First the good news(for fans of British humour): Butterflies volume 2 is now available. Even better, a copy of the farewell performance of Beyond the Fringe was found in a producer's vault! This is the grandaddy of 'em all, begetting the likes of Monty Python, Benny Hill, and Kenny Everett. The only known copy containing the brilliant original cast: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller, and Alan Bennett.
Bad news:I broke the advance mechanism on my slide projector whilst trying to figure out why my friend's slide projector had a broken advance. I burned out my circular saw trimming a repair to my front porch.
Good news:the advance mechanism problem is well known, and the parts aren't expensive. And in the process of looking through the projectors, I found a box of slides! I'm always fond of found photographs.
The circular saw just needed new brushes, which were in-stock at B&B Power Equipment in Leesburg.
Stupid news:In a silly auction for sunless tanning lotion, I found this assertion:
Almost every self tanner on the market today has at least one of these ingredients: Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, and/or Mineral Oil. All these ingredients have high pH levels of over 6! What does this mean? A pH of over 6 is the COLOR ORANGE!
Some cow orkers and I were writing some verbiage for a report for desk jockeys, and we came up with this (admittedly poor) sentence: The receiver's email client and server cooperate to update the sender's sent mail log to reflect the date and time the message is read for the first time by a recipient.
We needed a laugh, so we asked Microsoft Word if it liked the phrasing. It did not, suggesting replacing the bolded text with: "a recipient reads time the message for the first time"
Every couple of weeks, I get this massively broken HTML email from walmart (because some ham in Florida mistyped her callsign, so I get her junk email. Walmart claims this is impossible to fix. Therefore I publicly humiliate them.