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I was talking to [ profile] pauamma, and I mentioned that I tend to be more comfortable writing English, but speaking Filipino. He asked me if that was common -- I realized that I have no idea! So:

Filipino or English? Which do you use when... (a poll) )
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[Poll #1165041]

My original plan was to get one year of shared hosting at Dreamhost ($9.95 a month which includes domain name, and a lot of nifty things all ready and conveniently set up). But then further conversations with Abby led me to start eying a VPS (Dreamhost offers a plan, invite-only, which adds another $15.95 per month.)

Then I talked to [ profile] ciaran_h, and now I'm leaning towards taking a couple of months at Linode, the cheapest plan has $19.95 a month but I have to pay a bit extra for a domain name, since the plan doesn't come with that, so I may end up doing Linode + GoDaddy. Um, unless I choose to do a name, but I somewhat prefer the simplicity of a .com domain.

(Oh, but Dreamhost also offers domain name. I can try there as well ^_^ I just need to figure out what the difference between the two is, if any)

Linode seems to have less convenient things set up for you, but you have root access, so more flexibility, and I find that exciting. But assuming I decide that a VPS is more than I need, Dreamhost would let me drop the VPS bit, and move back to shared hosting.

At this point, though, I may just decide to take Linode, so that I'll have more options if I ever choose to use them. It's not like I'm doing anything important with that money, anyway, and the freedom it would give me to play is tantalizing.
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This is belated, and I should have done this before I set out, but there are still some five days left, so, who wants postcards from Japan?

Leave a comment here with your address (all comments screened), or PM me ;-)
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[Poll #1155065]

(This comes from a discussion that aveleh and I are having, because I haven't seen/read The Princess Bride, but I have both the movie and the book on hand, but started reading the book first).
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Picture of my desktop (when I'm just relaxing for the night):

brief explanation )

Now that I've shown off my own slightly messy workspace, I'm sort of curious as to what yours are like!

[Poll #1113180]
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We have ten 1L cartons of milk that are best before January 8, 2008 (plus one more of the same, still unopened, in the refrigerator). That gives us a bit more than a carton of milk to consume a day. I need ideas.

I've done the first three. Anyone have any suggestions for what we can do with the rest?

Fun things to do with milk

  1. Drink it.
  2. Drink it?
  3. Drink it!
  4. milkshake
  5. smoothie
  6. cereal
  7. pudding
  8. cheese
  9. ice cream
  10. pour it into someone's shoes
  11. bathe in it
  12. bake
  13. make yoghurt
  14. feed stray cats
  15. chocolate milk
  16. pancakes
  17. biscuits
  18. waffles
  19. muffins
  20. cakes
  21. brownies
  22. egg nog
  23. try to put it back into the cow
  24. hot chocolate
  25. repeat Galileo's experiment
  26. donate
  27. special milk!facial mask
  28. milk shampoo/conditioner
  29. art!form (e.g. mix with paint or crushed crayons)
  30. wash hands or feet (I dipped my finger into the last drop of milk in the glass. That counts!)
  31. swimming pool
  32. oreos with milk (Going to assume that this is anything + milk -- I tried a slice of honeycake in milk. Yum!)
  33. milky way (I see stars!)
  34. freight express to [ profile] hanase
  35. snort it up your nose

(This is why I shouldn't delete icons. I had one perfect for this post from Kawaii Not -- "I can't tell if I'm milk that's gone bad D: or yoghurt that $something :D" -- but I deleted it a few weeks ago)

Aha! Thanks to the lovely [ profile] chasethestars, I have the icon I needed. Also, I've begun adding your suggestions to the entry, and I'm bolding the stuff that I've done.
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I find in my hands an opened bag of wasabi fish crackers. Do I or don't I eat?

Update @ 22:01
Have eaten two pieces. Surprisingly good, though each bite is a jolt of "Ohno-ohno" followed by "mmmm".

Update @ 22:10
Have eaten much more than two pieces. I feel like I just tried to breathe fire through my nose.
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Oh interesting. If I add "&client=firefox" to the parameters in a Google search, it redirects me from to The navigation links at the top left hand side are different, as are the order of the search results.

