That was fun! Let’s do more!

Three weekends of funny later, the Morris Park Players’ production of Cinderella is over. Set strike for the show was Monday. Next on their agenda is packing up all their equipment; the school they’ve performed at for 25 years—Folwell Middle School—is closing at the end of the year, and so it’s time to move everything to their new home, Edison High School. Aside from having “Ten Minutes Ago” and “In My Own Little Corner” stuck in my head still, I have lots of good memories and a few annoyances. Why did the director (not the music director) want “The Search”…

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Release: Voyagerfan5761 v1.9

It’s a few days late, but here’s the official announcement of Voyagerfan5761 version 1.9. There have been some minor updates made to this version, but not a lot of major changes. The most significant updates are in /experience/work/, where have been to reflect the program’s continued evolution. More files will be committed to the repository soon, for inclusion in the next release. Obviously the /personality/punctuality.php module needs some additional attention in this year’s development cycle, as well as the /skills/theatre/tech.php library. We will continue to iterate on these and other components (such as /skills/theatre/dance.php, /personality/gregarious.php, and /assets/income.php) for the next…

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The Sorcerer & Jack and Rochelle Wrap-up

So, my month-long commitment to two shows is over. Both The Sorcerer and Jack and Rochelle closed Sunday afternoon, March 28. Obviously I wasn’t at both shows that day; I did my last run of J&R the night before, and played pit for The Sorcerer on Sunday while my replacement did projection at the JCC. I hate to say it, but there’s no way I’ll miss running J&R as much as I’ll miss playing pit for The Sorcerer. Normally I really hate to close a show, but Jack and Rochelle is quite honestly rather depressing, despite its overtones of romance…

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Performance Company Spring 2008 Show Summary

Image via WikipediaAll right, the “hell week” is over. Three audiences have seen the show, and today marks the start of Memorial Day weekend. There will be no show tonight; we moved our schedule up a day to account for Memorial Day weekend. But it was still three shows. And a memorable three shows they have been. From George’s early pants removal at the beginning of the first night’s show to skipping half a scene the second night (something from the last night would have been better, but I couldn’t think of one), we’ve had our share of mix-ups and…

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An Engineer’s Guide to Cats (Plus a Brief Explanation for Missing Yesterday)

Yes, I know I missed yesterday. I went to a social gathering for Passover (here, I’ll give the English version — not that I know Hebrew anyway, yet 🙂 that went a lot later than I had expected. Not only did I miss blogging, but I also missed homework, which is arguably (ha-HA!) more important than this site. Daily posting is more difficult when my already crowded computing (and real-life) schedule becomes even more crowded with one-off events. Hopefully I can get a bunch written tomorrow so this place won’t go dead over the weekend when I’m away. On to…

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The Evolution of Dance

I didn’t have time to write a post this morning, so I’ll do it now, in the afternoon. Better late than never… Not that this one would draw major traffic anyway, no matter when it’s posted. All right, it’s the weekend. I don’t really have anything new to report — well, nothing that I find exciting, at any rate. A lot of things have happened this week, to be sure, but none of the events really caught my attention beyond the usual read-it-star-it-share-it-move-on in Google Reader (or the read-it-close-it-Like-it-keep-going in FriendFeed). So I thought I’d take advantage of this uninteresting…

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My Take on April Fools’ Day

So the last couple days have been full of lots of jokes and pranks, at least in the technology world. Google pulled several, including , and a slew of other sites posted their own jokes. Notice that I didn’t pull any pranks of my own. The reasoning for that is twofold. First, I didn’t really have any good ideas. Second, the whole boatload of other pranks out there requires that some bloggers stick to their usual routine. You see, I view April Fools’ Day as just another day. There is a bit of annoyance when people make jokes that aren’t…

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Gmail April Fools’ 2008: "Custom Time"

So when my Internet connection decided to finally come back up this morning after a four-hour outage, I loaded Gmail to find a link reading “New! Gmail Custom Time” in my account. After reading the linked page, I instantly knew it was Google’s 2008 April Fools’ Day joke for Gmail. First, take the heading: “Introducing Gmail Custom Time™: Be on time. Every time.*” (The asterisk refers to a note at the bottom of the page that “Every time” is used to loosely represent the number 10; see the page for more explanation.) The instructions give it away even more: Just…

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Musical in the Food Court!

This post digresses from my usual technobabble, but it’s just too funny and creative (not to mention awesome!) to pass up. Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based group of people started in 2001. What they do is usually totally off-the-wall and almost always funny. Their blog’s tagline: “We Cause Scenes”. The mission I’m featuring today, though, was done in Los Angeles, CA. (There is now a global Improv Everywhere site on Ning as well, but this mission was performed before that was launched.) I like the idea of Improv Everywhere because I am also into improvisational performance. I don’t…

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Funny Randomization: Google: Web 2.0?

Here’s a randomization from google.isyournewbicycle.com that is obviously untrue, this time about Google (): That’s really funny, considering that Gmail was one of the first major Web applications to use AJAX extensively. Google’s Calendar, Reader, and Docs services (among many others) also use AJAX as a fundamental part of their inner workings, so it’s even funnier in that case.

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