o, intern't

Jan. 9th, 2010 07:00 pm
jes5199: (Default)
[personal profile] jes5199
someone mentioned to me that I've been neglecting this journal, and that they had lost track of what I was up to because of it.

well, that's partially because livejournal has become a cesspool under the ownership of SUP, and I loathe it.
Well, actually, just install adblock and it's basically fine.
and, bizarrely, there's still no equivalent to friends-lock on the rest of the internet. I guess facebook has it, but, man is facebook ever full of people using their birth names and sending eachother virtual cows. I want this on the record for when I run for president of Antarctica: I stand against virtual cows, even in 2010.
(although it's nice that my dad is using it to write down all those stories about college misadventures that I never quite memorized well enough to retell)
[but, jeeze, don't install add-art. I have it, and now there's pictures of nixon's head pasted onto bodybuilders everywhere I go. that's an improvement over the previous show, but. ]

But friends-lock! How else are you supposed to hear me complain about work? Well, it's too late anyway because I left that job.
Now I work at the company that is as of yet still named "Reductive Labs" where they pay me in actual money to work on actual open source software that is actually written in ruby that actually gets released to the public where people actually use it. amazing. and, if you'd let me, I'd gush about my brilliant co-workers, but I can see that you have already lost patience with this topic so I'm moving on.

I spent much of the last 6 months doing less and less of everything, until one day during a fit of frustration over the increasingly loud ringing in my ears, I found a combination of wikipedia links that suggested that I should eat iron. I wield these to keep the phantom telephones at bay (I recognize that this might be pure morning) and now I can mostly get out of bed, unless it is Saturday, which it is.

I want to be able to write about programming, so I made another new programming blog, http://jes5199.tumblr.com/ . I'm not terribly happy with that profile photo, by the way, why aren't you camera people helping my vanity?

I'm going to drive to Walla Walla Wa. I might buy a vehicule. I'm going to fly to San Francisco for a week, for work (do you live in San Francisco? Let's hang out; week of Feb 7). I'm going to get a passport and visit the Yukon. I'm going to see more of my friends. I'm going to go back to the art studio. I'm going to try to write a thing for that zine that keeps asking me to, but that's not exactly flowing as of yet. I'm learning to play the guitar, a little, it's my sister's guitar but she lives in japan. I'm going to go back to Burning Man and this time actually produce a story worth telling you. I am going to read more than two books this year. I am going to design a video game. I might not write in livejournal. I am going to the grocery store, right now.

Date: 2010-01-10 04:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faethverity.livejournal.com
Dear [human person],

I would like to:
a) Facebook style press a button that says "I like this" to this post
b) Sent you a cow.

Love,
>^..^

Date: 2010-01-10 06:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jes5199.livejournal.com
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Date: 2010-01-10 05:19 am (UTC)
lindseykuper: A figure, wearing a pink shirt decorated with a heart, looks upward from between dark shapes that suggest buildings. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lindseykuper
I have a permanent LiveJournal account. I've never seen these advertisements of which you speak. I guess this is why I'm the only person left on LJ.

That picture makes you look happy, but also kind of old. What if we're all getting old and happy?

I want to hear about your brilliant co-workers. I think I was pretty smart, too, though; just maybe not at work

Date: 2010-01-10 06:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jes5199.livejournal.com
one brilliant co-worker was not enough, apparently.

Date: 2010-01-10 07:02 am (UTC)
lindseykuper: A figure, wearing a pink shirt decorated with a heart, looks upward from between dark shapes that suggest buildings. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lindseykuper
It sure wasn't.

Date: 2010-01-10 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jes5199.livejournal.com
bigger picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/29817296@N02/4157771730/
and I think that's a grimace rather than a smile but I was trying

Date: 2010-01-10 07:10 am (UTC)
lindseykuper: A figure, wearing a pink shirt decorated with a heart, looks upward from between dark shapes that suggest buildings. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lindseykuper
Ooh! I like the uncropped one so much more! Why not just use that as your profile photo?

Date: 2010-01-11 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aphexious.livejournal.com
Here's one where you're slightly more bemused. I posted the other because it's compositionally more interesting and continues the brief narrative of photographer and girl in orange hat. I suspect you were grimacing so politely because the camera had been in your face for 4 shots at that point.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29817296@N02/4264517662/

Date: 2010-01-11 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jes5199.livejournal.com
I might use that one! I look like someone who hasn't shaved or taken a shower, though. Of course, that's true today, too.

Date: 2010-01-10 08:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] qousqous.livejournal.com
I have always had adblock so I barely notice the changes in Livejournal.
From: [identity profile] jes5199.livejournal.com
I think I look like the guy in the middle , except less blurry

fixing add-art

Date: 2010-01-10 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snowsalt.livejournal.com
Hey, I am one of the folks on the add-art team. It's great to see an open source programmer kvetching about the art.
We want to open up the extension so that there are more art providers than just us. Unfortunately we haven't figured out how to do that in the code. We're open source and mainly a bunch of folks trying to make our internet cooler. Could you drop by and help out? We're trying to improve artist attribution and allow multiple art sources, but hitting some roadblocks.

Re: fixing add-art

Date: 2010-01-10 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jes5199.livejournal.com
Oh man, now I'll feel like a jerk if I don't try

Date: 2010-01-10 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glowing-fish.livejournal.com
I am also against virtual cows.

Date: 2010-01-10 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shafer.livejournal.com
Don't forget LJ is so dangerous to the Russians that they want to make Cyrillic URLs so that their people can't communicate! Don't be so quick to dislike.

I am with you on your stand against virtual cows, and indeed, all virtual forms of livestock.

Date: 2010-01-13 06:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hermi.livejournal.com
Where can I get some Wikipedia flavor beef? Does it taste like knowledge?

Date: 2012-02-17 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sadoniaygol.livejournal.com
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