bubosquared: (Default)
( Dec. 20th, 2007 10:31 am)

Independent Soul: now with 75% more CMS! :D

I’ve made a CMS for my stories and one for the quotes, which will hopefully make it a bit easier to update those, at least, and a gallery so I can keep all of my photos and stuff together instead of trying to remember if I put a certain photo on my LJ gallery, my Flickr account, or my /random folder.

And, of course, happy birthday to me. :D

This is the time of year I usually get all thinky and stuff, and this year is no different. I’ve made a bunch of plans and resolutions for the coming year, and this time, I think I will actually keep them.

Resolutions, in order of how hard you’re all allowed to smack me if I fail.

  1. Get a new job by May. I’m setting myself a deadline because it’ll be the only way to stick to this.
  2. Get serious about freelancing as a webdesigner.
  3. Do not start smoking again.
  4. Crossdress when I feel like going into boymode, and let anyone who thinks it’s weird or stupid hang.
  5. Draft a budget and stick to it for at least three months in a row.

I figure, if I stick to only five of them, that should be manageable. A theoretical sixth is “Write moar,” but like I said, realistic. I’ll try, of course, but I’m not setting myself any goals anymore. :/

(On the subject of #4, my birthday/Christmas present to myself this year is going to be a compression vest/shirt. Possibly one of these — they’re in the US, but I’ve heard good things about Underworks.)

Plans for today: go out to buy Christmas presents for the fam and Lush stuff for me, come home, have a long hot bath. Mmmm. :)

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (Default)
( Dec. 6th, 2007 06:09 pm)

This is for my own benefit, mostly, so I’ll cut: [Unknown site tag]To Do List for website:

  1. Phase One: CSS Layout ALL DONE!
    • Get the actual layout down in CSS, with placeholder colours.
  2. Phase Two: Backbone Setup
    • Blog: Wordpress DONE!
    • Stories: write mini!CMS DONE! *flex*
    • Images: Gallery software DONE, and looking as I want it too. Ha!
    • Oddness: Hand-coded DONE! Plus quick-n-dirty database for quotes. Huzzah!
  3. Phase Three: Importing (Note: may bleed into Phase Five and beyond.)
    • Import LJ entries into Wordpress (In Progress.)
    • Tag Wordpress entries, fix friendslock level (In Progress.)
    • Import stories into mini!CMS (All actual stories now done, as are RPS and non-fanfic drabbles. Still have 43 drabbles to go, plus two commentaries and some textslash. Whimper.)
    • Import pictures into gallery software (Pictures from old site moved over and done, still need to move the ones from my LJ gallery and my Flickr account.)
  4. Phase Four: Colours and Stuff
    • Find someone with a sense of colour-co-ordination to help pick out colours. DONE!
    • Make nicer-looking graphics for all four parts. DONE!
    • Index/front page. DONE!
  5. Phase Five: Odds and Ends
    • Setup LJ/GJ/IJ layout and userinfo DONE!
    • Cut/expand friendslists on LJ/GJ/JF/IJ as needed. DONE!
    • Update Links page DONE!
    • Beat LJXP plugin around some more until it works with multipe journals. DONE! It works, bitches. Just need to fiddle with the footer for a bit. W00t.
    • Create hidden “master” page with links to update pages for blog/stories/gallery Done!
    • Favicon? DONE!
    • Put Elfstone online? DONE!

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (the tribe)
( Dec. 6th, 2007 06:09 pm)

This is for my own benefit, mostly, so I'll cut: To Do List for website. )

bubosquared: (coffee)
( Nov. 8th, 2007 12:09 pm)

... I just talked to a Mr De Sade. o_O

PSA-ish: I'll be offline at home until next Thursday, I'm afraid. :/ But I'll be on at work and from internet cafes.

Here, have some pictures of my hair! )

bubosquared: (to the timbertrickmobile!)
( Oct. 29th, 2007 04:58 pm)

So tired. Must not give in. Sleep is the mind-killer. I don't care if I'm still fuzzy and meh and airheadedly doped up on medication, NaNo is starting on thursday and I will have a clean flat for the bieginning of it, if not the end.

