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feorlen
    @joanna that would be a big Nope. (My suspicions were confirmed and I've altered the pattern to try it again in some real fabric.)
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      The pattern measurements look almost right, but I've been burned way too many times before. So I'm making it in fabric leftover from wedding tablecloths. Fortunately there's nobody around to see me in aqua polyester taffeta pants.
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        "All the Mad Max films have had tragic endings... If you think Max has an awesome life and we’re supposed to wish we were him, you really don’t get Mad Max." http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/20/mad-max-how-mras-killed-the-world.html
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          @pamdavis I might be able to be there, need to see how some other things go this week.
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            Samba sound check: running the noise generator through the house speakers. It isn't really helping all that much.
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              Finally using the "stuffed toys" setting on the washer, for big fluffy floor pillows. We'll see if I end up with less of a rumpled lump when it's done. I guess I have a quality machine because it has a million settings?
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                Choosing what to do this afternoon by the minimum amount of cognitive capacity required.
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                  Looks like I'll be on my own sans car all weekend, contemplating transit-friendly things I can do Sunday to escape the early morning samba party outside. Parades are more fun when they happen elsewhere.
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                    Memorial Day Weekend, perfect time to find a SF resident woefully unprepared for Summer Heating Season. One rotating radar dish style, used occasionally, another tower fan version still in the box. Free. (I long ago replaced them with an electric radiator)
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                      I am apparently not able to download the previous version of Firefox for Mac (the download stalls.) I'm going to assume it's because of the hordes of pissed off users trying to restore OS X features it blocks access to.
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                        Apparently the Firefox team considers removing a standard OS X menu a "feature." Ok, if you want to screw with your own commands, but now how do I access system features in the now missing standard menu like hide and show? http://tinyurl.com/kgrewr6
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                          No, that's ok OS X, I wasn't using those attached USB devices anyway. It's just, like, a keyboard and mouse and stuff.
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                            So apparently the "new automated phone service" 24 Hour Fitness implemented is "Enter your personal information and we will put you on hold until a representative is available."
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                              I don't even know where to start here. "I can appreciate Tesla wanting to sell cars, but I think it would have been wiser if Mr. Tesla had sat down with the car dealers first" http://www.autoblog.com/2015/05/18/tesla-direct-sales-bill-texas-house-killed
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                                In today's mail was more annoying health insurance mess, but also a baptismal record for my grandfather. With a different birth date. I don't know if that will allow me to finally find a birth certificate, but this document should be sufficient anyway.
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                                  @ctp Wow congratulations and all the best to you both!
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                                    @jdscolam @mandyd good to hear people will be having fun tonight! I'll be at an event (also fun, but offline) so I'll miss it.
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                                      Every time I see a new way to connect gadgets to the Internet, I think maybe I don't want everything I own to have network access. There are enough ways to track me as it is, many not by choice and with no realistic way to avoid it.
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                                        @joanna I will endeavor to find some deserving and under-served embedded developers who could benefit from these mouse pads.