August 4th, 2011


Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS

Originally posted by deathpixie at Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS
For those wanting to know more about the recent DDoS attacks, yes, it looks like it was the Russian government trying to shut down the dissidents again.

As I said last time, while it's frustrating not to have access, LJ is a lot more than a social network platform. From the article:

"LiveJournal isn’t just a social network. It’s also a platform for organizing civic action. Dozens of network projects and groups mobilize people to solve specific problems — from defending the rights of political prisoners to saving endangered historic architecture in Moscow."

So while I know many are considering the move over to Dreamwidth and other such sites, supporting LJ is a way we can help support those who use it for more than a writing/roleplaying/social venue.

Also, as a FYI, LJ is giving paid users effected by the outage two weeks of paid time as compensation.


STILL Sultry...

Sketchbook Stuff...

It's a lot better, thank the gods, but still so feckin' humid, which is what really gets me. Hope it freshens up. I'm already nervous about travelling all the way(!)  to Oxford, etc. etc.  Must be an old age thing.I never used to be afraid of going anywhere when I was young. I mean I've always had 'social phobia', hated parties and loud gathering places, etc., but I never used to have all these feeble frets about falling over, getting ill/ run over/ suddenly insane etc. all alone away from home, with no one to help, blah blah. Pathetic. As a tourist, I believe it's best to travel solo, really, so you can selfishly follow your own inclinations, and not feel guilty about dragging bored companions around churches, cemeteries and stationery/comic emporiums, or whatever your personal obsessions are.Oh well. Fap.
I'm glad to be going to CAPTION though. It's been way too long, and the lineup, talks, etc. look really interesting this year.
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