Archive for June, 2003


Saturday, June 28th, 2003

All this week I have felt wiped out. I don’t know if it was allergies, or being out of shape, going back on some of my meds, or what; but I have been half asleep on my feet since Monday. This morning I got out of bed at 9:30 and felt much, much better. What […]

Last Weekend

Wednesday, June 25th, 2003

My mom and my stepdad live out in the country. And as such, they have certain requirements of anyone who housesits for them, like feeding the chickens each day. The chickens were remarkably well-behaved while I was up there. They put themselves to bed each night and I didn’t have to run all over the […]


Tuesday, June 24th, 2003

I seriously need to get my shit together. I’m now working on six projects. How the hell did that happen? They just kind of mushroomed up. I’m working on the Aran of course. I haven’t touched it in about a week. I need to rip out what little progress I’ve made on the sleeve because […]

Dog Man

Saturday, June 21st, 2003

I’m housesitting for my mom right now. I’m looking out of a window onto the tranquil surface of the Guadalupe river, trying to keep four dogs away from my breakfast. It’s tough, really. I did my second Blogger->Moveable Type migration last night. It went pretty smoothly, but I did a stupid thing. I’m accessing the […]

Mental Workout

Thursday, June 19th, 2003

I’ve added a permanent link to the graph generator in my toolbar at the top. Please spread the word. I will add a feedback function to it soon so that people can more easily report bugs or request features. Last night I had a great mental workout. I offered to help an acquaintance who’d been […]


Wednesday, June 18th, 2003

I am in awe of Sweater Girl, who had the guts to do what I don’t. She’s working on what looks like the same Aran pattern I’m working on, and she also flubbed the big six-stranded cable. But she actually went back and ripped the cable panel out to fix it. Wow. Just, wow. Seeing […]

Cable Grapher Alpha One

Tuesday, June 17th, 2003

Folks, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve got the alpha version of the Cable Grapher up and running. You can’t hear it, but I’m playing a little tape recording of applause in the background right now. Thank you, thank you. Okay, enough of that. I expect this thing has more bugs than I have dirty […]


Tuesday, June 17th, 2003

For a mellow night, last night was very productive. I went down to Starbuck’s to grab a cup of coffee last night after dinner. The local bakery, which I would have preferred to patronize, apparently closes at six. I don’t know what that’s about. Anyway, while I was working on CDS, I noticed how the […]

Killing the Buddha with Genetic Algorithms

Monday, June 16th, 2003

Some thoughts that were knocking around my head this morning as I rode in to work: I’ve heard that there is a saying in Buddhism that if you should encounter the Buddha on the road, you should kill him. Apparently this is a parable meant to instruct the listener to actively reject authority or arguments […]

Knit one, purl one, rip about seventy

Sunday, June 15th, 2003

When all is said and done and I have knit my last stitch, I wonder if I will have actually knit more stitches than I ripped out? Here’s what CDS looked like last week at about this time: Lovely, no? NO!!! Because that little stitch marker in the middle indicates where I unevenly increased the […]