Hey, it's CAJ!

I'm just that guy whose full name is Curtis Alan Jackson. I like Star Wars over Star Trek. Love my sci-fi hard and always interested in time travel related stories (not as much alternative history). Enjoy reading about quantum physics and cosmology even if I can't understand the math. :) #FARP2019

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RT @iphwin: “In discussion with my wife about the failing FB cryptocurrency and she hit me with "Gold is the original cryptocurrency." and I didn't know how to react for a few moments. Because it kinda was. Right?” https://twitter.com/iphwin/status/1184464078842007552

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Can someone please explain to me where my weekend went? I mean it was RIGHT HERE and now it's been replaced by...(shudder)...Monday.

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New week , same sentiment. Sigh.

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RT @iphwin: “Yup, that's exactly what you want from a company that's now supporting the Chinese government. https://t.co/kmIhz2V4KLhttps://twitter.com/iphwin/status/1182762222822592512

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#FARP2019 Composing a running schedule is such a rabbit hole sometimes. I'm currently running four days a week and about to add another day. Paces for my current runs are improving greatly. (In fact, I have to remember to update my watch workout because I kept going "too fast" this morning.) Anyone care to share their particular thoughts on how many days to run and what to run on various days. Best I can tell, the vast majority of miles can be fairly easy with only a day or two of actually stepped up pace. But the next website I look at might say something else. :)

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I don't have a specific goal in mind. I'm not scheduled for any races nor planning any. I mostly enjoy trying to sort out the puzzle pieces and then make them happen.

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RT @iphwin: “I've had Amazon deliver to the wrong house so often, I recognize their front door by picture alone. (Why they use the same numbers with slightly different road names in a development is beyond me. And Amazon apparently.) https://t.co/EqknS886bchttps://twitter.com/iphwin/status/1182402986255028231

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Black Holes As We Know Them May Not Exist "They may be something else entirely." https://www.livescience.com/black-holes-may-not-exist.html

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"If you were to dive into a black hole (something we would not recommend), you"d likely find a singularity, or an infinitely small and dense point, at the center. Or that"s what physicists have always thought. But now a pair of scientists suggests that some black holes may not be black holes at all. Instead, they may be weird objects chock-full of dark energy — the mysterious force thought to be pushing at the bounds of the universe, causing it to expand at an ever-increasing rate."

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Today's excitement: getting my windshield replaced. After 10+ years of minor dings and whatnot, it finally got a crack big enough to qualify for replacement by car insurance. My wife will be very happy as she was very close to just paying for a replacement due to the general pitting from sand and of course small rocks.

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Of course, now the worry that somehow it'll leak on the first big rain or something. USAA uses Safelite so we're probably okay. The real problem is not trying to watch the whole process outside my window while I work.

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Done and gone. Wow. I swear it takes me that long just to swap wiper blades.

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a: wow! yay! b: wiper blades are hard to replace.

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️
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^ I always fight more with getting the blades off than putting the new ones on.

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#FARP2019 I was consulting this great site for adjusting my pace for one of my morning runs and thought I'd share it with the group. It's very straightforward and is literally just distance on one axis and pace on the other. Hope you find it as helpful as I have. http://www.marathonpacechart.com/ --- Marathon Pace Chart "The easiest marathon pace chart on the web" (Don't let the "Marathon" part worry you.)

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I like this. Very useful.

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(Plus, there's something satisfying about moving the mouse around and having the lines move.)

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RT @iphwin: “#2 was moving so fast its legs were a blur. https://t.co/YcF3o2blUBhttps://twitter.com/iphwin/status/1177594706441752576

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Cute!

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I need to figure out if I can get Twitter images imported. Probably so but we'll see.

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RT @iphwin: “Damn you, Steven Perez!...oh, wait. Not there? Ummm, carry on! https://t.co/6QdEX3exP4https://twitter.com/iphwin/status/1177604549105852417

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RT @iphwin: “This might be my only chance to get one so...RETWEETED! https://t.co/wAo9zWNsIqhttps://twitter.com/iphwin/status/1177593340914819072

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RT @iphwin: “Triple-checked and even though the email with my SHiFT account is "Verified", I also did not receive the code. (shrug) https://t.co/ZATXcRHbG8https://twitter.com/iphwin/status/1177578847644114945

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Transient 2 - 4K, UHD, 1000FPS --- Here is my second rendition of storm chasing with a Phantom Flex 4K. The best shots from two years of storm chasing jammed into 3.5 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq1mxZZIuIY

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Transient - 4K, UHD, 1000FPS --- "Transient" is a compilation of the best shots from my storm chasing adventures of summer 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBYZpsbu9ds

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"That's what she said." A comment I'm leaving off a post because...well, it's funny to me but not helpful to the discussion.

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RT @iphwin: “Testing import to https://t.co/5BLhu9Ca7C.” https://twitter.com/iphwin/status/1177255960286552070

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COMING IN LOUD AND CLEAR, OVER

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RT @iphwin: “Now all my [insert category] thoughts I put on Twitter will flow into my real social site. Yay!” https://twitter.com/iphwin/status/1177257668634992641

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If I import my Twitter feed, will I be more likely to use it? Because I really don't right now. Of course, could just come here and post. Not that I do *that* regularly. DAMN YOU, FACEBOOK (shakes fist) for throwing my posting game off!

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@iphwin: you can now import your Twitter: /changelog/2380241, maybe it will help.

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@squadette: Sorry for delay in response but it's working! I appreciate the thorough instructions. Thanks!!!!

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Kitty is already done with Monday.

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kitty ain't wrong

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I am with Kitty.

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And so begins my PTO until the 23rd. Don't tell work but I'm really just staycationing to play Borderlands 3 all week. (It will be playable at Midnight local.)

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i do believe that my spouse has had staycations like that, lol. enjoy!

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️ 1
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The "[person] is typing" feedback on messaging systems is both great and terrible all at the same time. Especially when you see they're typing....then nothing.

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Yeah, it also needs "the person is deleting"

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. . .

 ‎· Micah 5
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also "the floof has taken over my keyboard"

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So when did this happen? --- Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes "All the magically delicious marshmallows you love. Now with crunchy, lightly-frosted corn flakes!" https://www.luckycharms.com/frostedflakes/

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#FARP2019 So last night I set up some training plans for my running schedule. One of them was a 400m/200m interval run at a specific pace. Pretty standard stuff. Alas, I didn't double check myself and as I was running this morning, I couldn't figure out why it hadn't swapped to the 200m recover part of the 400/200. At first I thought I was required to stay in the zone I had set up for the distance to count since I was initially slower than pace then overshot trying to correct. It turns out that I put in 400 kilometers and 200 kilometers. Not nearly the same.

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Well that's just great. [https://twitter.com/dadmann_walking/status/1166751214022877185]

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From now on, I'm carrying my own spork.

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mind blown.

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#FARP2019 Update: This morning the scale gave some excellent news. I am halfway to my goal weight! Coincidentally, a new pair of shoes arrived today as I just upgraded my running to four times a week. I was hesitant on the color but realized it'll be dark in the mornings soon enough so anything to keep sleepy drivers from not seeing me in the crosswalks!

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Excellent news and awesome shoes!

 ‎· Galadriel
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I'm going to do my best to not worry about color coordination but it might be challenging.

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@iphwin - For me, running gear is often where color clashing is completely appropriate :-)

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