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Friday the 13th...

Good morning, Netizens...

This is Friday the 13th, supposedly an unlucky day, and probably a good day to
turn off the alarm clock, call in sick or otherwise go hide beneath a rock
somewhere that no one would ordinarily find you. On second thought, since we
are about to receive a gift of snow from the heavens above, perhaps that isn't
such a bad idea after all. After observing how people drove yesterday on the
West Plains, and then again this morning the pandemonium atop Snoqualmie Pass,
which happens to be closed Eastbound currently due to slide-offs, maybe this
would be a good day to simply call the rest of the day off.

At the request of Ryan Pitts, I am discontinuing the use of Open Office to
cut-and-paste much of my writings/musings and falling back to Plan B, a plain
ASCII text editor called Jed, because, like Microsoft Word, Open Office
contains far too much "chatter" in its headers, even when you are simply
cutting and pasting text between windows. You may notice a minor difference in
how it appears now, but probably not. Since I "live" as much of my time in my
text editor as I do in Open Office, this is not really any skin off my hide.
However others who cannot live, it seems, without Microsoft Word, Jed gives me
all the power of Office less the rattling bits of HTML code that clog up the

So now we march onward into this morning's news, hoping that my solution to
the HTML problems inherent with cutting and pasting text have solved the
problem for Ryan's sake, and that I no longer am leaking any abhorrent pieces
of code in my writing.


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