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Subject:My tweets
Time:11:19 pm
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Subject:Manual tweets 12/12
Time:10:18 pm
  • #WhenIWas13 M*A*S*H supplanted Star Trek as my favorite tv show, and proceeded to become That Thing What Got Me Through Adolescence
  • I'm back to work this morning, by the way. No one expects I'll be quite as productive for a little while as I was the first two weeks.
  • I have computer wallpaper of @SawbonesHex and @TheNicolaBryant from The Two Doctors. At work. I love my new job.
  • My stepson tells us he's traveling the 12th to arrive at the Greyhound station at 8 AM. He leaves out, he boards the evening of the 12th.
  • Wow. It was not yet dark at five when I went into the hospital.
  • #AKOTAS sketch: gas leak. http://tinyurl.com/akotas/2763.htm #webcomics #kingarthur
  • This Sunday strip linedrawn by mouse sucks. #AKOTAS
  • I've got two panels of six drawn and I don't like them. Now I have to either do it in triangles, or postpone the gag till I have a scanner.
  • I am pissed off.
  • Flicking scanner has to die just when proper AKOTAS is coming back.
  • @PeterDavid_PAD That presupposes that Bill O'Reilly is going to heaven and Jon Stewart isn't. I'm not prepared to stipulate that.
  • zomfg i tried the scanner again and it worked
  • Now I can do Wednesday's sketch the way it was meant to be done after all
  • I'm not going to do the first three proper AKOTAS over, but I'm not doing the first Sunday in damned mousedrawing either
  • @evilmonk I'm feeling fine, thanks for asking. Still taking it easy, but getting back to normal routine.
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Subject:Manually created Twitter mirror post 12/8
Time:11:15 pm
  • LJ's function for Tweeting new entries seems to be coming back on, with special new 18 hour delay.
  • '@choochoobear @RedneckGaijin You must have a certain threshhold readership amount to include ones that crazy. Or at least that's my guess.
  • @PeterDavid_PAD I think of Dan Quayle any time I find myself believing a ticket including Sarah Palin couldn't be elected.
  • @TheOnlyTrout I'm working today on a strip for a week from now - a regular strip, not a sketch - with a development no one has seen coming.
  • Got a cart insteada a basket at the grocery cuz I dunno whether 10 lbs is still my limit
  • Oh! Pierce Brosnan looks his age now.
  • #AKOTAS sketch: anything for a pal. http://tinyurl.com/akotas/2759.htm #webcomics #kingarthur
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Subject:Manually created Twitter mirror post 12/7
Time:08:03 am
  • RT @coyotetoo Homophobia: the fear that gay men will treat you the way you treat women.
  • Looks like #AKOTAS will be mousedrawn until I can get a new scanner or a drawing tablet.
  • Including warmup and cooldown, I did half an hour of exercise this morning already. I'm pretty wiped now.
  • RT @guigar R.I.P. Harry "Col. Potter" Morgan. nytimes.com/2011/12/08/art...
  • Can't scan what I drew for the last hiatus sketch. 'll have to redo it by mousedrawing. I hate having to redraw by mouse.
  • Well, I've started. Go me.
  • As of now I have extended the #AKOTAS buffer through the rest of the sketch hiatus ending 12/14. Next, buffering real cartoons!
  • #AKOTAS sketch: announcement. tinyurl.com/akotas/2758.htm #webcomics #kingarthur
  • Hero of Three Faces update: obituary. http://tinyurl.com/3f4c3s/abam.htm #mash #dragnet
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Subject:Now, I think, I'm properly scared
Time:05:30 am

I've been telling people I have a false sense of security about my heart attack Thanksgiving eve. I recognized the symptoms right away and was whisked to the E.R. by qtrhorserider. So I was only in pain for about an hour before the morphine and the nitroglycerin took effect. Intellectully I know I had a surgical procedure, and need to be careful about diet and exercise From Now On; I've been taking my meds, watching my sodium, fat and cholesterol, and yesterday I went and registered at the cardio rehab center where I'll be going to exercise Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for many weeks. But on an emotional level all I've been feeling is that I've had a nice vacation but it's time to get things back to normal.

