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Hmmm.... I should be out at City Hall right now.

However, I'm not.

It's nothing big, just some permit stuff and asking a question, but I'm feeling horribly non-productive today. This is one of those days when I wouldn't mind just sitting home and watching some good movies... hell even some not so good movies would be good.

Yeah, so I'm being lame. I have a lot of errands to run. Not so many that I'll have a problem getting them all done right now, but enough so that I'm not dying to go and do them.

Hmmm... I really like this song, but listening to it first thing in the morning is probably not what I need. I need something more up tempo and hyper to get going. Oh, right. So this has been going around a lot lately:

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and the lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.

For the record, some of us do have a problem reading that. I understand the concept, but when I read it I have to re-shuffle the letters to fit into a word that is context appropriate (otherwise iprmoetnt could just as easily become impotent or imprint). I suspect this is one of those weird wiring/processing issues (they're features, not bugs) similar to my complete and total inability to see Magic Eye drawings.

Urk. Just got a call. So much for going to work looking nice today. After City Hall I have to go do manual labor-y type stuff out in the field. Blah. Yup, this is turning out to be a great day so far.


I found that really easy to read, same way I find typos easy to read (most are along those lines). Then again, I used to be able to see a Magic Eye thing in a few seconds (might still be able to, just haven't had the chance to find out).
I still have my doubts about those magic eye things. I keep thinking that they're of the "emperor's new clothes" type things were everyone says they see them because everyone else says they do.

Then again, the wiring in my brain could just be wonky ;)
First time I tried to see it it took me half an hour of straight staring at the damn thing. I suggest your initial attempts be ones with a frame, because I did it by focusing on light reflecting off the frame (while still let me see the picture itself). Although the way my eyes are fucked up (they will on occation cross for no apparent reason, enough so it makes me nearsighted and astigmatic but not enough to be observable except by opthamologists) makes it a lot easy for me to grok shifting my eyes so I can see them (I can do it consciously whenever I want, hense my speed with it).

I've another friend who can't see them, because that's becase the vision in one of his eyes is as bad as the vision in both of mine and his is uncorrected. I don't think that's your problem, however ;P