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@brainwane I was catching up on reading your blog and would just like to say that I too got called "Doogie" (despite having no interest in medicine).

(Also this camera is absolutely not connected to or sending data to any third parties, in case you were wondering. :-P)

Trash panda party.

(The previous owner of this house used to leave cat food outside for his partially-outdoor cat... almost two years ago. )


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(Video blocked outside US, I'd link to an unofficial upload but I suspect they'll get taken down. But searching for her name, day 2, floor exercise, US championships, should get you something.)

I don't tweet much gymnastics despite being a big nerd about it because I figure anyone who cares about a sport already follows it. But here is Simone Biles being the first woman to hit 2 flips+3 twists in competition... and then doing the rest of her insanely difficult routine.


Featuring local composer Arturo Rodriguez with another movement of his Ghost Ship requiem, also Ravel and Revueltas. I'll be playing bassoon (usually the bassoons are mostly decorative outside but you might actually hear me in the solo on Bolero). Come say hello!

Free Awesöme Orchestra concert session Tuesday night, 6-9, Oakland Public Library. Come tear yourself away from the news a while and hang out with your friends and neighbors and your friendly neighborhood orchestra and remember that not everything is terrible.


I know this is just the plural of "arsis", but I still giggled to myself.

(This is *supposed* to be angel food. "Fallen angel food" sounds about right.)

I remember in math courses being annoyed at getting stuck on proofs introduced with "it is trivial to show that..."

It's about the same feeling as making an unsuccessful attempt at a cake recipe described in the title as "effortless".

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My new bot, @SecretlyPublicDomain, highlights pre-1964 books that entered the public domain because their copyright wasn't renewed.

Until May, it wasn't possible to find these books on a large scale. Now it is: crummy.com/2019/07/22/0

I have noticed
the slush
that was in
the food court

and which
is quite probably
like Kool-Aid

forgive me
for posting the picture:

(Bay Area folks who want to see evidence should come see Awesome Orchestra at Flower Piano on Saturday in the SF Botanical Gardens: awesomeorchestra.org/all-event )

The bassoon is at least in the top 3 most decoratable orchestral instruments.

Told an incredulous high-schooler yesterday that the first computer I used only had one display color, and my first program was stored on an answering machine cassette tape.

Then realized that she has never used an answering machine or a cassette tape. (She's *heard* of them, of course...)

(And I say "worst" as someone who has given lightning talks about lightning just to be able to make the joke.)

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