May 3rd, 2007

phone, cordless phone

Tea, eventually.

10:48 AM 5/3/2007
A Russian spammer is spoofing my @lj as the "from" address. I am wrathful.

11:24 AM 5/3/2007
I was about to run out the door this morning when I discovered that my mesh backpack was putting chocolate on me. I failed to find the source of the chocolate, and determined that it either needed washing or throwing out. A once-over determined that really, it was beyond easy repair, and out it was thrown.

I got to like that backpack. Alas.

I plot that perhaps I can do the graduation party during the afternoon and evening or whatever, then leave for RHPS, and come back after RHPS if the party is still going strong.

Bosslady came to the writers dinner. That was fun.

hcolleen is a swiss army geek.

12:25 PM 5/3/2007
Today is the National Day of Reason, for the US.

I think I'll behave reasonably today. How about you? I'll try to think things
through before I do them, examine my assumptions, and believe that the people I interact with probably have a reason that they believe is legitimate for doing what they're doing (even if I don't know what it is).

In related news, right now I'm playing with using null-to-zero functionality in my query here at work. I'd been reading the
FAQ that includes null-to-zero
earlier, based off of nothing more than "that looks interesting and I was researching something, wasn't I?" (the wikipedia-clicky syndrome) -- and then I ran into the problem for which this is the solution. Glee!

V and azwriter were having focus problems last night. I'm having some today.

Yesterday I was talking in my head to the LF about ADHD and the blessing in disguise it can be for certain very limited applications. (I refuse to label myself ADD or consider the possibility that I might be labeled ADD by a doctor, because I don't view what I have as a disorder.) He's got the skipping attention that other kids don't have, but he's also got the hyperfocus that other kids don't have. That's the positive that he's supposed to be able to take from the situation. I need to actually have that conversation with him, since it was given to me to say to him.

Via slashdot (and theregister) : Beer-byproduct
fuel cell!

UserFriendly link of the day:

One for the nerd_sex books:

1:05 PM 5/3/2007
I meant to get up to get a cup of tea at 11:30.

1:25 PM 5/3/2007
Tea has been obtained.

From wyldemusick: and
phone, cordless phone


2:11 PM 5/3/2007
They've started appending a disclaimer to the bottom of my work e-mails when they're sent off-network.

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2:50 PM 5/3/2007
If I'm rewarded for sending very short e-mails, then I shall continue to do that. Mr. OOC might or might not e-mail me back.

Meanwhile, my current query sequence is still at 23 queries long, because I like feeling my way along and building off known good things and numbering them in insane sequences. Also, I don't speak very good SQL.

Management called off our weekly meeting, because she didn't have anything new and neither did I.

3:48 PM 5/3/2007
I walked to work today. I didn't have to go to anything after work that would
require car. So I walked. Go, me.

4:22 PM 5/3/2007
...what. Pandora just served me some Basshunter. And Pandora has "Boten Anna", three different mixes! Sweet. (What is more geeky than IRC? Dance music about IRC. What is more geeky than dance music about IRC? A love song about an IRC spammer-booting bot who turns out to be a hot chick, and the singer expresses his affection for her by telling her that she'll always be a kickass bot to him.)

5:15 PM 5/3/2007

5:49 PM 5/3/2007
[17:49] [Azz|work] I wonder how much crap I can cram in one query before it
[17:49] [Azz|work] ... come to think of it, perhaps that is not one of the
principles of good DB design. ;)

6:15 PM 5/3/2007
If you get profane penis spam in Russian, delete and report as spam. LJ Powers That Be are exactly as pissed-off with them as you are; unlike you, however, they have the power to banninate them and perhaps their subdomain too and will do so. (Certain people have been hit; action's being taken.)

6:45 PM 5/3/2007
That looks like about as far as I'm going to be able to take the DB today. The numbers are starting to run together, but I know where I'm taking them.