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Jan. 23rd, 2012 01:42 pm
ofshiningscales: (Violinja)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] kangawu at post
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] cantarina1 at post
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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ofshiningscales: (some things are that simple)
... Obvious post is obvious! I'll be sending out cards this holiday season, to anyone who would like one, anywhere on this planet! In the event you are reading this post from the moon I am sorry, but no.

At any rate: Comment to this post with your address (all comments are screened) to receive a card, or email me (henshin.yo @gmail) your physical address. I will locate cards, fill them out, do things, and then eventually a card will appear in your mailbox. Like MAGIC.

... Uhhh

Nov. 4th, 2011 04:50 am
ofshiningscales: (Default)
"Maybe I should bring in Romance of the Three Kingdoms to work again, I need to start reading again. Man I forget the name accredited to it, Luo something, I'll just flip open the first page and...


...................... my book says in giant print that is not for sale in North America but I clearly bought it here UH OH."
ofshiningscales: (some things are that simple)
Just what is it about me that tells little old men to hold open automatic doors for me?

I mean, I should not complain! This is sweet and adorable but ... automatic doors. They open whenever you walk near them, sirs, even if it's just for me, you really don't have to stand out in the cold and keep your hand holding it open ...
ofshiningscales: (nyuk nyuk nyuk)
Retail hell, man. Retail hell.
ofshiningscales: (Default)
HERE ARE THE RULES:
1. Reply to this post with I AM SPARTACUS, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee

From [livejournal.com profile] zidane!

Cut because I am a talker )
ofshiningscales: (Default)
Found a used book store today! The owner is a very nice little old woman whose dog, Maggy, a golden retriever rescue (she's fifteen and spry), "helps run the place". Maggy loves men, because a man rescued her when she was a puppy, so she is always trying to find THAT MAN and give him kisses. 8( CUTE.

And then the lady asked if we weren't from far away, because if we were locals we could turn in old books and get store credit and she would order us shiny new things and she is going to be my new best friend. That is happening. I just wish I had known the store was there before handing my old kiddy books to my cousins.

Also: two months to the day (almost), I got an email back from LJ support! ... They cannot fix my keywords, which they borked, but they gave me a month of paid time and icons for my trouble. I am happy they care, but I would have been happier if they had cared two months ago. I would not have even needed the nice gift if they had told me then!
ofshiningscales: (Default)
Thank you, eye doctor, for not informing any of your patients that
       1) you are closed on every Saturday in summer
       2) you have decided to go on vacation for two weeks
because my eyes still hurt and I can't go back to work today like I was supposed to. You're awesome. So awesome. Keep that up.
ofshiningscales: (please say to me that you understand)
So instead of going to work this morning I went to the emergency room. FUN TIMES!

I couldn't keep my eyes open to see, which kind of makes driving hard. And unsafe. Keeping them open for more than three seconds made them feel dry and scratchy, like when you are in a staring contest and you haven't blinked for thirty seconds? Except it's only been two. And I had to fight to open my lids at all, so. Yeah. HA HA.

Called out of work (to my great dismay) and Ma drove me to both optometrists in town (mine CLEARLY SAYS they are open on Saturdays, but when we got there they had posted a hand-written sign saying they are officially closed on every Saturday now because it's summer).

The doctor at the ER had to hold my eyes open so he could even look at them. I was (and am still) so photosensitive that my eyes were spasming too hard for me to keep open on my own. I am officially banned from sunlight for the next few days. DOCTOR'S ORDERS.

Sssso yeah I have another intensely severe eye infection. My life, please fuck it. Bad enough this time that I am banned from both the day star AND work! I have a written notice from the ER that says as much, though I dread the concept of calling my manager. Enough that I have been putting it off by making even more icons. Because I could break 1000 for pirates if I try hard enough! someone hold me my eyes hurt
ofshiningscales: (Another state of consciousness.)
Today I finally finished Les Misérables! 1460-something pages of my life right there. I like to imagine that it is a full 3000 pages in its original French. No lies, tears just started streaming down my face during Jean Valjean's final speech. I AM COMPLETELY PROUD OF MYSELF and I am so so so glad I actually read it ;A; Worth iittttt even if Victor Hugo is massively in love with the sound of his own voice.

But he made a capslock joke. I. I can't even be mad about all the pointless crap. Damn you, sir.

Definitely going to need a new book to start, buuuut I want to go shorter. I need to see the end of this story in under months. I am thinking Frankenstein, since it is conveniently located where I can find it. Alternatively, I could reread The Phantom of the Opera for the umpteenth time, but then people might start thinking I have a thing for musical theater. HMM.

Also my girlfriend is adorable I am just saying.
ofshiningscales: (All of them. Right now. Do it.)
So I am alive and keywordless and everything is seriously boring with my life, guys. Nothing exciting happens outside of the occasional loud and exhilarating crazy at work. I particularly enjoy everyone who has asked me where we keep our tents and then gotten extremely pissed off to the point of bitching at me in the next aisle when I explain that We don't have any tents in, sir. Discount store, kids! We can only sell what other companies and stores don't want!

Also, someone needs to kick my ass so I will bother to write more. Goddamn. A dozen awesome and adorably and badass ideas, and I can't be bothered to write three paragraphs to finish off the fic I am working on presently to get to them. Good going, self. You are an idiot.

Bluh. Maybe ice cream and loan payments will make this all okay. That is a great breakfast, right? Right.
ofshiningscales: (Violinja)
"Change in game plan. You're clothing and domestics now."

