Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS

Originally posted by deathpixie at Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS
For those wanting to know more about the recent DDoS attacks, yes, it looks like it was the Russian government trying to shut down the dissidents again.

As I said last time, while it's frustrating not to have access, LJ is a lot more than a social network platform. From the article:

"LiveJournal isn’t just a social network. It’s also a platform for organizing civic action. Dozens of network projects and groups mobilize people to solve specific problems — from defending the rights of political prisoners to saving endangered historic architecture in Moscow."

So while I know many are considering the move over to Dreamwidth and other such sites, supporting LJ is a way we can help support those who use it for more than a writing/roleplaying/social venue.

Also, as a FYI, LJ is giving paid users effected by the outage two weeks of paid time as compensation.

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My "nightmares" are weird.

So, last night I had one of my standard 'must finish some poorly-defined goal in a surreal locale" types of dreams.

In which a tiger showed up. I did the logical thing: tigers are dangerous, so I kicked it off a ledge. It decided to start running around and back up to where I was. So I ran to a railing, couldn't get over it, and woke up.

No panic whatsoever. Nightmares affect me all the ways they do normal people except on an emotional level. All I remember is imperatives, not fear, not frustration, not panic. All I remember is 'must do x before y'.

My brain is weird.
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General status update to those who still read LJ (and mine).

With some friends, working on a startup that has a good potential (IMO). A lot of the work tends towards hurry up and wait, also translating for my friends (husband and wife team that nevertheless feature a large amount of bad communication at times). I'm pretty much staying at their place while we do workworkwork. Evidently I work best as the 'face', because I get along with pretty much everyone in person (even those I can't stand).

With any luck, this will result in income for me, and paying off of debts. I for one look forwards to a new, lowered debt existance.

Tomorrow promises to be a bit of a crunch. YAY CRAZY!
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So, my main computer's HD died, and I wasn't about to kill my poor netbook keeping up with LJ.

However I am back. I am not going to catch up with months of LJ, that would kill me. HOWEVER! I am back. Yay.

This again?

You Are A:

Neutral Good Human Sorcerer (4th Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength- 13
Dexterity- 15
Constitution- 16
Intelligence- 16
Wisdom- 14
Charisma- 14

Neutral Good- A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment because it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Sorcerers- Sorcerers are arcane spellcasters who manipulate magic energy with imagination and talent rather than studious discipline. They have no books, no mentors, no theories just raw power that they direct at will. Sorcerers know fewer spells than wizards do and acquire them more slowly, but they can cast individual spells more often and have no need to prepare their incantations ahead of time. Also unlike wizards, sorcerers cannot specialize in a school of magic. Since sorcerers gain their powers without undergoing the years of rigorous study that wizards go through, they have more time to learn fighting skills and are proficient with simple weapons. Charisma is very important for sorcerers; the higher their value in this ability, the higher the spell level they can cast.

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Weird dreams.

Last night I had a dream obviously heavily influenced by Wreck of the River of Stars (a good novel, I recommend it). Very similar in plot, only with dream logic and, for some reason, the last people on board this ship were tossing animals out of airlocks (they also went right past a number of planets). I'm also pretty sure that that bit only came at the end of the dream, and that there was a lot more to it than 'oh shit malfunction', but the stuff beforehand is mainly fuzzy.