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1) I have no idea what's going on with Livejournal, but it's become next to impossible for me to use at work. Strangely, this is not any of work's doing. There seems to be some problem with Firefox and LJ not playing nice with each other. I can't comment on entries, nor can I read long comment threads (can't expand). I've followed LJ's suggestions, but none of them work. Basically, I'll have to use another browser just to read LJ. SIGH. LJ, I want to keep using you, but you make it so hard. ETA: If you comment on this entry on LJ, I can't reply, it won't let me. :(

2) If you follow me on the Facebook, you will have seen this already, but if not, here's Snacky health news: I am having an MRI today to determine a diagnosis for my back and leg pain. The x-rays already showed arthritis (severe facet arthopathy was the term used), so the MRI is to figure out why I have terrible nerve pain and numbness in my legs (spinal stenosis is a suspect).

So I have to lie flat and unmoving on my back for 35 minutes for the MRI. Aaaaaand due to the pain, that's one thing I have a lot of trouble doing. I've been practicing for a week, can only make it to 12 minutes without moving. So my wonderful doctor has given my a combo of sedatives and pain pills to take, in the hope that I will be able to make it the entire 30 minutes.

Basically I will be doped out of my mind. :D Which is probably good, since I've been having massive anxiety about this whole thing.

3) So I think my new boss is a bit of a flake. First there was the whole review thing where she tried to give me a review for a year when she only supervised me for 6 weeks. Yesterday, she sent out the new edition of our email newsletter, and asked me to link to it on the website, FB, and Twitter. She asked me the same thing last month, and I said I couldn't link to an email, unless she had a link to give me, since I can't just link to inboxes. But she didn't have a link, since she builds it as an email in Constant Contact. So I suggested that I would make a news post on our website and FB and Twitter about it, and link to our sign-up form, so people could sign up to receive the email. And she said, "Oh, that's a great idea!" So that was what we did last month.

I reminded her we had this conversation last month, and she was like, "Oooooh. Right. Well, can you recreate it on the website?" I told her I could, but it wouldn't look exactly like the email, since she's using Constant Contact's templates, but I could recreate it the best I could. "Won't that be too much work?" she asked, and I said, not really, if that's what she wanted me to do. But then I reminded her that the reason she wanted an email newsletter was so that people would sign up and give us their contact info, which she wants for funding/donor campaigns, and if we put the newsletter on the website, aren't we defeating that purpose? "Good point!" said she. "Keep doing what you're doing!"

I'm wondering if we'll have this conversation again next month.

This entry was originally posted at http://snacky.dreamwidth.org/745380.html. You can comment either here, or there.

Date: 2014-05-02 02:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] kirbyfest.livejournal.com
MRIs are hard. Glad you have some drugs, and I hope it goes OK.

Date: 2014-05-02 02:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rthstewart.livejournal.com
I am SO sorry about the pain. I'm glad your doctor gave you good meds. I've had several MRIs for brain tumors over the years (no, really, it's not like that, they are itty bitty and in my pituitary, no big deal) and I did find that the anxiety leading up to it much worse than the actual experience itself.

Date: 2014-05-02 05:55 pm (UTC)
blue_ant: (attack the block)
From: [personal profile] blue_ant
Good luck with the MRI. I hope those drugs work.

As for Firefox + LJ ... I just started using it again and haven't noticed any issues with it (the new update that makes it look like Chrome was enough to lure me back) and LJ.

ETA: Though I did uninstall a ton of add-ons before I started using it again.
Edited Date: 2014-05-02 05:55 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-05-02 07:56 pm (UTC)
tephra: A furry liger-ish dragon portrait in profile (ligerdragon)
From: [personal profile] tephra
If you are using NoScript with Firefox you have to allow livejournal.net to get the comments to work.

Date: 2014-05-02 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilydale.livejournal.com
1) I had that Firefox/LJ problem too, but then one day it magically fixed itself. I don't understand why LJ keeps "fixing" things that aren't broken, thereby breaking something for real.

2) I hope the MRI goes well, both the literal event and in it figuring things out.

3) Constant Contact has an option for every email you create for it to be available as a webpage. (I think it's an available option when you first set up and when you late edit an email, and then the link is at the top of the email.) Then you don't have to create anything, depending on whether having that page available would satisfy whatever's trying to be done.

Date: 2014-05-02 10:00 pm (UTC)
ext_36740: (Anderson Cooper uh wut?)
From: [identity profile] jaiden-s.livejournal.com
Huh. That's odd about FF and LJ. I use FF and have no issues with LJ at all.

Let us know how the MRI went.

Date: 2014-05-03 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] minnow1212.livejournal.com
Hope the MRI goes well and that you have answers--and pain relief!--soon.

Date: 2014-05-06 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] franthewndrhrse.livejournal.com
I hope the MRI went/goes well. I've had plenty of them myself, I've got neck and lower back issues. I try to be drugged. :) I'm claustrophobic and being out of it helps.

Also, you're boss sounds wacky.

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