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Dan Goodman's prediction and politics journal.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Wednesday June 8, 2004. Pillsbury House, where I do data entry for the Community Barter Network and Pillsbury House's volunteer program. Besides me: the director of Pillsbury House, the Pillsbury United Communities computer expert, and someone from the company which designed the new program I've been using.

One report I'd thought couldn't be run turned out to be easy.

And there will be changes in the program which will make it simpler (or, in some cases, possible) to do certain things. Some the director needs to do, some I need to do.

After the meeting, I did this week's data entry. And ran the reports needed for the Time Dollar Store to know who has enough Time Dollars to shop there.

And they printed out in the wrong neighborhood. The PUC computer person had signed on to that computer, and the reports printed out in the building where she usually is....
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Writing: Daily exercise -- There are Supermen, and they intend to take over. It's an old idea in written sf, and is used often enough to be a familiar one. But it's usually only one group of post-humans. At most, there might be two or three competing groups.

But what if such groups were common? You read the police report in your local paper: So many cars stolen, about half left running and with the keys in the ignition. So many people who dropped packages of drugs when they saw the police coming. Another homo superior conspiracy broken up; as usual, those members old enough to be tried as adults were charged with misdemeanors, the rest fed into the juvenile justice system.

"Well Met, Well Met, My Own True Love" --

"They Might be Windmills" -- The daily exercise turned out to be about the story's background.
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Using a computer to cook eggs:
http://www.phys.ncku.edu.tw/~htsu/humor/fry_egg.html

Anything which emits enough heat can be used to cook. Whether it should be or not -- it took a while for printers to figure out that cooking with the equipment for melting down lead type was not a good idea. There've been at least two cookbooks on using car engines -- one published in the 1920s (sorry; I don't recall the title) and the other much more recently: Manifold Destiny.

And there's a recipe for cooking turkey (or, in some versions, salmon) in a dishwasher:
... Salmon will be done when the dishwasher runs the full cycle. .... Nutrition Info Servings Per Recipe: 4. Amount Per Serving. ...
http://seafood.allrecipes.com/az/SlmninthDishwshr.asp - 50k - Cached - Similar pages

Google doesn't turn up any turkey recipes.

A whole lot of information sources
http://www.eyebeamresearch.org/annualdatasources.htm
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