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Logic & Maths
By gzt (Fri Mar 05, 2010 at 12:40:31 PM EST) gzt, library, lost in the cosmos, squats (all tags)
I took the wrong train home last night. I wasn't paying attention. I went a few extra stops, got off in bad neighborhood to turn around, and then headed back downtown to catch the right train. Annoying. Also annoying is that I ended up directly south of where I live, and would have considered taking a bus north instead of heading all the way downtown, but there aren't any busses that go north. At all. Well, I exaggerate slightly, but, yes, it doesn't make sense.

I just got a note sent to my manager from somebody about how awesome I am cc:ed to his own director, too. Huzzah. People like me, and that's all I've ever wanted in life. Not really.

Actually, I'm lying. I could've walked two blocks and taken a north-south bus that drops me off 4 blocks from home. I wasn't sure the bus ran like that and I thought the train was a better bet, time-wise. I think I was right about that, too.

The extra time allowed to finish both the sudoku and the crossword. After finishing the crossword, I got to watch the lady in front of me start the crossword. Terribly exciting. Actually, it was mildly interesting: she had a different strategy, in that she filled out the top corner first. I filled it in last because the options in it were far too open, so I needed to nail some other things down a little first.

Anyway. I'll try Olympic-style high-bar squatting today and see if that doesn't aggravate my elbow. I'll report back.

After I finished my crossword, I poked around Lost in the Cosmos a little. Some of the references are a little dated, but still mostly functional.

The Exile, mildly interesting. Americans trolling Russia from the late 90s until recently.

A student at a university I went to a while ago recently got arrested for being loud in the library or something. On the one hand, the kid is apparently somewhat douchetastic and doesn't respond well to authority. On the other, it should take more than that to be arrested in the library and it just looks like a terrible case of racial profiling. But, really, when library staff and then a police officer tell you repeatedly to leave a building, it's probably a good idea to do so. The problem is probably at the level of library staff.

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I had a clever title and forgot it. | 2 comments (2 topical, 0 hidden)
it's probably a good idea to do so by duxup (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Mar 05, 2010 at 01:46:37 PM EST

The Exile by duxup (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Mar 05, 2010 at 05:42:41 PM EST
I'm a pretty bad reader so the run on sentences in The Exile article kept slowing me down.  Mildly interesting although a bit fawning I thought,.  Perhaps that is what such an article is meant to be like but I gotta think if it is about a politician or anyone but another writer there would be a bit more skepticism about some stories and so forth. 

I had a clever title and forgot it. | 2 comments (2 topical, 0 hidden)