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07 August 2012 @ 11:41 am
Mat Honan got hacked.

If you're like me, that sentence means nothing. But if you read the article...it all comes into a bit better focus. This reporter got hacked, his computer and phone were wiped, his accounts were destroyed, and his Twitter(and that of Gawker) were taken over by the hackers. And all the hackers had to have to get started was his name and email. They call it social engineering, but really, it's using common sense to take advantage of people's habit of tying everything together online. If you're a big user of Apple, I really suggest you read it to help prevent something similar from happening to you. As he's stated, neither Apple nor Amazon(yep, his Amazon account was hacked too) have changed their policies as of yet, so it's on the user to make sure it doesn't happen to them.
Mood: sympatheticsympathetic
a girl who knew how to be happy even when sad
07 August 2012 @ 09:37 am
Mood: cynicalcynical
a girl who knew how to be happy even when sad
06 August 2012 @ 12:43 am
Curiosity has landed. NASA's most technologically advanced rover has just completed the seven minutes of terror and we're already seeing images of the surface. It's been a hell of a journey, but my god, it's worth it. Crying from happiness isn't a crazy reaction, is it? I mean, the entire JPL Mission Control team erupted when we got confirmation. It's surreal. This is the first Mars mission I've kept aware of since it started to gain ground, and so I feel like I've been a part of it, even if I'm just a bystander.

This is why I want to work at NASA. How could you not find this incredible?
Mood: ecstaticecstatic
a girl who knew how to be happy even when sad
02 August 2012 @ 11:47 am
Life is so boring. I mean, now that I have a "real" life. It's just work, eat, sleep. I doodle with icons sometimes and watch some TV, but I really need to get back into the swing of fandom, otherwise my head is gonna explode from doing too much of the same thing.

Last weekend we saw The Amazing Spiderman again. Which, yeah, it is amazing. Again. I want to make ALL the icons and real ALL the Peter/Gwen fics and also maybe all the Andrew/Emma fics. I'm convinced that while the story may not be all that spectacular(seriously, it should not take watching a movie twice + reading a dozen reviews online to figure out plot points), but the acting was so amazing that it's at the very least on par with the Rami movies. But it's been a while since I saw them, so I'll hold off on saying it's better.

This weekend we're going laptop shopping(not for me; I have mine picked out, I think), and then we're gonna go see Total Recall, which looks awesome. I've never seen the original (I know, how can I call myself a scifi fan, etc.), so I'm going in unbiased. Which apparently I do a lot? Also, I'm working my way through GOT. Still in S1, since I'm going painstakingly slow, but, eh, I'm doing it. It's okay, but I still don't see why everyone is calling it the greatest thing since LOTR. then again, having never read/seen LOTR, I can't judge

I think I have my laptop picked out. It's an HP Pavilion dv6t 7000 series, and I customized it to my liking (+ picked out a bag) for ~$800. Which is pretty good, I think. If anyone knows anything particularly about Acer Aspire V3 or this HP or just computers in general, hit me up, 'cause I'd love to pick your brain!

I am so ridiculously invested in this rover...if it doesn't make it, I will shed tears. Those seven minutes will truly be seven minutes of terror. I'm just hoping I can keep myself awake long enough to watch it. Who cares that there's work tomorrow...we're landing a rover on Mars!

Also, lastly, I'm trying out a new email. It might become permanent; so far I like it. I'll send out an email to my contacts if I do move over completely, but if you'd like to jump the gun email me, tis best to try afastmachine(at)outlook(dot)com.
Mood: giddygiddy
Music: Family Force 5 - Love Addict | Powered by Last.fm
a girl who knew how to be happy even when sad
18 July 2012 @ 12:49 am
I should be asleep, but I'm a wibbly-wobbly ball of emotions right now. Just watched the Eureka finale, and I swear, it could not have been more perfect. It was like Eureka condensed into all the things I love about it. The little shout-outs, the references to what happened behind the scenes, every single full-circle element, and that ending.

BRB forever sobbing
why isn't there a big fanfic filled fandom for this show? Seriously. *sadface*

If you're not watching or you're behind, it's so incredibly worth it to get caught up. This season hasn't been its best, but the finale completely blew everything out of the water. I was made as a swan song, and it served its purpose, it made me miss it like hell and sob like a baby and fall in love all over again.

Seriously, I don't talk about it, mainly 'cause there isn't really a fandom and IDK who on my flist watches, but, for me, it's up there with Stargate and Supernatural. And I'm gonna miss it.
Mood: touchedtouched
a girl who knew how to be happy even when sad
17 July 2012 @ 11:14 pm
17th-28th of July

I leave for my JSC mini-internship on the 22nd, and I won't be back in any active capacity until the 28th. Between now and the 22nd, I have to get my stuff in order and also sleep, since I have no idea how much I'll be getting next week. I'll lurk some when I'm at work on break, but I won't be around too much. And I won't be around at all while I'm on the internship. If you follow my graphics comm, a post will most likely go up before I leave.
Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
a girl who knew how to be happy even when sad
16 July 2012 @ 02:21 pm
Put your music on shuffle, post the first lines for the first ten songs, and have your flist take a stab at naming them.

1. Sunset, Broadway, are all the streets I like // Neon billboards that make me feel alive
2. Every boyfriend is the one, until otherwise proven // The good are never easy, the easy never good
3. If you're having girl problems, I feel bad for you son // I got 99 problems and a bitch ain't one (hint, it's not the original)
4. Broken bones, broken hearts, stripped down and torn apart // A little bit of rust but I'm still runnin'
5. Like ships in the night, you keep passing me by // Just wasting time trying to prove who's right Ships in the Night - Mat Kearney (guessed by hmsharmony)
6. She's got tickets to her own show, but nobody wants to go // But I'm stuck sitting in the front row, and I'm singing along like there's no tomorrow
7. A couple guys in first class on a flight from New York to Los Angeles // Kinda making small talk, killing time, flirting with the flight attendants Fly Over States - Jason Aldean (guessed by regularamanda)
8. Hydrogen in our veins, it cannot hold itself, my blood is boiling // And the pressure in our bodies that echoes up above us is exploding
9. Sweet dreams are made of this // Who am I to disagree? Sweet Dreams - Emily Browning (guessed by hmsharmony)
10. Two black Cadillacs driving in a slow parade // Headlights shining bright in the middle of the day

remember when it seemed half of LJ was just these memes solid?

Also, I want to expand my music collection/playlist; so, recs, anyone? I listen to everything and anything, pretty much, so I'll give it all a shot. :)
Mood: refreshedrefreshed
Music: Hands All Over - Maroon 5
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09 July 2012 @ 07:52 pm

Day 17 - Favorite mini series
I don't really watch much of mini serieses. I've seen Alice and Crusoe(which was a cancelled and retroactively turned into a miniseries), both of which are awesome. But nothing really grabbed me the way the reboot of Battlestar Galatica did. The miniseries got me pumped and incredibly excited for the show itself. And then I watched the first few episodes and just couldn't do it. It wasn't what I wanted. I might revisit that later, but for now, the actual show just didn't work for me. But the miniseries? I am very much here for that.

Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Hands-down. Back when Burn Notice was good, Michael's introduction, the story of a burned spy, his best friend who used to inform on him to the FBI, his trigger-happy ex-girlfriend, and sometimes family, if you're desperate, is awesome and fun and even after four years, I didn't get tired of watching and listening to it every episode.

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Mood: mellowmellow
Music: Beautiful Loser - Bob Seger