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I’ve decided I don’t like people who don’t like PayPerPost. No, wait, let me correct that – I hate people who are vocal enough in their hatred of PPP that they harass people who use it. I’ve noticed, since I’ve been active in the PPP community, that a fair amount of Posties get a fair bit of hate on a regular basis, and it makes me wonder if non Posties can really be so full of themselves, preachy, up their own asses AND have nothing to do all day all at the same time?

As some of you already know, I’m sure, I’ve decided to distance myself from the Web Haters in recent months. I think it’s ridiculous to scrutenize others for hours on end based solely on the stupid notion that, according to the rules you’ve set for yourself in your own mind, you’ve convinced yourself that you’re superior to them.

If someone’s coding isn’t 100% valid, they suck. If someone uses a more fan-ish style of design, rather than the more elitist approved ‘defaultism’ style that looks quite a bit like the default wordpress layout, they blow. If they don’t agree with you, they are not worthwhile. If they don’t spell perfectly, they should be dehumanized. They use PayPerPost? They should just kill themselves.

I’m all for everyone doing their own thing, and having their own opinions, but it’s a bit on the stupid side to become Peter, Paul and Mary whenever someone doesn’t agree with you to the point of mental slavery. It shows such a want of attention and validation that, were it not so hilarious, would actually be a bit painful to witness.

It actually amazes me that people are so narrow minded that they assume that if paid for your opinion you’d have no other choice than to blatantly lie. These people haven’t taken the time to check out PPP to see how it works, they seem to not realize that you don’t have to take any opportunities that you don’t want to take – you don’t have to take any at all, if you don’t want to. PPP has also been adamant to all Posties that they want blogs with good, real and original content and they don’t want any PPP sponsored posts to be in any way false advertising, in fact you can get benched or banned by an advertiser for that. But why check out the program and learn neat, shiny facts when you can slander it and terrorize it’s users?

I’ve heard all the arguments against blogging for profit, including one mention of it being whoring yourself out, and I haven’t heard one good reason to can it. Let me explain something. Everyone has to make money, and those of us using PPP are people who go to regular jobs, work long hours and still need help with the bills. Not everyone gets paid a decent hourly wage, and for people like me who have special circumstances PPP has become a way to afford small treasures like food and toilet paper, and hopefully a new garbage can with wheels and a lid. The fact that there are people out there who feel it their duty, not to mention a good chance to grab attention, to make those of us who do this work – and it is work, thanks, – regret the day we were born is so stupid and childish. Don’t you get enough attention in your everyday life? Is it really so important to be faux scandalized and ‘make a stand’ against shit that doesn’t concern you? Why don’t YOU go get a job? Or are you too busy being an arrogant, swaggering, common piece of trash all day? I can see how that would take up a lot of your time.

Notably, I don’t have any beef against those who just don’t want PPP on their own sites, because who gives a rats ass if you bitch on your own site? I don’t, I doubt anyone else does unless they’ve got a hard on for your precious approval. Everyone’s welcome to their opinion, it’s when your opinion crosses over into the comments and tag boards of other blogs that you and I have a situation. I’m in awe that it really doesn’t happen to me, lol.



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Ohh, this is neat – I’m checking out envelope printing from Envelope Printing Online. They’ve got a decent selection, a bit on the small side for an online printer, and the prices are pretty good for anyone who – like me – doesn’t live anywhere near a Kinkos but could still use a service like this. Overall it’s a nifty site, my only complaint is that their selection is very corporate, and I don’t blame them at all for that. I’m sure corporations are their number one customer, but they do run a business online and if they’re going to compete they’re going to have to branch out into more fun, artsy and even cute designs to keep up with the big boys like Vista Print. It’s a nice site, though, and they’re definately worth checking out. I may refer my boss there, the designs look like they’re right up his alley. :D



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You know, I never thought I’d be looking at apartments in Austin Texas, or anywhere in Texas, for that matter. In fact, I believe at some point I swore Texas off as a possible place to move to once I get out of Stabsourri, but I’m looking at some of these places on SimpleSearchApartments.com and they actually don’t look half bad, a bit on the pricey side but not too bad. The search engine thingie is awesome, like Rent.com without all the annoying ads and pop-ups, and you get more advanced choices for search criteria, like searching by amenities or school district, or even by pets – very nifty site.



