Search Results: office
5 Oct 2004: Endorsements for Los Angeles Judicial Offices
Politics: endorsements, local elections, Los Angeles · 4 comments
... the fold are my endorsements for Superior Court Office Nos. 18, 29, 52, 53, and 69. They're based on the League of Women Voters ... only lightly marked in pencil so arguments are welcome. Office 18: Mildred Escobedo Judicial appointments are a lot like the ...
Personal: cubicle living · 8 comments
You find yourself warming your hands on a stack of freshly-printed papers. You lower your chair to facilitate ergonomic posture while sitting with your feet tucked into your knees / under your thighs for warmth. ... any more? ...
23 Jun 2013: Osoberry Ossobucco
Food: Indian plum, jam, lamb, meat, osoberries, recipes, Rosaceae · 1 comment
... you chuckled at back in the environmental resource survey office. True fact. [**] When the Friends of the Burke Gilman Trail ripped up ...
26 May 2009: How Gay Marriage Causes Earthquakes
Politics, Whimsy: California ballot propositions, California politics, lgbt, Love waves, marriage · 38 comments
... and geological conditions, the pulses emitted from state offices in Sacramento combine with the Love waves coming from the Castro in a ...
5 Feb 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: Links · 3 comments
... While this is not functionally much different from generic office temp jobs, data entry using ArcGIS pays much better than data entry with ...
19 May 2008: I’d Like to Thank the Academy
Aimless: acknowledgments, gratitude, thanks, writing · 5 comments
... getting over a heat wave here in Berkeley. My office is neither air-conditioned nor particularly well shaded and ventilated, ...
16 Apr 2008: RIP Ed Lorenz
Aimless: · 4 comments
The man who discovered the "butterfly effect" died this morning at the age of 90. Ed Lorenz was a meteorologist; I will spare you most of the details of his career, as they can be found in the MIT obituary. But back in the early 60s, when he was trying t ...
6 Apr 2008: Giving the Lie: Blogs and Scientific Criticism
Aimless: · 10 comments
... are too dignified and professional to dance around their offices going "Oh yeah, baby, who controls the discourse? We control the ...
4 Mar 2008: Oops! I’m Perjured Again
Aimless: · 7 comments
... sure that men and women of integrity can never hold public office. I usually think cynical jokes about how politicians love corruption ...
2 Feb 2008: Lusi Lecture
Links: · no comments
... vaguely knew that the U.S. Geological Survey's Menlo Park office runs a series of public lectures, but I didn't realize they were all ...
20 Oct 2007: The Spinning Dancer and the Brain
Science: debunking, neuroscience, optical illusions · 77 comments
... "rainbow", "wanker", and the name of the guy in the office next door. I think I'll stick to interpreting my dreams ...
29 Aug 2007: Another Year Older, Another Year Fartier
Whimsy: kids today · 5 comments
... Law Review Editor Barack Obama announced he might run for office some day. The NBA season has always gone on and on and on and ...
24 Jul 2007: Summer Doldrum Linky Fun
Links, Politics: blog carnivals, Danish, death penalty, funny, youtube · 5 comments
... Davis faces execution in Georgia for the murder of police officer Mark McPhail, but since the trial, seven of nine key witnesses have ...
1 Jul 2007: Leaving the Ivory Tower
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: academia, book reviews, grad school, Phi Delta Qoppa · 3 comments
... by forcing people to be on campus and interact - group offices and TAships especially seem to be good for students. If you're detached ...
28 Nov 2006: Academic Neuropharmapsychowhatsits
Personal: coffee, mind-altering substances · 6 comments
... news, I bought some filters for the coffee machine in my office. Now my corner of the building smells warm and welcoming and ...
7 Nov 2006: The Last-Minute Ballot
Politics: California ballot propositions, endorsements · no comments
... Leftenant Governor-Admiral General: I really wish such an office existed. Secretary of State: Bowen - she believes in paper trails. Lesser State Offices: party-line Democrat Senator: Todd Chretien - although I kind of like ...
Politics: Alameda County, endorsements, local elections, Oakland · 4 comments
... with several former staff members in Smith's office paint Smith as a politically-motivated boss with a fierce temper who ... audits that corresponded to his agenda. All said the office had been paralyzed by bureaucratic infighting and the frequent turnover ...
