Anxious Watching

My wife had a school deadline earlier today and amidst technological malfunctions is trying to get her stuff turned while it’s still today. I can’t really help except to suggest things she’s already tried every few minutes and passively experience all the builtup tension in the room. The downside to caring about people intensely: you get to live their bad days too! I was going to write about something else, but it felt to inappropriate amidst the suffering happening ten feet away.

Okay, better idea: I’ll start reading troubleshooting guides to Adobe Illustrator. That’ll make me feel helpful.

Update: Apparently, there was a bug in her Illustrator that, when saving 11×17 files in portrait orientation, caused the pdf to be 11×11. Rotating the original file to landscape orientation caused it to pdf-ize correctly. Great job on that one computer programmers. Real clever.

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  • Closest book to bed, since there’s not a book that big right near my desk at the moment.To prove I am even gekieer than you ever dreamed We transferred ourselves therefore to that part of the boat that was highest out of the water, in order to lighten that part which was down in the sea, and so if possible, but our own added weight depressing the former, to bring the whole again to a level; but it was all of no avail For some time we thus ineffectually struggled to bring to an equilibrium the vessel thus balanced on the waves: but the wind suddenly shifted to the other side so that the ship was almost sent under water, and instantly that part of the boar which had been down in the waves was now violently thrown up, and the part formerly raised on high was crushed down into the waters the same thing happening a third, and a fourth, nay. many times, we thus imitated the motion of the ship -Aristotle, MechanicsFrom The Ancient Engineers, L. Sprague de Camp

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