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I uninstalled Firefox, I still prefer Avant.


Did anyone see any funny April Fool's jokes? They all seemed to be pretty pathetic this year... as if everyone was trying to hard (bah humbug). I still think the spaghetti trees was an absolute classic, as was the "chippy" music player (I saw on some kids programme many years ago).

I was very tempted to tell Lu that I had bought a car (some great old hulking Chevy truck perhaps), but I needed her parents buy in, and I didn't fancy trying to explain to them in Portuguese what I was trying to do :-)

This statement on Livejournal.com is unintentionally amusing, For international readers: Apr. 1 is our "joke/prank day. Yes USA type people (some of), other countries celebrate April Fool's too! It reminds me of when I was asked by a USA colleague whether we celebrated Christmas in the UK...


I'm gonna do a panimu pout now, as I've just noticed a couple of (who I thought were good) LJ friends deleted me (not sure when). What a shame... I guess I just update the hell too much, or pissed them off (maybe I was making derogatory comments about over emancipated Western women, again)... but hey, it's my LJ and I'll cry if I want to! Normally it doesn't bother me, but this did a little. I have this mental picture of two kids in a playground, one with arms folded saying "I don't want to be your friend any more!". Like panimu (sorry to use you again!) I can understand that it's a bit frustrating when people (especially people who have commented a lot) just "vanish" without a word. It feels pretty rude, but the Internet is wonderful for doing what the fuck you want without too much caring required. <Fakes mortal injury, clutches chest, and drops to floor>

Perhaps in someways it would be nice not to have any friends on the list, and for this just to be a plain ole diary in which I can post whatever I want (although I do this anyway). Maybe this is a bit of a "cutting my nose off to spite my face" action.

But also, I guess it would be nice to have some more friends on the list... again those that tend to use their LJ mostly as a diary, and post a variety of in-depth intelligent (and not so intelligent) shtuff. Any recommendations?


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I can understand that it's a bit frustrating when people (especially people who have commented a lot) just "vanish" without a word. It feels pretty rude, but the Internet is wonderful for doing what the fuck you want without too much caring required.
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<i>I can understand that it's a bit frustrating when people (especially people who have commented a lot) just "vanish" without a word. It feels pretty rude, but the Internet is wonderful for doing what the fuck you want without too much caring required. <Fakes mortal injury, clutches chest, and drops to floor> </i>

Sometimes it's not possible to keep up with all the posts of all your friends. I know that's the problem I'm having lately. When I first joined lj a year or so ago, someone suggested that I put my posts behind cuts. At the time I thought that was pretty rude, but I've come to understand why the request was made. It really does cut down on the space an individual post takes up on my friends page so that I can see more on a single page and not miss posts that are pushed to the bottom and out of sight. I'd like to add some new people, but just haven't the time to go through several pages of posts every morning.

So, I am refining my friends list this weekend. It's been an interesting year, following your adventures, Mark. And I wish you all the good fortune in the world. I think you have been very brave this past year and I hope that everything works out for you in your new environment. Hope you don't mind if I check in now and again to see how you are doing.

I'll say good bye for now.

I understand (I know I post a lot!), I have created filtered friends list for users and a very few communities. Thanks for the goodbye, and I hope you keep well :-)

On a different note

This statement on Livejournal.com is unintentionally amusing, For international readers: Apr. 1 is our "joke/prank day. Yes USA type people (some of), other countries celebrate April Fool's too! It reminds me of when I was asked by a USA colleague whether we celebrated Christmas in the UK...

There isn't a Canadian I know who hasn't been asked "So, the queen rules your country right?" at least once by our American cousins just south of our border. I mean, how long has it been now that she stopped overseeing the UK even?!!?

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