Dept. of Music and Joy

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 08:46 pm
kaffyr: (Sen Waits)
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 July in May

The last couple of days in Chicago have been in the mid-80sF, although tomorrow is supposed to be only in the 70s.  I didn't mind it; I was able to drive to an assignment, and to a doctor's appointment, with the windows down today. (Yesterday was warm enough that I had to put the car's AC on - and I have to get the AC refrigerant topped off, probably when I'm on vacation week after next, because it wasn't very cool.)

I spent four hours yesterday being trained on the new editorial program the Trib is using. Our trainer said we'll have to get trained on yet another system later this summer; apparently they had to go to this interim system first, but it's a lot of training for very little return. 

The newspaper company I used to work for, the Chicago Sun-Times, is about to be swallowed up by the newspaper company it sold my chain to back in 2014. I have very conflicted feelings about that, none of them good, but they're complex enough that I'm not going to go into them now. Maybe later. 

Another thing I may want to go into at another time: how impressed I've been with the second season of Attack on Titan. 

But for now, have this Bob Mould song. It's gorgeous. 




Date: Thursday, 18 May 2017 06:17 am (UTC)
editrx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] editrx
New editorial programs suck. I remember when I had to fly into NYC to be trained in-house on some extraordinarily easy program (which was really just Word using some macros they'd made for it) to edit and code in the SGML for the typesetter, because all of a sudden the copyeditors had to do THAT too (fact-checking, copyediting, and continuity weren't enough for them...).

And then a year later they dumped that whole idea for another, and I had to pay for another plane trip and a week in NYC (luckily I had people to stay with, because the publisher wasn't paying for any of it, even though it was mandatory).

Date: Thursday, 18 May 2017 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maruad
Thanks for sharing the song.

I would like to offer a song in return. I just heard this one today. It was the grand prize winner in International Song Writing Competition 2017. The link includes a link for the song (The Sound) and also links for all the competition winners.

http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners

Date: Friday, 19 May 2017 02:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heliopausa
I guess there's pretty tumultuous emotions about the press takeover. :(
Thanks for the song.

(For light-heartedness: have you seen this revamp of Star Wars? The whole thing goes as long as the Sergeant Pepper's album, but you can watch it in bits.)

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