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Magnus Eisengrim
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On 2011-12-06 23:56, Devious wrote:
In the interests of gleaning some insight into this behaviour,
I am posting some of his characteristics. They may or not be
relevant.


  • Coffee Drinker
  • Smoker
  • Above average intelligence
  • Hearing impairment related to prior military service
  • Overweight
  • Doesn't drive
  • Mortgage Broker
  • Caucasian
  • Doesn't overeat
  • Displays no sign of substance abuse
  • Very hygienic
  • Very social
  • Upbeat
  • "SeaPath" machine user to control snoring due to sleep apnea
  • Great sense of humour

He is an overall a decent guy, so I'm trying to cope as best as possible.
Perhaps you could say, that I couldn't have asked for a better tenant.
In that case, it would be I, who needed an adjustment, meaning he was sent
into my life to teach me something new.



I was wondering where MagicSanta went.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Too funny Magnus! Say, I know that he survived the fire near his home, but perhaps
the little "town" lost it's only modem line? Anyone hear from him?
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L'Chaim!
Salguod Nairb
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He has been going to the library to get online and responded to a post last week I believe. Hopefully he got a job and is too busy working to post here.
We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness...
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We can hope.

Actually, the roommate's OCD sounds quite a bit more severe than mine. My biggest thing is having the TV/radio volume, temperature, and such always on an even number. Jill's used to it.
I have other habits, but that's the biggest one. Nothing as time-consuming as spending all day cleaning the same thing over and over.
I like efficiency too much to do that.
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
~Will Rogers
Salguod Nairb
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So do you have to keep your post count even too?
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On 2011-12-08 01:58, critter wrote:
My biggest thing is having the TV/radio volume, temperature, and such always on an even number.


I knew a physicist who did all he could to never exit a building through the same door he entered. It started as a bit of a joke (he wanted his path to be homotopically nontrivial. If you know what homotopy is... it's still not all that funny), but it kind of consumed him and blossomed into a full-blown obsession.

I don't think he was OCD per se, but he definitely had a lot of weird habits.

And since I'm feeling nostalgic, here's the story of how we became friends. When I was a freshman in college at UC Santa Barbara, I loved to go to this 24 hour coffee shop in the wee hours and study. I usually was one of the only people studying at that hour, but every so often this guy would show up. He had a routine of scribbling some math, then pacing around the parking lot for half an hour in a circle, then coming back and scribbling some more. He would also usually have a very advanced physics book with him, but I don't think I ever saw him open it.

Eventually, I stopped seeing him at the coffee shop. Then three years later, I saw him show up in a seminar on "K-theory" I was taking. He stopped showing after a few lectures. In all this time, I had never spoken with him or even said hello. A semester later, I was walking around campus and he came up and spoke his first words ever to me: "Do you know how to compute the K-groups of projective varieties?"

"Uhhh.... no, sorry."

"But you were in the K-theory seminar!"

"Yeah, but I'm interested in operator algebras." (Being interested in operator algebras means I have no idea about projective varieties.)

"Ohhh.... you do operator algebras."

Then he walked off without saying goodbye. A few weeks later we took a road trip to Vegas with another mathematician.

Funny how things work sometimes...
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On 2011-12-08 04:15, Salguod Nairb wrote:
So do you have to keep your post count even too?


Nope. Just my laptop volume.
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
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Status Update,
My tenant has been spending more time away from the home. He has finally discouvered the beach. It's only a couple of blocks away. The women and the
water are currently occupying his time.

Things have settled down. I even left a couple of dishes in the sink as a test. They were still waiting for me. Many thanks for all of the advice and encouragement folks.
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On 2011-12-09 21:13, Devious wrote:
Status Update,
My tenant has been spending more time away from the home. He has finally discouvered the beach. It's only a couple of blocks away. The women and the
water are currently occupying his time.


I wonder how long it will take him to clean up all that sand?
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
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Magnus Eisengrim
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On 2011-12-10 11:52, critter wrote:
Quote:
On 2011-12-09 21:13, Devious wrote:
Status Update,
My tenant has been spending more time away from the home. He has finally discouvered the beach. It's only a couple of blocks away. The women and the
water are currently occupying his time.


I wonder how long it will take him to clean up all that sand?


'If seven maids with seven mops
Swept it for half a year,
Do you suppose,' the Walrus said,
'That they could get it clear?'
'l doubt it,' said the Carpenter,
And shed a bitter tear.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Tenants/Roommates suck.
You are now just finding this out...
when you get home from your trip, your home won't be yours anymore
believe me...
been there done that

advice from one Bro to another

KICK HIM OUT NOW!!!
He's not worth the head trip you set yourself up for.
it gets worse, and sooner than you think.
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