caffienekitty: (dr horrible - status not quo)
I've always said I'd stick with Livejournal until it dies, but the limit has now been reached. So, unfortunately, over the next long while I will be transferring my primary journal activities to my Dreamwidth fractured mirror.

You're all welcome to follow me on there, but I won't be friending back (or whatever they call it) for a long while until I can figure out how to reinstate the filters on some filtered posts. Right now everything is far too exposed over there. This will be a very rocky process.

I'm also looking for:
-Clear simple instructions on how to download and backup the stuff I have in Livejournal's Scrapbook, along with its folder structuring.
-An image hosting service that's cheap/free and reliable and offers at least 2gb of space.
-Places on Dreamwidth to find fandom communities there.

I'm sure more things will crop up as this process gets underway.

If I manage to write anything during this period, it will be posted to my AO3 account I do have a semi-active tumblr that I'm currently reblogging a lot of Merlin and random things on, and very rarely posting anything myself.
caffienekitty: (ohreally)
Got a call and a vague yet urgent message from the property manager at quarter after 8 AM today. Spent 90 minutes fending off a panic attack trying to get hold of him to find out what was going on, because his phone line was going to the answering service until 9 am, and then he was not in the office and I had to wait for a callback.

The landlord is putting the place on the market. I need to take time off work to let a realtor in to take pictures of the place, and then more time off work to let random people wander around in it whenever they feel like it. I've been through this crap twice before and the situation pretty much triples my regular anxiety levels. I really don't need that, especially considering tax season is in more than full swing and I'm already drowning trying to keep up with the crap at work.

In short, I'm probably going to move rather than put up with this bullshit again. Somehow.

Happy freaking birthday. :-P


In other news, I see some much happier birthday greetings in my inbox! Thank you guys, I'll be reading and responding to you later tonight probably. :-)

Nooooooo!

Aug. 21st, 2015 02:35 pm
caffienekitty: (eek)

Want to know what the Mac equivalent of a Blue Screen of Death looks like?



This problem has the ever-so-reassuring name of "Kernel Panic", which can be as simple as there's some recent software or widget that's conflicting or some scrambled data on the hard drive and it's just a matter of knowing how to fix it, or as non-simple as a massive hardware failure and the computer is terminal or on it's way there. It did this on startup twice after passing POST and loading for a while. It did start up on a third try after a long rest and some breathing exercises, and I am now backing up the hard drive through the built in backup program, and might also just make a direct copy because I'm having my own Kernel Panic now. :-p

I have no idea what's causing this or how to fix it. The computer's been a bit wonky for a while, particularly with the browser crashing a lot, and it was running with less than 10% of it's tiny hard drive left for a good while before I archived a bunch of files but that was earlier this week. It tends to super-heat when playing videos on YouTube. It was the first startup of the day for it this happened on, though, so it wasn't overheating.

It's kind of a major part of my life, (probably more even than my car, which had a major brake failure and has been parked since the 10th and is another thing I need to fix or replace and have no money for anytime soon) and it's really necessary among many other things, for job-searching. It is a laptop from 2008 using OS 10.5.8 so that's about 90 in computer years. The OS is too old to let me upgrade my browser enough to access Google Docs. It's entirely reasonable that it's having problems of some kind, but being able to afford to fix or replace it is not something that's going to happen in the immediate or predictably near future, considering the rest of the series of calamities my life has been lately. :-p

What I do have is the 4 pages of error log it gave me printed out, and a hope that this is something I can stabilize myself somehow.

If anyone knows technical things about Macs running OS 10.5.8 and can tell me either what I can do about this to figure out the cause and make it not happen again, or where to start looking for information on how to do that, please let me know? I'm going to go hit Google while things are backing up here and hope.

Nooooooo!

Aug. 21st, 2015 02:35 pm
caffienekitty: (eek)

Want to know what the Mac equivalent of a Blue Screen of Death looks like?



This problem has the ever-so-reassuring name of "Kernel Panic", which can be as simple as there's some recent software or widget that's conflicting or some scrambled data on the hard drive and it's just a matter of knowing how to fix it, or as non-simple as a massive hardware failure and the computer is terminal or on it's way there. It did this on startup twice after passing POST and loading for a while. It did start up on a third try after a long rest and some breathing exercises, and I am now backing up the hard drive through the built in backup program, and might also just make a direct copy because I'm having my own Kernel Panic now. :-p

I have no idea what's causing this or how to fix it. The computer's been a bit wonky for a while, particularly with the browser crashing a lot, and it was running with less than 10% of it's tiny hard drive left for a good while before I archived a bunch of files but that was earlier this week. It tends to super-heat when playing videos on YouTube. It was the first startup of the day for it this happened on, though, so it wasn't overheating.

It's kind of a major part of my life, (probably more even than my car, which had a major brake failure and has been parked since the 10th and is another thing I need to fix or replace and have no money for anytime soon) and it's really necessary among many other things, for job-searching. It is a laptop from 2008 using OS 10.5.8 so that's about 90 in computer years. The OS is too old to let me upgrade my browser enough to access Google Docs. It's entirely reasonable that it's having problems of some kind, but being able to afford to fix or replace it is not something that's going to happen in the immediate or predictably near future, considering the rest of the series of calamities my life has been lately. :-p

What I do have is the 4 pages of error log it gave me printed out, and a hope that this is something I can stabilize myself somehow.

If anyone knows technical things about Macs running OS 10.5.8 and can tell me either what I can do about this to figure out the cause and make it not happen again, or where to start looking for information on how to do that, please let me know? I'm going to go hit Google while things are backing up here and hope.

caffienekitty: (facepalm)
Sherlock/Blues Clues parody by College Humor.

I can't even. May destroy childhoods among the younger set.
caffienekitty: (facepalm)
Sherlock/Blues Clues parody by College Humor.

I can't even. May destroy childhoods among the younger set.
caffienekitty: (arg)
There will be a picspam going up tonight, but it won't be for Supernatural because I haven't had a chance to even start watching the episode yet due to multiple technical issues yet to be resolved. However while waiting the great long chunks of time for resolutions that weren't resolving anything, I got a Picspam done for the Series 5 Christmas episode of Doctor Who, so that will be going up in a short while.
caffienekitty: (arg)
There will be a picspam going up tonight, but it won't be for Supernatural because I haven't had a chance to even start watching the episode yet due to multiple technical issues yet to be resolved. However while waiting the great long chunks of time for resolutions that weren't resolving anything, I got a Picspam done for the Series 5 Christmas episode of Doctor Who, so that will be going up in a short while.
caffienekitty: (sherlock-wrong)
(Not relevant to most of you since for the most part you aren't Canadian, but tales of Government Fail are usually universally appreciated.)

Oh dear. )
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (Default)
(Not relevant to most of you since for the most part you aren't Canadian, but tales of Government Fail are usually universally appreciated.)

Oh dear. )
caffienekitty: (HA!)
As a gimmick to get more people to read about emergency preparedness, the CDC (yes, the actual, real world Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the one you hear about in the news, on Bobby's bank of cover identity phones, and on other U.S. TV shows and movies) has put up a page about preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse. Which is about the same as preparing for most other disasters, so in the end it's accomplishing their aim of educating people with a hell of a lot more sense of humour than you'd think you'd find in a government public health agency.

And how is your day going? By the way, it's Friday! \o/
caffienekitty: (HA!)
As a gimmick to get more people to read about emergency preparedness, the CDC (yes, the actual, real world Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the one you hear about in the news, on Bobby's bank of cover identity phones, and on other U.S. TV shows and movies) has put up a page about preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse. Which is about the same as preparing for most other disasters, so in the end it's accomplishing their aim of educating people with a hell of a lot more sense of humour than you'd think you'd find in a government public health agency.

And how is your day going? By the way, it's Friday! \o/
caffienekitty: (sherlock-wrong)
This was written for a meme prompt, in an attempt to jump-start my fic brain again. The saner thing would be to post this anonymously so no one would ever know it was me ever, but for various reasons detailed under the cut, I'm posting it here.


Title: Sherlock and Me: An Adventure in Deliberate Author Insertion
Fandom: Sherlock 2010
Rating/WARNINGS: Gen. PG-13 plus profanity. DELIBERATE AUTHOR INSERTION. Conversation format. Ridiculous.

A/N under cut. Don't say I didn't warn you. )
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (Default)
This was written for a meme prompt, in an attempt to jump-start my fic brain again. The saner thing would be to post this anonymously so no one would ever know it was me ever, but for various reasons detailed under the cut, I'm posting it here.


Title: Sherlock and Me: An Adventure in Deliberate Author Insertion
Fandom: Sherlock 2010
Rating/WARNINGS: Gen. PG-13 plus profanity. DELIBERATE AUTHOR INSERTION. Conversation format. Ridiculous.

A/N under cut. Don't say I didn't warn you. )

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