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Here’s something I didn’t know, and knowing me it was most likely common knowledge, but back to my ignorance. I just found out that the holiday trees in Washington D.C. and Rockefeller Center in New York City are lit up with LED Christmas lights from Holiday LEDs which, as you may also already know, are eco friendly ( use 90% less energy than regular christmas lights ). I’ve been wanting some of these LED holiday lights for awhile now, they taunt me because they know I can’t afford them, lol. I love this kind of thing, though, because in my fondest dreams I’m some kind of decorating superhero who’s yard and trees always look professional and everything’s perfectly safe and in tip top shape, all well oiled and choreographed to music like a Las Vegas fountain, lol. Alas, I’m not – I actually royally suck, but I still want these delicious lights. They’re the only LED Christmas lighting of their kind.

See, other LED holiday lighting that’s made especially for the pros isn’t UL approved for an astonishing feat that Holiday LEDs is approved for, and that feat is that, end-to-end, you can connect these bad boys and stretch lights for over a half a mile – oh yes, an entire half a mile – and to add to their safety, they have hard plastic encasement ( is encasement even a word? ) and never get too far above room temperature so you don’t have to worry about moisture getting into them and ruining your lights, or them heating up and burning down your house. The only problem with me getting a string is that I’m ungodly poor and I’d have to steal them, which isn’t out of the question yet but I’d like to wait until I have magical powers.



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San-X!

Oct. 24th, 2007 08:21 am
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Wheeee! I’ve got San-X downloads on my laptop now! I’m so easily amused, lol. The Japanese language San-X website has a whole list of free downloads including printable Christmas cards and desktop icons, even a PDF menu which is maybe the most sweetimous thing I’ve ever seen.

Plus, my new desktop currently features the adorable Mamegoma seals getting ready in the morning, and it’s sooo cute that it’s physically painful to look at, lol.

I’m easily amused, I know this, lol.



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I found out about 10 Questions With YOU from BlogsWeLuv, recently, and it looked like a barrel of fun so I decided to submit – twice since I screwed up the first time, but my dyslexia sometimes gets the better of me. Here are my answers for those interested:

Describe your blog in five sentences or less:
Shibuya 109‘s my place to relax. I can say whatever I want, whenever I want and generally do. I’ve never been the type of blogger to blog about everyday things, for some reason the peace and simplicity of my hectic days are best left by the wayside, or I’ve always thought so. I’m not here to entertain, but I do think I have a bit of an entertaining writing style, and I manage to say horrible, judgemental things and get laughs in my comments, that’s something I’ve always been proud of. Shibuya is Zen.

Link us to one post from your blog that best defines who you are:

http://shibuya-109.in/2007/08/10/asatru-the-religion-of-the-nazi-party/

What sets you apart from other bloggers:
I’m an odd mixture of mean and sympathetic, and I tend to be slightly aggressive. My blog usually isn’t “I ate this today” or “The mall was fun”, it ends up being “This is why I have to kill Mel Gibson” or “I’ve found a plothole in your holy book!”. I don’t mean to be mean, it just sort of comes out that way, lol.

When and how did you first discover blogging:
I think it was 1997, a friend of mine who frequented Buffy.com back in the day decided to open a blog and I annoyed him to no end with questions about what it was, lol. It took maybe a year before I got my first blog started, updated by hand.

What is your biggest pet peeve related to blogging or the internet:
At the moment bloggers who are up their own asses annoy me. I’m sure you’ve run across the Gods Gift bloggers, who decide that if you don’t code the way they code, design the way they design, talk about the things they talk about and kiss their bungholes, you’re automatically some kind of idiot who doesn’t deserve a website. I’ve seen these people devour other sites publicly, on forums and their blogs, trying th eir damndest to gain reputation and status by shattering other bloggers self esteem. This is a made-up world, people, we can decide in this internet box how we’ll act towards eachother – why start up little wars and be all school yard? What I don’t get is why they never attack me, because I can’t wait to bite their heads off, lol.

Name one plugin, blogging widget, or service that you can’t live without:
Netflix by Albert Banks, I just love this thing, it’s one of the best plugins I’ve ever run across.

If you could choose anyone, living or dead, to write a guest post for your blog, who would it be and why:
One person? That’s hard…Walt Disney, Jack Kerouac, Kevin Smith – would love to hear from all or any but I think if I had to choose just one person it would be the late, great Hunter S. Thompson, who had this insane way of saying things – where he’s dead right or dead wrong, but for a second you’re like, “Wow, that’s exactly right – wait, what? Did you just say you were shooting at evil?”. I miss Hey Rube every year, it was flooring to hear about his passing, he’s always been one of my favorite authors if not one of the greatest voices in literature.

How has blogging made you a better person:
It’s given me an outlet for my directionless rage, lol. Now I don’t have to take it out on people I come across in daily life – I do, but I don’t *have* to. There’s nothing like being able to express yourself with 100% freedom and really get your feelings about something out, it’s very calming.

