Category: Miscellaneous

Stuff that doesn't belong anywhere else.

Grief is a funny thing

I really didn’t cry at all when Dad died last month. But I have been in tears off and on all day today thinking about the three Good Mews cats that were euthanized in the past two and a half weeks. As I read the tributes to Theo on Facebook today, and contributed my own …

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Overcoming fears

From NaBloPoMo, today’s prompt courtesy of Ricki Lake: I was terrified to go on DWTS, but facing my fear and overcoming it has been an incredible experience. Have you faced fears and overcome them? I’ve been terrified every time I’ve had to get up in front of strangers and do ANYTHING. I have never enjoyed …

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It’s Too Soon To Have Short-Timer’s Syndrome

What I was supposed to do today vis-a-vis attending the CCSC:SE Conference: Drive up to Furman University Attend a digital forensics workshop Network with other presenters over lunch Sit through a keynote address Attend two paper/panel/workshop sessions Have dinner with colleagues at the banquet and enjoy the featured speaker What I REALLY did today: Drove …

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Why I don’t like to travel

I’m not overly fond of traveling, unlike many people. I usually manage to enjoy it when I do, but it’s not something I anticipate with great glee. Here’s why: Sleeping in strange beds is a challenge, at least until I get used to them. The mattress isn’t the degree of firmness I’m accustomed to, the …

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What do you do when you have nothing to say?

I’m tired tonight. I had my long day of classes, where nothing momentous happened. The only unusual thing at work was that I met with the programming team to discuss this weekend’s competition. Even with them I don’t have that much input — they are pretty much all adults so I treat them as such, …

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Writing tools

Since I spent much of today getting ready for the Chastain Park Arts Festival, I think I’ll take the easy way out and use today’s NaBloPoMo prompt: When you are writing, do you prefer to use a pen or a computer? It depends, of course. For blogging, of course, I’m going to use the computer …

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NaBloPoMo 2011 begins…

…and I’m at it again. Every November I do this, and every November, it seems, something happens.¬†Oh well, better to try and not make it than to not try at all. Or, perhaps, I should say do || !do; !try; This year there are daily prompts, and a monthly theme, which will at least help …

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A Little Something For Fun

Found this quiz, What Kind of Dungeons & Dragons Character Would You Be, indirectly via @zoetheshort on Twitter: I Am A: Neutral Good Human Druid (6th Level) Ability Scores: Strength-9 Dexterity-10 Constitution-11 Intelligence-15 Wisdom-15 Charisma-11 Alignment: Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to …

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ITP Parking Blues

Dear City of Atlanta, As a destination for someone in a car, you suck. You outsourced your on-street parking control to some outfit called ParkAtlanta, and took the individual parking meters in Midtown away. Evidently you replaced them with these oh-so-environmentally-correct "Pay Stations," one for every 10 or so parking spots: Notice the color of …

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Patience

I don't consider myself the most patient person in the world — far from it. I want things to get done, and done right, right now. To hell with waiting. I also have no patience with people that aren't willing to try, to put forth their best effort, when they are responsible for doing something.  …

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