Archive for November, 2015

Friday Quote & Panda Blogging

This week’s quote is from Charles Stross’s Overtime, a short story in his Torchwood-Meets-Brazil series about “The Laundry”:

Christmas: the one time of year when you can’t avoid the nuts in your family muesli.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s wee pandas…

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It’s a difficult job, but someone has to do it.

1 comment November 20th, 2015 at 07:03pm Posted by Eli

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Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from Charles Stross’s The Atrocity Archives, about an IT guy at a secret paranormal government agency:

In the case of the great circuit of Al-Hazred, the terminator was originally a black goat, sacrificed at midnight with a silver knife touched only by virgins, but these days we just use a fifty microfarad capacitor.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s cats watching other other people’s cats…

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That is where I want to be.

November 6th, 2015 at 08:57pm Posted by Eli

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Time Vs. Timing

Today’s weird realization: I have a very good sense of timing, but almost no sense of time.

That is to say, I’m pretty good as estimating how long things will take, like whether I have to run to make the light or if I shouldn’t even bother, or whether I can pass someone ahead of me before the sidewalk narrows, or whether I have enough time to accomplish a given activity.  I’d like to think I have pretty good comedic timing too, but so much of my interactions are textual now that I don’t even know anymore.

And yet, on the other hand, I have almost no idea how long something took, or how long ago something happened if it was more than a day or two.  The only explanation I can think of is that it’s a difference between calculation and some kind of data retrieval that I’m lousy at (i.e., indexed by time rather than association).

November 3rd, 2015 at 06:35pm Posted by Eli

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