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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 22:44
When [staff profile] denise mentioned that putting up a news post causes the servers to send out hundreds of thousands of notifications, I thought to myself, "Wow, do we really have that many users? I should go and check the stats page!"

...aaand then as soon as I opened the page, I was all like OMG, THAT PAGE IS BEING GENERATED IN PART BY MY CODE NOW. :D :D :D
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 08:04
To whoever it is who just anonymously gave me a month's worth of paid time -- thank you! <333
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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 17:11

So, over in #dreamwidth-bitch, we were geeking around about the probabilities involved with RWHell. Interesting little snippet of how Hell reacts when you feed it an item, gleaned from a brief glance at the source code:

Probably only of interest to Dreamwidth IRC denizens... )
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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 08:05

One more bit re LJ, since it's on my mind what with their latest brilliant decision to let people crosspost comments they make on your flocked entries to Facebook or Twitter.

When I initially started out on DW, it was completely my intention to maintain a presence on both services, because I knew that some folks would never be bothered to pick up and move over here. As time goes on, though, I increasingly can't be bothered to crosspost my entries to LJ. Though I still read my friends page there every now and again, I just don't care to contribute to a site that doesn't cultivate the goodwill and community that DW does.

[personal profile] damned_colonial's excellent post about friends not moving over from LJ wraps up some of what's going on my headspace, I think. If you start hanging out in new places, you drift apart a bit from friends that don't tag along. It's not a value judgement of them as a person, just a reflection of the fact that each of us has a finite amount of time, and we're choosing to spend it in different places.

ETA: I'm not sure quite what the right way to put this is, but: while I'm annoyed and distressed at Livejournal's latest screwup sort of on behalf of the folks who are still heavily invested there, have I ever mentioned how great it is to be able to wipe your hands and go OMG NOT MY PROBLEM when something like this happens? Dear Dreamwidth and everybody who's contributed: thanks for being awesome. <3

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 07:33

I have heaps of Dreamwidth invite codes if anyone should happen to want one.

Just sayin'.

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Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 16:04

Just moved my "professional" blog here from Posterous.

I know I'm not Posterous' target audience, but it drove me nuts how their formatter mangled my text, littering <br>s all over the place, then mashing up all the line breaks. More than once, I've found out that their post editor is flat busted for me -- usually when the formatter has made a mess of something I've already posted, conveniently making it impossible for me to clean it up.

Even better: back in December, they decided to bring Viglink on board, a service which adds a Posterous affiliate code to links in your blog that don't have an affiliate code already. Of course, they didn't see fit to inform their users of this change; one of the Posterous founders replied on HackerNews, but they haven't mentioned it on their official blog or twitter stream.

I know the folks here at DW will never pull that kind of stupid shit. To boot, Dreamwidth has always been rock-solid for me in terms of reliability, which is funny when you think about how often the lights seem to go out on the services with dozens of full-time staff and sacks full of money. In short: thanks, [staff profile] denise and [staff profile] mark. =)