Aw snap!

Feb. 20th, 2012 12:25 pm
peppermintesse: (Default)
This journal was "Created on 2002-02-19 14:46:28"

I missed it--damn and blast! But it's been here for ten years. Wow.
peppermintesse: (Default)
PLEASE do not use the newly rolled out 'feature' to Facebook- and Twitter-connect comments on any of my posts. Thank you!

If you use Firefox and Greasemonkey, you can install DisConnect to prevent the options from appearing on your posts or comments so you don't accidentally click on it.

If you want to verify that you are not cross-linked to FB/Twitter, or you no longer want to be, go here.

Also, pingbacks are back, and appear to be "Open" by default, not "Disabled". Check your settings for this here.
peppermintesse: (Happy Mac)
Don't think of it as pessimism; think of it as disaster recovery planning.

There are two good options; it really depends on whether or not you want to save your comments.

1.) XJournal. This will back up your posts. It has a graphic interface and is easy to do, and the downloaded entries are easy to view through the program (though are stored in a plist file, which... who knows if they can be exported into other formats). Downside: again, no comments. Also, I have no idea if posts can then be re-uploaded to another site.

ETA: Additional discovery: if you have multiple journals, XJournal seems to hang on to the history of the first journal you indexed, which makes sense, as it's one preference list file for the program. Whoops.

2.) LJdump. This will back up posts and comments. It's a Python script (Python is native to OS X). I'm doing this right now. Downside: it's all Unix-y, so if you're intimidated by that, this may not be for you (though, really--it's not that complex); also, it is also not immediately evident what one can do with the output, as far as viewing the posts, and it's not clear whether entries can then be restored to another site.

(By the way, if you have a 7 year old journal like I do (7 years in February--eek), this backup can take a while. :) )

This post (from which I found the above information) by [livejournal.com profile] crasch can tell you how to use each of the above to do a backup.

Using Windows? Per [livejournal.com profile] brinshannara: LJBackup. She calls it "great". It backs up comments, too.
peppermintesse: (Happy Mac)
I have been saved from heart-less displays while using Firefox 2.0+ on the Mac.

If you don't see a heart here --> ♥ <-- then you can use these steps to fix it!

  1. Firefox > Preferences… > Content tab
  2. Under the Fonts & Colors section, click on Advanced….
  3. Click on the drop down next to Fonts for: and choose Japanese. (Yes. Japanese. See note below.)
  4. Next to Serif, choose "MS P明朝" or "Osaka". ("Osaka" did not seem to work for me, and I also set Sans Serif to "MS P明朝" --that was the one that made the difference for me. I also changed the sizes to 16 to make them a bit bigger.)
  5. Change Default Character Encoding to Western (MacRoman).
  6. Change Fonts For: back to Western (or whatever you use).
  7. Ta da! You should see hearts now.


Per the above linked page, a quote from [livejournal.com profile] codeman38: For some reason, Firefox thinks that hearts should be rendered in the default Japanese font regardless of the language of the actual page— yes, even if the English font includes a heart symbol, as is the case with, for instance, the latest release of Arial. There is some serious wrongness in its text-rendering routines, needless to say.

(A big thanks (and a multitude of ♥) again to [livejournal.com profile] umbo for pointing me to this post and for letting me know a fix even existed in the first place!)
peppermintesse: (Danger of Death)
Courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge via [livejournal.com profile] marlatiara.

1.) Go here.
2.) Paste this in:
set opt_exclude_stats 1

3.) Ta-da.

Here is the option for opting comms out, too.
peppermintesse: (Fresh Hell)
...regarding the whole fandom-LJ/Six Apart brouhahaha. It's here, and it's thought-provoking, whether or not you agree with it (I agree with some of it, and some of the comments).

Don't freak out; it appears to use cookies or a script of some kind to plop your LJ username in there.

I've not been terribly attentive to every aspect of this fiasco, but I haven't particularly cared for how it's been handled by LJ and SixApart. I try not to assign to malice what can be the result of stupidity, incompetence or ignorance, but all the same, I won't be reupping my paid account (expiring tomorrow) until (unless?) LJ/6A can demonstrate something very public clarifying their precise legal stance and explaining their seemingly random enforcement of ill-defined policy.

(Disabling comments because I'm not in a discussion sort of mood about this. I have a very bad headache.)
peppermintesse: (I *am* smiling)
I was considering making a custom mood theme from scratch and couldn't find a list anywhere of the hierarchy of moods, so I made one (based on the Custom Mood Theme Editor) and decided to post it in case anyone else was curious. The indented bulleted list shows which moods inherit their pictures from their parent mood. Anyway, it's under the cut tag. It's long. )

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