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(Skip this post to avoid gross details of my personal life)

My mom told me the beans and ham on the stove were okay. Turns out they weren't. I have been shitting non-stop since last night. It looks like it might have settled down for now, and not a moment too soon. My ass is killing me, and not even in a fun way. *sigh*
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My Facebook account and PayPal account just got hacked on the same day. I am like an inch from crying, seriously. Fuck my life. Though I don't know how it could be possible, I can't help thinking there's a connection somewhere.

If you are on Facebook and get a video link from me in the chat window DO NOT open it.

I have called PayPal and they've opened an investigation, should get back to me in a week. Only two false charges started, and one was stopped before it was completed. Thankfully, at the moment, I'm only out 9.99, and they're going to try and find who did it.

Say it with me folks: Fuck. My. Life.
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Sometimes I just want to listen to my iPod, which makes it especially irksome that it has mysteriously gone missing. -_-
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So in order to upgrade my mac OS X from Tiger to Snow Leopard I have to buy the Mac Box Set which comes with iLife and iWork as well as the OS 10.6 upgrade. I'm so pissed. Spend 169 dollars for two programs I don't need or want and will never use? Not hardly. Of course it's all moot since I don't have 169 dollars to spend anyway. There's a rumor going around online that buying the 29.99 upgrade for the Leopard will also work for Tiger, but one of the comments on the site I read that on said he tried that and it didn't work.

I've even tried to find a reliable torrent to download, that's how desperate I am, but I can't find one that looks worth it.

I need to go to Leopard at the very least to use this program to help me with website themes. *sigh* I don't suppose anyone out there has a disk they could lend me? I tried to use my friend's 10.6 start-up disk on mine but that didn't work, which was depressing. I guess I'll just have to keep on keeping on.
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I just filed a complaint with the LJ Help people about a series of ads running on my page. I don't know if anyone else has seen them, but over the past week there has been an advertisement for a Christian recruitment DVD. As an atheist, I find it annoying. As a gay man, I find it offensive.

The text reads something to the effect of: "The message that has changed the world hasn't changed."

If that isn't blatant propaganda I don't know what is.

Now, I went and tried to mess with my ad settings myself before I went to the LJ request people. But it kept showing up and I get madder and madder every time I see it. I don't have anything against the majority of Christians, or Christianity in general. But I am NOT a Christian, and I don't want their material running on my website. Especially not material that is intended to sway people in favor of Christianity. There are quite enough of them in world already, go advertise on one of their pages. Leave my little atheistic corner of the web alone. It's almost impossible to find a completely secular, religion-free place in the world. That's part of the appeal of this blog. It's supposed to be my blog, where I can feel at ease and let my thoughts go where they please.

These ads don't put me at ease, they actively earn my ire. It would be like a black person logging on to find white supremacist ads running. Not to say that the ad was inflammatory or hostile in content, but the institution responsible for running the ad is actively responsible for trampling on my civil rights. So when nothing I could do would remove the ad, suffice it to say that I was Not Pleased.

None of the ad options mention that they might have religious content when you click, and it's mandatory that you have at least five options checked. I've fiddled with the settings and the ad won't go away. I'm just tired of it.

It's like missionaries coming to your door step. At least in real life you can shut the door, or turn your music up so you can't hear them knocking. Unfortunately there is no such thing online. Can't we have an internet version of a peep hole?

EDITED TO ADD: Photographic evidence. As soon as I posted this, guess what was running at the top of the page? -_-


ETA 2: Oh, and now my request has been made invisible. Imagine that.



Aug. 6th, 2009 03:03 pm
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Twitter is having problems, so I can't successfully change my design settings. It's way aggravating. The links are this salmony-crimson color that I thought looked good last night, but I must have been on CRACK because it looks AWFUL. I was going to change it to a nice aqua green to go with the cool blue already there. But NOOOOO. That would be too fucking easy, wouldn't it?


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