somewhat sublight

I got my hair cut last friday and while I was waiting for my turn in the chair, I did a little writing with my ipod touch, which was an experience onto itself. [1] But this is a post about what I wrote, not how I wrote it... In recognition of my need to work on a new story I began to work on developing a new story. For the past year or so I've been working in a much "harder" context than I might otherwise be prone to.…

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Wiki Questions

Though I've never asked directly about this, I have sort of hinted around the edges and thought about it a bit, so I figure, it's worth bringing up. Here's the question: You install a new wiki somewhere, and you have a blank "welcome to your wiki page." How do you go about editing these pages and developing a wiki from there? The idea behind a wiki is that it provides a quick way to edit and create web pages, without needing to know very much about HTML and associated technologies.…

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Short Fiction Goals

I have never really considered myself a short story person. I'm not really very good at writing on that scale, and for most of my life I've never been particularly good at reading that literature. In a lot of ways, I think 2008 will be/is the year that I decide if I can make a go of this "writing" thing. I mean I think it'll take longer than a year to decide if I've been successful at this writing thing, but I think in a year and some change I can decide if it's something I want to do.…

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Git Resources

Surprisingly my last post about git was more well received than I really thought. I promised that I'd collect some of the resources that I found useful when switching to git in a separate post. While this has lingered on my todo list for some time, I'm only now getting around to writing it. Hey, I just write about productivity, I never claimed to be any good at it. I should also disclaim that I am, by no means, in full command of git.…

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in-between-ness

I'm sure in a year or two I'm going to look back on this summer and say "that was the in-between summer," and shudder. Indeed this past year has been a series of "hurry up and wait," games, but that aside, as I've been struggling to write more effectively this past week, I've realized that my writing problem--such as it is--and my life problem--such as it is--are really the same. I'm in-between big things and I'm not sure how to keep things moving.…

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New About Page

I rewrote the about page for tychoish this weekend. Because it was about damn time, really, and though this one doesn't cover much new ground the format isn't so... ass-y. And because it's a slow blogging week, it's also a post. Have a good day, check out `today's critical futures story <http://criticalfutures.com/>`_, and I'll catch you around tomorrow.--ty This place is mine, I'm your host tycho garen. I'm just your average geeky, male knitter, who write science fiction, and posts to his 'blog about things like writing, current knitting, technology, academia, and other shiny topics that catch my attention.…

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Knitting Report

Knitting camp got me back into the knitting, but I haven't written about it in so long that I think it's only fitting that I write a little bit about my current projects. Here they are: Latvian Dreaming: This is the project that I am, at least theoretically, leading a follow-the-leader knit-a-long on. But it's the summer, and few people are actually follwoing along. Also, I've only written instructions until the underarm point, which I just surpassed this past weekend, so I'll be posting the next step soon.…

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