What are your tips for becoming a better blogger:
Write what you feel and don’t censor yourself, there’s no point in curbing your tongue for others. What’s the point of having a blog if you let other people tell you how to run it? You don’t need a dictator, your blog is your outlet, it’s your ‘show’, if you will, maybe the only place on earth where you can say exactly what you feel.

Name one great blog that you read on a regular basis. What makes it unique:
Just-Nick.net, Nick is hilarious and fabulous and ultrafabulous. He’s got such a unique sense of humour and a lot of honesty, you can’t put a price on that.



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I’m sure you’ve noticed sites that ask for ridicule like Match.com, who have unreasonable prices and promise, at best, the same results you could get at a bar for the price of a drink, and more ridiculously the horrible eHarmony, who have twice rejected friends of mine on the grounds of their sexual preference ( can you believe that crap? ) and yet still charge insane prices. I mean, I’m with you eHarmony – if you want to screen people to make sure you can match them with each other, I get that. And if you want to keep out the loonies? I get that, too, but since when is being gay or bisexual considered looney? I bet you I misspelled looney, lol.

Well, fret no more, my dears for Faith brings you major linkage of the free kind, and yes I do realize that made no sense but bare with me. For everyone who’s looking for that special someone but doesn’t want to file for bankruptcy to do it should check out Flirtbox. Flirtbox is a usa dating site, yes another one, but it’s one you’ll appreciate the link to. This particular dating site has an active forum and state/region specific profiles, and on top of all that it’s 100% free, oh yes, my pretties. I did say free. The design of the site loads really fast, it’s easy to find your way around, the support/forum staff seems friendly and did I mention it’s free?

Why would you bother paying to be matched up with some pathetic, one-dimensional joke just because eHarmony can afford to put a commercial on the air with a clone of that creepy old Orvil Popcornbutter guy? Do you realize that eHarmony and Match.com can afford those commercials because they charge the life out of their members? And I poked around Flirtbox’s forum, FAQ, support, ect – it’s a neat place, I really recommend taking it for a test drive. What could it hurt – nothing to pay means nothing to lose, right? Try it out, you might be pleasently surprised. ;)



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Ahhh, SelectBlinds.com is neat! Besides just being the one stop window coverings shop for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and even to spite that fact, they have some really beautiful blinds. They boast window shades, mini blinds, faux and real wood blinds as well as my favorite item on the website, the absolutely stunning Tropical Isle Bamboo shades in Manaca Cocoa, a beautifully rich cocoa color that would look fabulous with the dark sage green in my bedroom. The best part, though, is that if you aren’t sure how your new blinds will look, you can order a sample for free – including free shipping – to find your perfect match.



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Server Move

Oct. 9th, 2007 01:56 am
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Wonderful, because my old host no longer accepts echecks via paypal I have to move two of my domains ( both fairly big ones, too ) to a new server so I’ll probably end up on BangGraphix again, which isn’t too big a deal since I get a discount for working there.

The only problem I’ve got is that I’m afraid of losing info when I move to the new host, which almost always happens, because new hosts like to try and kill me with a knife. At least I’ve been on BG.biz long enough that I know the ins and outs and don’t have to worry about relearning a new control panel, since they use good old cPanel, and they’ve been really reliable since we all switched to a new backend. I just don’t want the hassle, on account of I’m lazy, lol.



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Scale Envy

Oct. 6th, 2007 04:49 pm
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I’m sure you know, by now, that I have a small eBay business reselling clothing from a wholesaler ( yes, I do have 8 billion jobs ), and one of the things that I’ve been dying for is a personal shipping scale to help with the load, because when you don’t have a car, it’s a pain in the butt to walk all the way down to the post office, which is quite a distance, just to find out how much something weighs so when a potential buyer asks you for a personal shipping quote you can tell them, with confidance, how much it would cost them.

Actually, there are quite a few places these days to buy retail scales thanks to the online auction/store boom, but it’s hard to find any at decent prices that someone like moi, who doesn’t want to declare themselves bankrupt, can afford, lol. What I really want, though, is a scale like this WeighMax Xtro, because it’s what I need, almost exactly, and it’s very cheap right now. I planned on getting one of those scales that prints it’s own shipping, but I couldn’t afford to recharge it with sixty bucks at a time, because, what if I never used all of it? Then I’m out sixty bucks, or fifty five bucks, and I may as well have not sold that tank top for fourteen, because I’ve lost on the deal, lol.



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Give it up for the incurably stupid, ladies and gentlemen! I’ve started helping this chick with her coursework, because she’s required to have a partner and she actually had to go outside of her school – and comfort zone – to find someone to pair with. And, I’m telling you, there are more than a few reasons why.

