Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong
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Thor's Day

Administration
Happy birthday to delerone!

Medical
Better sleep last night, which should help. I'd like to do something other than sleep this afternoon.

Moar Knitting
I should mention that the amazing shawl is not distracting totally from saraphina_marie's blanket, which is also in progress and got a few repeats of the lace pattern knocked out last night.

Also? I have apparently gotten to the place in knitting where I look at a huge ball of superchunky yarn and think "I have nowhere to put that," and therefore improvise a pattern and whip out a scarf in two days because that's easier to store. Yes, pics soon.

FreeWill Astrology
Uncle Rob says: "When people are truly dehydrated, the impulse that tells them they're thirsty shuts down. That's why they may not know they're suffering from a lack of water. In a metaphorically similar way, Pisces, you have been deprived so long of a certain kind of emotional sustenance that you don't realize what you're missing. See if you can find out what it is, and then make measured (non-desperate!) plans to get a big, strong influx of it. The cosmic rhythms will be on your side in this effort!"

How I Roll
I did a database yesterday. This impressed Mark.

me: Yes. It took me this long to get this done basically because I had to run through the entire volunteer interest/application/interview/training cycle once and see what I would need.
Mark: ...you designed the database based on how you'd use it? Do you know how valuable a skill that is?
me: ?
Mark: (And, for that matter, _how rare?_)
me: ??? But that is what makes sense.
Mark: Seriously. Most databases I've used have data and queries based on what people thought was important, or what they'd always gathered. Of course it's what makes sense. But "sense" rarely enters the field.
me: *blink*
Mark: It's where computers meet bureaucracy.
me: I guess this is why I'm not an engineer?
Mark: No, it's why you should be.

Link Soup
* BoingBoing is following the situation in Thailand.
* Banksy in Boston! I walk by the Essex Street piece every day; it's a block from BARCC. :)
* Write Your Ass Off Day.
* rintrahroars on gender-neutral play.
* Belated Mother's Day cards from your favorite superheroes.
* Gluten-free cookbook recommendations.

Daily Science
Quantum teleportation has achieved a new milestone or, should we say, a new ten-milestone: scientists have recently had success teleporting information between photons over a free space distance of nearly ten miles, an unprecedented length. The researchers who have accomplished this feat note that this brings us closer to communicating information without needing a traditional signal, and that the ten miles they have reached could span the distance between the surface of the earth and space.

Plans
You know, I would really like to get some freakin' writing in today. I really would. Please? Lack of post-work collapse?

I'd been hoping to get to the Socializing for Justice meetup/dance party, but I think I need home more.
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