Shakura S’aida — Getting Along Alright, with the Maple Blues Band (the Maple Blues Awards house band) during the 2009 Maple Blues Awards.
What’s on your mind?
personality crisis sheesh, if i’d known you were playin’ the blues…
Suz How ya doing sweetie??
hey nahant — how’s deadwood city tonight?
hey my why — how ya doing tonight?
i’m doing alright dood, thanks for asking
Snow shoveling in my future, I just know it.
oooo i love sue foley thanks dood
We care fer ya know down here…
Tucker and J send their love… ♥♥
Not to late too go chapter 13. I’ve got a choice, as chapter 7 will discharge March 3 if I don’t convert.
Chapter 7: Lose house. All debts discharged. Possible to save a substantial amount ($50k over 3 years) going forward.
Chapter 13: Keep house. Banks get what would be savings in chapter 7.
I’m leaning towards chapter 13.
got up to 60 here with glorious sunshine…. air still has a bite to it tho…. i hope you get only snow and not ice
hey wmd — i bet you are still pinching yourself about the job :) how ya doing tonight?
Yeah, I’m psyched.
Attorney made sure I knew I’d be better off financially to lose house, screw banks. It’s a tough call, but I think I’m going to end up giving banks money and keep house.
tis a decision that only you can make — you have fought long and hard to keep the house…
shakura does billie
Dear wmd1961, I don’t envy you your choices. I’m a gypsy soul. 13 sounds good to me. But, there’s some who need to own land and there’s some who feel the land owns them.
Tough decision, because you have to go with your core intuition.
hey openhope — how’s the sound tonight?
that is mighty sweet.
hey gw — how ya doing tonight?
You keep introducing new singers (new to me anyway), thanks Suz!
There was dry snow blowing around here like sand. I got so homesick for the Southwest.
joe’s feeling alright too
hey margot — dry snow? dayam, was it so cold that all the moisture in the air froze?
My fav! Hey Suz!
Did you get a job? Is this a classic good news/bad news with a job and the bankruptcy?
yup. I need to get a bit more information, but leaning toward low savings, giving money to bank and keeping house. Makes it easier for cat and chickens.
hey senator — how’s sac tonight?
It was that cold. No ice on the windshield, just little eddies of dry snow blowing on the street. I kept expecting tumbleweeds…
Sac is, well, still Sac. But we are good in our little neighborhood.
I start work on Monday. Initial contact was November 18, phone interview with manager in England December 4, on site December 13. Told I’d be getting an offer about 2 weeks ago, got offer yesterday.
Filed bankruptcy in November, which stopped foreclosure with 2 days to spare.
Somehow I didn’t get too stressed even then. I beat the deadline.
brrrrr – i saw on a yellowstone in winter pbs show the ‘diamond dust’ when the moisture in the air freezes… beautiful but brrr
That is wonderful! You worked so hard and never gave up.
I’m having a moment; “Oh, snap! The Washington state government is Union Busting and the fucking Dems are sponsoring the bills.”.
Lots of homeschooling in the last 40 hours. I need to get the information out but I’m still making phone calls to congresscritters and decoding who is who. Fuck, I made this NewYear pledge to get more active local and statewide. Guess that’s going to kick off with a major deal.
I need help from minds smarter and more experienced than mine. I did find a potential mentor in a congressional staff member who’ll guide me through the process of moving a bill from a House/Senate committee to a floor vote and beyond. Understanding the process. Next week they announce the decision on bill movement.
There are plans for a rally in Tacoma Feb.21. I’ll know more about the Unions standing in solidarity in protest tomorrow.
free‘s alrght now
unions and going after public employees is also on the federal agenda *spitting*
Yup. Giving up is for quitters – leave that for the Sarah Palins of the world.
I got the email out to the woman I know in Egypt letting her know about the State Dept warning people to leave immediately. I also sent her the link and text to the State Dept advisory in case she didn’t already know it. She seemed very worried. She’s there with her mother who is Egyptian. Her mother’s been living in the U.S. forever. The father was Egyptian as well, but he passed away this year. The woman I know was born in the States.
I’m worried for her safety.
Austin is COLD. I don’t know if it got above freezing today. I have the heat cranked. There were a couple of planned rolling blackouts this morning but I’ve had electricity the rest of the day. I got to take a shower this morning in the beautiful glow of 10 candles I had lit in the bathroom. I’ve been out a couple times for errands, but mostly hunkering down.
Don’t mean to make this sound like it’s “my” deal. Just want to know what the fuck I’m talking about in letters-to-the-editor. Also.
Big congratulations and good wishes on the job. Is the job in England?
Lordy. I hope your friend makes it home.
How are you, Ms. Green?