One of the meds I've been prescribed isn't for everyday, it's a nitroglycerin pill for if I have pain again. Nitro opens up your blood vessels, which stops the pain because it stops the cause of the pain. About 3:30 this morning - about two hours ago - I woke up, or was already awake, I don't remember; and I was having chest pain, again, and my left arm felt numb, again. I poked qtrhorserider to bring me my nitro pills.

After the first one, the pain went away but my arm still felt funny. The directions I was given with the nitro pills differ from doctor to doctor to nurse to nurse: either you're supposed to take a nitro pill, and take another and go to the E.R. if the pain doesn't go away in five minutes, up to three pills; or, you're only supposed to go to the E.R. if the pain doesn't go away after three pills. I had my pain go away after the first pill, which presumably means any blood vessel issue cleared up - but I had to take a second pill anyway in order to make my arm feel better. I'll report all this when I go into the rehab center in an hour or so.

But now, I think, I'm properly scared.

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Subject:rise of the planet of fandom with math
Time:09:07 pm

blinovitch, who inspired the most recent entry tagged math by asking for one describing formulas for other shows (which I already had been feeling badly about, having promised it last year and not delivered it), replied to that entry by asking for screenshots of my actual spreadsheet.

But first a cut. I don"t usually cut for length but this entry"s imagy too.Collapse )

So that's my own implementation of the stuff I've been talking about. I'll answer any questions anyone may have, of course, but I think that pretty much finally covers the topic in all aspects.

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Subject:Manually created Twitter mirror post 12/4
Time:05:18 pm
  • I'm tired. I think I'll read my email only in the evening today.
  • RT @TheEconomist It believes a law unjust, a jury has the right to vote not guilty, regardless of a prosecution's case http://econ.st/m7iLiO
  • #AKOTAS sketch: traditional reminder. tinyurl.com/akotas/2755.htm #webcomics #kingarthur
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Subject:bride of fandom with math
Time:09:40 pm

In closing two recent regular LJ entries (as opposed to entries that are twit mirrors) tagged math, I've promised an entry about Excel spreadsheet formulas correlating the chronologies of other shows to the chronology notation I use for Doctor Who. Even casual readers of my twits or LJ will know that I use this spreadsheet to correlate shows' chronologies for my fanfiction, but all I've ever described in detail here is the way I manipulate the Doctor Who notation for my own entertainment to pass the time. I say "recent", but those journal entries with that promise both date to 2010, and I never delivered on that promise. But now someone's actually asked, so here we go.

First a little review: For the purposes of fanfiction chronology I track the total years since Doctor Who began airing, whether it actually aired any given year or not. The Excel formula for this is:

=(NOW()-(DATE(1963,11,23)+TIME(18,0,0)))/365.25+1
or, more simply,
=(NOW()-23338.75)/365.25+1
Actually, in my spreadsheet, I have the current date and time in Cell A1, so my formula really is
=($A$1-23338.75)/365.25+1
I keep this formula in Cell F4.

With the date November 23 1963 at 18:00 in Cell A1, the Cell F4 formula returns the figure 1, signifying the beginning of the first season (or, if you're British, series) of Doctor Who. For the date December 2 2011 22:00 this formula returns the figure (rounded to two decimal places) 49.03, about a week and a half into Doctor Who's forty-ninth year. 4.22 signifies the first regeneration, 16.99 signifies the completion of the Key to Time quest, 33.47 signifies the Master's attempt on the Doctor's TARDIS's Eye of Harmony, 47.99 signifies the Doctor's reunion with Sarah Jane Smith and Jo Grant at his supposed funeral, and so forth.

