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  1. LB log - 20140701

    This is a hell of a way to lead off the second half.

    The storm weather that came through last night did indeed inflict some respectable damage all throughout the area. My new commute takes me twenty miles out, and throughout the entire trip there were random spots of uprooted trees, some of which landed on power lines or houses. There were many stoplights that were operating on flashing red only. The trip to and from work was painful today. Getting food for lunch was an ordeal as ...
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  2. LB log - 20140629

    At the moment that I'm writing this, the website for the Fukuchiyama radio station stream that I listen to is inaccessible. Their entire website was down when I looked earlier. Therefore I had to resort to Youtube to have something to listen to while I banged my head against the Diablo 3 wall, and I figured to find something that I haven't heard from in a while - Infected Mushroom. I had no idea they were out of Israel.

    While I find the swift passage of time that I'm doing this to ...
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  3. LB log - 20140628

    In this free weekend that I have before the next job starts, I'm resolving to do one last major thing in PS3 Diablo 3 in that I never really made an effort to have a serviceable Witch Doctor. Based on everything I'm reading about how improved they are in the expansion and how Wizards are still getting whittled away, I figured that it could be good to have a team of them ready to go in case I feel compelled to switch. The power leveling process is done and I think I have a WD set up which is good ...
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  4. LB log - 20140627

    Neither of us slept much in the night. She wasn't in a deep sleep at any point that I can recall, and I know that at least one point where I was finally in the midst of succumbing to slumber I had the cat jump onto my body and nestle next to me for pets. I had to retreat to the futon in the basement to get as much rest as I could between that and my intended wake up time of two hours afterward.

    They pestered me a bit to convince my wife to stay, and then they directly pestered her ...
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  5. LB log - 20140626

    It feels good to have a totally cleaned out mailbox.

    The reading of Bushido by Inazo Mitobe is going by pretty quickly. I should be able to get it completed in a few days at most. It's rather frightening to see the how much his grasp of English far surpasses many native speakers today. It's also interesting how the book is structured to primarily draw parallels and amalgamate the perspective of bushido customs with that of other countries; these were things which were pointed out ...
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  6. LB log - 20140625

    At some point around 230AM today, the Internet connection here pooped out. Resetting the router and modem several times did nothing. I went to bed without thinking more of it than to assume that the problem was something with the ISP. I woke up this morning to hear that my mother in law did make a call after it wasn't restored and the issue which ultimately needed to be fixed was the cable connecting the modem to the router. I can't say I've ever had it happen before where that specific cable came ...
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  7. LB log - 20140625

    Laziness pays off today, as I came to discover that among the things which I kept in my garage from the last bike that I had was the new tire and inner tube which I had purchased for it, and it was the same size as the tire I use now. Replacement was easy and free.

    I received a mail from the IRS today, the first after I had left them the mail last week which I thought was going to be the first of many as I would discuss each of the points which they cited as my submission being in ...
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  8. LB log - 20140624

    Is this the long slide home?

    I reach the entrance at work this morning on my bike and for no particular reason I feel like making myself stop by deliberately bumping into a brick pillar ahead of me rather than catch it with my arm on the side of my body. I usually don't use the handlebar brakes. Mind you that I'm doing this at a speed no faster than a normal walk, and I hit the wall and come to a stop without incident as I expected - or so I thought. When I came back to my bike at ...
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  9. LB log - 20140622

    During my lunch breaks at work I take the hour to do a bit of Japanese study. It gives my brain something totally different to do. However, I'm coming to notice that my method of study doesn't seem to help the content that I have to look up stick in my head very well. Maybe what I should also do is write down the words that I have to look up here as a way of reinforcing the task. If I get in the habit of doing this, maybe I'll take the time to do it on my days off or the like as well.
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  10. LB log - 20140621

    Almost done with Trollope's book. Yeah, I think the small passages where he doesn't speak too kindly about blacks is what keeps the book if not his entire legacy hidden away from public consideration now. To wit:

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Trollope
    In saying this I fear that I shall be misunderstood, let me use what foot-note or other mode of protestation I may to guard myself. In thus speaking of the African negro, I do not venture to despise the work of God's hands. That He has made the negro, for His own good purposes,
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  11. LB log - 20140620

    A difficult call came in today. I had two options open as far as what my first job would be, and the previous successful conclusion of the driving test for the local operation pretty much secured it for me. I knew I'd have to end consideration of the second offer eventually, but that choice was thrust upon me with a sudden phone call. It was the recruiter who operates his own service of coordinating employees with employers. It caught me off guard, and the person who called didn't make the conversation ...
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  12. LB log - 20140619

    In celebration of this being my 1000th blog post on this board, I shall do absolutely nothing different other than make that acknowledgement.

    I'm glad that I'm able to get these training modules done online. W4 and I9 are submitted. The process is well underway.

    There's another job offer that came up about something related to a new utility company looking for "energetic people" in an exciting field and other language which usually accompanies fly-by-night ...
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  13. LB log - 20140618

    The road test for the employer was today. Shifting gears in a truck that I've never driven took some getting used to, and finding reverse seemed to be rather troublesome. I think I might have rubbed a curb on the right turn returning to the facility. I even stalled out once on the road, and I had a lot of starts from stops that rocked the hell out of the truck. Still, despite all of the problems, I managed to show enough competency at the task that they were willing to take me on to the next steps ...
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  14. LB log - 20140617

    Road test with the company is indeed scheduled for 9AM tomorrow. The location is 20 miles away and would take a half hour's drive to get there in normal conditions, which means that I should leave here no later than 8AM.

    I'll need to find some time to visit the government office to get my Hazmat authorization procedures underway, though I probably won't have time to do that until tomorrow. Studying for the written test is proving to be a bit of a pain, as answers among the practice ...
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  15. LB log - 20140616

    It's 2PM and I'm standing on the salesfloor and doing some busywork because it's the only place I could be doing something without being in someone else's way in the backroom or taking away someone's work to do. I'm using a different type of handheld computer because the normal style units were all taken at the start of the day. I'm standing there and tediously poking the screen just to have the ALT key be pressed as a I press a function key so that I can confirm the location of some product that ...
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