Don’t start cryin’ now
“And as I started reaching deeper, I realized that most of the blues of that day was done by men. Women just didn’t have the nerve.”__Etta James
i hope she and her mom get out gw
brrr — i’ve had to take showers by candlelight before… worst is when the power goes out while *in* the shower
As far as I know, the firefighters, longshoremen, teachers, police and nurses are potentially joining. It’s rumor time right now. We’ll see.
2 friends in Albuquerque had frozen pipes today. It’s getting below zero there again tonight, so they tell me.
no, not at all…. sounded like you are fired up and raring to go
hey robert — hippo belated birdies — how ya doing tonight?
I remember when I thought I could dance like that. heh.
Not as bad as no water for 2 weeks. Toughen up!! :]
Well, THAT got me up dancing. Best moments of the day so far…..
I been immersed in Egypt.
Boss is in England. Job is in Sunnyvale, and should be able to work from home 3 days a week once I get to know people.
no water *gasp* that would mean i could not make more coffee :)
Where I’m situated, the “historic” national winter storm wimped out. Maybe that’s because I told it to.
I would be eating grounds or snorting them.
me too — tis nice to concentrate on ya’ll and music instead of watching the horrors live on the teevee machine
dayam, that’s some powerful mojo dood. wanna try demanding some whirled peas while you are at it
Nuclear radioactivity on my radar. Our fair city (and lots of other places in the U.S.) are raising nuclear power up from the dead. There was an article in the local alternative weekly about it and the letter I wrote is online. Now the daily rag also has an article and so does the NYTimes so I’ve got more letters on my agenda. We’ve formed a group to make this zombie die again.
Oh, you’d be amazed the deals you’ll do for coffee. :]
It actually came ON while I was in the shower but I didn’t have the lights on in the bathroom.
We’re only supposed to go down to 15 tonight.
That sounds really good. I wish you all good wishes for the new job.
I remember (was it 1977?) getting pissed when my then married girlfriend decided to drop our plans for the day and go on a picnic with her estranged husband. I wanted it to rain on their little picnic, but when the rain started, it wouldn’t stop. Before it did stop, Johnstown flooded.
stephanie said she got down to -7 last night but it warmed up to the 20′s today. got so cold her car wouldn’t start yesterday morning but it finally started tonight. her car does not like the cold
Crap. I lived too close to a reactor (Diablo Canyon) when I lived on the central coast. I swear, way too many strange illnesses happened in the town I lived in.
*making mental note to never piss robert off*
very good weather control. just be clear about quantities.
now about democracy for the egyptians…..
How are ya and yours?
I was more easy to piss off when I was in my early twenties….
No nukes is good nukes.
42 degrees F and flat calm in Wasilla.
I’m predicting Palin will announce her exploratory committee Thursday at this event.
A former student of mine has begun “dating” Bristol.
Good late evening to all of you .. glad you made it home safe Suz .. HUGE gratz on the job wmd .. the positive vibes work everytime if one is careful where they use em .. the blues never gets old .. they just get truer as we go forward ..
excellent idea. i’m going to put my mentals on that concept, also.
hey et — how ya doing tonight?
hey tearloch — how’s northern bc tonight?
As long as the corporacracy is all globally powerful, there can be nothing but sham democracy for any nation….
bof of yer links go to the event.
Wx has gone from minus 30 to plus 8 to -21 in a week .. lovely .. just frackin loverly .. *G* .. hope your weekend was a blast ..
Man, if it’s not one thing, it’s another! Good on ya!
thanks. I’m pretty confident that the work will be engaging and I’ll like it. I’ve done well in similar roles in the past, e.g.getting Pixar renderman running fast on ultrasparc III. Different chips and instruction sets, but the basic principles of finding bottlenecks and using architectural knowledge to figure out a way around the bottleneck.
I’ll be getting up to speed on GPU programming (CUDA and OpenCL) in the first month or so. Been reading the OpenCL spec already, it will be good to have the software tools and a hardware lab where I can start experimenting on different GPUs.
Welcome back, Suzanne, and ‘evenin’, all-
Conditions here require me to refrain from commenting on the weather, but I am riveted by AJ from Egypt. First Tunisia, then Egypt, then the President of Yemen announces he will not run again and will not pass his position to his son, and there are calls for protests in Syria.
The Springtime of the Peoples, 2011.
WHAT? How is it 42 in Wasilla and 21 (13 with wind chill) in Austin? Is there no justice after all?
the baby shower was a blast — a lotta fun was had by all
Doing well. ETette loves her internship on Catalina Island. Ms ET back from a small island on Prince William Sound. Flew out between storms. Strider wandering out onto the ice on the lake, healing rapidly from surgery. Getting ready to conduct the Anchorage Civic Orchestra’s spring concert, with rehearsals starting on Valentine’s Day.
