moiread: (SEX ED • chlamydia.)
Originally posted by [ profile] coffeeem at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood:
Note from me: I was initially suspicious about this, since the notice below doesn't say how much of one's V-gift donation actually goes to Planned Parenthood. But I found the answer in the original post's comments: 100%. All the money you spend to shower your friends with Planned Parenthood v-gifts will go to Planned Parenthood.

For those of you who don't approve of Planned Parenthood, your response is easy: Don't buy one of these. None of your LJ subscription money goes to PP. If you'd rather donate an equivalent amount to an adoption charity, or another organization providing inexpensive or free medical assistance, please do; all charity organizations are hurting for funds in this economy.

Originally posted by [ profile] theljstaff at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood:

Join us in standing up for reproductive health and education. Planned Parenthood, the organization that delivers reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide, has come under fire in the U.S. lately, with many politicians on both state and federal level seeking to end funding (and in a few cases succeeding).

During the month of May, you can send a specially designed Planned Parenthood vgift to your friends to help support this cause. (And if you need someone to send it to, [ profile] frank is always happy to receive gifts!) There are three variations ($1, $5 and $10) for you to choose from, but they'd all look good on your profile when your friends know that you stand by something so important.


Thank you all for your help in our support for Planned Parenthood. This promotion ends June 1, 2012; LiveJournal is not affiliated with Parent Parenthood. For more information about Planned Parenthood, please visit:

-The LiveJournal Team

(If you'd like to help spread the word that we're raising funds for Planned Parenthood, you can crosspost this entry in your own journal or community by using the repost button below!)
moiread: (glasses • stock.)
And in this case, by "system", I don't mean LiveJournal specifically. I mean the internet.

So many people are freaking out about the new LJ feature where people's locations are listed next to their IP address if the owner of an account has IP logging turned on. All I can do is shake my head. A lot of people are making this out to be a breach of their privacy, or a potential asset to stalkers or child molesters, and all I can think is that these people don't know how the technology they're using every day actually works. If they are really that concerned about keeping their location private (which I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND!), they need to first learn about the technology they're using.

IP logging was always available, and always only viewable by the owner/maintainer of an account. Users have always been given a warning, right in the comment box, when they went to comment on the journal of a user who has IP logging turned on.

I am one of those users.

I have always been able to look up your location using your IP address. It takes about five seconds.

LiveJournal is not making any new or extra information available, only streamlining how that information is presented. And that information is still only available to the same people it was always available to -- the owner of the account, ONLY -- not to everyone.

But because it's being taken out of the realm of 'technobabble' and into the realm of everday language, people are having it brought to their attention in a way they won't just dismiss out of hand and now they're freaking out. All this does is demonstrate that most of the people trying to hide their identities don't actually know how to do so, which worries me greatly, if only because it means they believed themselves safe (from whatever the threat might be, depending on their individual circumstances) when they weren't.

The only way to not have your IP address logged is if you actually heed the warning given to you and opt not to comment on an IP-logging journal, or you look into IP-masking options.
moiread: (work • post-it notes.)
Anybody with a Basic or Plus account want $10 off a paid account? I've got 13 coupons left to give away. Has to be used by the end of the month. And feel free to offer some to your friends on my behalf if you like.
moiread: (smirky • me.)
BAM. Finally made good on the rename thing and it feels AWESOME. Goodbye, decade-old name I hated! Hello, reinvention. :D
moiread: (well then! • cate b.)
This subject has come up a few times over the last couple of days, so I thought I'd ruminate.

I post a lot of really TMI things, whether they be about my physical health or my mental health, and sometimes people wonder why. They are not the type of people to share information that personal with anyone except maybe a best friend, therapist, and/or doctor, so the idea that I do, and that I put it on the internet no less, is boggling to them. I understand that, wholeheartedly.

But for me, this is a really, really useful tool for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Sometimes there are things I need to articulate to process, and doing so at what amounts to a blank page is usually a less problematic way of going about it than doing so in real-time with another person, since sometimes other people -- no matter how well-meaning -- can say exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time. (Which doesn't mean that I don't talk to people directly, because I certainly do, but maybe not for the deep-down working-stuff-out bits. It's usually better if I dump on them less and analyze by myself more.) Other times, I use the things I've written to track patterns -- depression cycles, ways of thinking, habits that impede instead of promote healthy behaviour, etc. The fact that I can go back to any given point over the last nine years and see where I was at with regards to just about anything is invaluable! The same goes for physical health, too, in that at any time I can go back and see exactly what I was experiencing on what dates -- symptoms, medications, procedures... Considering my list of health problems is pretty substantial, being able to keep track of it all in my head is absolutely impossible, so you can see it might be of some use to me.

BUT HEY. Now that that's out of the way, excuse me while I go talk about some TMI things in my next entry. You may not want to read it.

LJ geekery.

Mar. 7th, 2009 08:35 pm
moiread: (computer love • stock.)
This ever-expanding userpic thing is fantastic. I love having a permanent account!

Context: Wanting to upload another generic stock icon, wondering if I left a slot free, going to go check and... discovering I have THREE! From out of nowhere! Oh my god!

(No, it does not take much to make me happy. Shut up.)
moiread: (devil/angel • SUPERNATURAL.)
I have a new layout in mind that I want to build, but I don't want to use it on here. (I've got another one for here already half-built.) It's very dark. White text on black background, with pinstripes and shadowboxes of flowers and bright splashes of orange, pink, and cream. Very classy, very feminine, but again -- very dark. Anyone up for it? The catch is that you'd have to be willing to let me dick around in your account.
moiread: (facepalm • famke j.)
(Right in front of my face, oh, and words just can't describe it! Finally, it-- Wait, no. Wrong song.)

Dear Livejournal,

That is not my Meg icon. This is my Meg icon. I know she's supposed to be 'deceptive' there, but that is not what I meant.

Cracking up,
moiread: (delighted • zooey d.)
In a little over twelve hours, I will have a permanent account. This excites me beyond reasonable levels, and I have in fact been carefully choosing and saving new icons in anticipation all month. I CAN'T WAIT.

EDIT: I have to go the dentist for 4pm and then off to the T-BASE Christmas party. I bet you anything they start the sale right after I leave the house. :P
moiread: (eyebrow • emilie d.)
Are comment notifications broken or is this just me having the same problem now with Gmail too?
moiread: (work • post-it notes.)
Is anyone else having problems getting their comment notifications? I know that when they moved the servers the other day they said people might need to put the lj_notify e-mail address into a safe sender list now in order to keep receiving them, but I don't think that's the case here. Half the time my notifications don't arrive at all, but the other half they do, only they're 24 hours late. If it were a matter of Hotmail not letting them through, I wouldn't be getting them at all, you know? So I am v. confused and generally at a loss. :(

(FYI: These are going to my Hotmail account. Yes, I know I have a perfectly good Gmail account too, but I like to keep my constant stream of LJ comments separate from any real letter-style e-mails coming my way. Since Gmail still hasn't instituted a folders option to let me do that all on one account, I'm stuck keeping two different ones for the sake of clutter/my sanity.)


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