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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The Magic of Vacation

I've been on vacation this week, if that wasn't clear to you all. There's been a lot of "doing things," notably this website, a nifty lunch at a big tech company you've heard of, family stuff, bumming around New York City with R., and writing seemingly thousands of emails regarding projects, events, and possible meetings that I will probably not have time to commit to or maintain once I return to my regular routine.…

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A Modest Blogging Proposal

I'm going to present this post somewhat out of order. Here's the proposal. I want to think about moving this blog (or starting another?) to be a blog/wiki hybrid, and at the very least, moving forward I'd like the "discussion" or comment's link to link to a wiki page rather than a comments thread. I've been thinking about the blog recently. I really enjoy writing posts, and there are days when I rely on writing a blog post to get me thinking and moving in the morning (or afternoon!…

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Against Open Stacks

I have misgivings about Open Stack. Open Stack is an open source "Cloud" or infrastructure/virtualization platform, that allows providers to create on-demand computing instances, as if "in the cloud," but running on their own systems. This kind of thing is generally refereed to as "private clouds," but as all things in the "cloud space," this is relatively nebulous concept. To disclose, I am employed by a company that does work in this space, that isn't the company that is responsible for open space.…

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