Other People's Holidays

The following tweet/identica post made this morning, pretty much sums up my reaction to the incumbent holiday: so last night I was like "why am I not getting email" and then "I better check on the server" and then "oh right #otherpeoplesholidays" I'm getting on a plane later this morning to fly to my home town for the first time since last October. It'll be good to see family and friends out there, and I'm always appreciative of a break from some aspects of my routine.…

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Caffeine Dependence

Sometimes, particularly when it feels like I'm not getting very much done, I'd probably tell you that I'm not very good at keeping myself a routine and that I'm not terribly focused most of the time. I'd probably be lying. While I wish that I had additional routines and habits more firmly established (blogging, writing, excercise, the truth is (I think, in retrospect) that a lot of how I exist in the world has to do with routines, and winning the mind-over-matter game.…

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New Technology

I was originally going to write this post as a "reasons I don't need a new computer," piece explaining my current setup (one laptop, a virtual server, and a lot of bailing wire) and explaining that despite some problems (a lack of local redundancy and small screen size) a new computer wasn't exactly warranted. Though I wanted one, particularly after seeing the new MacBook Air, and I've long thought about getting a 15 inch laptop as I still lament my last 15 inch machine.…

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Almost Poetry

in no particular order: "Aww, you look like you're annoyed at the water for being wet. Good morning." "[The broken heater] had only the vaguest reminiscence of warmth." "Wasn't your major Women's Studies?" "Yes." "Then how did you learn about the Internet?" "You look like the kind of fellow who wants a jolly rancher."…

Unfettered Monday

Fantisque Unfettered is a new fantasy magazine from the editorial team that did the Aether Age shared world project. You can learn more about this by listening to the latest version of the outer alliance podcast. I must confess that reading/listening to all of these things is still in my queue, but I have a lot of respect for the creators of all of these things, and I'd love for this wiki play host to a discussion of any of these works.…

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Delicious Aftertaste

Apparently Delicious is shutting down. This is either not news to you, because you've been hearing people natter on about it for days, or you don't have a clue what Delicious is. Which is more likely, because it's probably being shut down for under-use, which means most people don't have a clue. Right. It's a website that allows you to post links "bookmarks" and then tag them, and then search for new links based on tag, with everyone's links so you can discover whats happening based on what everyone is posting and tagging with what.…

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Still Knitting

This used to be a knitting blog. No really, it did. Then I got a technology job, move east, and started singing and dancing constantly, and didn't really have a lot of spare time to knit. Compound this with the fact that I came of age as a knitter in Southern Wisconsin, and the heavy sweaters and thick socks that were essential there were pretty much unwearable in everywhere I've lived since.…

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