…I promise that I don't think about the Klingon language in real life as much as I've been posting about it, but: I am now working on a cross-stitch pattern that includes a Klingon saying and a Bat'leth.

My favorite Klingon word I've run across so far is "pabHa'", which means "to follow the rules incorrectly, to mis-follow the rules". "pabHa'lu'meH QaQ jajvam": today is a good day to break the rules.

My partner and I watched an episode of DS9 that involved Worf being put on trial, so I decided to look into how I would choose to phrase, "I rest my case," in Klingon. I think I'd go with "tuHqoqwij'e' vIjatlhchu'tu", which means something like, "As for my so-called military maneuver, I have spoken it completely."

Last week: staring at a blank page, trying and failing to figure out what to do with the rest of my vacation.

This week: staring at the work laptop but hastily writing down all the ideas that I can't do now since I'm at work.

Gonna make some absolutely terrible French sweets so I can call them malmals.

One Christmas gift for my partner this year was a custom earring rack, which I made with birch plywood on my laser-cutter and then stained much darker. (I confess I don't love the pale-front-black-sides look of untreated laser-cut wood.)

Personally, I use emacs to keep track of all the raiding and war-making I do on behalf of various Dark Lords and Ancient Evils. I don't know what I'd do without orc-mode.

I've got error reporting mostly working, so I think the final thing to do is round out the stdlib and this little random-text language will be ready for a release.

Please look forward to my Anglo-French fantasy novel exclusively about cooking, The Huile of Time.

I've been sort of idly reimplementing my first attempt at a random generation language and putting a modest bit of polish into its REPL. I'm really happy with how it's coming along.

If you think about it, a tandoor has a naan-stick surface.

Here's what happens in my brain when I play Animal Crossing and watch Deep Space 9 on the same day.

It's called "platonic love" because if someone platonically loves you then they'd be willing to do you a solid.

I'm taking this week off because I have badly needed a break for a while. I also keep thinking about stuff I could be doing at work, which I think is very good evidence that I really do need this break.

More serious Dune thoughts: 

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My opinion of the new Dune movie is that it did not have nearly enough Butterfly Hat. This is what a Dune adaptation should look like:

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