Sure, fountain pens are a bit fiddlier than your average ballpoint. But they do have their advantages.
My mother and I were driving into downtown Menlo Park today, stopped at a stop sign. A woman with a wheelchair was crossing the street, so I decided to wait. Just then, a bicyclist plows through the stop sign, across the intersection, and nearly hits the woman in the wheelchair. At the next intersection, he […]
A friend asked the other day what to use on wool, knowing my dislike of Woolite. Simple answer: wool is hair. Use shampoo. Might as well use the same shampoo you use on your own hair: one fewer bottle to have hanging around the house. I use a sulfate-free shampoo that’s designed for dyed hair, […]
Or, “Migrating a blog is always more painful than you think.” I hope you can see this. If all goes well, this blog has been migrated from WordPress to Typo, running Ruby on Rails over Lighttpd. I’ve seen a few feed hits coming through, but I’ll check when I wake up (yes, it’s almost 7 […]
This is a pent-up rant that’s been waiting for a while, but bear with me. Last time I had to contact our state government’s Employment Development Department by phone, I had to “Press 1 for English.” Now, really, does that make any sense at all? Shouldn’t English be the default? Especially when there’s separate phone […]
Going to be going to Northwest Woodworking School for a week for a class. I’m really looking forward to studying for a week with Brian Boggs. Traditional chairmaking is still very much in vogue, and I’ll be interested to see How Things Are Done.
I’m writing about my annual thought-experiment, so that some of you can play. I’m posting early so that the Canadians can also play on Canada Day. Given the recent near-pass on the anti-flag-burning law, I’d like to propose the following: if you happen to see anyone wearing a flag or “USA” or anything like that […]
Well, Woodworking Online is a blog about Woodworking, and the WoodNet forum thread of the week happens to be the one I started about issues with the wooden plane I made.
Yesterday, I went up to the city to spend time at Geoffrey Grosenbach’s Rails workshop, offered by Carson Workshops. While I was already better-versed in Rails than most anyone there, there’s always things you pick up from other people, and it was an excellent recharger for the mental batteries. I highly recommend anyone new to […]
Been fighting one off for nearly a week. Need more sleep.