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September 17th, 2007

02:30 pm - Very good house
Meme taken from pwaa

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The similarity to our current house plans is truly astounding.

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June 6th, 2007

10:22 am - A three-penny-bus young man
This is mostly for uzbradistan, who's currently in Helsinki. A real time bus map! It uses the GPS feed from the buses, and ties them into google maps.


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June 4th, 2007

09:25 pm - When in sequel reunited
Those of you who know drdaly will probably want to know that there's (another) Five O'Clock Shadow reunion concert this Saturday. It'll be at 8:00pm in Natick, MA. Yes, Mike's flying in for the weekend, and will be there.

Details can be found at the Five O'Clock Shadow website or tickets can be ordered via The Center for Arts in Natick.

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May 30th, 2007

12:44 pm - When looked at from the proper point of view
Google maps has a cool new street level view for selected areas. No Boston-area stuff yet, but New York is well covered.

uzbradistan and kendellsquare, the construction from next door to your place looks neat!

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April 6th, 2007

07:05 pm - To mother earth to make a track
We have a new addition to the family.

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March 13th, 2007

06:16 pm - The hands that shrink
Okay, this is one way to play Rachmaninoff if you only have human-sized hands.

coraline, don't watch their other stuff that involves the violin. You might get ideas...

It's too bad Igudesman & Joo only appear to perform in Europe. Kinda hard to roadtrip.

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January 19th, 2007

01:22 pm - You must be at a tremendous discount just now
I'm posting this mostly for carbon_scoring, to remind her that the store in Assembly Square has a huge Lion Brand selection, and for craftygryphon, because she claims she has self control (and I'm evil, 'cause I don't believe her).

Anyone else who buys yarn from AC Moore, pretend I mentioned you, too. :-)

Also, the annual Super Bowl Sale at my local yarn store (Ewe'll Love It in Nashua) is on, yet again. The link is down right now, but they say it'll be back up soon. The sale is Saturday Feb. 3: 30% off from 10-2, 35% off from 2-5, and Sunday Feb. 4 is 40% off from noon-4pm. Yarn and kits only.

That is all.

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January 17th, 2007

02:43 pm - Thy power is naught
No, we didn't escape the ice storm unscathed, either.

The power flickered all day Monday. About 2:30am Tuesday morning, it went off for good. That was okay, if only a little annoying that it happened at night. We have way too many UPSes, all of which beep. The woodstove handles the heat issue, no problem. Machines were shut down, and the beeping silenced. Water was extracted from the tank for use later. Back to bed.

Tuesday, we spent the day stoking the stove, moving wood, and clearing the driveway. And then I went to start the generator, so the fridge wouldn't contain spoiled food.

It's really a good idea to check out the generator before filling it with gas. For example, checking to see if the pull cord will even turn the motor. I'll try that next time, to prevent having to find a siphon to get the gas back out of a seized generator.

Still, not really a problem. We picked up a small generator on sale at the Christmas Tree Shops last summer. It hadn't even been unpacked yet. It's 1000 watts; that should be enough to run the fridge. Hmm... Can't find the fridge manual, or a label. Found a service manual glued to the back of the fridge (man, it's dusty back there). Compressor, icemaker, defroster all add up to about 800 watts. That ought to be enough.

Except that one reason the generator was so cheap is that it is a two-stroke model. This means it needs oil added to the gas. A lot of oil, compared with our other two-stroke engines. I'll have to mix a new batch. I dig around for a small gas can, find the right oil, and triumphantly announce to bearly_here that we're ready to go!

And the power comes back on.

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October 12th, 2006

05:56 pm - All at once a victim fell
I've fired another shot in Sock Wars.

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My own assassin was taken out, and now I'm waiting for her assassin to take me out. And rooting for the third one up the line...

In related news, many thanks to coraline for my new knitting icon!

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September 25th, 2006

01:18 pm - Upon the battle scene
Sock Wars has begun. It's a deceptively simple pattern, designed to trip up the more complacent of us.

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We'll see how long it takes for my assassin to send her socks to me.

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