Yes!

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After seven days of being buried in my palm, the five millimeter long driftwood splinter has just popped its pustulous way out. Yet another reason to be thankful for this year. Its been a good one, with much improvement in brain, body, house and life.

Ladies clothing

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Someone left their clothes in my car last night. I don’t know who, it was a fun night with many people, and the blackness and strapness of the clothes really doesn’t limit the possibilities. But now I feel slightly naughty, like I’ve been a bad boy but no one’s noticed yet… *tee-hee*

Films

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Okay, Team America, 4.40 pm showing on Saturday. That’s tomorrow, omg where’s my life going It will be fun, and anyone not finding it fun is obviously aligned with the Axis of Eeeevil, and will be a candidate for premptive defensive obliteration. Four of us so far, who else wants to come? I’m getting tickets …

Why there may not be an Oil Peak for quite some time…

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Last of four.

This is not a competition with notabouthim

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But it is about informative links to enliven your Monday mornings. So: All the facts, ever, in cartoon form, courtesy of Tim Hunkin. Includes aluminium and welding. I did crib shamelessly from this resource for my Ph.D. Tim Hunkin’s own site. He’s quite insane, in the grand tradition of English engineers, but frequently gets it …

Xmas circus cushion concert

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Next Sunday is the last cushion concert at Circus House in Newtown. Assorted people and sprogs will be doing performances or works in development, and Andrea will be doing a stilt dance. Pombagira, Russiandolls and Mr Twist attended one in August and seemed to enjoy it. I was going to do “Jez’s Manly Piece”, but …

Energy supply in NZ

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Third of four. Someone else wrote more of this one than me, but I agree with it.

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Building Research NZ (BRANZ) have just released a study on adapting NZ’s houses and offices for the impacts of climate change. Available at: http://www.branz.co.nz/branzltd/publications/pdfs/SR130.pdf “an increased frequency and intensity of overheating, flooding and tropical cyclone events” “reliance on historical data to predict the return of major weather events should now be discarded and replaced by …

Tea-break randomness

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Forgotten UK SF writer Barrington J. Bayley on the Imperial 21st century, writing in 1983 when no-one had twigged to it. Real thought, and he uses words like “weltering” and “tea-break”. He’s also possibly quite loopy. “Be that as it may, I base my lack of real alarm on the belief that the leaders of …

We don’t know how lucky we are, Part 4257

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From Craigslist Washington D.C.: “WE ARE MOVING TO NEW ZEALAND AND YOU AIN’T” Only downside being, two more septics incoming.

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My editorial for this week: