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Friday, Feb. 03, 2006
We Interrupt This Post

Some entries just write themselves.

After all of the whoopity-do about the last election, we find that the US Congressional delegates even cheat in their OWN voting. It seems that on the vote for the US House Majority leader, there were more votes cast than there are Republicans in the House. The story is here.

I hadn't really planned to do an entry this early in the morning, but as it turned out I had the wonderful joy of dealing with a computer crash - our on-air computer - first thing this morning. Since the backup computer is running the studios while I'm doing maintenance and repairs on the on-air machine, it means I can't do all the normal production work I do on the backup machine.

I reclaimed the home computer for a while last night, working on a new project. I'd tell you about it, but then I'd have to kill you.

Nah, not really. If I still have readers, you know we've been working on a move of our web goodies to a new server, something we'd been considering for a while and the time finally seemed right. We are still in the test phase but are working on a support forum. In the process of trying to figure out what we want, we've got two different forums built. MC built the one currently on the twisterjester.com site; I built a different one on twisterjester.net. (The one I built isn't linked yet from that main page; if you are curious and want to check in and look around, email me and I'll send you a link.)

I love Diaryland, don't get me wrong; but I also enjoy the give-and-take option of a forum. Here we get a more-or-less one-way dialogue, followed by (if we're lucky) a couple of short responses from our readers. In a forum layout, you really conduct an online conversation. Granted, it's not as immediate as Instant Messenger - but it also allows you to leave a message when your buddies are offline, and permits slightly more involved messages and images, links, etc., than would really be practical with Instant Messenger. Plus, unlike IM, you have the option of editing your message if you goofed and have a significant typo, etc.

MC checked in last night with a very brief, taciturn post. Which is ironic, given that he's most assuredly NOT the quiet, reserved type. He's intelligent and garrulous and funny as hell if given half a chance. Good thing, since he's holding his own against a woman who comes from a family where you had to fight to get a word in edgewise! I don't chatter on nearly as much as I used to, granted; I'm still a far cry from a shy, shrinking-violet type.

Ack - running into technical problems, not sure what's going on but definitely gotta go...

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )