Jabber Connectivity Problems

For anyone trying to connnect to any of the Jabber rooms on Transneptune, there appear to be some issues concerning GTalk at the moment.  The short of it is that GTalk will currently not show messages from an entity unless you are subscribed to that entity, which is fine for individuals, but when trying to …

Doubly Good

Yesterday was good in many, many ways.  Primarily, I attended a talk at UC Boulder by Adele Goldberg, which was excellent.  She argued clearly, presented an interesting but convincing account of the facts observed in her studies (hear that, Chomsky?  Real data!) and also presented a theory that seemed maybe, just maybe, implementable in the …

Brief outage

Sorry about the downtime last night; I was messing with my networking setup. To elaborate a bit: this site and subdomains of it (Asterist, Kipilefti, Lula, the Wiki, the Jabber server) are all run off of my own server, and so when I play with the networking setup, it will disrupt the possibility of getting …

Concentrated coolness

One quick note before I go to bed: I have just discovered that one of my idols, C.J. Cherryh* is on the board of the Foundation for Endangered Languages, the product of a near-idol of mine, Nicholas Ostler. And, of course, it is not just the conjunction of two people of Coolness, but also that …

Bread

I have finally, finally managed to make successful bread here.  The altitude and dryness have presented problems, but perseverance and experimentation have paid off:

Air Quality

I don’t have too much to say here, but I wanted to mention that the air quality in Boulder is surprisingly bad, or I’m really spoiled.  It smells like London sometimes.  While that’s nice and nostalgic, that’s not what I expect from such a small bike-and-pedestrian friendly city renowned for its hippy attitudes.  Of course, …

Brief Presidential Notes

The man sure can give a speech; here’s to hoping he returns some appreciation for and skill with oratory to the general discourse.  His speech was by far the best, though the benediction at the end had some things going for it; I particularly liked “tanks into tractors”. But here is what I thought, as …

Crap Day!

Things turned crap!  The highlights being my phone died (email me if you need me; I check it all the time) and a kitchen cabinet falling off the wall.  I’ll wake up and things will be better, I hope. On the other hand, in reply to my email about it, my landlord suggested that after …

January Thaw

So, today is my birthday. And a federal holiday. Coincidence? Yeah. But I am glad to be getting a new president for my birthday (it won’t arrive until tomorrow) and to have the day off. Today was marked (so far) by a hike up Mt. Sanitas in short sleeves, and will be marked soon by …

Dancing

It’s balm for the soul. I’ve not gotten out to the contra out here until tonight, and it was well-worth it. I don’t know that I have much to say about it, besides altitude is surprising and the people were nice — I got a few chances to chat with folks. Also, they clap on petronellas …