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Hey all,

1. If I wanted to make my blog posts appear in a feed on LJ without my having to worry about it, is there an easy way to do that? My blog is on Wordpress.

2. Are you someone, or do you know someone, who would be willing to be an ASL coach for a play? It's minor - like, not Children of a Lesser God - but you need to be able to coach three actors to make them believable to varying levels of fluency.
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[Spoilers below for Doctor Who Season 5.]

Just finished watching Season 5 of the new Who, and while I'm enjoying the new folks a great deal, I've been pissed at the writing more than once. Is it just me, or has there been a kind of sea change in the rules of causality? I mean, I know, the science is always super-spotty, but the way Tennant carried it off (wibbly wobbly, timey-wimey) was always funny and, to me at least, believable - or at least I was able to suspend my disbelief. Now it seems like more often than not, the thing that saves the day is the equivalent of people clapping their hands and saying "I believe in fairies!"

Is it just me? I mean, I'm a person who's really into the power of love and memory and belief, but it's not what I expect - or what I've seen - from this show so far, and it's annoying me. Beating Dalek technology with memories of an old girlfriend? Making a time-traveling ship explode with the power of schmoop? Making a Rory-bot real by being really insistent about your love for him? Resurrecting the Doctor from a reboot of the entire universe using Amy's memories?

It seems sappy at best, horribly lazy at worst. Your thoughts?
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Riiiiiiight then!

The reason nobody has been commenting on my because nobody could see them. Wa-hoooo!

So I just clicked the fancy "Date Out of Order" button on my 2011 books post, and things should be fixed now.

Can y'all see this on your friends pages now? Lemme know.
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Is there a way to reply to screened comments without unscreening them first and then having them all unscreened and stuff during those few seconds before you go back afterward and screen them again???

I am amused

Mar. 9th, 2010 10:29 am
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Reading a tutorial on using CGI to make a form generate and email and send it to me. The example given for the email template is as follows:

To: strangeman@chasm.big HEADER LINES
Subject: questions three
blank line
What is your name? [yourname]
What is your quest? [quest] BODY
What is your favourite colour? [colour]
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[ profile] motive_nuance offered to help me out with this, but he's been absolutely swamped lately and so I would feel bad to ask him right now. Besides, I might be able to do it myself, with a bit of help. :)

My computer is a Mac iBook, about 5 years old. It runs Mac OSX version 10.4.11, and has a 1.2 GHz Power PC G4 processor. It has 256 MB of memory, which I think is where I'm running into problems.

I've never considered myself a "power user," but at the moment, using, say, a browser, the Mail program, and Word at the same time causes the machine to slow down considerably. iPhoto and iTunes slow it to a crawl unless they are the only things running.

I'd like to add more memory to the machine - I think that would solve a lot of problems - but I'm told that going to the Apple store and having the Geniuses do it is going to cost me a lot more than I really have to pay.

So: how do I do it? Where do I shop, how much do I get, how much should I expect to pay, and how the heck do I install it?

Thanks, LJ!


Mar. 26th, 2009 01:54 pm
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Anyone know how to make an LJ RSS feed for a Wordpress blog?
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I have an aftermarket power supply for my iBook (a Macally). Recently, when I have it plugged in, it will often cause the battery indicator to flick between "Calculating" and the amount of power my battery has left, causing the whole screen to flick between bright and not-as-bright. Presumably it also makes charging a lot slower - essentially, the computer thinks that it's continually switching between being plugged in and being on battery power.

Thoughts? Whaaa?
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Friends, Romans, and so on:

Since I downloaded the newer Firefox onto my Mac, I've found it to be bulky, slow, crashy, and generally annoying. Sometimes it'll even do this great thing where clicking on certain buttons stops working. Yay!

I've been thinking that Safari may be the better choice for me to go back to, seeing as it's designed for use with the Mac. My question is twofold:

1. Y'all have any better suggestions? I'd been enjoying Firefox, but it's been giving me quite a few problems lately.

2. If I switch to something else, is there a way to easily transport all my bookmarks over to the other browser?

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It looks like the Airport on my machine has died. Or rather, here's how it behaves:

I was using my computer, unhooked from the power, when the screen went black, and I couldn't get it to come back.

Did a reboot by pressing the power button.

When I went to connect to my usual network on the Airport, it looked like it connected, but then it didn't, really - I couldn't get online. When I went to change it to another network, or turn the Airport off and on again, the Airport froze, and now it's perpetually highlighted, with the spinning beach ball of death (the Apple version of the blue screen of death, for the uninitiated, but only per application) going with all its might whenever I bring the cursor near it.

