There's a conflict ongoing in a segment of the journal community which affects me in a mild way. A notorious site called Cut While Shaving is making waves; its "author", annoyed at Zach's rejection of his application for inclusion in the web-ring "In His Own Words", hacked into that ring and edited site info. (My site description, borrowed from Ernest Hemingway, is "Living it up, and writing it down" - it became "Lubing it up and slapping it down," but he didn't change my address to his own, as happened to some sites.) Zach changed the passwords, yet he got in again, this time putting his picture on all the pages associated with the ring. Zach doesn't care for the struggle, so he dissolved the ring today; can't say that I blame him.
Attended a company picnic at lunchtime, nothing positive. The wind was blowing so we were cold, the chicken had been grilled to dry, shoe-leather toughness, no conversation worthy of note, I won none of the raffle prizes, and later I felt slightly queasy from eating too much chocolate cake frosting.
This evening, after a quick visit <1> to the mega-Fry's in Sunnyvale, I had a chicken bowl at the Fuckin' Noodle. Tasty, but I'd forgotten my book (Slow Days, Fast Company - The World, The Flesh, and L.A. by Eve Babitz) - had to use a backup from my car's trunk. Just in case I've an extended breakdown somewhere isolated, or (worst case) I'm busted, I keep a small reservoir of used books there:
UPS - United Parcel Service
Lollardry or Lollardy - medieval English movement for church reform, led by John Wyclif, whose "poor priests" spread his ideas in the late 14th century. Opposed to the great wealth of the church, Lollards taught that the clergy should be poor, that believers could interpret the Bible for themselves, that the doctrine of transubstantiation was false, and that clerical and monastic celibacy was unnatural.
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<1>I was perusing laptops and
sub-notebooks, and (unsuccessfully) seeking the Murmurs' CD. Out
front was an enormous inflated iMac (the new Apple computer) - inside
I got up close to one for the first time - I think the rounded,
semi-transparent housing design is hideous! And the floppy drive
omitted!? The system's probably top-notch, but it's not for me.