Quick PSA

Jul. 27th, 2010 09:44 am
We have been without power at the Graymouse Inn since approximately 1600 hrs EDT on Sunday.

During that time, we have been conserving power on portable electronics. This translates to a direct lack of available time on the interwebs, which means that I have not been perusing LJ, FB, Twitter, or damn near anything else.

I'm at work today, since i don't have the time available to take off and be at home waiting for power to come back on. Also need electronic gear (phones, iPad, laptop) to get charged.

If something has been written that you think I need to see, please let me know in comments.

Otherwise, have a lovely day.
grayhawkfh: (Tech matters)
I'm sure you know that we just went through Patch Tuesday from Microsoft.

I'm also sure you know that it was a record number of patches (13 bulletins [8 crit, 5 imp] addressing 34 vulnerabilities).

What you may not know is that KB974571 will cause major problems with Live Communications Server (LCS) and Office Communication Server (OCS). The current recommendation is to delay installation of this until a fix is found.

More information can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/archive/2009/10/14/known-issue-with-kb974571-and-lcs-ocs-read-before-installing.aspx
So, yesterday, I posted this message about people dropping out of sight online.

Lemme explain.

Got a friend who, with no warning, notice, or explanation, decided to close her accounts on various "social" sites. For reasons unknown to Gods or men, mutual friends started asking me what happened to her. Not having a clue (either to why they were asking me or what happened), I sent an email to her, asking if everything was alright.

She was, and she had a good reason, but also apologized for making people worry.

I suppose my point in all this is that I don't expect people to comment on everything I write, either here, on Facebook, via Twitter, or anywhere else. I know *I* don't comment on everything, as I come from the twin schools of "Better to be silent and thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt" and "Don't talk for the sole purpose of hearing your own voice".

But I do at least skim, if not read, everything that passes across my screen. And I do tend to notice if someone has "gone bye-bye" with no reason or explanation.

And if I know/remember that there has been some heavy shit going down in your life recently, I will become concerned. And, as said yesterday, if I become concerned enough, I will come looking for you (virtually/electronically & physically if necessary) to make sure everything is OK.

And I might pick up mutual friends along the way.

And then it might end up as something similar to This.

Seriously, neither yesterday or today was directed at anybody in particular. All I ask is that you remember that if you decide to drop out of sight, whatever the reason, let people know what's going on. Believe it or not, even though we may never have met in person, I care what happens to you.

After all, if I didn't care, I'd have unfriended you already... ;-)
I can understand and appreciate that there are many reasons (good, bad, and indifferent) for dropping out of sight online, but may I suggest that you let people know that you're going to do so?

Otherwise, friends worry.

And while this isn't directed at any one person, if you can read this, Yes, I will be concerned if *you* suddenly drop out of sight.

And yes, if I get too worried, I will come looking. I like visiting friends, but this is not the way you want me to do it, methinks. ;-)

Just sayin' is all...
I don't know what will happen. And neither does anyone else who isn't part of the higher-ups at SUP.

Should you back up your LJ? Yes, if you care what happens to what you've written. Hell, we in the IT world have been telling you to back shit up for years!

Here is a good, brief guide to methods for backing up your LiveJournal, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] brown_betty.

For now, I've also set up an account on Vox as Grayhawk. If the sky does indeed fall, then I have a new home.

I suspect that LJ ain't going anywhere. So sit back, do the backups, and keep on postin'.
From this entry in [livejournal.com profile] news:

The long-awaited server move takes place this Tuesday, November 18, at 8:00 a.m. PST. We're moving the site from servers based in San Francisco to the servers in our new data center in Montana. A massive data move like this takes a lot of heavy lifting, and to haul all that data from San Francisco to Montana, we have to take the site down, starting at 8:00 a.m. PST on Tuesday morning. We don't think the move will take more than four hours, but there's always the possibility that it could take longer (the best laid plans and all).

Get your LJ fix now!
Copy this sentence into your livejournal if you're in a heterosexual marriage, and you don't want it "protected" by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.
The inimitable [livejournal.com profile] dr_nebula is again hosting one of his "Friending Frenzies".

Go here to check it out!
So, there's this alleged person who started an LJ going by the name of "Sexgirl83".

LJ started on 2008-07-23 10:35:39. Entries going back as far as Jan 29, 2008.

Right.

They've been randomly adding people. I suspect spam.

I've already banned her from here. Instructions on how to ban someone are can be found here: http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=20&q=banning〈=
Although, I do have to say that [livejournal.com profile] mousecat0 and I had a hoot reading her bio last night.

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