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Until about a month ago I hadn't received a single spam call on my US number. Since then I've registered myself as a British voter residing abroad (which meant I shared my US contact info including my telephone number with gov.uk). Soon after I did this, my UK bank found out I had moved to Washington even though I hadn't told them. And since then I've also received a handful of spam calls from the UK - often, the same number appearing as a missed call on my phone minutes after a similar call to my UK mobile number (which I use on a separate handset). Until now I have not registered for anything in the UK using my US contact details. All of the evidence I've gathered so far is circumstantial but I find it hard to believe it is purely coincidental that this has all happened only after I changed my voter registration status.
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Any link at the end of a line is getting split, between the line it begins on and the next one. Do you know why and how I might fix it? I've tried searching for an answer and fixing the settings. It only seems to have started happening yesterday. Is it even happening on your screen? I've checked on two browsers (Opera and Safari) and it's happening on both. And also when I sign out. But it's not happening on Dreamwidth, so it must be just an LJ thing. It's annoying.
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Some time on Friday afternoon, my Livejournal account was placed in read-only mode which meant I couldn't create, modify entries or leave comments. I didn't receive any warning or notification. I filed a suspension inquiry and within a few hours received the following response:

"Thank you for your inquiry. Your account was placed in readonly mode when one of our anti-spam systems flagged it as a potential spam account. However, a review of your journal shows this was incorrect. I have now removed the readonly status from your journal. I apologize for any inconvenience this situation caused you."

Has this happened to anyone else? I'm just glad they responded fairly quickly and restored my account. I also asked why the system may have automatically flagged mine up, but they didn't respond to that. I wonder if it's because of my twitter-feed.
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My Livejournal has become read-only - seemingly overnight. I cannot create entries, edit them or write comments. Has this happened to anybody - particularly without warning? I've filed a support request. How bloody annoying! This page does't assuage any fears: "Please be aware that any account that has been suspended for more than 6 months may be purged from the service."
mcgillianaire: (Scale of Justice)
This makes for morbid reading.

(HT @LondonHistorian)
mcgillianaire: (BBC Logo)
In the 1930s when the population of this most cosmopolitan of cities used to be between 700-800,000 about 300,000 was made up of Greeks. There was also a significant number of Armenians and Jews. But today there are no more than 20,000 Jews; 50,000 Armenians and less than 3,000 Greeks out of a population between 13 and 16 million. By any measure that is a shockingly disappointing transformation. I'd still love to visit it though.

2557

Nov. 29th, 2010 12:00 am
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On November 23, this journal turned 7. I usually remember such occasions but last week I was in India, and distracted. Thanks for reading.
mcgillianaire: (Pipe & Magnifying Glass)
Is anybody else not receiving them? I'm sorry if I haven't replied to your comments the past few days. They've just stopped completely.

Chad Oman

Oct. 22nd, 2010 11:15 pm
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He's the president of production for Jerry Bruckheimer Films which produced Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Is his a unique name?
mcgillianaire: (Curry Dialysis)
What's your method? I threw the kitchen sink at mine. Antiobiotics, B-complex, Tylenol, cloves, warm milk mixed with turmeric, ginger tea (with honey and lime), copious amounts of hot drinking water and Rasam (South Indian spicy lentil soup). Dunno which, but it did the trick!
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I know what I'll be drinking this weekend.
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I've been searchin' it for years after seeing its Big Apple cousin in a friend's bathroom in Montreal. And earlier this year an American-based company answered my prayers but the stiff shipping costs put my purchase on hold. It never occurred to me that I could've had it delivered to my sis, and she could hand it over to me the next time we met. So I suppose better late than never. I'm seeing her later this month. But there's even better news. Not only is it now available with British retailers but after their recent revamp, the official Transport for London Shop is selling it for a tasty £20. And my last loan instalment came in today. That's what I call timing!
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I made my first post. Or as it is better understood, this blog's sixth year anniversary. 1778 entries including this one and going strong. Thanks to all of you for keeping it alive. I never expected this to survive six years, will be really interesting if I hit another six. Whether it does or not, there's certainly enough material within to compile a memoir one day. It's been a fascinating journey. Here's to more!
mcgillianaire: (Geetopadesham)
'THEN a woman said, Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow. And
he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the
selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes
filled with your tears.
And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into
your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was
burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes
your spirit the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are Joyous, look deep into your heart and you
shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is
giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you
shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been
your delight.
Some of you say, ‘Joy is greater than sorrow,’ and others say,
‘Nay, sorrow is the greater.’ But I say unto you, they are inseparable.'


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A good friend of mine sent me this. It comforts them when life's been painful. I should get a copy of the book. My sister has one.
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Today is the organisation's 64th anniversary and not a single post about it by my LJ-friends. Everybody having a good weekend? :)

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Oct. 13th, 2009 06:35 pm
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Feel free to add. Not even sure why I got an account but I hate to be left out. :)
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I'm not sure how often I'm going to be making posts here anymore. But if you tweet, feel free to add me.

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