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May 4th, 2011
08:22 am


The Ghost Town
I am sad that LJ is a Ghost Town.   Those of you here, I read.  I wish there were more.

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March 17th, 2011
02:55 pm


PyStar - 3/26 - Programming Workshops for Women and Their Friends
 Come and join us on Saturday, 3/26/2011 from 9-4 for the the first Minneapolis PyStar workshop.

Building on SF Ruby's RubyBridge, the Boston Python Workshop, and many, many discussions of the "shadow community track" at PyCon 2011, PyStar is a 'best-practices' Python programming workshop. All women (self-identified, full-spectrum - cis, trans, and otherwise) are invited to join us. Folks who identify as non-female are welcome so long as they are a guest of a female-identified person.

Non-programmers (yet!) who are interested are especially welcome to attend! THIS MEANS YOU.

cf: http://pystar-mpls-1.eventbrite.com/
cf: http://pystar.org

We are still looking for a proper host (physical space), but we expect to have that resolved by the end of this week!

We need:

* publicity
* attendees: are you interested in learning to program? All skill levels welcome!
* a host location (we have some in the pipeline) that has decent wireless and can host 25 people?
* group guides / teachers. All genders welcome, and we are happy to train!

If your company can help by hosting (on Friday night for setup, and Saturday for the workshop), please contact us!

Technologies: git, bash, python, virtualenv, django, test-driven development.


Amanda Nyren and Gregg Lind
PyStar Mpls

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February 19th, 2011
04:38 am


Sick. Freaked out.
Workaholic lately, since it takes my mind of the other stuff in my life.  
Sick for a week, celibate, one of those.
Still a bit upset about how R. ended up, wondering if I somehow earned it.  
Finding it strangely hard to talk about my feelings lately, rare for me.  
Silly self-talk.
Oh well!  Enjoying my mindless Buffy, decent eating, coding and working well.

Maybe today will be a good breakfast out day :)

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February 1st, 2011
02:36 pm


GameNight on friday
 7pm. My place.  PARANOIA rpg.   Running order:

7:00-7:30 eating and chargen
7:30 - 9  PARANOIA, with me gm'ing.
9-11 (and during PARANOIA) side gaming, including Lord of the Fries and others.

More details:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T908NQP0WMAz3gSYwvC2Q2-MGxUcdDqySjszKq5TTOo/edit?hl=en

Email me for details.  

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January 4th, 2011
05:35 pm


Gaming. Winter War 2011
To anyone interested (novices welcome)

1.) I would to get a Paranoia campaign going. At some point, nothing too soon.

2.) Winter War is coming. http://www.winterwar.org/about.jsp    1/28-1/30 

My plan on that is that we rent a van, drive there, get a bunch of suites,
and generally party it up. Play any game, eat like royalty etc. I
can pay for much of
that and want it to be open to whoever. The complication is that I
will be out before it,
and will probably try to get there from chicago.

The experience might be terrible, but a gamecon with a bunch of
virgins, in Champaign!
What could go wrong!?

This blogger I like:


In particular his winter war stuff sounds great

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January 1st, 2011
08:23 am


We get what we need?
We don't always get to choose the connections we get to have. Instead we get the people who will have us.

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07:58 am



* in-shape for half marathon, don't actually intend to run one
* get over my abundant old baggage
* publish more
* think about next steps... school? Entrepreneurship?
* kids? maybe it's finally put-up or shut-up time.
* worry less about fame and more about satisfaction.

Advice: if there are things you want to do, do them. The run-up on lots of projects is long, and sustained chipping away is how they get done.

(this is what new years does.... hours of insomnia - 2 hours of heavy dream sleep, emotional over-sharing!)

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December 23rd, 2010
10:03 am


Week off; also, healing/heartbroken
I have all the rest of this week and next week off if people want to do things. I will be mostly on chorecation, and would be glad to have company and help.

I have been quiet for a while, apologies. A month ago I had a pretty bad breakup, and my heart has still be on the mend. Thinking about relationships, guidelines for new ones, and the like, seeing what fits.

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November 21st, 2010
09:37 am


Roads are Death
Watch out peeps! Took me an hour to get from Loring to Powderhorn last night, and I watched pedestrians slip all over the place last night and this morning.

Tiny amount of rain + super freezing = death.

Good luck Packers-Vikings fans!

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09:19 am


Azima, recommended
We show up, and are the only ones in the place. They give us each a banana, goat milk soup, spiced sweet tea and no menus. The owner mentions through a thick accent that the special is something involving chicken and rice. In nervousness we take it. Two tandoor like quarter chickens, jasmine rice with carrots and spices, a good green salad with cilantro-mint dressing. Ten dollars! We leave a twenty and go, sated. Highly recommended.

Azima: 2nd(?) and Franklin

* I have no idea of what type of food it is (some sort of east african?)
* I have no idea of what is on the menu (we never saw one)
* enormous portions (split!)

It had the vibe of one of those restaurants where you wonder if they have ever been to a USian restaurant before.

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