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(no subject) [Jul. 28th, 2016|03:05 pm]
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Finished off season 3 of Bojack Horseman. Many good jokes, ("what's Updike?") much nihilistic emotional wreckage, A+++ would watch again.
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(no subject) [Jul. 24th, 2016|08:52 pm]
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Still pretty hot out today. Went to see the new "Ghostbusters", thought it was decently funny. I liked Kate McKinnon's weird theatricality the best. I expect --- and maybe this expectation comes only from the era that I actually watched saturday night live, back in the Dana Carvey-Mike Myers-Phil Hartman days of yore --- a kind of awkwardness of comedy from snl alums, and her schtick, at least in this performance was in contrast just impeccably self-assured, and it really worked.
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(no subject) [Jul. 23rd, 2016|01:46 pm]
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Apartment move finally completely done! Lugged air conditioner from old apartment to new, delivered bookshelf I didn't want to akiva, downstairs neighbors decided they would like the desklet I didn't want, and only the dresser I didn't want ended up sad on the sidewalk. K did some spectacular good parallel parking.

Had some cheap costco hotdogs, then, went to the noguchi museum since both were near the zipcar dropoff. Definitely some nice work in there.
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(no subject) [Jul. 22nd, 2016|08:01 am]
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Mkehrt was in town so we got some ethiopian down in the east village. That is the one food-genre I care about that seems non-represented in Astoria, so it felt useful to get some while I was still in manhattan from work.

Also in maybe-Astoria-is-ok-after-all news, I found a nearby bodega that has a good meat-egg-and-cheese-onna-roll. The one in park slope at 5th ave and 7th street had been my gold standard for I think about 6 years, since the first time I'd had it was before I even lived here, when I was just visiting spoons and copic. The roll itself was the main thing they'd sourced right, chewy but not gummy, and not too dry. For something that nyc does so reliably everywhere, I've been surprised how meh so many of them are. The one I found on 21st st not only has a good roll, but good crispy bacon too, and was not drowning in too much cheese, as has happened to me elsewhere.
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(no subject) [Jul. 21st, 2016|09:52 pm]
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Pre-dinner chat with Sean and Carsten Varming whom I hadn't seen in forever. Dinner with K at Papa Kebab. Long train journey home due to N/Q fuckage around 59th. Circumvented it via the E to Queens Plaza, walked to the cunningly distinct Queensboro Plaza, took N home.
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(no subject) [Jul. 20th, 2016|07:55 pm]
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Had a good bunch of discussions with Sean and Alyssa at work. Supposed to be stupid hot this weekend when we were planning to do the final cleanup of old apartment.
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(no subject) [Jul. 19th, 2016|09:05 pm]
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One of the Seattle interns visiting starting today for a week and change; Sean's due tomorrow for about the same duration. Had some might struggles with writing extremely simple code complicated by unknown and difficult-to-test interfaces.
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(no subject) [Jul. 17th, 2016|09:55 pm]
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Somehow I'd never heard of Julio Cortázar before, until someone on fb posted this short story "Axolotl", of his. Good and weird, not one whit surprised by Borges comparisons. I should try one of his novels.
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(no subject) [Jul. 17th, 2016|08:00 pm]
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Mostly lazy day recovering from moving plus work plus long bike ride yesterday. Played around with the device orientation api, which means that both me and K were able to wobble our phones around, and have dots on the projector screen in the living room wobble accordingly. Code here. I feel like there's gotta be something fun and spaceteamy in this neighboorhood of interactivity-mode-space, but haven't thought of anything good yet.
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(no subject) [Jul. 15th, 2016|09:56 pm]
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Tried to pawn our empty cardboard boxes off on a uhaul-box-exchange-forum internet rando, but after scheduling two different times this morning she completely bailed on us with no further communication. Weird. Decent day of work. Had some super tasty chicken in garlic sauce at a spanish place a block south of the train station.
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