June 13th, 2012

happy

Why German is awesome, and other tales

First, a win. Remember this? In which I took Mighty Ape to task for assuming that the reader (and thus the gamer) would be a man? They fixed it. Which I believe now means I have to buy Diablo III off them. What a shame! ;-D

Last night's class was bench pressing. This doesn't mean lying on your back and pressing barbells. Instead it means my partner and I going from both on our feet to him pressing me in a standing position. I should say that he's already pressed me in shoulder stand/cathedral position, and also while I stand on his hands, but this one's a new one. And the best bit is that apart from the jumping to get up there all I have to do is make like a plank. And the drops are fun. This partner thing is growing on me.

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* There's probably a German word for that.
** I have no idea if this is good, but it sounds good to me.

Finally, another win. A modified version of my rant about credit checks from yesterday has gone up on the blog at NZ Council for Civil Liberties as a guest post. Naturally I'm now thinking of things I could have added to it, like how if you're a government and you want a flexible workforce (read: one you can do whatever you want to without repercussion), the best way to do that is to weed out those who would object by allowing employers to screen folks who won't allow invasive checks at interview time. But hey, for my first bit of political soapboxing outside of LJ, I'm pretty happy with it.

Now to get some of my drug rants published in effective places.