Monthly Archives: May 2006

So, are we blaming this on Harry Potter, too?

‘Fight Clubs’ for Techies’ It’s long been a stereotype that IT professionals and engineers are soft, squishy geeks with no social skills, who divert their inner aggression into ferocious technical slang and hyper-macho role-playing and video games (for which the … Continue reading

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Yet another excuse to bash Harry Potter

Like they needed one. Now some psychologist is claiming that Hermione Granger is encouraging violence among girls. There’s so many responses to this stupid contention that I could run on for pages. But leaving aside the highly arguable claim that … Continue reading

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The data is in…

Here it is, scientific proof that man is not descended from apes! Apes Able to Plan Ahead

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Another quiz

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Still coming down!

It’s very dark, very gloomy, at noon. I got up to pouring rain. It’s raining now. There’s more rain forecast. The Nashua River at East Pepperell, according to the official record, was at 9.2 feet this morning–flood stage is 8 … Continue reading

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*Glub*

For those who may have been hearing the rumors, this is what it’s doing here. We haven’t seen the sun since Monday, May 8th. It’s been raining most of that time–misting, sprinkling, showering, pouring, or outright toad-strangler deluge. It hasn’t … Continue reading

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Okay, I’ll jump in…

Seeing that I just saw this movie (I gave my dad a pre-viewed DVD for his birthday, and naturally I had to watch it, to make sure it wasn’t defective!)…

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Cute Cat Pictures

I got a rather cute photo of my newest kitty, Cerridwen, last night. I have a very rudimentary digital camera, and by the time I’ve gotten it out and toggled through the setup, my subjects (unless they’re sunsets) tend to … Continue reading

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Free Market Capitalism at its Finest!

For reasons too tedious to go into, I’m on the mailing list for a company called Collections, Etc. Some of their stuff is kind of cute, but they also occasionally offer some kitschy items. I just received their latest catalog, … Continue reading

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okay, I’ll try it, too!

1.) Copy and paste this into your journal: yourusername 2.) Eliminate the asterisks. 2 1/2.) Replace “yourusername” with your user name. 3.) See what color you are. {{ vyrdolak1998 }} I added the brackets because I’m obviously just plain black.

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