Archive for July, 2005

Insomnia, you suck

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Well, it’s crawling towards 2:00 am and I feel no closer to sleep than I did when I first got in bed two hours ago. I really hate this. I would very much like to get a good night’s sleep and get to work early tomorrow, but that’s looking less likely with each passing minute. […]

Rainbow in the hill country

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Genesis: 9:13-16

Facilitating network communication

Monday, July 25th, 2005

In today’s computing environments, there is more and more demand for networked services. Microsoft’s .NET initiative was all about creating a system for programming networked applications. But there is still a dearth of accepted standards, and there’s a lot of friction between systems on the Internet trying to pass data back and forth. A programmer […]


Sunday, July 24th, 2005

Yesterday was a day-long cycling and knitting oddyssey for me. Since I hadn’t gotten any exercise all week, I hopped on my bike in the morning and rode down to the yarn barn to do some work on the Fenna. I got a couple rows done and chatted with the ladies, then started to get […]

Of Knitting and Monkeys

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

So I have this tragedy of a socklet sitting here on my desk, taunting me with its ill fit and sloppy bind offs. It’s been a discouraging presence on my desk for the last week, frankly, and I think I’m about to send it off to the great unknown of abandoned knit artifacts. That’s apparently […]

just let me finish this damn thing

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

Not a lot of knitting going on since the socklet was stillborn a week ago. I just kind of ran out of steam. Plus I’ve got a lot on my mind from work these days. I am in the midst of re-writing a large bit of very sensitive code, and if I fuck it up […]

I love Greasemonkey

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

Last night I met my buddy Todd at the Candlelight Café for dinner and hacking. We’ve been playing around with this new plugin for Firefox called Greasemonkey, which lets you do some really, really cool stuff. Basically it allows you to automatically edit the content of a web page after you’ve loaded it in Firefox. […]

Gettin’ the Google Love

Friday, July 15th, 2005

Aww, I just got some good vibes from the world’s favorite search engine. I was writing an e-mail to my work knitting friends to let them know I wouldn’t be around at lunch today, and I decided to throw in a bit of knitting trivia. Since I’m going to be out getting my bike wheels […]

The invisible popsicle

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

I just remembered something that the Fantastic Four comics used to make me think about, namely the Invisible Woman and, well, her invisibility. There are three types of invisibilty in comics (that I’ve heard of, anyway). The first is Invisible Woman style, which happens because she warps light around her. The second is H.G. Wells’ […]

I can’t think of a title

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

I went out after work and did a short ride in 100°+ heat. It turned out to be almost half as I had intended, but that was okay – I sweat enough for twice the length. I have got to start doing this more often – I felt great afterwards. As I was telling someone […]