In my spreadsheet Cell B42, I always have a formula that cycles from the beginning to the present of this notation for the Doctor Who screen history as described in previous entries tagged math, with Excel cell formatting showing two significant digits. All the other cells with formulas tracking other shows' chronologies key on the formula in Cell B42. In my spreadsheet I manage to keep it mostly in a 3x3 cell grid, so some cell formulas track more than one show (sequentially usually, but sometimes concurrently), but I'm not going to combine show formulas for you here.

DOCTOR WHO SERIAL/EPISODE

=IF(OR(B42<1, OR(B42>=48, OR(AND(B42>27, B42<42), AND(B42<47, B42>=43)))),0,1)+MOD(B42,1)*IF(AND(B42>=8, B42<13),5,IF(OR(AND(B42>=5, B42<7), AND(B42>=18, B42<22)),7,IF(OR(AND(B42>=13, B42<18), INT(B42)=22),6,IF(OR(INT(B42)=2, INT(B42)=4),9,IF(INT(B42)=3,10,IF(INT(B42)=1,8,0))))))+MOD(B42,1)*IF(AND(B42<42, B42>=27),0,IF(OR(AND(B42>=23, B42<27), INT(B42)=7),4,IF(INT(B42)=46,5,IF(INT(B42)=42,13,IF(B42>=43,14,0)))))

For instance, for the figure 1.02 in Cell B42, this formula will return the figure 1.24, signifying the near end of Episode 1 of four of An Unearthly Child, the first serial of the first series; about the time the Doctor sets the TARDIS into flight with Barbara and Ian aboard. The figure 42.07 in Cell B42 returns 1.91, signifying most of the way through the first Season 2005 episode Rose, about the time Rose swings out over the vat of Intelligence.

Christmas specials are Episode 0 of the following season. Sarah Jane Adventures: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith is counted as Episode 2 of four (where both parts of The End of Time are counted as one episode), between Planet of the Dead and Waters of Mars, of Season 2009. Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor is counted as Episode 14 of Season 2010.

DATE

For a very approximate air date from the Doctor Who figure in Cell B42 (the inversion of the Cell F4 formula),

=(B42-1)*365.25+23338.75
apply Excel cell date formatting

STAR TREK

For Star Trek [the original series] stardates (not including the latest movie),

=IF(OR(B42<1.875,B42>29.04),"",IF(B42>26.59,(B42-26.59)/2.45*1069+8454,IF(B42>24.01,(B42-24.01)/2.58*64+8390,IF(B42>21.59,(B42-21.59)/2.42*180+8210,IF(B42>19.59,(B42-19.59)/2*80+8130,IF(B42>=17.04,(B42-17.04)/2.55*518+7612,IF(B42>6.79,(B42-6.79)/10.25*1057+5943,(B42-3.79)/3*4631+1312)))))))
apply number formatting for rounding to one digit

(In regards the "" in the first IF statement - when a cell formula is inactive, I generally prefer a blank text-formatted entry rather than just a zero. Your mileage may vary.)

For Star Trek: The Next Generation stardates (also encompassing Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager)

=IF(AND(B42>24.84, B42<40),(B42-24.84)*1000+41000,"")
apply number formatting for rounding to one digit
For Star Trek: Enterprise dates: Though I'm not presenting the formulas here this way, in my spreadsheet I keep this formula as part of a formula in one of the stardate-formatted cells, even though Enterprise didn't use stardates. With this formula, to the left of the decimal is the year C.E. and to the right is a fraction of the year, starting at a date in April 2151 from the log entry in Broken Bow:
=IF(OR(B42<38.84, B42>42.84),"",(B42-38.84)+2151.29)

If you'd rather do Star Trek: Enterprise by date C.E. in a cell with date formatting:

=IF(OR(B42<38.84, B42>42.84),"",(B42-38.84)*365.25+DATE(2151,4,30))
with suggested date formatting mm/dd/yyyy

It's tricky trying to write a formula for the latest Star Trek. First of all, the new creative team changed the stardate algorithm: now the left of the decimal is the year C.E.; and the right is the number of the day in the year: .1 for January 1, .10 for January 10, .32 for February 1, .365 for December 31 (in a non-leap year) and so forth. Second, till their second movie comes out (currently scheduled May 2013) there's only one datapoint to plot from. So for the present all I do is take the stardate from the movie and treat it as I did Enterprise.

