"Be careful around that stack of books, it's unstable."
"Stack? It's just one book."
"A book is never only just one book."
"What, all the possible readings of it might topple and fall on me?"
"Yes."
"Oh. Okay."

uspol - reminder to register to vote 

If you live in another state, check this for relevant deadlines: nytimes.com/2018/10/06/us/poli

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uspol - reminder to register to vote 

You can also use that page to double-check that you are on the voter list.

If you registered in the past, DO NOT ASSUME THAT YOU ARE STILL REGISTERED.

Why? See gregpalast.com/georgia-voter-p

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uspol - reminder to register to vote 

Tomorrow, 9 October, is the deadline to register to vote in the state of Georgia and be eligible to vote in the November general elections. registertovote.sos.ga.gov/

Managing software migration projects qua the conservation and allocation of change acceptance

uspol 

(To expand: Alaska Natives actually being in a position to apply that kind of pressure is a good thing, but why should they be on the spot to try to avert a mess they sure as heck didn't create?)

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uspol 

TFW you realize that it is just possible that political pressure from Alaska Natives might tip the balance for Murkowski to vote against confirming Kavanaugh.

Part of a code comment I wrote today that I'm pleased with, if I say so myself:

"Ideally we would eat our Wheaties, but we may be looking at consuming an entire truckload..."

TFW you find yourself digging the pen out from underneath a stack of papers so that the cat can play with it... and not knock everything off the table in the process of rooting for said pen.

recounting anxiety nightmare 

Last night I dreamed that I had to visit an office on a university campus, and kept getting more and more stuff to carry: folders and papers and dozens (!) of security tokens that I needed to move about campus. I kept dropping them; just couldn't manage to hang on to anything.

Uh, brain, what's up with that?

library inside baseball 

Who has two thumbs, has been rooting around the HTML source of the beta RDA Toolkit and pondering element IDs as a substitute for numbers... and then proceeding to make jokes about it on Twitter? This guy.

I may need to rethink my hobbies.

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