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First off, The Internet is Full of Good Things, music edition:

Zelda on household objects
Flubber Mountain (there's a download link; find it)
Orchestral "Pork & Beans"

Secondly, I would like to make you all aware of an important thing! Various employees of LJ have united with some other people and been busy the last year or so making Livejournal cooler and calling it Dreamwidth.

Highlights from the bulleted list on this page, which also has many other good things on it:

"Dreamwidth is a code fork of the LiveJournal project, not a LiveJournal clone. While all of the other currently-active LiveJournal clone sites have some level of customization for their users, Dreamwidth is the only site originally based on the LiveJournal codebase that's taking the code and actively making sweeping, radical changes to improve the site's usability, to add new and commonly-requested features, and to change behavior that doesn't make sense to us."

"We are firmly and adamantly anti-advertising in all forms. Not only is it not profitable for a site in the long run, it creates an unpleasant environment of profiteering, where a site sells its users' creative expression to third parties in order to make a profit. We are not in the business of selling your content or access to your content to anyone."

"We are committed to providing the maximum amount of free expression allowable by United States law. We will never place limitations on your free expression just because it makes someone uncomfortable. ... we're committed to handling instances of harassment and unpleasant behavior through technological changes rather than heavy-handed enforcement: we will provide you with as many tools as possible to control your experience on our site." (emphasis mine)

They want money, and I'm going to give it to them. Besides the fact that they seem to be doing a neat thing right, bad omens abound lately, and you can't trust those Russians. They're serious about this. Beta starts in February.

Date: 2009-01-24 01:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] renshai.livejournal.com
oooo....the most intriguing bit it they intend to have import-from-LJ capabilities at launch.

cool beans. I'd pay monies for that.

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