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My Dog Ate My HomenetWork

I've been in radio silence for several days because my dog killed the internet. Just for me and mine, though. Although, I will say that I feel AT&T should share some of the blame for making a flimsy modem/router that can be undone by a wagging tail. There should be scientific tests!!

I FINALLY got my laptop in, and I love it. I will neither confirm nor deny that there have been makeout sessions with my hardware. (She needs a name. Something punkish.) It took forever to get everything moved over (see: Sally Dog's Tail o'Doom) and the handy tool of "mozilla backup" - you can basically move all of your tabs, features, themes, bookmarks, RSS feeds in one file - didn't work. Finally figured out what the problem was: I installed the newest version of Firefox on the new PC. Went back to 2.0.15 and voila, everything was there. I'm leery of upgrading back to 3.0, plus, I think it looks weird. Does anyone else like it? Hmm.

Anyhoo... sorry for not commenting/replying/responding. There have been some things of excitement, namely me meeting all the producers and directors in the area at a big to-do a few nights ago with my agent. (Can I just say how bizarre and awesome that sounds??) I was at a "Women in Film" festival and saw some amazing shorts, most from around the globe. Dovil, it was like you were there with me as there were TWO New Zealand features, and honestly, they were two of the best that night.

While I had no internet and the outside temps were climbing, I caught up on some shows. Okay, why I never watched "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" is a mystery, because that show is freaking awesome. So squirmy, like "Curb Your Enthusiasm" but for a younger crowd. Absolutely hilarious and non politically correct. I also have a big yen for "My Boys," and I don't care - I love the natural interaction between the friends, it's fantastic. Also, (and this may be only of interest to moosesal) the new season of The Two Coreys is back on, and they've completely changed the format - it doesn't feel scripted like the first season does - it's more like a grainy, gritty documentary. They had a big falling out at the end of last season, and it shows. Also: they're in COUPLES THERAPY. It's so slashy, it's not even funny. They started yelling at each other for not helping the other when they were being molested, and I swear to God, Feldman was talking about Michael Jackson in code. DUDE. Complete and utter crack. Sunday nights on A&E.

I joined a gym (well, the whole family did) and have a meeting with a personal trainer today. He's evidently a hard ass (rawr) and I'm looking forward to it. It's getting too hot to work out outdoors like I prefer, so this is a good solution, plus, they have a water park there. !!! Who doesn't like water slides? They're slides! I'm so happy I got my knee fixed. Can't wait to do the other one. WHOO!!

What's up with everyone? Did I miss anything?

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moosesal
Jul. 10th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
Coreys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shit. I knew it was coming back on. I'll have to check the bedroom DVR and see if recorded. I think I kept the season pass turned on. I hope so!

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is hilarious. I watched some of s1 but kept forgetting it was one. I have 1 and 2 downloaded to watch all at once when I have time. The show is so cracky.

And finally, I just this morning before reading this downloaded Firefox 3.0 at work to try out. I'm not as much of a power user here as I am at home, so I figured I'd test it on little things. I want a feature that allows me to reorder tabs, dammit. I was searching add-ons this morning and can't find anything that does that. There's stuff that let's you decide where to open one, but not to rearrange them once they're open. *sigh*
stoney321
Jul. 10th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
The first ep is 12 - I think they're reairing the four that have played so far on Sunday afternoon, so you can catch up then, I'm farly certain.

They don't have anything to reorder tabs? I thought I saw something yesterday... Colored tabs? You can arrange things by color - so you assign each tab a diff. color. I could be wrong on that. If you find anything, I wanna know! (And I'll reciprocate if I find something.)
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stoney321
Jul. 10th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
Honestly, the dialog between the friends is FANTASTIC. I love that she's a real tomboy and a writer and funny and does dumb things. It all feels natural. Sometimes the need to match her up with someone feels forced, but then the writers get back on track. But it's totally my crack. I might upload all the eps - they're half-way through season 3.

Oh my GOD Feldman. he totally gave his butt cherry to Jackson. <-- I want that on a teeshirt.

I wanna see the nursery! Oh, email me your address (I can't find it) because I have baby things for you... NIPPLE. I will read that, yes I will. :D
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triplemare
Jul. 10th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
(She needs a name. Something punkish.)

