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September 11, 2009
3:30 pm
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Small addendum to 'Another quiz meme'
I've thought of some more R.E.M. lyrics I like since I answered that question in my previous post. More than I want to list right now, though.

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September 9, 2009
9:15 pm
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Another quiz meme
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I'm still around. I just haven't had the blogging bug lately.

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6:58 pm
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New homepage address
Because GeoCities is closing next month, I've had to move my website. I have a proper domain name now -- aaronofmpls.com -- so please update your bookmarks if you've got any. (The old site will remain up until GeoCities closes.)

I also made some minor updates to all pages on the new site (like removing the "This page hosted by GeoCities" notes at the bottom). It took a while, but it's finally done! (for now)

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November 18, 2008
2:12 am
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Paternoster
I was Wikipedia-surfing during a break in class tonight. Looking up elevators led me to somewhat unusual kind of elevator: the paternoster

Also known as a cyclic elevator, a paternoster is an elevator made of open compartments mounted on a continuously-moving chain. The name comes from its being looped like a rosary (and possibly from the urge to say a quick prayer if you're nervous about stepping onto or off of a moving elevator car :-) ). Paternosters used to be fairly common in Europe (because they can move more people per unit time than a standard elevator), particularly in colleges and univertities, but most have been shut down due to safety concerns. There are still a few around, though -- some on the Continent (particularly in Germany and parts of eastern Europe), and a few in the UK (at the Universities of Sheffield, Essex, and Leicester).

More about them at Wikipedia and TheElevatorMuseum.org.

There are also lots of YouTube videos of them. Here are a few:

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And there are a ton more where those came from. :-)

Too bad (but understandable) there aren't any paternosters on this side of the Atlantic.

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November 9, 2008
12:56 pm
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2008 US elections
I can't think of much to say that others haven't already. Better I just point to one of songdogmi's posts:

On the Presidential Election

It's fairly congruent to my own thoughts. As for who I actually voted for, you'll just have to guess. :-)

Now if they can just get our Senate race straightened out...

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August 17, 2008
2:16 am
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Interests collage
Swiped from cevyn...

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I'm not sure how well the blogging one in particular represents reality, but it's interesting nonetheless.

More serious stuff to come later, when I feel like writing about it.

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July 17, 2008
10:40 pm
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Kitty update
Our cat Sousa seems to be doing better now. He's eating now, so whatever nose/sore throat problem was stopping him seems to have abated, and he's not hiding in a corner any more. He still has the IV hookup thing in his arm (for now, just in case) and he's still bony from not eating, but I think he's going to be ok.

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Non-cat news to follow when I feel like writing more.

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July 16, 2008
2:25 am
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In other news...
Our cat Sousa has been sick lately. He caught some kind of upper respiratory virus when Dad took him to the vet for a checkup, and he's very reluctant to eat or drink anything. He fought back more tonight, though, when Dad gave him his eyedropper-full of preventative antibiotics (and several of water), so I think he's getting a bit better. We're still worried about him not eating, though (his nose is stuffy so he's reluctant to eat what he can't smell) -- too many days without food is not so good for cats' livers, and his test results from the original checkup were a little off.

Poor kitty... *sniff*

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2:20 am
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Obscure LJ interests meme
Swiped from ranka, this applet goes through your more obscure LJ interests and sees what those few other people are interested in.


Based on the LJ interests lists of those who share my more unusual interests, the interests suggestion meme thinks I might be interested in:

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Red swingline staplers? :-)

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April 4, 2008
7:22 pm
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Weekly word association
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Week 269 - Saturday, March 29, 2008

Stuffed ::
Gills ::
Distance ::
Panties ::
Checkered ::
Fill in ::
Taunting ::
Diner ::
Pizza ::
Best friend ::

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