=IF(B42>46.455,(B42-46.455)+2258.42,"")
apply number formatting for rounding to one digit

FOR MOST OTHER SHOWS

With a few exceptions I sample below, most other shows are tracked just by season number. For instance, M*A*S*H:

=IF(AND(B42<22.3, B42>9.8),B42-8.8,"")

(The season count in this formula goes to the middle of thirteen, instead of only through eleven, because I include AfterM*A*S*H.) (Also, M*A*S*H could have an alternative formula in date format like Enterprise, with the dates of the Korean War, if you wanted; but I don't do it that way.)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer can't be expressed in a formula that simple because it was a midseason starter and its first season was short.

=IF(AND(B42<40.8,B42>=34.8),B42-32.8,IF(AND(B42<34.8,B42>=34.12),(B42-34.12)/0.68+1,""))

(Or, adjust the first argument of the first AND statement to B42<41.8 to include the last season of the concurrently running spinoff Angel.)

OTHER SPECIAL CASES
HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

My favorite version of Hitchhiker's is the tv version, it being the first I encountered, and I being a visual person. The six episodes aired over a five-week period in 1981. Now, I also wanted my formula to accurately represent that these characters continue to appear in cartoons set after the adventures chonicled in the program - but, in keeping with the spirit of the sourcework, only improbably crossing over with other characters. So that cell displays episode numbers during the run of the program, and for 11% of the time afterwards it displays the number 42.

=IF(AND((B42>18.24), MOD(B42,0.000001)>=0.00000089),42,IF(AND(B42>=18.12, B42<=18.23999),(B42-18.12)/0.02+1,""))

THE PRISONER

By episode number.

=IF(AND(B42>=4.78, B42<=5.22),(B42-4.78)/0.44*16+1,"")

STAR WARS

By episode number.

=IF(AND(B42<=45.49, B42>=36.5),(B42-36.5)/3+1,IF(AND(B42<=23.49, B42>=14.5),(B42-14.5)/3+4,""))

Or, including the Clone Wars tv show; bearing in mind a) those are set between Episode Two and Episode Three, and b) I don't know how long the series will last (though I think I read recently it was only going 100 episodes?),

=IF(B42>=46,(B42-46)/(B42-45)+2,IF(AND(B42<=45.49, B42>=36.5),(B42-36.5)/3+1,IF(AND(B42<=23.49, B42>=14.5),(B42-14.5)/3+4,"")))

BABYLON 5

By year set.

=IF(AND(B42>=30.8, B42<35.794),INT(B42-30.794+2258),"")

INDIANA JONES

The first three movies and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (I do recognize the fourth movie, but by then that cell has something else in it so I've never extended the formula that far) (updated for the fourth movie). By year set, which means it initially goes backwards.

=IF(B42>=45.55,TRUNC(1957+B42-45.55),IF(AND(B42<34.55, B42>=28.5),TRUNC(1938+B42-IF(AND(AND(B42<34.55, B42>=28.5), MOD(INT(B42*100),3)=0),58.5,48.5)),IF(AND(B42<34.55, B42>=21.5),TRUNC(1935+3*(B42-21.5)/4),IF(AND(B42<34.55, B42>=18.5),TRUNC(1936-(B42-18.5)/3),""))))

PLANET OF THE APES FILMS

By film number (not including revivals), with the tv show as film six.

