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February 17th, 2004
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No time for proper entries. Here are things in memoriam of a few random entries that would never be written:
  • Boss comments about my lost weight, suggesting that I get myself a new, more suitable wardrobe. First comment ever about my dress. Much embarrassment and surprise.
  • Icky assignment at work. All-time coffee intake records broken. Ends Wednesday.
  • BY progress: An academic establishment is probably going to donate a server machine and bandwith to host BY. Huge step forward. More on this when the agreement's final.
  • Eggroll gig -- went to an Israeli prog-rock covers band, Eggroll by name, with arnulf, mux2000, assaf, antinous and even dragged reneighssance along, despite her looming exams. Had the time of my life; prog-rock is still my favorite non-classical musical genre. And there's nothing quite like live prog-rock.
  • Women of Trachis -- The TAU theater production was a disappointment, but nothing outrageous (so there, cmm! You don't get to read about my pulling out my hair... :p). That tragedy is difficult to stage to a modern audience, and the TAU group was simply not up to the task. I'd say their major fault is in choosing to tackle the play, not in anything specific they did. Oh, there's also the painful fact that the actors simply can't read metered lines. But this is supposed to be a non-entry, so enough about that.
  • I just learned that the army denied my request to postpone my reserve service (supposed to last 20(!) days, in March) to the summer. This means I'd miss three weeks of classes at the beginning of the semester, not to mention everything else. Major, major bummer. I can appeal, but I'm not sure what grounds I can bring that I haven't brought in my original request (i.e. academic grounds). Decided to deal with it tomorrow and repress for now.
  • arnulf and I are adopting a cat this Friday!
  • I think I'm coming down with something.

    Current Music: Rick Wakeman -- Merlin The Magician

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    From:reneighssance
    Date:February 16th, 2004 11:01 pm (UTC)

    Re: Dragged

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    Yeah, kicking and screaming.
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    From:ukelele
    Date:February 17th, 2004 01:10 am (UTC)
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    Cat! Cat cat cat cat cat!

    It wasn't the first word I noticed, but it was maybe the tenth.

    I demand pictures.
    From:batgirl1536
    Date:February 17th, 2004 01:42 am (UTC)
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    project gutenberg came up in conversation and i brought up project ben yehuda. just thought you'd be interested. now if only there was a good (free) online hebrew-english translation program like altavista's babelfish we'd be set.
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    From:ijon
    Date:February 17th, 2004 06:32 am (UTC)

    Re:

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    Not really; you can't read literature through machine translation.

    Thanks for mentioning the project!
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    From:morin
    Date:February 17th, 2004 07:07 am (UTC)
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    I second that request of cat piccies - and about Women of Trachis, I hope you've seen it on a better day than I did (I've seen them act better before, I know they can) - still, I warned you, you went, I want the review. ;)
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    From:novartza
    Date:February 17th, 2004 01:26 pm (UTC)

    Tiglat Pilesser

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    Did you decide on a name for the cat?
    Congrats and good luck with "it" (You forgot to mention if "it" is male or female!)
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    From:atzmi
    Date:February 17th, 2004 08:56 pm (UTC)

    Re: Tiglat Pilesser

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    If you're still contemplating about a name, I suggest "Kishta". Actually my gf suggested it, but I second that suggestion.
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    From:novartza
    Date:February 18th, 2004 12:11 am (UTC)

    Re: Tiglat Pilesser

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    No no no. Tiglat Pileser is a much better name.
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    From:ijon
    Date:February 18th, 2004 08:56 am (UTC)

    Re: Tiglat Pilesser

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    Yeah! It's traditional, old, regal and authoritative, and even hip! (Tiglat's friends can call him Tiggy!)

    It's nice that you remembered my attachment to that name. :)
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    From:novartza
    Date:February 18th, 2004 12:21 pm (UTC)

    Re: Tiglat Pilesser

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    Of course I remember. I have a similar attachment to Nevuchadnezzar.
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    From:ukelele
    Date:February 18th, 2004 05:13 pm (UTC)

    Re: Tiglat Pilesser

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    How amusing. "Excessively long royal names" is my personal theme for computer names. (I had Ozymandias, which ended up as tiglath-pileser on a network where ozy was taken, and my laptop is Charlemagne.)
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    From:ijon
    Date:February 18th, 2004 08:56 pm (UTC)

    Re: Tiglat Pilesser

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    I can't wait to find an opportunity to name a machine Suppiluliuma!
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    From:lilacsinmarch
    Date:February 17th, 2004 04:25 pm (UTC)

    Ze cat in ze hat

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    Cat or kitten?I can just imagine how the next seminar meeting is going to be with everyone looking at what the cat is doing with awe and delight instead of paying attention to the text :p.
    From:(Anonymous)
    Date:February 17th, 2004 06:39 pm (UTC)

    Boss always comments on dress

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    you just got lucky until now.
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    From:bevit
    Date:February 19th, 2004 11:06 am (UTC)

    Cats

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    Get two.
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