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Jun. 1st, 2012

06:54 pm - Done recently (20120529 Tu - 30 Th)

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It's been a busy week. I had phone interviews from Zillow and Tableau; progress is being made. And I finished ripping the CDs, or at least the CDs that didn't require manual data entry. And went to U-Haul and bought enough boxes to fill the back of my Honda Civic. (The back seat folds down, leaving an opening to the back of the trunk.)

Wednesday and Thursday were spent triaging the fiction. I think we're down to taking about a third of it. Which is still a lot -- most of it's probably going to go into storage. A lot of what was left has already been claimed; after our party on the 9th whatever's left will get carted off to a used book store.

Naturally, there's still a lot to be done -- not just triage and packing but getting both cars serviced, doctors' appointments (and we're leaving Kaiser's service area, so that's going to be fun after we move), cleaning the house and yard, assorted repairs, ...

No, a month and a half probably isn't going to be enough. But it will have to do.


Only one walk, but at least it was 3 miles.

Quite a range of links this time. Liam Clancy singing "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" - YouTube was very moving. The Open Goldberg Variations: J.S. Bach’s Masterpiece Free to Download is a very cool idea -- PD performances funded via kickstarter. Sheet music sharing via MuseScore.com is also very cool -- a cross-platform, open source typesetting program, a website for sharing, and a program for synchronizing a score to a YouTube video. That's</e> the really cool part.

For those in the SF Bay Area, you'll also want to take a look at Slothman's "Hold Your Nose and Vote on Tuesday, June 5, 2012".

The Pegasus Awards - nominating ballot is up.

0529 Tu
  * up 7:50; W=198.2; d, n, t; laundry,
  * put the extra citalopram in travel kit
  @ 5 Absurd Sci-Fi Scenarios Science is Actually Working On | Cracked.com 
  @ Freedom Now Maybe: The New Secessionism (fb:Lorien Patton)
  * ripping.  Done with the filk/pop except for the ones not on freedb
  * buy boxes - U-Haul on Alameda.  Pretty much filled the Honda.
    25 each book and small boxes, 2 medium wardrobes, a glass box, 2 quilts
  @ slothman - Hold Your Nose and Vote on Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  * mayflower 15klbs $6900-7500  10klbs $4900-5600 extra stop $44  Lew Cramer 408-358-2007
  @ Liam Clancy - And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda - YouTube (via locked post)

0530 We
  * up 6:30; W=196.2; d, n, t; 
  * load drugs
  @ The Open Goldberg Variations: J.S. Bach’s Masterpiece Free to Download 
    The Open Goldberg Variations, by Kimiko Ishizaka
    Open Goldberg Variations - Setting Bach Free by Robert Douglass — Kickstarter
    Sheet music sharing | MuseScore.com
  @ Homophobia Threatens to Turn Democracy into a Fundamentalist Theocracy 
  * fax rental agreement to Watercrest T 206.365.1811 | F 206.366.1324
  @ VideoScores | MuseScore.com
    All of animusic is available on musescore and youtube.
  * humira
  * 11am phone interview with Jeff Lubetkin @ Zillow
    data import, shopping/search, rentals, IDEA IDE; Perforce, moving to git
    open-plan offices, (Japanese style) *shudder*  Rose to the bait in my
    profile and asked me about "wizard".
    -> (3pm) We'd like you to come in & meet with the Senior Software Engineer -
       Java team.  The interviews last 2-4 hours and our Recruiting Coordinator,
       Gleb, will get those scheduled. 
  * DONE ripping (modulo a pile of mix CDs and other things that don't have
    freedb/ccdb entries and will have to have their TOCs entered manually)
  * Triaging the fiction.  Gleep!  Got through all but the top shelf and a half
  x Avoid Avoiding
  * went out to Office Max and bought a new shredder.  The old one died.
  @ First Super Weeds, Now Super Insects -- Thanks to Monsanto 
    Also, BT toxin is, well... toxic.  To mammals.
  * recycled a stack and a half of magazines from the office.  Want to at least
    look at most of the Fine Woodworking and American Scientist
  @ KEEGAN: The Opposite of Loneliness | Cross Campus | Yale Daily News 
    Marina Keegan: Yale grad’s final essay gets new life after writer’s death 

0531 Th
  * up 7:15; W=195.8; d, n, t; dishes, laundry
  @ Court: Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional for denying same-sex
    married couples federal benefits - CBS News 
  @ Mary Meeker’s eye-popping annual Internet Trends report hits the web 
  * 9:00am expect a call from Alan Doerhoefer - Development Mgr @ Tableau
    Server Core group.  Sounds like a great environment and some fun projects.
    -> next step a couple of hours in Menlo Park office with a member of Alan's
       server core team.
  @ CAD NB2 Noise-Canceling Earphones | Musician's Friend ordered.  
    $30 via "stupid deal of the day"
  @ Pegasus Awards - nominating ballot brainstorming poll results 
  @ Want to follow your dreams? Here's what I've learned from an experimental year.
    An experiment in dream-following, part 2 | 17000 Days
  @ How many days? | 17000 Days
    Actuarial Life Table
    Table for 2007, when I was 60.  20.92 more years predicted, so 15.92 
    = 5815 days from my 65th birthday, which was 79 days ago.  
    = 5736 days from today = 2028-02-13 Su (just 4 weeks short of my 81st birthday)
  * YD cleaning the stove.  Will wonders never cease?
  * walk:  d=3 s=2.9 Los Gatos Creek
  * went out in search of ballasts for the fan lights.  Wright didn't have them,
    but pointed me at Clean and Light, 128 Race St. (an easy address to remember
    if ever there was).  Will be special-ordered.  Also picked up a 70W sodium
    bulb for the driveway light.
  @ Celebration of John McCarthy Accomplishments
  @ Oracle becomes SCO redux
  @ Earth’s Sky Will Look Mindblowingly Crazy 3.75 Billion Years From Now 
  @ New Big Brother Cyber Weapon Can Turn on Your Computer’s Microphone, Record
    "With a new National Security Agency data center coming online and capable
     of capturing, aggregating and analyzing every digital communication in the
     United States, cellphones and computers having in excess of 99% penetration
     across the country, and some 30,000 drones being prepared for domestic
     operations, we can safely say that a total police state surveillance
     infrastructure is now in place and fully capable of monitoring everything -
     and we mean EVERYTHING – that you do."
  * done triaging the fiction wall
  @ No Pleasure, No Reward (via Anhedonia - Wikipedia) 

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