Sheena.





stoney321
Jul. 10th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
*pogos around the room*
I loooove the Ramones. But when I hear "Sheena" I think both "Queen of the Jungle" and "Easton," neither which scream graffiti, broken windows, and pierced lips.

I've relistened to that clip twice now. WHOOO!
drusplace
Jul. 10th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
Oh I haven't seen the new Two Coreys! I must watch! Couples Therapy? LOL well if any couple needed that it is so them!!! I've seen ONE ep of It's Always Sunny and thought it was hysterical. Maybe I should look for more?

Oh and *raises hand enthusiastically* I LOVE water slides. Slides+Water=WIN

And I think it is so cool that I *know* someone (if only on lj) that has an agent!!!! Yay you!
stoney321
Jul. 10th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
It's completely different from the first season - much better, imo. you should totally watch more It's Always Sunny - it just gets funnier, imo.

WATER SLIDES! Aside from the butt crack issues, they rock. :D
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lynnenne
Jul. 10th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
I will neither confirm nor deny that there have been makeout sessions with my hardware.

HAHAHAHAHAHA. Your denials say more than real words ever could!

I am so excited that your agent is taking you to meet producers. And a little jealous. You're living the dream! \o/

In conclusion, WATER SLIDES!!!!
stoney321
Jul. 10th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
HEEEEEEEE!

Lynne, it's freaking crazy. She just booked one of her clients a gig in a Russian movie. To be filmed in Russia. I raised my hands and said "I want those kind of gigs." DUDE!!

Who doesn't like a wet slide? hahahahahaha. Why is everything sounding so dirty? :D
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stoney321
Jul. 10th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
Isn't that awesome? They have a few rock climbing walls, too. (And a spa, and a salon, and two eateries, and and and...)

Anne, it's just so much fun playing with the possibilities of movies or commercials. I don't even need to be paid, I just wanna play. And my husband falls into a seizure...

I'm wanting to make sure that all of my hard-won settings I brought over won't go away. Also, it just looks weird. I don't know why software makers change up the appearance on new developments - I'm a creature of habit!
cityphonelines
Jul. 10th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
I want your gym! My gym does NOT have water slides. My gym FAILS.

I installed Firefox 3 on this laptop to try it out, since I'll be getting my new one in by the end of the month. And um... it's ok. The way the browser finds visited urls is interesting. Like the name of my flist is 'I predict a riot', so if I just start typing 'adis723.li...' it'll show up that way, but it'll also show up if I start to type out 'I pred...'. Did that explanation make sense? It took awhile to get used to that, but I think I like it.

A lot of my favorite add-ons were already updated for FF3, but a few still aren't. Tab Mix Plus wasn't when I first installed it and I nearly wept with sorrow, but it's there now.

I'm also not that crazy about any of the compatible themes (I'm using Silvermel, which I do really like, nice and clean, but it's THE ONLY ONE I've liked).

Overall, I'm comfortable with it, but honestly, I'd wait a few weeks if I were you, just to give it a chance to level out. /insane Firefox BLATHER

And YAY! for meeting producers and directors, remember, I'm almost 5'10" and totally willing to be your wrangler if you ever start doing the convention or any other media circuits. I'M JUST SAYIN'.


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stoney321
Jul. 10th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
Freaking water slides, Vin! And a rock climbing wall that I am itching to try out.

And yeah - that description makes sense - my whole thing is the layout changes and colors, because I'm a dork. I think you can't get an update for del.ico.us on your browser plus the tab mix plus that you mentioned, so I might hang on to 2.0 until that comes around. See: I'm a dork. It is not blather - that's the stuff I wanna know! <3

HEE. I will totally need your height to bust through crowds so that Jared and Jensen and I can address the crowds at conventions. Hahahaha!
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ravynstoneabbey
Jul. 10th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
I always found dragging the tabs works really well if I need to reorder them.

