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Random Wednesday

Knitty Gritty Thoughts has posted the results of her “What do you like in a blog?” survey. There’s some interesting data there – by far, the #1 answer is “Personal stories.” “Pictures” is a close second, with “Posts in general (about projects and WIPs)” running a distant third. This confirms some thoughts I have . . . → Read More: Random Wednesday

Post-Memorial Day Letdown

Finished knitting up a hat for The Ships Project, which seemed like a pleasingly appropriate thing to do on Memorial Day. (Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Chestnut and Fern, held double, on 5mm circulars.)

One thing I learned from this hat is that ribbing is really stretchy. Quite a revealation, I . . . → Read More: Post-Memorial Day Letdown

Preserve “Net Neutrality”

“Net Neutrality” means that every site you visit is treated the same by your ISP. Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T feel that this is insufficiently profitable. Their plan is to essentially tax websites for the privilege of being seen by their customers.

Under this plan, if I wanted Verizon customers to be able to read . . . → Read More: Preserve “Net Neutrality”


So I’m standing outside, taking a little break, when some random guy rides past on a bicycle and spits on my car. Spits! On my car!

I was so aghast, dear reader, that I did nothing. About 30 seconds later – which is to say, after the spitter was well out of sight – . . . → Read More: Dude?!