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moving! help me and [livejournal.com profile] chococynic find a new home!
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instead I ended up doing the project much more painfully in PHP, but I learned a whole lot from it. I've never worked with a "framework" like PHP before. Is it a real best practice to have a page POST to itself and then behave differently on POST or did I just reinvent an anti-pattern? It seemed to save me some typing, a redundant file, and an ugly, ugly redirect to "./process.php" so I'm going to say it was the right move.

If anyone knows how to deploy a Rails gem to an Apache server with only cPanel access, let me know (the Ruby on Rails button with mongrel integration is not enabled for me).

Anyway, I'm pretty proud of myself, and many of you who I know in person will see this in action.


Sep. 29th, 2009 05:26 pm
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I have come to realize that I'm generally a pretty amenable guy. My bar for enjoyment is pretty low. I really like life in general, and lots of things specifically, though I do get depressive sometimes. It is hard to find something I get no value out of.
Go happiness!
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Me: Hey [livejournal.com profile] msschein, I need guy friends. Can we go to a bar so I can pick some up?
[livejournal.com profile] msschein: Sure! I can be your... wingman?
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So [livejournal.com profile] chococynic had a nice idea.
We have a goal to finish a good chunk of our logistical planning for the wedding by the end of August when she goes back to school. That means we want to decide on:
  1. Location(s)
  2. Band
  3. Guest list outline
  4. Officiant
  5. Photographer
  6. Caterer
by August 31.
The nice idea is to ask for people to sponsor us in this. If we finish our obligations by August 31, we're asking you to give a donation ($10 perhaps) to Lambda Legal so maybe one day everyone who's socially and fiscally able to can deal with the hassles involved in getting married. As a bonus, I'll match any donations (up to $200 total).
NOTE: [livejournal.com profile] chococynic thinks this can only be presented ironically. Do with that what you will.
OTHER NOTE: We've already accomplished 1 and two-halves of the above tasks.
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Od yishama be'arei yehuda u'vechutzot yerushalayim....
I'm engaged. I will be spending the rest of my life with the very charming, hilarious, brilliant and beautiful [livejournal.com profile] chococynic
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Interesting parallels can be made between these protests in Iran and the Tiananmen protests 20 years ago this month. I am not going to write about it more than that, but I think it's cool.

On Iran

Jun. 18th, 2009 03:51 pm
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I am not a huge supporter of Mousavi. He's a moderate. In modern-day Iran, a moderate is still pretty right-wing (although I think he's still left of Bush II, both domestically and internationally). He is probably better than Ahmadi-nejad, and he's less stupidly nationalist which is always good.
That being said, I don't like sham elections. If you want an election, have an election. If you want to guarantee your win, declare yourself "president-for-life" and live with those consequences. To all the community leaders, world leaders and future world leaders who read this blog - None of this rigged election crapola, ok?
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I'm super-interested in this Iran thing. The revolution won't be televised. It'll be tweeted.


May. 12th, 2009 02:34 pm
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I really don't like this 28 thing. Can I go back?
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Apparently there are two competing pig flu websites:
DoIHaveSwineFlu.org and DoIHavePigFlu.com
They analyze your symptoms and give you your results. I think the second is probably more accurate, but probably has a few false negatives. If you want to err on the safe side, stick with test #1.
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Two bets made election night that my roommate and I made:
1. He said NC would be the closest vote in the Presidential election, and I said MO.
2. He said we'd have 60+ senators in office and I said we wouldn't.

Though this would be easy, but...
1. Where do I find the information for #1?
2. What the hell!? Franken, Salazar, Specter, maybe some other Obama picks coming out of the Senate.... we sadly never set a date on our results. I think we recently said Dec 31, 2010 would be our answer... So as long as Kennedy dies and Mass somehow elects a Republican, I still win $5. wtf! What would you say?


Apr. 29th, 2009 03:44 pm
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Blessed are You, L-rd, Ruler of the Universe, who has things like this in His world.

...even though I'm terrified of them.
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I had the idea this morning to register a domain called GodHatesFAQs.com. But I'm clearly not the first person to think of this. In fact, it seems <">both GodHatesFAQs.com and QodHatesFags.com were registered by friends of Michael Snyder. Rock on, humorful folk!

I enjoy the response here. I think that's totally a GodHatesFAQs moment.


Apr. 13th, 2009 01:41 pm
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Seders at home were nice. [livejournal.com profile] chococynic came, as did my sister and my brother. My aunt and uncle stopped by, too. Went to the worst services of my life, and then twice to decent services with a kind of boring and imposing shiurs about how soccer practice and art class are in a fight with Judaism... It rained on the way home Friday night after a non-KabShab service. Saturday we were trapped in the house until 1ish because of rain. Saturday night to my sister's, and Sunday to a K4P NYC steak house with [livejournal.com profile] chococynic's parents (I'm vegetarian, so it was less exciting than I would have liked, but still decent food). Long train ride home that I slept most of. Two more days at work, two more days of chag, a day of work, shabbas, sunday, and back to normal. Oh, and this.
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   1. Sell Chametz
   2. Buy olive oil and eggs
   3. Laundry
   4. Stovetop
   5. Put away plates
   6. Bring out new plates (optional)
   7. Dining room
   8. Counters except for the sink counter
   9. Checked quinoa
   9. Empty everything

Tuesday night 7pm:

   1. Shake out suitcases/briefcases
   2. Sink
   3. Bedroom
   4. Living room
   5. Halls
   6. Bedikat Chametz

Wednesday 6:00am:

   1. Sun worship + shacharit
   2. Biur Chametz
   3. Haircut
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too much cleaning. i really like passover, but i am insane.
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