A Hungarian porn producer has filed his tax forms, and claimed scene dressing props as legitimate business expenses. So the tax inspectors have to watch his films to confirm they're used. Apparently 'It's a hard job'
I'm not enough of a scientist to know if this holds water at all, written from a sceptic perspective I think, but I don't discount the anti-climate change position completely, doubt is good. Anyone able to expand, confirm or debunk?
I've read many of these quotes before, but it is a fairly good collection about how anti-abortion campaigners react if it's them that needs to make the choice.
Mostly for my reference as I've got some stuff I want to back up from my old PC and have never done it. Anyone got experience of using this or other software to burn AVIs and similar onto DVD?
Another guide to online libel, this time from Urban 75. Seems accurate, although I'm really not sure about the linking could be defamation thing. Mentions the Staggers/Scallywag case directly though.
Not a bad general guide about what is and isn't acceptable on someone else's blog, and most of it applies to me as well (although the bits about huge readership numbers and similar aren't, natch). Freedom of speech doesn't apply.
It doesn't actually change shape, but it's got a selection opf different weapon fits, and dude, it's a robot. Um, not 100% sure I approve, but still, it's cool
These are cool, a set of failed 'name' websites and why they failed. Some of the could work well now, others are just bad examples of stupid business plans.
Andrew's redone some of the code for the cross poster I'm using, much better, solves the timestamp problem and a few other things. I really need to reinstall an FTP client and fix mine.
- Horrifying story from Liz about the Auschwitz block 24 brothel and the hidden history of the aryanised jews forced into it
- DonaldS: imagine that if we were to hand the supply-chain for curtains, or orange squash, or embossed stationery, over to criminal gangs, trouble would follow. I'm no fan of state regulation - but I'm finding it difficult to think of a market more suited to regulation
- Ah.. innit sweet? Horribly dated, but taking itself far too seriously for ten years ago, let alone now.
- Jon shares a cool Livejournal coding trick: only works for logged in LJ users but rather cool
- Mad Nad says: 'I have rights and I am going to find out what they are and, make sure every other MP knows what they are too.' Most of them already do Nad, even I know you can't film in most of the Palace without permission. This incompetent is running the campaign?
- a handy guide to how I use Firefox and other tools to make my internet life easier
- Del.icio.us has proven ideal for those days when all I have to post is a bunch of links
The former is a linkdump of Firefox extensions redone, I need to do one anyway to transfer to my new laptop so that'll happen. The latter is a how-to on link
Anyway, the rest can wait, I have some campaigning to go do. Go vote people, especially in London (and remember, the GLA list vote really matters, unfortunately).
 Debi has a habit of posting stuff as I'm thinking about the same thing, and we share a lot of "oh, cool trick" stuff anyway. Jennie, OTOH, has scary freaky same-as-me opinions on a lot of stuff, and we sometimes make the same comment at the same time in various places. So if you're missing my longer informed posts, I hope I'll get over the block that seems to mean I lack inspiration or inclination, but in the meantime reading innerbrat, Jennie's theyorkshergob or my old housemate and third "shared brain" unfortunate paulatpingu wouldn't do you any harm.
1) open a tab and type about:config in the address bar.Combine that with the screenshot on the Nifty post and that, Firefox and a paid account is all you really need. This has of course prompted me to finally getting around to doing that in the config file for this laptop, really ought to start cataloguing all my little hacks and tricks for whenever I switch machines semi-permanently.
2) type ContentHandlers in the filter box.
3) Choose one of the feeds you don't use (Yahoo, for instance).
4) Replace the Title with "Livejournal"
5) Replace the uri with http://www.livejournal.com/syn?url=%s
6) Shut down Firefox and restart.
On that subject, can anyone remember what you change to turn off that annoying "taking too long to respond" error page and replace it with the pop-up error box that doesn't lose the content you have managed to load? (Our wireless is being a bit flaky on occasions, most annoying).
lj_nifty is a fairly quiet comm for sharing little tricks and tweaks to make LJ work better, normally fairly user-friendly.
Errors while loading page from applicationApparently it's probably a problem with Facebook not Scrabulous, but still. For those of you waiting? Sorry—I have 12 games active, and I can manage to succesufully load maybe one or two each time I try. Of course, loading up my game against Duncan and seeing he'd got his 3rd bingo of the game (a challenge game no less) and had more than doulbe my score of 260 (which is normally fairly respectable) was, well, a little depressing.
There are still a few kinks Facebook and the makers of Scrabulous are trying to iron out. We appreciate your patience as we try to fix these issues. Your problem has been logged - if it persists, please come back in a few days. Thanks!
Anyway. Loads of stuff I could talk about, but, well, apathy strikes. In the meantime, have a honeycomb ina bell jar, via boing_boing, and also at the site itself, a nice set of Devilish greeting cards. I'm probably going to have to give it its own filter, but boing boing truly is a directory of wonderful things.
 Gotta love the ljaddons plugin and the programmable insets, right?
Oh yeah, the del.icio.us crosposter seems to be failing miserably, I'll give it a kick at some point.
