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July 13, 2009

What's For Dinner? And What's Up With FaceBook.


First off let's talk about FaceBook for a moment....

For those of you who follow me on FaceBook you may have noticed that things are different, and to be honest I don't know what it looks like inside FaceBook because I've been shut out. I don't know if I'm still there, or I've disappeared or what.

It all started one day last week when I logged on one morning and noticed that my picture had been changed and I hadn't changed it. I immediately realized that my account had been hacked so I changed my password and notified FaceBook. FaceBook, effers, finally got back to me two days later to tell me that "Hey you've been hacked!" and that they changed my password for me. Thanks! I would never have figured THAT out by myself! Thanks for stating the obvious! So by reporting that I had been hacked, I also told on myself for having a pseudonym without even knowing I couldn't have one. Lovely!

While they were assessing my account they also decided to suspend me because my account was not under my real name, but under my blog's name. Apparently that's a no no at FaceBook (Who the hell cares if you use a pseudonym or your real name other than the idiots who are running FaceBook?) so they decided they needed to disable my account. I have asked them to reconsider, but here we are several days later and I still haven't heard from them. As you can tell they are slower than molasses in January! I'm hoping they will get back to me today, but that remains to be seen!

I didn't use my real name because I didn't want it associated with Dianne's Dishes after some stalkerish activity that went on on my personal blog a few years ago that ranged from several people stealing pictures of Alexis when I still posted pictures of her face and posting them elsewhere, to one person even going as far as to take those stolen pictures and posting them pretending that Alexis was their child. Who does that?? So you can see why I'm a little leery of posting her face and revealing my real name or my exact location.

I'm not sure where this leaves me on FaceBook since I don't really want an account with my name, or if I had one I wouldn't associate it with Dianne's Dishes anyway. If they refuse then I guess my FaceBook days are over, which is sad because I had just begun reconnecting with some people from my childhood and that was really nice.

Anyway, all of that to say, if you're a friend on FaceBook and notice I'm gone then that is why. I'll miss Facebook if this is the end. Hopefully I'll be able to tell you in the next day or two what they have decided. Until then we wait. Have I mentioned what effers they are??

Now let's talk about dinner!

Tonight is a mixed bag...

Alexis is having black beans, cantaloupe and cucumbers. I am having left over gazpacho and left over shrimp from this weekend. Jamison is having steak strips and roasted potatoes. Alexis may munch on some of Jamison's steak or some of my shrimp, but lately she's been eating more vegetable proteins than that of the animal variety. Whatever floats her boat! As long as she is eating protein I'm not concerned about her not eating as much meat.

What are you having?

Posted by Dianne at July 13, 2009 12:44 PM

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I'm not sure what you want facebook for other than connecting with friends, but you might try dreamwidth (http://www.dreamwidth.org/)

No issue with using psuedonym. Open source, and it has openid commenting so your friends don't have to have accounts. You can customize the amount of security you want. It's pretty simple and nice to use.

Posted by: Stacey at July 13, 2009 3:34 PM

Thanks Stacey! I'll check that out!

Posted by: Dianne at July 13, 2009 3:37 PM

You can create a fan page for your blog by using the account with your name. People don't have to be friends with you to see the fan page. The West Frederick Farmer's Market is a fan page and it has most of the functionality of a personal page, plus a few extras like tracking the demographics of your readers. It was easy to set up.

Posted by: Shannon at July 13, 2009 4:00 PM

I created a fan page before they shut me out. I'm not sure if it would remain once the user who created it is gone or not. I may have to look into that! Thanks Shannon!

Posted by: Dianne at July 13, 2009 4:06 PM

Mom's chili. It's really good!

Posted by: Dar at July 13, 2009 4:35 PM

Wow - you sure did get some weirdos to steal Alexis' picture. People are freaks, that's for sure.

Dinner? No clue. Although I suppose I'd better get moving!

Posted by: Megan at July 13, 2009 5:18 PM

It is 93 degrees right now, and as crazy as it sounds, I'm craving roasted potato leek soup. I bought all the ingredients yesterday at the Farmer's Market and couldn't believe how huge the leeks were. It would make much more sense to make your cold gazpacho (which sounds terrific!), but I can't shake my food cravings.

Posted by: Noelle Markus at July 13, 2009 7:28 PM

Megan, the crazy people find me. They always have! LOL

Noelle, I like to eat soup in the summer too. If you're craving it go for it! It sounds delicious!

Posted by: Dianne at July 13, 2009 7:47 PM

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