First of all, she’s not a bad person – she’s actually a very pleasent, very fun-loving person who expects me to do her share of her work because the subject she chose to do her project on – Paganism in the United States ( which is the only reason I agreed to help her ) – apparently “isn’t in the text book”. Well, no shit.

The problem I’m having, aside from the fact that she doesn’t like doing her own work, is that she’s trying to use the excuse that she doesn’t know anything to justify her not knowing anything. And that’s an excuse that I can’t stand.

People, we live in the age of information and, while you can’t believe everything you read, with a little elbow grease, anyone with some time and access to the internet can research almost anything. There is absolutely no excuse for not knowing things in this country at this point in time. The End.

Why is it that nobody knows anything? What do people *do* online? How can you justify being stupid when you have access to the majority of the written work of the ages at your fingertips? She has time to chat on AIM for hours a day, but she doesn’t have time to read anything that doesn’t have emoticons peppered through it? What bullshit!

I’m going to post more about that when I can stand to think about it, lol. For now, I’m posting that there are new bento pics over at CMKA, not the prettiest bento but I was in a hurry. I did get to use my new, super-cheap bento with the cute little birds on it, lol.



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These days I can really only bring myself to rant and rant and rant about everything I see and hear. I’m starting to think I’m just a rotten, mean spirited person – or, I should say that those thoughts of my personality are confirming themselves, lol.

First of all, I saw something hilarious on a re-run of The Colbert Report on which Andrew Keen made an appearence as well as an ass of himself. In his view, the internet has – by giving everyone the chance to express themselves – paved the way for the elite to be passed by the filthy masses, and it’s undermining the artist and professional. I don’t agree.

I think Andrew Keen is an angry elitist who’s pissed off that some people have achieved quite a bit for themselves without having to go through people like him to do it – sort of like the Pope being your only route to God, which is why if you don’t follow the Pope, you’re obviously a sinner because you’ve found your own way to salvation.

I, for one, am happy that the internet has given so many people the opportunities it has. I, myself, live in the middle of nowhere, and if it weren’t for the fact that I can work two of my three jobs online and use Pay Per Post when I see something on it that I like, my ‘IRL’ 9-9 job wouldn’t pay the bills, and out here you have no option to go elsewhere. If you live in a place like this, and have the ability to get out, please do yourself the favor, lol.

There are also many people who I know personally, or who’s work I’ve become a fan of, who wouldn’t have the opportunity to work on the things and subjects they love, and they’re lives are better for it. These people are, basically, being told by people like Keen that they have no right to do what they want to do or love to do, because Keen and other elitists are threatened by it. I find that hilarious. I’m sure I’ll write more on the subject, lol.

But now I come to the bullshit that made me post today – Jessica Alba stars in “The Eye”. Oh yes. For those of you who aren’t Asian Horror junkies like I am, you may not know that The Eye is the crowning achievement for Danny Pang and Oxide Pang Chung, two of the greatest horror directors of all time.

If you haven’t seen the original, please, do yourself a favor and go check it out – before the new one comes out. If you’ve done this with The Grudge and The Ring already, than you know I’m right, lol.

Why do they keep remaking these films? One Missed Call, Posession, The Host, Ryeong, Red Eye, Dumplings ( Three Extremes ), The Lake House – did any of these need remakes? Thank the gods some of them are only rumoured, and maybe I have too much faith in my fellow Americans, but wouldn’t it be easier to put up English subtitles and re-release the originals in theaters?



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I must be missing something. In fact, I know I am. I haven’t the foggiest idea why people are so interested in celebrity rumors and celebrity gossip. Seriously, don’t you have anything better to do with your time? I guess if you’re going to indulge yourself, though, celebrity rumors is probably the best site to do it at. It’s fairly easy to navigate and, to spite the giant ads, it’s also fast loading and easy on the eyes. I tried out the search feature, though, and it didn’t turn up any results. Then again, I did type in Oscar Wilde, lol.

That being said, I know I’m guilty of talking for hours and hours about specific subjects that I’m sure other people find distasteful or boring or, likely, rude and inappropriate, so I suppose this celebrity gossip hatred is just me begin a giant hypocrite, lol. I mean, granted, people could be using their celebrity fixation time to read a book or learn a skill, but then they’d be obsessed with said book or skill, so it’s only fair to say that judging someone for their passtime ( unless it’s something harmful ) is entirely unnecessary and, obviously, judgemental.

At any rate, I think when it comes to this kind of thing, everyone should make up their own mind about what they obsess over. If celebrities are your thing, have at it. I don’t want to talk to you or, you know, not strangle you, but since I’ll likely never have to engage in conversation with you anyway, I don’t see the bad.



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