1) Happy Hallowe'en from Weeping Baby Pumpkin Head! This ends the 2017 October adventures of Weeping Baby Pumpkin Head; tomorrow he goes back on the shelf for another year. I know haters are gonna hate, but please don't hate too much. This silly diversion has kept me from traveling through the Slough of Despond.
1a) By special request I'm bringing Weeping Baby Pumpkin Head to the Gibson House Museum's annual Hallowe'en Open House this evening.
2) Systems Rant I: As of 20 minutes ago I'm officially in the position of needing to get a new phone now. A severed wire on the charger of my four-year-old flip phone prevents me from charging it at all. "The moment," as Sir Roderick Bland says in Noel Coward's short story "Bon Voyage," "is urgent." Now, where would I get an i***** without going to the A***e store?
2a) Systems Rant II: Fycebykke, in another successful attempt to ruin the user experience, is now sorting notifications. Can't they just leave us alone?!
3) Repeal Day is five weeks away! Get your tickets!