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28 July 2011 @ 09:01 pm
Is it back?  
I'm so sick of LJ being down. They were being hacked again because of that stupid political Russian journal. I don't care what they're arguing about just as long as they leave us alone. Why don't they just get better security and make it so that they're not making all those bots? I'm sick of this. I won't leave LJ as long as it's around. It's the best and I can't think of anywhere else that would even come close to being what it's like here. It's been on and off here so I've been fighting with it and backing up all my stuff. It's going to take me awhile but I intend to get that done. I also need to finish tagging my posts. I don't know why I thought I only had three months left to go. I actually have to tag seven months. ARG. I wish it were only three. Well let me post...if I can what I was going to post yesterday.

July, 27, 2011 Gosh I hope this won't give me grief when I post. I wish they'd hurry up and fix the problems here on LJ. This is my favorite place online and it shouldn't be screwing up this much. I haven't heard anything about what's really going on. Seems like it works better at night but it's still not fixed. Now when I respond it just sits there loading but if you open the page in another tab you'll see the post has gone through. I highly suggest you guys copy before you hit Submit in case it doesn't go through and you don't lose all your text. Because of all the stupidness I've started backing everything up. I still need to finish tagging three more months and that should be it for me tagging stuff.

I worked a little more on art today. I almost finished Looten's picture. I just have to add a few more details and then I can concentrate on Sorath and Thagirion. That will be so cool.

I had my first moth emerge today! I'm so glad because I've been taking care of so many caterpillars it's easy to lose sight of what this is all about. When I saw that beautiful moth it made all the annoying caterpillar stuff worth it. This was my first moth of the year and my first release. I felt bad though. I took very good care of this one and went to let him go out the window. I told Chris it should be an easy release but the worst that could happen is that he'd fly back into the house. I got him on my finger but he didn't want to get off. I got some pics of him while he flapped and warmed up his wings. Finally he took of and sure enough came right back to the window. He hit the glass and kept hovering. I shut it before he could figure out how to get in then stood back. The poor thing kept trying to get in over and over and was clawing with all this legs. I could amost hear him say, "No mom! Please let me back in!" He had it so good. No predators, all the food handed too him. Warm temps not too hot and not too cold. Now he's out in the real world and for the first time has to take care of himself. "The world is that way. You're on your own." I told him as I pointed. I turned off the lights so he'd quit trying to follow it. But when I went to check again he was just sitting on the window sill with wings folded like he still wanted to get in. I did feel a little bad. I've never had one act this way and I hope I won't find him still sitting there in the morning. I did get some pics that I'll post hopefully soon.
Yes I still need to get pics of the gourds too.
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
actipton80actipton80 on July 29th, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
I am irritated at LJ right now. I've lost two journal entries, but they were short and crappy so no big loss. I've also been unable to comment here the past several days. I'm irritated at Youtube too because someone got me for copyright on one of my videos due to the radio being on while I was recording and that music belonging to someone. It was not intentional that I used their music. I made that video private so I wouldn't have to take it down.
Des: Owen Painedthagirion on July 29th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
It all got worse here after they sold LJ to the Russians. What would they know about running an enterprise anyway? Sorry to hear that and it's been happing to everyone. I haven't be able to post or respond either. I'm taking advantage while I can right now. I always copy my text almost everywhere in case it doesn't go through. Has saved me a bunch of times. That sucks about youtube. Classical Music is free for use anyway. That's just plain stupid.
actipton80actipton80 on July 29th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
LJ is owned by the Russians? So that's why I get those dumb Russian spambots. Warner Chappell must have a distribution right to whatever that music on the radio was, otherwise Youtube's automated content ID wouldn't have gotten it. I doubt a huge company cares if some insignificant person has the radio on while they are taping their budgies. I wasn't paying attention to the radio.
Des: Jafar Annoyedthagirion on July 29th, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, worst mistake they made.

