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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, April 29th, 2011 03:31 pm
deeee peeee

Noticed my interest in LJ is on an upswing lately, even though I'm not posting here much (I am reading, though). I'm tinkering more with the damnportlanders com, which I've been co-moderating for the past couple years. The com just turned a decade old, and I've been a member there since, like, late 2003. With the recent shift toward pop social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, activity there has dwindled from its heyday when we used to see 20-30 posts per day. I'm wondering if I can help ramp it back up, make it more of a resource or popular forum. Started by redesigning the profile page and reactivating a Twitter feed a user had set up a few years ago, and I think I might dive in to the layout next. We'll see. It's a fun way to contribute. Actually went to a DP meetup the other night, the first since June 2007 (where I met Nic).

Unrelated, I came across this image the other day. It's a Geneva drive, to convert continuous rotational motion into incremental motion. It's been around for centuries, and there are a ton of variations, but it's still the type of genius I really appreciate: simple, beautiful, effective, and utilitarian.


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sanguinity
sanguinity
Sanguinity
Saturday, April 30th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)

Geneva drive: that's gorgeous.


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glowing_fish
glowing_fish
Matthew Harris
Saturday, April 30th, 2011 05:29 am (UTC)

It is also an animated gif, which is a pretty nifty invention itself.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, May 2nd, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)

Absolutely!


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wuweibaby
wuweibaby
touching now
Saturday, April 30th, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC)

I went to that site, as well. They were all pretty awesome.

You posted this yesterday afternoon; it shows up about six posts down from the top on my flist.

Guess that about says it all.


Glad to know that you're still reading, though. :)

Edited at 2011-04-30 02:46 pm (UTC)


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danger0usbeans
danger0usbeans
Dangerous Beans
Saturday, April 30th, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)

LJ does seem to be a dead zone of late. BTW, you're now the sole mod and owner of dp_snark. I'm no longer even a member of either community.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, May 2nd, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)

Really? Why did you bail?


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danger0usbeans
danger0usbeans
Dangerous Beans
Monday, May 2nd, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)

Just generally sick of trolls and assholes dominating DP with free reign. I was participating more in the last few months, and then it became very clear that it's near impossible to even post at all without getting trolled and attacked. And there's no point in being in dp_snark if I'm not in DP. Also, it was clear to me quite some time ago that making any progress or change in dp_snark would require banning half the community. It's just not worth the headache.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, May 2nd, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)

Well that sucks. If you want to show me where you've been trolled and attacked, I'm interested to see. I don't read all the comments to every post (but I do read every post), and I kinda had the impression it's calmed down quite a bit over the past year or so.


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gelasia
gelasia
Nivi
Thursday, May 5th, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)

i only kid im a troll, the closest ive been to one is thinking don would find it funny to be a travelling gnome :)
p.s.
thanks for your care and work, truly <3 xo


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