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Do not go to WordPress’ support forum, if you can avoid it. I attempted to file an official complaint, but I don’t know if it’ll get through, or if they even care.

There is a moderator in your help forums (http://wordpress.org/support/profile/esmi) who is completely unprofessional and power tripping. S/he actively edits users’ posts and deletes posts to hide any criticism of his/her moderating style. I wanted you to know that this person is acting as a representative of WordPress on an official WordPress site, and was responsible for a copmletely unpleasant customer service experience. In the future, if I have any issues with WordPress, I\’ll be seeking outside help. I would love to delete my account on the support forums, but I don’t see the options. If this is not the proper channel to file this complaint, please inform me of the correct location.

If you can avoid interaction with this asshole/bitch, please do. Whoever it is clearly thinks they’re the bees knees, but treats users like shit.

It was a horrible experience from the very first post.

So I’ve found a super-easy way to make animated gif’s from videos. And it’s kinda fun to keep an eye out for easily loop-able scenes in shows now. I’ve only made two so far, but I hope you’ll like ’em!Fry and Bender playing ping-pong while Fry keeps the egg warm

Bender flies through the air!

The Teenager Audio Test - Can you hear this sound?

Created by Oatmeal

Options. For example, I’m not thrilled with the default music player. What can you do in windows? Well, there are a few free options, but you can never really get rid of Windows Media Player. And only one or two do everything you need. In Ubuntu? Just open up the Software Center, search “Music” and I’m presented with a couple dozen of options. All free and all work pretty darn well. So I install all of them (it’s my process) and play with them, uninstalling the ones that just don’t do it for me. Eventually I’m left with one or two that I really like. And it’s the same for every type of software. Need a movie player? An internet browser? Word processor? Tons and tons of options and you’re not stuck with anything you don’t want.

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I still have a blog? Who knew?

I’m posting! I still have nothing to say. Why do I have a blog, anyway? We’re enjoying the new house and the new baby, and we look forward to a big tax return so we can do some work to the place. Not that it needs it; it’s mostly optional upgrades. Like lights and maybe finishing the basement. And more fence. I haven’t decided whether we want a tree or not. I love trees, and I want a big oak in the middle of the back yard, but I also hate raking leaves.

Studying Japanese is going well, but it’s not coming as easily as I’d like. If I had more time to dedicate to it, it’d probably be a lot easier. Alas, I am a wage slave. Which means I waste most of my life (and am too tired to do anything with the rest) with relatively little to show for it.

I do have a secret project in the works that might ease some of the load, but it also might just be a complete waste of time. We’ll see.

We just had a new baby girl this morning at 4:37am.

Now I feel like I’m neglecting my blog in favor of twitter, but this feeling of guilt has actually made me come back here more regularly than I was before. I mean, two whole posts in August?! That’s unheard of.

So here’s some news: We bought a house. Because we have another kid on the way and we needed another bedroom. The kid is due in ten days! I worry about being able to make the mortgage, but I think we can manage. We won’t have much in the way of luxury items anymore (I spend way too much on books, anyway—the dangers of being hooked on the stuff you deal). But at the same time: Yard! Two bathrooms! No neighbors! I can play loud music! I can have pets!

The only thing I’ll miss about our apartment is that the neighbors always seem to be cooking something that smells awesome when you first walk into the building. Makes you wanna go knocking on doors to find out who it is and then ask for some.

Anyone willing to make the trip is invited to the housewarming. It’ll be Halloween weekend, so I’m thinking of having the first-ever costume-housewarming. And if it’s not the first ever, I don’t care. If I haven’t seen it, it’s new to me!

Yeah, um… so I’m having fun with Twitter. It’s nice to send inane crap from my phone. I know nobody wants to read it, but I still send it. And it’s a lot less effort than thinking up coherent, intelligent blog posts. (I know, most of my blog posts are borderline, anyway.) I don’t think I’ve posted about what I’m eating, yet, though. Perhaps I should. Anyway, yeah. Hmmm.

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