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Sat Feb 25th, 2017


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10:45 pm - Not a music person
-so I should be more careful about listening to music. I have a collection of tapes (yes, tapes; some day the Luddite will learn how to turn CDs into mp3s and *then* how to get them onto a player, but it's beyond me now.) They date from the 80s and 90s and I used to listen to them when I was sick and incapable of doing anything else. (Not being a music person means music can never be background. It's listen to it and do nothing else, or don't listen at all.) Since I'm sick again I thought I'd have recourse to the old time waster. And it was fine as far as it went, but as ever-- now I'm thoroughly earwormed by a bunch of singers I'd rather not be, like Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, both of whom have piercingly ugly voices, and Mary Travers, who is smooth but bland.

Should pull out the opera tapes, to drown the memories out.

(Certainly a dose of instant time travel. Ahh the 80s. What a strange time.)

And I see I too have been hit by DW's 'will not crosspost' bug.
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From:i_am_zan
Date:February 26th, 2017 10:03 am (UTC)
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Ooh tapes! WOW! I remember those. ^_^ Couldn't you get your brother to help you transfer music for you. And ... Opera over Joni Mitchell is sometimes not a bad idea. ^_^

... my crosspost bug righted itself ... but after (hair pulling, wanting to scream) log in and log out, and re-set ... and I hope it's ok now.

- Though methinks that yeah that fic post was ok for DW but wouldn't post on LJ due to length? So I posted it separately, and in two parts on lj.

And yes ... the 80's were a strange time indeed. I'd spent half of my teenage years on the LRD and the other half in the UK ... definitely strange for me. ^_^
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From:i_am_zan
Date:February 26th, 2017 10:11 am (UTC)
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There's this too which might explain things a little .. from DW maintenance :

[LiveJournal imports/crossposts/feeds

LiveJournal has temporarily blocked about 2/3rds of our webservers from contacting their site, presumably because they feel that we're requesting data from them too often. This affects the ability to import your journal, the ability to crosspost entries from your Dreamwidth account to your LiveJournal account, and whether syndicated feeds of accounts on LiveJournal will update on Dreamwidth. Those features will fail when they're unable to contact LJ because of the block.

EDIT 2249 EST 25 Feb: We appear to be down to zero unblocked webservers, so imports, crossposts, and feeds will all fail until LJ unblocks us.]

.. so maybe my crossposting will still be affected ... as I haven't tried to since last week sometime ...

... and I dunno, is it time to completely jump ship? I dunno, I'm loathe to as I've uploaded lots of photographs on here ... I do back up ... I need to check that I have everything though... hmmm arrghity arrghs!
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From:flemmings
Date:February 26th, 2017 01:36 pm (UTC)
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Saw this post on someone else's LJ. I'm not ready to jump ship at all, I don't like DW's look, and my entire history is here. For the duration, I can't back up to DW anyway.

My bro is a busy man, and anyway my OS is out of date. It doesn't bother me. I listened to some of the winamp stuff I have on this machine and it sounded vile as well. (shrug) Not a music person.

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