=IF(AND(B42<=12.3, B42>=5.1),IF(B42>=11.8,6+(B42-11.8)*1.98,IF(B42>=10.1,(B42-10.1)/1.7+5,IF(B42>=8.1,3+B42-8.1,IF(B42>7.497,2,(B42-5.1)/2.397+1)))),"")

CEREBUS THE AARDVARK

By issue number.

=IF(AND(B42>=15.06, B42<=41.145),INT(IF(B42<16.06,(B42-15.06)*6+1,(B42-16.06)/25*293+7)),"")

That should be information enough for anyone who wants to use these formulas, but also wants one for a show that's not listed here, to work out how to write their own. Though of course I'm willing to answer questions.

Meanwhile, for anyone who is interested in the time tracking I do with the Doctor Who notation, as described in earlier entries tagged math: Currently my default is to divide a month into eleven Doctor incarnations. The formula in Cell B42 is the one previously described for dividing time into eleven equal parts, and prorating each part to each incarnation's screen history. This version assumes Cell A42 has a value between 0 and 1, Cell F4 contains the Doctor Who current year count as expressed in this essay's first formula, and an entry in Cell E5 that is the current number of incarnations.

=IF(A42>1,$F$4,IF(A42>10/$E$5,(A42-10/$E$5)*$E$5*($F$4-47)+47,0))+IF(A42>10/$E$5,0,IF(A42>9/$E$5,(A42-9/$E$5)*$E$5*4+43,IF(A42>8/$E$5,(A42-8/$E$5)*$E$5+42,IF(A42>7/$E$5,(A42-7/$E$5)*$E$5*8.53+33.47,IF(A42>6.75/$E$5,(A42-6/$E$5)*$E$5*25.88+7.59,IF(A42>6/$E$5,(A42-6/$E$5)*$E$5*4+24,IF(A42>5/$E$5,(A42-5/$E$5)*$E$5*15/7+153/7,0)))))))+IF(A42>5/$E$5,0,IF(A42>4/$E$5,(A42-4/$E$5)*$E$5*20/7+19,IF(A42>3/$E$5,(A42-3/$E$5)*$E$5*7+12,IF(A42>2/$E$5,(A42-2/$E$5)*$E$5*5+7,IF(A42>1/$E$5,(A42-1/$E$5)*$E$5*25/9+38/9,A42*$E$5*38/9)))))

I have a macro with a generic formula for Cell A42 for waking hours throughout the current month (where waking hours are tracked in Cell C2 as previously described), but copy-pasting that formula here breaks my HTML in a way that no other of these formulas does. So here's a quick and dirty formula specific to this month.

=($C$2-DATE(2011,12,1))/31
If you don't have a waking hours formula in Cell C2, for $C$2 substitute $A$1 or NOW().

So at December 2 22:00 (with waking hours of 07:00-23:00) the Doctor Who notation returned is 2.90, signifying about 13% of the way through the Season 1965 finale The Time Meddler, with an approximate airdate of 10/18/65, with an approximate stardate of -57.6*, with Get Smart and Hogan's Heroes about ten percent through their first seasons, and Bewitched and Gilligan's Island about ten percent through their second seasons.

* Yes, there are negative stardates in my fanfiction.

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Subject:Hard to wake up sometimes
Time:10:21 pm

My laptop is programmed to go to "sleep" when the lid is closed. But if the wireless mouse is left on, the mouse keeps the laptop awake. If the laptop's left that way too long, historically, it gets into a state I assume is overheated in which it starts misbehaving and, when I try restarting it, hangs up when restarting. This evening that appears to have happened while I accompanied qtrhorserider to the grocery store. Every time this happens I'm afraid the damn thing won't come back, but leaving it half a day or overnight has always worked so far. Right now I'm typing on the computer connected to the tv.

This is all by way of saying that Arthur, King of Time and Space will update about twelve hours later than usual.

