I kind of miss LiveJournal.
Anyone still here?
So, I got really sick of the traffic that my domain name brought in. I bought a new one. However, I seem to be utterly failing at setting up the URL redirect, so I thought I'd post about it here.
My posts, infrequent as they are, can now be found at www.unopposablethumb.com, or read through LJ syndication at unopposable_thm*
Click Here to add the feed to your friends-page
I think, as much as I hate to admit it, that adding dan4th to your friends-list/filters is probably the best way to get me to read your protected posts. I had been trying to get people to use the OpenID for that, but it just doesn't seem to work consistently enough, and some people have my OpenID and Dan4th on different filters, which is extra funny.
* Many thanks to laurenhat for setting up the LJ syndicated feed
It seems that some of you have moved to Dreamwidth, which I missed by being largely incommunicado over the past several months. If you have a new feed I should be following (preferably a public feed, since I do most of my reading through Google Reader), tell me here or you can drop me a note on gmail.*Not that I've been posting to it much. I do plan to remedy this, but no promises. I do miss you folks. An active community makes writing much more rewarding, as it turns out.
In case you missed the migration mess back in March, I'm now blogging at TouchyTranny.com. You can follow this feed on LiveJournal at touchytranny, and add my Open ID to your friends-list if you want Dan4th [touchytranny.com].
I've found it nearly impossible to leave comments using OpenID (on friends-locked posts, for example). But I wanted to let you know the option was out there.
click here to add my OpenID identity to your friends-list. This will be especially helpful if you make a lot of friends-locked posts.
I wonder if this works (I'm typing "<lj user=ext_90356>"): Dan4th [touchytranny.com]
edit: Yup, works awesome!
In case anyone missed it over the weekend, I'm migrating off LiveJournal. You can read my posts on your friends-list by adding touchytranny. I will still be logging in to Livejournal to read your friends-locked posts and comment.
I'm leaving LiveJournal. No, really this time. I do intend to keep reading my f-list.
Add the following LJ syndicated feed to read the Continuing Adventures of Dan4th:
I feel like I know how my readership skews, but what if I'm wrong? Call this my market research.
Demographic curiosity (viewable only to Dan, aggregate data to be displayed later)
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: None, participants: 60
How old are you?
Best gender label?
Where do you live?
Educational attainment label
Myers-Briggs works so badly for people with compulsively low self-esteem! I am convinced that I get inconsistent results specifically because I value those things which I perceive to be unlike me.
3/12/07: INTP / ENTP
7/23/06: INFP / ESFJ / ISFP
( ENTPCollapse )
[requested by mathnerd] I don't really have routines, but these are fairly representative:
Morning: Hit snooze, hit snooze, hit snooze. Get up. Feed cats. Brush teeth. Decide I can get away without showering or shaving. Forget to brush hair. Dress in one of 5 identical outfits for work. Read free paper on subway. Get to work, make a cup of coffee, and sit down to clear my email. Then I write differenceblog, and start work.
Evening: I get home, turn on the computer, clear my email again, and order takeout online. I space out staring at the computer and/or TV for several hours, then I go to bed, play with kittens for ten minutes, read for ten minutes. Turn out the lights. Stare at ceiling. Get up. Putter on computer a bit more. Go back to bed. Wake up.
(edit: see comments for a discussion of my appalling diet)
[requested by contrary_wise]: You know, I almost never have breakfast. I have a cup of coffee (or two) when I get to work, and then I'll eat a yogurt or something around noon, and then dinner after work. I eat big brunches on the weekends, but on weekdays, I don't eat much until dinner. Too much candy, sadly. The department maintains a big bowl of candy that I pass dozens of times a day. Far too often, I won't even notice that I hit it.
However, today I had oatmeal with dried cranberries, because my stomach was upset from pills when I got in this morning. It was yummy.
[requested by kdsorceress]: I like games. I play a lot of games. I don't, however, own a lot of games. Almost all of the 100+ games in the Unnamed Condo were purchased by dabunny -- even the ones that belong to me.
It takes several plays for me to like a game, usually. I prefer games that last under half an hour, and I have a weakness for Push-Your-Luck mechanics. A lot of the games I like are "party games", but there are very few games I just won't play.
