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The Technicolour Wokling
11 June 2012 @ 12:38 pm
They're making a modern day adaptation of Anne of Green Gables.

I really want to know how they're going to get around what I see to be the biggest issue. Namely that modern day Prince Edward Island's major industry is... Anne of Green Gables.
The Technicolour Wokling
25 May 2012 @ 07:24 pm
I break my journal silence with... history! In addition to Discworld connotations, Towel Day and the anniversary of the release of ANH, it's also...

The 137th anniversary of the first woman in the British Empire receiving a Bachelor's degree. Her name was Grace Annie Lockhart and she went to Mount Allison University in the bustling town of Sackville, New Brunswick. She received a BSc because at the time you needed to know Greek or Latin to enroll in a BA program and they didn't teach those to girls. So this was their way of sneaking around it.

Mount A's Class of 1875Collapse )
The Technicolour Wokling
21 April 2012 @ 02:00 pm
Yeah, I know, I'm the queen of update fail. There hasn't been much going on in my life truth be told.

Today I was making fudge for a party and I decided I might as well share the recipe. This fudge is practically idiot proof. There is no soft ball stage. The only way you can screw it up is by putting a pyrex dish on the stove top. And everyone raves about it. You want to make this fudge. And eat this fudge.

Totally awesome fudge recipeCollapse )
Current Mood: contentcontent
The Technicolour Wokling
13 March 2012 @ 11:26 pm
In my department, we have to give a seminar about a current hot topic that has nothing to do with our research. We're supposed to discuss the topic critically, looking at both the potential and where there's room for improvement. I gave mine a couple years ago and the faculty was quite happy that in addition pointing out a rather major problem, I proposed a potential solution.

This week in JACS (which is a quite good journal) where they did exactly that. I actually predicted where this area of chemistry should go. It's kinda awesome.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
The Technicolour Wokling
22 February 2012 @ 07:26 pm
Today I realized I have been going by Yubsie and using the baby Ewok avatar for almost a decade. There's a few months to go yet, but still.

Suddenly I feel old.
The Technicolour Wokling
19 February 2012 @ 07:04 pm
Man, Mount A people, why were the SAC elections never as exciting as the undergrad student council elections were here this year? Mostly I try not to pay attention to it... and kinda want to wear a sign that says "GRAD STUDENT" so candidates will leave me alone, but even I managed to notice this.

They switched to online voting this year. And the voting webpage promptly got hacked. To be about Justin Bieber. So now they need a do over. I suspect I'm not the only person who is now noticing the election for the first time.
The Technicolour Wokling
02 February 2012 @ 10:26 pm
So, I got one of my wisdom teeth removed today (Just one, the other upper one they figure if it hasn't done anything by now it never will, and the bottom ones have their roots wrapped around the nerve and no surgeon in their right mind would touch them). My teeth are apparently... special.

The tooth essentially imploded. The dentist had never seen anything like it. It looked fine on the outside but it was really badly decayed inside. Strangely (though fortunately), it had somehow not affected the tooth next to it at all.

The real fun part: Since the tooth was already partially erupted, it was a less involved procedure. So I was conscious the entire time the dentist was talking about not being able to get a grip on the tooth. Fortunately, he did eventually get the tooth out... hopefully. There's a little bit of root fused to the bone he couldn't get. Yeah.

So I have lots of drugs.
Current Mood: soresore
The Technicolour Wokling
01 February 2012 @ 10:38 pm
... so apparently today is the twentieth anniversary of the beginning of the BLizzard of '92. How is this possible? Something I remember should not be twenty years ago!

Apparently math says it was, but I can't get my head around it.

It was awesome because we didn't have school for a week.

And now it was twenty years ago and I am still in school. :p
Current Mood: shockedshocked
The Technicolour Wokling
19 January 2012 @ 10:18 pm
So, this stems from a discussion with someone as they watched Project Runway. It led to a very important discussion which must obviously be carried on to Livejournal/Dreamwidth. So I ask you:

If you were designing a dress for Miss Piggy, what colour would you make it?

For those of you wondering, I would pick silver. When I think of Miss PIggy the first image that comes to mind is her wearing a silver dress, sitting on a piano and singing.
The Technicolour Wokling
12 January 2012 @ 08:11 pm
Unexpected development from LJ RP moving to Dreamwidth:

I've had to fiddle around with styles to make CR charts play nice. Then I was working on updating my research group's website and decided I should update it to use CSS and actually be standards compliant.

This seems like a good idea. Except for the bit where I don't actually know CSS. I got it working though! It's not all the way there yet, but when I'm done it should be easier for the people after me to update. Without the seven tutorials I had open. :p
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