I have a clew

For thousands of years, labyrinths have existed in a multitude of cultures. They have been used as ceremonial pathways, protective sigils, traps for unwelcome spirits and for games and dancing. They have been used for spiritual and artistic journeys. I’ve only recently started learning about them, and was surprised at the depth of their history. I was even more surprised to find the amount of labyrinths that still exist today. I’m thinking I’m going to have to visit the one in Longport, NJ now.

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Lousy Smarch Weather

shake1The best part about Smarch is that it’s first letter is the same as the first letter of Shamrock Shake. So if you need a reminder, there it is.

 

I was going to post on how I just had my first SS of the season, but then I’d be lying. I had my first one *last week* and meant to write about it, but didn’t. So I had my *second* one of the season yesterday and was again inspired.

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Family First

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This weekend was K&Q Fencing champions in Panther Vale (White River Junction, VT). The executive summary is that many of us from the local area headed up to the tournament and it was ultimately won by Lord Griffith, our new King’s Champion. The Queen’s Champion was announced as Don Collin Monro. That means that both the King’s and Queen’s Champion are part of our household, the Tadcaster Militia. Way to go us!

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Google Maps Rox


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We’ve been using Google Maps for years now, ever since it was first released. I find the Ajax interface to be very easy to navigate, and I’m happy with the results. One of the great things about Google is that they are always adding new features. The problem is, that sometimes these new features slip in and as a regular user you have no idea. Granted, their new Street View feature (see real images and navigate 360 view at the street level) is getting a lot of news in the past weeks because of privacy issues. However, there are plenty of other features available, and I recently discovered two I didn’t previously know about.

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Current Mood: (accomplished) accomplished

Would you like your windows washed, sir?


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What happened to the days of good service? I thought it was just restaurants and gas stations that have lost good customer service, but today I found out that it hit my doctor’s office as well.sick

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Current Mood: (shocked) shocked

GRRRRrrRRRrrRR


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It’s Friday. Work sucks. I’ve been programming all morning, and I keep uncovering more errors in the code. It’s my own damn fault. We rewrote a shared library over a year ago, but hadn’t updated the OTHER app which used the shared library in almost two years. So while App A works great, App B has all kinds of syntax errors. That’s not a real problem, unless you decide you want to add functionality to App B, but before you do you have to go back and stamp out all the errors you created by cleaning up the shared library. All the more reason not to rename functions and simply add intermediate handler functions.. Oh well.. live and learn…

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Current Mood: (frustrated) frustrated