November 23rd, 2007

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Gah, money

Well, I need to stop beating myself up quite as much over being broke, as I have finally actually looked at what's going on. Between the glasses and the OLPC, plus a few silly clothing purchases, I've spent 1K on additional purchases the last two quarters. And, same two quarters I've picked up new bills, particularly the utilities, at about 200-300 a month. And my income is unchanged.

So, yes I am spending too much, and it's irritating, but there is no mystery, and no great catastrophe to be all larpy about. Both of those major purchases (glasses, olpc) were planned and put off variously for years.

Still need to move forward on cost cutting, of course, but I don't need to be quite so upset at myself.
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Advert: Corsets for Sale at Spring 4th, Dec 8

Text of ad follows, please let me know if you want to know more.
Booth: Home for Wayward Corsets

Day of the Dead Corset by Marvelous Mayhem
size: 24

Fire Corset by Marvelous Mayhem
size: 24

Camo Corset by Gallery Serpentine
size: 26 (probably custom as it is cut larger for bust and hips)

Bright Blue PCV Corset by Artifice Clothing
size: 22.5

Black Leather Corset by Alter Ego Erotics
size: 26

Black Leather Corset by Alter Ego Erotics
size: 44

Dark Green Leather Corset by Alter Ego Erotics
size: 46

Playboy cropped brown leather jacket
Size 22W

I have another basic overbust from Alter Ego that is red leather with black boning that is probably a 46 or so. I haven't checked my stock upstairs and a couple of folks have mentioned having other goodies to put on the table.

December 8th at the Spring 4th Center
Noon until 6pm
All sizes are in inches. Please let me know if you'd like more information.
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Mutter, spit, rant, wtf.

Why do users put up with computers again? I am defeated, please feel free to skip the following rant.

In order to attempt to get a tag cloud gadget into this swank S2 thingy (which is the only reason I even bothered to switch, having seen a few of them around) I googled around and found some javascript and css in a post about tags and styles. Great, I say, some code and some CSS to put in and ... wait where the fuck does this go? *cue rabbit hole sequence, Alice* So, I google and link, and I try dropping the code in a few places to see if anything exciting happens. I did get it to print the source of the javascript crap into my LJ, that was fun ... Now I have three (recursive ??) tabs open to tutorials which might actually give me the clue fragment I need, but I don't care anymore. Apparently I need to add a Text Area to the Sidebar, which goes in the Theme Layer of the Layout I picked (after looking at the selections for < 5 minutes and picking a blue one that seemed nice). Except maybe I don't have any extra sidebar text area or a Theme Layer (Or do I??). *poof*

It's great that the theming and layout operating system is so flexible, really, but um, wtf? Maybe we should've have drawn the line at letting them pick colours, not unlike Henry Ford. Kudos to Support and the volunteers for writing those pages. This is me still not learning CSS layers and positioning, waiting quietly for it to die *stab*