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  1. LB log - 20131102

    My immediate supervisor is a grandmother at age fifty or so I think, and while we were both on lunch, she was flipping through an issue of Cosmopolitan and was totally scandalized by some of the content in the articles. After other people in the room asked her, it seems that she managed to go through her entire life until today never having read the magazine or hearing about it second hand, and had no idea what the magazine was about. It made for a good laugh.

    I guess I should possibly ...
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  2. LB log - 20131101

    Portal. Red Dead Redemption. Journey. Fallout 3. The Last of Us. Street Fighter 4. World of Warcraft. Spelunky. Dark Souls. Super Mario Galaxy. These are the games featured in Eurogamer's Games of the Generation series, the last article of which was posted today.

    How many of these ten games did I play? Zero.

    Portal? FPS, pass. RDR? Eh, I've played GTA4 and 5 plenty, and nothing about the theme compelled me to care. Journey? I get the impression that watching a movie ...
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  3. LB log - 20131031

    I forgot to commemorate yesterday's 777th blog entry to Finch. Alas, the figure will be gone once this is posted.

    What I usually do for Halloween candy duty is sit outside and have a boom box set up behind me, so that it can play a CD that I make with most of the tracks from the Dracula Battle Perfect Selection albums, and a few other Castlevania related songs. Throughout all of last night and most of today, there was enough rain to keep things wet with puddles to be found everywhere. ...
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  4. LB log - 20131030

    Two years ago, my wife obtained a 1.5TB hard drive which was given to me as a Christmas gift for use in my older Win XP machine that I used to play Lunatic Rave and MAME. I was running out of space to hold all of the various BMS and ROM files on the machine and requested to get that at the time when getting HDDs was still a relatively expensive process thanks to that storm which hit Thailand at the time. The PC eventually became useless, so the HDD was never put to use. Today, the drive has finally ...
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  5. LB log - 20131029

    I should stop having Tuesdays like this, where I sleep in for the majority of the day and feel adrift and aimless once the motions of dinner and post-dinner gaming are done. It turns a week of four days work with three days rest into a five day routine week with two days of ultimate freedom.

    Draft.

    18640512 06:44:19

    North 84th Street, Q block, eastbound

    When he saw the freight wagon approaching, Exeter instinctively turned his back to ...
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  6. LB log - 20131028

    Uneventful work day past (well, relatively uneventful; a coworker was finally fired today after months of it potentially happening), dinner consumed, games played, a shot of Black Label down, a beer in hand, and I sit here ready to write for the remainder of the evening. Then one of our two cats strolls by, this one being the cat who's a wannabe maine coone in that he has a normal sized body but the fluffy coat and poofy tail of the larger breed. This means that there are some very special times ...
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  7. LB log - 20131027

    Today's retail work included another half day of truck unloading duty. Apparently, it was a surprise for two shipments to come in today, and they were shorthanded for the task. Oh well.

    Beyond that, I felt very tired throughout the day and felt no rush to do anything after getting home and having dinner. One of the cats came in here and monopolized a hand for petting, and took up nearly an hour that I could have spent doing something other than sitting here and reading bullshit. The ...
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  8. LB log - 20131026

    The new IRS A2A client came in the mail today, and it appears that I won't have to go through some mystifying process of compiling the Visual C++ or Java source code myself; that's something which I couldn't manage to do, as it didn't seem that I had the resources required to do it, so I've been using Version 1.0 for several years now. The physical label on the disc is a proper printed screen and not handwritten with a dry erase marker, so I feel a bit confident in this version being more useful. ...
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  9. LB log - 20131025

    At retail work, I now have a key for operation of the mechanical forklift and scissor lifts. My direct training will be tomorrow, and all should go without incident. Here's hoping my actual use of the machines will have the same results. Days when I have to work and my wife are at home are rather long, just for the lack of taking a moment to visit her when she goes to lunch.

    Draft.

    18820109 13:44:19

    XV-N-3540

    Exeter entered the lobby and ...
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  10. LB log - 20131024

    During exercise (within which I had another 0CM stop in Densha de go Final) I actually heard about something interesting on NPR's Fresh Air for a change. A movie adaptation has been made of this story: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve_Years_a_Slave . I've added the text to my reading list.

    Birthday and anniversary festivities went well today. Dinner was at a place we haven't been for years, dessert was shakes from the original location. Traffic was rather heavy on the way home ...
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  11. LB log - 20131023

    My wife and I watched Pacific Rim while we did the Halloween candy duty today. The movie was OK. I made fun of it in spots and she laughed along with it, so that's good enough for me in general. The initial part of the movie might have been the most intriguing, in that it shown a world united in a common cause against an enemy; yet in this fictional world, such unity only exists when the threat is extraterrestrial. How much unity exists in our present reality now? Do we really need to have that ...
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  12. LB log - 20131022

    Today's highlight was having to remove a dead possum from the backyard. The temperature was rather cool today, so thankfully, by the time we went out to get the carcass into the garbage bag, it was already very stiff. It didn't seem to die from a fight or anything, as it wasn't a scene of gore at its place of death.

    Draft.

    18360114 16:48:06

    "Jesse, keep an eye on the soup. Frederic, come with me."
    "Yessir." Jesse acknowledged ...
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  13. LB log - 20131021

    Things I need to do these upcoming three days off: More work on spamming business email. Go to folks place tomorrow for business reasons and to see my sister's child. Stop playing GTA5 so much. Try to write more in the middle of the day, if I hit lulls in doing business work. Thursday will be a day off, though, in light of the coming fifty anniversary and birthday.

    Draft.

    19390722 16:38:05

    IA-S-1600

    Three innings were completed with the Baltimore ...
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  14. LB log - 20131020

    I went through the start of the day thinking that I wasn't as drained after The Friend Visit as I was in times past, but after a bit of the day went by without a minor but noticeable headache not going away, which was enough to prevent me from concentrating on anything, the only thing I felt compelled to do was to lie down on the floor of my wife's PC room and nap.

    In the course of festivities last night I consumed a third of a liter of Black Label, and had a few beers after that. ...
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  15. LB log - 20131019

    They are upstairs and watching that new Avengers broadcast show or whatever the hell that is, and are awaiting my return. It's time for me to get my semi annual drink on. If games proceed today as last time, the order will be Apples to Apples, Cards Against Humanity, and then Rock Band 3.

    Another visit and day of excursion with the now-16-year-old child, another day of total aggravation. I think the best way to summarize the day is by describing how it started, just as we were about ...
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