Archive for August, 2010

friday random ten: “documentation saves lives” edition

27 Aug

Not the greatest week for me, even if it was a short one. Lots of work-related frustrations, which, to be fair, are totally expected in the early weeks of a project’s testing phase, but are, nonetheless frustrating. Otherwise, the weather was a bit cooler, and it made my bike rides very pleasant. Family camping this […]

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“and the dragon played the bass”

26 Aug

It’s kind of funny how synergy works. Just the other week I was musing about “princesses” and the problems they can present, and now, the always reliable JoCo releases a new song addressing the same general topic. The words of Coulton himself: I wrote a song called “The Princess Who Saved Herself” because my daughter […]

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redundancy

26 Aug

disempowered and ill-applied. skills lie fallow, time and effort squandered. quests charged already entrusted elsewhere. initiative quashed, despondence formented. what is worst is that no one notices.

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thirty-six

23 Aug

Okay, now officially more than half-way through my thirties, such as it is. As usual, I don’t feel particularly different. Sure, from a purely physical standpoint, there are a few pounds less of me than there were last year (and that’s generally a good thing), but otherwise, nothing significant. Thirty-six, besides being a prime number*, […]

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friday random ten: “running in the new SatNav” edition

20 Aug

We’re picking up and getting out of town for a couple of days to run out the last of the summer, so don’t bother looking for us. In the meantime, here’s some music: “Big Bad World One (live)” – Jonathan Coulton “Downtown” – Tegan & Sara “Lover” – Les Paul & Mary Ford “Better” – […]

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obstacles

18 Aug

Occasionally, nature throws little obstacles in your path that totally throw off your rhythm: This is what I encountered about 3 miles into my trail ride yesterday afternoon (and then again about 8 miles in, because it’s a five mile loop)…a very large tree fallen over the path, pretty much right after a blind turn. […]

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Happy 19th Amendment Day!

18 Aug

Today in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women the right to vote. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by […]

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to bigotry no sanction

17 Aug

Once again, I can only say, I wish I wrote as well as Fred from slacktivist. Fred’s post I linked above is a perfectly crafted history lesson, and ought to be required reading for everyone out there shouting down the rights of people different (read: “browner and/or not as Christian”) than themselves while claiming they’re […]

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non-controversy and thoughts on leadership

16 Aug

I’ve had the seeds of a post on the whole “Ground Zero mosque” (which is really neither at “ground zero” nor a mosque) controversy for, heck, a couple of weeks now, but haven’t come up with anything I’ve been happy with. Which is just as well, because this person just wrote what I feel is […]

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three

14 Aug

Happy Birthday, kid!

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