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August 18th, 2011
10:16 am


I seem to remember reading somewhere that choice of weapons in a duel varied from place to place. Something like challenger chooses in England, while in France it is the challenged. Anyone else remember that? Or have a favorite reference?

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September 9th, 2010
05:37 pm


Algebra? Hmmm.....
I just registered for the GRE. And I went through the example questions. The verbal stuff was no problem (though I did get one of them wrong). The essays look doable. But the math problems were ... challenging. Not most of them, but a few definitely. I am going to have to do a little...studying!

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July 1st, 2010
12:03 pm


Video advice
We have an old demo reel that we would like to rescue part of. The whole tape is 12 minutes long, and the part we want is probably only about 3 minutes.

I have a damaged VHS of it, and a (presumably) better condition master on Umatic SP.
What I want is to be able to upload parts of it to our website or you-tube.

What format do I want to convert it to? (My guess: MP-4?)
What medium do I want that stored on? (my guess: thumb drive?)

How much am I going to expect to pay someone to do that?

Anyone know any of these things?


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May 13th, 2010
06:26 pm


Wedding Gifts
We just opened a package. It is a large wooden box of Penzy's Spices. Yay! The card though was the best part, because it was a total surprise: "Congratulations! May your life together be filled with joy and wonder. Signed, The All Together Now Guild."

That's right. Our World of Warcraft guild bought us a box of spices. AWESOMESAUCE! (Which we can now make. I think Penzys has a mix, right?)

Thanks, guildies!

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May 10th, 2010
11:54 am


Neverwhere opens tonight!

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April 2nd, 2010
12:26 pm


Morning Thoughts
Yeah. Yesterday morning as we drove down the highway to work...that wonderful highway that provides one of the best views of Chicago...I-90...Libby and I looked at each other and nodded. That nod that says 'you know this highway goes straight across the country, crossing 80 in Indiana...so that you could seamlessly switch to the other, cruise through Ohio and then cross the PA border and turn south on 79...'
It is going to get harder every day to not just keep going.

Soon, though.

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March 22nd, 2010
10:39 pm


Adam Williams
Anyone know what happened to Popinjays? Website seems gone, and no answer at the phone....

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March 9th, 2010
01:46 pm


What does that mean?
We had a discussion today about what the differences and parallels are between 'empathy', 'sympathy', and 'compassion'.

What does the LJ think?


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February 22nd, 2010
08:43 am


Media thoughts
We saw a neat movie called Ink last night. It was a lot of fun. Very beautiful - though about a million people saying that about Avatar didn't remotely make me want to see it. Very clever too, and not _too_ much explaining the conventions of the fantasy world. I could have lived with even less, and it looked at first like they weren't going to explain at all, but still well outside of the usual trap of sci-fi and fantasy where they feel the need to explain the mechanics of the world too thoroughly.

Another thought. I really didn't like Farscape much. But I realized this morning that it was a remake of Blake's 7, which I did like a lot.

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February 12th, 2010
01:51 pm


Someone showed me this...I must share

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