My tweets

Jul. 20th, 2011 12:00 pm
spiritchrysalis: (Default)
  • Tue, 12:28: Yep. Still no profile reapproval love from Google+.
  • Tue, 14:16: Soooooo. If I were to move to Belmont between Harvard and BCoS, right around the Cambridge/Belmont/Watertown line, would you visit me?
  • Tue, 14:17: (More Am I On The Moon Or Not? posts!)
  • Tue, 14:19: (I do not want to be estraaaaanged . . .(
  • Tue, 15:18: RT @tiven: Scoring the last couple of Second Shift scenes EVER! Gotta send the show out in style.
  • Tue, 16:06: Hmmmmmmn. Is my Internet down/flaky for some reason, or am I having DNS lookup issues?
  • Tue, 16:19: Had to cancel my later tenant meeting and the earlier one canceled herself. Maybe it's a sign?
  • Tue, 16:36: Randomly supernervous about my 6:30pm appointment.
  • Tue, 20:05: Other acquaintance of mine pulled out. Crap. I think I pressured her too much.
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spiritchrysalis: (RigelThessaly)
As of a handful of days ago -- oddly enough, since about when my Google+ account was suspended, but I don't think the two events are related -- I've been experiencing an odd GChat bug.

No matter what I do, my GChat status lists me as Busy to other people, with absolutely no status message. I can try to change it to any number of statuses in the Available or Busy category, either custom or provided, and it doesn't change what other users see. The only time I'm now listed as available is when my iPhone app IM+ overrides my status and lists me as Available on my phone.

This happens regardless of what machine I'm on, what OS I'm using (as far as I can tell), or what browser I'm using.

The closest thing I've found to a comparable bug is this:

That has more to do with being stuck in Available mode, however. A few days ago I found a thread about being stuck in Busy mode which I can no longer find (and didn't save, sadly) which seemed to indicate that updating one's version of Java would help, leading a Mac user to say that they couldn't use that fix as Apple has its own version of Java. Even so, I've cleared the cache from my browsers and made sure I'm not logged in elsewhere, and it doesn't seem to help.

Anyone have any ideas?
spiritchrysalis: (LainCurled)
This morning, I bopped on over to my Google+ account to add some folks and post something. In trying to do so -- add people or post -- I found I couldn't. I couldn't even get to my Circles page.

And then I tabbed over to my Profile page, and found out why. It was suspended for violating their Community Standards.

If one goes to said page, one will see the list of Community Standards. They include:
- Nudity and Sexually Explicit Material
- Hate Speech
- Impersonation
- (unauthorized publishing of) Private and Confidential Information
- Copyright (infringement)
- Illegal Activities
- Spam, Malware and Phishing
- Display Name (aka not using your birth name)
- Profile Picture (including mature of offensive content)

Supposedly, this is to stop people from creating fake accounts and spamming. And I get that. Even so, this is effectively indicating that using something other than your identified name is as bad as copyright infringement, spamming, hate speech, and promoting illegal activities.

There's also the Google+ Project page on one's name and Google profile. It mentions "three different types of use" for Google products: identified, unidentified, and pseudonymous, but it doesn't really get into how those types of use function. (It does mention that you can't use Buzz or +1s without an identified name, though.) Google's public policy page on personal identification also touches on this, but not extensively; all it mentions is that you can use YouTube or Blogger with a pseudonym. (Because, you see, Blogger and YouTube are a form of self-expression that deserves anonymity for reasons of safety and/or privacy. Google+, it appears, is not. At least Twitter got this right, allowing you to call yourself what you like and lock your tweets.)

I've given in and used my real name on my Google+ account. But I'm not happy about it. I've turned off my search visibility in my profile, but that's not really what I was looking for. I just wanted to identify in the way I felt fit me best. And now I can't add people to Circles, or post, or pretty much do anything but read, until they re-review me and deem me appropriate. All I have is this:

"Your profile was flagged for violating our Community Standards and is currently under review. During this time, you will not be able to fully use Google services that require an active profile and your profile will not be visible to others. Check back soon for the review results."

