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By gzt (Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 12:51:16 PM EST) gzt, calendar, fringe, chess, burrito al pastor, work (all tags)
Have chess today against $UNIVERSITY on the northside. It's a bit of a trek, but I'm most worried about getting back. I'll see if the wifing unit can pick me up after, I might have to give a ride to some others on the way back, too.


I had the day off yesterday, which was nice. I like nice things.

The wifing unit now has an Ipod Touch - we traded some of our technology to a friend of ours who needed other gadgets and did not need this Ipod Touch she got for free. It's nice.

Work is busy. Or should be.

I made burritos al pastor for dinner last night. A+ would do again.

I'm tempted to use "ongoingly" in a sentence.

Grad school stuff is going okay - most applications were due and were sent in an everything for 1/15. There are a couple with a Feb end date and one with a 1/21, those need a little bit more work before they're done, but they're all okay. Actually, not sure about two of the recommendations, I've had a little trouble with emailings from one of the people, will try to get resolved.

Coma coma coma coma coma chameleon!

We watched Fringe last night. John Noble remains an awesome actor, the plot seems to be moving in a decent direction, but the whole "Olivia is going to die" thing is a bit silly - just like the whole "The fate of the universe depends on which Olivia Peter likes" thing which went nowhere in the end. Seriously, they need to come up with a six-episode mini-arc that wraps everything up. No more complications in an attempt to spin the story out another year. It's wearing thin.

There was somebody that always made a handy little calendar that indicated all the company days off and all the paydays. I just print it off and put it on the wall so I can quickly glance at it. Very handy, esp. as the days payroll runs are significant to my work. Don't have a 2012 yet. I'm trying to find a little online app somewhere that makes it easy to create one. I don't want to have to fiddle with anything (or, at least, not much). The MS Office templates are all wrong, too. Dammit. I'm going to have to do this myself. EDIT: I was going to make some remarks about the gold standard, flat taxes, perpetual motion machiens, and other silly things being essentially alike. Well, I lost it. There it goes.

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Fringe by lm (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 07:55:50 PM EST
I've never bothered to watch it. But if the premise is what I think it is, that all possible worlds are actual worlds, then it means that every decision made in the show is made in the opposite way in another world.

So if it makes you feel better, that means that there are worlds where the fate of the world does not depend on which Olivia it is that Peter loves. In fact there are an infinity of such worlds.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
that's not really the premise by gzt (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 10:31:26 PM EST
but that's okay

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Well, that may not be the premise in /this/ world by lm (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Jan 18, 2012 at 05:37:53 AM EST
If it's not the premise of the world(s) in which the series takes takes place, how do they explain multiple worlds?

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Chess.... by TPD (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 06:38:31 AM EST
After a really rather surprising Christmas present  from her aunt, my daughter has started to get into chess, I am not quite sure how to teach her/encourage it, my own chess is rather week (though I still have the drop on her mwah ha ha!) and limited mainly to alternating between win/loss on "fuckwit" level on my phone ;)

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
is there a club at her school? by gzt (4.00 / 1) #5 Mon Jan 23, 2012 at 11:31:48 AM EST
Dan Heisman has some interesting stuff, he also wrote a book for parents of chess players.

http://danheisman.home.comcast.net/~danheisman/Scholastics/Dialog.htm

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