And I still have no keywords. Grump all around.
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okay I am a little tipsy, but I decided to upload a new icon and a new background and lj just ate all of my keyqwords I am not sober enought odeal with this

UP IS DOWN

Jun. 13th, 2011 01:12 pm
ofshiningscales: (take me to your leader.......'s kidneys)
So I never updated about it, but it's really relevant now, MY CAR DIED. Ker-dead. The mechanic told me that it was a miracle I never went careening off the cliff with the whole thing on fire, and proceeded to tell everyone in earshot that I had to be the best driver on the planet just to keep this motherfucker on the road. This is only a little bit of an exaggeration, given that everything was broken. The tire rods, the suspension, springs, shocks, axle, frame, all broken or about to snap.

So he told us he would never in good conscience allow us to drive it anywhere but to trade it in.

Spent the last few days trying to be a one-car household, and it sucked. And then today we went to the dealership, prepared to be told that the car was too far gone to be traded for anything, but we figured we may as well try because trying never hurts.

And the bank just called and approved my loan I HAVE A NEW* CAR

aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh feelings aahhhhhhhhhh






edit: OKAY IT IS TIME FOR CAMWHORING

also I am a classy mofo who can't resize pictures due to excitement oh no )







* it's a 2005 and it has 87,000 miles but it is new for me I have never had a car this young, my last two were so old I didn't even need the title to get them registered
ofshiningscales: (A BOX OF SUNSHINE AND PUPPIES)
Today I almost died while driving my car by choking to death on a perfectly round cough drop. Clearly I did not die, so I shall share with you the story of how I lived.

When I was a small child, I loved penguins. Scamper the Penguin, to be precise, but oh how I loved penguins. Whenever my mother would make hard-boiled eggs for sandwiches and salads I would select the nicest egg, take it from its cold water bath once it was hand-touchably warm, and make for it a nest of pillows and blankets. Then I would take care of this egg, because I was a penguin, and I was doing a very good job as a penguin mommy because my egg was warm, and penguin eggs must be warm. Then it got cold and I ate it, because I am also a person. ANYWAY.

I am the best penguin mama.

As you may know, penguins regurgitate food for their young. This is not a skill I possess, because I am not really a penguin. At least, not on their level. Yes, children, I was so into penguins once that I taught myself how to regurgitate just a little. It only works for a minute or so after I eat, and while I am aware this is disgusting, I had had the forethought to chase a liter of water (chugged) with a citrusy cough drop.

AND ONCE AGAIN THE DAY IS SAVED THANKS TO



THE PENGUIN
ofshiningscales: (squeeee socute)
postin to the internets from mah playstations!!
ofshiningscales: (GET THEE AWAY SLUG)
+ My warranty is good through 2013!
- MY MOTHERBOARD IS NOT RESPONDING?
+ It will be taken care of postehaste
+ I still love pirates
+ Watched my manager bukkake himself with a can of soda he stabbed with a box cutter the other day
- "Can you help us find bubblewrap?" the customers asked. I climbed up the ricketiest ladder we had to pull it down from the top shelf. The customers then told me "No, we want the Styrofoam kind of bubblewrap, the peanut kind" ".... We do not sell packing peanuts :|"
- Small children seem to enjoy screaming as they leap onto our U-boats
- I ACCIDENTALLY A 12 HOUR SHIFT LAST NIGHT
- My heel is swollen and blistery
+ I have a Cadbury egg still and it will comfort me as I play some FFXIII

UPDATES IN A NUT SHELL
ofshiningscales: (NOW I'LL PLAY FREEBIRD.)
III am in the midst of a panic attack! My laptop won't turn on and if I have to send it in I will cry, last time this happened my harddrive was lost and if I lose everything I have on there I will be a wreck.

Don't even know if I am still under warranty, which is. Ha. Ha ha. WHELP THERE GOES THIS WEEK'S PAYCHECK and next week's too I guess. Probably. hold me
ofshiningscales: (dong dong dong dong dong dong)
Somehow I have become that person who sucks at replying to people who comment! OH NO!

Quick updates as I am le tired:

- Boas ... quit?
- I think it had something to do with a text message someone sent about her? That the manager was like "Wellllll it happened off company time so there is nothing I can do" and she RAGEQUIT EVERYTHING
- doctors still cannot decide what is even going on with grandma
- my body temperature is fluctuating and that sucks
- TODAY I DID ALL OF MY FREIGHT 8| even though I had to fight through a labyrinth of seasonal freight to get to it
- porn is not writing itself so I should do that 8(
ofshiningscales: (Onward gentlemen! To fortune!!)
HA HA HA I GOT MY PERFORMANCE REVIEW AT WORK YESTERDAY HA HA

... and actually I had a perfect score in attendance. A brilliant gold star, full points. O_o Somehow. The manager's face lit up like a Christmas tree when he saw it, I... guess I am the only one who managed this? Probably because of my intense paranoia about being late :B Anyway, I scored mostly OUTSTANDING!! and some MEETS EXPECTATIONS FULLY and only one NEEDS IMPROVEMENT GODDAMN.

Improvement is needed in moving freight. I would have laughed but I was too busy thinking I had already told me so. I just need to man up and deal with it faster, is all? Though to be completely fair I was only at work for two full days this week so my pallet can suck me for not being done until last night.

Whatever! Eighteen cent raise! Slowly climbing some sort of corporate ladder! Maybe!
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