In case you missed the Nick Kristof column linked to yesterday, I commend it again. We need health insurance reform – and are likely to get a decent, albeit imperfect, start on it signed into law early next year.
Kathi Derevan: “The difference between hamsters and gerbils? Roy Blount Jr. says, ‘hamsters have more dark meat.’”
DICE AND DIES
The die has been cast. As in a die thrown out onto the gaming table OR a die cast in molten steel – what a language is this English.
Now they tell me! I really have to spend more time around people. People seem to know these things, because they work together (I work alone, in a cave) and the tech guy tells somebody and within minutes everybody in the company knows. But not me, because I work in a cave.
You know those random and maddening overnight crashes that occur when – for my safety – Microsoft has gone in and updated and restarted my computer, so I lose all the files I had open and was working on? (Yes, some of them automatically restore; and I have backups. But how do I remember which 18 emails were open, waiting to be answered in the morning?)
This week I learned that they’re not random at all, they generally happen every second Tuesday. So tonight (or is it next Tuesday night?), it could be a good idea to “mark unread” any emails you have open, and close other files, before you hit the hay.
(And yes, I know: the Macintosh never crashes, even when the power goes out or it’s drowned or stolen. It just keeps running problem-free. No one has ever had a problem with a Mac.)
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October. This is one of the singularly most dangerous months to speculate in stocks. Others are November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September.~Mark Twain
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