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i tied the course record for this one steep hill on Strava after a while of trying. it's a pretty short one, like, 42ft of elevation gain in less than a block and the record is like 17s. the other day I went up in like 19 and realized I had a shot if I got a running start. the thing is, because it's so short, it's not immediately clear what the beginning or end of the segment is, and this also means the granularity of the record keeping is not so good. it's also kind of directly perpendicular to a main road so you can't get much of a straight running start unless there's no traffic. anyway, drat, I only tied it rather than getting king of the mountain here.

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Print Story I'd rather have "comedy" than "funny stuff"
Comedy
By gzt (Thu Sep 28, 2017 at 05:48:54 PM EST) gzt, running, lifting, neck, inspirobot, blah blah blah, friggin' intense, hef (all tags)
because it's really a broader term. though I don't believe in happy endings, so most funny stuff to me isn't a comedy.

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Kuro5hin
By gzt (Tue Nov 24, 2015 at 12:52:07 AM EST) gzt, capture the castle, friggin' intense, eye thing, furnace (all tags)
the hvac guys came this morning and were like, WE ARE HERE TO PUT YOUR NEW FURNACE IN. I was like, great, let me put some pants on.

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Wizards and Hobbits
By gzt (Fri Nov 20, 2015 at 12:26:29 PM EST) gzt, no heat, idiots, friggin' intense (all tags)
In which gzt doesn't have heat for over two weeks in November.

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Print Story don't forget to reset your clocks
Food
By gzt (Thu Oct 29, 2015 at 12:07:51 AM EST) gzt, witch, spell, friggin' intense, baseball (all tags)
your every-six-months reminder.

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Games
By gzt (Sat Sep 19, 2015 at 04:11:30 PM EST) gzt, grad student, eating plants, friggin' intense (all tags)
Because nothing happens in life anymore. I don't get much work done, I really should get more done.

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Print Story I really am a winner.
Diary
By gzt (Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 09:33:42 PM EST) gzt, climate, winner, winning, friggin' intense (all tags)
A good friend of mine in the department won as well, which is nice. They give out four awards in two categories in this competition, I got one in the one category, she got one in the other, I don't know what the deal with the other two awards is (they can split however they want). They presumably were won by people elsewhere (gosh, my department doesn't win everything?).

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Print Story taxes and death.
Puzzles & Riddles
By gzt (Mon Apr 04, 2011 at 05:56:14 PM EST) gzt, friggin' intense, chess, study (all tags)
So I did my taxes over the weekend. If I did them right, I owe an additional $22 to the feds and $241 to the state. I'll double-check those figures to make sure I don't go to jail, but those look right. The state one I haven't done rigorously yet, there might be some credits I'm missing.

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Linux
By gzt (Wed Jun 23, 2010 at 01:14:03 PM EST) gzt, lunch, grilled cheese, snatch, ac, lobster, moustache, friggin' intense (all tags)
It is getting hot around here, so I cut off the beard last night. It would be a shame to get rid of the whole thing, so I left a moustache. It is awesome. I shaved this morning. Awesome.

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Print Story Whoops, waited too long.
I mentioned an internal job posting I was interested in, but it got filled or something because I can't find it. There were a couple others in that area with the same or similar titles, but the job requirements were far less tailored to my skill set and interests. BUT there is a different opening that I might apply for.

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