Brad Fitzpatrick (bradfitz) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Foobar fun

Every Friday night is "foo-bar", an employee-sponsored bar/party. Tonight we climbed on ladders and strung up a LiveJournal banner over the LJ area... with ethernet cable.

Pic courtesy whitaker:

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ahh your my hero

i love cat5 cable!
You, sir, are a royal fuckup.
LOL wow! thank you for livejournal!!!
Hey, Brad, remember this?

http://web.archive.org/web/20040401175244/http://www.livejournal.com/site/contract.bml

Where you promised us no ads, ever?

Forty plus pages of comments to the [Unknown LJ tag] post today announcing your fait accompli that LJ

What about the integrity of our private user data sitting on your servers? Are you going to let companies data mine that, or are you going to tell us in four months that you're going to SELL them our data if we forget to check a brand new "opt out" box hidden somewhere deep within LJ's TOS page?

How are these companies going to find us? Are they going to be allowed to spam individual users with community invites to their "sponsored" communities?

Why aren't sponsored communities being made to say up front that the communities are in fact owned and operated by companies, rather than hiding behind the oh-so-clever nomenclature of a "sponsored" community?

See, nowhere on the scienceofsleep community does it say that in fact that community is put there by a film company. Anywhere. It's masquerading as a FAN site.

Brad? Do the forty seven plus pages of negative comments on that LJ_BIZ post not meaning anything at all?

Not to mention the comments you got to your own post before you conveniently fled?
From Jefferson Awiloba

It is my pleasure to introduce you to a business that will make the
beginning of never -ending family relations and l hope this proposal
will
not come to you as an embarrassment. l am Jefferson Awiloba, the only
son
of late Dr Alexander Awiloba who was a famous cocoa merchant. My late
father operated his cocoa business in Abidjan Cote d' ivoire under
partnership, but unfortunately late father was poisoned by his business
associates in order to claims the newly awarded contract and his wealth
in
a cocktail party held in his honour as the director of the company.
When
he was poisoned, he was rushed to the hospital.

It was in the hospital that he secretly disclosed to me the cause of
his
sickness and why he was poisoned. There he informed me that he
deposited
the sum of US$11,500M. (Eleven Million Five Hundred Thousand United
Dollars) in a suspense coded account to a bank here in Abidjan Cote d'
Ivoire and that l and my little sister was made the next of kin to
inherit
the money in his record file. He therefore advised me to look for a
reliable, trust worthy and God fearing person who will assist me
transfer
the money abroad strictly for investment purposes. This is because he
didn’t want his associate to raise an eyebrow o his fund. He also
advised
me to avoid his associates and our family members who will be running
after our dear lives; he finally died in the hospital after few days of
admission. Please, I am soliciting for your assistance to help me and
my
little sister transfer the money into your account for an investment
purpose over there in your country. I hope to travel with you to your
country after a successful transfer of this money.

The contact of the bank will be given to you as soon as you show your
interest and willingness to me. You can now instruct them on where and
how
the money will be transferred. I am offering you 25% of the total sum
as
commission for your assistance to transfer the money to your country.
May
I strongly re-emphasise that this transaction is highly confidential,
hitch free and this will be successfully concluded within 10 days
according to your willingness. I look forward to hear from you soon.

Thank you and God bless you.

Yours Sincerely.
Jefferson Awiloba.
Do respond through this email address for security reason's jeffersonawiloba01@yahoo.com
I hope you get comment notifications. On this post, it says to immediately contact an abuse team member if anyone posts a suicide threat. lilmissfury has done just that, here. I have no offline way to contact her, or I would have already.
love the sign
Dear Brad,
With all due respect, I would like to tell you and many-many people who can read and write Russian express their concerns about the fact that part of LJ services will be under "supervision" of Russian company, and, as many assume, Russian successor of KGB.

Reasons: security, privacy.

