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It means, ''good appetite'' (27 Dec 2005 at 03:18)
Happy (slightly belated) boxing day, everyone! I decided that because my thesis proposal prominently features a "box" modality of its own (alongside the heart modality, now tastefully renamed to an upside-down and backwards G), that boxing day would be a good day to submit my best draft to my advisors. I hope it flies, because I sure spent a long time on it. Actually, you can read it too, if you like. Comments are appreciated, unless your comment is to rewrite the whole thing like last time!

In other boxing day news, I bought a piano. Ebay is great. This adds to the list of things making me eager to get back to Pittsburgh.

But first, some sleep and a few days spent relaxing with the family and the MP3s and the non-work projects. Ahhh.

PS. The blogosphere sure is boring on Christmas day, isn't it?

PPS. Oak Barrel Aging
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Cortney (ip24-255-236-69.ks.ks.cox.net) – 12.27.05 08:32:17
Congratulations! Woohoo!
(for either the proposal, the piano, or both ... you choose!)
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Tom 7 (pcp01935919pcs.hamden01.ct.comcast.net) – 12.27.05 10:01:17
I woohoo for proposal, piano, and projects all!
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Cortney (ip24-255-236-69.ks.ks.cox.net) – 12.27.05 15:17:05
I'm sad I missed your first IM! Congratulations on deciding on a username!
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Tom 7 (pcp01935919pcs.hamden01.ct.comcast.net) – 12.27.05 16:04:26
The name, for those who want to enjoy my 10th, 11th, and 12th instant messages, is "SERVER OK."
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Marc (c-24-218-58-7.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) – 12.28.05 08:16:35
IM as in intra-muscular, as in injections? What did you IM, Tom?
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Tom 7 (pcp01935919pcs.hamden01.ct.comcast.net) – 12.28.05 09:40:21
You know how much I love injections so I just injected whatever we had lying around; bleach, sodium thiopental, oatmeal stout.
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jcreed (24-148-25-124.nwb-bsr1.chi-nwb.il.cable.rcn.com) – 12.28.05 18:25:04
oh man why is blog sphere so boredom still
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Tom 7 (pcp01935919pcs.hamden01.ct.comcast.net) – 12.28.05 18:32:16
I dunno; I keep reloading but nothing happens!!
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Marc (c-24-218-58-7.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) – 12.29.05 07:21:53
Mmm... speaking of things happening or not here, that reminds me of a suggestion that I've been meaning to make for a long time: down at the bottom of each posting where there is the "comments" link and it shows the number of comments, I think that it would be nice if it also gave the date and time (or at least the date) of the latest comment. Cuz I like to read the comments, but then, every time I check radar, I have to try and remember how many comments there were for each topic last time I checked to figure out which have new comments, or open up every comment to check. It's a tad annoying. Showing the latest date would be a nice improvement, for me at least.

Suggestion #2: add some peanut butter into that mix and you get -> totally sweet IM!
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Tom 7 (pcp01935919pcs.hamden01.ct.comcast.net) – 12.29.05 11:55:45
Sounds delicious! It may increase the flow, too.

You may find this link useful
http://radar.spacebar.org/f/a/weblog/comments/1

It really should be connected from the main weblog page.
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Cortney (ip24-255-236-69.ks.ks.cox.net) – 12.29.05 13:17:16
A hidden jewel! I like Marc's idea.
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Tom 7 (pcp01935919pcs.hamden01.ct.comcast.net) – 12.29.05 13:59:31
You think I should inject peanut butter too??
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Cortney (ip24-255-236-69.ks.ks.cox.net) – 12.29.05 14:02:36
definitely ... then you can advertise: 100% of your RDA of peanut butter!
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Marc (c-24-218-58-7.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) – 12.31.05 12:38:44
Hmmm... interesting, but unsatisfactory! That latest-posts page is a little annoying for my style of reading because it mixes responses up from different threads, and burries older replies which might be referenced in newer ones. So I would still like to see the dates on the regular page as per my original suggestion, if you ever wanted to do something like that...
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-70-57.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 12.31.05 14:13:45
It's true--but I just use it to see which entries have new comments, and then click through to those entries. Adding a comment date to the main page wouldn't be hard, but I'm afraid it might clutter the page a bit. I'll think about it...
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-70-57.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 12.31.05 21:02:09
Your wish is my command, friends. Read it and weep!
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Marc (c-24-218-58-7.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) – 01.01.06 09:58:59
Yay, thanks! Even better than as I suggested (time elapsed is a more immediate form of the information that I'm looking than date/time).
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Sophia (c-24-218-58-7.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) – 01.03.06 09:50:27
Okay, I see a little bug in your system. Right now, for me, this topic has a "yesterday" next to its "comments" link. However, Jan 1 was not yesterday, it was 2 days ago. But I also see that the comment was at 9:58 AM and it is now 9:46 AM (jeez, am I that consistent about when I check your radar?), so I'm guessing that it's some rounding duration thing you're using to get the "yesterday" value (since the duration has been like 1.99 days) rather than figuring out if it actually was yesterday or not. Well, whatever's going on, it is currently wrong, so I just thought I'd poing that out...
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Tom 7 (h-72-244-70-57.phlapafg.dynamic.covad.net) – 01.03.06 14:14:37
Yes, you're right, it rounds down to the nearest second/minute/hour/day/week/month/year in the interests of brevity. Maybe it should round to the nearest value instead of always rounding down.
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Sophia (c-24-218-58-7.hsd1.ma.comcast.net) – 01.04.06 10:32:57
No, I think that neither is the case. If you want to say it as "yesterday" then it needs to be something that happened yesterday. And if it is currently 9 PM, then that means that it needs to have happened between 21 and 45 hours ago. But if it is currently 9 AM, then that means that needs to have happened 9 and 33 hours ago. So what I'm saying is, if you're going to describe it as "yesterday", then you need to do more than just calculate or round time elapsed, you'll need to take into account how far away you are from the bounds of yesterday.
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