... *flops*

This would work better if the internet would provide me Robin Hood pr0n with which to bribe myself. (Hint, hint. :p)

Spam of the Day

"Context-Free Living!" I already do a lot of that, thanks spammers.

WoW Blithering

My main is halfway through level 68, and even if i skip the group quests, I should be able to hit 70 in another couple of sessions. (Mmm, Outland. XP heaven!) Once I hit 70, I'm thinking of starting a guild to go and do pre-BC endgame content and shit, and levelling help, because I'm nowhere near ready to hit the current endgame stuff, I don't think, and dammit, I want to see these dungeons.

(Anyone Alliance-side on Stormrage want to join an easy-going family-type guild? Anyone Alliance-side on Stormrage at all? I like running people through instances and shit, because when you're level 60-something, Scarlet Monastery is surprisingly zen and calming after the frustration of elite group quests in Outland) and all I ask in return is someone to talk to me while I get my ass gored by elite goats. :D )

Also, I have a wee dwarf pally now, who's currently enjoying the hospitality of the good people of Lakeshire while I finish levelling my hunter, probably getting sloshed while I'm not looking. If anyone sees a red-headed dwarf pally in Lakeshire, be a dear and listen to her tale of PUG woe, would you? (First time I ever quit a PUG. I'm stubborn, but even I'm not that stubborn. I may just end up getting a higher level to run me through or something because augh. But then I'll never get in practise in tanking. Woe.)

My Friends Are More Awesome Than Your Friends (Unless Your Friends Happen To be My Friends As Well)

On Saturday, [livejournal.com profile] dantesvendetta came over for Robin Hoodage and food, and brought me a DVD player. A purple one.

Best. Fake Girlfriend. EVER. :D

Speaking of Robin Hood ...

Guy, naked and wet and bedraggled. I'm starting to sense a theme here -- this is clearly the season in which all the boys get stripped half-naked and then soaked. I heartily approve! \o/

Other Stuff

I've been batting around the idea lately of getting into freelance web design. Because when people whose site is made in freakin' FrontPage, with the standard blue-underlined links and everything, can get away with charging £200-300 for a four-page website, presumable also made in FrontPage, then I can earn a cool £100-150 for hand-coding that same four-page website in a few hours' work, I'd think.

I've convinced two people at work who have/are setting up their own business to let me design their website for free in return for getting to use them as a portfolio, so including my own site, once I manage to beat it into behaving, that'll be three sites I can show off to potential clients. I'm not expecting to be bringing in the big bucks any time soon, let alone make a living off this, but any extra money is good, innit?

bubosquared: (stupidity)
( Oct. 8th, 2007 04:33 pm)

Why did no one tell me Robin Hood had started up again? D: I only missed one ep, but still. Not that it'll be quite the same without Anna and Don, and don't think I can justify dragging E all the way over to Edinburgh every Saturday, but still. Ninja Marian! Much! Historical Inaccuracies!

It did remind me, however, that I kinda want a regular weekly thing again. Something to force me to be relatively sociable and possibly cook for people and, er, keep my flat clean. I wonder if I can bribe someone to run a game at my place or something.

bubosquared: (squee)
( Sep. 7th, 2007 10:45 am)

I HAS A BANK CARD OMG! I should also has internet again tonight. HUZZAH!

bubosquared: (too damn early)
( Jun. 4th, 2007 10:17 am)

ObFoodPost.

Great Spring Cleaning Offensive of '07 update: Mission Accomplished. Took me until 2 AM last night, because I'd slacked off on Saturday -- although to be fair, by the time I'd managed to get all my Boxes o' Crap back up on the shelf where they belong, I'd pretty much depleted my energy levels, because holy shit. Also, note to self: Your big blue suitcase contains a bunch of things you're holding onto for Anna and Don. Remember this for next time, so you don't expect it to be empty and nearly kill yourself dead because you're not expectiong the weight. *facepalm*

Handwarmers update: still MIA; missing, presumed dead. :( And trust me, I looked everywhere in the flat, up to and including behind/under the fridge. there was ... an impressive amount of gunk there, but no handwarmers. I'm at a loss of WTF happened to them, though. unless I left them at my mum's, but I'd think she'd have come across them by now, then. Bleh.

