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A whole new world.
Don’t know why I didn’t do this years ago.
I. Can. Breathe. Again.
Congrats, parislemon! Welcome to the happy inbox club :)
I’ve been following Merlin’s Inbox Zero ideas for a while, except that I don’t have a “To Do” folder…I leave the stuff I need to act on in my inbox…and that makes me act as fast as possible because I want my inbox empty…and it is empty about 95% of the time…and it’s paradise :)
Well…I started the process that may and should end up with The SoapVox back among the living.
It’s going to be different than the previous incarnation…this time, it won’t be a Wordpress blog, instead it’ll be a hybrid.
One part will be the long reviews and whatever long brain dumps I decide need time and space and though, instead of just being short blurbs. This will be done in HTML5/CSS, pushed by Sandvox (software choice not based on the awesome name :) and whatever very little I may do by hand.
The second part will be done…here :) it will be the traditional tumblr’ing, short posts, instant writings/pics/links/quotes. The only thing special about it will be me trying to get this integrated into the other site, so it’ll look like if it where a single thing :)
I won’t give a date…I want to finish a couple of books I’m reading so I have new material when SV comes back to the living, and am still trying to decide the look and so on and so forth…but it should happen :)
— Sir Jony Ive, interview for The Evening Standard
Sleep depravation is the real killer of the modern marriage.
Nick Diaz is a beast, BJ Penn is indestructible, Cowboy Cerrone is lots of fun to watch.
And it’s a sad day when two legends retire…thank you BJ…thank you, Crocop.
It’s Friday and I still tear up when I read something about Steve Jobs…he’ll be missed.
Viajar en avión en estos días apesta en todos lados…en USA? Apesta mas que en ningún otro lado del planeta…TSA sucks big time.
At what point does the need for security eclipse human dignity and compassion?
Yesterday I went through the imaging scanner at JFK Terminal 4 for my Virgin America flight to San Francisco. Evidently they found something, because after the scan, I was asked to step aside to have my breast area examined. I explained to the agent that I was a breast cancer patient and had a bilateral mastectomy in April and had tissue expanders put in to make way for reconstruction at a later date.
I told her that I was not comfortable with having my breasts touched and that I had a card in my wallet that explains the type of expanders, serial numbers and my doctor’s information (pictured) and asked to retrieve it. This request was denied. Instead, she called over a female supervisor who told me the exam had to take place. I was again told that I could not retrieve the card and needed to submit to a physical exam in order to be cleared. She then said, “And if we don’t clear you, you don’t fly” loud enough for other passengers to hear. And they did. And they stared at the bald woman being yelled at by a TSA Supervisor.
To my further dismay, my belongings, including my computer, were completely out of sight. I had no choice but to allow an agent to touch my breasts in front of other passengers.
I just didn’t understand why these agents were so insensitive to the situation. I would have been happy to show her which bag was mine and have her retrieve the card, but she did not allow even that. I have been through emotional and physical hell this past year due to breast cancer. The way I was treated by these TSA agents added a shitload of insult to injury and caused me a great deal of humiliation.
I understand the need for safety when flying, but there is also a need for those responsible to be compassionate and sensitive to each situation. These agents were neither.
I can only comfort myself with the fact that Karma is always circular.
UPDATE: Laughing Squid has a round-up of media coverage on this story.
Tacos en la entrada de Los Generales de Galerías Monterrey…comida mas o menos decente, el servicio…el servicio…no deberían tener contacto con humanos estos tipos.
Stupid intosh ordered the wrong piece for my MBAir, won’t get the right one until Monday…as I said before, I hate incompetence.