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LJ/Dreamwidth Client for Mac?

 Hello everyone. So, now that I will largely be working from home and managing my computer things on my Mac, does anyone have a client they would recommend for managing both Dreamwidth and LJ? Maybe something that allow me to post, but also see/read my f-list from both? I will do some research, but I also thought it might be worth asking. This whole logging into both sites each morning is a little cumbersome. 



Cross-posted from Dreamwidth - there are comment count unavailable comments there. Comments welcome on either post.
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Commenting change

 The constant and increasing spam messages being left as anonymous comments on LJ have finally forced my hand. From now on, anonymous commenting is turned off for this journal. I tried screening them, but that seemed to have no affect whatsoever, so we'll see if this works any better. I know a few people comment here anonymously, and I'm sorry. If this doesn't have an impact, I'll turn them back on. 
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Where is everyone?

 Huh.  

It used to be, catching up with my f-list on a daily basis took me to at least skip=120, sometimes more.  Now, it takes me to skip=70.  This makes me sad and nostalgic for the days when everyone was still posting to LJ instead of Twitter, Facebook, Dreamwidth, or wherever else all the cool kids hang out these days.  

Not that I can throw any stones, seeing as how I haven't exactly been posting anywhere on a regular basis.  But look!  I'm back!  It's three days in a row, now!  Well, at least three days out of four, how's that?  

Anyway, it is windy and stormy here, and has been all day.  I pretty much refused to leave the house because it was so stormy outside.  That gave me plenty of time to do my hour of exercise today (a newly acquired Tony Little Gazelle from craigslist for $20.  I use it while watching things like America's Next Top Model), get ahead on my homework for the week (I need to be ahead for next week, as Thanksgiving and things are happening, but my homework is still due on Thursday), work on Nemesis (YAY!), and do some housework (blah, but necessary).  

Oh, the LORAC holiday train case arrived via UPS a little bit ago.  I'll try to post pictures and a review, in case anyone is interested!
Reaper

Dear friends-list peeps who are much smarter/more in-the-know than me.

 So, there's some screwy thing going on now with LJ and Facebook, huh?  And something also about a pingback notification thingy.  

The pingback thing doesn't bother me much all by itself, but the FB thing totally does!  My LJ has always been 'anonymous'.  Sure, there are a handful of people I know IRL who know about it and read it. (Hi Becky, Paula, and those of you on my f-list, you know who you are.)

However, when I finally made my FB account a year or two back, every person I never wanted to see again from high school promptly found me, and friended me.  Since I barely use FB, this is sort of okay.  But, I DO NOT WANT the same thing to happen to my LJ.  My LJ is my haven, my place where I can go and say anything about anything, and not have to worry about someone bringing it up the next time we go out to dinner with those friends we haven't seen in six months, you know?  I can be stupid and fangirly about actors and shows, and complain about my mother's inability to use her cell phone, and it's okay.  

So, could someone explain to me in a couple of sentences or less what the LJ/FB thing is, and link me to where/how we opt out?  There better be a freaking opt out, or I may just have to bite the bullet and vacate to Deamwidth permanently, despite my permanent account here, and the many *sniffle* fond memories I hold re: LJ.

 
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Oh, LJ why??

 I have a permanent account here.  Not going anywhere, anytime soon.  

But things like this annoy me.  (Thanks tinylegacies for detailing what this linking thing is all about.)  Basically, LJ is taking you through a third party whenever you click on a link to certain sites, or when you link to, say, amazon, and other people click on that.  In a really sneaky way.  There's some financial gain they're getting from it, but thanks but no thanks, I didn't sign up to be google ads on my journal.

You can opt out by following the directions here.
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Holiday coupons!

Note to f-list: if you post fairly frequently and don't have a paid account, I sent you one of my allotted $10 off coupons LJ is letting permanent account holders send to friends. Use it or don't, I just figured I might as well send them out! :)

If you haven't received one and want one, please let me know! I have like five left, I think.
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zoe/wash - shayrena

Sunny, clear, and HOT.

This morning as I signed into LJ, I felt this wave of warmth and comfort one usually associates with homecomings. I've been on LJ for going on six years, now. I suppose in way, this is my online home. I love sipping my morning coffee as I scroll through my f-list. It's not just about fandoms, it's about wanting to know how dragonsinger's revisions are going, or what new adventure randomeliza is going on, or what experiences fatema is having in Bangladesh, to name just a few.

I miss you guys when I'm gone for awhile, as I have been lately, busy with writing and other RL things. Even when I'm only doing brief update posts, like this one, they make me feel more connected. How did we get on before this vast social network took over the world existed? I can't imagine my life without my 'online friends' in it.

I just wanted to say. Because I was so happy signing into my LJ this morning. :D {{HUGS ENTIRE F-LIST}}

Now, on to the writing update. I didn't get quite as many words as I'd hoped yesterday, but we all know how beginnings mess with me. I can feel the ball starting to roll, now. I expect great things today.



Also, it was a record breaking 107 here yesterday! You guys, the only other time I have been in 107 degree heat was that summer in Texas! We had a Texas temperature in green, wet Oregon yesterday! OMG!

Today's projected high is supposed to be slightly less, at 105. Dude, I am not built for this. Stop with the crazy heat wave, already!
sark dark - weareromantics

Finally!

All right, finally got Semagic to post to all three journals at once. LJ is still going to be my "main" journal, but I've friended everyone I could find on GJ and IJ as well. Feel free the friend me on both sites, same username as here.

I'm also slowing uploading userpics to both journals, trying to use the same keywords as here, so I can see if they'll use them. What I'd like, eventually, is for the two "back up" journals to be clones of this one, so if I ever do have to transition from using LJ as my journal, it'll be a piece of cake. I'm assuming that the other journals will fwd comments to my e-mail account, just like LJ, but I should probably look into that.

So far, it's looking like most of my f-list that's created a back up is using Greatest Journal. I've only found a couple on Insane Journal, so it'll be interesting to see where most people end up if a mass exodus occurs. I think the free 2000 userpics on GJ might have something to do w/the popularity of the choice. ;)

Hmm, still looking for prompts for something dark, hot, and angsty for Sarkney. I've had definite interest from people to read such a drabble from me (and I use the word 'drabble' loosely), but not much in the way of "here's a prompt!"

ETA: If your userpics have exactly the same keywords, they will in fact post correctly on each journal. Otherwise, only LJ will use the right pic, and the others will default.