Later

Two things I want to record about this phenomenon this time:

1. It's easier to restart after overheating for some reason if the laptop's on its battery instead of on its power cord. I believe I discovered that last time (this has happened three or four times in the few years I've had the machine), and I might've saved myself some time and angst if I'd remembered it earlier.
2. I've gone and told the thing to "hibernate" instead of sleep on lid closing, upon determining empirically that accidentally leaving the mouse on will not wake the laptop up from hibernation. Hibernation takes longer to wake up from, which is why I switched to sleep from hibernation early in this machine's history, but this overheating can't be good for the device and I'd rather avoid it altogether since I can.

Wait, three things: AKOTAS is now updated.

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Subject:Thanksgiving
Time:12:18 pm

Wednesday night about 23:20 I rolled over in bed, poked my wife and said, "I don't know how else to say this, but I have chest pains and my left arm feels funny." qtrhorserider popped out of bed and insisted on driving me to the E.R. instead of calling 9-1-1.

By the time I got to the car I was sweating too (but I never had any more symptoms than that). When asked by the nurses where my pain was on the scale of one to ten, I said five to seven, because I don't think I'm as sensitive to pain as most people, and I haven't ever had cause to be asked that before, which may be related. After the morphine and the nitro it went down to point five.

I was admitted and taken to the cath lab, where they gave me more good drugs and a cardiologist went in through the groin to remove the blockage. Afterwards he said there had been 99% blockage, but it was removed and now he'd put in a stent. He said, or the E.R. doctor said later or earlier, that a stress test such as I'd taken five years ago would have identified if there were any blockages then, but there's always the chance of existing deposits in the arteries breaking off and creating new ones; which my doctor had stressed at the time, too.

About 01:30 I was moved up into a room, wondering here my wife was. By the time the nurse thought to ask for the cell phone number, it rang just outside the hall; my wife, my dad and his wife (my mom turns her phone off at night) visited for a little while. I had to sleep on my back the first four hours, which isn't usual and didn't work well. But by the time my wife showed up with my laptop at 11:30 I was ready for it.

About 08:00 the nurse gave me five pills, one of which was Lipitor, which says the blockage was cholesterol. I guess that set of pills is to be daily routine from now on.

I left a message for my mom to call me when she got up. Then I was on my phone with my wife when she called. I know Mom would feel best when she heard I sound perfectly normal, but the phone tag went on about half an hour.

More when I know more.

