Archive for January, 2005

Oh, Knitting?

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

Thank you Michelle for reminding me that this is ostensibly a knitting blog. Right – in the midst of all the other crap that’s been going on the last month, I did get in a little bit of knitting. If I’d been more consistent with this project, I’d probably be almost done by now. Oh […]

How to dissect an iMac

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Here’s the graphical account of the adventure last night. I am so glad that I got that done last night. Tonight I had to log in to work remotely and fix a problem for our London office. It was a lot easier with the Mac back online than it would have been with my backup […]

It Lives

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

In just under an hour last night, I gutted Monster, removed the old board, installed the new one, and put her back together. There were some very interesting UNIX-style messages scrolling down the screen when I turned it on, but after a little poking, all was good. HUGE sigh of relief So, now that I’ve […]

Oh thank you god

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

The mid-plane assembly arrived for my iMac yesterday and I picked it up from my apartment office just now. *huge sigh of relief* Tonight after work, I gut the Monster, install this new assembly, and re-connect all the parts. Then, if the stars are aligned just right and I can find a black chicken to […]

Pic from my commute

Monday, January 24th, 2005

Behold the power of Linux! My beloved iMac is mostly dead right now. I’m waiting for a new mid-plane assembly from Apple with which to ressurect the poor beastie. In the meantime, the Knoppix and USB key setup I prepared during my house sitting stint is coming in quite handy. I was able to upload […]

Yep, knitting’s hip

Friday, January 21st, 2005

I think we can safely say at this point that the resurgence in knitting has gone beyond fad status. I’ve been knitting for about six years now, and when I started I kept seeing magazine articles and web posts saying that knitting was hip, the new “in” thing. Well, here we are in 2005. One […]

Good men.

Thursday, January 20th, 2005

So, I threw a belt driving in to work this morning. At about 3:00 I took the car over to a place called the Oil Line that’s right across the road from work. They’re good people, and they have offered everyone from my company a 10% discount on all services. I picked up the car […]

This is getting ridiculous

Wednesday, January 19th, 2005

A few minutes from work this morning, the alternator belt on my engine slipped off. As soon as the mechanics are done with it, I get to head home. Jeez, what next? I probably won’t get as much knitting done tonight because I’m heading over to the Mosley’s for dinner. After this weekend I should […]

Minor Blog Change

Tuesday, January 18th, 2005

I had to make a minor change to the blog yesterday because of relentless comment spam. Something was attacking my webserver and driving the load on it up to about 15. (A normal load is less than 1.) So you will observe now that if you want to submit a comment, you have to hit […]

Life is Hard

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

This has been a rough week for me. But for some of my friends, it’s been even harder. A co-worker’s girlfriend suddenly died of a brain aneurism. And he is a totally nice, unassuming, soft-spoken fellow. You could not ask for a nicer guy. In retrospect, my problems are fucking peanuts. *sigh* Here’s hoping that […]