captpackrat: (Fail)

Trying to post photos is an incredible ordeal, and now I apparently am unable to reply to anyone without either throwing an "unhandled error" or encountering a problem with encryption.  The site goes down more often than FurAffinity and the LJ Mobile app for Android is an absolute mess.
captpackrat: (Packrat)

Looks like the official LiveJournal app has finally been updated to suck much less, though it's still not getting as much love as the iOS version.


It's still a little buggy in a few spots, and it crashes every time I try to stay out on my tablet, but it works fairly well now on my phone.

captpackrat: (Windows uber alles)
Wow, it's been a while since I've posted here.  I tend to post more often to Twitter because it's so much easier and faster.  And Skyrim had consumed a huge portion of my life for the last month and a half.  Damn you, Bethesda!  Although I haven't posted anything, I do read everyone else's posts regularly.

Got woken up by a phone call at around 9:30 a.m. on Friday.  It was a recruiter wondering if I was interested in a Network Server Admin job in Lincoln.  The client was in a big hurry, and I got an interview that same day at 1:00 p.m.  The interview lasted a whole hour, one of the longest I think I've ever had.  Shortly after I got home at around 3:30, I got a call that I was hired.  They e-mailed me a bunch of paperwork in PDFs, and I digitally signed them and sent them back by 5:30.  6 hours from initial phone call to being hired, that's gotta be some kind of record.

I start work Monday.  I'm replacing a guy who is retiring on Friday, so I get a whole week of training before be thrown into the job.  There's only one other IT person there, a temp who's only been there for a few weeks.  This is gonna be fun!  At least the pay will be good.  It's temp-to-hire, which means in 6 months I'll hopefully be permanently employed.


May. 23rd, 2011 06:49 pm
captpackrat: (Goat)
I just noticed that Frank the goat has round pupils

Normal goats eyes have square pupils:

I've been around sheep and goats long enough now that Frank's eyes look weird to me.
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
I'm not going to be reposting my tweets to LJ anymore.  I figure if people want to read my Twitter posts, they can follow me on Twitter.

Twitter is a lot easier to post to than LJ.  The Twitter app for Android is simplicity itself; one tap of the widget and I can type my message, hit another button to post and that's it.  There is no official LiveJournal app for Android, the unofficial ones that exist aren't very good, so the only other option is the mobile website, which is slow and clumsy.

I also went through and deleted my past Twitter reposts.  They were cluttering up my journal.  I left posts that had replies, though.

I'll still be posting to Twitter, probably more often than LJ, I'm just not going to repost the tweets here anymore.
captpackrat: (Push Tail To Open)
I hate to have to do it, but I'm disabling anonymous commenting on my journal.  I've been inundated with spam suddenly, all from anonymous posters.  I'm not limiting commenting to just friends, anyone can still post, but they'll need to be a registered LJ user first.

I'm also setting it so comments containing links from non-friends will be screened automatically.  If it's a legitimate post, I'll unscreen it as soon as possible.

LJ Twitters

Jan. 4th, 2011 01:28 pm
captpackrat: (FailHomer)
Looks like LJ's Twitter reposting function is finally working.  Too bad there doesn't appear to be a way to automatically set them to use my FailHomer icon.
captpackrat: (Fail - Bob Barker)
Why am I having so much trouble getting e-mail posting to work?  Is something broken with LJ?  It doesn't work from my computer using Outlook or using webmail, but it does work using the same account and same servers from my cellphone.  It doesn't work from LoudTwitter, but it does from Gmail.  I'm not getting any errors, the messages are just disappearing into thin air.
captpackrat: (Liberty Prime)
What is it with Russian users posting comments containing some Commie-runes, followed by "thanks", to some of my posts, apparently at random?  It's happened like a dozen times now.  I highly doubt the users are legitimate, so I've taken to deleting the comments and banning the users.  Any idea what this is really about?
captpackrat: (Gadget Thinking)
Looks like LoudTwitter may be going belly up shortly.  Is there another service that can post Twitter messages to LJ, preferably via e-mail (which doesn't require a password)?

I just set up LoudTwitter a few days ago and now I'm going to have to change services.  :P
captpackrat: (Scuzz the Rat)
Whoo, 1500th LJ entry!

I was at Sam's Club late last night when a huge thunderstorm hit.  You could hear the torrential rains even inside the store.  Fortunately they have a covered loading area, unlike Costco, so I was able to load the stuff without getting soaked.  I was also apparently the only person who brought an umbrella.

Picked up a 50 pound bag of popcorn.  That should last a while.

Last night I signed up for the Nebraska Lottery's free MVP program.  They gave me a coupon for a free Pick 5 ticket.  The jackpot is currently $102,000.  I went to the minimarket in town and got my free ticket this afternoon, then stopped next door at the Subway for a $5 footlong.  Laying on the counter was a coupon for a free MegaMillions lottery ticket, so after getting my order, I went back to the minimart and got that ticket.  That $5 footlong could end up winning me $31 million.

