Archive for May, 2006

How Tiring Was It?

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

How tiring was Memorial Day Weekend? This tiring.

Coming soon: the Cabanakilt

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Memorial Day Weekend. Sun, water, children, grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, beer, sodas, dogs, croquet mallets, brownies and cake. I was so exhausted when I got home. I checked e-mail, read some news, stared blankly at the computer screen for what seemed like a minute but turned out to be an hour, and then collapsed […]

I can see how that would be awkward.

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

So I’m driving home from seeing a movie with some buddies from work when I pass a pickup stalled on the side of the road. It’s hauling a trailer, and the bed and the trailer are both full of furniture. Some poor group of folks were moving at 10:00 on a Friday night. And they […]

Dreams getting weirder

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

I remember three distinct scenes from dreams I had last night: In one, I had a fan that was either cooling something or drying it out. I needed it to go faster, so I downloaded instructions on hacking it by cutting through part of a PCB to deactivate a feedback circuit that limited the fan’s […]

Film Weekend

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

I saw three movies this weekend, ranging from mass-consumption thriller to ponderous drama. On Saturday I met up with my girl and one of her friends and saw The DaVinci Code. It was a great movie, but I enjoyed the experience of reading the book more. The book was a very good thriller that made […]

Official Tour Stop

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

Sweater Project was an official stop on the YukBert 2006 North American Tour. Robert and Yuka were two of my best friends at Reed waaay back in ’90-’92. They were so inseparable that I started referring to them collectively as YukBert.

Bugfix Saturday

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

I finally got around to figuring out why the tip jar I put on the VisiKnit page didn’t work. Stupid darn helpful WordPress! There’s a really long string in the link to the PayPal website that got cut off in the WordPress editor when I pasted it in, and WordPress “helpfully” formatted the broken line […]

Crap that goes through my head in the stairwell

Friday, May 19th, 2006

I take words way too personally. I get an allergic reaction to words or phrases that strike me as buzzwords, but I love words that introduce some nuanced meaning into language. I was thinking of this yesterday in the stairwell up to my apartment because somehow or another, the word meme caught my attention. A […]

Still no knitting . . .

Monday, May 15th, 2006

But also no political rants and no kilt pimping. Instead, jump over to Flickr and see a few pictures I took while out in the country this weekend.

This should scare you.

Friday, May 12th, 2006

What interesting times we live in. A little over 50 years ago, President Harry Truman created the National Security Agency (NSA). Until about eight or ten years ago, most people had never heard of it. A lot of people still haven’t. Historically, it has been so secretive about its activities and existence that some people […]