Mike Pictor
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Stopping the automatic twitter cross-post.

It's apparently cross-posting all my tweets, even direct replies to specific users (which aren't private as such, but are usually considered as not of general interest).

As such, these cross-posting tweets were probably more annoying than anything. I'll still read, but I won't bother with any kind of fancy auto-update scenario.
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Hey look...people are still posting here. :)

I haven't really looked at LJ in a million years, but it seems I have missed some announcements as a result.

I am not likely to post much, if anything, but I am going to try and monitor it a little bit more.
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Bloody hell, what's up with the complete lack of updates. I know you're all burning to know what's going on with my life.

Right?
Of course right.

I am totally living in a new house now. I am settled, unpacked, happy. There is still too much stuff in the garage, but I am giving away a few of the things piled up there, some other stuff to goodwill, some stuff to basement....I am giving myself a goal of being able to park in the garage come winter. I also have to install the electric garage door opener the previous owner left on the floor of the garage. I hope it works. *shrug*

I still need a few things. Lighting in my bedroom is woefully inadequate. There is a main light switch that doesn't appear to be attached to anything (no, not even an outlet). I am hoping it is wired to a rough in for a ceiling outlet, but I haven't been able to determine that yet.

I am in a show! It's a dinner theatre stage adaptation of the Clue board game. See more here. It runs early August. The music is actually fairly intricate, it's a lot of work to get ready. I play Mr. Green, a wheeling and dealing entrepreneur in a strained business relationship with Mr. Boddy.

I have a new car. A white 2012 Honda Civic. I like it. I like it a lot. My phone can talk to it, and I can call people with a button on the steering wheel and a voice command. This amuses my inner tech geek to no end. There is also a small status screen where I can load the Autobot logo as a wallpaper. This amuses another level of inner geek.

The shift of eating habits (less sugar, more fat, more veggies) continues fairly successfully. For one reason or another I have relaxed on some points (not as a rule, just as repeated exceptions). Working the show makes it tricky to get home for home-cooking, making me rely on take-out more, but I try and be selective. I feel it's had a really good effect overall. My skin continues to be better, I am leaner, the excessive energy I had when I started has ebbed off to more normal levels now which is also probably a better equilibrium. My standby breakfast is also way more satisfying (frozen berries, raw yogurt, shredded coconut, slivered almods, with slight variations) then my old breakfast (commercial cereal of the "healthier" type, but still processed and sugared as they all are)

Most notably, and fairly recently, I have started dating someone. We met online, and get along rather remarkably well. She is into musical theatre (she's done one show, wants to do more), is a very straightforward and honest speaker, is funny, feels compatible, and really makes me look forward to our next time together. This weekend we are going to Shakespeare in the park, and hopefully also to the Almonte celtfest. She is not on LJ (that I know about....got to ask her about that). It's early yet...but it feels like it's really progressed despite that. So...yay.

That will do for now. Carry on.
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I started reading Peter hamilton's void trilogy today. To those familia with his work, will I regret not starting with his earlier books set in the same universe. I am wondering if I will be behind on basic understanding of the setting, tech, society, etc...

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Current Location: Canada, Ontario, Bells Corners

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Apparently, an asteroid between 9 and 45 metres wide, will pass the earth within 17,700 km (about 5 times the distance as Ottawa to Vancouver) on Monday. That's way inside the moon's orbit.

It's not really a risk, but it always makes you ponder whether it's big brother is just a little further out.

For reference of it's possible danger, if it did hit the atmosphere, it would almost completely burn up, but still...makes you think.
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Just a reminder that my doors are open to anyone who would like to come see my new place tomorrow from 2:00 onwards. Snacks, pop, coffee, and some beer will be on hand. I should even have my new car by then too.

New new new. :)

Current Location: Canada, Ontario, Bells Corners

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"The Book of Mormon" won the Tony award for best new musical.

Um....ok...I kind of have to look up the music now.

You know who wrote the music? Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The makers of Orgazmo (look it up) and Cannibal the Musical.

Ok, I DEFINITELY have to look up the music now. Love them or hate them, these guys are actually fairly talented music writers.
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Who has heard of Star Trek phase 2?
http://www.startreknewvoyages.com/index.html

It's a fan effort to create new star trek episodes in the style of the original series. They have 6 or 7 episodes so far, and they are surprisingly well done. Commendable special effects (better than the original series, some may find that not in keeping with the style, but I like it), a good set, ... passable acting (honestly, not their strongest suit, but it'll do), and new original scripts. I haven't seen enough of it yet to know if the writing is good, but it's good enough to have guest star cameos from George Takei, Walter Koenig, Denise Crosby, Majel Roddenberry, and assorted other Star Trek alumni.

I had never heard of this effort before 15 minutes ago or so, and I think I will have to watch a few of them. It looks like quite a respectable tribute effort.
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I think I may have scratched my eye.

I bought a lamp at Home Depot, and while carrying it to the car, a pamphlet on top of the box caught the wind, whipped up, and the corner or it smacked me square in the eyeball.

It bloody hurt, and for 15 or 20 minutes, I couldn't particularly bear to open that eye. It ebbed off after that, but my vision in that eye feels sort of flawed now. I can't see a specific spot, no specific dead spot, or specific blurred streak, but just sort of a sense that it's not seeing properly, particularly on the inside near the bridge of the nose.

If it persists tomorrow, I will have to buzz my doctor and get him to glance at it.

update: Much better this morning. I still feel a slight distortion in that eye, but I'm barely aware of it.
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Recopied from my FB event here...https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149488185124619

77 Baneberry Cres., Kanata
Saturday June 18, 2:00pm until I kick everyone out.

I have moved, I have mostly settled.

Come help me make a house feel like a home. I am welcoming all that would like to come by and see my new place, have a drink, or a bite to eat, and enjoy the afternoon sun, or the evening air, depending on when you would like to come by.

This is a drop in when you like, and stay as long as you like kind of day. Some of you have kids, or evening plans, or afternoon plans, or whatever. Some drinks and food will be on hand.

Baneberry can be seen on this map...
http://goo.gl/xB5FF
(google maps doesn't pin the street number correctly, but it's the southeast corner). There is visitor parking a stone's thrown from my front door.

Bus: Route 161 passes down Castlefrank, passing right by Baneberry, and feeds out of both the centrum, and hazledean mall.

Housewarming gifts are not needed, though I appreciate the thought. I have a fair bit of stuff already, and I am picky with my wall art.
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