Kalen-dar

Nov. 7th, 2018 02:30 pm
mousetail: Sleeping mouse with a pink box (furgles up)
КаленДАРь - праздник на каждый день
mousetail: Sleeping mouse with a pink box (feminism)
Lately, as much as I try to post 'public' stuff once in a while, almost everything of any importance has become 'friends only'. For that reason, I kind of don't see a point of even making public entries any more. First of all, 99% of people that read me are my friends already, and that would make no difference to them, and for me going friends-only would eliminate the need to wander what level of privacy to assign to this or that post. Second, if somebody does come in to read and sees only public entries, that gives them somewhat distorted impression of me and my journal - for they wouldn't even know there's a 'double bottom' to it :)

Therefore, I decided to go friends-only, and if there's anyone I haven't added as a friend but who'd like to keep in touch, please comment on this post.

UPD: I did restart with some public entries lately.. Mostly nothing of personal importantce. I plan to post book/movie/show reviews as public, that's about it. Or maybe occasional political rants :) The point is, there will be public posts, but few and far. And not really about me :)
mousetail: Sleeping mouse with a pink box (note 2 self)
Когда-то учили нас родители, что врать нехорошо. Что за вранье всегда приходится расплачиваться. Все чаще замечаю, что так оно и есть, вот только жизнь нелинейна: за вранье одного часто (хоть и не всегда) приходится расплачиваться другому.

One of the moral lessons good parents try to teach is that if you lie - you'll pay. If only life was that predictable! Very often (luckily not always) someone else ends up paying for the lies, not just figuratively speaking.

Хочу написать несколько мыслей о вранье. Не связанных с вышепроцитированной :) Экспертное, так сказать, мнение :) Я существо ленивое, поэтому будет сначала только по-русски, потом, возможно, перевод...

I want to pen down a few thoughts on lying; share my expert opinion, so to say :) But because I'm lazy as heck, this is going to be in Russian only, with English translation to follow some day. Sorry about that; don't think you're missing out on much though... ;)

Dreamwidth

Aug. 1st, 2011 04:52 am
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I'm not leaving LJ, not at all, but I'm actively backing up on DW (about once every couple of posts), so please take a moment to add me there if you are migrating (or just backing up too). Username is the same as on LJ.

Будьте добры, кто уходит или дублируется на сабже, добавьте меня, а? Отвечу взаимностью, конечно. Ник тот же.
mousetail: Sleeping mouse with a pink box (ambush)
My Russian-language entry just now was basically me saying Happy Birthday to myself and being weird. My birthday was April 15 and I turned 29. End of public announcement; keep calm and carry on :)
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I love LiveJournal, I really do. It has become so much a part of my life, I cannot ever leave it - not voluntarily at least. It's the source of my inspiration, my creative flow, my social encouragement. It expands, if not substitutes, my social life, my real-life friendships, my support network. But LJ is also a major political scene (mainly Russian, because nowhere else, among the countries I care for, is political opposition self-exiled to blogs). I dig it, yes, I read some communities etc., but these recent DDoS attacks highlighted two major trends for me:

1. In life, you have to try very hard not to take sides on an issue - political or not, - and no matter how hard you try, you still may get lumped in with one side or another based on the things you did not say, did not do, or simply based on your proximity. So if one side is attacked and you have not been strongly and openly against it - prepare to go down with it. Many ordinary users of LJ had been affected by this sudden blow of DDoS even though they had nothing to do with Russian opposition. Heck, some of them downright hate it! But by virtue of sharing the same blog hosting... Well, to cut the long story short: watch carefully who's your neighbor. Association matters. Me, personally? I was honored to feel the pinch together with the people I respect, if that is all not a rumor. But...

2. ...but I really don't want to loose my entire 'internet footprint', i.e. virtually die for the cause. I don't care enough for that cause to do so. And the major exodus from LJ onto here only proves many people feel the same. That is a lesson to LJ: if they want to be a business first, political platform second, they have to stop favoring Russian top-bloggers over the majority of low-impact users who generate 99.9% of income. It is us 'blogger plankton' who splurge on paid accounts, extra icons and all that stuff. And it is us who come there to read those top bloggers and ring up LJ ad income. If a handful of LJs and communities are being attacked, bringing down the whole service - by all means, suspend them! No matter what they stand for and what it's all about! If I was one of those, I'd expect nothing else from my host, acting as a business. The fact that LJ stood by them and took a hit as well, dragging us all down along the way, shows that the service no longer sees itself as a mere business. Which is very noble, but hey - they still charge me for the service like a business would! ;)

So, in closing... I'll stay on LJ for as long as it lives, but I won't trust it to act as a business and make decisions in favor of the majority of its customers any more. Hence this Dreamwidth back-up: no ads. No political affiliations, implicit or explicit. Full LJ compatibility. New level of freedom... This is what we cosmopolites do: we take the best from every source and live the worst behind. That is why many patriots, including those of LJ, hate our guts :)

Downsizing

Dec. 22nd, 2009 06:49 pm
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Just did a tiny little friend- and community-cut. No mutual friends removed, so noone should even notice, but if you believe I removed you by mistake - please comment here..


