The new LJ home page takes a long time to load on dial-up. Too many images, I think. Also, though the "Live Journal Spotlight" might be an interesting feature to attract the attention of newcomers, I'm not so sure that ohnotheydidnt was the best choice of a community journal to link to from the front page. Sure, celeb gossip is popular (ohnotheydidnt has over 28,000 members), but the average post in that community makes the crap that gets posted on MySpace look, well, sophisticated by comparison. Anyway, the more elaborate the front page gets, the more LJ comes to resemble every crappy web site out there. I prefer simplicity. I'd prefer simplicity even if I had a high speed Internet connection.
All the tiny ice crystals up there are catching the morning light and making the gauzy clouds glow mauve and pink. I want to go out and watch them turn white.