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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When the skies start booming, I open up https://www.lightningmaps.org to watch the (nearly) real time strike monitoring. They also show the speed of the thunder.

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Oooh, cool!

 ‎· Kirsten
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We tend to have a bit of lightning here in FL. :)

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The site can also make a little "tick" noise for each strike on your current view. It can get to sounding like a Geiger counter sometimes.

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I miss the sound of thunder. We don't get it much here in SoCal.

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Even my boss is remote to HQ! (Although he's on site in another state.)

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Surprisingly, the very first real test of my #FARP2019 dedication. Run scheduled for this morning but actively raining. Definitely will do the strength training but...

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Hmm, heavy rain with a couple peals of thunder say reschedule to me. Maybe later today. Should be cooler than normal with this rain.

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The clouds parted to mostly blue sky and the thunder left with the rain. And so, I ran. While the humidity was ridiculous, the sun itself was still trapped behind clouds. Success!

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Good job!

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If someone says they're having a "cup" of coffee, how much do you think that is? (answers in ounces preferred)

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8oz

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is ounce a unit for mass or volume? i don't know and i certainly don't​ want to know.

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Why Google Play, how did you know what I needed to get thought this Wednesday?

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She may be taking over the desktop but at least she's cute doing it. Sigh.

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#FARP2019 update. It's a couple days early for my August update but I'm so very pleased that I'm now have to say a completely new set of numbers on the first part of my weight. Documented 31 pound loss (anecdotal 35.6 pounds). It's bewildering to think I've nearly lost as much as the cat litter we get in 40 pound bags. They're not light!

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Way to go!

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For no other reason than to do it, I've returned to my first Twitter account, @iphwin. There were/are others. Funny about the thought to go back to basics. You think you've gone somewhere but really...you never left.

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Every so often, I wonder how terrifying it was for the people that got swapped out in Quantum Leap. While Dr. Beckett was temporarily confused, he had experience with being in the situation. Those other people? Traumatized for life.

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Wasn't there an episode with one?

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The people who were swapped, however, had an entire lab of people to provide support. And at least one character was swapped twice.

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@bentleywg: There might have been. I'm sure I didn't see all the episodes.

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@soup: Much like Douglas Adams' bowl of petunias, I wonder if they were thinking "Oh no, not again".

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An odd complaint perhaps but there's one thing that really bugs me when I have to come to HQ for work: shoes. Working from home in FL I'm used to not wearing them even during work hours. Fortunately, it's not all that often. (I don't mind the travel and enjoy seeing everyone in person but...the SHOE WEARING!)

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Also, pants versus shorts.

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When you arrive WAY too early at the airport, you end up with these kinds of purchases. Now I have Wednesday socks.

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Hey brain? I know the first day I don't go to work is usually Saturday which is also when I do the yard work...BUT...today is THURSDAY and and I don't have to! You can stop worrying about it. Really!

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Oh, and Happy Rebellion Day for my fellow USAians.

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Always read ahead for meals you'll be starting in the crock pot in the morning. I didn't and found out that the recipe says it'll take TEN hours. So, while we won't be eating way too late, it was a close thing since I was expecting to start on it later this morning. (Most things we cook are about six hours so I expected plenty of time. HA!)

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been there, done that. lol.

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Charmin Forever Roll "You’ll love not having to constantly change the toilet paper. Get Free Shipping On All Items. There's nothing to lose but the hassle." https://shop.charmin.com/

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Good Lord.

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Does the base double as a metal detector?

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Cut the grass at sprint speed for sure it was going to start raining ANY SECOND. I did get a few drops but now after I'm done and showered? Sun's out!

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And yeah, no significant rain ever condensed.

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TIL that The Beastie Boys song "Slow and Low" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFESmuzaAek) is actually a cover of Run-DMC's original version "Slow and Low" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jjRfTSjRss). Seems like they worked together some on it? Still digging around for more details.

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Of course, Rick Rubin was working with both groups so it's not that much of a surprise.

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Wednesday catio morning.

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That's some world class lounging, right there.

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Friday cats already sleeping the day away.

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Surprised the slight panorama didn't do weird things to my knees.

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Maybe your knees started out weird and the panorama fixed 'em.

 ‎· JiMaSoMA 2
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My knees are pretty weird. I dunno, maybe I should try a panorama.

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"Nominations for Q2 2019 All-Stars are currently being excepted! " I really do want to reply back to this reminder but...nah.

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Tiny Cat doesn't get nearly as many pictures here but this is a great way to spend a Florida morning on the patio.

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I was sorely tempted to join her in a wee nap myself.

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#FARP2109 June Update - Well, I finished the Couch to 5K program and now can run for a number of minutes continuously. I've now switched to running specific distances to work on the speed. My brain remembers when I was faster. The body reminds me that was a number of years ago. After a slight weight loss plateau last month, June has started with a proper drop of digits on the scale. Anecdotal weight loss: 30 pounds. Measured loss: 25 lbs.

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Now down a shirt size and a few numbers on the waist. I can't wait to see what the people in the home office will be saying when I visit end of July.

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And just a quick whine: my waist has dropped much quicker than my hips. Either bottoms are too tight on the hips or everything (not elastic) drops to the hips. Sigh. Progress of an odd sort, I guess. Glad I work from home. :)

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And so it begins. Twenty is still way too many but at least it's a start. --- DNC names 20 candidates who will appear on stage for first Democratic debate "The Democratic National Committee set two ways for the candidates to qualify — fundraising and polling." https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/dnc-names-20-candidates-who-will-appear-stage-first-democratic-n1017316

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I have to say, this pool looks a lot better than the pool for the next UK PM.

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Is there a way for my private sub-feed to be hidden when I'm viewing the normal feed? I'd like to keep it private until I actively click on the link on the right.

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@iphwin: sorry, I've just noticed this question. Maybe what you're looking for is called "Primary feed" (see right column) and is available at https://mokum.place/filter/feed.

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@squadette: What I hoping can be done is that my private feed (https://mokum.place/iphwin/nonpublic-iphwin) will not show when I'm browsing the normal feed (https://mokum.place/). While it won't show for others, it does for me.

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Using https://mokum.place/filter/feed does show only my primary feed but only my posts.

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Okay, so there's a fair bit of cuteness going on in this situation. I'm not totally unhappy to have to type on my lap instead of my desk. :)

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*scritch*

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️ 1
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"please close the blinds and hold my calls"

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Paging @cpellegr - Paw over nose alert, paw over nose!

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Tiny Cat is already not feeling Wednesday.

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