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Whoa! LiveJournal. You're so...

Flat. Just so very flat.

Seems to be the style these days. Just making everything flatter.

Jeebus! Not everything needs to be simplified and flattened. I can deal, but you might have given a bit of warning?

Long frickin' day today in the office. But some things are making sense now. Or more sense anyway.

Get a half a payday tomorrow! Whoop!

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anita_margarita
May. 16th, 2014 03:46 am (UTC)
Flat?
Is that the new LJ look? I still have the old one...
texasts
May. 16th, 2014 06:02 am (UTC)
If you go "Home" you'll see the new. If you "post to journal" from LJ you "should" see the new look.

I don't do either of those things very often so when I saw a couple of people talking about it and a couple of others flipping the fuck out, I went looking to see what it was. I use a client to post or the mobile app or something else.

And in my opinion, it looks kind of flat. Like a lot of web sites are doing now. Simplifying buttons, links, and other controls.Purging wild color schemes and such.

There is another term for it but I'm damned if I can remember it.

Likely because I am old. AND tired.

MY page still looks the same when I look at it.

I'll say this though, I don't actually actively dislike the new look. I was able to find most of everything I went looking for, so there is that.

kabuldur
May. 16th, 2014 07:56 am (UTC)
My home page looks the same but when I go to make a post or go to my freind's page it is...new. I wish they'd given us some warning, too. It DOES seem to work, so that's a blessing...
texasts
May. 16th, 2014 03:01 pm (UTC)
do the "view in my style" thing for your friends page. I've always done that so it didn't even change.
kabuldur
May. 17th, 2014 09:39 am (UTC)
I've fixed that bit now - thanks to Thagirion!

And thanks to you, too :)
kabuldur
May. 16th, 2014 07:55 am (UTC)
Flat it is. The modern look. I hate it! Not very good for old eyes.

I'm glad things are starting to make more sense.

And yay on a half pay day!
texasts
May. 21st, 2014 05:09 am (UTC)
Hate is a pretty strong word, hey? We're still here!
kabuldur
May. 28th, 2014 06:36 am (UTC)
Yes, we're still here and I'm glad :)

As for the word 'hate', I just don't like change. I guess 'hate' was too strong a word :)
fizzyland
May. 16th, 2014 10:26 am (UTC)
I swore out loud when I saw the new, stupider layout. Then I found the setting to view everything in my style. I hate interface redesigns, especially given that LJ making a change like that is something no one wanted.

It's just old timers here, not like the thing keeping people from flooding back is a spiffy interface.
texasts
May. 16th, 2014 02:59 pm (UTC)
Always done the view in my style thing. Doesn't help on the post page or the actual page where you view stats, etc. Since I rarely do either of those things... I can deal.

But you know when they do shit like this there are going to be folks that HOWL like Hell and then run away.

The changes will not bring a flock of new users here.

And...

"Get off'n mah lawn!"
babeofbryan
May. 16th, 2014 01:08 pm (UTC)
Yay for payday even if its half!
texasts
May. 16th, 2014 03:00 pm (UTC)
*grins*
symian
May. 16th, 2014 08:33 pm (UTC)
At least they are trying something because whatever they were doing before wasn't attracting new users. Sadly, whatever they do won't bring back users until they get purchased by an owner outside of Russia.
texasts
May. 21st, 2014 05:07 am (UTC)
And I ain't even sure the platform would survive a sale.
phoenixisrisen
May. 21st, 2014 03:52 am (UTC)
Yay, payday!

So.. When are you visiting me?
texasts
May. 21st, 2014 05:05 am (UTC)
Center of the galaxy are you?

LOL!

Sheesh!

Didn't you say you've got Mono or something? I ain't going near that. Had it in High school. Knocked me down for MONTHS!

I had a hard time sitting next to the kid in class that had a serious cold or something feverish this week without weirding out. Thankfully his fever must have broke this weekend.

I have no insurance (or money to deal with illness) and I cannot miss any days. Sounds cold, I know but I need this damned job!
phoenixisrisen
May. 21st, 2014 09:36 pm (UTC)
Why yes, I am. :D

And no mono- it's a stomach virus. Which if you come the weekend should be long gone.</p>

I'd cook for you....

texasts
May. 22nd, 2014 03:37 am (UTC)
Heh. I figured as much.

Well... That would be nice as it is a three day weekend.

However. A representative from the cable conglomerate I now work for will be coming by Saturday afternoon to do an install of new bleeding edge TV Tech.

And I just (last night) made plans to spend Monday with some friends. Likely be a bit unpleasant at times, she drinks too much and her filter comes off. And I owe them. A big pile of money. And other things too. If I get there before she gets started I can generally slow her and her over-running mouth down a bit before things get really awful.

And I am off all my meds now so if I get revved up or pissed off, god only knows what I might say. Much less anyone else.

My fuse has become just a bit shorter. I'm still much better than I was, but a fella (even one with his shit together *laughs*) can only take so much. If you look up 'Angry young man' in the encyclopedia you'd likely find a picture of a much younger me.

Annnnnnnnnnnd...
If I could have gotten an earlier in the day appointment it may have been possible to beg off my Monday plans. However this is an up to 4 hour install with a 2 hour arrival window. Cannot imagine, but this is what they tell me. Apparently not just a simple box swap. And so most appointments for this are szet later in the day. It will be the Tech's last appointment of the day.

Edited at 2014-05-22 03:46 am (UTC)
phoenixisrisen
May. 22nd, 2014 03:51 am (UTC)
Yeah.. I kinda figured.
But I still kinda hoped.
*kicks dirt* I just miss our talks.
But I understand.
texasts
May. 22nd, 2014 04:19 am (UTC)
Ay caramba. I'm sorry?
phoenixisrisen
May. 22nd, 2014 04:43 am (UTC)
Not needed, shug.

I'm just missing my hometown and hometown friends bad lately.
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