March 21st, 2020

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Forcing a light into all these stony faces left stranded on this warm July

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The semester's called off. Turned to a virtual class, anyway, which we knew was going to be its fate. bunny_hugger has been overloading herself on the struggles to put online what should have been real courses. This has involved a lot of yelling at PowerPoint, since you know there's this thing where you record audio over a slide presentation? Turns out PowerPoint for the BunnyMac will occasionally decide it's had enough of this slide, wipe out everything recorded for that slide, declare that it's been recording for over six hours, and when you stop recording for the slide show presentation tell you that it's recorded over fifty hours of audio. This even if you've been talking for two minutes. This problem, ripped from the depths of computer Hell and the movie version of Carl Sagan's Contact, is all but unknown to the web and if there's any fix for it, it is not generally known to humanity.


The Women's International Pinball Tournament has postponed its ticket sale. They were supposed to go on sale at noon tomorrow and sell out at 12:00:02 pm. This is all reasonable and right, yes. But the tournament is scheduled for the last day of ReplayFX, and it's hard not to see this as a warning that ReplayFX is readying to delay or cancel. Which will carry Pinburgh along with it. So we're trying to get ready for that bad news to come.


Pinball At The Zoo has rescheduled from late April to the first weekend in October. Here's hoping that's more than long enough.


Trivia: Intelsat IVA, launched 1975, was able to carry 6,500 voice circuits and simultaneously two color TV channels. Source: How The World Was One: Beyond the Global Village, Arthur C Clarke.

Currently Reading: Perpetual Motion: The Illustrated History of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Joe Mysak and Judith Schiffer.


And the 4th of July, 2018, we went to the Lugnuts game, to watch them lose (they did) and the ballpark and then the city fireworks after. Let's rewatch.

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Baseball! I didn't take as many pictures of the game as usual but, y'know, this gives you an idea what it looked like and what our seats were and that the Lugnuts had pitchers and first basemen and all.


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It was rather a hot day, in the middle of a heat waves. Some people brought adequate shelter from the sun. bunny_hugger wore this nice canvas hat herself.


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Between-inning shenanigans, this one involving people wearing giant inflatable vinyl balls. I forget whether they were running around the outfield, ``Sumo'' wrestling, or just trying to not pass out from the heat.