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By gzt (Tue Feb 23, 2021 at 12:41:28 AM EST) gzt, chess, friggin' intense, work (all tags)
I got a new big desk! It's big enough for both my personal/actual working computer setup and my lecturing/drawing tablet setup to be side-by-side. With a little spot for a chessboard between them. I need a platform thing for the drawing tablet, though.

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By gzt (Wed Jan 03, 2018 at 03:06:41 PM EST) gzt, work, politics, bleh, schweddy balls (all tags)
My fridge kind of broke over the weekend. The freezer is still at fridge temperature, the fridge is a little warmer, and I've been leveraging the fact that it's extremely cold outside to take care of the frozen goods. I also pressed a mini-fridge that was unused into service.

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By gzt (Wed May 28, 2014 at 03:55:38 PM EST) gzt, global warming, work, schwarzenegger, chess (all tags)
the weather is okay right now, which is nice.

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By gzt (Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 02:51:07 PM EST) gzt, work, done, near future, singing, choir, church, sing faster (all tags)
"sing faster!"

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Working life
By Gedvondur (Tue Dec 03, 2013 at 05:28:38 PM EST) work, fork, shit, boom-boom, chicken, low-man (all tags)
A little story about working in a family-style banquet chicken hall when I was 15.

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Working life
By anonimouse (Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 09:32:26 AM EST) bikes, stuff, work, weed (all tags)
A diary about Netflix, bikes, lots of other stuff, and (amazingly) work

Update [2013-8-7 15:18:8 by anonimouse]: Arse - job finishes at the end of the month :'(

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Wizards and Hobbits
By gzt (Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 09:55:46 PM EST) gzt, chechens, work, more work, c is now my grade, crappy pop, el bencho (all tags)
After a long bout where I spent all weekend doing a lot of C programming and other divers and sundry crap (including a theory problem added to the homework late which, annoyingly, I couldn't figure out even after reading the solution (which was 3-4 pages)), I've sort of gotten into a very productive kick. I even got some homework that is due on Friday done, like, yesterday.

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Print Story How much of a mess would England be in...
By gzt (Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 01:56:28 PM EST) gzt, rationality, glasses, contacts, work, stuff, things (all tags)
...right now if they had scrapped the pound for the euro?

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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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By gzt (Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 01:40:36 PM EST) gzt, work, stuff, things, apartments, leases, moving, snow white (all tags)
a two bedroom in a three-unit building, very modest price, it has a basement, it's 2.2 miles from the stats building and is right on a bus route (that goes directly to the stats building). so that's taken care of. The only downside is that, while it has washer and dryer hookups, it does not have a washer and dryer. I suppose we could buy at least a washer, but that's inconvenient to do either way. We're hoping to move only one more time while we're settled here, hopefully we won't move out of this place, but there's always the chance that things won't work out or we want something else, you know?

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