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Friday, October 28, 2011

10 Rare Species That May Get a Chance at Survival | Wired Science | Wired.com

10 Rare Species That May Get a Chance at Survival | Wired Science | Wired.com

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Irena Sendler vs. Al Gore

From today's "evilmilk funnies"--

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

HeY...HaVe You CHeCKeD OuT LaRRY'S UPDaTeD LINKED-IN PRoFiLe?

HeY...HaVe You CHeCKeD OuT LaRRY'S UPDaTeD LINKED-IN PRoFiLe?:

LARRY'S LINKEDIN PROFILE UPDATED[Larry: If I say it's "verbatum and not Verbatim" it damn sure as hell is Verbatum!]



Say hello to: "THE CAPTAIN AND SCHLEMIEL"



CAPTAIN AND SCHLEMIEL


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TIMMAH THE AMAZING KEYNESIAN MONKEY

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TODAY'S SORRY SIGN (OAKLAND VERSION)

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OPD SHIELD

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TODAY'S EFSF SORRY SIGN

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DUMMY DYNAMICS


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EURO DUMMY EXTRAVAGANZA



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PUNCH AND MERKEL



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WRESTLING DUMMY



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MITT ZOMBIE

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

the TECH SQUIRREL logs

("dude wtf" was the title of this email sent to Tech Squirrel)


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My keyboard customizations that I had set up in Word 2003 are all gone.  

I can no longer transcribe or type reports in this version of Word 2003 that I had very carefully set up over years of time until I set it back up the way it was, and that may take a long time. 

I'm not happy about this.  My questions about MS Word were not answered to my satisfaction when I originally went to set up ****** ON SATURDAY and now you have put in a new installation of word processing, and uninstalled the old one that I have heavily customized.  I am currently searching the hard drive for remnants of my customization files, but I did happen to see how many files were permanently deleted by you and how many apps uninstalled, so I don't have much hope.  I had been using some of those keystroke combinations for so long I have forgotten the names of the macros that were associated with them, so it will be trial-and-error.  Meanwhile I have other work that will suffer because my MS Office files  have been so drastically changed. 

I was thinking about saying no yesterday when you said, "I'm going to do you a big favor and install Office 2007 on your computer."  I thought for a long time about whether I wanted to do that on that particular machine.  What is a person supposed to do once that point is reached?  If I could have been pointed toward a basic installation of Word for the machine I use for work only--as I don't use that one--things would have been fine.  

If there is a way you can bring back my version of Word 2003, please let me know.  Otherwise I don't want to talk to you anymore. 

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ALL MY MACROS ARE GONE TOO (from Kristi)

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I specifically asked if my macros--again, created and compiled by me over years of time, not just the time I have been using that computer, but since I first started writing my own subroutines in WordPerfect back in the 1980s--were going to be ok, and the reply was that they would not be affected.

Yes I have the macros saved as a document in another location.  If I want to use them, I will have to figure out how to reinstall them in Word 2007.  

I WASN'T TALKING ABOUT AUTOCORRECTIONS, I WAS TALKING ABOUT ACTUAL MACROS.  I know, most of us are so stupid we don't know the difference, right?  When a transcriptionist says "macros" she means "autocorrect."  

Except that's not the case with me.  

Please don't contact me again, either of you.  

Yes I'm kicking myself because I decided against my better judgment to go ahead with this.  One of the reasons I did was because Mr ****** answered when I asked him specifically about my macros that they would be ok.  



-- Kristi 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Primitive Cathedral

This is pretty cool:

The Primitive Cathedral:


In 1987, Dutch artist Marinus Boezem planted De Groene Kathedraal (The Green Cathedral), an arboreal tribute that recreates the plan of Reims Cathedral, whose stone columns have been replaced with tall Italian poplars. The trees aren’t expected to reach their peak growth until 2015, when their imposing height will match that of Reims itself. Read on.



Capture: A Daily Dose of Architecture


Spotted this morning by A Daily Dose of Architecture when “Google Sightseeing,” Boezem’s cathedral spans 150 meters long and 70 meters wide–the exact measurements of Reims–over a flat lawn on the banks of a narrow river near Almere in the Netherlands. To the north, a second artwork, created nearly a decade following its predecessor, is a glade amid beech trees, an inversion of the cloistered formation below.


Boezem’s decision to grow his cathedral in Reim’s likeness was borne out of his admiration for the Cathedral’s plan, which represents, for him, the highest achievement in the architectural notation of space. The plan, whose clarification of Gothic spatial sequences was a reaction to the overly wrought, meandering order of the day, renders a simple geometric massing that is rigorously articulated by projective elements such as vaults and arches.




Yet, whereas at Reims, the plan is, in fact, the generator of complex primary and secondary geometry and structure, the Green Cathedral simply, if intentionally, embodies its diagrammatic nature. Inlaid stone marks the crossing of groin vaults on the ground, inscribing the lawn with the means of projection for the sky above. The trees, which will never converge to roof the nave below, will eventually die and rot, giving way to a vast field of trunks. As if to serve as a future manual for reconstruction, Boezem’s work not only anticipates the ruinous fate that will meet all structures, but also poignantly prepares the moment of rediscovery.



Photo: Rook & Nagelkerke



Wingless, Bloodsucking and Parasitic: Meet the Flea Party! | Right Wing News

Wingless, Bloodsucking and Parasitic: Meet the Flea Party! | Right Wing News

Christian Girl Kidnapped, Beaten Until She Converted To Islam, Raped For Eight Months at Pat Dollard

Christian Girl Kidnapped, Beaten Until She Converted To Islam, Raped For Eight Months at Pat Dollard