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Date:2012-10-23 21:15
Subject:years later
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Man, whodathunk LJ would have survived this long

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Date:2010-04-01 22:55
Subject:This weekend!
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Date:2010-01-07 13:00
Subject:Keeping up
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Hey kiddies, are you not connected to me on Facebook yet? I'm trying to keep my links updated, and I realize that I have a network of folks about 8 years deep who aren't all with me on the newer place.

Add me if you can. Look for my name in the Portland network.

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Date:2009-12-02 14:27
Subject:Animated gif madness
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Date:2009-11-19 01:39
Subject:randomly
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Running up the bidding prices of certain items on eBay will never not be fun

In other news: why are you still reading this here? Why are you not on FB?

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Date:2009-11-13 11:09
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Laid-off again on tuesday, went to helpful employment symposium yesterday(and will go to monday's as well), going to work on Access class and stuff learnt at symposium today.

Also: eat bagel sammiches and diet coke. If you fail to plan for these things, you plan to fail. Or something.

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Date:2009-11-05 10:25
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you may find this relevant to your interests:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cats_with_fraudulent_diplomas

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Date:2009-10-29 17:20
Subject:Want some free entertainment on Tuesday?
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Like weird/semi-obscure British TV? Blackadder, Jeeves & Wooster, Little Britain, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, etc?

Want to come hang out downtown with like-minded interesting folks in a environment conducive to drinking lots and laughing at deadpan puns?

Then get ready for this! I'm going to be holding another night of Jeremy's Clevely Titled British TeeVee Night at the Low Brow next Tuesday, Nov 3rd. We're starting at 6pm and going until 10 or whenever everybody leaves.

We'll be showing a mix of British stuff: Jeeves & Wooster, Blackadder, Doctor Who, and a few other interesting bits.

A brief sample:



The Low Brow is at NW 10th & Hoyt, just up 10th Avenue from Powell's books. Right by the Streetcar and the #77 and #17 bus lines.

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Date:2009-10-25 14:51
Subject:From yesterday
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Portland Zombiewalk 2009 photos (assuming this works)

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Date:2009-10-14 22:44
Subject:Update
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Still working for electrical contractor, not very happy, having been assigned a full 40 hour week only a handful of times since getting employed. And some of those are gigs out in Astoria, Longview, etc.

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Date:2009-08-25 22:51
Subject:For those around on Saturday
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I just got this forwarded to me:

HEALTH CARE RALLY

Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 10 AM

Terry Schrunk Plaza

SW 3rd & SW Madison, Downtown Portland


This will be an interesting contrast since we're also going to see "The Room" at Cinema 21 that night.

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Date:2009-08-25 22:48
Subject:In slightly happier news...
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...I have a job again, as a low-voltage apprentice.

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Date:2009-08-25 22:45
Subject:Aw man....
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Rest in peace.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/08/26/obit.ted.kennedy/index.html

Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy dead at 77

(CNN) -- Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died Wednesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

[...]

Obama named Kennedy as one of 16 recipients of the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor. A White House statement explained that the 2009 honorees "were chosen for their work as agents of change."

"Senator Kennedy has dedicated his career to fighting for equal opportunity, fairness and justice for all Americans. He has worked tirelessly to ensure that every American has access to quality and affordable health care, and has succeeded in doing so for countless children, seniors, and Americans with disabilities. He has called health care reform the "cause of his life..."

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Date:2009-07-20 18:49
Subject:Pics of the new Doctor are out
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From the Daily Mail:

Six months after Matt Smith was unveiled as the new Time Lord, the actor finally began filming scenes for his Doctor Who debut this week.

The 26-year-old actor and the doctor's assistant Karen Gillan, 21, were spotted on location in Cardiff filming their first scenes together.

A sneak peek of the new show, which won't be broadcast on BBC until 2010, gives fans a chance to see the Doctor's new costume....




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Date:2009-06-17 01:10
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Massive amounts of fuzz, no bass, and Ray Manzarek on organ. Really.

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Date:2009-06-16 15:21
Subject:Still jobless, continuing...
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Okay, job interview skills guy today tells me I need to spend up to 70% networking.

Problem is, I don't really know how to do this for professional reasons. How does I find a job thru setting up a social network, in terms of finding people who know people, etc.

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Date:2009-06-15 23:07
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Is there a way i can set up some sorta rss feed to get my FB updates posted on here?

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Date:2009-06-12 00:48
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Ya know what? It's suddenly occurred that since I've been unemployed, I've been living a helluva lot more. Meeting more cool people, having housemates and a dog around here now, biking a shit load more, losing weight again, taking improv classes, reading comix again, and I have plenty of maters in the ground, growing away for this year's crop. Even my talky pshrink said I seemed far more balanced.

Also, here's me with Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies:

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Date:2009-05-29 12:22
Subject:Still laid off, still sunny
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From the Onion:

Oh, No! It's Making Well-Reasoned Arguments Backed With Facts! Run!

By Matthew Barnes
May 28, 2009 | Issue 45•22

I…I think it's finally over. Our reactionary emotional response seems to have stopped it dead in its tracks. If I'm right, all we have to do now is smugly reiterate our half-formed thesis and—oh, no! For the love of God, no! It's thoughtfully mulling things over!

Run! Run! It's making reasonable, fact-based arguments!

Quickly! Hide behind self-righteousness! The ad hominem rejoinders—ready the ad hominem rejoinders! Watch out! Dodge the issue at hand! Question its character and keep moving haphazardly from one flawed point to the next!

All together now! Put every bit of secondhand conjecture into it you've got!

Goddamn it, nothing's working! It's trapped us in our own unsubstantiated claims! We need to switch fundamentally unsound tactics. Hurry, throw up the straw man! Look, I think it's going for it. C'mon…c'mon…yes, it's going for it! Now hit it with the thing that one guy told us once while it's distracted by our ludicrous rationalizations....


and on it goes.

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Date:2009-05-21 14:29
Subject:In technological news
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Army dudes over in the Sandbox are forming empathic ties with their service droids:

..."One of the psychologically interesting things is that these systems aren't designed to promote intimacy, and yet we're seeing these bonds being built with them," said Peter Singer, a leading defense analyst at the Brookings Institution and author of "Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century" (Penguin Press HC, 2009).

Singer highlights many accounts of human soldiers feeling strong affection for their robots - especially on the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams where Packbots and Talon robots undertake the risk of disabling improvised explosives planted by insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan.

One EOD soldier brought in a robot for repairs with tears in his eyes and asked the repair shop if it could put "Scooby-Doo" back together. Despite being assured that he would get a new robot, the soldier remained inconsolable. He only wanted Scooby-Doo...


I can't tell if this story is a mix of Asimov, PKD, and Lucas or what, but there you go.

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