persephone

Vintage Button Pendants

So, here's what I've been working on since seeing the idea elsewhere. I'm so happy to find something productive to do with the fantastic buttons that I inherited, while they are special, I don't want them to forever be confined to a collection in jars.

Hopefully I can add them to my Etsy site tonight. Though it's nearly 8pm, and I haven't bothered heating up leftovers for supper yet...


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flower1

Basic Account Fiasco

smeddley has read my mind and expressed the same feelings I have after initially being appalled last night about the basic account changes. However, she has hit upon an absolutely brilliant alternative plan as well! If only people with as much logic, common sense, and creativity as she has were running the show.

Why No More Basic Accounts isn't about Entitlement, Being Sneaky and Lame is Stupid, Everyone Hates Flashing Advertising, and even a Solution
flower1

FYI

Basic Account is an option available to accounts which were created before March 12, 2008. No account created after this date can be turned into a Basic Account. Basic Accounts will not have any advertising displayed on their accounts, but will have fewer benefits and features.

However, even if it's still March 12th where you are (as it is here), this window of inopportunity has already closed.

Seriously, I really fucking hate ads. If I didn't I'd be on MySpace at this point. I hope none of you were planning on opening new accounts or creating new communities.

Damn.
persephone

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Just an FYI, I've only gotten about a third of my LJ comments since yesterday (that I've noticed anyway). So if I haven't responded to a comment, that's probably why. Very frustrating!
orange

Yes We Can

This little video makes my heart swell. It really does. I'm impressed, not because there are people in the video that I recognize from tv, music, & movies, not because it is put together creatively, I'm impressed by the words and the message, because you know what, I NEED to believe we can, and that there is still hope. I had lost that, and any belief I had in the humanity of my country and society. I need these words, I need this hope. I had heard the speech before, but this remix set to music just makes it all the more powerful.
persephone

Lock her up and throw away the key...

Well, I think the time has come to make my journal friends only. Yep, that's right, my meager, but endearing friends list, from here on out it's just you and me.

I *know* one should not expect much privacy when posting anywhere on the web, but while before it was a matter of people perhaps randomly coming across my journal, or following a comment I may have made some where else to learn a bit more about me, it seems every few months there's a new announcement in news with either a security mishap, or new opt-out-only feature that can advertise any unlocked post on an Explore page, or banning people based on a listed interest (it wasn't something that effected me personally, but I removed all my interests anyway, my own way of responding). I've opted out of inclusion in web searches, and opted out of LJ 'Exploring' my posts, but who knows what it will be next time around. I've paid for this month so I can go back and lock everything. *sigh*


C'est la vie

Edited to add: That makes 883 public posts to lock. wow.