Thoughts?? I can't force quit it - it's not even an application; it's a piece of hardware, I believe. Without the airport, ain't much I can do with communications. Posting this from my husband's machine.

Oh, Help!

ETA: Now it also won't accept blank disks. I'm beginning to think some kind of hardware snafu has occurred and that it's only a matter of time before the entire system falls apart. I have my home directory backed up on an external hard drive. Any ideas for transferring a home directory to another machine? That may be what I'm up against...

EDITED TO FURTHER ADD: Ohhhhhkaaaay, so it looks like two reboots was what it took for it to start working properly again. I'm still not convinced it isn't just going to explode any minute. But now it works. For now. WTF??
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Hey folks,

I've got this 1992-ish Digital laptop computer that runs DOS. I tried to start it up the other day and it had a hard drive error. I've really not been doing anything with it, and I was wondering if there were any old computer/electronics fetishists out there who might like to take it and play with it.

Otherwise, it'll get donated. (Any recommendations as to where, and who might actually want such a thing?

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So, my Mail program has been acting really screwy lately.

The main things it keeps doing are as follows:

1. Either re-downloading already downloaded and read messages or re-marking them as "new." This also means that if I've flagged anything, responded to it, forwarded it, or done anything else with it, all of those markings are lost. This is also true for messages I've de-flagged - they get flagged again whenever Mail pulls one of these "backwards" moves.

2. Not sorting messages into the folders I've designated with Mail's "Rules" option.

Anybody know how to fix a buggy Mail, or why this might be happening? It started out as a nuisance, but now it's actually disturbing my workflow and organization.

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Does anyone know if those power cords can be fixed? Or do I have to buy a new one?

(For what's broken, see the user comments on that link.)

I actually have the old style: fat cord going from the outlet to the power box, thin cord from the box to the machine, not the one where the box goes right into the wall.
kitchen_kink: (demon)
Is there. A reason. Why iPhoto.


[Edited to add:] Anyone have suggestions for other Mac-friendly photo-organizing programs that don't cost $200?
kitchen_kink: (counting crows)
So I'll try to explain this simply yet thoroughly, because if I confuse myself, I'm *sure* to confuse others.

Here's what I want:

I run iTunes on Mac OS X. I recently bought a huge mother external hard drive. I would like to put my entire music collection on this hard drive, so that whenever the drive is plugged in, I can access all of my music that way.

However, I also wish to keep a selection of my music on my laptop's hard drive, so that I can take my very favorite stuff with me whereever I go.

The problem:

The easiest way to get my music onto the external hard drive would appear to be to tell iTunes to locate my iTunes music folder on the external hard drive rather than on the laptop's hard drive, then begin importing the CDs into iTunes. However, I worry that doing that would prevent my laptop from being able to access the music on its own hard drive when the external one is not plugged in, or at least that it would confuse it.

The question:

Should I move my iTunes music folder to the external drive, and if so, should I keep another version of the same folder on my laptop? If not, what *should* I do?
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In Excel, how do you make it so that a given number will display as a given letter, and so that if you enter that letter in the cell, it will understand it as that letter's numerical value?

That is, if I want 3.67 to mean A-, how do I make Excel understand that?

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Okay, it seems that for at least the first three days, I always get a headache around 3:30. Weird.

I must say, though, that a good workout helps my outlook tremendously. I'm feeling a sight better today than I was last night. And hopefully, tonight I won't falter into cranky or sleepy again...

For all who care, my actual size email is back online. Happiness reigns.

That's all she wrote for now. How very content-free. Gotta go transcribe. Hooo-frickin-ray.

Email down

Aug. 30th, 2004 09:59 am
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Hi, folks,

Actual size is out of commission for the nonce, as I'm trying to reset my servers after moving and with my server-owner at Burning Man...

Please, for now, send mail to kamelathehut at excite dot com.

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Hi folks,

Well, because Earthlink is peopled by idiots and Comcast is slow, I can't be a-usin' my spiffy new email address until Thursday, at the earliest.

So please respond to any emails already out to you, or send me completely unsolicited wonders of correspondence, at kamelathehut at excite dot com.


Oh, yes.

Aug. 13th, 2003 05:48 pm
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[ profile] ert has gotten hisself a purty 17-inch Powerbook...

...and has indefinitely lent me his iBook for my personal nefarious use.

Oh baby. I have a little laptop bag, too. All my files in one place. iPhoto. iTunes. Wireless Internet. Audio chats. Mmmmm-hm.

Now I'm in trouble. :)


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