My slacking off on Saturday did lead to one productive thing though, as I stumbled across some tutorials about how to "ink" in PhotoShop using the pen tool. I've experimented a bit, and I think this will be incredibly helpful -- I can draw ... minimally, but it's still better than my inking skills, which are nonexistant, what with the lack of steady hands and stuff. So, experimental doodling time!

Well, after I do these two hours of training, anyway. By which I mean, of course, "After I stretch out less than an hour of material over two hours somehow." Powers of bullshitting, activate!

bubosquared: (hp/who)
( Jun. 1st, 2007 10:47 am)

No food post today, cause I overslept. Blech. And I seem to be one of the people still affected by LJ outage ... whatever, at least from home. Freakin' yay. It's like 2001 all over again. Today is so a Sith Academy day. (Why yes, I'm wearing my t-shirt!)

*eyes work, whimpers* Please don't be like yesterday and leave me too exhausted to do as much as I want to tonight, I want to get this cleaning crap over and done with by the weekend proper, dammit. :(

Will try to catch up on flist and stuff. Will hopefully succeed.

bubosquared: (grr)
( May. 30th, 2007 10:38 pm)

The Good News: Having been convinced for the last ... four years, I think, that my lava lamp was b0rked, or at the very least the lightbulb was, I found out I was wrong about that. Huh.

The Bad News: This means I'll be even more easily distracted than usual. I've searched the yarn mess, I've searched all my bags, I've (I think) toroughly looked through my pile of clothes, and I even looked behind the fridge, and I still can't find my hand warmers. Dammit! I've run out of places to look, but I can't help but think I'd have realised the same day if I'd left them somewhere. And yet ...

bubosquared: (domesticity)
( May. 30th, 2007 12:35 am)

*dies vaguely* Owie. Walking across the room again and again, carrying armloads of books, makes for hurty feet. :( But! Phase III (Operation: Hey, Where'd All These Books Come From?) is a rousing success! And yeah, like the link says, that's not including the probably almost one more full shelf of books that're hiding in my bedroom somewhere. Which I should be finding later on this week, after I tackle Phase IV (Operation: Sort Out Bedroom Closet Before A Falling Box Crushes Mr Tumnus), which I hope and pray I'll be able to finish in two evenings.

bubosquared: (food)
( May. 22nd, 2007 11:10 am)

More food talk. )

In non-food-related news, I have my job interview this afternoon. Everyone please cross your fingers for me?

(I should also be getting my new backpack soon. I'm kind of ridiculously excited about this. I'm such a consumerist whore sometimes. :D )

Food blather. )

It's barely eleven and I'm already bored. This does not bode well. Maybe the pure undiluted boredom will drive me to write, though.

bubosquared: (glorious leader melle)
( Mar. 15th, 2007 11:29 am)

Ha! Not even nine yet, and I've been quite productive. :D Paid all the bills that needed paying, which means I'll be back online tonight and femgeeks should be back up some time today as well, so yaye for that!

On the boo side, I went to get cigarette tubes this morning and found my local newsagent burnt out. Now I'm worried about the owner, who's always been very nice to me and reguler scolds me for smoking too much. :(

Also: Best. Knitting project. EVAH!

I've been talking to Anna about how I feel like I should make a damned effort to make this LJ about a little more than random work angst, squee, and porn, because dammit, I used to talk about personal stuff and "deep" fandom thoughts at least, and I just don't do that anymore, in part because I do most of my LJing and stuff frmo work, and I can barely manage to finish a thought that's actually work-related these days, let alone anything else, without getting interrupted or otherwise distracted, and when I'm home I usually don't remember what I wanted to write, and get distracted just from wandering around my flat, and it's partially because most of the personal stuff I talk to Anna or Sarah or Mags about, but still, I'm going to make a concious effort to write something of some substance at least once a week, and to make entry-ing part of my routine.

Speaking about my routine, cut to spare your friendslist )

And speaking of more personal things, I'm thinking of giving up not going to church for Lent. We'll see how this goes. I'm kinda terrified, which is fairly ridiculous as the church (or "church", depending on your definition of church) I'd be going to is a Quaker Meeting, and if there's a less threatening church-type organisation out there in the Christian spectrum, I've yet to find it. But still.

