January 3rd, 2008

aladdin!john

so it is really early in the morning

News

The OTW chat log from 12/27/2007 was posted here - this is a raw chat log, but it has some good information and clarification.

The next chat is up on 1/3/2007, at 8:00 PM GMT (for US mainland, that's 12:00 PM PST, 2:00 PM CST, and 3:00 PM EST. Same IRC procedure.

Link to post.

New Job

My cubicle is the size of a sarcophagus. Yeah. Huh.

To Do List

1.) Finish editing story and post it. Heh. Right.

2.) Consider some kind of hostile takeover of something. I'm not sure what. I lack both drive and motivation. What I seem to have is an endless supply of boredom and a faint sense of self-pity, liberally mixed with generalized ennui.

3.) Microsoft Money trial seems to be working, but it is an issue to make corrections and I cannot, for the life of me, get the adjusted balance to show correctly. I can't figure out if it's projecting my february check in or what happened there. Actually, sort of fixed that. *blank* You know, it would be nice if it were a bit more, say, intuitive?

4.) Seriously. Need to edit.
children of dune - leto 1

hmmm

Continuing adventures of a very small cubicle. In that there aren't any adventures. There is, however, a creepy amount of CNN reading. That can't be healthy.

So this is going around my flist. Privilege meme, below cut. Honestly, I had to read it a few times, because these are--to me--deeply random questions.

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Okay, I give up. What is that supposed to prove? Somehow--call me crazy--a question on whether one could afford electricity and heat at all, whether one's family vehicles were repossessed regularly, and whether or not pawning things for food might have been slightly higher priority than museums.

Feel free to explain how I'm wrong. I just have no context for what these questions are supposed to be slanted toward--for privilege, there's a very odd mix of socioeconomic/educational without actually hitting the main points and what appears to be culture. Is there supposed to be some kind of correlation between education and parenting skills/parental emphasis on certain things and not others?

ETA: context here from siderea, picked up from another livejournal.

Even with that context...this still doesn't make sense. I have a vague thought on the standard being set here is lower-middle class, reading through, which explains why so many of the questions are an utter mystery for me, but I'm not sure what specifically is being tested for. Involved parents, educated parents, really motivated kid while in school?
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children of dune - leto 1

so for some reason, this happens

Okay, believe it or not, I saw this and squeed and then completely forgot, up until I was reminded and therefore felt like an utter moron.


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*grins* Okay, this? Is deeply, deeply cool. Thank you very, very much to those who enjoyed it.
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