A couple of handy new features, courtesy lj_releases
* For Paid users: "Notify me when someone votes in a poll I posted
* Adding linklist support to a bunch of layouts
* Going forward, you can view up to 1000 entries per tag (rather than 100). If an entry is no longer displaying on the tag view, you'll need to re-tag it so that it displays, but any future entries you tag will automatically be included in the tag view.
I have less than zero money right now to contribute myself, but if you would like to help defray some medical costs that will allow friends of a friend to keep their beloved and newly-diagnosed diabetic cat, cyan_blue is organizing donations
. (Yes, I know, "send money for medical care for a cat" is a time-honored LJ scam. I trust cyan_blue
though, and the cat belongs to one of her partners; lots of people I know also know the people in question. I'm pretty confident this is all aboveboard.)
Since I'm here anyway, might as well make a note of recent reading. OMG, I've been slacking. Three of these were read in the last 10 days though, so maybe the pace will pick up for the rest of the year.
- I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon, Crystal Zevon (and apparently everyone who ever knew the man). The book is essentially snippets of stories by people who knew him, and I found the format more than slightly annoying. Yay, epic bad behavior. The man was a genius, but ZOMG would I hate to have been involved with him.
- The City of Falling Angels, John Berendt. Berendt introduces a fascinating cast of characters while investigating the 1996 fire that destroyed Venice's historic La Fenice opera house. By the time I put the book down, I was even more interested in seeing the city.
- The Virgin's Lover, Philippa Gregory. I'm really liking Ms. Gregory's historical fiction, at least the bits I've read so far.
- Island of the Sequined Love Nun, Christopher Moore. One of the few I had yet to read, and again not my favorite. (C'mon, "Lamb" is a really, really high bar to get over.) We have cargo cults, cannibals, wrecked pink Lear jets owned by cosmetics company executives, secret missions to Japan involving [redacted to avoid spoilers], and the beautiful, blonde Sky Priestess. Oh yeah, and Roberto the talking fruit bat. Who doesn't love talking fruit bats? Roberto and Tucker Case will reappear later, in "The Stupidest Angel" (which was much, much more fun, IMO).
Still no net connection at home, although that should change shortly. I'm finding I miss it less than I thought I would, as I can distract myself nicely with the huge pile of unread books I have waiting for me. It makes C.'s job search much easier, though. On that note, anyone know of anything in the DC area (or telecommuting) open for senior-level C++ software engineers? (The catch being "no currently-active security clearance".)