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Yes...Yes...Night on Bald Mountain.

You can also get a free cert forever from Let's Encrypt.

demure  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The 23rd Semi-Occasional Quote Thread

    Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;

    I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

    The Old Astronomer

    Reach me down my Tycho Brahe, I would know him when we meet,

When I share my later science, sitting humbly at his feet;

He may know the law of all things, yet be ignorant of how

We are working to completion, working on from then to now.

    Pray remember that I leave you all my theory complete,

Lacking only certain data for your adding, as is meet,

And remember men will scorn it, 'tis original and true,

And the obloquy of newness may fall bitterly on you.

    But, my pupil, as my pupil you have learned the worth of scorn,

You have laughed with me at pity, we have joyed to be forlorn,

What for us are all distractions of men's fellowship and smiles;

What for us the Goddess Pleasure with her meretricious smiles!

    You may tell that German College that their honor comes too late,

But they must not waste repentance on the grizzly savant's fate.

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;

I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

    What, my boy, you are not weeping? You should save your eyes for sight;

You will need them, mine observer, yet for many another night.

I leave none but you, my pupil, unto whom my plans are known.

You “have none but me,” you murmur, and I “leave you quite alone”?

    Well then, kiss me, – since my mother left her blessing on my brow,

There has been a something wanting in my nature until now;

I can dimly comprehend it, – that I might have been more kind,

Might have cherished you more wisely, as the one I leave behind.

    I “have never failed in kindness”? No, we lived too high for strife,–

Calmest coldness was the error which has crept into our life;

But your spirit is untainted, I can dedicate you still

To the service of our science: you will further it? you will!

    There are certain calculations I should like to make with you,

To be sure that your deductions will be logical and true;

And remember, “Patience, Patience,” is the watchword of a sage,

Not to-day nor yet to-morrow can complete a perfect age.

    I have sown, like Tycho Brahé, that a greater man may reap;

But if none should do my reaping, 'twill disturb me in my sleep

So be careful and be faithful, though, like me, you leave no name;

See, my boy, that nothing turn you to the mere pursuit of fame.

    I must say Good-bye, my pupil, for I cannot longer speak;

Draw the curtain back for Venus, ere my vision grows too weak:

It is strange the pearly planet should look red as fiery Mars,–

God will mercifully guide me on my way amongst the stars.

- Sarah Williams

demure  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what app do you use to write?

LaTeX has a steep learning curve but is probably exactly what you're looking for. Do note that it does not have built-in grammar or spell-check.

counterpoint: as someone who didn't live through any of the above events, this does feel pretty upheavalesque (to me)

    During the Bush administration, Kim Jong Il didn't negotiate with George W Bush or any of the administration's people in the state department or diplomatic corps. He met and negotiated with Bill Richardson, governor of New Mexico, former head of the DOE and former ambassador to the United Nations. Li'l Kim didn't give a fuck who was president, he wanted to talk to the adult in the room.

Awesome. TIL.

I fucking love the National Parks. Goddammit.

demure  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 22nd Annual Quotations Strand

    Old moon, he's planning a little vacation, just a few days away, but he's a fusser, that one, likes to take care of his things, so he's covered all his furniture with sheets of light--the trees, the supermarket parking lot, the streets of houses, even the back of a cat on a porch--just to keep the stardust off while he's away.

- Ted Kooser

demure  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 22nd Annual Quotations Strand

Aha! On the case, lil! Not to fear...

I still lament my decision not to bring my air-popper-turned-coffee-roaster home. I miss it. It was even one of the side-blowing ones (instead of blowing air from the bottom--those tend to be more fiery)...

demure  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: One Phone

Woohoo! Certainly cause to celebrate :) Congrats TNG!

demure  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hiking Seymour Mountain, New York

    The body of water is Ampersand Lake.

Ampersand Lake. I like it.

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