trial and error

I’ve moved my blog over to a hosted solution at wordpress.com.  I started this project a week ago, after realizing the shared cheapie managed shared hosting solution I was on wasn’t working out well enough -as my technical brother characterized it, “there is a naughty user on the system who is triggering a kernel panic…

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Technology

I love not having a computer at work. It’s a bit like a car: nice to have one, but even nicer not to use it every day. It certainly makes the time I do use the computer more efficient (and probably only a couple hours per week total, unless I’m doing an intensive like building…

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machinery

I have, literally, been dreaming about this machine for a couple weeks: Our partner project, SEAWALL, is making small batches of men’s shirts (women’s coming soon!) –  all of fine japanese fabrics and with lots of buttons.  and buttonholes. It’s seemingly impossible to imitate the look of a professional buttonhole using home sewing equipment. And…

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switching servers post.

testing. 123   yeah, I just switched web hosting from yahoo over to webfaction.com .  Yahoo, where I’ve had my mail for years, has been functioning more and more poorly of late.  The mail has one of the most annoying bugs I’ve ever seen- (“temporary error 0”) that goes like this: write an email.  several…

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non-binary

had an interesting realization yesterday: there are a lot of different ways to fix something.  even machinery is non-binary. This occurred after I took my juki home serger to Biddeford for Tony to take a look at it.  I thought it was out-of-whack because I couldn’t get it to sew stretchy enough seams, and broke…

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nine sewing machines

Though I only use five of them. ……. I just got a new machine recently.  I’ve been trying to figure out for a few months what would make my life more efficient.  Mainly, my issues were:  buttonholes & zigzag. Originally, I thought it would be an industrial zigzag machine, but, of course, they are expensive…

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mapping stuff.

gonna discuss navigation a bit. I brought two GPS devices with me:  the PN60w (the DeLorme outdoors device, which I’m using for demos, overview nav, and fun) and a Garmin nuvi for driving. Car When I rented the car in Brussels, the clerk said “oh, they gave you a nice car.  must be because you…

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locational

This trip I’m traveling with PN60w + Spot Communicator…meaning I can post location based text messages from anywhere in the world. however, since I’ll be in Europe, this isn’t quite as amazing since there is cell coverage everywhere.  but it’s practice for that day I get really courageous and hike the AT or something… you…

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finding stuff.

Here is my traveling GPS set-up:  I use the Garmin Nuvi for ‘heads-up’ navigation, but hold the PN-40 closeby in order to see the surrounding areas, check out terrain and natural features, and do POI searches. Sunday, however, was my first time actually using the PN40 for it’s intended outdoors/hiking/geocaching type activities.  I was so…

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