( The basics and the code )
That gives you my layout, exactly as I've got it, colour scheme and banner image and all. Which I'm sure you don't want, you don't want to copy me, you want to personalise, right? Besides, even I don't like my current header graphic anymore,s o you'll want to change that ASAP. So let's go through it...
( The code explained... )
There. Easy, isn't it? Anyone can make their journal look pretty. Well, prettier and more personal, anyway. All it takes is a bit of patience and the ability to pick colours. No prizes for guessing why mine is black and grey, right?
Feedback welcome, even if you don't like it. And yes, I'm aware bits of the code could be cleaned up, I spent a chunk of the afternoon getting it this clean already...
Anyway, I thought it's time to repeat a meme that I did ages ago. Can't find it now, but it's the whole 'talk-in-icons-only' thing.
Comment here with no text, just an icon. Reply to others using just icons. Talk, with no text, a uniquely LJ form of discussion. I'll add a corollary; you can use macros as long as they're not too bigRemember: talk to each other because I may fall asleep or be busy at work or whatever.
I may possibly have ImageReady open as I type this. There may be an icon post later on. Possibly. If I stay awake. Actually, on the subject, in the long lists of "things I wish I'd known when I started" things; the keyword for this icon is "Marvin-Life", it's one of the very few icons I've had since almost the beginning that hasn't been replaced. I'm now on my 5th Books icon. But because every time I've replaced it I've called it Books, it shows up on all my old posts and comments using any of my old Books icons. This is deliberate; keep your keywords for usage rather than descriptive, you can replace icons and have the new ones show on old posts. LJ-fu, but I found it out by accident awhileback. Good, innit?
1. Go into the archives of your LJ.OK then. My return journey from Athens. So, the meaning of my life is to return home from a nice break and fall asleep for 24 hours? Sounds like a plan...
2. Find your 42nd entry ever. Yes, this may require some counting and basic maths. Deal with it.
3. Link to that entry in a new entry. This is the meaning of your life.
Here's a hint :
The number in the URL is generated by:LJ-fu from rho in the comments on a very old entry, for which my Gmail search string was
N = 256E + R
where N is the number in the URL, E is the number of the entry, and R is
a random integer from 0 to 255.
label:lj- from:rho 256because I just knew. So that means you're lookingfor the entry numbered between 10752 and 11008.
Oh, might as well, posted to ihasatardis earlier, it may or may not have cleared the moderation queue: ( Casting spoiler for the Doctor Who Xmas special (plus it's a big pic, which is more important) )
How have you customised your Firefox? Which add-ons have you used, how have you altered them, and what couldn't you do without?So I thought I'd do a follow up to my firefox extensions post and list all those not listed there by me that I'm currently losing. A fair few of these (especially Colorzilla and Submit to Tab) are great little tricks that you guys told me about int he comments, others I've just added as I go along. I now have FAR TOO MANY extensions, and am likely to dump some, and split others off into a separate profile full of development tools and not use them for geeral browsing. And, unfortunately, LJ Login clashes with deepestsender currently, so given I rarely if ever use my other accounts I have it disabled.
( List of firefox extensions )
As before, are to wherever the developer says they're based. If they don't link to a download page, blame them, not me, but you can search Mozdev by name to find em if you want them. Back to IB:
I want you guys to do the same with your Firefox.
I'm going to try for the 1000 comments anyway. SPAM ME! Invite your flist, your family, your enemies, your milkman. I welcome discussion, poetry, fic, jokes, pr0n, pretty, pretty pictures, and politics. And anything else. I'm easy. So, so easy.here. 'twas her who pointed out to me I'd made my 500th post, so go comment as requested? She may even make a vid or something. However, as rho observes I must've deleted some, as the post number said 503:
Today, I was due in Exeter. draich_goch even rang me to remind me. I said hello, and immediately went back to sleep. Instead, I read Jon Courtney Grimwood's 9TailFox. Apparently, it's an SF novel. I'd say it was even less SF than the Ashraf Bey series (which apparently he's writing a new one of), but there y'go. Good read, regardless.
Basic premise is that a San Francisco cop is investigating an apparent murder committed by a 13 year old girl, and gets killed. He then wakes up in the body of a coma case who's been unconscious for quite awhile, and, conveniently, is a little bit wealthy. There's the usual Grimwood characterisation, but I'm not really sure it's a real difference from either the Ashraf books or Stamping Butterflies. I didn't spot some of the twists, although they were heralded, and some of the elements were a little OTT, but I suppose the OTT elements may be what made it SF.
Only big drawback to me is it made me miss San Francisco and wish I'd organised my stay there a bit more than "get up, find something cool to do" while I was there. Ah well, can always go again sometime. Well, assuming it doesn't sink into the sea anytime soon...
[Edit] Did I mention that my phone contrat gives me free WAP access as well? markslut has been going on about this app for a bit, thought I'd try it. Very cool, and can do much longer posts than by SMS. Thing is, I don't think my WAP access is free and/or available abroad, which is when I want to be able to post by phone. We'll see.