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Winds of Change

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It was bound to happen.

Decades from now, we'll be sitting around with our new-fangled communication toy reminiscing on the good'ol days when we used to do that online blogging thing. Once in a while, someone will introduce a long lost net.friend, "she used to be on my Friends List" and the elders in the crowd will know what that means. They'll go on and on about that LJ community they were in, the big drama that went down and how many people were excommunicated. And the youngsters, like userinfoAmy and userinfoIzzy will go "HEH?!" =)

We'll still complain about spammers, trolls and the idiocy surrounding the nomenclature of the Friends List. We'll still complain about kids who talk like they were kicked in the head by a mule at birth. We'll whine to TPTB about making the new thing look, feel and work more like what LiveJournal used to do.

(= •լլıʍ ı puɐ  əuduserinfo ʇsɐəլ ʇɐ •••ɥɓnɐլ ɹəɥʇo ɥɔɐə əʞɐɯ oʇ sɓuıɥʇ ʎɟooɓ 'ʎʞəəɓ 'ʇɐəu op լլıʇs լլ,əʍ puɐ

It just plain doesn't matter. =)

[Update - 2130h]

Here. Read. *smile sweetly* I'll remind you that the LiveJournal Terms of Service now reads:

You hereby agree to this structure, and to LiveJournal.com's right to change, modify, or discontinue any type of account and/or its respective services.

What I said in my original post still applies. Yeah, I loved my e-mail distribution lists too. I thought nothing could beat the realtime talking in my IRC channels. And my newsgroups were my life at one point too. And, yet, here I sit with my [relatively] new-fangled online journal, reading the blogs and journals of friends from days gone by, exactly as I described it above.

When the next phenomenon comes around, we'll all be there too. =)


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Jan. 6th, 2005 12:32 am (UTC)
Just a rumour, maybe?

Heh, the upside-down text is wacky. :P
Jan. 6th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
Hey, what happened to my comment? =\

Oh well. I said, "we'll know tomorrow"...
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Jan. 6th, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
Haha, I'm flaming agnostic. It's okay. =D
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Jan. 6th, 2005 12:37 am (UTC)
•sıɥʇ ʎuunɟ

How do you do that?
It took me some time to write that with just copy-pasting your letters. ~_~
Jan. 6th, 2005 12:42 am (UTC)
pne posted it this morning. It came from Mark Shoulson's little Perl script. I had to finagle the 'tr' line a little though =)
Jan. 6th, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
Ooh! I hadn't come across the message yet where he posted the Perl script, and was wondering what you were talking about when you mentioned you had tweaked it a bit.
Jan. 6th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
Jan. 6th, 2005 01:51 am (UTC)
(ps: I had to read this entry aloud to firinel, it was so good)
Jan. 6th, 2005 02:12 am (UTC)
I saw that link from Chris Schmidt's post =D That was great =D =D
Jan. 6th, 2005 11:57 am (UTC)
It's even more fun if you can read the internal comments...
Jan. 6th, 2005 04:08 pm (UTC)
I don't have the privs =)
Jan. 6th, 2005 04:29 am (UTC)
I noticed that a lot of people are freaking out and archiving their journals in preparation for the takeover.

Realistically, I don't think Six Apart would be dumb enough to piss off the userbase by deleting journals or anything like that.

Should be interesting to see what happens, though.
Jan. 6th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
What I find most intriguing is that everyone was acting all doomsday about it before it was announced, backing up journals, stocking up on non-perishable food items, first aid kits and bunker supplies, etc... granted, backing up your journal is a good idea anyway =)

And many of the initial comments in bradfitz's announcement are now falling over themselves with adoration, "good jobs", congrats and stuff like that.
Jan. 6th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC)
Eh .. we'll see how things truly work themselves out. I hope this is for the best .. but like you said .. we're here before a great many people have been. --Ray
Jan. 6th, 2005 09:22 am (UTC)
Good post! I can't believe I'm seeing all these protest posts already - change isn't always bad! :)
Jan. 6th, 2005 11:58 am (UTC)

(= •լլıʍ ı puɐ əud ʇsɐəլ ʇɐ •••ɥɓnɐլ ɹəɥʇo ɥɔɐə əʞɐɯ oʇ sɓuıɥʇ ʎɟooɓ 'ʎʞəəɓ 'ʇɐəu op լլıʇs լլ,əʍ

Haha! Dork. You made me laugh =^_^=

Jan. 6th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC)
Haha XD I had the most fun inverting the "pne" =D =D
Jan. 6th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC)
So if I see all your Asian characters as big question marks but I have my browser set to unicode, does that mean I don't have the right fonts installed? Because at work they display fine and my browser set up is remarkably similar.

Not, of course, that I know what any of them mean... but they look so pretty.
Jan. 6th, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC)
does that mean I don't have the right fonts installed?

Winderz gives you rectangles if there is no glyph at the codepoint (ie. if the font is not installed).

If they're question marks on Windoze, it might mean you have the wrong encoding. I always use the one that says "UTF-8" instead of the one that just says "Unicode". And I like to turn Auto-Detect OFF so that I know am slightly more confident that it's not doing something stupid I don't know about. =P

Are you on a Linux box? That's about the only OS that I haven't had a chance to figure out. But otherwise, here are the WinXP instructions (you only need Step 1-4). And for Mac OS X 10.1; Jag-wire; Panth-wire; and I imagine the instructions for Tigg-wire would be the same as the ones for Panth-wire.
Jan. 6th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
Oh you know what it is? I don't have Arial Unicode font on my home Windows box. And yes of course it's Windows... I'm not even remotely enough of a nerd to be running Linux. I leave that to my friends.

And in Firefox/Mozilla, the option is Unicode (UTF-8). Or at least that's working for me.

Anyway, thank you for the resources... and sorry to bug you for something so silly.

P.S. Jag-wire/Panth-wire/Tigg-wire???
Jan. 6th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
No problem =)

Apparently, Steve Jobs pronounces "Jaguar" as "Jag-wire" and someone made fun of him and called it "Panth-wire". I decided to join in to the hilarity =D
Jan. 6th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
Bloody Amerikan!

Jan. 6th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
I know, eh? =D
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Jan. 6th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
Jag-yoo-are... hehe =D
Jan. 6th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)
Yay... I just installed Arial Unicode and now your pretty pictograms show up!
Jan. 6th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
Weee! =)
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