Category archives: Vindaloo

Discussions of the spice of life, spices, and/or life.

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Groundhog Day: Outside the Burrow

Groundhog Day is a great movie. What I'd like to see is a Groundhog Day edit sitting next to Groundhog Day in Netflix which is just the movie cut such that it is the timeline as seen by an in-world viewer that is not part of the time loop. That is, you see the setup, ...

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Why did I feel a desire to open Skype?

For some reason I've felt the need to open Skype for the past day. That's weird, as I never use Skype (I generally use Google Hangouts). Apparently I skimmed over an article on their outage and it triggered some neuron that said "remember Skype, you used to use that, maybe you should click on it"... ...

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Blog Rebooted

I've moved the blog onto its own VPS, running Zinnia (a Django based blog platform). It's using the Zinnia Bootstrap theme, and hopefully most of the old content will have ported over properly. The server has a (free) SSL certificate, so you can, should you wish, browse or comment using SSL (I really can't imagine ...

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6 Word Sci-Fi

Her tongue had not felt reptilian.

She almost missed Schroedinger's cat door.

"Your clone's warranty expired upon fertilization."

Jennifer disappeared soon after perfecting fusion.

Embarrassingly, his clothes did not follow.

Blue-collar photon entanglers started looking.

"Ned spoke for Earth without authorization."

These Armageddon parties need to stop.

Inanimate crystals were her best clients.

Inanimate crystals ...

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Happy (Belated) Solstice!

Used to be that I'd have a party every Solstice and Equinox.  Somehow it just slipped past this year.  Still, I did eventually remember it, so happy Solstice everybody.  Enjoy the longer days, enjoy the time with family and friends, enjoy just being.

"Wow, what a sale they must be having", I thought

I really do love Toronto.  I've never been anywhere else that has such a riot of cultures all flowing (relatively) smoothly along beside each other.  Faces on the subway are so varied that it seems like a United Nations meeting.  There's every type of restaurant you can imagine and quite a few you wouldn't have ...

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Settling In Nicely After a Long Move

Soni and I moved into our new apartment over the last two days.  Long couple of days.  Our old building's administrator told us two days before the move that we couldn't use the elevator in the period for which we'd asked, so we had to reschedule the movers at the last moment.  They called to ...

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(S)ick and Yay!

I came down with a flu a few days ago.  Have been at home sleeping since, seem to be over the worst of it.

On the extremely bright side, Soni brought home the new laptop yesterday.  Vista really does suck rocks... how can an uber-laptop like this crawl under Vista?  Anyway, I've shrunk the Vista ...

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