My tweets

Jul. 14th, 2011 12:00 pm
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My tweets

Jul. 8th, 2011 12:00 pm
spiritchrysalis: (Default)
  • Thu, 12:36: Today appears to be "you can get it, but not here" day. (Need to get allergy meds at another CVS; need to get shoes at another store.)
  • Thu, 13:52: Cute sandals are cute!
  • Thu, 15:58: Good: New sandals, and fun weekend ahead. Poor: Less choice. (Haven't found a suitable place for @ab3nd and I in time.)
  • Thu, 15:59: (Unless the Huron Village landlady ends up much cooler than I thought she'd be, or the place tonight pans out.)
  • Thu, 16:12: Anyone know anything about the area roughly around Morgan and Beacon Street in Somerville?
  • Thu, 16:32: Are my parties rowdy? I tried to ask a prospective landlady about a housewarming, and she said they were tentatively fine . . .
  • Thu, 16:33: . . . adding, "So long as they're not rowdy," and "This is a quiet neighborhood." (Her brother lives downstairs and shes in her 60s?)
  • Thu, 16:34: The realtor won't ask her again; he said I already set off red flags by asking more than once during the meeting (her answer was unclear).
  • Thu, 16:36: If it were one of those, "Keep it down, guys - the landlord wants it quieter by midnight" that would be fine. But if they want silence @10?
  • Thu, 17:23: Suddenly incredibly tense and not sure why.
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spiritchrysalis: (Default)
Singularity is looking for three people to fill out the remainder of the apartment. Read below!

More about the apartment. )
spiritchrysalis: (RigelFedora)
I should make it clear that the houseguest logic puzzle that was endemic to the apartment this year has not been an issue in prior years. It was due to a combination of a longstanding and unresolved difficulty between myself and a frequent visitor of the house, and living with an ex. If you or someone you know would be interested but is otherwise hesitant due to this, come talk with me about it!

spiritchrysalis: (RigelThessaly)
(Signal boosting.)

Seems one of the updates LiveJournal recently included is a list of your city and country in any post/comment/community that has IP logging turned on . . . including all retroactive submissions to LiveJournal. -- A mention of the original feature. -- An explanation as to why this could be troublesome for some, including being able to narrow it down to a much smaller location. -- A specific mention of the city/country listing as being retroactive.

I'm not saying that this information wasn't more or less available before. I'm saying that it's now effectively being handed to us, rather than giving us the tools to (relatively easily) find it ourselves.

spiritchrysalis: (Fermata)
I'm considering taking voice lessons again. Does anyone have suggestions for someone who:

* doesn't mind teaching someone who learns by ear/doesn't reliably read music
* teaches in a pet-free environment
* isn't terribly hard to get to for someone mostly using the T and living in Camberville
* has a reasonable hourly cost

spiritchrysalis: (HardShell)
I'm considering initiating radio silence on most social media. If I do, I may still post the rare question or update if I think this is the right medium for it. But all personal posts would be made privately, at least for a while.


Jan. 19th, 2011 06:39 pm
spiritchrysalis: (PolyRainbowHearts)
I don't post enough.

This is also not a real post. But it's cute, so . . .

. . . yeah, I got nothin'.

My Valentinr - rigel
Get your own valentinr
spiritchrysalis: (RigelFedora)
Do you have several years of programming and games industry experience*? Are you savvy in C++ and Xcode? Would you like to have a solid hand in guiding a small, award-winning games studio to further success? If so, you may be the Senior Engineer my delightful employer, Subatomic Studios, is looking for. Click the link below for more information.

* - They don't have to be the same years, potentially.

Senior Engineer at Subatomic Studios )
spiritchrysalis: (RigelFedora)
My wonderful boyfriend [ profile] ab3nd is losing his spiffy housemate some time in the next couple of months (the bedroom will be available between January 1, February 1 and March 1). Rent is $450, not counting utilities. The landlord is pretty chill and understanding, from what I know. The apartment is in Belmont, but pretty conveniently located therein. No pets, sadly, and caution in the communal environment if you spend a lot of time around cats; I'm very allergic.

A thing to note, though I'm not altogether sure of this: Ab3nd is a major introvert. I'm pretty sure he's not looking for someone who's planning on having big social gatherings at the apartment a lot of the time.

More information below the link. Come live with my boyfriend! He's awesome.

(Signal boosting welcome. The more responses to choose from, the better.)

Details on the apartment. )


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