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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-11-09 05:57
Subject: [cancer] And away we go, to the infusion center again
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Tags:cancer, child, family, friends, funny, health, personal, radiantlisa, work
Off to the infusion center this morning with Lisa Costello and Marta Murvosh. [info]tillyjane (a/k/a my Mom) has a cold, so she will be avoiding me today, while Dad and (step)Mom are out of town. Likewise [info]the_child and her mother are going to the coast this afernoon. It will be an unusually quiet infusion weekend for me, in other words.

Not that I'll know the difference.

I had a deeply emotional reaction to yesterday's port access and blood test. This was akin to sub drop, in a weird way. (Weird given that I'm not a sub, I mean.) I eventually got over myself, but continue to operate with a fine patina of melancholy.

On the plus side, [info]amberite dropped by briefly last night. H— should be visiting tomorrow. I might also see Team E— this weekend, and maybe even [info]scarlettina as she passes through town.

On an amusing non-cancer note, yesterday at the Day Jobbe I was filling out a self-assessment as part of the annual review process. There's a required spell check and legal scan before one can submit the form. The spell check rejected my employer's name as a misspelled word, and the legal scan was quite concerned that I'd used the word "white" because it might denote inappropriate racial or personally descriptive information, which I should consider rephrasing or eliminating. The word appeared in the noun phrase "white paper".

I, of course, took screen shots and mailed them out to my working group.

Ah, software.

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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2012-11-09 14:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'll also be in the area tomorrow, and was planning on asking Ken if we could swing by and see you, if you're feeling up to it.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-11-09 15:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, please do. It would be lovely to see you.
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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2012-11-09 15:13 (UTC)
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It will depend on how much time there is between when Ken picks me up at my aunt's (right across the river from you) and an appointment he has in the afternoon, but I'll make it a priority. :-)
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2012-11-09 15:43 (UTC)
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Kari xx
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Clint Harris
User: wendigomountain
Date: 2012-11-09 16:36 (UTC)
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That one thing cracked me up. Because some things are just white.

I had a conversation a while ago with a student who was discussing the plight of African Americans in Africa. I said, "Do you mean black people?" They were offended.
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russ: lyles constant
User: goulo
Date: 2012-11-09 21:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:lyles constant
One of my favorite software text filtering stories was the workplace spam filter which trashed a desired email received by a coworker. The email was about wine and it had the word "chardonnay" - which includes the substring "hardon".

Also a coworker and I were having trouble with email I sent to him with some company contact info getting trashed. We eventually figured out that our company sysadmin had just installed an over-zealous spam filter which trashed all email with 1-800 phone numbers. We got that turned off right quick...
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