01 September 2010 @ 12:53 am
Ta da!  
And crossposting from DW to LJ is enabled!

What I've done for now is set it up so comments on LJ are disabled, and everyone who was on my friends list on LJ has commenting access on DW with Open ID. DW has a little guide to setting up Open ID here. Basically, what it does is allow you to comment on things using your ID from one site at other sites. It's super easy to set up -- do not be afraid of Open ID.

I'll still be reading my friends list at LJ and participating in comms, etc. there. It's just that all my entries will be posted at DW and mirrored on LJ without comments.

If you already have a DW account, please comment on this entry and I'll add you here. I have five DW codes to give out, so if you'd like a DW account, please comment and I'll pass a code along to you.

ETA: I unlocked this post at DW and I have anonymous commenting enabled, so if you don't want to do the Open ID thing and just want a journal creation code, comment anonymously, but let me know who you are on LJ.

Oh, and I apparently have SIX! journal codes to share at DW, so strike while the iron is hot, folks!
 
 
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(Anonymous) on September 1st, 2010 11:04 am (UTC)
Ah ha! It works!
(Anonymous) on September 1st, 2010 11:04 am (UTC)
Opps... but I'll have to remember to sign it. - Hrothny
[identity profile] isabelladangelo.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 11:24 am (UTC)
Does this account make me look fat? (Testing)
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[identity profile] nuranar.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
I'm here! I do hope they fix this. SO annoying. BTW, c'I have a code, please? :D
(Anonymous) on December 23rd, 2012 04:15 am (UTC)
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Derek, although that might work, I'm not irnetested to try that because as far as I'm concerned, sites should work with browsers without having to fake user agent strings. If they don't, that's a bug for the site administrator to fix, not the end user.gjph, looks like the bug has been opened in April. Personally I find it highly surprising that Microsoft haven't worked out a solution in the last couple of months for this highly visible bug resulting in widespread poor user experience. It's not as if the Firefox 3.0 betas have not been available for testing.
tattycat[personal profile] tattycat on September 1st, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC)
Added! And oh gosh, how I love your background!!

btw, there is a costume_snark mirror here on DW. heatermcca set it up last year when other LJ stupids happened. You can find it on my profile, and I can add you as a mod here too. (heatermcca = onomatopoiea here)
msmcknittington[personal profile] msmcknittington on September 1st, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
I'm actually about to change my background, because it's the same as at LJ, and I am getting confused.

I just joined costume_snark here. Should I join the mod comm, too or is that one just for dress_diaries?
tattycat[personal profile] tattycat on September 1st, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
I just made you a mod at DW costume_snark. Let me poke at modparty-- I think it was just for dressdiaries, but damned if I can remember. I set this thing up during StrikeThrough.
msmcknittington[personal profile] msmcknittington on September 1st, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
I know I'm a member of modparty at LJ, but I think that came about because . . . ? I don't remember why. For collaborative anti-drama activism? Something like that.
tattycat[personal profile] tattycat on September 1st, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
Okay, mod_party was for dressdiaries mods. At least, that's who's on it. I just created a csnark-mods community. You can get to it from my profile, and I'll approve your membership and adjust your settings.
msmcknittington[personal profile] msmcknittington on September 1st, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
OK, now that I'm done messing with my layout, though I'm sure I'll change it at least five times before the week is out, do you have any other comm recommendations? I've joined the knitting comm already. :)
tattycat[personal profile] tattycat on September 2nd, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
I son't actually know! The last time I visited here was during StrikeThrough. I did just find vintage_sewing, which is new and looks promising.

I think you and I should start a DW version of Crafting from the Past. And maybe a steampunk knitting group too. You know. So no one else can stuff it up.
msmcknittington[personal profile] msmcknittington on September 2nd, 2010 03:55 am (UTC)
I don't even know what to look for, to be honest. We will have to wait and see how this flower blossoms.

I think you and I should start a DW version of Crafting from the Past. And maybe a steampunk knitting group too. You know. So no one else can stuff it up.

