Lyrics

Oct. 20th, 2017 01:42 pm
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No real name. This was an instafilk based on a FB post

TTTO "People" by Barbra Streisand
People
People who hate people
Are the horrib'lest people in the world,
They're children
Whiny, bratty children
And they're letting their trollish side
Make fun of and deride
Acting more like cavemen
Than children.
Haters are most annoying people,
They're the angriest people in the world
They're on Twitter
On Facebook and on Twitter
They're missing part of their soul
So they attack and they troll
They'll use ALL CAPS and swear
So there is a person
Who hates people
People who hate people
Are the angriest people
In the world

The original song, for comparison, is on Youtube

Julian Clare May (1931 - 2017)

Oct. 20th, 2017 10:03 am
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Angry Robot Books reports the death of Julian May.

Today's ambiguity

Oct. 19th, 2017 10:47 pm
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"Resent" is both how one might feel about being told an email never arrived and also what one might do in response.

Wait

Oct. 19th, 2017 10:47 pm
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The month was only half over last weekend. How can it be almost three quarters over only a week later?

Here's the final version...

Oct. 19th, 2017 09:48 pm
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... of my Arenaverse Trailer!

Major difference between this one and earlier versions is that I've replaced all the text scrolls with narration. It's much smoother to watch it now. 

Another Day...

Oct. 19th, 2017 04:25 pm
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Wednesday was a slow day, much needed. I did get a good start on a long-delayed task. A bit of sorting-out also got done, and I found and fixed a minor electronic problem. By the time the evening's radio club Net was over at 10pm I was ready for an early(-ish) night.

This morning's GB2CW Morse practice went about as well as last week's. After that, I got most of the rest of the sorting-out done, and put the electronic item I'd fixed the previous evening back together. After lunch, despite the light rain, I did a bit of hedge trimming so that the garden waste bin will be reasonably full for collection tomorrow. Other rubbish will need putting out later.

Put down that phone!

Oct. 19th, 2017 10:25 am
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Intensive smartphone use may be harmful to our cognitive capabilities, study suggests

ERIC W. DOLAN  October 10, 2017

A new study published in the journal PLOS One provides preliminary evidence that smartphones are linked to reduced cognitive abilities. The researchers found intensive smartphone use was associated with reduced math performance in particular.

Click title for story.

(Of course, you know how I'm posting this.)

More delivery problems

Oct. 19th, 2017 09:01 am
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A jacket which I ordered on eBay supposedly was delivered two days ago by UPS. There's been no sign of it. I've notified the seller.

Tuesday was trash pickup day, and from my past experience with UPS, I wouldn't be surprised if they left the package at the curb. I think it's time to avoid buying anything that ships by UPS.
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Last night, I bolted out of a dead sleep at a little after 11 because the landline was ringing. I run downstairs, but let it go to the answering machine, which is basically a reflex at this point. No message.

I then look at my phone, because grabbing that when I wake up in the middle of the night is absolutely a reflex (though the Pip sleeps much, much better these days!) . . . and it was me. The cell had someone dialed the landline. [*]

I post this story elsewhere, and literally seconds later, I get the punchline )

[*] On reflection, it wasn't that late, so I think I fell asleep with the phone still on in my hand and touched it enough to keep the screen awake, until eventually I randomly dialed home. I checked, I hadn't made any other outgoing calls, at least.

Simply the most...

Oct. 18th, 2017 03:14 pm
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... jaw-dropping "Anywhere's Got Talent" performance I've ever seen.

And another pretty darn amazing one.

Another Caturday

Oct. 18th, 2017 12:09 pm
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Today there was a different third person in the kitten room with me and Virginia. He did good work, but I'd rather have a consistent team working there so we can improve our patterns of cooperation. There was some confusion because one person came in at 7:30 and fed all the cats, which I didn't know when I started. Fortunately, I found out before getting very far into a second feeding.

The number of cats is down from the summer, and there weren't any really hostile ones this time. One white cat with black spots seemed to be getting around awfully fast, till I realized there were two similar-looking ones. One of them, Joseph, was extremely friendly.

Tiny, who had been shut up in the bathroom (and once locked herself in) was adopted, so now we can leave the bathroom door open again. It makes things simpler, since a lot of supplies are in the bathroom.

Dear Google...

Oct. 18th, 2017 11:22 am
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How can I grant RW permission to an app? SaneBox has modified its code and says that to change from the full access that it formerly required to RW, which is all it needs now, we have to revoke access and then grant RW. If we can do it thru you, please tell us how; if we have to do it through the app (in this case, SaneBox), please say so. Either way it won't take much work or space.

Yuletide and bears

Oct. 18th, 2017 08:05 am
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SteelyKid made teddy-bear-pipe-cleaner swaps [*] for her Girl Scouts bridging ceremony last night, which she was justly proud of because she'd figured out a better way to make them that didn't involve cutting up the pipe cleaners, and she distributed them by running up to people, sticking out her full hands, and saying, "Bears!"

Which made me laugh every time, thinking of friends writing Yuletide.

Anyway, her swaps were a big hit, and if you need a Yuletide beta and you think I might know your fandom, hit me up even if it's not on the spreadsheet. Comments are screened.

[*] Any kind of little craft on a safety pin that you can trade.

Holly has a new friend...

Oct. 18th, 2017 06:08 am
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 ... who was also an old friend, and a brand-new conundrum to solve in Chapter 26 of Princess Holy Aura!

Weird Skies...

Oct. 18th, 2017 10:45 am
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On Monday morning I took the bus into Bromley to get some bits from Maplin. There is a nearer store but it's a short drive away, and it didn't have the bits I wanted in stock. I took the opportunity to look around the Apple store and then caught the bus home. The weather was showing strange signs of the storm over Ireland, with weird yellow clouds and less than clean air that was being blamed on a mix of Saharan dust and smoke from the wildfires in Portugal. My niece arrived shortly after 3pm, when the afternoon was at its most gloomy, having been somewhat delayed by Southeastern's train schedule chaos (caused by weekend engineering work over-running into the morning rush, and then trains breaking down or being halted for other reasons in a few critical locations). She'd been on a school trip, and was staying overnight with me prior to catching a flight to Kenya. I skipped the evening's informal radio club meeting, and we had a relaxed light supper.

Tuesday's alarm was set for 5am. My niece's flight needed her to get to Heathrow by about 9am at the latest, and as the M25 is usually involved I prefer to aim for something earlier. As it was, we left shortly after 6am, and the M25 was already showing signs of stress. I chose to skip the stretch from Sevenoaks to Godstone because it was doing car-park impressions. The journey took about two hours. My niece caught her flight, and I was home by 9:40am, having had a rather less troublesome drive back.

Yesterday evening there was a well-attended meeting at the nearer of my two local radio clubs. Numbers were swelled by folk from the Foundation class just ended and the class starting next Sunday. What they made of the various presentations I don't know. I tried to pitch my part of the evening at Foundation level, but may still have been over some of their heads. Still, it seemed to be an evening folk enjoyed, so all's good.

I've had a slow start this morning. There's only so much burning of both ends of the candle I can do...

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