August 5th, 2004



Found this through itastica's LJ..

How come that there always seem to be some kind of problems with the voting rolls in areas with largely Democratic majority?

Democrats taken off the voting rolls?

Be it weird district borders that divide Democratic areas in smaller units and bunch them with undivided, whole, Republican areas.

Be it lists of felons where 85% of those being stopped from voting are Democrats etc..

How come that, last Presidential election, it was largely Democratic areas that were affected with all of the problems?

e-mail notification

Since people seem lazy in reading the various Livejournal issue pages.. Status, News, LJ Biz etc..

All know there's been some problem with e-mail notifications..

First not getting any at all, and at the moment a lot of older comments (which you've got once, or not gotten before) drops in..

Obviously LJ is well aware of the problem and has been working on it for the last couple of weeks..

What it says on "Status":

Also, we're cleaning out the backlog of delayed comment email notifications, so you may receive some missing comment emails from the past few weeks. This may also delay new notifications slightly as the mail servers process the backlog.

Could add that.. for the past weeks they've done updates on the various clusters, one by one..


Just read in an LJ about someone being bothered by having found out that people on her work has found out about her site and journal etc..

Made me think about a thing..

How come that is among our biggest fears??

We're really happy and willing to share all kinds of stuff.. feelings, thoughts, nude pics, opinions etc.. to the whole of the world.. We're happy that we can go "public"..

But God forbid that someone we actually know find out..

To those, we want to keep up our appearance.. To only let them know the image we want them to have about us.. To have the mask firmly in place..

Not saying it's wrong at all.. I don't know..

But maybe that's one of the problems of the world today..

We're willing to be friends with everybody but our friends..

Creating some kind of distance between ourself and the rest of the world..

We share personal stuff only with those we have a distance to.. like.. every single person in Asia or something.. but also want some distance to people around us, by locking them out from our personal life..

Good or bad.. I don't know.. but.. in a sense I guess it's sad that we have the luxury to only bond with groups of people with the same interests and personalities etc.. Instead of knowing my neighbour, and not be that willing to find out who he/she/they are and if we have anything in common, it feels better to speak to someone I know in Australia or something, which I don't have a personal relationship with..

Sort of creating only losely tied groups (as those we happen to work with) instead of really tight ones, and sort of creating a billion of indiviual units living in this world..

The ironic thing, in that sense, is that it's a lot easier to be manipulated that way.. creating a world of willing robots that see the movies they want us to see, buy the clothes they want us to wear etc.. (since it's harder to manipulate a group with various views within it).