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Cool, and Cyrillic

March 2, 2008

This is very cool. It’s an explanation of how Russian written on Western keyboards leads to new words for things. From the ever-marvellous Language Log.

PeBloWriMo is over but I won’t stop blogging entirely; however, it felt like too many of my posts were lytdybrs (see link in previous paragraph) and I won’t write unless I have some germ of an inkling of what to say. Or fun links to post.

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Failure and atonement

February 28, 2008

Yes, yes, I failed. I didn’t manage to blog every day during PeBloWriMo. I guess I got fed up with writing pointless posts just for the sake of writing, and also I got home much later from choir practice last night than I’d intended. But still, I wasn’t supposed to fail, and definitely not with only two days left to go.

I did write a lot yesterday, though, and ended up submitting a chapter to my supervisor, plus an updated and corrected version of the chapter I sent her last week. So that’s some writing done. And then I had a – not sleepless, but insufficiently sleepful, night, so am not doing much of anything today. The “not much” includes watching some episode commentaries on Buffy the Vampire Slayer; we’re re-watching the series, and are currently just started on season 3, so I’m watching a couple of Season 2 episodes, which unfortunately are commented (commentaried??) by one of the series’ staff who says the most inane and frankly rather stupid things. This bothers me. I may have some more specific comments to make later, after I’ve watched the whole episode.

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Batter in, water out

February 14, 2008

Our new bed arrived! At least three weeks earlier than we thought it would! So now the waterbed era is over. Because we get attached to inanimate things in our family, we are going to miss it, but I am very much looking forward to trying out the new one. However, we first have to empty the water mattress – quite possibly we won’t be able to do that tonight.

Also, I am halfway through the Personal Blog Writing Month, and have so far written every day. Some days there hasn’t been much to say really, but most days I have had things I wanted to say; when I’m in the non-blogging state I always feel too selfconscious to get with the writing even when there has been something on my mind to blog about, so this having to write every day is in fact very good for me. I have even had pingbacks 🙂
PeBloWriMo was Jukka’s own initiative, by the way, and a thumping good one it is too. He, too, has kept it up. Go us!

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Phony post

February 1, 2008

One of the things I’ll write about soon is my new phone. Which I’m posting this from. Which is unbelievably geeky given that I am sitting by the computer. Go me!

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PeBloWriMo

February 1, 2008

It is Personal Blog Writing Month. I don’t know who proclaimed it, I’ve only seen it in Jukka’s LiveJournal, but that’s good enough for me. I will try to keep it, just because.

And it had been so long since I last blogged that I’d forgotten my password. But WordPress.com were very efficientl about allowing me to reset it; in this way they are the exact opposite of Blogger/Google, where if you forget your password you won’t get any assistance in getting a new one.

Anyway. It is February 2008, and That Thesis is nowhere near finished. I have spent the last two weeks working really hard and accomplishing nothing at all, until I got sick with stress, yesterday. And that’s all I am going to say about that.

At least it’s finally been snowing a little. Nothing like enough, and it’s probably going away again really soon, but at least there is some snow. And I have tea and two Jarre albums, which Johan bought for me yesterday at Emusic. Nostalgia galore!

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October 26, 2007

Hans*, there is now a comments RSS feed – check the bottom right corner.

Comments moderation is automatic on the wordpress.com site, presumably for good reason, socomments won’t show up until I’ve had a chance to moderate them. Most days I’m at the computer all day, of course, and there are very few comments anyway so it’s not really a problem.

*CMC address alert

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October 22, 2007

My first post using WordPress – all the previous posts are imported from Blogger. (Although over 200 posts were not imported, so I’ll have to do that by hand, yay. I will do it, though, even if those posts are five years old – I want the complete thing to be here.)

It feels nice to be here though. Clean, somehow.

[added later: And things work!]