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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iPod Touch Review

I have amazon kindle envy, I'm not going to lie. I've written about the kindle before, and I don't think my opinion has changed that much: it's a great idea, and with some changes it could be really amazing. I'm not going to get one of course: between the ugly, the price tag, the price scheme for the books, and the DRM there doesn't seem to be much reason. I still have envy.…

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Around We Go (spinning report)

I spent a lot of my recent Saturday spinning. It's nice to finally have such a long period of time where I don't have to do anything. Here's what I did: I finished spinning the shetland roving that I've been working on for a couple of months. This was the first big batch of wool that I bought after my return to spinning this spring. I got 2 pounds (which is my standard order size) of a lovely grey and I spun a DK-ish weight 3-ply yarn.…

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Pithy Writing Advice

I don't hate all writing advice but I am a bit choosy, and I tire often of too much navel gazing in this area. Also, a little bit of advice goes a long way. In that vein there are a couple of ideas about writing for "new" writers that have been floating across my mind recently. And I've stolen this all from various podcasts and essays and books, so while I've curated this collection, I am not responsible for its production.…

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