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Month: October 2009

Redwood City #2

By: | Post date: October 21, 2009 | Comments: 3 Comments
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Just to give confirmation I’m still alive: I CANNOT WAIT to get to New Orleans. (Or more to the point, get out of NorCal suburbia.) The three-hour stop over in Houston at 6 AM, not so much. It never rains in Southern California (with some recent exceptions); it sure does in Northern California (though not […]

Redwood City #1

By: | Post date: October 19, 2009 | Comments: 2 Comments
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So, what have I learned in my first day in Redwood City, CA? Oracle HQ is full of buildings that look like hard drives. Or artists’ impressions thereof. Oracle HQ is full of lakes. No wonder lions drowned here, when it used to be a safari theme park. Duck shit is green. I have visual […]

Book Review: Ismail Kadare, The H File

By: | Post date: October 19, 2009 | Comments: 17 Comments
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The good thing about being confined to a chair in the sky is, you can catch up with your reading, because internet connectivity has not yet made it to Cattle Class. So I finally have been able to catch up on reading a book I was given for my birthday 14 months ago. Having internet […]

Arrived in USA

By: | Post date: October 19, 2009 | Comments: 1 Comment
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I am in the US. I have celebrated my arrival as is my custom, by having a tub of Cherry Garcia ice cream. It was mehlicious. I hope that means I’m over ice cream. I forgot to pack my camera into my camera case. That severely sucks. Several-wise. I’m to dinner, and then I’ll upload […]

Bach/Göncz, completion of BWV 562.2 and Contrapunctus 14

By: | Post date: October 15, 2009 | Comments: 4 Comments
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Amazing what you find in the googles. I googled idly at work to see if any of the completions of Bach’s Contrapunctus 14, from the Art of Fugue, are online. If you don’t already know about it, you may not care to find out, but the final fugue in the Art of Fugue is incomplete, […]

Itinerary Stateside

By: | Post date: October 15, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
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So, I’m taking off for the States on Sunday, and this is my itinerary: 18-22 Oct: Oracle HQ, attending IMS Workshop, and doing overtime with boss on the side 23 Oct: Because I announced I’d be in the States, and had a friend say “So, coming to Seattle?” — Seattle 24-27 Oct: Gutter in New […]

Elithiolexitherophobia and Coeliomyophilia

By: | Post date: October 7, 2009 | Comments: No Comments
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(This post hyperlinks to the Old Perseus interface, because the New Perseus interface is unusable and unacceptably slow. Something regrettably common with upgrades…) (This post is rated M for Mmmm… Prurience…) Seen over someone’s shoulder in today’s MX, the daily free publication of Teh Stoopid, which has already occasioned Your Obt Svt’s notice. 2009-10-07, p. […]

The Authority of Nasrudin

By: | Post date: October 5, 2009 | Comments: 3 Comments
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I’ve just posted at The Other Place on Nasrudin, the Muslim comic hero whose stories also pervade Greece and Cyprus. I finished my post there with a Nasrudin joke from Wikipedia, which I chose to render in Ancient Greek (and in the process forget the declension of “this”.) Here’s the joke again: A neighbour comes […]

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