Another side

Monday, May 10th, 2010 11:11 pm
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I've been thinking a lot about how Australia is different from the Philippines in ways that I could not imagine before I actually started staying here. As a tourist, of course I noticed things like how clean the cities were, how green the cities were, how nice various things are, but living in [personal profile] rb's house for the past three days has opened up an entirely different perspective.

This is split off from my previous entry because the mood is entirely different. Three things make an entry, yeah?

convenience matters; small easings can have a disproportionately large effect )

first world problems from the other side )

half-formed idea: how the guarantee of quality is what separates a developed country from the developing )

Block, unblock, block

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 11:24 am
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Aghhhhh okay so I've been blocked on writing in my journal for a while now. I keep wanting to post stuff and linkspam, but I get stuck trying to decide whether to crosspost or not.

Mostly what's stopping me is the Driving Revenue stuff.

If you don't know what I'm talking about: Driving Revenue stuff (cut because most of you have heard this before) )

The more I think about it, the less I want to put up posts with any kind of links on LJ, and that's hard, because links are the backbone of the web. How will I show you guys COOL (and DISGUSTING) stuff if I can't link you?

So, there's this Three Weeks for Dreamwidth, a celebration of DW going into open beta, which is a content-fest where you post (select) entries to only your Dreamwidth journal and not repost it anywhere else for three weeks. So far there's been a lot of amazing and positive content. I'm not officially part of it, and the fest doesn't ask for all crossposting to stop, but I feel like I need to step away in order to get past this block. I'm turning off crossposting for the next three weeks; I haven't yet decided what I'm going to do long-term.

*deep breath* If you want to say something, I've turned on screening for anonymous comments on this entry for both LJ and DW. I've also disabled IP logging for comments on LJ.