Archive for September, 2003

A few extra inches

Thursday, September 18th, 2003

So Lin needed a few extra inches on the caper hat. No problem. I took it with me to the local pub this evening so I could work on it while the fiddlers played. (They ended up starting really late, so I didn’t actually hear any music, but I got ambiance. Buttloads of ambiance.) I […]

Thanks for playing

Thursday, September 18th, 2003

Ah, crap. With ten minutes to go, I borked the server I was working on for the RHCE test this morning. When the timer went off, my computer was in a state where it would not boot without manual intervention. That meant I got a zero for that section of the exam. The exam consists […]

A Rainy Day in Soho

Thursday, September 18th, 2003

Well, it might be a rainy day in Soho. Or it might not. But it’s a rainy day in San Antonio. I went to bed early last night and got up early this morning to get to work in time to take my RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) exam. I’m going to get my ass […]

First Goal Done

Tuesday, September 16th, 2003

Okay, I have accomplished one of my September goals: I made a watchcap. This is made from Lamb’s Pride Worsted, the darkest blue I could find at the Yarn Barn, on #9 circs. It’s a simple two-by-two rib pattern that I’ve found works really well for “caper hats”. I’m calling this one Pumpkinhead because I’m […]

Is that . . . Autumn?

Monday, September 15th, 2003

I’m sure it’s just wishful thinking, but the weater in San Antonio this weekend was positively Autumnal. Last Thursday a big wave of thunderstorms swept through, bringing 3″ of rain and a ten-degree drop in temperatures. The sky promptly cleared up afterwards and we’ve had this absolutely gorgeous weather all weekend. I met with a […]

Moving Mellow

Saturday, September 13th, 2003

Last weekend I did some hard-core relaxing. I borrowed the puppas from my ex and took them out to the country for a couple of days of basking in the sun, drinking wine, eating really well (“all we have is leftover barbequeued cornish hens – is that okay?”), and hobnobbing with the local fauna. Bailey […]

Ride & Stitch

Thursday, September 11th, 2003

Tonight is the Thursday night ride through downtown San Antonio. I clamped a CateEye ultra bright LED lamp on my Revive and I plan to take a leisurely spin with the STORM folks through our fair city. Aftewards I’m going to head to the Brew Moon to listen to music and work on the Sooper […]

Apologies to FedEx

Tuesday, September 9th, 2003

The other day when I posted my rant on Federal Express, I was pretty mad. But now that the whole thing has passed, I feel obligated to correct what I said earlier. They really did a very good job. The fault of the missing package was entirely my apartment managers’. They misplaced the package after […]

Weekend o’ Cleaning

Sunday, September 7th, 2003

Okay, I am *really* going to clean up my apartment now. My mom and I agreed this morning that she would clean her refridgerator and I’d do my apartment. She had a head start and is already done. I’m going to tackle mine as soon as I finish this post. Also, I’ve been meaning to […]

When it absolutely, positively has to be abandoned somewhere

Friday, September 5th, 2003

So last week, I finally broke down and bought myself an iPod. I love listening to music, I love computers, and I love the idea of a pocket-sized 10GB FireWire drive that I can take with me anywhere. I mean, that’s half the size of the drive in my laptop, and all the MP3s in […]