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Shog used LJ-Dump to save all my comms (and their comments!) to disk in XML, so they won't just disappear if LJ does. Hooray!

And now, a picture of Albus, Merva, and Shog keeping warm by the fire (followed by silliness):

Albus, Merva, and Shog snuggling on the hearth by the fire

I note that Zelda's not at all happy about this development, but I'll make sure that she gets her spot back; as our tiniest and most ancient cat, she should have dibs. Miss Niamh has been bold enough to sit alone on the hearth lately, and it makes me happy to see her coming out of her shell.

In other news, Shog and I will be wrapping up our holidays with yet another of my oncological follow-ups. Fabulous timing, that. *rolls eyes* When we come home, the man wants to spend the afternoon moving the guest bed into the living room so that we can snuggle by the fire in comfort. He really wants to do it, and I admit that I'm intrigued, but . . . . Oh, hell! It's our house; we can be silly if we want to be. :P

ETA: My oncologist has given me the all clear! *dances*

Oh, dear. Shog has just asked me, "So how long have I been this bald?" I think he's seen the picture. (A long time, my love, a long time.) *goes to snuggle him; waves*

P.S. under the cut . . .

We're going to the emergency vet's office to pick up Barefoot's cremains. I know that Shog's upset about it but trying to cover because he was singing, after telling me that he knew it was too soon, "She's a cremaniac, cremaniac, in the urn . . ." (to the tune of Flashdance—which he also informed was originally supposed to be about a serial killer, which I knew). He's also just informed me that if I don't donate his body to science, he wants "Cremaniac" engraved upon his urn. His people are all about the puns, so I believe him—but I won't be doing that. *firm*


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Jan. 3rd, 2017 02:03 am (UTC)
*All happy thoughts sent your way during the oncological exams!!!
Jan. 3rd, 2017 04:07 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
Jan. 4th, 2017 09:58 pm (UTC)
I've received the all clear from my oncologist! :D
Jan. 4th, 2017 10:38 pm (UTC)

Brilliant news!!!!!!
Jan. 3rd, 2017 10:29 am (UTC)
could you please tell me how to do that saving thing? I have years of LJ that I'd like to preserve.
Jan. 3rd, 2017 02:40 pm (UTC)
Shog picked ljdump from this group of backup tools; it requires Python, and it's not really a good way of backing up a large journal (not least because it's saving to XML, which isn't readable in the way we're used to; I just wanted to quickly preserve my data). Oh, and Shog modified it to fetch data more slowly because LJ has a 1000-request-per-hour limit.

One archiving tool that I've not used but know was compromised since it's been hosted on sourceforge.net was ljarchive; Shog says, "Tell your friends not to use that tool!" (Given what he said, one probably shouldn't download anything from sourceforge.net.)

Your best bet is to migrate to DW, with the understanding that it will not migrate any images you have (and that DW's image hosting is rudimentary; one uploads images via email). Still, you'll keep your entries (with their security settings) and comments, and you can keep journaling.

LJBook (now BlogBooker) will archive your journal in a readable, static form, but it's been overloaded since people started fleeing LJ. Still, for archiving purposes, it's a good tool (though I can't remember if it grabs images).
Jan. 3rd, 2017 05:57 pm (UTC)
Cremaniac is something N would sing if he knew the song and how to pun like that. I see what I have to look forward to. Most of his puns involve farts right now. He's 8.
Jan. 4th, 2017 03:56 pm (UTC)
Bwahaha! That's what I imagine Shog was like as a child. (I must admit, however, that a lot of his adult punning involves farts, so be warned.)
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