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Guess I ought to try to write something every so often here, right? Reports of my existence may or may not have been exaggerated...

So, yeah. Annual happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] foxfirefey, and indeed to my cousin Gary, ten years to the day older than me and in hospital with serious cancer (this isn't new news to me, but we share a birthday so I think about him a bit).

I'm in a meh mood, as will be established by posts made in previous years, I'm not really a birthday person, the weather got to me and then the washing machine broke down. Plus Forbidden Planet have only seen fit to deliver half of what SB has bought me, so while I'm wearing a Lost Boys t-shirt (which is cool) I don't know what else she's got me yet.

Nice cake from father-in-law, and a cheque from my parents. Which my mother has cunningly managed to date 2009. My sister sent a Dalek card which says CELEBRATE, CELEBRATE instead of the usual, made me chuckle, and got a laugh out of SB when I showed her. Thanks for all the comments on my wall and similar as well.

Still, I've had this layout on the journal for two years now. That's a bit weird really. Been tweaking it a lot recently, actually hacked into the S2 layer and figured out the basics, told it to only display tags I've used 5 or more times, reduced the indent on comments, put a printable link on posts for those not using plugins that like light formatting, a link to my tags in the topnav bar and I'm messing around with a 'bookmark this post' thing—if I can get that working properly I'll write up a howto as it's useful. I like hacking code; I'm really crap at it, but it's a challenge because of that.

Oh, I also finally got around to a significant reduction in the amount of people and blogs I'm reading, it was far too much and for the first time ever I've removed people I've actually met. Given I rarely do friends only these days it doesn't really affect anyone, and I've always viewed my friends page as a reading list first and foremost. And quite frankly I need space to pick up some new sites, which meant being a bit brutal.

Still, gotta finish writing this, ten minutes to midnight so the day is almost over, and cake beckons...
foxfirefey: Fox stealing an egg. (mischief)

Date: 2008-09-05 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] foxfirefey
My age is NOW A SQUARE NUMBER. How awesome is that?
foxfirefey: Fox stealing an egg. (Default)

Date: 2008-09-05 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] foxfirefey
And also a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, birthday relative.

Date: 2008-09-06 07:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bopeepsheep.livejournal.com
I was pleased to realise mine was; less pleased to realise that it's 13 years until the next one. :(

Happy birthday for yesterday, [livejournal.com profile] matgb!

Date: 2008-09-06 12:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karohemd.livejournal.com
Happy Birthday!
I knew I wanted to make a birthday post today but work was extremely busy and I completely forgot...

Date: 2008-09-06 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yuxonomei.livejournal.com
Happy birthday :)

Date: 2008-09-06 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stephmog.livejournal.com
Oh balls. I am crap at noticing birthdays. Happy getting older. *pint* *cake* etc.

Date: 2008-09-06 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paulatpingu.livejournal.com
Late n'all, but happy birthday Mat.

Cake sounds good. Haven't had cake in ages. Must go make cake...

Date: 2008-09-06 10:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jackthomas.livejournal.com
Happy birthday. I mostly use google reader for RSS now. I can break down feeds in to categories and the hotkeys to move to the next post are really useful. LJ friends list now more manageable as its mostly just peoples blogs that I want to read!

Date: 2008-09-06 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmaning.livejournal.com
Happy birthday!
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Date: 2008-09-06 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] el-staplador.livejournal.com
Ah, sorry I missed it. I'm not great at birthdays myself; always seem to end up having a cry somewhere along the way.

Date: 2008-09-07 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] davegodfrey.livejournal.com
Sorry I missed it. Happy Birthday.
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)

British Liberal, house husband, school play leader and stepdad. Campaigner, atheistic feminist, amateur baker. Male.

Known to post items of interest on occasions. More likely to link to interesting stuff. Sometimes talks about stuff he's done. Occasionally posts recipes for good food. Planning to get married, at some point. Enjoying life in Yorkshire.

Likes comments. Especially likes links. Loves to know where people came from and what they were looking for. Mostly posts everything publicly. Sometimes doesn't. Hi.

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