silailo: (Mingchao gun)
I got a VPN out of curiosity and because it might come in handy in the future. I decided to try it out on the word "torrent," since no matter what I did, that word would not allow me to post on here or on AO3 if it was in the text box.

It works. >:)

Buh bye

Jun. 30th, 2017 10:52 pm
silailo: (pencils)
Went through the trouble of fixing images on this journal and elsewhere because I moved them to Imgur. I don't think I got everything, but I got the most important/interesting ones. Luckily I didn't have very many. Due to Photobucket's new, idiotic policy about image hosting, I decided--after being a member since 2003--to delete my account. I can't imagine what a nightmare it must be for people who have uploaded hundreds, if not thousands, of images to Photobucket, have them posted in various places like blogs, only for the images to be broken now because the user has to pay $400 a year.

I have a feeling Photobucket is going to backpedal hard on this one. If they don't, they're pretty much doomed.

But I don't regret leaving. Their website is horrible and I hate navigating it. I remember when it used to be ad-free and it was way easier to navigate. I can't tell if Imgur has ads because of my ad blocker, haha.
silailo: (perfume)
Yyyeeeaaaah, looks like we got new neighbors upstairs. They came back like a raging herd of elephants. Then they went super quiet. Hopefully they won't be staying here for long.

These apartments are supposed to have noise rules, with nothing loud after 10pm, but we'll see what happens.

Did I mention I was really sensitive to sound? I did? For the third time? Well, it's true.

If you really want to piss me off, mess with my sleep.


May. 17th, 2017 05:51 pm
silailo: (bottle rose)
I finally used that Amazon gift card I got for my birthday. I meant to buy music, but I suddenly lost interest in searching for new artists and bought two books instead. They came in the mail today, There Is Power in a Union and The Six Gun Mystique Sequel. I didn't realize Union would be so big. For the price I though it would be thinner. It's 500+ pages. I can't read either of them right now because I'm still not done with four other books I started a while back and haven't touched lately. I get overwhelmed if I have too many books going at once. And only one of them is fiction. I am a super slow reader of nonfiction.

I got a call back from my case examiner after I called and left a message yesterday. He said there will be a decision on my case this Friday. I have an appointment that day with my occupational doctor, and he said my private insurance would have to be billed, but if the case turns out in my favor then my insurance will be reimbursed. My hand has been doing okay, but I still feel a bit of pain if I move it the wrong way. Sometimes I'll feel it more if I use my hand more intensely, like when I cleaned the house the other day. It felt sore for a few days after that.

Earlier I went to the store and bought a twin bed sheet set and a twin mattress pad. Both are going to be a little too big for the mattress I'll be using because they are made for 12" and 15" mattresses respectively. I think my mattress is going to be one of those thinner types, like the old styles they used to make. I'll just have to tuck the sheets under really well.

My entire family has been getting those horrible "robo calls," or scammer calls. My dad will get several of them a day. I went around town with him today and he must've gotten three or four calls. We block every number that comes through, but they could be using thousands of numbers for all we know. They think they're sneaky by using local numbers, but I never answer an unknown number unless I have good reason to think it's someone I know (like if I've seen their number and/or location before). My dad got two messages left on his phone from people talking about loans, one from Quicken Loans and another from some other place, all in a span of six minutes. He suspects maybe someone is trying to use his identity to get a loan, but they won't get one because he has a credit freeze. It's either that or a scam, but either way he's not worried. It's just annoying. I found there are subscription services than can block known scammer numbers for a small fee but I'm not even sure it's worth it.
silailo: (adios)
Well, my planned workout didn't happen tonight due to reasons. I skipped yesterday because I'm lazy and plus we had dinner late last night. I usually like to exercise around 7pm if I use the elliptical. It's been too cold and rainy to go on walks. In fact, it's rainy like crazy right now and there's thunder and lightning.

I'm starting to wonder if this grad school thing won't happen this year. The application still isn't up. And yet they want to start classes this fall? Hmm. Still, I emailed one of my profs that I haven't spoken to in a long time to see if we could meet up. I'd like him to write a letter of recommendation for me. The other two profs I'd been speaking to could be the other two letters I need, one of whom I know already would write one. I'd have to ask the other. I want to be ready as soon as the application goes up.

I don't think I'd be too terribly disappointed if they didn't start classes this fall. That would give me more time on the job and a better chance to find a place that would take a six month lease. But the prof I spoke to about the program--I'll call him RS, was absolutely certain it would start in the fall. He had no doubts about it. The only issue would be that they would be taking applications "well into June." But it's almost May, so...

I started a little fic last night, but I kind of lost direction and it fizzled out. I tend to do that when I don't have an ending in mind. Plus it's mostly dialogue and that can cause things to stretch out when I don't know where a conversation is supposed to go. I'll finish it, though.
silailo: (compass)
My friend [personal profile] zhelana is looking for some more friends! Please visit her friending meme or help her pimp it if you have a lot of people on your friends list.

Spring Friendzy
silailo: (mingchao colors)
The hard thing about running a themed side blog on Tumblr, when you don't have a lot of original content to post, is how my followers all follow the blogs I reblog from. So they've already seen the content by the time I reblog it. I've been trying to find more obscure sources, but it's kind of hard, and lately I haven't had a lot of interest in my side blogs, or Tumblr in general, so I haven't made much of an effort.

I have been bombarded by porn bots following me over the last few days. At least the spam blogs seemed to have diminished.

Today I did some revisions for Glass From Heaven Will Save Them. I need to finish posting it, but I've only posted five chapters so far, and there are thirteen. Ideally I would like to get everything done and posted before I head back to work in May. At this rate I'm not sure that'll happen. And ideally I'd like to complete all close-to-finishing or halfway-done writing projects before the fall, in case, you know, I have to start college again. If I do go back, I don't see myself writing for leisure for the next two years.

silailo: (pencils)
Me: I'll do this thing because I haven't done it in a while. Very exciting.

Body: Hungry.

Me: I don't have time for that. I'm in the groove right now and if I stop my groove will go away and knowing me I won't get it back for weeks!

Body: Hungry.

Me: I can afford to wait.

Body: Hungry. *shakes*

Me: NO. I'm going to work on this.



Body: Well then, eat more next time.

Maybe I should just stop exercising because I'm hungry all the time!!


Jan. 26th, 2017 02:54 pm
silailo: (belldandy)
Last job in for the week. Now I can relax.

I don't know why my Tumblr Savior browser add-on seems to be clearing stuff off my blacklist and adding random stuff to it as well as the white list. I don't remember adding "octopus" and "bjorn" on my white list. Why would I put that on my white list?? I never put anything on that list. Maybe it resets itself or maybe it's my browser.
silailo: (Default)
 Oh, man. I just remembered I used to love Hercules: The Legendary Adventures. I thought I heard somewhere they were rebooting the series but maybe that was something else.
silailo: (ruka)
Has anyone here sent me a follow request on Instagram? I know [personal profile] zhelana did.

I'm asking because I don't recognize this new request. Recently I made my account private because I got sick and tired of spammy business accounts following and then unfollowing me because I wouldn't follow them back, and I got tired of spammy comments on my pictures from people just looking for more followers (they'd have thousands of followers, but, like, ten ugly pictures. Why would I follow someone that boring?). I don't know why I let it bother me so much, but it did.

I don't want to refuse the request if it's from someone on here. If at any time you would like to follow me, please let me know here so I don't refuse the request. :)

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