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Would have been off work around 1300 when the boss left, but unfortunately our LAN server had a seizure right about the time Portsmouth wanted to run checks, so I was trapped in the office until about 1600 waiting for the tech to fix the server and get the internets unfucked after he got the server talking again. So, yeah. Went to Kaiser and had a sample taken off my wound, which was a gigantic hassle since I had to get half undressed and get out of the right leg CircAid before attacking the wound dressing. I guess it beats not having a right leg, but sometimes I wonder. [Insert tasteless joke about getting wood here.]

I have mixed feelings about John Barnes' work. I really like the Jak Jinnaka novels, although large parts of A Princess of the Aerie squick me pretty hard; the books in his "Century Next Door" series, not so much. The Armies of Memory, which is the fourth of his "Thousand Cultures" novels, falls somewhere in the middle. It recounts the tale of Giraut, Occitan singer and agent of the OCP, the covert operations arm of the Thousand Cultures Council; at this stage of his life, Giraut is an extremely popular musician, but he's also being subjected to repeated, highly inept attempts on his life. Who's behind the attempts, what became of the renegade Occitan Legion, and other questions are answered as Giraut's OCP team goes after whoever's behind the assassins. I haven't read A Thousand Open Doors , the first novel in this series, in quite a while, and I've never read the middle two, but The Armies of Memory stands on its own well enough, and is an entertaining read besides. Recommended.


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Sep. 12th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)
What is this "LAN server"?
Sep. 12th, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
It's a Dell that all the AP/AR files for ARMOR (the DOS-based AP/AR program) and Lotus spreadsheets live on.
Sep. 12th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
Ah. A file server.
Sep. 12th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah. It apparently doesn't have anything to do with internet access.
Sep. 13th, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
Believe me, you don't want to have the hassles involved in the whole leg loss situation. Ignoring the up-front danger involved in removal of the limb, the aftermath is hugely inconvenient. And the prosthetic will cost a fortune. Health insurance will not love you. No, scratch that - we know that the HI industry doesn't love *anyone*, even healthy people... but they will begin to actively *hate* you.

Sep. 13th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
But I'd have wood, man.
Mahogany. Teak.
Sep. 13th, 2008 07:08 am (UTC)
But I'd have wood, man.
Mahogany. Teak.
Sep. 13th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
This has been your Jack Crow Quote of the Day!
Sep. 13th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, you mean *James* Wood.

So you've seen "John Carpenter's Vampires"...

Sep. 13th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
One of my favorite movies, yeah. I've been afraid to read John Steakley's novel for fear that it'll pale in comparison.
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