Name My Phone!

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 12:14 am
miss_s_b: (Mood: Kill me)
[personal profile] miss_s_b
OK, my new phone is on its way. I am checking the tracking obsessively. It's in Northampton! And it needs a name...

It is a Nokia 5800. Perhaps something Viking-y, given the nationality of the manufacturer? The little wrist strap and plectrum combo doesn't half look like a devil's tail, too. Something demonic? Do we know of any Finnish demons?

For reference, other named appliances in this household include my laptop (McGruder) desktop (Frankenputer) and Car (Kaligula).

Suggestions in the comments, please!

ETA: OOOOOOO it's in Tamworth!

Date: Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Names)
From: [personal profile] matgb
other named appliances in this household include my laptop ("The Laptop") desktop ("My Login") and Car ("The Ka").

Corrected for accuracy of usage there darlin'...

I suggest that it will mostly be referred to as "your phone" and occasionally as "my phone" (by you) or "that damned thing" by others, especially LiznMark...

Date: Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
burkesworks: (Default)
From: [personal profile] burkesworks
It's Finnish. It's demonic. It's probably going to be very loud. I dub your new phone "Mr. Lordi".

Date: Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
etoile: (Default)
From: [personal profile] etoile
Lempo, name of Finnish God of Evil, Lord of Demons and name of the cute Hotel Chocolat labrador a Scandiwegian bought me for my birthday last year :)

Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
etoile: (Default)
From: [personal profile] etoile
Yeah, sounds like a kiddie bookcase from Ikea ^^

Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
thette: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thette
Finnish is easy to pronounce. All the written letters are in the spoken word. Stress is on the first syllable of Louhi. Vowels are short (unless they're written as a double vowel).

Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I like Mielikki (, if for no other reason than its fun to pronounce. Either say it "My-licky" or "Me-Licky" and you've got hours of fun right there!

plus as its say on wikipedia:

" was thought very important to stay on her good side."

Surely made for you.

Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Gah! I hate you HTML and all you stand for!!


Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)
From: [personal profile] matgb
Nah, that's an artifact of the way anonymous comments are handled—to stop spambots from figuring out how to abuse the site, ages back they made it so all links in anonymous comments would get de linked and into BOLD(URL) format instead.

Unfortunately this still happens for validated OpenID accounts, but given you're not even bothering to do that...

Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're right mat, I don't bother to do that, mainly because my openid goes back to a website that I no longer update (not that I actually update my more recent one either), so although that was slightly harshly written (it brought a pang of despair to my heart, I thought you liked me and my trip to J.S. Mill's grave) I understand the criticism.

But then, why does it format my link in the preview? Why not just unformat it there and then and say "sign up or eff off"? Then I would have known where I was going wrong.

So the only way to have hmtl links on dreamwidth is by having a dreamwidth account? Which can be purchased through money or favour? And if I don't want to join the cool kids full time I am forever labelled as a spambot?

Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)
From: [personal profile] matgb
Nah, wasn't meant to be harsh, an elipsis is sorta like a smiley with added snark ;-)

But yeah, the OpenID implementation currently is a bit poor (still better than pretty much anywhere else online, but still poor), and the spam blocking functionality is of questionable value.

I don't know why the preview shows it'll work when it won't, that's daft, and I also don't know when they're going to improve the OpenID login UI (it's planned, I know that).

Hopefully by the end of open beta they'll have proper formatting for OpenID accounts that are validated, they're specifically pushing OpenID as a commenting function. But if you want an invite code, I have some spare.

Besides which, if you have a current website, put an OpenID redirect into the header, and use that URL, then it'll point to your current domain. The code's easy, this is what I had to put for my LJ (copied direct from an old domain):

And having a very brief look at the source from your linked address, copy this into your header on the new blog:

And you now have a fully working OpenID from your current domain—you can change the delegate and server ID if you want, Google and Yahoo are now providing OpenID verification although it's not as easy to get it right with the code (as in, I've never bothered).

At some point, I'd love to see it so that you can only comment on someone's blog with an OpenID or a login on that site, would make dealing with spam and sockpuppetts so much easier.

Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, I always had an ellipsis down as more of general sigh and a muttering under the breath about the state of youth today. Seems I need to bone up on my leet.

Thanks very much for the header code, I'll give that a go. and also thanks for the offer of the invite. I'll skip for the moment, as I don't think I'd put it to much use, more worthwhile giving them to people who'll do something within the community for the time being.

Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 08:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Also, I am now extremely annoyed with DreamWidth. YOU'RE NOT WHO YOU SAY YOU ARE!!!! is now being replaced with POST REQUIRED. Arrrrrrgh. Why can't you come back to LJ where comments are actually allowed to be posted. ;_______;

Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Every time I try to drop a comment here, DreamWidth goes schizo and I have to go through the whole rigmarole of putting in my OpenID over and over and over, and then answering all of those little "you're not a robot, are you?" boxes. Argh. But I do it for you :P


Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)
From: [personal profile] matgb
This comment makes no sense whatsoever.

I'm assuming you got an error message from either DW or LJ. This might be because DW is still in open beta and thus needs coherent bug reports, or it might be because LJ says it's not in beta but is using dated code that doesn't work properly and in some cases goes directly againsts standards that LJ actually created (like OpenID).

If it's a problem at DW's side, then explain and/or report it to the support board, and it'll get looked into. The whole point of being in open beta testing is to find, fix and get rid of bugs.

Assuming you found a bug, what is it?

Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have that phone!! Mine has a red theme and its all evil...

Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
freddiefraggles: (ncis - ziva temptation)
From: [personal profile] freddiefraggles
It's a rather snazzy looking phone. Do tell how you get on with it, mine's up for being chucked in February...

ps- it's really weird only having 3 icons.

Date: Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
stormsearch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] stormsearch
Is it there yet? Is it? Is it?
You'll have to do an intarwebs post from your shiny new phone.
The sideways keyboard thing is So Nifty. I found I could just about type normally.

And, what's her name?

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