July 14th, 2005

Hagrid (Harry Potter)

Proper Care and Feeding of Your LiveJournal

Going through my LJ in order to tag it was interesting. While I admit that it was an act of purest narcissism for me to do it, there are people who are, in fact, interested in some of the things I write about, and the tags give an easy way to index entries with those interests. I didn't tag personal things, with the exception of work on Ecology. Of course, because I ramble on forever, there are some entries which have three, four, sometimes even five tags. I'd gone through the Journal once before, for my Five Hundredth Post, but not with the same fine-tooth comb that I did this time.

There were times when I found myself grimacing at what I was saying over the course of the past two and a half years. Mistakes that I could see in the making, errors in judgement, first impressions that proved horribly wrong and just plain stupid shit that I've done. There are also the triumphant moments as well, accomplishments and just happy things happening. I must say that for all of the problems I've had over the course of the past two and a half years, I have on the whole maintained a positive outlook, and the fact that the journal mostly consists of me discussing that which interests me reflects this.

I didn't edit any of the text (although I did from time to time correct egregious formatting errors, such as the ones that force the Journal to display the raw code and whatnot) because I felt that seeing the process behind some of those mistakes was as important a lesson as making them in the first place. Having a record of my life for the past two tumultuous years was very valuable. Most of my journal plays out in public, a little of it is friends and filtered, but very little of it is private. I counted maybe five or six private posts that I've made, the content of which could probably easily be declassified now, but just as I didn't edit the text, I didn't change any other properties of the entry.

So, there it is then. For anybody who wants to read up on their favorite randomness, easy access is granted.

Does anybody know how to get a list of tags for somebody's journal? I can't seem to find a way to just list them (I can in the "Edit Tags" function or "Edit Tags on Entry," but only I can see those).

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Yoinked from cookiegirl, who in turn yoinked it from purlav:

1. Pick a song everyone knows.
2. Take the lyrics to babelfish and translate:
a. English to German
b. German to French
c. French to English
3. Copy out the result and see who can guess the song.

***Remember kids, 150 word limit at a time!***

a. Okay, try this one:
Something in with manner, him me shift,
car as no other like something in the manner it me like not anfleht me him let above, now,
you know that I him believe now in its smile know some share it that I require not,
show not me no other like something in its kind like him let, now,
you know that I him believe not now you ask me,
my love me raise me know, me know you,
you stick around now to him represent can that I know not,
me know not something in the manner only it and all they do not leave,
now that you know that I believe him now

b. Okay, what about this one:
Before it ignorance to slip
which me other to kiss to have would like other of the chance by chance
one enflammeautre to kiss itself, other to kiss being
days luminous and filled pain
to surround him to me them easy rains time,
to be too much alienated to him to still meet us to run to leave,
still meets us OH- to explain me that where one is their freedom,
being that roads collects that never cubes me that reasons,
why you would cry rather, me would rather become to steal livrercela
ship out of crystal is filled has miles girls to spend manners
Thrills miles has million, your time,
if we receive return, me fallenlaesst a line

c. Here's an easy one:
"there should not be from here an exit,"
said those to bird recreation with the robber,
"is there much of disorder, me cannot relief receive.
Commercial men, drink them my wine, of digging plowmen my mass,
aucuns of them along the line know, which one by him wertIST."
"no reason to receive moved," the robber, it spoke pleasantly,
"is there here much among us that he believes that the life is however a joke.
But and I, we are you be who and this one are not our destiny,
not to speak to us now thus false do you, the hour receive late."
All along beacon, of the princes also held the opinion,
while all the women came and went, barfuessigbedienstete.
Outside in the distance a cat of game,
both mitfahrer knurrte approached, the wind started to howl.


I have no idea if I'd be able to figure most of these out, actually, although that last one looks pretty easy from here.
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