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January 1st, 2018

2018 @ 12:00 am

Right now I am annoyingly: sleepy sleepy

I think there's a glitch in my copy of Windows 7. It says today's date is "1/1/2018". I thought the year 2018 didn't exist - didn't the world end in 2017?

Wait, I got it! 2018 must be like a secret bonus world or something! :P


Happy New Year, everyone! And happy 10,000,000,002,016th anniversary, mezzacotta! ;)
 
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:January 1st, 2018 06:18 am (UTC)
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Happy new year. :)
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From:nf793
Date:January 1st, 2018 06:44 pm (UTC)
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Happy new year~! Everyone loves finding a cool bonus level. Let's make it a fun one!
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From:matt1993
Date:January 1st, 2018 07:54 pm (UTC)
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Thanks :)

I'm also hoping I can make it one where by the end of it, both my LJ and my DW finally look the way they're supposed to again...
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:January 1st, 2018 11:58 pm (UTC)
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Happy New Year!

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From:matt1993
Date:January 2nd, 2018 12:58 am (UTC)
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:)

I still can't believe it's 2018 already. Like, am I really THAT far behind on everything I'm trying to catch up on? :(
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:January 2nd, 2018 01:01 am (UTC)
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Look at it as a new beginning. Time to hunker down and catch up on that stuff if you want to! How much did you get DONE in 2017? Focus on that! Then work on it as needed in 2018!
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From:matt1993
Date:January 2nd, 2018 01:06 am (UTC)
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That's what I did throughout 2016 and 2017 (and the last month or two of 2015). I did manage to catch up on a lot, but ever since April 2017, I've been feeling even further behind than I was when I started because now I have all these entries to edit on DW (not to mention I had a lot to fix already when I was still only on LJ). :(
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:January 2nd, 2018 01:22 am (UTC)
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Wait, why are you editing DW entries again?
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From:matt1993
Date:January 2nd, 2018 04:19 am (UTC)
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A LOT of reasons:

- Polls weren't copied over; they were replaced by a link to the LJ version of the poll. I'm editing the links on DW to include most of the content you'd see on the LJ versions of the entries.
- Repost buttons don't show up on DW, so I'm replacing them with the closest thing I know how to do: type up the original repost button's caption and then make that a link to "Share this entry" for that entry
- NO tags whatsoever showed up on DW when they were copied over, but I'm editing my entries so that they will be. And since I only get as many tags as I had on LJ when I imported them, I'm having to replace tags that I don't need with ones that I do need.
- In every entry that links to other entries in my journal, I'm making sure the links go to LJ in my LJ entries and DW in my DW entries unless I'm linking to both or there's a specific reason to link to one or the other.
- Fixing broken images on both LJ AND DW. And I'm reuploading all my images to DW and editing those entries to use the DW versions of my images in case LJ has any more broken image glitches. (but by the same token, NOT similarly updating images on my LJ entries in case DW ever has glitches like that)
- Not only were videos in my LJ entries not imported to DW correctly, whenever I post a new DW entry with a video in it, that video sometimes also shows up where a video was supposed to be in a much older entry! The second Super Mario Odyssey trailer managed to show up in a DW entry from 2010, for instance! So I have to edit my DW entries to fix all of those.
- etc.
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:January 2nd, 2018 05:10 am (UTC)
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Yup, that's quite a lot of stuff to do! Even I - on disability - would be wondering at the sheer volume of this if I were to take something up like that myself! All good and valid reasons. Best of luck!
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From:matt1993
Date:January 2nd, 2018 06:44 am (UTC)
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Thanks! :)

I've fixed 535 out of 1,222 entries now (or 1,070 out of 2,444 if you count the LJ and DW versions of my entries separately). I barely made any progress over Christmas break... and I've spent about four months doing this and it looks like I'm going to spend at least four more on it... :(
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From:glowing_dragon
Date:January 2nd, 2018 06:53 am (UTC)
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Yeah, take it a little at a time. You've fixed that many now already, which is a good start!
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From:thesewaters
Date:January 2nd, 2018 02:34 pm (UTC)
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Haha happy new year! Here's hoping we all complete the secret level!
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From:matt1993
Date:January 2nd, 2018 10:47 pm (UTC)
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:)

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