LJ issues

Dec. 8th, 2009 06:05 pm
mousetail: Sleeping mouse with a pink box (debs my gun)
I'm having problems with LJ not sending out e-mail notifications about the new comments/replies to my comments. That started around last night.. I thought maybe something to do with my new design, but I checked all the settings and they haven't been reset. So, before I go and start to mess with another e-mail account etc, can someone tell me is it just me or is it a problem for them, too?


mousetail: Sleeping mouse with a pink box (iaia)
I've officially failed at NaBloPoMo - my original personal goal was to have a blog post at least every other day on average; well, that didn't happen, but I did get some things posted and overall blogging is fun again - and that is already an achievement. I don't know if I wish I did better.. Every time I get more active on social networks my prayer time suffers, and I already have to work hard to keep my Twitter addiction at bay, so I'm kind of glad LJ will never pose a problem - although if you think of the time I spend several times a day reading f-list.. Oh well, let's not go there. Obviously, my priorities are prone to sliding, and that's it. I will post about working on putting the first things first one day... But first things first! ;)

I was very determined this time and would have not dropped out if my schoolwork did not require 6 posts of 400 words minimums week on the class's discussion board. This amount of writing leaves me with great desire to write something else, but no power or time whatsoever. I think I even tweet less.. Anyway, it could be 6 decent-size posts a week. But not that I regret being at school :) I just wish I had time for both types of writing +million things more, like some people I know, whom I admire ;)

At this, I bow out & say goodbye to NaBloPoMo tag - at least for a year!
mousetail: Sleeping mouse with a pink box (feminism)

Это опять флэшмобчик такой был у[info]tih_tihov : любому желающему задам 5 вопросов о Вас, а Вы, соответственно, мне... Цель - развлечься :), но вот эти вопросы мне понравились - это ж почти FAQ про меня :) Я на них даже ссылку дам в профайле!

1. Где вы вы живете, в Америке или в Германии? И как вы там оказались?

Я живу в Германии, но с точки зрения американских властей я "официально проживаю" в США. У меня есть и американский, и немецкий почтовые адреса. Я приехала сюда летом 2004, чтобы жить со своим мужем - вот так вот банально...

2. У вас двуязычный журнал. Но записи не дублируются. Как вы определяете, на каком языке вы будете писать данную запись?

Вообще "по дефолту" язык английский, но некоторые флешмобы изначально на русском, так что так и остаются, плюс ещё есть темы, которые, как мне кажется, будут интересны только русскоязычной части аудитории (эмигрантское, к примеру).

3. Какое соотношение у вас рускоязычных ианглоязычных или еще каких друзей в ЖЖ и в реальной жизни?

В ЖЖ я не считала специально, но по ощущению - 50 на 50. В реальной жизни русскоязычных друзей "на местности" аж 2. Но я стараюсь поддерживать отношения с друзьями, которые остались в Одессе - это ещё 2 - и с теми, кто уехал отсюда в Штаты - это ещё 2. Всё, все остальные друзья у меня сугубо англоязчные. По мере овладения немецким начали заводиться немецкоязычные хорошие знакомые, но друзьями их называть ещё пока рано :) 

4. У вас написано, что вы учились в American Military University военное учебное заведение? А как вы туда попали и что изучали? Если это не военная тайна :-)

Я и сейчас там ещё учусь. Это не военное заведение, скорее ДЛЯ военных: с возможностью полностью заочного обучения по интернету, спец. стипендиями и пр. Хотя военные специальности у них тоже есть. Но я изучаю, например, детскую психологию. Попала я туда в поисках достойной школы удалённого обучения.

5. Где в социальном отношении лучше быть молодой матерью  в Германии или в США и почему?

Однозначно в Германии. Здесь вообще лучше развиты все социальные институты. Пособие на ребёнка, декретные отпуска и прочее - в Штатах об этом нечего и мечтать. Здравоохранение опять же доступнее. Конечно, здесь это оплачивается за счёт очень высоких налогов.

6. Какие у вас личные отношения с Богом?

Его любовьи милость ко мне сложно выразить словами. Со мной произошло несколько очень важных событий, которые иначе как чудесами и назвать нельзя. При этом я не являюсь "образцовой христианкой" - скорее наоборот :( Я бы очень хотела больше делать для Церкви и для своей души - читать Библию чаще, преподавать в воскресной школе... Я надеюсь, что ещё приду к этому с Его помощью. Я уже продвинулась немного по сравнению с началом пути. Чувствую, что формируюсь, как глина в Его руках, под влиянием в том числе и испытаний, которые выпадают на долю нашей семьи. Сейчас я учусь доверять ему во всём, и смирению...

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