Mar 16

Changes

Posted by Matty

So, I haven ' t written anything lately. This isn ' t because I lost both my hands in a freak thresher accident, or because I refuse to believe that the Internet exists. The reasons are far more pedestrian. The kind folks that give me money in exchange for my services (a.k.a. work) have been keeping me pretty busy for the past several months. Now, I’ve got some breathing room and am going to tackle a project that I’ve been putting off for months (or years).

Change is in the air and you are all down wind. Starting tomorrow, I am going to be redesigning this website. Over the course of the next week to ten days, I am going to be working on the design every night for a few hours and your thoughts count.

My changes will be updated on this front page every night, and I will try write of the specific details as I get the design and the code together. Throughout the redesign, the site will continue to be usable, and the individual articles will still look the same. Only the front page will be “under construction”.

I will keep the comments open, and would like to hear what you like or hate. You read the site. Is there anything that you would like to see? Anything that bugs you? For me, the existing site is pretty rough. It was pretty cool in 2003, but we are ready for some changes ’round these parts.

General geekery on the inside

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Mar 16

Baby Benny’s Bot

Posted by Nanc

Before Benny and family arrived for the great-fun-yet-too-short visit, I decided that Benny needed a robot. I mean, what if he took fancy to Matt’s robot Bruce and wanted, no… NEEDED to take him home? In order to plan for such an event (and ’cause they’re fun to knit), I quickly (relatively) knitted a new ‘bot.

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Mar 15

This past weekend we had a wonderful visit from Matt’s sister Rachel and her awesome family (Jason and baby Benny). Obviously, Benny stole the show and it was really all about him. (Hopefully this won’t cause too many issues for him in the future.)

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Mar 8

It’s been a bit quiet around these parts, but know that this is only an illusion. A lot’s been going on, just nothing all that blog-worthy. My knitting time (and knitting abilities) have been sporadic lately, which leaves a kind of funny taste in ones mouth. Like something is amiss.

So as not to bore y’all to death, there are fotos in the ‘Read More’ section, but only of single, unfinished-pairs of socks. Sad, no?

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Mar 7

Curiosity

Posted by Nanc

Curiosity and cats are funny things. Why do cats have such a queer (as in “odd”) sense of interest in how things work and hidden crevices? What makes them so interested in the unknown, and what gives them the courage/stupidity (tom·A·to/tomäto) to investigate?

With the added benefit of being cute, kittens being curious really gets me every time. And Walter IS cute.

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Mar 1

Okay, admittedly “torture” is way too strong of a word here. And “masochism” would bring on too many Google-searching freaks. Besides, it’s not really THAT bad. And it’s for the best, right? Right?!

Caution. If you are sensitive about religion, do not continue to read this. I do not mean to offend, but I’m not completely PC either.

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