2017-04-07

snapdragon76: (Alphonse Mucha)
The time has come, it seems, to say a final farewell to LiveJournal once and for all.

This isn't just because I haven't been writing on it as much as I used to. It's something faaaaaar more sinister.

Here is a good post on Tumblr as to why people are jumping ship over to DreamWidth. Basically, the Russian-owned LJ updated their TOS to exclude things considered illegal to the Russian government, including LGBT+ content.

I admit that I haven't posted in quite some time, mostly because others had stopped. I never made the complete move over to DW, mostly because most of the people I followed on LJ weren't on DW. Hopefully, this will change and more of my friends will migrate over.

I made an account over on DW a few years ago, mostly as a backup for LJ and not as the main journal. Accounts are free unless you want a premium (which I may decide to do in the future). I did stop having a paid account over on LJ last year sometime, mostly because I didn't have the money for one. Now, I'm glad I no longer have a paid account there. I don't know what this means for the people who have permanent accounts there.

DreamWidth does have a way to transfer over all of your entries to their site (which is included in the above link). So, given the state of things involving the Russian government, it's probably for the best to make the move. This is nothing against the Russian people themselves, mostly the government and its leader.

So, this will be my last entry ever on LJ. I'll still keep my account active for the time being, especially since there are some pictures on some of my entries which cannot be moved over automatically with the transfer and will be missing if the account itself is deactivated and deleted. But, I will no longer be posting on there.

It's rather bittersweet to leave, especially since I made quite a few friends over there that I still have and maintain contact with.

RIP my LJ account: 2004-2017
snapdragon76: Knights of Cydonia (koc_muse)
I went to a job fair today that was for educators and future educators at my alma mater. I think things went pretty well. I went around to the different tables and got some information from the various schools and districts.

There were a few home health businesses, which I thought a bit odd since this job fair was for teachers and others in the education field. Another thing that surprised me was the fact that there weren't any representatives from the city school district, nor the local county. You'd think there would be since they were local and that these future educators may want to have some options closer to home. Whatever...

I was pretty proud of myself for being very professional. I shook hands and introduced myself and would ask the necessary questions. Some of them were unable to say whether or not there would be any librarian positions open, but to check back in the summertime when the majority of the postings would be available. Some said there would be some retirements coming, so to check back in a few months.

I did get swag and lots of other information, like salaries and information about the schools. I handed out all of my employment information, like my cover letter, my resume, my test scores and license information. Most just had resumes, but I figure if I can give them more information, that's less they have to look into and it's stuff that can be on hand as they look through all the piles of resumes they got.

The weather isn't very cooperative lately. While it's been pretty warm most of the week, today was cooler than usual and I got a headache on top of it all. I seem to be getting a lot of migraines in the springtime due to the up and down weather patterns. I wish things would level out so that my head can be at peace for once.

My knitting has been getting better. I still haven't figured out socks, but I've been practicing my magic loop circular knitting and I've gotten the hang of it, for the most part. I just got to keep at it and keep getting better.

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