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Can’t. Help. Myself.

friday! w00t!

You’d think on a weekend I’m trying to rehabilitate myself, I could give it a rest. But that would totally misapprehend the concept of “weasel.”

Oh. Ohhhhhh. I just discovered the spot where cool air from the fan shoots straight up my shirt sleeve. Excuse me, please.


Comment from XBradTC
Time: July 18, 2008, 11:30 pm

Scoot over, you’re hogging all the cool air!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 19, 2008, 7:24 am

Oh, man, I just had my best night’s sleep in weeks! I love having a fan trained on me all night.

See, I threw my old ones (and my air conditioner) away. I didn’t think I’d be here in Summer.


Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: July 19, 2008, 11:34 am

Oh, poor Weasel! I have to have a fan on me at night too, even with the air conditioning on. I got a really nice one with a remote control. I just wish it was a little quieter.

Whelp! I’m off to see the new Batman movie. I’m hoping that with an early show it won’t be too crowded.

Comment from Gabriel
Time: July 19, 2008, 2:54 pm

So was it just me or was the site down yesterday? I was cursing the intarwebs, let me tell you.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: July 19, 2008, 10:11 pm

Where is the everybody?

Comment from scubafreak
Time: July 19, 2008, 11:05 pm

At home, dreaming of adate with Shania Twain, Jessica Beal, Jessica Alba and Liv Tyler (all at once)……

Comment from porknbean
Time: July 20, 2008, 1:57 am

Not me scubafreak. I’ve been doing housework, then had to go to work.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: July 20, 2008, 7:27 am

I went to a village fete and bought… fruit cake.

It was a very tasteful affair. No sign of weasels at all 😉

Comment from cranky
Time: July 20, 2008, 8:18 am

Gots to have fans. I have five fans running 24 hours a day. Helps to keep the air conditioned air moving around. I keep the thermostat set at 76 degrees (take that, Al Gore!) during the day and like to keep the air moving. Today our high temperature is supposed to be 98 degrees with 54 percent relative humidity. By midnight it should have cooled off to 80 degrees. Summertime in the deep south.

Glad I did all the yard work yesterday.

I already called dibs on Shania so you can’t have her scubafreak.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 20, 2008, 10:43 am

Everybody has been missing for weeks, Musli. Haven’t you noticed? The internet has been dead, dead, dead. It’s almostly like people have other things to do or something.

I don’t think we had any serious downtime on Friday, Gabe (I could watch my sitemeter — isn’t that silly?). It’s just that I got blacklisted by a corporate filter.

It looks like it did impact overall visits, too.

Comment from Muslihoon
Time: July 20, 2008, 10:57 am

With fruit cake, but have been a tasty affair too.

I realized how lazy the French are. Y’know that funny hat (known technically as a “caret” or “circumflex”) some French letters have? It’s a substitute for “s”, which first the French were too lazy to write, then too lazy to say:
“Feste” -> “fête”
“Hostel” -> “hôtel”
“Paste” -> “pâté”
“Forest” -> “forêt”
“Estre” (from “to be” in many Romance languages) -> “être”

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 20, 2008, 11:22 am

I did know that! I took French! (I didn’t want to take French, I would have preferred just about any other language, but that was all that was on offer).

Okay, wish me luck — I’m going out hiking with my new GPS in a very ticky, marshy place on a very hot and muggy day…

Comment from porknbean
Time: July 20, 2008, 12:59 pm

Good luck weasel. Besides ticks, check for leeches when you get home.

I took French too, but forgot most of it. They have taken lazy to a whole new level.

Comment from scubafreak
Time: July 20, 2008, 5:46 pm

Just got back from riding my motorcycle to Denver and back. Got royally roasted, and a new forest fire appears to have started in the mountains between Denver and Castle Rock. Hope they jump on it quick, before it grows.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 20, 2008, 7:22 pm

My hiking buddy and I planned out a day’s trek while sitting in front of our separate window fans. We thought, “eh. This heat isn’t too bad.”

When we met up later at the trailhead, we were like, “HOLY SHIT we’re sweating like peegs and we haven’t even started!”

We managed to spend three or four hours trudging around the woods…but we were sure filthy, smelly specimens when we limped back to our cars.

Comment from Randy Rager
Time: July 20, 2008, 9:00 pm

Sorry for my absence, I can tell y’all are jonesing for a good Ragering.


Right up Weasel’s alley, I discovered the joy of making an Epson V700 work more or less properly. I may have to purchase some aftermarket medium format film holders, but for now the output is reasonably magnificent.

I also discovered the joy of 4800 dpi scans of 6×4.5 film and then promptly discovered the joy of NOT ENOUGH COMPUTER, so I decided to discover the joy of 3200 dpi scans of 6×4.5 film. Which are adequate. But most likely still too big to put through my lab’s order kiosks.


Now I suppose I’ll have to re-discover the joy of resizing images in Photoshop.

So how’s everybody else been?


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 21, 2008, 6:59 am

Oh dear lord I thought you said “rogering.”

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 21, 2008, 9:12 am

Dammit! Still blocked!
Then how am I here, you ask? I used a telnet connect to connect via Lynx.
And if you know what that means, you’re a very old, sad geek.
Also you know this interface is teh sux0r. Toodles!

Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: July 21, 2008, 12:45 pm


Damn. I’m old.

Comment from Gnus
Time: July 21, 2008, 3:55 pm

Lynx. Heh.






Well, I hate to brag, but… Ummmmm…


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 21, 2008, 6:29 pm

For a while, I could get around the ban on checking personal email from work by using a telnet connection and Lynx to access webmail. But then my ISP changed their login from a straight HTML link to a JS button and I couldn’t get in any more.

Drinking game: for every one of the above concepts you thoroughly grokked, take a drink. Then you’ll be right where I am at the moment.

Bonus round: grok. Who, and which book?

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: July 21, 2008, 6:59 pm

Guilty, as charged, yer honour…


Comment from Stashiu3
Time: July 21, 2008, 8:14 pm


“Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert A. Heinlein.


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