December 5th, 2007

Thac0 - monastery of one

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This week, Brezsny tells the Gemini:

I love how electrifyingly your intelligence works, Gemini -- how fast you can comprehend things that other people require many twists and turns to grasp. But I don't love how your quick mind sometimes alienates you from those who are moving more slowly than you, and I don't love it when that undermines your ability to capitalize on your brilliance. Fortunately, I don't think this will be a problem in the coming days. From what I can tell, you will have uncanny fun without making any karmic messes as your brainpower generates breathtaking feats of voluminous understanding.

Oh, how I hope this is true. And for Leo, my moon sign:

To many Tibetan Buddhists, the snow lion is a symbol of fearless joy, which is a cornerstone of their spiritual practice. I trust that in 2007 you have learned a lot about this sublime quality, and I hope you will make it the basis of your daily rhythm in 2008. These last two weeks before the solstice will be an excellent time to integrate all the teachings you've absorbed about fearless joy, and to prime yourself to take your mastery to the next level. What other terms can you come up with to describe this superpower? How about "brave bliss," "aggressive happiness," or "fierce pleasure"?

My fortune cookie last night also decided it was time to "go for it!" :-)
beyond pornography

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I have a big stompy (well, okay, compared to what I've gotten used to) new computer headed my way, along with a fairly nice flatscreen display. Lately I've been geeking quite a bit, especially with Ruby on Rails stuff and generally getting a lot of server-side apps stuff happening.

This is nice. I've been missing it. And if anybody out there is looking for a decent bug-tracking system, Redmine isn't quite as mature or polished as Trac, but wow does it deploy easily, and it's smaller and easier to customize to boot.

On the one hand, it's only semi-excusable for somebody in my industry to take this long to get up to speed on databases and javascript and web apps. On the other hand, I'm very glad I waited so many years. The tools no longer suck so mightily.
need a lantern, dungeons and dragons, gaming

Show up! Take our stuff!

This Sunday, December 9th, we'll have a big pile of stuff, especially books, that we don't want to move and are looking to get rid of. There's likely to also be alcohol, novelty juggling bags, decorations and whatever else we look at and say, "I'm *not* moving that three times in the next year."

We tend to be early risers, but don't show up before about 8am. We'll be here to give stuff away in the morning and afternoon 'til about 3pm. First come, first serve, take it by the armload or carload.

Possibly more details as we figure out what we're getting rid of. Possibly not, and it'll just be a grab-bag. Hope to see you then!

Edit: there will also be clothing, one or possibly two TVs, and old computer monitor, one or more bookshelves, a couple of small table-type furnishings, and no doubt more.