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I read yesterday that Flickr is about to change its retention policies, so I went there for the first time in quite a while to plan a kind of general rescue of my old photos.

The very earliest one was dated 2005, and corresponds to one of the first posts I ever made on LJ. Let's see if I can remember how to attach a photo to a DW post, because it's been a while since I had to actually write HTML to do that.


Okay. Here it is. I went out on my lunch hour one day in 2005 with an early digital camera (maximum image size 600 px wide), and thought this bus ad was funny enough to make a LiveJournal post. I was just getting the hang of even how to think about blogging, a word which etymonline.com tells me did exist by 2005.

So here we are, thirteen years later. I was an Old then and have gotten no less Old, of course, relative to internet people or in absolute terms. I'm 63 today.

Since 2005 I have retired from the job I took a lunch break from that day. The building I worked in for much of my career--behind and to the right of me as I took that photo--is under massive earthquake-proofing these days, basically an empty shell of bullshit postmodern architecture plus a famous statue, while all its 3000 denizens work in rented spaces around the downtown area. I don't get downtown anymore, so I haven't seen it. 

I've also written and published a novel and become a professional editor. I've built myself a little recording studio and become part of a podcast, the Story Grid Editor Roundtable, a group show of which my first solo episode just posted today.


So hello to all who've been more loyal to the DW/LJ platform than I have, and to those returning because of the impending Tumblr diaspora. And happy birthday to me.

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5/12/18 17:57 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] donutsweeper
Happy Birthday!!!!!

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5/12/18 23:09 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] donutsweeper
Ooh coffee sounds nice, I hope you had a nice treat to go along with it (like a donut perhaps? :D )

Crappy health going on here, but I'm ignoring it in favor of writing treats for Yuletide :)

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6/12/18 01:27 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] donutsweeper
Hurray for donuts!!!

happy birthday to you!

5/12/18 18:06 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] dine
I hope it's filled with all sorts of good things!!

you've been on my mind lately - it's been far too long since I've seen you. want to catch up? not sure what December looks like for you, but maybe in early January if not before?

Re: happy birthday to you!

6/12/18 03:18 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] dine
I do still work in the same building, and Thai for lunch is always a good option if it works for you. I'd need a couple days notice to arrange coverage, but many days this month might be doable, and January even easier. BBQ is delicious, but parking is a bit more chancy in the evening; but we can sort things out. I'm e-mailing pronto!

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5/12/18 20:33 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] tehomet
Happy birthday! :D

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5/12/18 21:37 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] nanila
Hello! How nice to see you again. And happy birthday!

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5/12/18 21:52 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] batdina
happy birthday and welcome back.

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5/12/18 22:04 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] ruric
Lovely to see you posting here again and congrats in the fulfilling life post-retirement from the old job. Though it sounds like you;re still going full out on working :)

And of course - Happy Birhday!

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5/12/18 22:20 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] sasha_feather
Happy birthday! :D

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6/12/18 00:08 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] ranunculus
Happy Birthday!!!
Nice to hear from you.
Sounds like retirement is working well for you, full of all kinds of new challenges.
I'm happy with SmugMug photo hosting if you need to migrate pics.
Here is a post from my July vacation that is a pretty good story, though it wasn't at all fun at the time.

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6/12/18 12:16 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] cookiemom6067
Happy birthday, Em!

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7/12/18 00:19 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] cookiemom6067
Wow! I'm touched.

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7/12/18 20:42 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] lizziebelle
Happy birthday! And welcome back! :)

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