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July 29th, 2008


07:44 am - Changed comment settings.


I've changed my comment settings here so that anonymous comments are not visible until I approve them. I don't like doing this, but since the last few anonymous comments have been from spammers I think it sadly necessary to make the change. No rewards for spammers; they get to fail even harder now, as I will not be allowing their spam any visibility.

Unfortunately this means that anonymous and OpenID comments from decent folks will also be screened until I make them visible.


Current Mood: [mood icon] grumpy

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March 23rd, 2008


10:19 am - For those using LiveJournal: You can comment with OpenID.


You don't need to have an InsaneJournal account to leave me a comment and you don't have to post truly anonymously and deal with the captcha system that makes sure you aren't a spammer's script. Nor do you need to give InsaneJournal your LiveJournal password. I understand that would make you nervous as sharing passwords is a bad idea. NOTE: That option seems to be a goof. Someone didn't change the original LiveJournal text to InsaneJournal in the last system update. Oops.

If you have an account that supports OpenID, you can comment that way. LiveJournal, for example, supports OpenID and you don't even need to do any fancy setup. If you have an account there, you have OpenID. It's automatic.

Here's what you do:

1. Be sure you are logged in to your OpenID supporting account. (That is, be logged in to livejournal.)

2. Check the OpenID button when leaving a comment.

3. Enter the URL of your OpenID supporting account. For example, Vakkotaur's OpenID supporting account is: http://vakkotaur.livejournal.com/ and make sure all other fields, such as LiveJournal username, are empty. You can leave the http:// off if you don't care to type it.

4. Write your comment as usual and click the Post comment button when ready.

5. There will be a page asking about confirming identity. Click the Yes; just this time button to post. Or you can click the Yes; always button so you won't need to deal with this page again.

I've asked Vakko to leave a comment here using OpenID so you can see what that looks like.


Current Mood: [mood icon] happy

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March 22nd, 2008


01:35 pm - Bottle cap icon?


I was looking around and realized I never put anything in the interests section of this journal, so I added a few things. Nothing fantastic, just that the space is no longer empty. Then I realized there are 300 icon spaces and I use only 14 of them so far. Adding one or two for hobbies won't cause trouble. Deciding on them is another matter.

One hobby or mild interest of mine is collecting bottle caps. I am not all that serious about it. I haven't been looking for any special cap, not gotten involved with trading. Just that if I happen across a crown cap, I save it. Sometimes it's something someone saved, and occasionally I'll see one left as litter, but mostly the caps are off of things I've tried. Some things I only try once, and not just for the cap!

What all this adds up to is that I think I ought to have an icon that is a picture of a bottle cap. But which one? I'd rather it be of something I'd be willing to drink, and not just to get the cap. Something I wouldn't mind trying again. There are few possibilities. It could be from water or soda, thus non-alcoholic. Or it could be a plain color cap which would be rather generic, or it be plainly from some beer.

And those have more choices: Which one? Which color? And again which one? I think I'd like something with some pattern or image, but not much text. That seems to leave out the water and sodas. Acme Ale caps might seem obvious, and don't get me wrong, Acme ales are good. I drink them occasionally when I feel like a change of pace. I just prefer porters.

Of course all the icons I have so far are bovine (most are pictures of me, after all) and maybe I should stay with that. Yet the only bovine bottle caps I know about are for Schlitz. I've never tried that, so I don't have that cap. Evidently there are a couple different colors. I only know of one fellow who says he likes Schlitz, which isn't exactly encouraging. Just how is it?

I am not being very decisive. Perhaps you can help:


Poll #1212 Bottle cap icon
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

What should I use for a bottle cap icon?

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Go with something obviously non-alcoholic.
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Use an ACME Ale cap. - You're the face of ACME.
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Try a Schlitz. - You'll get another cap. Maybe even the one to use.
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Go with a simple solid color.
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Something with a pattern and no text.
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Make up something.
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I have an idea, see my comment about it.
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