November 14th, 2005

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NaNo Update!

I wrote another small chunk (1,154 words)...

That brings my count to:

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11,946 / 50,000

Marilyn mistressmarilyn plotted it out last night and there's no reason we can't finish the 50,000 with no problem, even though we haven't been keeping 'on pace.' (In fact, we haven't changed our lifestyles one bit to date -- and aren't convinced we'll need to, to be honest...)

We're both having a lot of fun with our novels, I have to say!

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LJ Friends 'Colors'

What an entirely stupid waste of time it was to ever bother setting up 'colors' for my friends in the first place! So I've finally gotten rid of those annoying customizations, once and for all...

There seem to be any number of off things at LJ that still manage to annoy me, all these years later. I just don't think certain things makes sense for the average user. (And in spite of my years of computer experience -- and that I once was a paid Computer Consultant -- I still don't 'get' a ton of what's here. Now why is that?)

I've had several people say to me something that amounts to, "If YOU don't get it, how do you expect the truly average computer user to get it?"

I don't know how to answer that, really.

I've never claimed to be a computer geek. I'm far from being any type of tech. My area of expertise always involved being able to quickly learn a software, then teach it to others. In fact, when it comes to explaining what I do know about the computer, I'm generally heads and shoulders above many who are being paid to write manuals and FAQs... (That sounds like bragging, but it's just an honest appraisal. And it's been said to me many times by many people -- some of whom are teaching the computer on a regular basis.)

Anyway, I'll now return to working on my NaNo novel, and quit ranting about LJ. (Thank God Michael michaelkillan feels equally as strong about things here at LJ. Maybe his new community can clear the air for a few people...)

Begone, ye weird LJ Friends' Colors! (smile)

no way--harry

Wait. Another LJ Mini-Rant! (LJ Tags)

First of all, I LOVE (and I mean LOVE) the new tags. I really do! I use them frequently in my own blog and in communities.

But it's really a BITCH to REMEMBER them!

I guess my question is, why can't they come up with a way to SELECT from your previously existing tags??? Say the way you can with Memories?

I've no clue how hard it would be to set up, in all honesty. I just figure that if it was done for Memories (as we know it was), it should be do-able for Tags. (Or is that what makes Memories such a pain? And puts the limitations on keywords and so on? Is it some entirely different system... duh?)

Well, all I know is I'm constantly forgetting what I named a tag in the past. Which means I'll skip tagging at the time I post, because I'll almost always end up naming it something slightly different than I did the time before. (It's annoying to end up with five different tags that all basically point to the same category -- merely because I can't recall the first-used tag name. sigh.)

Or I'll need to go back and edit my tags. But my current style doesn't readily allow for that! (What a pain in the ass...)

Seriously, I do love tags. I just hate the way they work!

Enough bitching. I've got writing to do...