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One of the other problems with the socks I finished recently was that the bind off was way too tight on one sock, and way too loose on the other. Somebody shared this as a suggested improvement while I'm fixing them up.
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That, and 'her' cast on, is my go-to method. When in doubt, make it stretchy. ;-)
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Yes I have something for #WIPWednesday - working on a pair of socks for myself. The repeat pattern is called Baby Cable.
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+Curtis Edenfield Charlene Schurch writes great sock books. Sensational Knitted Socks kept me going all by itself for about four or five years before I bought another knitting book.
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Problem quickly discovered with the over-the-knee socks I recently finished: they don't stay all the way up on her leg! Thought I'd worked around that by knitting the cuff more tightly, but no.

Planning out the next pair of long socks I'll be working on. This time I'll add elastic thread. Oh and maybe I can redo the cuffs on the last pair if I can get them back from the owner. Just thought of that.
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The decorative ribbon on a Scottish garter is sewn onto an elastic band.
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What disturbs me is how unsurprised I am by this revelation.
 
I...uuuuhh....what?
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I've said for nearly 20 years that managers in software development measure the wrong things, and thus reward the wrong things, and thus get wrong results. It' obvious that the same problem exists in our justice systems. Prosecutors should not be measured on convictions, that's the wrong thing. They should be measured on justice served - which is, I grant, a much more nebulous thing to measure. However, if you're not measuring your real goal, you will never encourage correct results.
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Folks are doing a fine job of using song to express their dissatisfaction with Seattle's current transformation.

We have Draze talking about the Central District businesses failing (and their property being bought) with 23rd Ave being inaccessible due to heavy street renovation for months: "I guess the hood is for sale." Then there's Tacocat on Capitol Hill: "paint the rainbow beige"

Different tracks, different styles, both very much worth a listen to get a word painting of Seattle today.
Claiming musicians for a neighborhood doesn’t really work when worldwide domination can be achieved with an Instagram and a Sound Cloud account. But when the music is centered on the lives an…
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I figured out how to make better post archive pages on my Hugo site.
Yearly Post Archives In Hugo. Apr 17, 2016. Post::tools·hugo·site·perl. ← Rainy's Mish-Mash Socks. I spent a little time this weekend creating yearly post archives for my Hugo site. Hugo already has pagination functionality, but I dislike this approach in blogs. For one thing, it messes up web ...
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Because the idea of Tinder doesn't frighten me enough (an introvert thing, not a judging thing), they've revealed a new feature: find out which of your friends are using it!

Okay it's a bug that they're fixing.
In a new attempt to move beyond one-on-one dates, Tinder is testing a feature that lets users engage in group chats and arrange meetups involving multiple people. Tinder Social is what the company...
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Oh! I shared on Twitter but forgot how many knitters and +Rainyday Superstar fans I know here! Here's a pic she shared wearing the gloves and socks I made for her!

yes I'm far enough in the coffee that everything gets an exclamation point

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Awesome!
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As an example, Hypponen said he had recently spoken to a European aircraft maker that said it cleans the cockpits of its planes every week of malware designed for Android phones. The malware spread to the planes only because factory employees were charging their phones with the USB port in the cockpit.

Because the plane runs a different operating system, nothing would befall it. But it would pass the virus on to other devices that plugged into the charger.

I'm going back to bed.
A nuclear power plant in Germany has been found to be infected with computer viruses, but they appear not to have posed a threat to the facility's operations because it is isolated from the Internet, the station's operator said on Tuesday.
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Yeah, but Chernobyl and Fukushima have taught us we can survive nuclear plant "accidents".
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+Stefani Banerian no that would have been strictly a private pleasure I'm sure
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Today's taste of Twitter is A Valuable Lesson

via https://twitter.com/mattblaze/status/722177586365874176
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that happened to me too in Korea. Didn't know the master switch was on the phone. 
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I'm an unhip hipster geek.

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David Bleecher - You're like the Dread Pirate Roberts of OS installation. You had a good day today, X11, I'll probably Fedora you tomorrow. :)

Eric von Foerster  -  Brian, the technological try-sexual, he'll try anything. 

VM BrasseurNo judgment intended with this question...

Is there any tech tool with which you DON'T want to play, +Brian Wisti?

You may be one of the most technologically gregarious/curious people I know. :-)


As I try to make myself more generally useful at work, you may occasionally see notes and links for proprietary tech in my stream.

Try not to panic.

Also - I don't want to unnerve you, but I attend church and believe after a fashion in God. It's not the cranky guy with a beard and a throne, but I call it God. It's one of the little lies I allow myself, along with "deep down people are basically good. Basically. Deep, deep down." I know that both beliefs make some people uncomfortable.


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Was on cleanup duty once because somebody got busy in a Burger King bathroom.
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Perl, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Knitting, Making Lists in Small Boxes
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  • Infinity Interactive
    Programmer, 2014 - present
  • Smart Technologies
    Web Geek, 2014 - 2014
  • McKesson
    Perl Geek, 2010 - 2014
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iPhone 4 screen cracked due to an unexpected combination of gravity and a sharp rock. They fixed. Cheaper than upgrading. Great service and friendly staff. I would recommend JCD to anyone who would rather repair than upgrade. [edit] Six months later I went back to fix the back glass on a different phone. Twenty bucks and five minutes later I was out with everything all better. This just reinforces my high opinion from the first visit.
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Some (though not all) of their stock may be a bit pricey, but the quality is good.
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My favorite coffee haunt. The brothers that run it are awesome and remember your name with shocking ease. Plenty of room to stretch out and outlets for your laptop. Food? Great goods baked on site, but not where you go for a meal.
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Sometimes the Geniuses in attendance here are nice and attentive, other times they are rude and dismissive. It's unpredictable. But they have the Apple stuff you need.
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If you're a lover of vegetarian food - and patient - come here. The food is great. They have a good rotation if fresh soups and desserts accompanying a solid veggie diner menu. It's not fast food, so don't come here in a rush. Non-vegetarians should go for the burrito. There's enough cheese to appease the meat craving for a bit.
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Okay, it's small and cramped, but the staff is very friendly and the pastries are delicious.
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It's crowded and hectic nearly every time I'm in, but the food is good and the staff is nice. The best deli comfort food I've ever had in Seattle. Breakfast is best. I highly recommend going in and finding out what their weekly pancake special is. It's usually something fun like chocolate chip, pumpkin, gingerbread, or some other seemingly random flavor. When we get breakfast at Roxy's we always end up going for the weekly special.
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