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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Friday June 06, 2003
07:02 AM


[ #12655 ]
Dear Log,

While I was working on the RTF book (now, finally, shimmying its way thru production), I got terribly behind on CPAN module development. Ugh. Now to catch up for months of backlog.

I went to the library today to sit down and code, out of range of Net distractions, but found that it closed earlier than I thought. I walked down a few blocks and sat down on a rock ridge overlooking the Gastineau Channel. And then two massive cruise ships went by, each smoggifying and leaving a huge wake. It totally scrambled my qi. Or maybe it was that I was sitting on rocks instead of the usual expensive leather chair. My needs are simple but well upholstered.

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  • Um, the law in Alaska prevents cruise ships from blowing smoke while they're in Alaskan waters. You shouldn't see any smoke or smog eminating from a Cruise ship at all in Juneau. They wait until they're a few miles south of Ketchikan in Canadian waters to blow out a week's worth of smoke and suit. If you do, bring some binoculars, a digital camera and send proof to the proper authorities. Some big honkin' cruise company (probably Carnival or one of it's many splendored subsidiaries) will be fined, and t