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Blast! I just succeeded in deleting my entire home directory with one stupid, brutal typo. My officemate Juliet knew exactly what had happened just by the way I said “Oh, Fuck!”, which is kind of neat.

The files are easy to recover, but the rotten thing is that I had just been cleaning out the year and a half of cruft that’s accumulated there – most of that organization-work is lost. There is, however, a bright side – while waiting for the slow tape drive to get to the right place, I had a chance to read this speech by our modern Demosthenes, Sen. Robert Byrd.  I am glad that we have among us such a fine Orator – a first-rate Cassandrist – a Composer of Philippics in the true classic Style.

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