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|Wednesday, October 31st, 2012|
I'm okay. We lost power Monday evening, and ConEd won't say when it will be restored, but other than that we're doing fairly well.
We have water, (although no hot water) and a gas stove, and food and drink, and candles and batteries for the flashlights and lamps.
I'll be going back to work tomorrow, and will try to catch up online if the Internet is working.
I have limited battery time on this laptop, so Happy Birthday to redrose999
|Saturday, November 19th, 2011|
|BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way
Signal boosting from seawasp
Originally posted by write_light
at BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way
From the flist:
Spread the word, even you're not a US citizen, it is important for everyone!! It easy to do and it can change everything. More info by clicking on the banner.Read this analysis from boing-boing.net
Get on the phone and call your representative. Express your disapproval. Tell him or her exactly how you feel, and that you don't support this. Tell your friends to call their representatives, their Congressperson, and complain. Mention that you are a registered voter that takes your civic responsibility seriously and that you will use that vote to express your feelings about this.http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_60/Internet-Companies-Boost-Hill-Lobbying-210345-1.html?pos=olobh
“We support the bill’s stated goals — providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign ‘rogue’ websites that are dedicated to copyright infringement or counterfeiting,” the Internet companies wrote in Tuesday’s letter. “Unfortunately, the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities, private rights of action and technology mandates that would require monitoring of websites.”
The chamber-led coalition in support
of the bill includes Walmart, Eli Lilly & Co. and Netflix.
Google and other opponents
of the legislation argue that restricting the Internet in the U.S. sets a bad international precedent and that the language defines infringing too broadly.
|Sunday, August 28th, 2011|
|Post hurricane report
We're fine; we didn't lose power and I slept through the worst of it. (We had lots of battery powered lamps and flashlights ready, though.)
It looks like what we got was sustained winds of about 30-40 mph, with tropical storm force gusts. And the fact that the storm moved through faster than predicted meant less rain than predicted.
I haven't been out, but my car looks okay and all visible trees are still where they should be. Current Mood: relieved
|Sunday, October 31st, 2010|
|Wednesday, July 21st, 2010|
|Saturday, May 15th, 2010|
|Sunday, April 18th, 2010|
Travel is exhausting. I had to repack my suitcase twice to get everything to fit, discarding stuff like bubble bath and sunscreen. And I was barely under the weight limit. I would have bought more souvenirs for people, but I realized in time that I wouldn't have room.
A good night's sleep should help a lot, so I'm going to bed early, after I finish unpacking.
I had a good time, and I may go again sometime.
|Thursday, April 15th, 2010|
|Monday, April 12th, 2010|
At Disney World. Now off to try to catch the first bus to the Animal Kingdom.
I hope to have time to read my f-list when I get back for a nap. Or after dinner. Current Mood: sleepy
|Friday, April 2nd, 2010|
Support rape crisis centers and enter to win an Advance Copy of Red Hood’s Revenge, by Jim C. Hines.
|Friday, January 15th, 2010|
|Five things make a post...
1. Despite telling me that 'we don't need a new TV' and 'it's too big', once I got it set up my mother loves the 32" HDTV I got for the living room. (It was this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U3YK48/ref=ox_ya_oh_product
-- and it isn't too big for the stand.)
2. I set up the Wii Fit on the other TV. I am starting very slowly -- the longest session I've done so far is six minutes. My chiropractor thinks that's a good idea, as she sees a lot of Wii Fit injuries. My feeling is, if I do six minutes a day, that's a better investment than a gym membership where I might remember to go once or twice a month. I figure I'll work my way up to longer sessions; it's only been three days, after all.
3. Babies are cute. And ten week old babies are much easier to lift than year old ones.
4. My ToeWarmers boots are fabulous; I only need one pair of socks with them, even when the temperature dropped to single digits (Fahrenheit.)
5. I made some resolutions; I should write them down for myself. (Not today, and there's no point in boring other people with them, anyway.)
|Monday, November 9th, 2009|
|Monday, November 2nd, 2009|
|Saturday, October 31st, 2009|
|Wednesday, October 21st, 2009|
Happy birthday to Ursula K. Le Guin!
|Friday, October 16th, 2009|
Today is the kind of gray, clammy day that I think of as November.
I'm toying around with a story idea; I may play with it during the next few weeks while people are working on NaNoWriMo. I'm not going to try to do anything that substantial; if I can average a page a day I'll be more than happy.
My sinuses are not happy. I am going to go to bed early with Zenna Henderson for comfort reading, as my brain is not up to beta reading today. I hope tomorrow will be better. It's interesting that I decided to reread it before I went to Tor.com and discovered Jo Walton had done so last week.
|Saturday, September 26th, 2009|
A few days ago, someone linked to this Victorian virtual paper doll http://www.orbitbooks.net/soulless/
The tagline for the book ("SOULLESS is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking") sounded intriguing, and there was a copy of it in our library system, so I put in a request for it.
It came and I read it. It was a lot of fun; I like comedies of manners. I've ordered a copy of my own and friended gailcarriger
, the author.
If you're looking for a dark and angsty book, this isn't the one you're looking for. But if you want an intelligent and competent heroine who doesn't hesitate to take action when she feels it is called for, even if it isn't quite what her mother would approve of, this is a lot of fun.
|Monday, August 24th, 2009|
|61 years ago...
... at a judge's office in Philadelphia, my parents got married. They then went to Atlantic City for their honeymoon.
Initially his parents were appalled that my father was marrying a shiksa, but once they met her they loved my mother.
That's why my grandfather forged a religious marriage certificate for them.
We celebrated yesterday, with takeout from the Cheesecake Factory, my parents and brother and I. Current Mood: thankful
|Monday, July 13th, 2009|
|Friday, June 19th, 2009|
Power outages are a pain.
We lost power for about an hour. Our whole apartment complex, and the ones we can see from our windows.
I used the light from my laptop screen to find the battery powered lamp, and once I had that I tracked down flashlights and candles. I was just about to go to bed early when the power came back.
Now I'll go to bed.