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The primary home for this blog (such as it is) is now here, at Dreamwidth. Please join me. Feel free to let me know what your DW name is (over on the DW side).

My plan is to archive the whole of my LJ, comments included, and close my account at Livejournal by May 1, 2017.
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The primary home for this blog (such as it is) is now here, at Dreamwidth. Please join me. Feel free to let me know what your DW name is (over on the DW side).

My plan is to archive the whole of my LJ, comments included, and close my account at Livejournal by May 1, 2017.
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I still occasionally check this site, as well as Dreamwidth, same username.
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This should be world-visible. Feel free to comment.
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Flavor-tripping party Nov 28, 2008
One hour after dinner

Experimental details )
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So, I am doing an internet puzzle-riddle-thing. I could look for spoilers, but I am being virtuous and only asking for technical help. There is a 10-second sound clip that makes no sense, but there have been enough Beatles references that I wonder if I should try playing it backward. Can someone tell me how to reverse an MP3 on a not-very-souped-up Vista machine, please?
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The funniest thing on the internet today: Pulp Fiction meets Shakespeare.
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Feel free to add your own contributions to the list!
(Learning) Perl is better than (learning) French because ...

It doesn't matter how you pronounce Perl.

After two hours of studying Perl, I could write programs in it to do various useful bits of text file manipulation... after two hours of studying French, my conversation appears to be limited to telling people I'm a ghost, I'm married, and my name is Lisa.

Perl doesn't require constant CD-ROM spinning.

Perl doesn't have squiggles over perfectly good letters.

Torchwood

Mar. 29th, 2008 08:51 pm
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I have now seen two episodes, and I will definitely be watching more. I just wanted to share these only-slightly-spoilery thoughts:



Comments may also contain spoilers for these two episodes.
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I'm just finishing up disc 2 of the first season of Stargate: Atlantis. So far, I am disappointed by the writing and (to a lesser extent) the acting. I just watched _Poisoning the Well_ and admired the sets, admired the matte paintings, admired the costumes, but I thought that the writing was so bad that I'd just wasted 42 minutes of my life. So... SGA fans, does it get any better? Or should I just cut my losses and move on to another show?
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So, thymidinekinase, your LiveJournal reveals...



You are... 5% unique (blame, for example, your interest in nutrient film technique) and 11% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy science fiction). When it comes to friends you are normal. In terms of the way you relate to people, you believe in give and take. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 40

(The average level of weirdness is: 27.
You are weirder than 82% of other LJers.)


Find out what your weirdness level is!
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Ever feel like you're being pursued by Pachelbel's Canon in D (PCiD)? You know, on the commercials for rehab places. And for nursing homes. And lawyers. And ... and ... and... yeah. One of my favorite fanfic authors, [personal profile] mhalachai, just posted this YouTube link of a comedian ranting about PCiD. It's a hoot.
(1) The title of this entry is the invention of [personal profile] catsittingstill.
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(I nicked the idea from [profile] belladonna_)

Veronica Mars
Part Bogart and part Buffy
I'll miss your banter.

Sweet Wallace Fennel
Veronica's short sidekick
Kindness, heart, and soul

Neptune Sheriff Mars
Terribly bright but corny
Best Dad in the world?
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John M. Ford ("not the Elizabethan one"), author of several literary works of speculative fiction and poetry, has shuffled off the ever-fragile mortal coil. There's a collection of links over at Making Light.

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My colleagues and I were momentarily startled and alarmed as jets streaked LOW over campus a moment ago, causing quite a roar even indoors. Then we started giggling: UT plays Air Force tomorrow. Those show-off flyers have a certain panache.
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I'm home from Nationals. I did badly at foil and well at epee, at least by my humble standards. I was joyfully reunited with old friends. I bonded with some people I'd known vaguely. Gory details will follow in a friends-locked post or two.

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Garrison Keillor is a  clever and funny book reviewer. Why didn't I know that before?
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Flowers!



I have in previous years and without success tried sprinkling chili powder around plants. 

So, save me from a life of hideous carnage. Keep gun sales down. Keep wildlife safe from my wrath. Just tell me how the heck I can keep my domain safe from hordes of maruding fauna without fencing off every little bit of dirt. Please.

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Just found these. There's more on the website (http://houseoffame.blogspot.com/2006/05/to-kalamazoo-wyth-love.html), which I found via Making Light.

GALFRIDUS CHAUCERES LYNES OF PICKE-VPPE:

-Yf thou were a latyn tretise ich wolde putte thee in the vernacular.

-Nyce bootes. Wanna swyve?

-Thou lookst so mvch lyk an aungel that the friares haue lefte the roome yn terror!

-Shulle we maken the cindreblokke to synge?

-Woldstow haue me shyfte thyne voweles?

-Were thou yn my seisin, ich wolde nevir escheat on thee.

-The preeste telleth me that we aren more than VII degrees of consanguinitee. Game on!

-Ich notyce that myn demense and thyn do abutte. Wolde yt plese thee to consolidate ovre powere-base in the midlands?

-Ich haue the tale of Lancelot yn myn roome. Woldstow rede of yt wyth me?

-Howe abovte a blancmange and the acte of Venus? Whatte, blancmange pleseth thee nat?

-If ich sayde that thou hadde a bele chose, woldstow holde it ayeinst me?

And, my personal favorite:

-Makstow a pilgrymage heere often?
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