December 1st, 2008

Tree Dreaming

Attention, Anyone that Hates the New Profile Pages

If you don't give a shit about the new profile pages, you can skip this entry. :)

Nikki is my hero. No lie. She has pointed out to me an awesome Firefox add-on that will take the new profile pages and display them like the old ones. IT IS BLISSFUL, BEAUTIFUL, NON-EYE-STRAINY HEAVEN. I keep clicking on people's profiles and going, "Ahhhh! Bliss!"

I wanted to share it with everyone. The add-on is Greasemonkey, and the script is LJ Profile Reset.

Since it's basically skinning the page to show different information, it will still briefly flash the new profiles before it gets all the info and makes the switch. Also, the icons in the blue box at the top aren't quite the same, but it looks from the script info that they may be working on that. These are small prices to pay, in my opinion, to not have to look at those god awful lines running through everything.

Also, if you install it, be aware that these changes will only affect you, everyone else will continue to see the profile pages the new way, unless they also have the script installed.

PASS IT ON! :) :) :)

*bounces happily*
Tree Dreaming

The Year of Mighty Edits

So I think my favorite thing about NaNoWriMo is that at the end of it all, you get a shiny Winner's Certificate. That certificate motivates me more than anything else. All I have to do if I ever think of giving up is say to myself, "You won't have a Winner's Certificate this year if you do," and then I'm motivated all over again.

It pains me to no end that I fell short of the Winner's Certificates in '03 and '04. This is one of my life's greatest regrets. I see those empty years and I feel nothing but sadness inside. I wish I could go back in time and redo those years with a little more gumption, but then I don't think my '05 win would have been as sweet, or mean as much to me. And that book prompted me to write its two sequels, which, despite their lack of certificates, make up in my mind for those two missed years.

So now, I'm sitting on seven complete rough drafts. There is no excuse for not having something submittable from this pile of words, so I'm declaring 2009 to be The Year of Mighty Edits. I'm going to force myself to learn the art of editing, or die trying. Hopefully death will not occur. That would be depressing.