Sheesh .. I followed that link and my acid reflux came back .. shame shame .. /g
Beware of your powers, Robertarend.
that’s about the size of it.
and many many thanks for the chris rhea earlier.
hey rond — thanks dood. how was your day?
Here’s a corrected link to Jared supposedly dating Bristol. He deserves better.
Makes my head explode just thinking about it. I have been getting up to speed with Dreamweaver and jquery. Even that makes me feel a little nuts. I keep drifting off and daydreaming just like in first grade. Artist, ya know.
From last night’s pun-filled LLNFDL: I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
It can do that here this time of the year. The North Pacific brings us warm, moist air. The Arctic brings us dry cold air. A lot of low pressure systems moving across the clockwise NPac drift right now.
Sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun and challenge your creativity. That’s what I surmised from that unusual language you were speaking.
Ah that is wonderful .. I spent last night with my 7th grandbaby .. a 17 month old named Ava who is so funny and endearing .. you will discover your love of children and marvel at their rapid advancement .. spoil em then give em back works too ../g
Are you bursting with happiness?
ah ha .. the Chris Rea was mine .. Road to Hell is beyond words “ghood”
baby julianna will be 30 weeks along tomorrow — last week she was butternut squash sized… can’t wait to find out what her size descriptor is gonna be for this week
That has got to be cool. All those sweet baby things. How are you going to stand living Traveling distance, once you’ve smelled baby breath from your progeny? That’d be a tough one.
Not that I don’t love living on the water…………………
Ha ha ha .. good one Centurion …
FUCK…. no one warned me
It is magical.
She will be one of a kind and oh so special .. as they all are .. as we all once were .. :)
tis a tough call — one i’ve been wrestling with… i love life here on the bay… so calm and quiet and so much eye candy
i realized how important that was to me when i was down in ca — dayam the burbs are noisy
Uh oh .. Host Hex Happening Here? ..
Julianna is one of my very favorite names. We almost named ETette Juliana instead of Julia.
Silly, but I’m LOL anyway.
Running for office allows the candidate to take in donations, right? Not that that’s why Sarah is doing it, heavens no. /s
But I seem to remember that Christine O’Donnell made several consecutive runs for office and never had a job.
Pretty well, thanks. Very difficult to get anything done with the news from Egypt. 9:00 in Cairo now…5 dead, 835 injured overnight. Anti-Mubarak protestors have retaken Liberation Square, and the Army is detaining people amidst running battles…eyewitness: “It’s very difficult to find someone who is not injured in some way.”
i snagged the forking lucky 100 — since i’m the host, i try not to do so
i’m not always successful dammit
Good night folks .. be well and at peace .. today wore me out .. I hope Egypt gets resolved soonest .. prayers forthcoming
she’s gonna be julianna renee — jen’s pronouncing it julie-anne-a not julie-ana. i think i’m gonna be calling her jujube
Eventually you’ll adapt and accept it.
Do you suppose that calling your local cable provider and requesting they carry al-Jazeera gets you put on a list?
Tell me about it….
Campaigning has become the new way to make the rent and eat upscale. Everybody should do it.
i was totally cracking up when i read the lln post comment when lurk snagged it and confessed to giving me shit when i do…
One Hundred Years
just how many times did ya snag it when covering for me lurk?
jujube sounds sweet. makes me smile.
g’nite. sweet dreams.
Spokesman for el Baradei: “Mubarak will be held personally responsible if there is another massacre in the Square.”
is what i wrote on the envelope of one of the two cards for the shower… that card was a baby’s guide to training new parents…
We are all on the Firebagger A List.
Yeah, there’s certainly some jargon.
GPU is Graphics processing unit, as opposed to CPU – central processing unit.
CUDA is a way of programming GPUs, as is OpenCL. Competing software standards, one of which is a bit less open. GPUs are used for processing tasks besides making pretty pictures or video – in fact the high end supercomputers do a substantial fraction of their calculations on GPUs, with the main problem being getting data in and out fast enough to really use the processing power. The memory problem is a big part of getting performance out of any architecture.
Twice, I think. One of them was a 200.
*turning and giving my nsa monitor the traditional one finger salute*
You deserve this, you asked for it. 500 Miles
Yeah, there is that…but I’m on another list?
jen liked it too
now i just gotta settle on a grandma name that doesn’t have ‘ma’ in it… jen does not like the ‘maw’ sound
HRC should be held responsible. She approved of the appointment of Suleiman as VP. This is his doing. Not a peep from HRC or Obama since things started turning vile.
Suleiman probably has a lot of info on how the Obama administration has kept on sending people to his Gulag since January 2009, so they’re sorta stuck with him.
Well, certainly a list of people requesting more programming availability. As for some political list, maybe.
They started my file 43 years ago, when I was helping draft dodgers get into Canada.
