iPods

Sep. 21st, 2017 10:53 pm
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Haven't been around long enough for an adult to reference the technology as something around when they were kids. That's just crazy talk -- 16 years ago, you say?

3 endings today

Sep. 21st, 2017 10:34 pm
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Ending 1: Problematic contract at work. Since this is a public post, I won't say a lot, but it was very taxing on me personally, so I asked to be let out of working on it, and the boss agreed. I am starting to feel like I can breathe again.

Ending 2: Physio on my ankle is done now. I will miss the nice people at the physiotherapy place, especially the RMT, but it's good that my ankle is back up to speed and functioning nicely.

Ending 3: Stepped down as a leader in one of my video gaming communities after 6 years of uninterrupted leadership. I'll still be there as a sort of "village elder," and I'll still be running their website/TeamSpeak/chat systems, but I'm done leading in the particular video game. It's bittersweet; I am not leaving the game I joined up for 6 years ago, nor does it feel like the community is still intact the way it used to be. There's still a core of people I really appreciate and am friends with, and that'll last for a long time, but I definitely feel like I've lost something.

Using only the Brat Pack

Sep. 20th, 2017 01:07 am
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Cast a 1980s New Teen Titans film....
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It occurs to me I haven't looked at the Heavy Gear rules in a long time....

I will follow this advice

Sep. 18th, 2017 12:19 pm
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According to my brother, one should not bounce a chainsaw off one's knee as it is very hard on denim.

kitty update

Sep. 17th, 2017 10:16 pm
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My older cat, of indeterminate age but estimated to be about 15 years old, has started puking up her dry food. My guess as to why is that it's probably related to my attempt to stop my younger cat from porking up and gorging herself on any and all food she can find lying around, namely not allowing the food bowl to have food it in it all day long anymore. Instead, I have set the automated dry cat food timer [1] to feed them less, and less often. The specific amount was tuned so there wouldn't be food left in the bowl. Because the younger cat will hoover everything up, I think my older one speed-eats to ensure she gets enough food...then promptly pukes it up when it's too much, too fast. She's lost some weight (that she needed to lose anyway!) over the course of the month since I adjusted the feeder, but she probably shouldn't lose any more. I waited this long because I thought it was hairballs at first, but judging from the puke itself (which is usually clear liquid + undigested kibble) I think that's the wrong explanation.

So today I got some wet food (which she's not eaten in about 10 years) and am re-acclimating her to eating a little bit every day, fed in the middle of the day. She sniffed it for a minute, walked away, then came back a minute later and finally ate it. At a cost of about CAD$1 a day, I hope it helps.

She's a darling kitty, so sweet and so loyal. I'm keen to see her live as long as she can. Picture below.

My cat, an all black cat, asleep and face-planted into a pillow, in front of a second pillow, on a larger leather chair with high sides.

[1]: Made from an automatic aquarium feeder, a bunch of MDF from Home Depot, a bifurcated spout with two bowls underneath and a digital timer, plans available upon request

Work understands me :D

Sep. 16th, 2017 12:53 pm
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Came in for a morning shift, found this:

Read more... )

because I care

Sep. 16th, 2017 09:01 am
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Project Lucifer: Will Cassini Turn Saturn into a Second Sun?

This is from a few years ago. I wonder what the people who thought it was plausible are doing now? Aside from presumably supporting Trump.
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