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Semagic: Queued Post Feature

weather: rain
outside: 5.2°C
mood: amused
I'm not here. =)

At the time you're seeing this, I'm probably not even online. I might be playing with the birdies — userinfoSid has become very affectionate and is flying onto our shoulders now. He actually found me explicitly in another room that involved having to turn two corners to get to. He recognizes how to get to our bedroom from the top of the stairs.

I might be running around catching up with life, doing miscellaneous Sunday doings. Who knows?

But the point is, that's not stopping me from making an LJ post anymore. No, siree. I've discovered userinfoSemagic's Queued Post Feature.

If I wanted to (and I just might), I can now PRE-BLATHER at length on an in-depth analysis of the communication protocols in the launch scene of Apollo 13. Incidentally, I didn't see the movie... can't quite remember why. Oh no, I do remember why. Someone was checking addition with a slide rule in it. You can't do addition and subtraction with a slide rule. I, as a Snotty Nerdy Kid back then, decided that that fact, alone, made it Too Dumb™ to bother with.

Anyway, I write'em up, stick'em in the queue, set the time I want'em posted, forget about'em.

My coffee machine, my oven, my crock pot, my rice cooker, my bread machine that I've never used and now, my LiveJournal tool, all have timer functions.

Not quite Jane Jetson yet, but we're gettin' there. =)



( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 26th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
but you can do addition and substraction with just two rulers:
Slide rule as a teaching tool.
Feb. 27th, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)
Oooo... that's impressive =D
Feb. 27th, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
It's how my father taught me addition and substraction when I was little. He also taught me how to use the slide rule (when I was somewhat older), which came in very handy when the battery of my calculator was empty during my high school/college* finals.

*) The school system is slightly different here.
Feb. 26th, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC)
What a nifty feature!
Feb. 27th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
*thumbs up* YUP!!! =D
Feb. 27th, 2006 05:37 am (UTC)
I started using Semagic because of one of your posts.
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Feb. 27th, 2006 12:53 am (UTC)
=O Really? Maybe it was something else then... I need to go borrow my Dad's old slide rule again. =|
Feb. 27th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
Oh, re: Queued Entries

This would have been handy for me when I was posting the Wedding Five (like a "Friday Five", but for weddingplans). I wanted it to be posted at about 7-8am EST or thereabouts, but 4am is much too early for me to be conscious.

For others who are trying to gain readership and are seriously looking at the times when people log in to read so that they target their audience, this could be useful.
Feb. 27th, 2006 02:00 am (UTC)
ah..i was wondering
Feb. 27th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
Semagic didn't have this feature back then so I had to post them at midnight on Thursdays =P But this would have been so useful =}
Feb. 27th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
Time Zone Test 1

Set Profile to "US/Pacific".
Feb. 27th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
When I go back to my Profile settings, it's on "America/Los Angeles".
Feb. 27th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
Time Zone Test 2

Set Profile to "Canada/Pacific".
Feb. 27th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
Test 1 and Test 2 still show "1:00am". It's 5:00pm right now.
Feb. 27th, 2006 06:44 am (UTC)
I never figured that out either.
My posts and comments will sometimes be listed in my local time, and sometimes in the server time....
Feb. 27th, 2006 06:55 am (UTC)
Dealing with timezones properly is not difficult. >K{
Feb. 27th, 2006 07:02 am (UTC)
I don't bother with the time much, most of the people on my friendslist are on another continent anyway.
Mar. 5th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
Slide Rule comment
I am the author of the slide rule page. From time to time I check out where my visitors are coming from. Usually they arrive from Google searches or educational sites, so this one of the more atypical ones. If you enjoy the slide rule page, check out the rest of my site and leave a comment.

Martin P Cohen
Mar. 5th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Slide Rule comment
Oh hi! Welcome =)
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