I really like it though, but about cried when I saw one of my most used extensions wasn't quite ready for FF3.
stoney321
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah - that's been working for me. And honestly, because my old computer was becoming a dinosaur, I didn't keep many tabs open in the first place. Now that I have my rocket? *opens a million tabs muah ah ah!*

Oh, yikes! That's my hold up, honestly.
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tabaqui
Jul. 10th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
Ack, doggy tail o'doom! Heh. Glad you got it fixed.

I upgraded to Firefox 3.o and have no issues, but then i have the totally stripped-down, no frills version, as i don't like 'bells and whistles'. The only problem i had was that, up in the bar at the top where you type in a url? I had that set in the older version to not remember any url, 'cause i hate how it tries to finish what you're typing and also, i don't like to advertise where i've been. So i had to search around for a fix for that, as it wouldn't shut off. But it was easy to find and easy to do, and i'm happy with my upgrade.

I know that some people upgraded and then bailed fast as there were some bugs - probably they're either fixed or getting fixed now. The 'help, my firefox is fuxored!!' forums are easy to use and lots of people on there with lots of fixes, so...

Have fun at the gym!
:)
stoney321
Jul. 10th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
Her tail is a lethal weapon, I'm telling you! I've lost houseplants, candles, small children...

I think I'm going to wait a bit before moving up officially to 3.0 - when I hear people on my flist cheering all the add ons, then I'll know it's time. :D I don't have a lot of frills, but I like them, and I'm such a creature of habit - I like knowing things are going to keep on working like they have in the past, because I'm an old curmudgeon.

Wheee! I hope he kicks me around and makes me crazy sore. Oh, and that he's hot. Hahahaha!

undersea
Jul. 10th, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
I still haven't upgraded to the new Firefox yet, either. There are still a few add-ons I'm waiting for. :P

I'm pretty excited for this week's new episode of The Two Coreys. It's gonna get ~deep~, kid.
stoney321
Jul. 11th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
Me, too. Plus, I turned on the internet this morning and found it was 3.0! I went into the settings and saw I had "automatically update" checked, so I unchecked that and went back to 2.0. Bah.

COREYS. I mean, how awesome is this new turn?? I can't wait for the next ep.
spuffyduds
Jul. 10th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
Punkish laptop name? Howsabout "Siouxsie?"
stoney321
Jul. 11th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
I may have started calling her that, just to see if it fits. PERFECTION, by the way - that's exactly the angle I was going for. (It's down between that and a breakdancer's name. Time will tell!)
lycomingst
Jul. 10th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
I tried Firefox 3 but I went back to #2. Three disappeared all my add-ons.

I watched a couple of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" but nobody has a Philly accent and that's a major irritant for me when it's supposed to be in Phila.

I wish I had a waterslide right now.
stoney321
Jul. 11th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Me too, plus, I saw that 3 has an option pre-selected to automatically update without asking. I took that off and went back to 2.0.

You know, even though I really like that show, I completely understand. Nothing bugs me more than a show based in the south or Texas and it's such an obviously fake accent. ("Joy" on My Name is Earl is the best accent I've heard, but that's because she's from here.)

Waterslide!! It's just a chute of joy.
dovil
Jul. 10th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
Wot! New Zealanders represent! Let me guess, lots of scenery shots and people getting drunk/depressed/drunk and depressed. Possibly with beatings and orders for eggs to be cooked.

There have been some things of excitement, namely me meeting all the producers and directors in the area at a big to-do a few nights ago with my agent.

\o/ !! If you get drunk and tumble out of the car with no knickers on they'll automatically know that your a star in the making.
stoney321
Jul. 11th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha. No eggs nor scenery shots, but there was a molestation of a 12 year old girl, so hey! (It was very upsetting and very well done for an 8 minute film.) But there were beatings.

ROTFL! I'll have to remember to stop wearing underpants if I'm gonna make it in this biz...
st_salieri
Jul. 10th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
Hi!

I have nothing to say, because nothing else is going on with me, because I've been seriously LJ-absent recently. But hi!
stoney321
Jul. 11th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
I LOVE YOUR ICON. *sings along*

HI!!
a2zmom
Jul. 11th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
This an official drive-by hello.

Accept no substitutes.
stoney321
Jul. 11th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
Hey, R!! *hugs you* I hope you're having fun - if you're still on vacation. If you're not, I hope you're still having fun. :D
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