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By gzt (Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 11:31:49 AM EST) gzt, rope, deadlifts, quitting, last day, roast (all tags)
so apparently they're going to roast me at my going-away party. i don't know if i'm supposed to have a couple minutes to speak, too, so i'll try to think of some material just in case. apparently it was a tradition at bell labs to roast people who were leaving, and my boss liked that while she was there, so she's trying to create that tradition here. I'm fine with that.

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Print Story seriously, it's nap time
By gzt (Tue Jul 17, 2012 at 06:10:47 PM EST) gzt, quitting, quitting soon, politics, charisma (all tags)
I've been battling against nodding off for the last 15 minutes. This doesn't happen often, but today it's in full force. Not sure what is triggering it. Well, fatigue, sure. But why?

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Star Wars
By gzt (Thu Jul 12, 2012 at 03:39:22 PM EST) gzt, linkedin, work, quitting (all tags)
I was writing a diary, but then I had to kill my browser for some reason. Drat.

I got on a Daniel Johnston kick last night because I was playing Wilco and their cover of the titular song came on. I've mentioned him before. He is a very good songwriter with occasional extreme mental problems. His work is incredibly inconsistent for that reason. He's a bit like the Mountain Goats, a solitary singer/songwriter who records mostly lo-fi stuff.

Because of the inconsistency of his work, I recommend looking at youtube video playlists to give him a whirl and see if you like him. People tend to make videos and video playlists only of the good songs.

A song of his you might know from covers of his work is "Speeding Motorcycle", covered by Yo La Tengo.

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Print Story A thing can still be shameful even if everyone does it
By gzt (Thu May 20, 2010 at 03:44:56 PM EST) gzt, quitting, free lunch (all tags)
I left my phone at home. Oops. I found a funny comic.

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