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28 September 2009 @ 12:53 pm
Damn it  
I was listening to a little bit of "Shards of Honor" on my mp3 player friday night saturday morning before bed. And somehow when i put it down just before falling asleep it ended up under a loose fold of the bed sheet. So when i got up on, er, saturday morning and rolled out of bed, guess what i managed to put my knee down on? =P

Most of the right side of the LCD screen is now filled up with blue goo in that traditional "cracked LCD" pattern, and only the top half of the left side still shows anything. So i can tell which audiobook is playing (if i know what's on there anyways so i can recognize the first six or eight characters, but that's not usually a problem) but not which file, or how far through i am, or what the volume is (though that last can obviously be figured out by experimentation.)

So it still works just fine, but it's kinda inconvenient now. I'm not sure if i should go out looking for another $30 mp3 player or not. For one thing, i'm not sure if the old version of the Audible software (which i need to use for, er, technical reasons =) will interact with the new Audible server correctly to unregister the old player, or if it will be able to recognize and register a newer mp3 player at all.

In other news, coraa might be amused to know that sunday evening i actually had a dream that i remembered (thanks to shelleycat waking me up in the middle of it) in which i was part of a werewolf pack :)

I can't remember if there was any direct evidence for this or not (i certainly don't remember shifting, more's the pity) but i knew it was the case in the dream. We seemed to be somewhere near where i grew up, and were visiting or negotiating with some werewolves who i think were part of the pack, but were kind of antagonistic to the leader and everyone else who wasn't in their own clique. They had a "sword" that was very important to them for some reason. And it was made out of foam, just like a boffer =P I picked it up to take a look at it and noticed that the foam had actually started to crack along the base, and when i tried bending it a little it broke off a little more. I put the sword back without saying anything since i thought if i pointed it out they might get pissed and/or accuse me of breaking it (even more than i actually did =) and go into a rage, which of course is a very bad thing when dealing with antagonistic werewolves. So we just left and were heading back to... wherever our base was i guess, when i got woken up.

That's actually quite a lot of detail for one of my dreams :)
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on September 29th, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you're caught up on reading, but if you want a room at D*C next year ... http://akiko.livejournal.com/822312.html
DonAithnendonaithnen on September 29th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Yup, saw the post, still internally debating, though i guess i need to decide now =P
Kirin: Pirate-noisykirinn on September 29th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
I think at this point a "probably" would be sufficient, since if we get two rooms and end up only needing one, all we lose is the middling hassle of transferring it to someone else. (I *assume* it's only a middling hassle, since there's always lots of people looking for rooms; hopefully the hotel would be competent enough to handle transferring one room while keeping the other...)