And by evil I mean pollen.
And by evil I mean pollen.
Have you gone through the Gospel Classics collection yet?
Does anyone have any favorite talks? Ones you think are absolute must-reads, especially for investigators? I’ve been trying to make my way through talks the internet tells me are particularly important and/or famous, but there are just so many!
This morning I read Jeffrey R. Holland’s “The Other Prodigal” and it sort of hit me like a ton of bricks. I’m sure all of you have read it, but if not…. please do yourselves a favor and do so! It’s the kind of thing everyone should read.
When things get significantly more miserable for me. My tendon issues (in my hands/arms/shoulders) are acting up severely, I’m nauseous and my stomach is incredibly unhappy, and I’m having a huge increase in symptoms, particularly depressive agitation/insomnia/irritability. I’m also suffering from seasonal allergies, which, well, yay.
(This happens every year - my depression symptoms fluctuate with the seasons, and I’m invariably best-off in the mildest weather.)
It is always OK to make this kind of decision. Your wellness matters to Heavenly Father, and he does not want us to put ourselves at risk to perform a service when know we can’t do it.
It’s also OK not to get into details with people. ”My health won’t let me go back out, so I’m looking for other ways to serve here at home” is a 1000% valid response when people ask. You can even give them less info - “no, I’m afraid not” is totally fine, too.
Potential changes that would make me happier:
Potential changes that would make me unhappy:
One potential change that would make me leave (delete all my content) immediately: Attaching my Tumblr account to any account/services at Yahoo. This is an anonymous blog (to the Tumblr administration as well as to the readership) and that will not change. I’d try to find a place to home the LDS content that’s still social, but I’d probably switch the personal blogging on a password-protected personal site only accessible to those I invite.
I say this, BTW, as someone who was actually at the announcement of the first temple to be built in Ohio since Kirtland (and that was my first-ever in-person talk from any general authority.)
Good luck! If you have trouble concentrating or getting through it (which can definitely happen,) try reading along with the MP3s. (zip file link)
If I read 37 pages a day I will be able to read the Book of Mormon cover to cover by my birthday! Operation scripture study starts today (:
In February 2003, AltaVista was bought by Overture Services, Inc. In July 2003, Overture itself was taken over by Yahoo! AltaVista was once one of the most popular search engines but lost its ground with the rise of Google. In May 2011, Yahoo! shut down the site.
In April 2009, approximately ten years after Yahoo! bought GeoCities, the company announced that it would shut down the United States GeoCities service on October 26, 2009. There were at least 38 million user-built pages on GeoCities before it was shut down.
In August 2000 with 18 million users, the company was purchased by Yahoo! for $413m in a stock deal and became Yahoo! Groups.
[W]as created by Ludicorp in 2004 and acquired by Yahoo! in 2005.
On 12 June 2007, in the wake of the rollout of localized language versions of the site, Flickr implemented a user-side rating system for filtering out potentially controversial photos. Simultaneously, users with accounts registered with Yahoo subsidiaries in Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Korea were prevented from viewing photos rated “moderate” or “restricted” on the three-part scale used. Many Flickr users, particularly in Germany, protested against the new restrictions, claiming unwanted censorship from Flickr and Yahoo.
In 2007, Virgin Mobile launched a bus stop advertising campaign which promoted its cellphone text messaging service using the work of amateur photographers who uploaded their work to Flickr using a Creative Commons by Attribution license. Users licensing their images this way freed their work for use by any other entity, as long as the original creator was attributed credit, without any other compensation being required. Virgin upheld this single restriction by printing a URL, leading to the photographer’s Flickr page, on each of their ads.
Del.icio.us (an example of one sort-of-halfway rescued from the heapbin of Yahoo history, but still ruined):
Yahoo! acquired Delicious on December 9, 2005. On December 16, 2010, an internal slide from a Yahoo! meeting leaked, indicating that Delicious would be “sunsetted” in the future, which seemed to mean “shut down”. Later Yahoo clarified that they would be selling Delicious, not ending it.
On April 27, 2011, Delicious announced the site was sold to Avos Systems, a company created by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. Unbeknownst to members, Yahoo! operated the site until September 2011.
On September 26, 2011, Delicious launched its completely new version 3.0 design in beta. This redesign came in as a surprise to many of its users, with many features being disabled, removed or temporarily unavailable. AVOS Systems removed the Delicious Support Forum and had advised users that communication with Avos should take place via email. Reaction from users was overwhelmingly negative.
See, also: List of acquisitions by Yahoo.
This is all very true.
And I am about dying here giggling over the username “Alta Vista.” Heh.
Anyone who thinks that we, as tumblr users, can influence this sale is delusional:
1. tumblr does not care about its users outside of data points. The many requests we’ve made for changes were ignored, changes the majority of users didn’t need or care about were implemented, and tumblr even…
If Tumblr’s (nearly) day-long outage taught us anything, it’s that we should probably start backing up our content.
Just in case you need to bail out, you know.