My BoardGameGeek top ten is probably a little out of date, but here it is:
#2: Lost Cities
#4: Ca$h 'n Gun$
#7: Iron Dragon
#10: Seafarers of Catan, The
oh, that's totally out of date. It doesn't include my top-rated game: Loopin' Louie
"Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, favorite type of underwear, graphic techniques, etc."
ganked from go_team_venture. I agree with his policy of not forcing people to post this themselves if they have a topic in mind. Especially since I don't think many of you will be able to come up with a topic I don't post about. Ha! I double-dog-dare you.
I blame mycrust. I suppose I owe him a cookie, due to my challenge last year for anyone to give me trans news I hadn't already spotted in my Google Alerts, but there had been 3.5 episodes of the LOGO network's transsexual-themed dating show when I heard about it. Transamerican Love Story, a reality dating show starring Calpernia Addams. I say 3.5, because episode four was in progress when I heard about it. I was terrified that it would be another version of There's Something About Miriam, but I was pleased to be wrong. After watching episode one on the LOGO website, I was embarrassingly hooked.
Things I love about it: the show (so far) appears to be completely open and honest with both the contestants and the star. If there's a "twist", I will be extremely disappointed. Disappointed to the point of disgust. I was afraid that honesty would deprive the show of the schadenfreude that makes reality programming bearable. I had nothing to be afraid of.
Cuteness and cringing abound. mycrust, you may feel free to continue to be appalled at my taste. My only real issue with the show is that it is OMGWTFBBQ-so-heterosexual!! And of course it is: it's about a woman looking for the perfect man. *sigh* But the fact that queerness isn't completely invisible makes it a lot more palatable than a typical dating show. Considering that my only other exposure to LOGO was Rick and Steve (which I didn't relate to at all and kind of detested), this was a welcome indulgence of brain candy.
edit: Oh my god, Shawn's blog.
My coworkers were just chattering about this one, and I suspect that I saw people talking about it last week: New York politicians and newspapers are calling for the resignation of Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer due to his admission of patronizing prostitutes.
As far as I can tell, his mistake was thinking that more expensive necessarily meant more private. The investigation seems to have been initiated because the wire transfers were so big the IRS thought he was hiding bribes. In all seriousness, I'm baffled that people care. I'm not surprised by the news coverage: there's 24 hours in day, and too many news channels. They have to fill it with something. I'm surprised by the fact that my coworkers are talking about it. I'm very turned off by the phrase "involved in a prostitution ring" in many of the stories. It implies that he was profiting from it, not paying for it.
So, I ask you, my seriously-biased sample: what did Governor Spitzer "do wrong", and do you think he should have to resign over it?
You know, most hits for my Google Alert on "herpes" turn up gossip blogs picking on celebrities rumored to have herpes. That's really not that great for my self-esteem. I wonder how I could adjust the search to only turn up studies on prevention and treatment, which is what I'm actually looking for.
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 53
Have you ever had a cold sore?
| 13 (24.5%)
| 24 (45.3%)
|Not that I know of
| 16 (30.2%)
Has anyone ever disclosed their cold-sore-status to you before a first kiss?
| 14 (26.4%)
| 33 (62.3%)
|I don't recall
| 6 (11.3%)
|I've never been kissed
| 0 (0.0%)
Have you ever disclosed your cold-sore-status before a first kiss?
|Yes, I have disclosed this
| 6 (11.5%)
|No, I don't get cold sores
| 33 (63.5%)
|No, I didn't think it was worth mentioning
| 1 (1.9%)
| 11 (21.2%)
|I don't recall
| 1 (1.9%)
Have you ever been tested for herpes? (I don't care about the results, just whether you got tested)
|Had blood tested
| 19 (35.8%)
|Had a sore cultured
| 2 (3.8%)
|Other test I'm forgetting
| 0 (0.0%)
| 29 (54.7%)
Dan4th to Dabunny: Would you be interested in going to a hockey game with the people from the boston_bruins community -- wait, you know what? Fuck that, I hate people.
Dabunny to Dan4th [chuckling]: Right now, I think the answer to all the questions is "Fuck that, I hate people."
Meh. I hate when he's right. A couple quiet evenings will probably solve everything.