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Subject:My tweets
Time:12:04 pm
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Subject:My tweets
Time:12:04 pm
  • Tue, 13:28: I bet they'd accidentally feed him instead. RT@Studyofanime Hypothetical: could a Dalek fleet "exterminate" Godzilla?
  • Tue, 14:57: RT @settostun: Fox's Megyn Kelly: "pepper spray is a food product, essentially" @drskyskull: "mustard gas is essentially a condiment" #M ...
  • Tue, 14:57: RT @AstinTO: Great idea for the GOP debate tonight. Each candidate gets waterboarded while being pepper-sprayed. Then asked if that was ...
  • Tue, 15:50: RT @stoplookingup: Pepper spray: To overreact violently in response to mild provocation. Replaces earlier coinage, "go postal."
  • Tue, 16:24: Skyrim debuts, Anne McCaffrey passes - sad times for dragons.
  • Tue, 18:46: The great thing about a job where I'm able to keep up online is that it leaves more time for drawing at home.
  • Tue, 20:16: Hero of Three Faces update: breaking the rules has consequences. http://t.co/k999uNAN #getsmart #doctorwho
  • Wed, 05:46: The problem with having a coupla days' buffer is that I don't always think ahead to special dates. Kinda hit it today anyway though.
  • Wed, 08:48: Here's to you, #DoctorWho - let the day begin.
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Subject:My tweets
Time:12:22 pm
  • Thu, 13:46: This place has a snack room where you can use your debit card. No cash necessary.
  • Thu, 14:33: Aaand now the card reader isn't working. http://t.co/hOkTjfuV
  • Thu, 15:37: @Omorka I didn't know most Pakistanis are Muslims.
  • Thu, 15:55: @RedneckGaijin I'm relatively well-educated by US standards and I didn't know that.
  • Thu, 21:44: Mom in the ER with heartburn so bad she thought it might be a heart attack. Better now. Chamber of Secrets on ABC Family.
  • Thu, 22:32: Didn't find anything wrong with Mom so she's going home. Oh and today was @horseyparalegal's last radiation session.
  • Thu, 23:02: @Omorka I thought they were Hindu.
  • Fri, 06:44: RT @ephant: If you use gh from though, o from people, t from ballet and i from business. Then the word "ghoti" is pronounced silently.
  • Fri, 06:46: Happy Veteran's Day!11!11!11!
  • Fri, 06:47: RT @AmiraJfr: Bring back the "Retweets by you, Retweets by others, Retweets of you" button....
  • Fri, 07:22: Some not all LJ pages are giving me an error this morning, "Content Encoding Error", "uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression." ?
  • Fri, 07:52: Now when I want to relocate a #retweet from the past, I have to remember what I tagged the LJ entry.
  • Fri, 08:14: scarfmom says the only at all good thing about the PSU scandal is now maybe people will stop thinking it's only the Catholic church
  • Fri, 12:11: 11/11/11 11:11 CST
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Subject:My tweets
Time:12:39 pm
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Subject:My tweets
Time:02:20 am
  • Ср, 10:36: Forgot my phone. I want to text my wife I can't text her. Maybe she'll see this.
  • Ср, 17:37: It snowed here today. Well, it slushed.
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Subject:My tweets
Time:12:42 am
  • Пн, 02:12: RT @neilhimself: Read this. And i endorse all his suggestions especially the fourth. http://t.co/jkEd5x8j
  • Пн, 06:44: @trinalin No. Has that been on BBCAmerica?
  • Пн, 06:45: Facing what I know to be my last week at the call center doesn't seem so bad as usual. Wonder how it'll be once I get there.
  • Пн, 15:23: Meant to lunch at 14:00. Managed to forget between am break and noon that the PC clock is an hour slow today.
  • Пн, 18:22: If I had a beard there'd be people who'd say I look like a tall George Lucas.
  • Пн, 19:22: Harold's Asian, Kumar is Middle Eastern - does either of them actually celebrate Christmas?
  • Пн, 21:59: X-Files theme as grocery store muzak?? owait the date
  • Пн, 22:23: I ought've told the security guard at the Dillon's grocery store to dress as the sherriff from Gunsmoke next year
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Subject:I got the new job.
Time:04:39 pm

I've been working in the call center about fifteen months, which is about how long before that I was unemployed (except for a parttime retail position), and about how long I worked before that at the call center job I lost when the plant closed.

The new job is for a different department of the same company. This job is proofing computer transcripts of customer responses to interactive voice recognition system. When your cable company answering computer asks you to speak your choice between account information or technical issues, if they're our client I may hear what you say.

It's staff instead of production, and the pay and health benefits are better. But there may be an even better benefit than all that. I realized yesterday that both the burnout hiatus/timeskips in AKOTAS's history to date were conceived while I had different call center jobs.

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Time:12:24 pm
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Subject:My tweets
Time:12:47 pm
  • Tue, 18:11: @TheOnlyTrout Of course, being me, I didn't get proper inspiration for a gag for my chosen work until I conceived a crossover.
  • Tue, 18:25: @jephjacques You fix that by not growing old. I've been 12 since 1971.
  • Tue, 19:59: Who else finds yourself singing along to the organ solo in Inna Gadda Da Vida, "To save us all from Satan's path / When we had gone astray"
  • Tue, 20:50: Somewhere, in an Enchanted Place at the top of a forest, a journalist and her Time Lord will always be playing.
  • Tue, 23:08: Hero of Three Faces update: I never even saw all these. http://t.co/mDi7Vbfp #toomanycrossoverstotag
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