Feb. 7th, 2007

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They're replacing the access control unit for the garage at work, which is good because my drivers-side window is still frozen shut from last weekend's storm and they're just waving us through.

[livejournal.com profile] introverte has jury duty today, but Alissa seems a little confused on the name. She announced to her nursery-school teacher this morning that I had to drop her off "because Mama has [very serious face here] surgery today."

Every time I listen to the Drowsy Chaperone soundtrack I notice something new.

I started the process of switching our source-code repository at work from CVS to Subversion, which uses svn as the prefix for all its commands. I wish they'd chosen a name typed with the right hand; as one person had warned me, one of the hardest parts about switching is that every time I'm supposed to type svn my muscle memory makes me type cvs instead.

It's cold out.
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They're replacing the access control unit for the garage at work, which is good because my drivers-side window is still frozen shut from last weekend's storm and they're just waving us through.

[livejournal.com profile] introverte has jury duty today, but Alissa seems a little confused on the name. She announced to her nursery-school teacher this morning that I had to drop her off "because Mama has [very serious face here] surgery today."

Every time I listen to the Drowsy Chaperone soundtrack I notice something new.

I started the process of switching our source-code repository at work from CVS to Subversion, which uses svn as the prefix for all its commands. I wish they'd chosen a name typed with the right hand; as one person had warned me, one of the hardest parts about switching is that every time I'm supposed to type svn my muscle memory makes me type cvs instead.

It's cold out.

Brilliant!

Feb. 7th, 2007 11:01 am
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The Drowsy Chaperone original cast album re-released on a 1,000-copy limited vinyl edition. "Yes, records."

(No, I'm not going to spend $50 on it, but it's brilliant.)

Brilliant!

Feb. 7th, 2007 11:01 am
rhu: (Default)
The Drowsy Chaperone original cast album re-released on a 1,000-copy limited vinyl edition. "Yes, records."

(No, I'm not going to spend $50 on it, but it's brilliant.)

Megillah

Feb. 7th, 2007 08:45 pm
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Daf Yomi (the "page-a-day" study cycle of Talmud) starts Tractate Megillah on Friday. Coincidentally, Purim falls three weeks from Sunday. Megillah is 31 dapim long, so Daf Yomi will conclude the cycle one week after Purim, Sunday March 11, which happens to be my birthday.

I've been inspired by the [livejournal.com profile] rawr_comm community's strength in motivating its members to exercise regularly, and since I fell off the Daf Yomi wagon about a month ago, I was hoping to maybe gather a small community online to learn Megillah together.

I'm thinking that such a community could complement the various free online Daf Yomi resources. And, properly done, it would be accessible even to those with limited background in Judaism and Talmud study. Basically I envision a rotation among volunteers to "prepare" the daf in advance, posting a precis with background and commentary on each day's daf. Edited to add: I've created a community at [livejournal.com profile] megillah2a and one post, to give you a sense of what it might be like.

IIRC, Megillah is one of the easier tractates. And it would be seasonal. And we could have an e-siyyum on my birthday. :-)

If you'd be interested in writing for such a community or in following along, please reply to this post. If there are enough takers, I'll kick it off before the weekend.

Megillah

Feb. 7th, 2007 08:45 pm
rhu: (torah)
Daf Yomi (the "page-a-day" study cycle of Talmud) starts Tractate Megillah on Friday. Coincidentally, Purim falls three weeks from Sunday. Megillah is 31 dapim long, so Daf Yomi will conclude the cycle one week after Purim, Sunday March 11, which happens to be my birthday.

I've been inspired by the [livejournal.com profile] rawr_comm community's strength in motivating its members to exercise regularly, and since I fell off the Daf Yomi wagon about a month ago, I was hoping to maybe gather a small community online to learn Megillah together.

I'm thinking that such a community could complement the various free online Daf Yomi resources. And, properly done, it would be accessible even to those with limited background in Judaism and Talmud study. Basically I envision a rotation among volunteers to "prepare" the daf in advance, posting a precis with background and commentary on each day's daf. Edited to add: I've created a community at [livejournal.com profile] megillah2a and one post, to give you a sense of what it might be like.

IIRC, Megillah is one of the easier tractates. And it would be seasonal. And we could have an e-siyyum on my birthday. :-)

If you'd be interested in writing for such a community or in following along, please reply to this post. If there are enough takers, I'll kick it off before the weekend.

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