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There's a SMOP here somewhere.

I've been thinking for a while about the challenges -- and potentials -- of multithreaded conversation.

why is that, rising_moon? )

Can we harness it and use the fire for good?
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There's a SMOP here somewhere.

I've been thinking for a while about the challenges -- and potentials -- of multithreaded conversation.

why is that, rising_moon? )

Can we harness it and use the fire for good?
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Recently I've read a few excellent fantasy novels which were written around believable, consistent, and reasonable systems of magic. Believable magic is one of the elements that will sell me on a writer. I've enjoyed The Abhorsen Trilogy, by Garth Nix, and, most recently, The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss.

I've learned that Brandon Sanderson, who wrote this essay on systems of magic, is going to finish Robert Jordan's 12th and final novel of the Wheel of Time series. Depending on my Lady's response to his work, I might take up the first one. :)

Unrelatedly (maybe): can any of you recommend a good history (articles, blogs, anything) of technical approaches to affixing Identity? That is, assuring that individuals are who they say they are? I'm making a study of transaction psychology -- financial services inclined but not fixed -- and would love some background data on approaches to identity assurance. Thanks!
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Recently I've read a few excellent fantasy novels which were written around believable, consistent, and reasonable systems of magic. Believable magic is one of the elements that will sell me on a writer. I've enjoyed The Abhorsen Trilogy, by Garth Nix, and, most recently, The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss.

I've learned that Brandon Sanderson, who wrote this essay on systems of magic, is going to finish Robert Jordan's 12th and final novel of the Wheel of Time series. Depending on my Lady's response to his work, I might take up the first one. :)

Unrelatedly (maybe): can any of you recommend a good history (articles, blogs, anything) of technical approaches to affixing Identity? That is, assuring that individuals are who they say they are? I'm making a study of transaction psychology -- financial services inclined but not fixed -- and would love some background data on approaches to identity assurance. Thanks!

2 and 48

May. 15th, 2008 02:10 pm
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http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/05/15/same.sex.marriage/index.html

The California Supreme Court struck down the ban on same-sex marriage.

Is it mean of me to hope, just a little bit, that Scalia gets photographed soon in a passionate and unmistakeably romantic clinch with a male clerk?

2 and 48

May. 15th, 2008 02:10 pm
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http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/05/15/same.sex.marriage/index.html

The California Supreme Court struck down the ban on same-sex marriage.

Is it mean of me to hope, just a little bit, that Scalia gets photographed soon in a passionate and unmistakeably romantic clinch with a male clerk?
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My day's been a morningsworth of upbeat energy swirling in a steadily-narrowing snowstorm of corporate jargon and project performance analyses. New team leader = new assessment metrics = piles of spreadsheets.

This video makes it all better.

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My day's been a morningsworth of upbeat energy swirling in a steadily-narrowing snowstorm of corporate jargon and project performance analyses. New team leader = new assessment metrics = piles of spreadsheets.

This video makes it all better.

PSA

Apr. 28th, 2008 04:54 pm
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In case you haven't seen it yet, I urge you to visit my Lady's journal to read the featured chalkboard for our new (fictional) bistro, Nom!

PSA

Apr. 28th, 2008 04:54 pm
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In case you haven't seen it yet, I urge you to visit my Lady's journal to read the featured chalkboard for our new (fictional) bistro, Nom!

*snrk*

Apr. 1st, 2008 10:12 am
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Heh.

http://mail.google.com/mail/help/customtime/index.html

"This morning I put instant coffee in the microwave and I almost went back in time." - Steven Wright

*snrk*

Apr. 1st, 2008 10:12 am
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Heh.

http://mail.google.com/mail/help/customtime/index.html

"This morning I put instant coffee in the microwave and I almost went back in time." - Steven Wright

go to

Mar. 27th, 2008 09:19 am
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I'm on a ten-minute break in a week of all-day meetings. I've got another one coming up at 3pm or so.

What's on your mind?

go to

Mar. 27th, 2008 09:19 am
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I'm on a ten-minute break in a week of all-day meetings. I've got another one coming up at 3pm or so.

What's on your mind?
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Hey, I'm a beer!

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Hey, I'm a beer!

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[EDIT: and by "Lucien", I mean the bespectacled librarian of Neil Gaiman's Sandman series, not the SCA persona of the same name. Answer as many or as few of these as you'd like.]

I'm curious, friends. :)

What 4 books (if you only got four) would you bring with you to a desert island?

What would be the title of your (as yet fictional) autobiography?

Quote a memorable passage (a few lines) of a book you're reading these days.

If you could own any book, written by anyone at any time, even if it hasn't been written yet or was never written, what would it be?

What was your favorite book when you were 10?
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[EDIT: and by "Lucien", I mean the bespectacled librarian of Neil Gaiman's Sandman series, not the SCA persona of the same name. Answer as many or as few of these as you'd like.]

I'm curious, friends. :)

What 4 books (if you only got four) would you bring with you to a desert island?

What would be the title of your (as yet fictional) autobiography?

Quote a memorable passage (a few lines) of a book you're reading these days.

If you could own any book, written by anyone at any time, even if it hasn't been written yet or was never written, what would it be?

What was your favorite book when you were 10?

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Jan. 2nd, 2008 10:30 am
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For my friends, a taste of hot sweets for a cold day: http://youtube.com/watch?v=pV_eeDKzqlM.

Happy new year, all.

-rm

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Jan. 2nd, 2008 10:30 am
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For my friends, a taste of hot sweets for a cold day: http://youtube.com/watch?v=pV_eeDKzqlM.

Happy new year, all.

-rm

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