Thanks. That became understandable and also made me understand why it’d be very interesting to do that work.
You are on the WTF Does He Expect Us To Do, Forking Liberal Jerk List.
I will only refer to myself as a Fire-bagger if it has it’s original concept. One who gathers the coals from one fire to restart another.
I’m not fond of “bagger”. I identify more with the Dog image.
i want an professional left card
AJ: Busloads of both pro- and anti-government protesters converging on Cairo.
I want a professional left sticker. Like NRA, only different!
I thought Rahm took that list back with him to Chicago.
Nice to be home, at least.
Hillary called Suleiman to tell him she found the violence shocking. AJE was reporting that repeatedly today. AJE seems to be shifting their focus a little. They’re talking about violent clashes rather than saying the pro-Mubarek people instigated the violence. And saying “5 dead” rather than 5 pro-democracy protestors killed.
Cool, I sent an email to an engineer inside that was pulling for me (without ever meeting, just on the basis of talking on phone for a couple hours) letting him know I’d be joining the company.
sent it about half an our ago, he already sent congrats and said he was sorry I didn’t fit his team (architecture simulation work feeding back into hardware (chip) design). He’d contacted a few managers for me in June, July and August.
I have a feeling that I’ll be informally communicating with his team to help improve 2014 time frame hardware before 2011 is over.
bumper sticker — ideally placed near the DFH one
I picked up the change of tone at AJE. I missed HRC’s message to the Butcher of Cairo, though.
In case it isn’t obvious I’m excited about this work and feel like I can make a difference.
Well, If I had a professional left sticker and card, I’d be tempted to spent my $25 for an NRA membership. So I could put the 2 stickers near each other. Before you can change the message you have to muddy the message…..
“That dog’s fuckin retarded.”
Sounds beautiful. I’m very glad for you.
That video reminded me of something I read today about an invention that sprays new skin on burn victims. Since the spray is made up of the victims good stem cells mixed in water, the healing is miraculously quick and totally restorative.
I needed a good laugh. bow wow!
Good news. You’ve worked so hard at finding employment. Congratulations.
bow wow yippy yo yippy yay
Sleepy time for me. Good night all.
how about Mimi? easy to say, at least.
The baby may have her own name for you. My older son called one of his grandmas “Brahkah,” he couldn’t say Grandma.
A Day at Dog Lake
fire dog lake labtop
i figure i’ll be what she calls me. is how i ended up as ‘auntie uck’ to my two nieces — when jzame was little she could not say auntie suzanne so she used my last name
turns out she couldn’t say b’s either
i love that picture dood
I expected the original.
thanks — i couldn’t remember the title and was searching off the lyric
Hundreds of anti-government protesters gather at university in Yemen’s capital Sanaa – CNN
I’ve posted it here before, but not since Strider’s miraculous recovery.
Was that where Deep Purple got the idea for that sang: Turd-covered Water?
so good to hear he is recovering well et — strider is a great dog
Dog of Dogs, as I tell him….
That was a weird match-up….Christ- centered- relationship- dating -service ad and Led Zeppelin. Now there’s some strange bedfellows!!!
no kidding… wonder what kinda algorithm put those two together
Nite guys. See you in the morrow.
The ad I saw before Zeppelin was two M&M canibalizing little bagged m&ms…
the shakura video up top reminded me of this francine reed tune
g’nite mary mac
Time to call it a night. I’ve got another day tomorrow of phone calls and civic edukation. Fucking union busting Dems. I think I’m done with Dems altogether. I kept playing that Cee Lo song “Fuck You” in my head today. Probably going to need it tomorrow, also. Just to keep my momentum up.
Whoa, no wunner r kidz is twisted! Big candy eating little candy.
Well, wtf, may as well not sugar coat things!
Give us all a report on that union busting rally tomorrow. As a former local union president, I’m very interested in how that all comes out. It’s about time the leadership of what remains of the unions started fighting back the old fashion way instead of bankrolling pols who just turn around and knife us in the back.
only 2 more comments until the lucky 200… i’m just saying
missed it by one…..
got it that time — congrats on snagging that happy lucky 200 et
stalking the 200?
Damn. Sorry I missed openhope…Best performance of Cee Lo’s Fuck You ever.
for you, Suzanne
ET took the hit to spare all the rest of us.
wow rond — that’s fucking great!!!
Great video on Justin Bieber’s upcoming Israel tour.
No pain I can feel – yet
thanks dood — ‘preciate it
Yeah. She’s great…never said actually what grade she got. If it wasn’t an A, she was robbed.
Glad you dug it!
she really did — the class was having a blast watching her
’bout time for me to turn back into a pumpkin folks. thanks for letting me hang out with ya tonight and for all the conversations and videos
‘night, Suzanne, and all, from out here on the perimeter, where there are no stars.
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