Ha! Yes, we should do that. First rule: NO SHARKS.
msmcknittington[personal profile] msmcknittington on September 1st, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
And thank you for the background comment! :D
[identity profile] lindseyerin37.livejournal.com on September 1st, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
Can I have a DW code please? :)
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snowywolfowl[personal profile] snowywolfowl on September 2nd, 2010 06:47 am (UTC)
Thanks for the code! :)
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Arsie[personal profile] arsie on September 3rd, 2010 03:04 am (UTC)
Hey darling! Friend me! dragonling on LJ. :)
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(Anonymous) on September 3rd, 2010 06:50 am (UTC)
Do you still have a DW code ?
(Anonymous) on September 3rd, 2010 06:52 am (UTC)
Drat, forgot to mention I'm Green Martha from LJ (and not awake enough for the OpenID-thingie)
petranella[personal profile] petranella on September 3rd, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
Hi I set up over here too but I can't add friends while I'm at work.
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Sum Hyaena.[personal profile] hyaena on September 3rd, 2010 11:02 pm (UTC)
Ah! I LOVE your layout! How did you get it?
msmcknittington[personal profile] msmcknittington on September 3rd, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's one of the DW layouts, but I added my own background. It's the Brittle layout by [personal profile] sforzinda and the colorway (I don't know what else to call it!) is Rust. The brocade background is from this site.
(Anonymous) on September 6th, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
Random Question for you:
I am looking into dress forms and I saw that you were asking about Uniquely You dress forms back in 2008. Did you end up getting one? If so... How do you like it now? How well is it holding up? Any advice for those scoping out the market on dress forms?
msmcknittington[personal profile] msmcknittington on September 6th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Random Question for you:
Whoa! You are like the third person to ask me about dummies this summer, just because of that sew_hip post.

I did get a Uniquely You form, and I like it a lot. Fitting the cover is challenging, and it helps to have a partner who knows what they're doing. It's holding up really well, even though I shove pins into it all the time.

The only thing I'd change about my Uniquely You dummy is that I'm short and petite, so there are some measurements that don't match my body's and aren't going to without a custom dummy. Like the distance from above bust measurement to the top of the shoulder is too long on the dummy, and my shoulders are lots narrower. That just means that I need to fit my draped toiles on my body and adjust those elements on my body, which I'd have to do anyway.

I think if I didn't do historical costuming, and so needed to have a form that was "corsetable", I'd look into getting a My Twin. But since I don't do much modern sewing, I don't know if it would fit my needs, and it's not really a mistake I want to make for $150.

Unless you're a professional seamstress and need to fit a wide range of sizes, I'd recommend staying away from the adjustable, dial dummies. And, honestly, if you are a professional seamstress, I'm sure there's a better option than a Dritz! :P I'm definitely pleased with my Uniquely You, and I think it would work well for lots of people.
dreaming through the noise: Eyebrow[personal profile] raptureofthemoon on September 10th, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
*waves* sanguineroses @LJ

msmcknittington[personal profile] msmcknittington on September 10th, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
Hi, you! Glad to see you here!
dreaming through the noise: Eyebrow[personal profile] raptureofthemoon on September 10th, 2010 05:23 am (UTC)
:)

I've had this account since last year....I still don't know what, exactly, to do with it. I think I'm a compulsive journal account creator. (I wonder if there's an anonymous group for that sort of thing?)
msmcknittington[personal profile] msmcknittington on September 10th, 2010 05:57 am (UTC)
I'm not sure what to do with mine, either, other than "post here and not at LJ." I've found a bunch of cool writing comms, and I'm hoping to actually post stuff regularly to my writing journal, instead of . . . uh, once a year for Yuletide. That would be good.
box_camera[personal profile] box_camera on September 10th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
Hi! I'm here because fidgety (I'm too lazy to look up the code for the little linky-icony thingy, sorry) wrote an entry about how you left LJ for DW and you sound like a really interesting person and I'm new to DW so I need friends. I'm into English history too, mostly Tudor-era, and I was into it waaay before that Showtime show and The Other Boleyn Girl and all that dumbed-down stuff made it trendy. (Not to slam anyone who is into those things, I actually like The Tudors, I just don't confuse it with What Really Happened.)
msmcknittington[personal profile] msmcknittington on September 10th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
Hello! I had a poke through your journal, and you seem totally cool, so of course I'll grant you access and stuff.

If you like cooking, you should join the [community profile] omnomnom community. (I think that's right. I might not have gotten the right number of noms in there. It's on my profile page if I got it wrong!) Lots of recipes and good recommendations! I generally come away hungry. :D
http://docejacula.livejournal.com/[identity profile] docejacula.livejournal.com on October 21st, 2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
check your messages! :)
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[personal profile] meretia on March 12th, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
Hi! I've seen you around TIWAFKL on Ravelry a bit, and the posts I've been reading over here are really interesting. Do you mind if I add you?
msmcknittington[personal profile] msmcknittington on March 12th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
Yeah, sure! Just be prepared for whininess in my recent entries, because I've been super complain-y . . . pretty much my entire life, actually. :D
[personal profile] meretia on March 12th, 2011 04:54 am (UTC)
No worries. I have no room to fault people for being whiny lately.