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Slowly crawling up the learning curve

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Man, XCode development is hard. And fun. XCode is the suite of development tools that Apple gives away for its OSX and iOS operating systems. It lets you write programs for OSX or iPhones/iPads/iPod Touch, in other words. It’s free, but it’s a serious bunch of software. Writing code with it is not like writing […]

More coding than knitting

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

I haven’t knit anything in ages. I’m in the process of moving right now, which has disrupted one of my current side projects – namely learning to knit on a Brother knitting machine. That got sidelined a few weeks before the Madrona conference because I wanted to be able to show people a proof-of-concept app […]

A Retraction

Friday, January 6th, 2012

This is long overdue. Back in 2003, when I was working on my Sweater Project sweater, I posted this: It was meant humorously. But some recent conversations that I’ve been following in the blogosphere, particularly on science blogs that have been talking about issues of discrimination against women, made me realize that I fell […]

More photography than knitting

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

I haven’t been doing that much knitting, but I am getting better with my camera.

Yes, Virginia, I still knit

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Testing, testing – is this thing on? It’s been five months since my last post. I wish I could say that I’ve been productively knitting the whole time, but I’ve been slowly plodding my way through my Jaywalker socks most of that time. I did do a couple of other side projects on the way […]

I hate inconsiderate campers

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Last weekend, my girlfriend, her son, and my dog went camping on the Olympic peninsula. To make a long story short, we drove for about five hours looking for a campsite. We finally found one at Seal Rock. It was a stone’s throw from the highway, which sucked. It was also right next to a […]

They have trees here

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

They had trees in Texas too, don’t get me wrong – just not like they have up here in the Pacific Northwest. The trees here are HUGE. And they are green! All the time! And there are mushrooms! I spent most of my childhood wishing I could see trees like this. Being able to just […]

In which I make dinner

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Last night, I got home before my girlfriend and immediately put on some rice in the cooker. The plan was to make a reprise of the chicken piccata dinner that I made this past weekend. When she arrived home, she presented me with a bag of groceries and announced that she did not want rice […]

Bad Day for Us

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

sigh Today President Obama released his birth certificate. This is a really, really sad day in a lot of ways. First, because an irrational argument carried weight. The whole Birther line of questioning was a lie from the start. It was not based on an argument that said there was evidence that President Obama wasn’t […]


Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

I wish my grandfather was alive right now. He was a career Air Force officer. He was one of the last commandants of Wheelus Air Force Base in Libya until Quaddafi closed the country to the United States. He was a very black-and-white kind of man; he and I would not agree on many things […]