Mar. 15th, 2011

spiralngphoenix: (me and my furpiece)
In the realm of amusing things, Mighty_1's cat, Yurt, has decided that in his absence while he is off fighting at Gulf War, I am her human. She has spent the last few days curled up at my feet while I'm at my desk (there's a box with a cat blanket thingy on it there), and as of today has decided that Torin is SoL on getting laptime on the couch. She is, as I type, purring on my lap while Tor sits, sulking, on the far arm of the couch.

It amuses me endlessly. Especially the pissy glares I'm getting from His Stripeyness...
spiralngphoenix: (Default)
PS~ Ah, March in New England...
spiralngphoenix: (Stripeyness)
And, because it was a really cute pic that I took earlier (cross your fingers that the random luck of the draw "contest" it got entered in wins me new reading material from one of my favoritest authors ever), here:

Gratuitous cattage.

Torin steals my books again

Now I try to extricate boy from computer so I can go walk Prince Fluffybutt today.

*snerk*

Mar. 15th, 2011 07:06 pm
spiralngphoenix: (Idiot)
From an Etsy PSA, Re: the ArsTechnica debacle:

"There was an article published on ArsTechnica that made clear how direct the connection was between using your real name on Etsy, buying an item and receiving public feedback for that item. The reaction to this article has made us realize that we need to change the way our Feedback system works, and this is what we’ve already done today."

'Cause, ya know, the USERS screaming "NO!NO!NO! DO NOT WANT!" to the myriad privacy and site changes they've made in recent months wasn't getting through, it took it going far elsewhere into the Internets and a couple of FTC reports for them to figure out "Hey, maybe this is a problem?"

My favorite part? "To further discuss this, please see this Forum thread." BTW, the forum thread, as posted at the end of the original blog entry that was just posted 3 hours ago is closed to commenting. There is no further discussion. As usual, Etsy has shut it down when they weren't being told "YAY YOU'RE TEH AWESOMEST!"

Glad I stopped listing there. The amazing lack of customer service is special, and seriously? I am a rather firm believer in 'Net privacy. No one gets to decide for anyone else what they should have be public information. Now it would be nice if Etsy would actually, ya know, close my damned account like I asked them to.

Edit: Additional btw? It wasn't just on Ars Technica. It was also here ).
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Grab the closest book to you. Turn to page 56. Copy the 5th sentence as your status. Don't mention the book. Post.

"Upon investigation it was seen that a new abyss yawned indefinitely below the seat of the blast; an abyss so monstrous that no handy line might fathom it, nor any lamp illuminate it."

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