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January 23rd, 2005

January 23rd, 2005
05:38 am
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Gratuitous memeage!
If there is at least one person in your life who you know will copy 'n paste this from your own LJ, and post it in their own journal for no real reason what so ever, post this sentence in your journal ASAP.
Edit, 5:39 AM: If there is at least one person in your life who you know will copy 'n paste this from your own LJ, and post it in their own journal for no real reason what so ever, post this sentence in your journal ASAP.
Edit, 5:40 AM: If there is at least one person in your life who you know will copy 'n paste this from your own LJ, and post it in their own journal for no real reason what so ever, post this sentence in your journal ASAP.
Edit, 5:41 AM: If there is at least one person in your life who you know will copy 'n paste this from your own LJ, and post it in their own journal for no real reason what so ever, post this sentence in your journal ASAP.
Edit, 5:42 AM: If there is at least one person in your life who you know will copy 'n paste this from your own LJ, and post it in their own journal for no real reason what so ever, post this sentence in your journal ASAP.
Edit, 5:43 AM: If there is at least one person in your life who you know will copy 'n paste this from your own LJ, and post it in their own journal for no real reason what so ever, post this sentence in your journal ASAP.
Edit: If there is at least one person in your life who you know will copy 'n paste this from your own LJ, and post it in their own journal for no real reason what so ever, post this sentence in your journal ASAP.

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Current Music: OC Remix - AmIEvil, "Diablo Wet Grass Inspired"
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06:41 am
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Part II: The Good ...
So it's been a long week. But I tried to get my mind off of my server difficulties and just go attend the Journal's Employee Appreciation Party. Feeling appreciated does tend to brighten one's evening.

Blah blah blah. Seriously. Boring stuffCollapse )

And the short of it is, I am now the proud owner of a 46-gallon, $499-retail-value aquarium, or at least a gift certificate thereto. 46 gallons! Holy smokes. That's practically big enough to start a salmon farm.

After Kady and I finished laughing in disbelief, we agreed that the best place for it and its 400 pounds of water is going to be in the bathroom where the washer/dryer would normally go. It'll make a nice nightlight, plus there's just something amusing about having fish in the room where you take your showers.

Now I have to figure out what the heck I want to do with a 46-gallon fishtank. Fresh water? Salt water? Terrarium? (Kady sounds quite opposed to snakes, but maybe there are other land-based pets that would work.) I'm told that salt water is quite a bit more maintenance work than fresh, and honestly low-maintenance sounds extremely appealing. But even if I'm just going to go with generic freshwater $aquarium, I'm not even sure what I should do in terms of fish and decor and algae and current and and and my brain hurts already. I haven't owned an aquarium since I was in grade school and virtually all I remember is that overfeeding worsens algae and some vague imprecations about chlorine and water temperature. Does seasonal care of fish differ? Do I need to buy warmer-water fish since we have a heater for the winter but not A/C for the summer? Should I go with native species in case they pull a "Finding Nemo" and escape down the toilet? What happens if they start breeding? How big of a fish will the 46-gallon tank support, and would I be better off getting a few huge fish or a school of tiny ones?

So, please, please feel free to drop your aquarium advice, suggestions -- or even purchase offers, should you want a new 46-gallon aquarium for less than full retail price -- here.

Current Mood: confusedambivalent
Current Music: Hitoshi Sakimoto, "Temple of Kiltia"
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06:42 am
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Part I: ... The Bad, and The Ugly
By now, many of you have probably seen the new, (hopefully) temporary front of Tomorrowlands. That it's up and running at all is thanks to inaki after the Big Server Meltdown Of 2005.

Taking inventoryCollapse )

So.

O Tlands readers. A coupla requests. Please consider them at least semi-urgent, since caches fade over time.

(1) Do any of you know of a program (Mac, Windows, or otherwise) that will reconstruct a Web site from its Google cache or archive.org copy? I've seen a few that spider existing sites to create local backups, but haven't found any yet for reconstruction purposes. (n.b.: Freeware or cheapware is ideal, but pay software is OK too.)

(2) Were you doing any surfing of Tomorrowlands in the last few weeks? Do you still have Tlands images in your local Web cache? I've still got the basic image set (the stuff that goes in the headers and sidebars for every page), but if you have random pictures that only show up inline, PLEASE PLEASE YES zip them up and forward me a copy. This goes double if you happened to be skimming Chibi Jesus and have the full-size pics for it instead of just the thumbnails I saved out of my own cache. This is a decent tutorial on how to nab files from your web browser's local copies.

(3) Good thoughts for my lost data are also appreciated, especially good thoughts involving a stroke of luck that makes possible recovery. (No need to tell me about it, just think them.)

Anyway, I'll be trying to rebuild Tlands for a little while yet. My e-mail has shifted over to baxil at dreamchaos.net for the foreseeable future if you don't trust the @tomorrowlands.org address to get through (though they do, at this point, go to the same place). Web services will remain mostly down, but you can certainly try to access any of the old pages by entering the full URL instead of surfing to it from the site front -- worst that can happen is it'll 404 you back to the "smite" page.

Again, sorry for the inconvenience.

Current Mood: gloomygloomy
Current Music: Ghetto Lee Lewis, "Lost in Time" OC Remix
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