Archives Jan. 3, 2005

I've said it before... I'll say it again (Ever heard of a broom?)


As everyone knows, yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the Spirit rover on Mars. It had a 90 day expected lifetime and has "miraculously" managed to survive 4 times that. However, the only thing that I've ever heard of that would reduce the thing's expected life-cycle is dust accumulation on the solar panels ...

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Double standard still exists (Ruminations on oral fixations...)


A few years ago three friends and I were taking a cab ride. For some reason the conversation turned to fellatio, and went ribaldly along for a few minutes in that vein. Playing along, I mentioned something about cunnilingus. The reactions from those friends were striking. While they'd been happily discussing a woman pleasuring ...

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Don't seem to be in the mood to write serious stuff (Ritual in design blathering...)


Next section in the outline of the Play section is the use of Ritual in Design. The problem is that much of the material in the section is a rehash of the stuff earlier. Ritual plays with hidden orders, and the arbitrary. The difference is in the experiential quality of the play.

Ritual involves making ...

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Little fixes here and there (Day vanishes into the air...)


Did a couple of extra hours of work today so I can justify taking a few hours tomorrow afternoon to pick up groceries. Nothing huge, just a lot of little fixes, mostly for presentation problems. Anyway, think I'll do a bit of writing and then try to get to bed at a decent hour.

Kinda fascinating watching Cinemon work (Though it means I can't update the running copy)


I've been watching our client's network through Cinemon for the last 3 hours now, trying to figure out how to go about making it easier to "see into" what's going on (looks like they've had some serious outage, now coming back online). No great insights as of yet, though my not ...

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A perfect evening (From the Book of Questions...)


This question came up at my last party, and my answer was too brief to capture what I dream of, so here's the expanded version (warning, don't expect anything grand, I'm a bit of an Epicurean at heart):

We are in our home. The home is modest, but well designed, near the ...

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No sleep for the over-stimulated (Maybe I shouldn't think about work before bed...)


Made the mistake of running over everything I want to get done tomorrow as I was trying to get to sleep. 2.5 hours later, can't sleep, as I'm still spinning ideas... not even really ideas, just priorities mostly, which items need to be in the 1.0 release, how to get everyone ...

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