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Buddha Buck
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It's 4:30am. I went to bed at 12:30ish, got up without sleeping at 2am, and haven't been back to bed since. I don't like insomnia, and I don't often have it. Bleah.
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I got 18/20, which, assuming that the 20 questions were all it took, would qualify me to become a British citizen. 
Persons applying for UK citizenship must first answer a series of challenging questions about British history and culture. See how many of the questions you can answer
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Dancing in the future... I love the choreography for a futuristic dance in the background of this scene. It's not the only dance in the show, either.
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+Eva Snyder You should know that the Gävlebocken burned down yesterday.
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Thank you for letting me know.
At least this year it lasted till after Christmas..

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Once again I learn the difficulty of drinking tea while reading with reading glasses. Bring tea to mouth, exhale, and everything goes white until the glasses defog.
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I have seen Episode VII. I'm no longer in avoid-spoilers mode. I am still in do-not-give spoilers mode, unless you say you are OK with them.
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Last night +Eva Snyder stopped by to borrow our oven to make her family's variant on Swabian Lebkuchen, which is closer to the Swiss Basler Läckerli than the more familiar Lebkuchen. For one thing, these things are thick, hard, and sweet, not very gingerbreaddy.

She asked me to take pictures of the manufacturing process, and here they are.
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My company is looking for a "Build Release Engineer". Basically, someone to configure and deploy our software to client sites. We run a mix of Microsoft technologies (ASP.NET MVC, SQLServer) and third-party tools (Mulesoft, Salesforce), and our production servers are off-site, so there's no hands-on IT work involved.

Ithaca is a nice place to live. If this seems interesting to you, apply. If you know someone it might seem interesting to, pass it along.
Effective delivery leads to satisfied clients and successful projects. The Build Release Engineer will have responsibility to ensure successful delivery of internal and external customer software solutions. He or she will ensure software products are configured and delivered to meet client requirements.
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It occured to me this morning that SW:TFA was misnamed. Lucas's original idea was to recreate the feeling of the serials he watched as a kid growing up, the ones popular in movie theaters in the 30's and 40's. Back then, there were no re-releases of the serials. If you missed an episode, it was gone, and you had to sort of fill in the plot as you went along.

A New Hope was Episode IV. Empire was Episode V, Return of the Jedi was Episode VI. They all came a few years after each other, both in terms of release dates, and in terms of internal story, so they track well chronologically. The same goes for The Force Awakens. It was made 30 years after Jedi, and is set 30 years after Jedi.

But there's so much story missing. The movie alludes to events that happened in that 30 year period that we just never see. Which, for a serial, is OK -- if you assume you simply missed episodes.

The Force Awakens shouldn't have been Episode VII, it should have been Episode XVI.
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My computer got repaired on Wednesday with a motherboard replacement. I made sure when I ordered it that the new motherboard was compatible with my existing CPU and memory, so the actual swap was fairly simple. I still have a new CPU and memory in my Newegg wishlist, but I don't need them.

Moving the CPU did involve removing the CPU cooler and reinstalling it. I wish I had some new thermal paste to replace the existing thermal paste. It's the only thing I'm worried about in the swap. Hopefully, it'll be good. I've configured my system to suspend after an hours inactivity, which should help keep it cool when unattended.
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Johnson City, NY - Binghamton, NY - Buffalo, NY - Cazenovia, NY - Johnson City, NY - Unadilla, NY - Vestal, NY - Endicott, NY - Endwell, NY - Oxford, NY - McDonough, NY