Links, Science: Bay Area geology, blog carnivals, gender, patents, work vs. family · no comments
... likely to have disclosed an invention to his tech-transfer office. This means that many women aren't even beginning the process. But ...
15 Aug 2006: Joe Jonah Euclid and the End of the World
Human Fuzzies: Berzerkeley, crackpots · 2 comments
... to another, claiming the primo desk before my new officemates arrive on campus. From my physics binder fell an eccentrically ...
27 Jul 2006: Coming Down from the Link Rush
Links, Meta: anti-racism, blog carnivals, doing science, erase racism, NASA, panta rei, race in science, racism · 1 comment
... the Columbia Journalism Review) in huge letters across my office wall - or at least, I will if they ever tell me whether/where I'm moving offices: In science, feeling confused is essential to progress. An ...
29 Apr 2006: Yay I’m Not Dead Yet
Personal, Whimsy: birthday, memes · 9 comments
... Netherlands 1970 - The US invaded Cambodia 1992 - LAPD officers charged with beating Rodney King were acquitted; rioting ensued It ...
19 Jan 2006: Lecture Zero
Personal, Teaching: grad school, time management · no comments
... to make room. The first-year grad student with ample office space and a Bay view couldn't last - I'm being kicked down to the first ...
19 Dec 2005: Happy Whatever
Politics: atheism, Christmas, holidays, religion, secularism, thanksgiving · 6 comments
... crazies to determine my entire blogging agenda? My officemate (certifiably not a crazy) wrote a manifesto about how people should ... conceptually separable and distinct entities. Also, my officemate made the important point that if we do successfully reconstruct ...
1 Nov 2005: Plebiscite Time Is Fun Time
Politics: abortion, California ballot propositions, co-op living, MediCal, teacher tenure · 9 comments
... every large corporation in the US (yay index funds!). The officers of these corporations are fully empowered to further my financial ...
28 Sep 2005: Hump Day a Lump a Dump Day
Human Fuzzies, Links, Politics: Hans Island, idiocy, kugel · no comments
... for more than two years to name the city's main post office on Allston Way for Shirek, a civil rights leader and peace activist who ... the important position of That One Chick a Distant Post Office is Named After, I can't imagine the response to a similar hippie ...
12 Sep 2005: The 4th Circuit Pees on the 4th Amendment
Politics: civil liberties, fascist police states, FEMA · 2 comments
... additional security at the site so Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers were assigned in double shifts to protect those "guests" from the ...
30 Aug 2005: Piles of Minute Aggravations
Personal: cars, grad school, i hate everything · 2 comments
... on the dash. School, Money, Keys I have a fabulous office. Although I have four officemates, all four of them decided to claim space in the brightly-lit ...
3 Aug 2005: Travelogue! Days 0-3
Personal: photoblog · 5 comments
... a stroke of luck, we managed to reach someone else at the office who'd gone in for some random task before leaving on her 4th of July ...
21 Jul 2005: Why I am so very slack
Personal: guest posts · no comments
... he directed people down side streets, one police officer sighed: "I've been telling them but after all that's gone on today they ...
30 Jun 2005: Â¡Hola!
Uncategorized: guest posts · no comments
... What fun we (if not you) will have! (I am currently in an office in Mathree in Espain, but this is a temporary condition, for sure. It'd ...
2 May 2005: Monday Review of Stuff
Human Fuzzies: coffee, mac'n'cheez, movie reviews · 6 comments
... because I very much need to express my dismay with the office machine in a way that Google will hear and understand. It ... Persianesque rugs that have suddenly appeared in my office: By themselves they might be nice, but thrown on top of mottled gray ...
14 Mar 2005: Middle Klass
Personal, Politics: academia, classism, money · 14 comments
... or buy food. A summer job making photocopies in the law offices of daddy's best friend does not count. Waiting tables three nights a ...
20 Jan 2005: Fantasy Cabinet
Politics: fantasy politics · 9 comments
... Byrd Chief of Staff: Jesse Jackson, Sr. EPA: Carl Pope Office of Management and Budget: Zombie Herbert Hoover - I am so ...
