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Nov. 8th, 2016

24 hour email subject montage

You can still affect what happens tonight FINAL NOTICE We're BEGGING making sure you voted Our last email of the election (really) This is it. we're SCREWED Start making some calls! the truth: Obama is PLEADING have you returned your ballot? Have you voted yet? One last time URGENT: Not too late! Today is the day Nate Silver doesn't matter If you've been waiting for the right moment Happy Election Day Time is Short, Seize the Day! [URGENT: Calls needed right now] Give Bernie the gavel concerning news SO close, You did or you didn't MAJOR victory! TIME IS RUNNING OUT can you call voters? It all comes down to today GO VOTE! Find your polling place >> Polls are open. We need your help. "Before polls close... I need to know ASAP" Remind your friends - vote by 7 pm! Voting is your Right! Leave no doubt have you voted? Today is the day! RE: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness Today is Election Day! Elections always matter, but 2016 is different. Time to turn it BLUE, It's Election Day. Go vote! The Polls Are Now Open! Today is THE DAY! Nate Silver is probably right >> "one last time" **VOTER HOTLINE INFORMATION CORRECTION** Don't let lies win! plan in place Can you confirm this? It doesn't get more urgent than this: we're BEGGING SHARE: Confirm your polling place, and share this with your friends You're voting tomorrow... right? Re: Wednesday's POST-election conference call (RSVP needed) Holy mackerel!! we quit. we lost. Issa is TERRIFIED Spread Our Voter Hotline Information! QUADRUPLE your impact (no time to spare) BIG Election Day call. YOU'RE INVITED! one last chance: Election Day surprises You can't make this up: [MAP] "my final ask" the latest form the field: This is a long email. But please, read it from start to finish early voting: Final numbers Thanks Buzzing here in HQ bad news Don't go to bed without knowing your polling location bumping Breakfast on Election Day! emailing for $5 Our Senate lead has DISAPPEARED "I'll take it PERSONALLY" This is the BEST! I'm asking you one last time: HUGE change: Nancy Pelosi's worried Republicans WINNING?! [Nate Silver]

Sep. 4th, 2016

Poem: North

A rose is a rose is a rose

Unless it is a compass rose?

Wait, where was I going with this?

Aug. 27th, 2015

email subject montage 2015-08-26

Chuck the warmonger Progressive Breakfast we're under attack Help = money Why do women receive $300 less Republicans PANICKING telling you firsthand lost forever Bernie & Hillary both support Karl Rove BREAKING: NSRC attacking Momentum Add your name if you support CRUSHING student debt TIME: A surge of Keep fighting for Dick Cheney is back This is a huge mistake Women's Equality Day Urgent: Washington, your senator needs Signature to STOP AMAZING NEWS: STUNNING victory The future of Planned Parenthood

Nov. 4th, 2014

voter fraud

This morning I helped a lady fill out her ballot.

I sat with her and discussed how she should vote on each contested item.

After she was done filling out her ballot and signing it, I took it from her.

I drove to a ballot box and put it in.

And you know what?

I don't think I'd feel guilty about it at all, even if she were a stranger and not my wife.

Oct. 22nd, 2014

today's email subject montage

we can't fall short Holy moly!!! this isn't good WOW!!! last chance an e-mail to say sorry NEW POLL: (bad news) I keep emailing CRUSHING defeat DOWNGRADED This is serious what he said... throwing up our hands LAST CHANCE: we wish this weren't true We need your support We've heard enough I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E TERRIBLE news not throwing in the towel EXCRUCIATING loss heckuva job! not over yet BLATANTLY LYING one last time It's over. It's done. PANIC Not going to sugar coat Six things I like about you no more CRICKETS: Weakening

Jan. 8th, 2014


Now microblogging as ysth on twister (an new, alpha decentralized microblogging service).

Jan. 1st, 2013


ysth.info (long defunct, formerly hosted on perlmonk.org) now points here (also long defunct, or at least inactive).

Welcome, anybody.

Nov. 8th, 2010

More browsers (ubuntu)

This post is now very out of date. Someday I may update it :)

# Chromium Dev Channel (currently 9.0.570.1):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chromium-daily/dev
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

# Opera:

wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
echo >/tmp/opera.list deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free
sudo cp /tmp/opera.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install opera

# Firefox 4.0 beta:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silverwave/one-daily-a-month-1  # lucid
# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silverwave/one-daily-a-month-5  # maverick
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox-4.0

Sep. 19th, 2010

Some haiku

standing by the shelf
a dragon guarding her hoard
all the books I love

a library shelf
tall, light colored, full of books
would that I had more time

I quite like haiku
arranging the syllables
in pleasing order

magic beyond all compare
keeping our food cold

Copyright 2010, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Oct. 31st, 2009

Daily poem: Melville Cane, End of Daylight-Saving

End of Daylight-Saving

When I was rich in April
They robbed me of an hour,
But, having many, many,
It was plucking one flower,
Or stealing one penny.

Brooks poured fast,
Flowers pushed thickly,
Hours slid past,—
All too quickly.

But brooks drain thin,
Flowers dry seedy,
Light draws in,
Now I'm needy.

The thief must have learned it
And, giving no warning,
Mysteriously returned it
One crisp morning.

When I was rich in April
Before the early leaves,
Long before this ditty,
I never thought of thieves,
Or that thieves felt pity.

From Snow Toward Evening, by Melville Cane
(probably included in an earlier volume and earlier collections, as well)


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