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Morning Seditionists


Posted by pjsauter on November 30, 2011
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So, I was watching something on NOVA the other morning, and they showed the obligatory footage of people on Star Trek (various generations) being “beamed” (both up and down), while speculating over whether it was technology that is, at least, theoretically possible. And, of course, it kind of is.

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Posted by pjsauter on November 29, 2011
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Let’s hear it for Wisconsin Democrats, who, in 12 days, claim they’ve collected 300,000 signatures in the effort to force a recall of Governor Scott “The Mope” Walker. That’s half of what they need, and they have another 48 days to get the rest. Of course, I’m sure the first 300,000 were easier to come by than the next 300,000 will be. Let’s hope they get the rest – and then Wisconsiners (Wisonconsinites? Wisconsinians? Cheeseheads?) throw the idiot out of office.

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Posted by pjsauter on November 28, 2011
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A rather shitty weekend, overall. As you may have heard, that story that sounded like bullshit to me a week or so ago is no longer sounding like bullshit. Bernie apparently likes to touch little boys. And his wife seems to be a piece of work, too. You just can’t count on anything these days. So long, Bernie. It’s gonna be a long, cold winter.

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‘Tis the Season

Posted by pjsauter on November 27, 2011
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Yes, Virginia, there will be an NBA season this year (probably). And it will begin on Christmas day because, well, what’s Xmas without watching really tall, rich, (mostly) black guys who are “owned” by even more rich (mostly) white guys? In doing research for that previous offensive statement, I discovered that there’s an NBA team called the “Charlotte Bobcats.” I had no idea. And did you know that the NJ Nets are no longer the NJ Nets? They’re now the Brooklyn Nets. Amazing. Not quite the same ring to the name, though, is there? Sounds like “little” Brooklyns or something (as in Brooklynettes). I think they should change it.

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Posted by pjsauter on November 26, 2011
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Never mind the government, it’s Facebook that really creeps me out. As previously mentioned, I found Facebook to be just too goddamn intrusive and annoying, so I ditched my page quite a while ago. I definitely prefer G+. Sadly, there are things like contests that I can’t enter due to a lack of Facebookery, and when I wanted to register for SnagFilms in order to set up playlists and whatnot, I found I had to do it via Facebook.

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Posted by pjsauter on November 25, 2011
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So, I hope everybody had a nice day yesterday. Here, it was like any other day (well, any other day where I didn’t have to work). No turkey, no relatives, no football. Nothing. I mostly spent the day trying to weatherproof the shop area as much as possible (and installing the wireless access point I’ve had kicking around down there so I can use my old faithful Dell Inspiron as a “shop” computer). Threw my Cisco Catalyst switch down there, too, in case I want to hook up more shit (which is pretty unlikely, but it throws off a fair amount of heat, so I figured it can’t hurt). That was pretty much it, though. Well, that, and a lot of nose blowing.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by pjsauter on November 24, 2011
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Hope everybody is doing well, and with their loved ones (or family, at least). Things have been tough here for the past few days. I got the cold my wife had, and it hit me pretty hard, coming right at a valley in my physical biorhythm. Not only are my lungs filled with crap, but so is my head (more crap than usual – or at least different crap). Also got the whole cold but sweating thing going on. Really kinda sucks. The stuff I’ve been taking to keep me from coughing up a lung and to keep my nose from running has kept me kinda zonked out. I haven’t taken anything today, yet, so we’ll see how it goes. I don’t deal well with getting sick, so I generally don’t do it. Once in a while, though, I get nailed by something, and I guess this is one of those times. I hope this is it for the season.

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Keep Your Head Down

Posted by pjsauter on November 20, 2011
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Nice day around here yesterday – sunny and warmish. I decided it would be a good opportunity to burn some diesel fuel, so I put in a few hours of tractor time, getting more dirt to smooth out the former frog pond (no doubt filled with the bodies – and ghosts – of the unfortunate previous occupants), and then trying to clear out some more paths in the woods. :kub:

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Still Sucks

Posted by pjsauter on November 19, 2011
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Depending on how you look at it, Syracuse is either a small city or a large town (or a barn in the woods with three cows a goat, and some chickens). It’s not a huge urban area where even the rich and famous can live in relative obscurity, but it’s not a small town like Happy Valley that’s more or less owned by the local university, either. In fact, our proximity to NYC means we have a lot of aspiring media types (which once meant journalists, but now, of course, also includes well-coiffed pretty boys and girls trying to get their faces on the teevee), making it difficult to fart without finding it on the six o’clock news (which, for some reason, runs from five to six-thirty these days). I used to joke that it has to be the only place with traffic reports every twenty minutes, and live video of no actual traffic.

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This Sucks

Posted by pjsauter on November 18, 2011
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As I alluded to yesterday, it was Jim Boeheim’s birthday (I still see your JB avatar, Vernon; but then I still see bloody Woz for me, and I changed it to President HAL a long time ago; can’t seem to shake my cache). Not a very happy one (birthday for JB, that is), as it turns out. Jim’s assistant coach, Bernie Fine, who was the manager on the SU team JB and Dave Bing played on, and – like Jim himself – has more or less been with SU ever since, has been accused of molesting a former ball boy (and then a second one – the first one’s brother or something) back in the 1980s. I find this pretty hard to believe but, well, I guess you never know (he is from Brooklyn, after all). And, really, how would I have any way of knowing?

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