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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
12th-Jul-2010 07:30 am
Happy birthday to misshallelujah, xthread, raptorgirl, and mycroftca!

Hello to new readers irulan_amy, readingthedark, skogkatt, stepmomblog, and rarelytame!

State of the 'song
Exhausted. I managed to power through Readercon just fine, but utterly crashed upon returning home, and I am still terribly worn out.

Was awesome and I'll post about it later.

The alt-blogathon site is not going to be ready this year, I think, so! Going solo-ish. I did get some shinies from Anita Allen and upstart_crow to auction. <3 If you haven't sent your items yet, please do!

Also, anyone have Access I can put on my netbook?

Link Soup
* Snoop Dogg tried to rent Liechtenstein.
* Call for submissions: Occupied Bodies: Women of Color Speak on Self-Image.
* More gorgeous book art.

Daily Science
HIV research is undergoing a renaissance that could lead to new ways to develop vaccines against the AIDS virus and other viral diseases. In the latest development, U.S. government scientists say they have discovered three powerful antibodies, the strongest of which neutralizes 91% of HIV strains, more than any AIDS antibody yet discovered.

Work, with a buckling down on the new volunteer training. Meeting sairaali and rivenwanderer after work to pick up their Blogathon auction donations. Then home to clean the chaos, make the to-do list for packing Elayna for Explo, get back to people who e-mailed me over the weekend, et cetera. This is going to be a very tightly scheduled week, between getting Elayna ready for Explo, Blogathon planning, impending mother-in-law visit... yeah. I'll keep breathing.
12th-Jul-2010 11:53 am (UTC)
Wait, what needs to be done still? I was away more than planned this weekend but i can still do front end type stuff.
12th-Jul-2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
The backend stuff; our tech person had a death in the family. :(
12th-Jul-2010 01:49 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear that, I wish I was more help. :(
12th-Jul-2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
Hey, me too! I have a pretty big skillset, but that's just not in it.
12th-Jul-2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
I have an old copy of Office with Access -- I think from 2002.
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12th-Jul-2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
I will! I must! Sorry you missed it.
12th-Jul-2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
Hello! In case it isn't clear, I'm Julia with the purple hair, who met you at the poetry workshop.
12th-Jul-2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
Oh hai!
12th-Jul-2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
I should be able send you a disc image with all of Microsoft Office if you have a way to burn it to a cd-rom. What version would you like - Office2000 or Office2002? Both include Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook, and various other tools.
12th-Jul-2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Um, whichever's better? I do not know.
14th-Jul-2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
I just sent you a megaupload link so you can download and install the software... It will come from blackstarsapphire at yahoo.com... Let me know if you have any problems...
12th-Jul-2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to see people are coming forward to help with the Blogathon issues, because I really can't be any help there, but I definitely think it's a good cause.

My favorite part of the Snoop Dogg article is when the property agent said "It would have been possible, but Snoop Dogg's management did not give us enough time."
12th-Jul-2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
I totally want to rent Liechtenstein for my birthday.
12th-Jul-2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
That would be all kinds of awesome! :-D
12th-Jul-2010 03:35 pm (UTC) - Backend ideas
I used to install wordpress a lot on my own site, (thanks to the long, random passwords,) and it not letting me change them in the database. So, I could perhaps give you a wordpress install, if that's what you want to use. I no nothing about pledge tracking systems, (and math for that matter, LOL!) I would keep the password and send it to you too, so that there were backups of it. If that doesn't work, here's an ultra-simple solution. The official blogathon site itself used to be on blogger, and I switched from wordpress to using blogger on a custom domain. So, as a temporary solution, (just for this year,) why not use blogger? I think it's just as powerful as wordpress now, (accept for the database stuff.) There are also sites that will host forums for free, and there are forum plugins for wordpress, (so that separate forum software doesn't have to be installed.) That being said, the only thing that would be missing is the pledge tracker.
12th-Jul-2010 03:39 pm (UTC) - Re: Backend ideas
Oops, sorry, that was me. I forgot to put in my username and password.
12th-Jul-2010 03:47 pm (UTC) - Re: Backend ideas
Yeah, it's the tracking system we need... basic Wordpress is dead easy and totally in my skillset! But the tracking system needs more tech than I have...
12th-Jul-2010 04:08 pm (UTC) - Re: Backend ideas
Yeah, and it requires more PHP than I have. But I would submit my totals every so often, because I really don't expect to have an influx, LOL!
12th-Jul-2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm not a new reader. I just finally put you on the flist so I'd be a more faithful and consistent one... (It was great to say hi, even if only for that one halfsecond... Geoffrey)
12th-Jul-2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
Glad to have you more officially around. :)
13th-Jul-2010 03:21 am (UTC)
Hello! bodhifox sent me your way, nice to meet you!
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