Apr. 11th, 2009

I'm actually considering checking out Dreamwidth. It's another journaling site running a version of the LJ-code, but in this case they actually started mucking around with it and streamlined/changed features to be a bit more in tune with what people would actually like to do with it rather than just clone the operation. It's being run by a large group of people who are all former LJ staffers, which means they also would actually know what they're doing. (This is considered a minus from some people who had some bad experiences with the LJ staff.. but on the other hand, most of the people on Dreamwidth have been working with normal LJ clientèle for a long time and actually know the community in addition to the code, which was something Brad never really got.)

I'm also considering it since it looks like a lot of the people I've been sticking around LJ for are at least mirroring there (which they aren't doing on IJ) and, well, I just get restless and stuff. I'm probably going to wait and see what they're offering as far as account features, though. Since my IJ account is a perm one, it's not like it won't be waiting for me if a Dreamwidth adventure gets started and crashes. (I also fairly regularly back up my journal, so no worries about lost content.) [info]squeaky does a good job here, but I'm fickle and will probably cross-post to IJ if I do decide to have a Dreamwidth adventure.

This week-bit has been fun. Got some new lamps and a chair from IKEA, did a lot of re-organizing and cleaning out, and donated a ton of stuff to Goodwill so that it is out of my hair and hopefully into the hands of people who can get better use out of it. I also made Devil's Food cupcakes with homemade peanut butter icing since The Girl didn't want anything to do with the cream cheese icing I'd originally gotten for them. They are awesomely yummy but you do need to drink milk with them or you will end up with your jaws stuck shut.

Tomorrow I drive to the Great White North for Easter Lunch. I might bring cupcakes.