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Dedicated To The Irrelevant Thirteen [7th Jan. 2009|13:38]
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Geez, what a lame storm. It had potential, but somehow lacked that certain je ne sais pas conduire that we've come to expect from a typical nor'easter. It most definitely was not a French Toast Emergency. I didn't even notice many crashed out-of-state cars on my drive to work.

The (remaining) staff at LiveJournal are working hard at convincing us that the crunching sound coming from the hull is nothing to worry about and certainly not in any way an iceberg. I follow LiveJournal on Twitter and yesterday received a tweet which said (along with a pointer to yesterday's press release), LJers! Don't worry, the news of our demise is premature. Yes, there were layoffs, but that does not affect your LJ! What a relief! I am certain that those who lost their jobs yesterday shall be comforted by the news that their employment was in no way important to the success of the company. And it was ever so thoughtful of LJ Inc. to give such public recognition of the contribution of these fine individuals. We shall not forget them. To the Thirteen Who Made No Difference: I salute your irrelevant sacrifice. I dedicate today's post in your honour.

Whether or not yesterday's hysteria will prove to have been justified, it has had the positive effect of forcing a lot of serious thinking about disaster recovery. I was happy to see people looking into the various available options for backing up their stuff and, critically, asking for help when needed. Please continue to do so, and I will continue to provide help where I am able. Clearly we can count on official support from LJ even less now than we could before the layoffs, so it falls to us to help one another.

I was also gratified to see that my post yesterday may have helped spark a general "how to find me in the post LJ world" meme. Even under the best of circumstances, I expect most of us to outlive LJ, and although I intend for the forseeable future keeping LJ as my primary means of communicating with you all, I am keen to establish as many redundant paths as possible.
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[User Picture]From: aflaminghalo
2009-01-07 18:45 (UTC)

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That's not an iceberg! It's a ski slope.
[User Picture]From: blipvert
2009-01-07 19:00 (UTC)

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Exactly right. Those people are screaming for joy!
Do enjoy our new below decks swimming pool.
From: (Anonymous)
2009-01-07 18:53 (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: blipvert
2009-01-07 20:36 (UTC)

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LiesJournal, Inc.

Avoid the teleport, it doesn't work well...
[User Picture]From: klingonlandlady
2009-01-07 19:55 (UTC)

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I'd love to see there be an eventual LJ-type scheme where people can keep their own bits and blogs wherever, with many people hosting redundant networked DIY servers for connecting them, with the social interface goodies we now have. Does not HAVE to take place only in a post-LJ world, but maybe this will push things along?
From: (Anonymous)
2009-01-07 22:52 (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: blipvert
2009-01-08 14:15 (UTC)

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Friended you!
From: (Anonymous)
2009-01-07 23:12 (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: blipvert
2009-01-08 14:24 (UTC)

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Look here. I've updated it with my recent additions.