Archive for June, 2005

Knitting by the Firefly light

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

This weekend I spent most of my time (minus two bike rides) in front of the television. Well, technically, in front of my computer, but I was watching a TV show. I was watching the first (and sadly, only) season of Firefly, a kind of space western. It didn’t make it as a TV series, […]

Noun and Nerdy

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

Okay, Cari, you asked for it. It was late last night. I was alone in the middle of the cube farm, refactoring code that hadn’t been seen by human eyes in years. Outside the wind howled and the lighting arced. Or maybe it was still – who knows? There aren’t any windows in this place. […]

What a day – and it’s not over yet

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

There will be absolutely nothing in this post about knitting. Just so you know. I woke up this morning to the radio. It was “call in and bitch about whatever you want” day, and someone named Samantha was calling in to gripe about the fact that the media never report any of the good things […]

My brain really hurts.

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

I’m going to let my work intrude into the blog for just a second, just because I found a historically interesting website while working on a project. Here’s what may be the first website with non-English characters in its name. Shrimp sandwiches, anyone? The content of the site’s not the point; it’s that the name […]

Weekend Swatch-Fest

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

In order to help teach the women at work* about knitting, I sat down today and watched a few DVDs while I cranked out these four swatches. The point here is to illustrate a few of the things you can do with just knit and purl stitches. No color work, no cables, just basic stitches. […]

Finally, transparent government!

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

For a long time, I’ve wished that I could directly communicate with my elected representatives. I’ve sent letters to Henry Bonilla, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Vice President Cheney, and President Bush, and typically I’ve gotten form letters in response. It’s kind of discouraging, especially when every single person in the Federal government who represents me tends […]

Some chaff, some wheat

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

I went for a much-needed bike ride after work today. I replaced the tube on my road bike and went for a gentle 12-mile jaunt. Ten miles into it, my rear tire flatted again! Can you freaking believe it? And it was devilishly hard to repair. I had to re-patch the damn thing four times […]