August 4th, 2011

KK with Kanji

Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS

I just thought this was something worth remembering as we sit here and do our various things here on LJ, that it has a real and important role in the greater scheme of things, and why, although I might be willing to echo things elsewhere, I won't leave LJ.

Originally posted by deathpixie at Signal Boost: Return of the DDoS
For those wanting to know more about the recent DDoS attacks, yes, it looks like it was the Russian government trying to shut down the dissidents again.

As I said last time, while it's frustrating not to have access, LJ is a lot more than a social network platform. From the article:

"LiveJournal isn’t just a social network. It’s also a platform for organizing civic action. Dozens of network projects and groups mobilize people to solve specific problems — from defending the rights of political prisoners to saving endangered historic architecture in Moscow."

So while I know many are considering the move over to Dreamwidth and other such sites, supporting LJ is a way we can help support those who use it for more than a writing/roleplaying/social venue.

Also, as a FYI, LJ is giving paid users effected by the outage two weeks of paid time as compensation.

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Drabble: No Time

 So this morning, I tried hard to write some IK fluff, but nothing happened.  Instead, a bit of silly post manga InuYasha/Miroku friendship fic.  Not sure where I'd put it on my timeline, probably somewhere after 1560.  

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