October 27th, 2011

doughnut

"I can see you!"

Originally posted by rosefox at "I can see you!"
From journalfen/unfunnybusiness:

Yesterday morning, Livejournal announced that it had implemented release 86, which supposedly "fixed" and "improved" several features of the site. A little over 24 hours later, the complaints on the release post are still rolling in (around 800 comments worth at the time of this posting) concerning issues with the release. In fact, several users are encouraging others to contact the Better Business Bureau and find another journaling site to use. Now, this is the normal reaction to any given new Livejournal release, but this time, as Raylan Givens would say, it's justified.

So, what's all the hub-bub about? Well, as you may have noticed as a Livejournal user, the hover menu on a user's ID has changed significantly and certain browser add-ons like LJ Login no longer work. What you might not know is that there is now a random, but rampant privacy breech on the site. Several users are able to see the f-locked and the private entries of other users/communities even if they are not friended by or they are banned from that particular user/community. Not only that, but several users have been taken to another user's entries when they try edit their own. The same mix-up in redirects goes for the redirect to edit profiles, edit journal information/settings, managing userpics, and even checking your message inbox. To put it simply: certain users have complete access to another user's account.

Whether or not people will exploit this fact remains to be seen and the Livejournal staff has yet to comment on the issue.


You can see several reports of this bug here.

Please spread the word, and consider backing up your LJ and deleting any sensitive information (such as addresses and phone numbers) that you have in locked posts. Note that the LJ code changes have affected Dreamwidth imports but you can at least import your entries.


You can leave a comment on the Dreamwidth version of this entry if you like. The current comment count is comment count unavailable.


Crossposted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org
Elle looks up

My take on the Google plus pseudonym stuff

Google+ is becoming infamous for not accepting pseudonyms, or anything that sounds like one. My thoughts:

1. First, the obvious: people who want to remain anonymous online for their own safety or for privacy concerns. Anyone who says "You got something to hide?" can bathe in crude oil and light themselves on fire.

2. How do they judge what's a pseudonym or a legal name? Legal names can be changed to some really bizarre things, and parents name their kids weird shit all the time. Like Michael Jerkson, who named one of his kids Blanket. And I knew someone once who had their legal name changed to Yehecatl Quipoloa. I may, possibly one day, change my legal name to Fayanora Ahnabahn Tahlahmorgk or some variation thereof. To me, that IS my real name... my given name is the pseudonym, IMHO.

3. These bastards just want to data-mine for profit, like Facebook. Hey Google, what ever happened to "Don't be evil."?

4. Google plus is almost as much a piece of shit as Google Buzz. I give it a year, two tops, before they scrap it.

5. Who needs Google Plus or Facebook when there is now Diaspora?

Crossposted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org
Hit Girl

Twelve Days of Samhain

"Twelve Days of Samhain"
By Fayanora

On the first day of Samhain, my true love gave to me,
A vulture in a dead willow tree!

On the second day of Samhain, my true love gave to me,
A two-headed dove,
And a vulture in a dead willow tree!

On the third day of Samhain, my true love gave to me,
Three zombies,
A two-headed dove,
And a vulture in a dead willow tree!

On the fourth day of Samhain, my true love gave to me,
Four falling spikes,
Three zombies,
A two-headed dove,
And a vulture in a dead willow tree!

On the fifth day of Samhain, my true love gave to me,
Five slimy things!
Four falling spikes,
Three zombies,
A two-headed dove,
And a vulture in a dead willow tree!

On the sixth day of Samhain, my true love gave to me,
Six killers flaying,
Five slimy things!
Four falling spikes,
Three zombies,
A two-headed dove,
And a vulture in a dead willow tree!

On the seventh day of Samhain, my true love gave to me,
Seven psychos slaying,
Six slayers flaying,
Five slimy things!
Four falling spikes,
Three zombies,
A two-headed dove,
And a vulture in a dead willow tree!

On the eighth day of Samhain, my true love gave to me,
Eight monsters munching,
Seven psychos slaying,
Six slayers flaying,
Five slimy things!
Four falling spikes,
Three zombies,
A two-headed dove,
And a vulture in a dead willow tree!

On the ninth day of Samhain, my true love gave to me,
Nine corpses dancing,
Eight monsters munching,
Seven psychos slaying,
Six slayers flaying,
Five slimy things!
Four falling spikes,
Three zombies,
A two-headed dove,
And a vulture in a dead willow tree!

On the tenth day of Samhain, my true love gave to me,
Ten lustful lamias,
Nine corpses dancing,
Eight monsters munching,
Seven psychos slaying,
Six slayers flaying,
Five slimy things!
Four falling spikes,
Three zombies,
A two-headed dove,
And a vulture in a dead willow tree!

On the eleventh day of Samhain, my true love gave to me,
Eleven plagues putrescent,
Ten lustful lamias,
Nine corpses dancing,
Eight monsters munching,
Seven psychos slaying,
Six slayers flaying,
Five slimy things!
Four falling spikes,
Three zombies,
A two-headed dove,
And a vulture in a dead willow tree!

On the twelfth day of Samhain, my true love gave to me,
Twelve demonic possessions,
Eleven plagues putrescent,
Ten lustful lamias,
Nine corpses dancing,
Eight monsters munching,
Seven psychos slaying,
Six slayers flaying,
Five slimy things!
Four falling spikes,
Three zombies,
A two-headed dove,
And a vulture in a dead willow tree!

Crossposted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org
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