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Archive for February, 2009

Steven Brust – Jhegaala, Russell T. Davies & Benjamin Cook – The Writer’s Tale, Jack McDevitt – Omega, Baldur’s Gate/Tales of the Sword Coast

Posted by Mike on February 19, 2009

I don’t read as much as I used to anymore, which means the unread books on the shelves loom a lot larger than they used to, as my desire to read them hasn’t dwindled as much as competing interests have taken up more time. Read the rest of this entry »


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Mike’s New Furlough Schedule

Posted by Mike on February 4, 2009

In the every cloud has a silver lining category:

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Now, I don’t think this is likely to last, as our Union is negotiating to remove one furlough day from the table and my guess is that they’ll succeed (hopefully after the Presidents’s holidays, one of which may also be delayed). But there’s something kind of comforting about working 4 day weeks for a year or so, except that it will be mighty hard to go back to 5s when it’s all over. But they’ve saved my 9/8/80 which I’m mighty pleased about. I needed one to go my way.

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