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Archive for May 24th, 2009

Interesting book review

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Amazing story of how far faking it can take someone.

Written by Leisureguy

24 May 2009 at 4:48 pm

Posted in Books

Good Go

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I play several games at a time on DragonGoServer.net (currently 14 kyu) and just started playing again on Kiseido Go Server. I just finished a game there—quite exhilarating (by which you know that I won). I’m leisureguy at both sites if you want to play. The KGS client, downloadable for free, has one of the best SGF editors for playing over games, IMHO.

Written by Leisureguy

24 May 2009 at 3:16 pm

Posted in Daily life, Go

Day off

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Today has been a lazy day so far, with every prospect of ending that way. I slept late, got up for a while, then went back to bed. I’m up now, but I’m thinking I’ll do the minimum necessary (bring up recycling and count out meds) and spend the rest of day reading and taking it easy. Everyone needs a day off from time to time.

Written by Leisureguy

24 May 2009 at 2:50 pm

Posted in Daily life

Cat weirdness

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Megs does the thing of finding a place on the carpet she likes (usually in a pathway), crouching down comfortably with her front paws tucked her, and then retracting her brain so that she is, in effect, a soft, furry rock. I suspect that this happens one the cat fully trusts you—she knows I’m not going to step on her, so she just looks as I walk by or step over or whatever. At that stage of the relationship, the cat will also walk across you as though you’re furniture (The Wife’s phrase).

I like to think of a couple who have never had a cat adopting one and trying to figure it out. For example, I picture them waiting at the vet’s when the door opens and taking the cat in. "We don’t know what’s wrong with her. Last night, about half an hour after dinner, everything was fine, and then she suddenly had some sort of fit. She was running up and down the hallway and around the room like something terrible was chasing her. We almost called you then, but we waited until this morning. What’s wrong with her?"

Or someone familiar with dogs who catches the cat drinking from their water glass. They get the cat, bring it to the glass, and say "No!" firmly, pointing at the glass, and believe they have dealt with the problem.

Written by Leisureguy

24 May 2009 at 9:26 am

Posted in Cats, Daily life

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