Any value that starts with "firefox" will do. For example, these URLs pass me back to

However, taking out the &client, or giving it a value that does not start with "firefox" does not perform the redirect. For instance:

Finally, the redirect doesn't work if I specify the country:

I wonder how it affects people in other countries? I'm guessing it will probably redirect to your country-specific Google domain.

(This all started because a search for "arno tom ponnixry" returned only results for my journal. And then we found out that searching for "aveleh" returned my journal as the fourth result in [ profile] aveleh's Google search, but as the first result of mine. From there, it was a short step to me comparing both URLs for differences, and accidentally stumbling upon the auto-redirect.)
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At least two of the premiere medical schools in my country have a higher minimum QPI for female students than for male students because girls can get pregnant and drop out of medical school.

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If there is a feature of LiveJournal (the software - not the business) that you would love to use but can't, or have trouble using, because it's poorly designed, confusing, unreliable, or not worth using because it makes you jump through unnecessary hoops, what is it, how do you think it should work instead, and why?
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What should actually be showing up in that entry is the welcome video of OSX Leopard.

It's definitely not something being done by lj-toys, and I get the ad-filled page when I visit the page directly, so it's not just within the iframe. Somehow, Firefox is directing me to the wrong site/domain. But how? And why?

Not cache, because it persists after I clear and restart.
Not an extension, because I'm reproducing in an empty profile. Actually, for that reason, shouldn't be cache, either.

nslookup from my machine returns a different result versus the nslookup from [ profile] ciaran_h's server. Plus, lj-toys works properly on Safari, but not on Firefox; I don't know why.

nslookup results )

Fu: 0
That site: eleventy-one

Dre fixed it <3 Added a line to /etc/hosts, and now I have no problems. It's hacky, but it works. *purrs at Dre*
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Hahaha, I feel immensely silly right now. I've been staring at, trying to figure out how two pieces of date-parsing code were related to each other, and I only just realized that one is Atom-specific, the other RSS-specific, and that if you're in an Atom feed, which is what I needed to look at, then you return before you reach the RSS-specific parsing code.

(I thought that there would be another module for parsing RSS, just as there was for parsing Atom and that a certain block was being called when parsing both RSS and Atom *facepalm*)

I've been looking at this (dumbly) since last night.

On the good side, the reason I couldn't find where certain attributes were being handled is because it looks like these attributes aren't being handled at all (the attributes in question being _atom_updated and _atom_published; only _atom_modified and _atom_created are being processed).

I wonder why the Atom parser doesn't use w3cdtf_to_time. Are Atom feeds guaranteed to more strictly follow a certain format?

Must recheck my results in this request later, but it looks right to me. If it pans out, then RT.
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This request? is driving me mad. Because I figured out what's wrong, and I think there's a possible solution, but I don't know why I thought the problem was with the Japanese language layer.

See, process happened something like this: Check support board just before heading out for work, discover easy-looking request, check that it's not the user's customizations, figure out which layer the problem text/setting is coming from, temporarily switch layouts to confirm, and then IC with preliminary diagnosis. (Eight minutes! Not bad, since I was brushing my hair and my teeth and throwing on clothes and grabbing breakfast while waiting for the relevant pages to load :))

My problem is that the only reason I figured out what had happened so quickly was that an image flashed through my mind of someone saying something about pluralization in language layers, or maybe pluralization in Japanese. And I cannot figure out who, where, what, why. I have the feeling that I read it very recently (maybe within this past week), but it could have been posted any time before then. And it is driving me crazy that I can't figure out where the image came from.

I wasn't aware of the bug before, so it couldn't have been that, but... gah. *flails*. What is the missing piece, and where did it come from? I know I should just leave it alone, because the request itself is done, but, but. But! It's like when a passage from a book runs through my mind, and I touch and poke and prod and analyze until I can figure out which book it is. (Or when a snatch of song just starts playing through my brain, and it nags at me until I can get someone else to figure it out.)

So you lovely people on my friendslist! I have a question: Do any of you remember talking about Japanese these past few days? :D

This request (S1, pluralization, no internationalization) might have had something to do with it. I could have sworn that there was a discussion about Japanese somewhere, though.

Poll time!

Jun. 13th, 2007 06:33 am
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