A moment of relief

The Bugger-cat had his ultrasound today – much to his disgust. Not only was he not allowed to eat for the whole morning before the trip, The Husband bundled him into the cat carrier and put him in the car (I’m told he was quite operatic about it), and then The Husband couldn’t tell the Read More…

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Learning a new art

I’m gradually getting a handle on writing non-fiction, by way of writing articles for the Ministry of Testing’s Dojo. This is a good thing, because I’m learning more about appropriate tone and not just rambling on screen as I tend to do with my blog posts. The count so far is three articles published this Read More…

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Age or something

I must be getting old. Older, anyway. Lately I’m finding that I’m not able to do anything remotely useful on Saturdays because I spend the whole day in a kind of half-asleep daze. This really sucks because it leaves me with just Sunday to get anything done before the weekend is over and I’m focused Read More…

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A nerve got hit

Apparently I hit a nerve with today’s Mad Genius Club post. I’ve just finished wading through and responding to the comments (and giggling like a loon over some of them). So this is all y’all get today. Maybe I’ll be more awake tomorrow.

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Tomorrow there will be snark

It’s my Mad Genius Club day tomorrow, and I’ve just finished writing the post and setting it up to go live early tomorrow morning. My snarkometer went a bit wild, so yes, there will be snark tomorrow, starting at 7 am. For an idea of the goodness (or snarkiness, really) to come, here’s the start Read More…

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Ongoing Errors

Despite rather a lot of evidence to the contrary I keep sliding back into thinking/believing that I’m relatively normal. Then something happens and I’m reminded once again that not only am I not remotely normal, I don’t even fake it terribly well. I can just about manage SF-geek-and-computer-nerd-normal, if you don’t look too close, but Read More…

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Memorial Day

When I was growing up in Australia, Anzac Day (April 25) was the day to commemorate those who had served their nation in war, especially those who had given everything. Here, it’s today, Memorial Day. In that spirit, I’ll let the Ode to the Fallen, as I remember it recited every Anzac Day for many Read More…

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Of the Nature of Agency

There are few things that irritate me more than the unseemly spectacle of someone who claims to be an adult placing blame for some heinous deed on someone or something other than the perpetrator(s). Very simply, the person who commits the act is to blame. There may be mitigating factors, and there may be complicating Read More…

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The Tribe of the Damned

There is a special kind of stupid forcing its way into everyone’s lives in the US at the moment, the kind of stupid that can only happen when someone is highly educated and has little to no experience of working in a field where actions have consequences; or when someone has been indoctrinated with it Read More…

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More Software Shenanigans

This time from IIS, aka Microsoft’s web server, aka one of the many portals to the Elder Gods I’ve had to deal with. This time, we had the server deciding that it was going to completely ignore our carefully configured defaults and just drop a “sorry, no can do” on anyone who didn’t ask for Read More…

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