Archive for March 2007

C-SPAN did a good thing!

March 7th, 2007 — 3:49pm

I saw this mentioned on boingboing today:

C-SPAN is introducing a liberalized copyright policy for current, future, and past coverage of any official events sponsored by Congress and any federal agency– about half of all programming offered on the C-SPAN television networks–which will allow non-commercial copying, sharing, and posting of C-SPAN video on the Internet, with attribution.

“Giving voice to the average citizen has been a centerpiece of C-SPAN’s journalism since our network’s founding in 1979,” said, Rob Kennedy, C-SPAN president and co-COO. “As technology advances, we want to continue to be a leader in providing citizens with the tools to be active participants in the democratic process.”

Link to the full press release here:

Hooray! Hooray for C-SPAN and their intelligent decision to treat us like citizens, not criminals!

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Still sick

March 6th, 2007 — 9:03pm

Henry and I are both still sick. His throat hurt all day. My throat is still tender and my head is stuffy and my nose is runny. Well, that’s more than you wanted to know! I went to Trader Joe’s in the morning and got lots of soup and lemon sorbet and smoothie ingredients and other smooth and soothing things. The rest of the day, I sat on the couch with my laptop and did librivox work, literally all day. Henry played Linerider and watched cartoons and played outdoors a bit with his (fake) shuriken and kunai daggers. A peaceful day.

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March 6 (Tuesday)

March 6th, 2007 — 10:16am

math-u-see drills

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No Da Vinci

March 5th, 2007 — 10:20am

We planned to join our Math and Science club on a field trip to see The Da Vinci Experience at the air museum in Palm Springs (about two hours away) but I’m still feeling sick and absolutely not up to four hours of driving, so we stayed home. Very VERY disappointing. *sniff*

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March 5 (Monday)

March 5th, 2007 — 10:17am

Math-u-see drills
computer programming

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March 4th, 2007 — 11:09am

sore throat :(

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March 3rd, 2007 — 7:19pm

Woke up feeling slightly sick today, and spent the day on the couch. I sorta thought I was getting a sore throat but it’s still not actually sore, which is good. My head is stuffy and achey and my eyes feel sticky and I just feel kind of all-over lousy. Anyway it was a good day to not feel well, since Dan’s here to look after me and I didn’t have to go anywhere. I did librivox work all day — got two projects almost cataloged. Waiting on two more files for one, and the other got stuck in the derivation process so I guess I’ll have to start that over tomorrow. The only sad thing is that I was hoping to go hear Rockola tonight :(

Now I’ll have some broth with rice.

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Darwin boingboing’d!

March 3rd, 2007 — 10:11am

If you go to right now (March 3 2007 10:00 PST) you’ll see a post about our newly-completed, free, public domain, audio book version of Darwin’s Origin of Species, right at the top of the page!

If you missed it on the main page, here’s a permalink:

It took an incredible amount of work and over a year to produce this audio book. Many readers contributed, of course, but we also had proof-listeners, editors, and organizers donating their time and energy. And the amazing Gesine pulled it all together at the end and got it cataloged and ready for you to download:

Thanks, LibriVoxers!

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March 2nd, 2007 — 11:23pm

I’ve always had trouble sleeping. When I was younger, I’d have trouble falling asleep and would just lie there for hours, waiting. When I got older, I could fall asleep pretty well but couldn’t stay asleep, or get back to sleep if something woke me in the night. A night of good solid sleep is a rare and wonderful thing for me. Last summer, on Dan’s recommendation, I asked my doctor if I could try lunesta. It works well for Dan, and doesn’t make him goofy or groggy. It worked well for me for a long time, but then seemed to lose effectiveness. I switched from 1mg to 2mg, but that didn’t really help a whole lot. Finally, last week, I realized that I was actually sleeping WORSE than before I started taking lunesta — waking up anxious in the middle of almost every night and being unable to fall back asleep, waking very early, waking up with headaches, never feeling rested, etc. So I thought, heck, enough of this, let’s try skipping the lunesta for a few nights and see what happens. And, presto, that first night (a week ago yesterday) I slept well for the first time in I don’t know how long. One night of good sleep could be a coincidence, but I’ve not taken lunesta for over a week now and my sleep is still relatively good. Oddly enough, it seems better than before I started taking lunesta, and better than while I was ON lunesta. Did the lunesta somehow train me to sleep better? I wake up a few times in the middle of every night but am able to fall right back asleep, which is a miracle. Very strange. I hope I haven’t jinxed anything by blogging about it.

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March 2 (Friday)

March 2nd, 2007 — 9:52am

Field trip to Science museum

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March 1 (Thursday)

March 1st, 2007 — 9:47am

Bayshore day:


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