Somewhat related to this, I recently had cause to inform my dad that he was not allowed to leave an inheritance. Not that I think my brothers and I would turn into the sort of people I keep reading about on EtiquetteHell, with the rental vans to empty the house an hour after someone dies and shit like that, but since the death of my grandfather a few years ago, my dad and his siblings have inherited what I almost hope is one of the most complicated cases of inheritance crap ever. Not that involves a lot, mind you, just a house (which has now, just to add further complications, been bought by the governement beause they're building something there -- I'm sure there's a proper English word for this, but even the Dutch term escapes me), but the whole case now involves 50-odd people, spans five generations (including mine, although on the other side of the family), and two notaries (original one retired, left the case to his son-in-law, who is now desperately trying to get the case done with and closed because he's retiring), and I swear to god, if my dad dies before this thing is settled and leaves my brothers and I to deal with this, I will have his corpse enbalmed and refuse to bury him until it's settled. Remember folks: if you love your kids, spend your monney before you die!

And finally: Daily Magnetic Prose )

I feel like I need to note that this is just the result of me grabbing both "fight" and "drama" at random, not any reflection of my life at the moment. :D

bubosquared: (Default)
( Jan. 23rd, 2007 12:20 pm)

Oh, god, I want a cigarette so badly and it's another hour and a half ([ETA] Hour and ten minutes now, actually. [/ETA]) until my lunch break and SOMEBODY PLEASE KILL ME DED?

(I may be scarce this week due to moping and cleaning and shit, not to mention trying to force myself back into an acceptable sleep cycle by NOT NAPPING when I come home from work. And thus, I live on lots of coffee right now. -_-)

bubosquared: (Default)
( Jan. 10th, 2007 12:37 pm)

You know, as shiny as the iPhone looks, I'm still put off by the touch screen. This may just be me, though, as I just know I'd bread it completely the first week or so, and be completely SOL.

Whinging. Escapade. Work. Stuff. )

bubosquared: (Default)
( Dec. 15th, 2006 07:06 pm)

Slight change of plans: local people will get their presents later, because I just got back from getting party supplies and if I have it my way, I am not venturing outside again until Monday for love or money. *sits*

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

bubosquared: (Default)
( Dec. 14th, 2006 01:40 pm)

And then I lost my electricity card. *facepalm* Thankfully, the nice lady at Powergen sent me out a new one and gave me a number I can give the shop to use instead of the card, so I can actually buy electricity vouchers and not be in the freakin' dark and shit.

[Unknown site tag]Revised To Do List:

  • Get Christmas presents for everybody; (Planned for tomorrow, because it's a great idea to brave the Friday throngs. Er. Or maybe I'll go today …)
  • Write Christmas cards; (Just need address-labelling, w00t!)
  • Mail cards and presents that need mailing; (Planned for tomorrow/Saturday, once I have the presents and get them wrapped up.)
  • Give presents to local people so they can open them on Christmas Eve; (Mostly at my birthday thing on Saturday, need to e-mail other people to arrange to meet up some time next week.)
  • Clean, put up Christmas tree and decorations, etc.; (Christmas tree is up, but not decoratet; that'll happen tonight.)
  • Join a gym;
  • Get hair done properly, either by a pro or by a friend, and dye it some funky colour;
  • Finish, or at the very least continue, the Jayne!Wingfic;
  • Burn WoW US to CD so I can play from my mum's house and avoid going bugfuck insane;
  • Get my yearly physical checkup done, or at least booked;
  • Update my Google Calendar so I can keep track of things like I should;
  • [This space left blank to add the gazzilion things I'm forgetting at the moment.]

I am so totally productive. Yay me?

Also, from [livejournal.com profile] dantesvendetta:

Batman is blatantly in league with the Russians: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6177531.stm .Scroll down and look at the logo on the floor of the new intelligence building. Which may explain how they killed off that spy dude.

(Also via Mags: WANTS IT PRECIOUS!)

Crossposted from Sleepless in Scotland. Comment here or there.

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