10 Jan 2005: The Sheep Are Still Scared
Politics: gender, sexism · 2 comments
... once you leave the therapist's or matchmaker's office. But speaking of what turns us on (for Will Wilkinson values of ...
20 Dec 2004: Excel and the Economics of Usability
Personal: capitalism sucks, i hate everything · 4 comments
... default Microsoft Office toolbar has the "print" and "print preview" buttons located right next ...
7 Dec 2004: Old Enough to Buy My Own Candy
Human Fuzzies, Links: candy, Christmas, Hanukkah, nostalgia · 2 comments
... to those of us who only remembered because it's on our office calendar, along with the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and Eddie ...
2 Nov 2004: Election Surprise: Squid!
Personal, Politics: · 2 comments
... to the vagaries of Google-ju they've been mostly for the Office 52 contest; if Ms. Priver wins by a small margin, then, I and my ...
22 Oct 2004: Ketchup, Forgive Me
Human Fuzzies: condiments, potatoes · 6 comments
... but decided to wing it for the rest of the condiments; the office fridge usually has a good selection, often including leftover pats of ...
20 Oct 2004: Fabulousness at the Beach
Links, Personal: cars, cubicle living, jalopies · no comments
... working brakes, I'm at work, while a large chunk of the office (including my ride home) finishes the seminal masterwork entitled ...
Personal: American Automobile Association, driving, jalopies · 2 comments
... to the nearest parking lot, which happened to also be my office. I bet it was the most exciting day in the parking brake's life! AAA ...
7 Oct 2004: If Only I Could Sniffle
Personal: allergies, cubicle living · no comments
... discovered today that I'm allergic to something at the office - what I thought was a combination of tiredness and post-lunch eyestrain ... going outside for a walk. Bah. Medical exemption from office duty? Or more spider ...
21 Sep 2004: Non-Marketing Non-Future
Whimsy: branding, consumer culture · no comments
... automobiles, I'm not sure who eats all the yogurt in this office - while my own would be a sort of crayoned take on Repo Man-style ... of me to pretend I'm the only person in the whole wide office fridge so unaffected by consumer culture. And anyway, yogurt is a crummy ...
17 Sep 2004: Rhetorical Gatekeeping, Gender, Etc.
Meta, Politics: blogular wanking, feminism, gender, rhetorical tactics · 2 comments
... "friendly" topics (food, kittens, gardening, office supplies, how other people are rude drivers) with the heavy stuff - I ...
13 Sep 2004: No Vegetables for the Poor
Politics: classism, USDA, welfare · 2 comments
My high school government teacher was a firm believer in the notion that poor mothers, if left to their own devices, would feed their children nothing but tequila and Cadillacs. So she was a huge fan of the WIC program and its restrictive couponing system, ...
26 Aug 2004: Broken Pipes and the Electoral College
Politics: · 4 comments
... water was shut off at the office this morning, due to a broken something something. It's amazing how ... second-best pitchers. A presidential candidate worthy of office, by the same logic, should have broad appeal across the whole nation, ...
25 Jul 2004: Education Reform Blah Blah
Politics: · 2 comments
... him discipline his students - sending a student to the office or issuing an administrative write-up, the two classic measures of last ...
17 Jul 2004: Someone’s Been Waiting
Meta: fan mail, monkeys · no comments
... they are too: i like dogs Have I mentioned how the office dog is growing more and more neurotic? He's not in most days anymore, ... when he is. i like cats too Sadly, there are no office cats. I occasionally threaten to bring one in, and my coworkers all seem ...
11 May 2004: Mud-Thirsty Bees
Whimsy: · 1 comment
... in the office (which I'm still not, hoorah! but they might make me return tomorrow) I ...
16 Mar 2004: Spain, Appeasement and Multilateralism
Politics: · 2 comments
... or maybe you enjoy American military hegemony every day in office, now's the time to pick up the phone and become a ...
9 Jan 2004: Ugly Duckling Fabric Magic
Personal: · 1 comment
So I finished my quilt top last night. Go me! It's not as impressive as I'd planned, what with the laziness and the scrap collection mysteriously short on colors other than blue helping to shrink it down to a small lap quilt with little overall pattern. ...
