ARGH!

Dec. 5th, 2002 01:53 pm
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The plagiarizer is back. Or still there. Or something.

I was looking around at other language of flowers sites today, and lo and behold, there her copy of my site was, on Google. Last time I searched, it still showed up, but there was a "you don't have permission" error when I clicked on it, so I figured she'd taken it off, but Google hadn't caught up. But it's there again today.

Without going into a big legal mess I can't pay for, there isn't really any way to get her to take it down for real, is there? *sigh*
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(And no, for those of you following [livejournal.com profile] crossfire_'s journal, this is not a Project X entry!)

I'm in the office this morning, because one of our outside writers completely didn't get her assignment, and it's supposed to go out Monday, so guess who gets to fix it? At least I get paid by the hour. There's nobody else here, and it's very quiet. Bit spooky, almost.

In other news... why are the successful games parties always the ones I can't go to? *sigh* But ex-roommate and I had a pleasant "girls' night in," complete with squeak-and-squawk session. That is, she got out her violin and I got out my viola and we hacked away at some poor innocent Bach and Handel. [livejournal.com profile] tahnan should be glad he wasn't home to have that inflicted on him... but we had fun.

If you're on AIM today and feel like saying hi, that would be cool. I'm going to start talking to myself otherwise!

Grouch.

Aug. 30th, 2002 11:02 am
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So, as some of you know, I maintain a website on the Victorian language of flowers. Every so often I do a Google search to see who's linking to the site.

So today I did that. And found someone who linked to the site... but had also swiped the entire set of information and posted it on their site, including my introductory text and keeping it in the same table format.

I checked my pages, and stupidly I never put a copyright line at the bottom, so I suppose I don't have legal recourse. But I am going to send a rather ticked-off e-mail to this person. Why do people do this sort of thing? Why can't people get it through their heads that intellectual property is intellectual property, whatever its format... especially when she could have accomplished just as much by linking to my site??

Then again, I know from direct personal experience that even professional writers can blithely ignore copyright when it suits them. So I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. But still!

Grump. Grump grump grump.
saxikath: (crystal mysterious buttercup)
Memo to self: Don't iron clothes when it's hot and humid out. Blecch!

I'm ironing because I'm providing my own costume for the play I'm in this weekend. Come check us out!

Non Sequitur: one-act plays, presented by the MIT Community Players. Shows are this coming Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m., with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, $6 for MIT/Wellesley students, and $8 for MIT community members, other students, and seniors.

Ow.

Jul. 31st, 2002 12:16 pm
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Okay, some background. I have really wonky feet. I have bunions, and curled toes (hammertoes? clawtoes? Something like that). And before you ask, no, it's not because I've worn too many pointy-toed shoes; my feet came that way. (I love both my grandmothers dearly, but I seem to have inherited the worst of each one's feet.)

Now, most of the time, the bunions don't cause me too much bother, except that they make finding shoes that fit a challenge. (Wide feet and all that.) I do tend to... er, pronate means your feet rotate inward, right? The opposite of that. But that's about it. Once in a while they hurt, but not so much as to be bothersome.

Until recently. A couple of months ago, I tripped while going down some stairs and fell down the last couple of stairs. I didn't seem to hurt anything; no bruises, and didn't twist an ankle or anything. But ever since then, my left bunion has been prone to complain. It doesn't seem to matter which shoes I wear; it reacts more when I've been walking around or something else that makes me bend the foot, but sometimes it twinges when I'm not doing anything.

What the heck could I have done to it?? I was wearing sandals at the time I fell, for whatever difference that might have made.

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