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The Nubbanator
01 April 2012 @ 07:00 pm
Lots of people don't like the new Livejournal comments pages. They've added "classic comments" to the Minimalism style, but for whatever reason they coded it so that turning it on means that custom css no longer works. And that's the extent they're going to accommodate us.

So, I've built my own layouts that take the existing ones and change their comments pages to match the "classic comments" style. Enjoy.

I tried to make the source visible to anyone, but LJ doesn't seem to be handling its own source_viewable layoutinfo key properly. I've uploaded the source to my Google Docs account, so that you can click on the names and take a look if you're interested.


  • First, a note: this will only work if you are able to use Advanced S2 Customizations, which requires a paid account.

  • Find the layout that you want in the list below, and note the ID of my modified layout. If you want to use one of the default themes, note that ID as well.

  • Navigate to the Your Styles page in the Advanced Customization area.

  • Underneath "Create Style" at the bottom of the page, fill in the Name box with whatever name you want to give the new style, and click the Create button. That should take you to the "Edit Style" page for the new style you've just created.

  • From the Layout drop-down list, select "Other..." (the last item in the list).

  • A LayerID textbox will appear. Fill in the ID of the layout you want, and click the Change button.

  • New drop-down lists will appear. If you wish to use a default theme, select "Other..." from the Theme drop-down list and enter the ID of the theme you want in the new LayerID textbox. If you don't want one of the themes, skip this step.

  • Click the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the page. This will take you back to the "Your Styles" page.

  • Your layout has now been created, but not applied. To make you journal display in the new layout, find the name you chose in the list of styles and click the Use button next to it.

  • Now that your layout has been created and applied, you can go to the normal Customize Journal Style page if you want to change options or apply custom CSS. Using custom CSS will not affect the comments pages.

Layer ID Name Default Themes
37955047 Flexible Squares with Classic Comments
(optional action links added to entries)
38105565 - Blue Gray
38105713 - Autumn
38105717 - Black and White and Red All Over
38109143 - Chocolate Milkshake
38109147 - Circular
38109153 - Circular Brown
38109155 - Eclipse
38109165 - Fresh Paint
38109411 - Gentle Dawn
38109427 - Icy Blue
38109441 - Lemon Grapefruit Tangerine
38109455 - Machine
38109805 - Nautical
38109815 - Pastel Spring
38109825 - Pink Punk
38109837 - Purple Periwinkle
38109847 - Tan and Teal
38114739 Smooth Sailing
(optional tag cloud added to the sidebar, and optional second sidebar with freeform HTML)
39232161 - Army Attire
39232167 - Banana Tree
39232173 - Blue Days
39232179 - Bruised Purple
39232181 - Chocolate Caramel Creme
39232187 - Easter Basket
39232313 - In the Forest
39232315 - Insane Yellow
39232319 - Midnight
39232321 - Mochachino
39232325 - Parrot Feathers
39232327 - Pretty in Pink
39232333 - Seeing Red
39232337 - Starry Night
39232447 - Toxic Teal
39232449 - Under Fire
39232455 - Very Violet
38621147 Bloggish 39343705 - April
39343707 - Baby
39343715 - Beckett
39343725 - Blue Crush
39343737 - Bonjour Chatette
39343745 - Bryant
39343747 - Classy
39343759 - Earth
39343773 - Folio
39343779 - Forest Green
39343801 - Green
39343809 - Knitting
39343819 - Masala
39343823 - Minimalist
39343829 - Porpoise
39343831 - Powell Street
39343863 - Purple Crush
39343869 - Stevenson
39343875 - Stitch
39343881 - Sunburned
39348039 - Travel
39314081 - Unstyled
39348051 - Wedding

What you see there is what I've done -- more layouts will be forthcoming. Comment to this post or email me if you have any questions, concerns, bug reports, or requests for additional layouts.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
The Nubbanator
27 June 2011 @ 01:55 pm
...or is anyone else slightly unnerved that there's a platform for sharing your high scores on Android and iPhone games called OpenFeint? I just keep thinking "If this is a feint, what sort of attack is going to follow?"

...And yes, I realize that this is a really weird thing to post when I haven't posted on LJ in forever, but I never claimed to be sane.
The Nubbanator
15 April 2011 @ 09:23 am
Please learn to tell the difference between "There is a bug in the system", "I can't log in to the system", and "The system is down". It's really not that hard.

Sure, if you tell me "the system is down" when it's not, I will handle your problem faster. I will also hate you.

The Nubbanator
19 April 2010 @ 04:36 pm
Ladies and gentlemen, I present for your consideration a tribute to the one, the only, relativity:

She is awesome.

And she was born into the world on this date, several years ago.

THEREFORE, let it resolved that she deserves, nay, she REQUIRES well-wishes, greetings, and smishy internet hugs.

The Nubbanator
13 April 2010 @ 10:47 am
I bet you all thought I was dead or something. Look, here I am!

And I have two AMAZING pieces of info to share with you.

First, I went out and got the KFC Double Down the first day it was available. Because how can you NOT? And the result is a resounding... meh. It wasn't a delicous feast of decadence, it wasn't thoroughly disgusting, it was just... I don't know. The only thing it's got going for it is the novelty factor. The "Colonel's special sauce" is just some chipotle mayo borrowed from Taco Bell, so the whole thing is really just a Tex-Mex chicken cordon bleu. Meh.

Secondly, and more awesomely, this is an actual picture of an actual car that I actually took with my actual phone yesterday:

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When you find yourself at a light behind a car like that, how can you NOT take a picture?
The Nubbanator
09 October 2009 @ 12:57 pm
That is all.
The Nubbanator
26 September 2009 @ 11:52 am
Just watched the Season 2 premiere of Joss's new attempt to be relevant. I gotta say -- I'm liking it. All throughout Season 1, I just kept feeling like there was all this potential that was being wasted, and the show wasn't nearly as good as it ought to have been. This episode, it finally clicked -- it's like Joss needed an entire season of exposition to finally get to the story he wanted to tell. I dunno.

In completely unrelated news, my office was, in fact, NOT firebombed by G20 protesters. Wow, who could have predicted that?
The Nubbanator
31 August 2009 @ 06:32 pm
How many of you are planning on committing acts of domestic terrorism at the G20 summit? Or know someone who is? Even just little ones? Anyone? At all??

...Thought so.

So, for those who don't know, I work for a coal company outside of Pittsburgh. (Yes, I know, and I'm sorry.) Of course I know that coal + G20 protesters = potential for badness, I'm not stupid, but... I mean, I would think you'd want to hire a few security guards just in case protesters show up and start harassing employees. Management is acting like they're expecting the ELF to firebomb the place. I mean, seriously, WTF?
The Nubbanator
21 April 2009 @ 06:34 pm
Okay, so it's two days late. I justify that by the fact that I never, ever post here. Still, it needs to be said, because it's important:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY relativity!!!
The Nubbanator
05 November 2008 @ 06:42 pm
First of all: I've realized that 90% of my icons aren't ever appropriate for what I want to say. Gotta fix that, but I'm lazy. But that's besides the point.

It's been forever since I said the Pledge of Allegiance. It's been a hell of a lot longer since I meant it. It's been ages since I heard the national anthem without being a little disgusted, and longer since I sang along. Last week, when Obama was here in Pittsburgh, I did both. The man has made me believe in America again, and I wasn't sure that was possible.

I kept tearing up last night, and randomly throughout the day today. It's... It really is the dawn of a new era in the world, and I can't wait to see what the next eight years bring.

Yes we can. Yes we will. Yes we did.

The one thing that I think got me the most last night was a sign that I saw someone holding, for only just a moment: