Monthly Archives: November 2009

The Ungiving Box

Once upon a time (at a company definitely not the one I’m working at now)¬†there was an administrative assistant who thought that the group she worked in was not giving enough. So one holiday season she set up a “giving … Continue reading

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An ultimately unsuccessful interview

[No names, and I’m deliberately fuzzy about dates. Not even names of technologies. There were some really good and quite nice people at this company — if you’re reading this, you know who you are ūüôā ] —- … so … Continue reading

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Cat memory

We got our cat used; I think she was a couple of years old.¬† We’ve had her for about 8 years.¬† The whole time she’s been with us we have fed her solid (crunchy) food, lately an organic brand that … Continue reading

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This comment deserved some expansion.¬† Let the fur fly. Does this mean we can stop now? ¬†No. Can the pain finally end? What pain?¬† If it’s painful, stop doing that.¬† Feel better now?¬† Great! Can we have integers that really … Continue reading

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I also noticed…

Anomolous increase in diurnal temps in the US after flights were grounded for 3 days following the 9/11 attacks.¬† (Link). Also, I noticed that after a couple of days, the birds were (for lack of a better word) acting cocky.¬† … Continue reading

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Things you learn from your kids

Canadian dimes (at least) are¬†magnetic, while US dimes are not. (Wikipedia article). Boba Fett has one gun, and Jango Fett has two. Cats are not magnetic.¬† However, they do not like to have this proved by application of a magnet … Continue reading

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