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I'm going to take part in the LJ Content strike scheduled for Friday. Like I said before, I don't know if it will do any good, but I figure it can't hurt.

For those of you who don't already know, there has been a strike scheduled for Friday, March 21st, 2008, during which we hope to have many members of LiveJournal provide LJ with absolutely no content for twenty-four hours. This means no posting and no commenting. If you post elsewhere and have it set up to be posted through a feed on LiveJournal, don't do it. Stay away from LiveJournal for twenty-four hours. That can't be too hard, can it? I know some of you are probably quite active on LiveJournal and will find it hard to stay away for an entire day, just as I will, but this is something that needs to be done, to show the people running LiveJournal that we're watching the changes they are making, that we're paying attention, that we're discontent, and that we want to be heard and taken in to consideration. We are not simply users who can be tossed to the side and ignored. We are the people who make up LiveJournal. Without us, without the content we create, without our words, our voices, our creativity, our participation, there would be no LiveJournal. This is a fact, and it needs to be realized and understood and then taken in to consideration when making decisions regarding the way that LiveJournal is run. The strike is only a few days away, so there isn't all too much time to prepare. While this is unfortunate, it isn't enough to keep this strike from taking place. It will take place, the second it is meant to, and it would be best to have as many people take part as possible. Please, spread the word. Spread it fast. There are only a few days to organize this. If you find that you care about LiveJournal or care about the people you interact with on LiveJournal or simply want it to remain a place where you can entertain yourself without constant censorship and money-hungry practices being thrown in without the consideration of those who use the service, act now. If you don't wish to spread the word, that is fine, but please: refrain from using LiveJournal on Friday, March 21st. Do something else for a change. It's for a good cause. (:

You can find out more here and here. Time zone info is here.

The amusing thing is that I will be off LJ from tomorrow morning til Friday afternoon anyway, because the female half of the family (mom, aunt, Shelby and I) are going to Pioneer for a few days so we can go to Columbia. So it won't be as hard to stay away from LJ as it might be otherwise ;)

ETA: Updated with links about Pioneer and Columbia. The state historic park, not the South American country ;)
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Pioneer, California?

Just curious because my great grandparents used to live there.
Very! I've actually been there... a lot! I used to go visit them when they were building their house, although we were on Guam most of the time they lived in the completed house. And my great-great-aunt (I think that's the right number of "greats" -- she was my great-grandmother's sister) lived there as well. And somewhere around here I have a cookbook that was produced by some community group in Pioneer back in the '70s.
What a small world we live in! My aunt came into some money and wanted a place in the mountains, but not too far from home, to sort of get away from it all.

Their house is on a street called Sky View, off of Highway 88, if that means anything to you ;)
Ooo, I remember Columbia from a field trip--maybe seventh grade. Gold mining and all that jazz, fond memories.

I'm slightly bummed about the strike timing because it's my only day off this week, but I guess I'll get all of my beta reading done, maybe even write a chapter or two.