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Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

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Those Guys Are Breaking My Heart
The Giants stage a heroic comeback in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game and send it to extra innings, only to lose in the 13th with the winning run on first base. Sigh.

Current Mood: disappointed
Bat Boy and Giant Squid
Cheryl passes these two items for consideration:

Sad news from the world of publishing: the Weekly World News is shutting down.

But then, who needs the Weekly World News when you have real-life stories like Giant Squid Invading California?

Current Mood: amused
Too Pricey For Me
Another ECM-51 "Match Game" microphone has come up on eBay. However, at $659 flat, it's too expensive for me to afford, particularly with the Japan trip coming up. This one has an XLR connector, which means it more likely to be in as-built condition. (The one I bought had a small connector that Lisa replaced with a 1/4" phono plug.) It also comes with the carrying case. No sign of the pop screen, and this one is a bit more scratched up than mine. I did learn something from the listing, however -- the little white button on the base of the microphone is a mute switch. I'd never tried pushing it with the microphone connected, so I hadn't found that out before.
Ganked from danjite: Fascinating first-person account of learning to drive a Formula One race car.

Pity this experience isn't available as something you can buy, but the cars are too valuable to be able to set a reasonable price on it. Not that I would want to risk it, but possibly we could've clubed together to buy it for debgeisler.

Current Mood: impressed
SFSFC Continues SMOFCon Scholarships for 2007
[Cross-posted to various communities. Feel free to link or forward to anyone you think might be interested in applying.]

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SFSFC Continues SMOFCon Scholarships for 2007

San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. (SFSFC) has voted to continue up to two scholarships of $500 to help convention runners in training attend the SMOFCon convention-runners convention in Boston MA this year over the weekend of December 7-9, 2007.

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Added only to entry in my personal LJ: You know, I feel a bit bad cross-posting this to so many communities -- it feels like I'm spamming people -- but the target group for this scholarship is such a wide group of fans that I have to post to BayCon, Silicon, FurCon, etc., in order that everyone sees it. That does mean, of course, that people like me that watch lots of different groups get to see the same message ten times.

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