"
(UCS) "Of course not. Nothing can withstand that."
(Autochthon) "These Exaltations are insufficiently awesome. You must push yourself to your limits."
(UCS) "But I have none."
(Autochthon) "Nevertheless."
(UCS) "Very well—but I warned you."
--Holden, on the creation of the Solar Exalted
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its All about slam poetry for me in the last couple days

go to you tube and look for Taylor Mali, Mary Fons, or even just type in "slam poetry"

memory lane

Jun. 5th, 2010 07:47 pm
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just spent some time going through old journal posts. and after I went through the malestrom of empty picture links and urls that don't go anywhere anymore I reached my first real post.

2001-11-29 02:23:00


I've had this account for a wicked long time
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White Cheese Tapanade

1 can black olives (chopped up into tiny bits)
1 4oz package feta cheese crumbles
1 16oz container riccotta cheese
8oz shredded sharp white cheddar
1 medium onion minced (white or yellow, red would be fine but it will change how it looks more)
3 cloves of minced garlic (3 tsp if you have minced in a jar)
1/4 cup grated parmesean
1lb cooked and drained pasta (I use mini bow-tie, pene or ziti would work too)

in a fairly large mixing bowl, combine everything but the pasta in a bowl, and take half a cup of the pasta water to thin it just a bit right before you drain the pasta. add the still warm pasta to the cheese mixture and stir till evenly mixed and the pasta is coated. Serve hot or cold. makes alot, never measured how many servings
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The Witch
By Leah (a.k.a. Broomstyx)

I pitied pain in man or beast,
And only sought their good,
I used my herbs and healing arts,
To help them if I could

I pitied small defenseless things,
And since I lived alone,
The orphaned hare, the homeless cat,
Crouched on my warm hearthstone.

Though all could see my frugal life,
And none could deem me rich,
Some swore I sold my soul for gold
And cursed me for a witch.

And when there came the crop that failed,
The child that could not thrive,
They drove me out with blow and shout,
To hang or burn alive.

Song Lyrics

Dec. 8th, 2009 12:34 pm
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Gaia Consort - The Rede

I've been blessed with many lovers and I'd grant the same you
Though I suppose I'd skip a broken heart or two
I confess that I am troubled by that pious vocal few
When they cross the line and tell us what to do

Ah But life's too short for all this worry - I offer myself to you whole
Life's too long for lies to carry any more weight in this world

An it harm none, do what ye will
As the circle has bound us, bound we are still
Though the bottle be empty, may the cup remain filled
An it harm none, do what ye will

I will call the four directions, I will cast a circle here
I will put my feet upon the holy ground
In the shadow there reflected I will find and face my fear
And we all know there is fear a'plenty round

Ah But life's too short for all this worry - I offer myself to you whole
Life's too long for lies to carry any more weight in this world

An it harm none, do what ye will
As the circle has bound us, bound we are still
Though the bottle be empty, may the cup remain filled
An it harm none, do what ye will

Every act of love and pleasure is a prayer along the way
With everything between the living Earth and Sky
When it's all of life we treasure through the endless spinning days
In our actions you will know us by and by

Ah But life's too short for all this worry - I offer myself to you whole
Life's too long for lies to carry any more weight in this world

An it harm none, do what ye will
As the circle has bound us, bound we are still
Though the bottle be empty, may the cup remain filled
An it harm none, do what ye will

An it harm none, do what ye will
As the circle has bound us, bound we are still
Though the bottle be empty, may the cup remain filled
An it harm none, do what ye will

An it harm none, do what ye will

© September 23, 1996 Christopher Bingham, Autumnal Equinox, Seattle
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{Refrain}
Carry on my wayward son
There'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more

Once I rose above the noise and confusion
Just to get a glimpse beyond this illusion
I was soaring ever higher
But I flew too high

Though my eyes could see I still was a blind man
Though my mind could think I still was a mad man
I hear the voices when I'm dreaming
I can hear them say

{Refrain}

Masquerading as a man with a reason
My charade is the event of the season
And if I claim to be a wise man, well
It surely means that I don't know

On a stormy sea of moving emotion
Tossed about I'm like a ship on the ocean
I set a course for winds of fortune
But I hear the voices say

{Refrain}
No!

Carry on, you will always remember
Carry on, nothing equals the splendor
Now your life's no longer empty
Surely heaven waits for you
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Trying to transfer a file over the LAN from my brother's computer's storage drive to one of the secondary drives on my computer. Plenty of space, but it says there isn't enough....anyone know why?
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"The old folks said the stories themselves had the power to protect us and even to heal us because the stories are alive; the stories are our ancestors. In the very telling of the stories, the spirits of our beloved ancestors and family members ...become present with us. We are all part of the old stories; whether we know the stories or not, the old stories know about us." - Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit
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I just culled the holy crap out of my friend's list and community mememberships. If I deleted you and you think it may have been on accident, please post a comment here.
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What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god!
William Shakespeare, spoken by Hamlet, Hamlet,(Act II, scene ii)

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Bertrand Russell, Autobiography

There's only us, there's only this.
Forget regret or life is yours to miss....
There's only now, there's only here.
Give in to love or live in fear.
No other path, no other way, no day but today.
RENT, Jonathan Larson

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Henri-Frederic Amiel

"Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves?"
"Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too."
Isaac Asimov, The New Hugo Winners


Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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Merry May Folk by Emerald Rose

"At Easter dawned our Morris, ere Pentecost our May
The words we sing are different, but the tune's not far away
So stand with us, join hand to hand
And raise a sacred call
We sing of life arisen
We sing of glory risen
We sing that love is risen again
And love is lord of all!"
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I got my Loremaster title for my shaman!
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