||[May. 1st, 2009|11:22 pm]
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Jenrose gave me an account invite to dreamwidth, so I'm trying it out. It has the option that I can post there and it will cross post to my Live Journal. I'm posting this on drealwidth. It should show up in my Live Journal as well.
Here's a picture of a bug that was out on the land:
Incredible! Your bug pictures are SO good.
If you have Kaufman's insect field guide, look on p. 125, the upper left illustration--could your bug be a Euschistus species? And did you notice the little tiny something else attached to it (pale creamy oval on the yellowish triangle, toward the upper left.)
Dreamwidth feels really seamless to me... it doesn't really change my behavior on LJ, but it does fill that nagging little "What if..."
I've had favorite websites where I stored original work vanish overnight without warning (oh hai themestream) and having an automatic backup? Removes a little stress I didn't know I had.
Have you imported yet? You can import EVERYTHING. Even your icons, so when you crosspost, that is consistent.
OK, I'm in a state of utter ignorance: what is "Dreamwidth" and should I be interested?
It's a site similar to LJ.
But it allows a person who posts on the Dreamwidth site have the post show up in both LJ and Dreamwidth. Jenrose gave me an invite yesterday and I'm checking it out. So far it seems very similar to LJ and it easy to use. One of the benefits is that it imports your journal and from then on it crossposts to it, so you get an automatic back-up of you journal because it's on two sites.
You can check out Jenrose's journal for her entries that lead to me trying it. I'll post what I think as I use it.
It also has some nice features, like, you can "Grant access" to people without subscribing back to them, which lets you filter your journal a little without having a massive reading list.
It's also a company founded by geeks I know, who live in the US, and knew LJ inside and out, and knew what they wanted to function better.
My strongest interest in it? I can back up EVERYTHING... import my journal, then crosspost to both sites, so if one of them goes down or goes out of business, I'll still have my journal. Given that LJ fired 20 of 28 US employees? Anything can happen.
I know the people who founded it. They're smart, savvy people who are being careful and wise about how they're doing this, and I like them and want them to succeed.
E, if you give me your email addy, I can send you an invite code the next time I get one...
Great photo, and that was really nice of jenrose.
I think it might be a shield bug, sometimes called a stinkbug. If it is, then you're finding all kinds of stinky things.
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Family Acanthosomatidae (Shield Bugs)
Edited at 2009-05-02 03:02 pm (UTC)
Cool photo, cool bug. It looks like it's made of bronze. Another case of life imitating art, imitating life?
Wow! This looks like a spectacular piece of jewelry!
2009-05-05 01:08 pm (UTC)
rice stink bug
2009-05-05 01:35 pm (UTC)
Perhaps A Silver Lining?
Thanks for the ID and the link. It looks like in most cases this is a bad bug, but maybe in my case it will help to reduce the Johnson Grass.
2009-05-05 04:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Perhaps A Silver Lining?
No wonder you always wear sunglasses!