Archive for July, 2008

Caveat Knittor

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Hey folks, I just updated the code for the Knitomaton program – er, service – er, thingy. I’m putting some Google Analytics code into the generated page so that I can track the usage of the service. If you save the page for local use and you do not want to send tracking information back […]

I spoke too soon

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

What I said previously about spending my free time working on improving Knitomaton . . . yeah, well, I spoke too soon. Turns out the test for Level 3 Systems Administrator at work is going to be this Saturday. I think I’m almost to the point where I can pass it this time. Passing means […]

Random bits of updates

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Welcome to Random Tuesday! First, I squeed this morning when I checked the ACRG website. They used one of my pictures for the background of the promo for their next event! I’m very happy about that. Second, I wrote to the folks at Knitty to see if extending Knitomaton to load Knitty patterns will fall […]

Knitomaton v 0.1 is up

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Hi folks, Two things. First, I’m not a big fan of posting too many details of my personal life on the web, but this blog is one way that I communicate with a lot of my friends, so here goes. I broke up with Lilith. The details of our relationship are nobody’s business but our […]

New knitting toy in beta . . . well, maybe sub-alpha

Friday, July 25th, 2008

I’ve been trying to distract myself lately and I found a fun project to do so. I was thinking about the ways that people keep track of what row they’re on in a complex pattern – sticky notes, pencil marks, katcha-katchas, abaci, etc., when I imagined how cool it would be to have a web […]

My first knitting-related injury

Monday, July 21st, 2008

So I was sitting at home working on my kilt hose. I stood up to go into the kitchen and got the yarn wrapped around my leg, which caused me to stumble. Which caused me to twist awkwardly on my ankle. Which caused me to go down on my knees, bringing my face into direct […]

Knitting and Derby

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Finally, evidence of knitting! I’m working on the Toirneach kilt hose again and they’re coming along nicely. I also had the opportunity to see the splendid Alamo City Roller Girls in action again this weekend. The Oklahoma Victory Dolls were visiting for a match against the Dragon Divas. The Divas lost the bout, unfortunately, but […]


Saturday, July 5th, 2008

One of the adventures that Lilith and I had while she was here on vacation involved a judgment call on my part (yeah, I know, I’m screwed). We were driving Ludwig, my little blue Miata, up to Kerrville to stay at the river for a couple of days. On the way I took some back […]

Sometimes, when I’m bored, I do evil things

Friday, July 4th, 2008

So, years and years ago, I read about an algorithm called Markov chaining that is used for stochastic modelling. Without going into details about what that actually means (check the Wikipedia article), it can be used to analyze a body of text and then generate new text that is similar to the original. The more […]

Definitely not a steamboat

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

I went to lunch with my friends Lori and Rachel yesterday. When we got back from some excellent Chinese cuisine, I looked up in the sky and started shouting “A BUNNY!” No, it wasn’t too much MSG: Hee.