January 7th, 2005

life begins - me

Friday! Yay!

Made myself stay awake longer than normal last night in the hopes that it would lead to more quality sleep. Didn't really work, just lead to one of those mornings when my finger had a magnetic attraction to the snooze button on the alarm.

Still, half day today and I'm leaving at 12 so only 3 and 1/2 hours to go so that's a huge bonus. I have no clue what I'm going to do with my afternoon off work, something different I think. Maybe get a wriggle on with the web sites I'm designing, yeah. That sounds like it might be a plan.

And of course re-watching all the Lost epiosdes so far looking for precursors and clues, 'cause last night it was clear there's a lot more going on in the background than even I've paid attention to!

(and even though I made it last night whilst chatting to smhwpf, I love this icon muchly so I'm going to be using it a lot! I'm planning on making a whole screed of them in this style, the old photograph thing, since the one I made for invisionary turned out so well - any requests?) Edit just realised that sounded like I was either not enjoying chatting to Sam or making the icon. Not what I meant at all! All I meant was my attention wasn't completely on it at the time.
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The train now boarding on platform 130...

The Last Train is coming to Sci Fi (UK)!!!!!

*bouces excitedly*

I loved this programme, it was a mini-series - six or eight episodes, I can't quite remember - first aired on the BBC in the mid 90s. Kind of a 28 Days Later vibe to it without the Rage infected victims, except... Nah, I won't spoil!

It starts on the 14th of January on Sci Fi channel and the only thing that could make that better would be if it's followed by Neverwhere.
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Sons of bitches!

I really am going soon, but one last glance at my flist and I found this post by iconifer. Good grief this makes me mad! Not the post and definitely not iconifer who should be given a medal for bringing this to everyone's attention. No, it's the fuckers who have the accounts over at Xanga and are not only 'collating' icons made by others without credit, but they're hotlinking! That's bandwidth theft, it costs money. It looks from the comments and language that a lot of the fuckers are teenagers so maybe they don't realise that. There are a few of them who have a big note saying "I didn't make these" but it doesn't stop them from hotlinking. I pay a web host for Moments Lost, that includes bandwidth that I'm expecting to use. If someone else is using the images on my site in their web pages, that takes my bandwidth that I paid for. So far I've not found any of my icons on these (for want of a better word) sites but there are hundreds on there that I recognise from icon communities I'm in.

I'm so angry on behalf of the people who spent ages working on those icons, a lot of effort and emotion goes into each one. I love making icons right now but it takes a lot out of me. It's not something I grudge at all, in fact I'd probably be upset if I wasn't making icons. Some of the finished products I like, some make me cringe, but they're all mine and I'm proud of them. It gives me a happy little buzz when I see someone using an icon I made, so long as I know about it! One of mine showed up on a Firefly community post - my Kaylee 'shiny' one - and I had no idea who the person was. I was a bit pissed off 'till I checked the keywords - they'd somehow found the Moments Lost page and because at the time I didn't have my LJ name on there, they'd pasted in the full URL and a big thank you in their keywords. I found that really sweet!

Okay, so I went off on a tangent because I'm so pissed off my brain's whirling in tangents.

So a message to any of the fuckers at xanga - do not steal bandwidth. If any of my icons end up on your sites I swear I will hunt you down.

Edited to add I've just loaded an anti-hotlinking code on Moments Lost. I cleared my cache to make sure my mood theme (which is stored there) and the images down the side are okay and they seem to be. If anything's screwy can someone let me know?
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