August 12th, 2016

#5298: Mental health day

Sorely needed. Just could not function properly any longer.

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Damn, was it hot yesterday. Today is cooler, but it's still hot outside. Humdity is most of it; even after dark--last night around 11-ish I went outside to take the trash bin down to the curb, and it was like stepping into a sauna.

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Today is release day for No Man's Sky for PC. I don't have $60 for a game. It'll keep.

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It looks as if DNC used cellphone jamming technology at their convention. FCC regulations don't apply to important people.

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Planning commissioner in Palo Alto, California, quits her job because she can't afford to live in the city she works for. $6,200 per month in rent, in a home she and her husband share with another couple.

$6,200 per month--even in Illinostan, where property taxes have necessarily skyrocketed--would buy you a nice house. That's a year's lot rent for a double-wide.

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The other day I was thinking about stories, and last night I dug into some of my archived information to look up a few things. It's been about 16 years since I last looked into this part of the universe, and now that I've started thinking about it, the creative juices are starting to accumulate.

Ought to be quite a story, assuming I can pull it off.