23 Dec 2003: Christmas Poll
Aimless: · no comments
... card was sent to my office by the Geo Monkey Geo Company. (Poll removed indefinitely. I will ...
8 Aug 2003: Free Strip Mine Poster
Links: · 1 comment
... U.S. Office of Surface Mining has produced a very classy-looking educational poster ...
31 Jul 2003: The Vanilla Asylum
Personal: · 1 comment
... of my coworkers tries to tell me how impossibly wacky my office is. They say things like, "I bet you didn't know you were getting in to ... they think the Fed Ex man is trying to attack our Bold Office Leader; they're more like a furry distributed fika break. There are ...
23 Jul 2003: Becoming a Yuppie
Personal: · 4 comments
... with pantyhose. Top perks: there's a florist in the office park who often leaves nice things in the dumpster, and I get free steel ...
28 Apr 2003: I want my 2 1/2 hours back
Personal: · no comments
... Pasadena office of the California Department of Motor Vehicles is well approximated by ...
26 Apr 2003: Tenure’s No Damn Good!
Aimless: · 2 comments
... working quietly and doubtless productively inside their offices. The same ones who are easy to track down during the week, because they're usually in their offices, working quietly and doubtless productively. These people have lives. ...
18 Apr 2003: Creeping Paranoia
Personal: anxiety, grades · 2 comments
... TURN MY GRADES IN ON TIME OR ELSE I WILL EXPLODE IN YOUR OFFICE. I can feel each wingbeat as the Diploma-Snatching Fairy hovers by my ...
8 Mar 2003: I Love Working
Personal: · no comments
... about porn. And I also have the company of the Microsoft Office paper clip, who just tried to tell me that "lava" is not a countable ...
10 Aug 2002: Happy Boys and Girls
Meta, Personal: · 2 comments
... the two blocks to campus. They won't give me an office. Which is fine, because the Abba Euro Mega Mixx has become my ...
9 Jul 2002: Quality Control Freak
Personal: ants, cleaning, household pests · no comments
... my enterprising flatmate. She called up the housing office and convinced someone to do something - we're not quite sure who did what, but such is the way of the housing office - and now the ants are gone. Totally gone, not just kept under control ...
20 May 2002: Stack Widow
Meta, Personal: blogular wanking, Caltech, Ditch Day · 3 comments
And we're coming up on Ditch Day, where the seniors abandon campus after constructing elaborate little games designed to let you into their rooms (only after a day of labor) so you can have some treats. By this point, the whole campus has been cordoned off ...
12 Feb 2002: Haul, boys, Haul!
Politics: · 1 comment
... gender is playing in my existential angst. The registrar's office put out some figures a couple years ago showing that the women's mean ...
31 Jan 2002: Stupid Economy
Politics: Homeland Stupidity, job fairs, peace corps · no comments
... it's probably a good idea to consolidate the government offices concerned with organized volunteering -- but why oh why do these ...
8 Jan 2002: Fish-Blooded Bourgeois
Links, Meta, Personal: binders, highlighters, killing brain cells, office supplies, random classes, rollerball pens · 1 comment
... candidates are all clamp binders. Oh, for the life of an Office Depot mind-control robot! This is shaping up to be one of the most ...
28 Dec 2001: Night of the Living Dead Mall
Human Fuzzies, Politics: Iowa City, Lord of the Rings, urban sprawl · no comments
... FashionBug Plus, a crappy Mexican bar and an insurance office. Enter some local development company, stage right. In a short amount ...
16 Sep 2001: Salvaged Item #2: a list
Aimless: · no comments
... got a maze of nicely carpeted tunnels connecting large office buildings. The same damn sunglasses shop appears at about 3 junctions in ...
6 Sep 2001: outside my window
Personal, Politics: · no comments
... a new Metro station, as well as a couple obscure sorts of office buildings. Since I'm seven floors up, the noise isn't too bad, and I can ...
20 Jul 2001: happy hair fetish
Personal: angst, relationships · 1 comment
... full of black and white photographs of protest rallies and office buildings, and sparse, dispassionate text. You random Internet-People ...