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All the worst bits of my life seem to clump up around this time of year. (I guess April is actually a moderately long way off, still, but those days were particularly bad, and I'm dreading the anniversaries of them.) It's cold, it's dark, and people are eternally disappointing. I spent most of this morning in an utterly wretched state, remembering things I wish I could forget.

The afternoon was better, and I did some surprisingly successful experiments in photo-etching. Talking to people in the class about various things they're working on also cheered me up a bit. It's somehow both flattering and depressing to discover that certain parties are so impressed or annoyed by the things I'm doing that they decide I should have my hand cut off and replaced by a hook or clamp, as a sort of handicap. Heh. I think it says a lot about my past couple of years that an afternoon full of threats of dismemberment is a great improvement.

It occurs to me that it would probably be a useful exercise to try and make note of any particularly good days I have, so that I can remember those, instead of endlessly re-living the bad ones. Good days from the past are useless for this purpose, because too many of them revolved around people who were later responsible for the bad days, but if I start now, maybe I can accumulate a few.

Here is a photo-etch test of a fractal halftone, with some gears stuck on just for the hell of it. It worked better than I expected it to, which means I can proceed with my larger multi-plate versions. This one is about 3-1/2" x 3".

Various tests
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Date:February 6th, 2007 08:00 am (UTC)
Interesting . . . it looks like your ground peeled away at the edges a little, thus strengthening the resemblence to a whole bunch of other alt photographic processes. I always liked manipulating that.

God, don't talk to me about February 7. IT ALWAYS ENDS IN TEARS.

Recording the good days seems like a very good idea. Reading my puclic posts, it must seem to others that I live a blithe, charmed existence (ok, so maybe not lately). But really, it's just so that I can trick my brain into forgetting the truly horrible days, and I can focus more on something pleasing when I look back.
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Date:February 6th, 2007 09:51 am (UTC)
Oh, I really like it with the gears.

I once tried to schedule a flight back from Australia for Feb. 14, with the idea that by crossing the international date line I'd be able to cut my time on that day down to two hours. But then I realized that trick only worked flying TO Australia; flying FROM Australia, I'd end up having suffer Valentine's day for 48 hours.

So I decided to schedule the flight for Feb 16 and take my day guilt-peddling flower commercials like a man. Um, or whatever.
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Date:February 6th, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
I don't know how any of it works, but I quite like the fractal like background of the etching. Does this have texture? It makes me kind of wish I could see it in 3D.
Date:May 2nd, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)

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Date:April 8th, 2011 05:26 am (UTC)

NATO takes over command of military operations in Libya

[b]NATO is taking over command of military operations in Libya from coalition forces, world media reported Sunday.[/b]

The UN Security Council imposed the no-fly zone over Libya on March 17, along with ordering "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from Muammar Gaddafi's attacks on rebel-held towns.

The 28 NATO ambassadors met on Sunday to decide on further military plans in Libya.

The United States transfers command for a no-fly zone over Libya to NATO, while coalition forces will continue to protect civilian population from attacks by Gaddafi forces.

The military operation in Libya, codenamed Odyssey Dawn, has been conducted so far jointly by 13 states, including the United States, Britain and France.

NATO members decided on Thursday to assume responsibility for the enforcement of a no-fly zone in Libya, but could not agree on taking full command of all military operations in the country.

Meanwhile, leaders of the 27 European Union states on Thursday issued a statement saying the EU stood ready to assist in building a new Libya "in cooperation with the United Nations, the Arab League, the African Union and others."

MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti)

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