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Friday, June 12th, 2020
4:13 am
Must Read/Watch/Listen/etc.*
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To reiterate, this is not just stuff that is good, or “cheesy fun!”. But the things you would defend to the hilt as some of the best books you’ve ever read.
(I really must get around to annotating all of these.)
Thursday, February 13th, 2020
11:17 am
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
1:10 pm
Wedding Advice
Every once in a while a friend of ours gets engaged, and politely asks any advice we have on weddings. I say what few things come to mind, and feel bad specifically bugging them later when I remember more stuff. So, like my media post of yore, I’m jotting a few things down here, and can link future friends to. Read more...Collapse )
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
12:22 pm
N-Things Meme: Elements
I keep talking about a certain elemental mapping scheme a lot, assuming everyone shared this cultural vision. Apparently there’s a lot of disagreement about what the various mapping schemes are, and I may be rather an outlier. So, here’s by best attempt to put it into words for future reference.
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Friday, January 11th, 2019
12:27 pm
Sunday, January 6th, 2019
1:19 pm
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
6:22 pm
I was posting regularly at http://prequelsredeemed.blogspot.com/ for a while, took a few days break, and am now posting again.
Monday, August 8th, 2016
12:52 pm
New Prequels Post
Some stuff on aesthetics and moral philosophy from the West.

Thursday, December 24th, 2015
12:43 pm
Star Wars blogging
For people who's seen "The Force Awakens" (or haven't but don't care about spoilers), I've begun blogging reactions to and thoughts about it at http://prequelsredeemed.blogspot.com again.
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
10:28 am
Two Eastward Trips
March 21-23 I’ll be in Cambridge, MA. VeriCon again. If you’ll be around, and we haven’t talked about some time to meet up, hit me up and lets do this.

New York City
I’ll be around all Friday April 11th, morning to overnight, late Sunday April 13th, and early Monday April 14th. If you’ll be around and want to meet up, let me know.
Friday, January 24th, 2014
7:55 pm
I don’t believe you are obligated to interact with anyone you don’t want to.

That’s the only part that needs to be said. The rest of this contains no qualifications, misdirections, or explanations of “what I was really thinking” about other matters. It contains only an explanation of how it got to this point, and my apology for that.

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Friday, January 17th, 2014
2:21 pm
A Late Reprieve: NYC
Due to some very late work changes, I have only now decided that I will be in NYC from:
3pm Saturday
7am Monday

I would love to see as many of you as are around and have free time. One on one tea, or group get together. Let me know.
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
6:55 pm
Sherlock Third Series Review
So I just finished the third series of BBC’s Sherlock, and think it can only be reviewed in whole. Here there be spoilers!
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Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
6:03 pm
End of the Year Review Meme: Friends
A lot of memes going around for end of the year reviews. I decided to start one*: what new friends did you make?

(Feel free to interpret this definition as broadly and liberally as you like. “New” could mean “from casual acquaintance to friend” or “reconnected with an old friend” or "they were born")

My answers below the cut:
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Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
7:55 pm
The Oncoming Storm: Post Mortem
I enjoyed the run greatly. Thank you all who played, and helped in other ways.

Since cinnamoncitrus and I would like to run this again (and we like feedback generally), this is the thread to let me know what you thought about The Oncoming Storm.

Specific questions:
Your character
Relationship with other characters
Choices you made

Don’t read the comments if there’s any chance you might play in the future.
Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
12:35 pm
Travel for 2013 Post
This year looks like a surprising amount of California.

January 1-4: NYC, end of the Winter Party
January 19-21: SF, saw Eddie Izzard and friends
February 2-4: NYC, the Tony who stole HRSFAmas

March 21-25: Cambridge, MA: VeriCon 13!
April 15-18: Sonoma, CA for a summit with our database vendor.
April 19-21: Maine, for a LARP weekend. Boston the days around it.

May 19: sophiescat's ordination!
May 26-27: Boston and Worcester, MA
May 28: NJ
June 13 - July 2: NYC for a wedding and seeing people.
July 3-7: Washington, DC. HRSFA Summer Party.
July 26-28: NYC. Birthdays!
July 29: Philadephia, PA
August 23-25: Minnesota State Fair
September 4-6: Seattle, WA. Work convention.
October 11-14: HRSFA Fall Party in LA.

November 6-11: Cambridge, MA
Dec 25 - Jan 1: NJ

There will probably be updates to this, with other trips to: CA, NYC, Boston, Ohio, Philadephia. Japan has even been discussed. But this is what is known so far.
Friday, December 13th, 2013
6:20 pm
Online Anonymous Harassment
Genuine question: What is to be done?
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Thursday, December 12th, 2013
1:11 am
Moral Question
Reading the last by Naomi Novik, it occurs to me that the Temeraire series contains a morally weighty action that I don't know which course I approve of. And I've never discussed it with my friends either.

I speak of Laurence's decision regarding the Continental dragons.

For those who don’t mind spoilers, an explanation is below the cut.

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Monday, December 9th, 2013
4:35 pm
"All your other hopes have merged into the one hope of eluding the disdain of others."
I just had immense fun listening to http://chainsawsuit.com/podcast/2013/12/episode-33-a-christmas-carol/ , a reading of the Christmas Carol by Kris Straub and Mikey Neumann, two comedians I like. Most of it is them ignorantly riffing the play, but also when the really good lines of the play come out they let them shine for themselves. It was a really good combination. If you've got an hour of podcast time, I recommend giving it a listen.
Thursday, October 24th, 2013
2:11 pm
Magic Card Mapping
This is not the past time of "make a Magic: the gathering" card based on you, but the somewhat more limited "What existing magic card would you be".

Feel free to just link to it from the comments, but if you want to explain why, even better.

If you feel you don't know enough about magic cards, you can go to http://gatherer.wizards.com and start by choosing a color, a creature type, maybe a cost (1 is low, 5 is high) and seeing what appeals to you of those.

The card I identify with is
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