July 13th, 2006


Make LJ more usable!

Pinched, via swisstone, from feorag. Edited somewhat.

Do you want me to keep reading your journal?

Some people like the new LJ Navigation Strip, some people don't. Some people take the view that it's not polite to subject others to it.

If your journal shows the Navigation Strip, please go to the Viewing Options page and uncheck the box for "Always show the navigation strip to anyone who views your journal or community". This allows you to use the strip without imposing it upon anyone else.

Some of us have to use browsers in which we can't subvert the code that's used to display it. Some of us use devices where it swallows unacceptable quantities of screen real-estate, or browsers which it breaks and makes your journal or your entries effectively unreadable.

None of my regular journals, and none of the communities I maintain, display the Navigation Strip.

What I did today ...

Firstly, I got legal. Because I've had issues due to excess play, I've had new lower ball joints fitted. It's currently a bit stiffer in front than I've been used to recently, but I'm sure it'll ease up as they bed in. I've also now got an MOT and a tax disk -- something I should have had fifteen and thirteen days ago respectively.

Secondly, I've been shopping. I've been to a certain specialist retailer in London to buy something that I couldn't get in Bracknell, Maidenhead or Reading. I can now use this new purchase to help me write some fanfic I've undertaken.

Thirdly, I've been to a church fete, where I've met a certain couple of burger-sellers and assisted them by running errands in return for burgers. I also had several tickets from the tall dark Italian gentleman running the tombola stall, and totally failed to win any bottles of anything.

I did sundry other pottering around in London too.

While all this has been going on, I've also been involved in a long exchange of emails with one of my clients, where I've found myself repeatedly explaining that AOL have a long record of blocking perfectly legitimate incoming emails as spam, including taking an IP address that they've previously whitelisted in one ruleset and proceeding to block it in a different ruleset. I've told them that one of the most reliable fixes for their problem is to change all their out-of-office email addresses to use a provider other than AOL.