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The big news yesterday, of course, was the earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan. Since I work for a Japanese company, I was of course very worried about my coworkers. I learned later via email that our headquarters in Tokyo and research lab in Shin-Yokohama came through unscathed, though many people spent the night at work because the trains weren't running. I'm still worried about our factory in Sendai, though I think we would have heard if it had been seriously damaged. Still... 9.1 puts this in the top five quakes ever recorded.

I did manage to be fairly productive at work, and it sounds as though I've shaken some money loose to bring in another person on factory diagnostics and testing.

Did some more thinking about the handout on recognizing emotions (which as you can see I found online). And the Wikipedia article on shame also mentions the vicarious shame (which might be better describes as vicarious embarrassment) that's behind my loathing of most forms of comedy.

Almost everything's available online. The top link of the day, I think, is CBT Self Help Leaflets & Booklets and related pages at, also apparently known as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Self-Help Resources. Which is pretty cool.

Reminder: the "It's Green" party today at Grand Central Starport.

mdlbear: (sureal time)

This morning's earthquake was brought to you by the California TeleTourism Board. TeleTourism: the next best thing to being there.

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A moderate earthquake occurred at 8:04:54 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, October 30, 2007. The magnitude 5.6 event occurred 8 km (5 miles) NNE of Alum Rock, CA. The hypocentral depth is 9 km ( 6 miles).

That's about 15-20 miles from the Starport. Shook for about 15 seconds, and rattled our earthquake detector (the rack of pots). (Update: it also knocked 3 videotapes off a shelf. Whee.)

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The Fort Myers News-Press: Rare 6.0 earthquake rocks region
MIAMI — No hurricanes. No tornadoes. No sweeping wildfires.

It was a pretty nice weekend in Florida. Except, you know, for the 6.0 magnitude earthquake.
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