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I object to this URL change
The reason I object to the URL change is because now my name is spelled wrong. It's tiger_spot, dammit, with an underscore.

I don't know why I feel strongly about this, but I do. It's like having an accented letter -- there are perfectly good reasons to leave it out sometimes, but it's still wrong.

Either Tiger Spot or tiger_spot, depending on purpose, but no tigerspot, tiger.spot, TigerSpot, Tigerspot, or other hideous mutilations. Grr.

Next up: ranting about work! and then everyone stops reading 'cause it's just a non-stop whinefest over here.

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Oh, no, we do not stop reading. Whinefests are fun. And (this is the scary part) I often learn an awful lot about myself from reading other folks whining.

So - whine away.

Good grief; that was me. Auto-login failed me, for some bizarre reason. Sorry.

That happens to me all the time. I keep missing other people's friends-locked posts because I don't realize I've become un-logged.

And I actually wrote paragraphs and paragraphs of work-whining, which was terribly cathartic, but then decided I didn't really want it online in case coworkers or boss stumbled across it somehow. Because all the cursing? Not so professional.

I thought that was what friend-locking or filtering was for? Not they've ever done any of those, mind. I'm a complete newbie on LJ.

I have a rule about friends-locking, which is that I'm not going to do it. If something shouldn't be read by any specific person, then that something ought not be on the web at all. (It should be in email instead.) I use my friends list to keep track of people I want to read, and I don't want to bother thinking about whether there's something in the archives that, say, my sibling shouldn't see in the unlikely case that zie ever gets a LiveJournal (because zie would totally be on my list).

I may relax this rule over time, but for now it seems like a good check to counter my inherent tendency towards no discretion whatsoever.

One of the not-so-bizarre reasons it might have failed you is that the LJ people have recently been making some changes to the cookie code that preserves the logins, and when they changed the format of the cookie, everyone got logged out again. I was reminded of this, because they did it again just now.

(The status account is sometimes useful for keeping up with this sort of thing, incidentally. Though this post is a far more entertaining explanation of why all the changes have been happening lately, and well worth reading just for entertainment.)

Also, as per a status update just posted, there's a known issue where users with underscores in their names have trouble staying logged in. Though that's only going to affect Tiger Spot, not you, I suppose.

Clearly they just have it in for the users with underscores!

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