My Sites Here and There

Okay, I just rediscovered my old Tripod site that I’ve had for years.  That’s the first site I made for my poetry and Priscilla of The Turkeys story.  Hang on, I think the first site I had for them was at my old AOL web pages.  That was a very long time ago!

Now I’m at a loss as to what to do with the Tripod site.  I suppose I could use it as an alternative site for one of my domains or as a general info site to point people to my other sites.  Not sure yet.

For anyone who may be interested in having a look, my sites are at http://virtualgirlfriday.net.au (my business site), http://puddymuddle.net (poetry and writing but not uploaded yet), http://offprofile.com (La Femme Nikita and Torchwood fan site but not uploaded yet), and http://a-little-bazaar.com (haven’t quite worked out what to do with this one yet).

My blogs are Life and Other Silly Things, my Curtin Uni Learning Portfolio, and my Off Profile blog.

So Many Sites and Too Many Passwords

How does one stay sane with regard to log-ins and passwords?  I have a book in my desk drawer that I write them in but I forget to do it sometimes and have to do the password reset thing.  That works okay if you can remember your log-in name and the email address you originally used to sign up for the account.

Love the internet access, hate the password dealio.  It’s one of those necessary evils like having to set the alarm clock (or in my case the mobile phone alarm) to get out of bed and go to work.

Passwords for Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, forum identities, website hosting ftp and control panels, email accounts and the list goes on and on….

I scribble mine into a note book in my desk drawer.  It would work adequately if I remembered to do it every time I signed up for a new account somewhere, but I do forget to do it sometimes.

Does anyone have a good method that works for them?

 

Abomination

I recently saw the new “Nikita” described as an abomination by one of my Facebook friends and I certainly have to agree with her.  It started tonight here in Australia, and I thought I would check out the first episode.  Missed about the first fifteen minutes but that was no great loss.  And yes, all the comments I had read that had been posted by fellow La Femme Nikita fans in the U.S. were pretty much spot on.

The producers should hang their heads in shame and quickly but quietly back out of the room before Section gets a chance to cancel them.

A few comparisons-

LFN’s Section One – Fairly dark, high tech, the Section that Nikita was recruited in to and where she did her training. Nikita was convicted of a crime she didn’t commit then recruited into Section and trained by the sexy, secretive Michael.  Of course she fell in love with him.  Who wouldn’t!  We also had the very nasty Operations as the head of Section One, and the extremely intelligent and classy profiler, Madeline.  Munitions expert Walter, and tech expert Birkoff were two of the best characters ever.  Each actor suited their character perfectly, and the fans loved them all…because they were human.

NIKITA’s Division – What sort of a name is that?  Reminds me of Division 4, an Aussie police series when I was a kid.  When the new recruit, Alex, sat down at the table and the tough girl came over to taunt her it actually looked like it was some kind of badly written women’s prison show. The new Nikita is way too skinny and comes across as a cold, hard b*tch.  Michael is just totally uninteresting.  I’m afraid the actor doesn’t even come close to Roy Dupuis’ Michael.  And Percy?  Operations wouldn’t even spit on him if he was on fire.  What were they thinking when they decided to call the head of Division, Percy?  As for Amanda, I’m sure she was the floozy housewife in The OC.  The new Birkoff is so disgusting that I can’t even think of the words to describe him.  The old Birkoff was young and innocent and was a friend to Nikita.  This new one is nothing more than a foul-mouthed monster.  I don’t know yet if they have a Walter character.  I hope not.  They’ve ruined all the other characters.

La Femme Nikita ran for four 22 episode seasons, with a shortened fifth season of 8 episodes.  All up, there were 96 action-packed episodes with character development, plot twists and a passionate tragic love story.  It will be interesting to see how long this new show lasts.  I’ll be very surprised if it lasts beyond one or two seasons.

“When I was in there and things started to get bad I thought I was gonna break, but I didn’t. I thought of you. You’re the only one of us who still has a soul. I’m so sorry, Nikita. We’ll never leave this place alive. I don’t know what love is anymore… but the only part of me that’s not dead is you.” (Michael, La Femme Nikita)