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. :-)
caffienekitty: (facepalm)
So, some dork pulled the fire alarm in the apartment I live in, and not seeing or smelling any overt signs of fire, this is what I grabbed. )
caffienekitty: (facepalm)
The smoke alarm in this apartment does nothing.

There were actual flames bout half a foot high and everything this time. I had to beat it out with a damp dish towel. Masses of black smoke everywhere. No real damage though.

What's saddest about this is I was only trying to boil water for tea.

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: (giggle)



After a crappy day of crap and more crap, I noticed there was a candle flame in my mug of tea. No candles anywhere in the room, lit or otherwise; it's just a reflection of the overhead light, but I thought it looked cool, so tah dah. It's not like I was posting much of anything else on YouTube anyway.

(Yes it's a vertical video. I'm new at this and no one needs to see the rest of my desk anyway. :-P)
caffienekitty: (giggle)



After a crappy day of crap and more crap, I noticed there was a candle flame in my mug of tea. No candles anywhere in the room, lit or otherwise; it's just a reflection of the overhead light, but I thought it looked cool, so tah dah. It's not like I was posting much of anything else on YouTube anyway.

(Yes it's a vertical video. I'm new at this and no one needs to see the rest of my desk anyway. :-P)
caffienekitty: (What the...)
Okay. So, this wasn't even any kind of challenging cooking task, or an experiment, or anything involving fire at all and it still went foom.

I put literally a handful of frozen sliced strawberries into a huge microwavable container (they didn't even fill it to 1/4 of the way up the side, it was maybe a quarter of a cup, seriously) and put them into the microwave to thaw and warm up on 'reheat' for a quick breakfast thing. Result?


strawberry volcano
Strawberry Volcano.


How?? How does that small amount of frozen strawberries turn into that big of an eruption?? I mean, I should know better than to ever trust a frozen strawberry after the previous kamikaze murder attempts, but seriously! Physics?!? O.o
caffienekitty: (What the...)
Okay. So, this wasn't even any kind of challenging cooking task, or an experiment, or anything involving fire at all and it still went foom.

I put literally a handful of frozen sliced strawberries into a huge microwavable container (they didn't even fill it to 1/4 of the way up the side, it was maybe a quarter of a cup, seriously) and put them into the microwave to thaw and warm up on 'reheat' for a quick breakfast thing. Result?


strawberry volcano
Strawberry Volcano.


How?? How does that small amount of frozen strawberries turn into that big of an eruption?? I mean, I should know better than to ever trust a frozen strawberry after the previous kamikaze murder attempts, but seriously! Physics?!? O.o
caffienekitty: (arg)
For the next several months, my RL work schedule is incredibly insane and I will have little to no time or brain to do things like cleaning and cooking, let alone anything fun, social or fandom-related. I will try to keep up on the SPN picspams, but if I do get a chance to watch the episodes, any reaction posts I do will most likely be delayed and shorter than usual. I may also be very weird and random as I try to stay sane during this period.

(I posted something about this under f-lock, but given the very sweet but incredibly frustrating PM I just got from someone asking me to undertake a fannish project that would take three weeks to do at a normal work schedule, I felt it was necessary to make a general information post.)

ETA: Since 8.16 aired on Feb 20th, I've managed to watch 12 17 minutes of it. Soooooo... yeah. Delay is a good word for it.

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