In case you've been living under a rock for the past week, Steam is giving away free copies of Portal until May 24th. Minimum requirements are a 1.7 GHz processor, 512MB RAM, a DirectX 8.1 compatible graphics card, Windows 2000 or higher.  If you meet those minimums, be sure to download.  If you don't meet those minimum requirements, GET IT ANYWAY!  Once you "purchase" it, you'll have it in your Steam account for life, so you'll be able to download and install it on a future computer.
captpackrat: (Submit button)
Permanent account users already get 202 userpics, and they get an additional 5 each year.  And now you can buy even more, $10 a year for 70, up to a maximum of 210 additional userpics!

I'm at 171 userpics right now and at least a third of them have been used only once or twice; I can't even imagine ever needing 412.
captpackrat: (Evil Clown)
Anyone out there who doesn't have a paid LJ account want a $10 coupon good towards buying a paid account?  I've got 10 of them
captpackrat: (Fail)
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captpackrat: (Default)
First sentence from first post in each month:

2:30 in the afternoon and it's only 11°F (-12°C) outside!

I am posting this message from my new Amazon Kindle electronic book reader.

Last Saturday, I finally found a pair of steel-toed boots that fit and were comfortable.

Some pictures I took last night that seem to be perfect, considering the day. 

It was 5 years ago today that Bush proudly declared "Mission Accomplished in Iraq". 

"Daddy is going crazy, want to join him?"

Why is it so hard to find a US-International keyboard?


Weird error I got last night just before my computer froze up.

I forgot to pull these off one of my cameras.

Did she just say 'nukular'


The weather was nice today, with temps in the 50's, so I wanted to golf, but I needed to do some shopping.

LJ Koan

Mar. 21st, 2008 12:00 pm
captpackrat: (Imma chargin' mah lazer!)
What if they had an LJ strike and nobody came?


Jan. 29th, 2008 12:48 pm
captpackrat: (Cheer)
This is my 1000th LiveJournal post!

First post: October 3, 2004

Top 10 commenters:
[ profile] bubbycat 154 comments
[ profile] altivo 96 comments
[ profile] mortonfox 89 comments
[ profile] rummy_raccoon 78 comments
[ profile] dakhun 62 comments
[ profile] plushlover 55 comments
[ profile] blazerraccoon 31 comments
[ profile] kaysho 30 comments
[ profile] animale 30 comments
[ profile] gafennec 28 comments

Average number of comments per post: 1.5

Most frequently used words (excluding common words like "I", "the", "and", etc):
today 261 times
car 209 times
snow 154 times
couple 118 times
drive 115 times
stuff 114 times
buy 102 times
someone 97 times
bought 97 times
finally 93 times

Most frequently used common words:
the 7067 times
I 3556 times
a 3382 times
to 3362 times
and 2988 times

Longest words:
hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia 34 characters
lauwiliwilinukunuku'oi'oi 23 characters
humuhumunukunukuapua'a 21 characters
phenylpropanolamine 19 characters (used 3 times)
disproportionately 18 characters (used twice)
metalloproteinases 18 characters
conscientiousness 17 characters
anthropomorphics 16 characters (used twice)
miscommunication 16 characters
responsibilities 16 characters

Most posts in one day: 5
September 15, 2007
April 4, 2005
November 21, 2005

Most common tags:
work 85 uses
meme 83 uses
pictures 77 uses
weather 76 uses
geekery 70 uses
food 66 uses
silliness 64 uses
annoyances 60 uses
health 54 uses
car stuff 49 uses

Strangest post: Rabbit Hole Day

Number of pictures uploaded to LJ Scrapbook: 357

Regressive Imagery Analysis:
Top 3 Categories
Regressive Imagery Analysis for captpackrat's journal
Compared to: Everyone
What does this mean?

Bottom 3 Categories
Regressive Imagery Analysis for captpackrat's journal
Compared to: Everyone
Social Behavior16.1%16.1%
Moral Imperative23.9%23.9%
What does this mean?
captpackrat: (Homer Strangling Bart)
The censoring of LiveJournal has begun.

Among the terms now verboten for one's interests list:  Rollercoaster Tycoon, raccoon, firecrackers, allspice, pachinko, suspicious, doo-wop, Dagoba, Snakes on a motherfucking plane, Prussian blue, Spice Girls....
captpackrat: (Windows uber alles)
SUP acquires LiveJournal from Six Apart

New team to develop LiveJournal in U.S. and globally. Online user poll offers chance to join new Advisory Board.

SAN FRANCISCO – December 3, 2007 – SUP, an international media company based in Moscow, today announced that it has acquired LiveJournal from Six Apart, Ltd. LiveJournal is one of the world's leading global online communities, with a monthly audience of more than 18m unique visitors in nearly every country in the world. Additionally, SUP today launched a new U.S. company, LiveJournal, Inc., based in San Francisco, which will manage and operate LiveJournal. More information on the acquisition is available at [profile] lj_2008  

This deal is the second agreement between SUP and Six Apart. In October 2006, SUP concluded a licensing agreement with Six Apart to support and develop the large Russian segment of LiveJournal, which now represents 28% of its monthly audience. In the past twelve months, SUP and Six Apart have worked in close collaboration to improve LiveJournal for Russian users during which time the community has almost doubled.

"Having gotten to know LiveJournal in Russia over the past year we see enor-mous potential in developing the business worldwide; it has already showed its durability in America. We believe this is a great opportunity," said Andrew Paulson, president of SUP.
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