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Sunday, October 25, 2009

At The Beach

Saturday, after the funeral, we went down to the beach to visit my brother-in-law and his daughter, and her family. And friends, too!

We enjoyed the fabulous view, we ate some fajita-type meat on tortillas, and I had a glass of beer from Stone Brewery, which pretty much zonked me out.

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The moms and the kids wanted to play in the water, so we followed them down the stairs to the beach. I was wearing dress shoes and long pants. I felt like my immigrant grandfather! Like a goose I stood the whole time, until I felt dizzy and had to lie (lay?) down for a bit. But, after that bit I felt better and we climbed back up the stairs to the house.

It was fun watching all the people who come to the beach.

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But sometimes people get in front of the camera. I was shooting through the screen door, I should have expected someone might want to come in!

We stayed till after sunset. Lots of people come to watch the sun go down. And the surfers are still out there!

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You can find the original uncropped image, and several more unposted ones, on my zooomr page. Just click the image to go there. Wander about to your heart's content!

I had to drive home from where I parked my vehicle, in Mira Mesa, in the dark. On the freeway! You KNOW how I hate to drive, especially in the dark. But, it was ok.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Ripped

A patron turned in Twilight, by S. Meyer, today. They said a page was torn. I told them to please find it for me. And here it is!

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So how does a page get ripped like that, in the middle of the page? I've never seen anything like that before.

I splashed a bit of Demco Norbond on the tear, laid sheets of Gaylord waxed paper (the best!) on either side, and stuck it in the Gaylord book press for the weekend. Your mileage may vary on those links, over time.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Of Olde Computer Software & Bugs & Parrots

The Hobbit computer game! Just in time for the movie!

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I loved the Apple ][, and I loved the Beagle Bros. software. Useful software with a sense of humor.

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We may return to the yesteryear of Apple, but for now, on to other things!

I found an "Interim Logbook For Coneucopia II" in the bottom of my bicycle pannier. I guess I when I found that geocache I was going to replace the logbook. But I never found it.

I had a dream the other night. One of the few I remember. I dreamed about...GIANT GREEN PARROTS! About three feet tall. Yikes!

Lastly, I have been exploring the words Etymology (8,790,000 hits on Google), Entomology (7,070,000 hits), and Entymology (21,300 hits).

According to Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, entomology "is a branch of zoology that deals with insects."

And also according to Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, etymology is "1 : the history of a linguistic form (as a word) shown by tracing its development since its earliest recorded occurrence in the language where it is found, by tracing its transmission from one language to another, by analyzing it into its component parts, by identifying its cognates in other languages, or by tracing it and its cognates to a common ancestral form in an ancestral language. 2 : a branch of linguistics concerned with etymologies."

All well and good, if a bit wordy.

What of that last word, Entymology? Only 21,300 (only!) hits on Google. The Urban Dictionary, that bastion of academia (Even I have a definition there!), says in the listing for Etymology that "a word often misused and mispronounced 'entymology' which is the study of insects!"
No, I don't think so. I don't think it is a word, just a mispeling gone loco. If you can prove it is a real word, send me a reputable source, and I'll eat my words. Virtually.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Uh...

I got a postcard from my medical, one of those Notices that they are obligated by law to send out to all their customers.

It says, in part:

To review a copy of our Notice please go to the following Internet hyperlink www.blahblahblah.com/docs/privacy.pdf or alternatively you may send a written request to...

I tried clicking on the paper, it did not take me anywhere. I would call that a URL, not a hyperlink.

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