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20 Years ago, I missed Live Aid because my then boyfriend and I had tickets to the North Sea Jazz Festival. While the rest of the world was watching Queen and Bob Geldof and Phil Collins and George Michael perform, we were watching Oscar Peterson and Ella Fitzgerald and B.B. King in concert.

Yesterday, I missed Live 8 because I was spending the afternoon with db2305. We had lots to talk about and made plans to go on a shopping expedition to one of those newfangled outlet villages soon. When I came home, Peter Kay was entertaining the audience in Wembley. I don't think I missed anything.

I'm writing this entry as a test of Semagic -- db2305 swears by it, and it looked pretty nifty to me when she showed me. I hope I've downloaded and installed it correctly, but the proof of the pudding is, as they say, in the eating. I did find the Keywords-option though...right underneath 'Picture to use' in the latest release!

ETA: Yes, it does seem to work. Now let me play around and find a use for it...

ETA2: Oh, and another thing I found out about yesterday: LJ Book lets you turn your entire LJ into a printable .pdf-file...now I just need to find an opportunity for the laser printer at work to churn these 1200-odd pages out for me without Jobsworth or anyone else noticing.


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Jul. 3rd, 2005 10:56 am (UTC)
Live 8 didn't grab me at all. I watched about five minutes of Razorlight and that was about it. I watched Time Team Big Roman Dig instead.

I've been using Semagic from the start. The latest version doesn't work for me though.

I think you'll have to be especially careful with your LJ book! I got my Book too.
Jul. 3rd, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
The LJ Book is wonderful. I stayed up all night perusing it, all the entries from way back when, topics and trips I'd forgotten about (& hadn't included in my Memories, which is a pity because going back, I can't seem to add them now).
Jul. 3rd, 2005 11:39 am (UTC)
hee - I went.. and for me it was awesome! :)

ooh that's weird - I was wondering if there was something like LJ BOokk just the other day.

what in the world is semagic?
Jul. 3rd, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC)
I went.. and for me it was awesome! :)

I'm sure it must have been a fantastic experience being there, soaking up the atmosphere and all, but me, I could take it or leave it -- and I left it. ;-)

what in the world is semagic?

Semagic is an LJ client. It sort of works like a word processor, and allows you to post without worrying about HTML-coding and such. It's pretty nifty, really; but I haven't gotten to grips with it yet -- I'm answering this query of yours the old-fashioned way, logged in to my LJ and typing it in directly.
Jul. 3rd, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
Oscar Peterson and Ella or Phil Collins... umm... lemme think.... no, don't tell me, I know this one....


And 'keywords'? I'm embarrassed to say I've used Semagic for a couple of years and don't know what this is or what it would do for me. Help!
Jul. 3rd, 2005 02:55 pm (UTC)
Oscar Peterson and Ella or Phil Collins...

I know. I still feel incredibly priviliged to have seen these two in concert together.

And 'keywords'?

The new Tags-feature in LJ => it's called 'Keywords' in Semagic. Yesterday, when db2305 showed me how Semagic works, she mentioned she hadn't found the keyword function yet.
Jul. 3rd, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
I don't know what "tags" is either. I'm the world's last adapter.
Jul. 3rd, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC)
These days, you can add tags to your post, so that you can groups posts with similar content together. It's just a way of organising your entries, if you're so minded. It seems we've got whoever it is that have taken over LJ (I forget the name) to thank for it -- it's an option most bloggers are familiar with, or so I'm told. Me, since I thrive on chaos, I can't really see a use for it.
Jul. 3rd, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I kinda like the idea for some things. Like my vacation posts. We'll see if I remember to do it!
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