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Friday, November 20th, 2009
9:59 am
late notice...
Marian Call is performing tonight at Cafe Allegro in the u-district; from her website:

11.20.09 Cafe Allegro
University District, Seattle, WA
An intimate show in a quiet listening room setting, the Alley Upstairs, over Cafe Allegro and Magus Books. Shared with local artist Matt Romero -- Matt's set at 7pm, Marian's a little after 8pm. All ages, free, $5 recommended donation. Friday, Nov. 20th, 7-9:30pm.
1408 NE 42nd Street (btw University/15th), Seattle WA

Awesome artist, classed as "acoustic folk' but lots of jazz influence; very talented singer/songwriter.
hear her music at http://mariancall.bandcamp.com/
Saturday, August 1st, 2009
1:54 pm
so, this monday is my birthday and I'd like to celebrate it over sushi with friends :-)

Plan is to meet up at I Love Wasabi on Broadway at ~ 7:30 PM; please RSVP so I have an idea how many to tell them to prepare for.
Sunday, July 26th, 2009
10:58 am
know anyone in the market for a Macbook?
I'm selling one for a friend; literally almost no use, still has ~ 2 1/4 years of applecare coverage left.
Sunday, April 26th, 2009
3:04 pm

pics from a volcano erupting into a thunderstorm in Chile; more at
Saturday, January 31st, 2009
1:18 pm
really neat vid; CGI of how DNA, RNA and protein manufacture work
found at IO9:

Saturday, August 16th, 2008
5:52 am
Neil Gaiman in Seattle Oct 3...
It doesn't seem to be on the UW bookstore's calendar yet, but Neil Gaiman's website lists him reading from his new book, "Graveyard Book",  in Seattle Oct 3;

http://neilgaiman.com/where/  (scroll down to 3 October)

Graveyard Book US Tour: Seattle

Friday, 7:00pm
Sponsored by the University Bookstore

University Temple United Methodist Church
1415 NE 43rd St.
Seattle WA 98105

Chapter 4

Note: This venue seats 900.
Monday, July 14th, 2008
10:13 pm
Sunday, August 19th, 2007
11:45 pm
daily dose of cute...

I never knew kittens were pack hunters...

taken from  tomoyo_chan
Friday, July 6th, 2007
4:33 pm
this is pretty cool...

Friday, June 1st, 2007
9:45 pm

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
11:00 pm
How to Wash a Cat
I'd mentioned this to someone a while back but I don't remember who; here's hoping they read my LJ ;-)

someone took one of the classic "How to Wash a Cat" email funnies and made a film...

Current Mood: amused
Friday, March 2nd, 2007
3:01 am
I should be sleeping but...

trailer for a new anime movie, Paprika

more at http://www.sonyclassics.com/paprika/

looks interesting...

Current Mood: insomniac
Saturday, February 24th, 2007
2:25 am
review of Vista in allegory
this is what I should show to people who ask what I think of Vista...
Saturday, December 16th, 2006
5:05 pm
offline for a while...
only 2 actual impacts of the windstorm on my life: a 3 day weekend 'cause MS had no power, and I havn't had internet at home since thursday night, it appears that my ISP blew away. No ETA for getting back online, Qwest says that the ISP should be connected now, but i still can't get through to their support line, and their websites are offline.

If you need to get ahold of me before monday, don't trust email.

Current Mood: annoyed
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
3:16 am
back in Seattle...
I made it in okay, aside from sitting on the plane in denver for over an hour after departure time, first because they were waiting for a handful of transfer passengers from a plane that was late, then another 20-30 mins to get the plane de-iced (it's snowing in Denver...)

more later, I'm exhausted...
Sunday, November 19th, 2006
3:17 am
offline for a while...
I'm going back to Kansas for a while, will be away for a bit over a week and don't know if I'll have internet access in that time.

I'm going back to deal with family stuff; my mother's health has gotten to the point that she can't take care of herself anymore, and to afford the care she needs (assisted living or nursing home) we need to sell the house she's lived in since I was 6... and since the team I'm working for is off this week, I'm heading back there to get the stuff I have in storage out there shipped out here and do what I can towards the rest, so I don't feel quite as guilty for leaving it to my brother and sister to do all of it just because they live within 400 miles...

if you want to have any chance of getting ahold of me, the only email I expect to have any possible access to is my gmail - my LJ name without the underline at gmail.
Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
1:51 am
Meme: 50 most significant science fiction/fantasy novels

This is a list of the 50 most significant science fiction/fantasy novels, 1953-2002, according to the Science Fiction Book Club. Bold the ones you've read, strike-out the ones you hated, italicize those you started but never finished and put an asterisk beside the ones you loved.

1. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien*
2. The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov
3. Dune, Frank Herbert
4. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein*
5. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin *
6. Neuromancer, William Gibson
7. Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke
8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
9. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
10. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
11. The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe
12. A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.
13. The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov
14. Children of the Atom, Wilmar Shiras
15. Cities in Flight, James Blish
16. The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett *
17. Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison
18. Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison
19. The Demolished Man, Alfred BesterI
20. Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany
21. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
22. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card *
23. The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson
24. The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
25. Gateway, Frederik Pohl
26. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling
27. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams*
28. I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
29. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
30. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
31. Little, Big, John Crowley
32. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
33. The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
34. Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement
35. More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
36. The Rediscovery of Man, Cordwainer Smith
37. On the Beach, Nevil Shute
38. Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
39. Ringworld, Larry Niven
40. Rogue Moon, Algis Budrys
41. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien
42. Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut
43. Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson *
44. Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner
45. The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester
46. Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein*
47. Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock
48. The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks
49. Timescape, Gregory Benford
50. To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Jose Farmer

33 out of 50, not too bad...

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006
11:05 am
Terry Pratchett coming to Seattle on friday the 13th
quoting from

Friday • October 13 • 7pm
Terry Pratchett
Reading & Book Signing
UW Kane Hall 120
Terry Pratchett continues his very popular young adult Disc world books with Wintersmith. Tiffany Aching is thirteen, and after defeating the Queen of Fairyland, has a brand new challenge. She likes a boy! But, Wintersmith is not just a boy. He's winter: the snow, the wind, the ice, the cold. Young love can be complicated. Co-sponsored by the Science Fiction Museum. One ticket comes free with purchase of Wintersmith from University Book Store, or can be purchased separately for $3 each. Books and tickets available September 26.

Also for Pratchett fans - a Diskworld cake:
Wednesday, September 27th, 2006
11:27 pm
a few days late to be topical...
Since when I mentioned this in conversation the other day I immediately had 3 people asking why I hadn't sent it to them, I figured I'd post it here;

It seems that the official published birthday for Hermione Granger of the Harry potter books is the same day as Talk Like a Pirate Day. This inspired Tom Smith to song, which can be found here:

Current Mood: amused
Friday, July 21st, 2006
11:22 am
net neutrality on the daily show...
finally an explanation without the corporate spin...

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