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Thor's Day 
7th-Apr-2011 07:27 am
Happy birthday to kires and wakingdreaming!

State of the 'Song
I've adjusted to the center of my new glasses. I think the rest of the lens is beveled wrong or something. I hope to have time this weekend to go get that checked out.

Speaking of Time
If I tell you I don't have time to do whatever non-time-sensitive thing you want me to do, do not tell me I can find the time. I promise you I cannot, and you pushing me on it instills Thoughts of Violence. I am currently in my busiest month at work, which is actually double-busy this time around. I am on novel deadline. And I literally do not have time to list all the rest of the time-sensitive things that I need to be doing. Which should tell you something.

Anything that's not an emergency thing: Leave me a message and I may get to it in September. I am not promising anything earlier than September. I am not kidding.

Walk for Change!
I've met my fundraising goal! But my teammates haven't! Sponsor the Team Venturite of your choice!

Win a Book!
The marvelous jimhines is doing another fundraiser for rape crisis centers! Donate to any rape crisis center - yes, Walk for Change sponsorships count! - and e-mail Jim your receipt for a chance to win a book. Details here!

No link soup today.

Daily Science
Data from a major US atom smasher lab may have revealed a new elementary particle, or potentially a new force of nature that could expand our knowledge of the properties of matter, physicists say...."There could be some new force beyond the force that we know," said Giovanni Punzi, a physicist with the international research team that is analyzing the data from the US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. "If it is confirmed, it could point to a whole new world of interactions," he told AFP. While much remains a mystery, researchers agree that this is not the "God Particle," or the Higgs-boson, a hypothetical elementary particle that has long eluded physicists who believe it could explain why objects have mass. "The Higgs-boson is a piece that goes into the puzzle that we already have," said Punzi. "Whereas this is something that goes a little bit beyond that -- a new interaction, a new force."

Work, lunch with skintalker, writing, dinner with ethicsgradient and his wife, helping Elayna pack for her NYC trip, deadline knitting (Elayna needs a scarf for her 3/16 concert at MIT), twitching from overcommitment, hopefully sleeping.
7th-Apr-2011 12:16 pm (UTC)
Sponsored Kythryne, looks like I was the first to choose her! (She's the person who runs Wyrding Studios, right?)

Best of luck to all of Team Venture!
7th-Apr-2011 01:13 pm (UTC)
Yes! Thanks!
7th-Apr-2011 02:19 pm (UTC)
Squee! Thank you! My fundraising got sadly neglected due to the demands of baby-wrangling, so I really appreciate it.
7th-Apr-2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
Baby-wrangling is a good excuse though! Glad I could help out, even if it's only a little bit. I posted the link to Team Venture's fundraising page on my LJ, so hopefully some of my friends will also help out.
7th-Apr-2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
It is not unusual for opticians to mismeasure - or the person grinding the lens to mis-grind - and put the optical center of the lens in the wrong place. I had problems with this at several different labs in Philadelphia. Fortunately for me, my grandfather designed lenses. He told me if I had a problem, tell them to put the center in, well, the center of the lens.

I'd suggest first having them measure to make sure the center is where they measured it to be. If they think it is right, tell them something is wrong and to redo it with the optical center in the center of the lens.
7th-Apr-2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
In the interest of linking in case you hadn't seen this somewhere else, a (rather poor, imho) write up of a new study: http://psychcentral.com/news/2011/04/04/relationship-violence-linked-to-controlling-boyfriend/25006.html

I'm not even sure why this is new information, but apparently it is, so I figured I'd share.
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