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For those who have been following JonMon vs. [livejournal.com profile] davis_square, there is now a legal defense fund you can donate to! More info here: http://davis-square.livejournal.com/3178564.html
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I want all of the kindly visitors to the glorious nation of Brynnistan to know that your benevolent dictator will not click-post any comments I make in your journals to any social media (although I may make a non-linked cut-n-paste copy if I think I am being excessively clever). To ensure that this course of action will be followed at all times I have taken the liberty of installing on my computers this Greasemonkey script which causes those annoying click-boxes to disappear entirely from my view. I would appreciate if you could extend to me the same courtesy (the script is optional, of course, but highly recommended). There will, of course, be terrible haiku in store for those who fail to follow this request. Thank you for your attention.

(note: I am not planning on even filling in the fields for my facebook or non-existant twitter account in my LJ account, because it is clear they can not be trusted with such information; similarly there is no link from Facebook back to this LJ. I would also appreciate your assistance in maintaining this separation of Facebook and LJ. Thank you.)

ETA: If this seems too extreme a position from your benevolent dictator, I kindly point you to this post regarding the problems with linking comments back to their original post even if others can't access said post (as vs. the ever tasty copy-pasta with no linking).

ETA2: Your immeasurably magnificent Benevolent Dictator has made it so people viewing posts not in format=light or style=mine will not have to be concerned about those bothersome clicky-boxes any more, thusly! Let there be rejoicing!
brynndragon: (Thulsa Doom)
I want all of the kindly visitors to the glorious nation of Brynnistan to know that your benevolent dictator will not click-post any comments I make in your journals to any social media (although I may make a non-linked cut-n-paste copy if I think I am being excessively clever). To ensure that this course of action will be followed at all times I have taken the liberty of installing on my computers this Greasemonkey script which causes those annoying click-boxes to disappear entirely from my view. I would appreciate if you could extend to me the same courtesy (the script is optional, of course, but highly recommended). There will, of course, be terrible haiku in store for those who fail to follow this request. Thank you for your attention.

(note: I am not planning on even filling in the fields for my facebook or non-existant twitter account in my LJ account, because it is clear they can not be trusted with such information; similarly there is no link from Facebook back to this LJ. I would also appreciate your assistance in maintaining this separation of Facebook and LJ. Thank you.)

ETA: If this seems too extreme a position from your benevolent dictator, I kindly point you to this post regarding the problems with linking comments back to their original post even if others can't access said post (as vs. the ever tasty copy-pasta with no linking).

ETA2: Your immeasurably magnificent Benevolent Dictator has made it so people viewing posts not in format=light or style=mine will not have to be concerned about those bothersome clicky-boxes any more, thusly! Let there be rejoicing!
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(What, you think there's only going to be one? This is LJ!)

A great post that has actual information in it (e.g. not only numbers but the identities of those who got some terrible news today) and seems to be updated regularly: A sad day for LJ
brynndragon: (Default)
(What, you think there's only going to be one? This is LJ!)

A great post that has actual information in it (e.g. not only numbers but the identities of those who got some terrible news today) and seems to be updated regularly: A sad day for LJ
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via [livejournal.com profile] dragonvpm: LJ slash'n'burn. Nice of our Russian overlords to not mention any of this to us - oh, wait, they didn't leave anyone behind who *could*. . .

ETA: The math in that link is wrong - they cut ~2/3 of just the US tech folks, not 2/3 of the entire US staff, meaning ~12 of 28 jobs were lost not 20 of 28. It's still a pretty bad sign, particularly with nothing coming from LJ itself to confirm or deny any of this to us users. Here's cNet's article.

ETA2: LJ has made a press release that says pretty much nothing (certainly it does nothing to resolve the question of how many were cut). They couldn't even be arsed to send out that bit of palp to users?
brynndragon: (Default)
via [livejournal.com profile] dragonvpm: LJ slash'n'burn. Nice of our Russian overlords to not mention any of this to us - oh, wait, they didn't leave anyone behind who *could*. . .

ETA: The math in that link is wrong - they cut ~2/3 of just the US tech folks, not 2/3 of the entire US staff, meaning ~12 of 28 jobs were lost not 20 of 28. It's still a pretty bad sign, particularly with nothing coming from LJ itself to confirm or deny any of this to us users. Here's cNet's article.

ETA2: LJ has made a press release that says pretty much nothing (certainly it does nothing to resolve the question of how many were cut). They couldn't even be arsed to send out that bit of palp to users?
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The official story is this happened because of a DDoS attack on SixApart. But [livejournal.com profile] evan712 pointed out this blog, which indicates that SixApart got slammed because the *actual* target of the DDoS, Blue Security, redirected the attack onto their blog, which is hosted by TypePad (another SA subsidiary). If there was any wonder about the alignment of this company, which DDoS attacks "evil spammers" via its Blue Frog software (if you have this and you don't like the idea of your computer being used for a DDoS attack, ditch it now), I think it's pretty clear that they are at best chaotic neutral, possibly bleeding into chaotic evil, and certainly not chaotic good.
brynndragon: (Default)
The official story is this happened because of a DDoS attack on SixApart. But [livejournal.com profile] evan712 pointed out this blog, which indicates that SixApart got slammed because the *actual* target of the DDoS, Blue Security, redirected the attack onto their blog, which is hosted by TypePad (another SA subsidiary). If there was any wonder about the alignment of this company, which DDoS attacks "evil spammers" via its Blue Frog software (if you have this and you don't like the idea of your computer being used for a DDoS attack, ditch it now), I think it's pretty clear that they are at best chaotic neutral, possibly bleeding into chaotic evil, and certainly not chaotic good.

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