How does youtube know what the songs are? That robot has to be pretty smart to listen to millions of videos and tag them all. It makes sense if you overlay an mp3 that has data, but a background song. What jerks. And they only just now noticed too.
actipton80actipton80 on July 29th, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
The content owners can get Content ID accounts and submit data. The robot watches and listens to the videos and compare them to that. If there is a match, the content owner can block it, track views on it, or put ads on it. They didn't block my video so I blocked it myself by making it private. I let you and CVersailles have viewing privileges, and there are a couple other people I might let view it.
Desthagirion on July 29th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
That makes sense. That's very interesting and sucks at the same time. Thanks for letting me know.
longbow986 on July 29th, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)
i dont know, but i do have extra dreamwidth.org invites, you're free to one if you want. both me and Silvolf have it
Des: Thagirion Moltenthagirion on July 29th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
Thanks, but I have an account there. My name there is Thagirion. I got it back when this happened the first time. The reason I don't like them is because they don't allow paypal and tables in the profile. Also they don't have all the layouts that LJ does. They're very close but not close enough. I really don't ever want to move there. Yeah I think I sent Silvolf an invite that first time around. But it's good to know it's there as a back up.
marchskies: tweety - disgustedmarchskies on July 29th, 2011 03:17 am (UTC)
Looks like you're having better luck. I was able to access LJ this morning, however, I couldn't post. I tried several times before I had to leave. I hope I'm reimbursed for this week since I have a paid account.

I'm also irritated by the lack of information available. I came across a longer post in Russian explaining the situation, but I had to use Google translate.
Des: Thanatos Agreesthagirion on July 29th, 2011 12:44 pm (UTC)
I still don't trust it. I hope it's over because it's nice to finally have access again. People are pushing for that and I think it's fair they should do that. Here's the only info.
I hate how he said it was only two days. No it's been at least a week.
marchskiesmarchskies on July 29th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
Great, thanks! I've been over at the status.livejournal waiting for more information. Just tried posting a reply over on maintenance and after a long wait received an error 503. Oh well.
Desthagirion on July 29th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
I'm sure it's not completely fixed yet. I still don't trust it.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Riktushibasilvolf on July 29th, 2011 08:00 am (UTC)
I'm glad its back. One of the groups I'm a member of gave an update. But yeah the same thing happened to me when I was trying to post. I've been using Dreamwidth but its not the same cos not so many people are on there.
Des: Frink and Death Raythagirion on July 29th, 2011 12:47 pm (UTC)
I hope it's back. I don't really trust it yet. I posted the link to march_skies response for the update such as it is. I went to Dreamwidth but didn't log in. I was very close to making posts there again and then transfer them back here once things were fixed. I hope it is fixed now and I won't have to do that. Yeah I just don't like them over there. I hate the layout I have that's close but not close enough.
kabuldurkabuldur on July 29th, 2011 09:39 am (UTC)
I'm sick of lj being down, too. But it is the best, I am not swapping to another one.

Awww...that's heartrending about the moth. But, I'm glad it hatched out, and I hope it went into the big bad world and made more moths!
Des: Carolina Sphinx on Four O'Clocksthagirion on July 29th, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC)
I really hope it's over now. It's been very annoying.

He was gone the next morning so I wish him luck out in the real world.
Cheezey: Cute Cobacheezey on July 29th, 2011 12:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that DDOS attack must have been something else to keep LJ down for so long. I was able to get it to load like once in the last few days and then as soon as I tried to log in, it crapped out.

That's cute how your moth wanted to come home. Hopefully he'll be fine once he's used to being out on his own.
Des: Carolina Sphinx on Petuniathagirion on July 29th, 2011 12:49 pm (UTC)
I got it to load a bit in the afternoon but it was slow. It didn't seem to come back completely until last night so I took advantage to make some posts. I hope it will stay now.

Yeah I hope he'll be ok. Poor thing had to grow up.