Anton Nossik, dolboeb, a “speaker” for SUP-Fabrik, writes in his blog about it, but his answers are very vague and do not actually answer the main question. Would this transition under Russian service be voluntary for users or by default all Russian users will be faced with new Russian start-up?
I do not know Anton Nossik personally and it is not a personal issue. I live in NY. If I would like to have Russian-based blog - I would probably get one to begin with. I liked your service based in US and I would like my blog remain in the country I live (including all control, access, and service issues).
As I 've mentioned, Anton Nossik does not answer these questions in his blog for whatever reasons. I completely support his ideas in terms of offering Russian-oriented service to those who wish to subscribe. But I do not want to be a part of anything by default based solely on the fact that I can write in Russian. Sounds like profiling to me.

At least, this is exactly how it reads for now.

I write to you in good faith that you baby, livejournal, will continue to be blogger-oriented, and the agreement you make addresses this issue.


Sincerely,
signamax
Second the motion. If I wanted my blog to be hosted and serviced in Russia, I would have hosted it there and paid them.

  1. I do not want anyone outside of the US jurisdiction to have any access to my private information and my private posts.
  2. I do not want anyone outside of the US jurisdiction to have any way to influence what I publish or not in my journal - be it via any Russian Abuse Team, or via special cyrrillic feature of the journal. I have seen enough of the "special" Chinise features of google.


If they want to browse through my open posts and do some statistics and such - they are welcome, but for THAT they need neither your coopertion nor any license. So, I suspect this is not all.

Anyway, unless I get satisfactory guarantess of 1 and 2, I will have to leave. If any private information of mine gets to anyone in Russia or outside of your company, I will sue.

signamax

13 years ago

follow-up

signamax

13 years ago

http://labas.livejournal.com/331058.html

>50% against new owners of Cyrillc segment.

These "SUP" are wrong people to sell us to.



hi. do me please?
how do you get your font to be 9pt instead of the default!? helllllppp pleasee
Dear Brad,
Will you provide the option "to opt out of using SUP" for ALL USERS OVER THE WORLD? A piece of work!
It seems stupid, but your team just informed me as below in answer to my request:
http://www.livejournal.com/support/see_request.bml?id=661673&
(For your reference, I live in Israel and write in my LJ in Hebrew.
What "opt-out mechanism" them are talking about?!!!! )
[quote]
Dear LiveJournal team,
As explained in your http://community.livejournal.com/lj_biz/239637.html
"[quote]Q:* Will SUP have access to non-Russian users' account information?
A: No. They have no involvement at all with other users on LiveJournal. (by kimmi8)[/quote]".

Following this answer, hereby you are requested to determine that my account lev_bulochkin.livejournal.com is Non-Russian (non-Cyrillic) user`s account.

Moreover, as "other users`" it can not be a subject for any opt-in or opt-out action based on this criteria or involved SUP.

You are requested to confirm that in clear and positive form. Your answer expected without any delay, not depended on any future developments.

Thank you for cooperation.
Sincerely,
"other user" lev_bulochkin.Diagnostics: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.2) Gecko/20040804 Netscape/7.2 (ax)
rahaeli [info]rahaeli - Sister Hand Grenade of Courteous Debate
Answer (#2561117)
Posted: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 12:14:48 GMT (8 hours ago)

Dear user,

You will be provided the option to opt out of using SUP's Russian-language frontend well in advance of any actual changes. I'm sorry, but we cannot take advance requests for individual users to opt out before we create the site-wide opt-out mechanism.

Regards,
Denise Paolucci
Six Apart, Ltd // LiveJournal.com[/quote]
the lj thingy says i need to contact someone on the list to join lj_maintenance as i am having serious issues w/lj...
so, here i am -
contacting you and perhaps i could get some help/tips/suggestions/advice/etc...

so, thank you and hope to hear from you...

sincerely,
me
To get help, it'll be faster to head over to Support.

Re: hi

mrshannibal

13 years ago

You are absolootly marvellous, Brad. You are a sample of humility for me-you've created the epoch - and millions of guys and lj users learned who u are only last year! Happy New Year!
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