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6Feb/100

Cabbages and kings not found. Abort? (y/n)

Posted by dracoling

Been busy the past few days, I'm going to try to actually finish one of the draft posts I've started and hidden on you. I promise this won't go completely quiet.

Meanwhile I've been making bunches of chainmail, playing with my new poi, and realizing I need a video camera that I can use as direct input/webcam mode on my laptop as well as for recording. If anyone has any advice on inexpensive models that might serve for this, please let me know.

Reading:

  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart - Engaging tale of a band of gifted children on a quest to save the world from an evil mind controller. 4.5 of 5 stars, easy read.
31Jan/100

Mailing a chain

Posted by dracoling

Made my friend Eileen a bracelet tonight, hope it fits. Found out that it only takes about 40 minutes of work to make now, so instead of a substantive post, you get OVERLOADED WITH PICTURES!

Step 1: Individual Chains
Individual Chains
Make two European 4-in-1 chains, one with metal outsides, one with rubber insides. (In the picture, the blue is metal, the black is rubber)

Step 2: Two are made one!
Two are made one
Seam the two chains together into one singular chain. This is where it starts looking AWESOME.

Step DONE: Yep, Done.
Spread em!
Slim and Sexy
Join both ends of the chain together, ready to attach the wrist!

That's how it's done.

31Jan/100

great day, not much to say

Posted by dracoling

I had a wonderful day for a lot of reasons today.

  1. Watched the Caprica Pilot again last night - don't spoil the show for me, I need to catch it on hulu.
  2. Slept late this morning - always awesome
  3. Did laundry! - I hear clean clothing is all the rage now
  4. ... other things ;-)
  5. Sold chainmaille! - People actually bought something I made \o/

No links today, wasn't online... like AT ALL (maybe I should add that to the list).

25Jan/102

Heavy Metal!

Posted by dracoling

I was asked today "are you in to heavy metal?"

This question confused me, until I thought about the two chainmail cuffs on my wrists and the long hair. I said "I guess, I'm into a lot of music".

On the way in to work this morning I was sorta sleeping to Oren Lavie's album The Opposite Side of the Sea, on the subway I was doing some Daft Punk, and on the way home it was Rockapella.  But yeah, sometimes I'm into heavy metal. Mostly chainmaile and webservers ;-)

PS: For those of you who noticed: yes, I did almost miss posting today, it was an astoundingly hectic day at work. Massive virus outbreak threatened the youtube-ability of all those poor office workers and I had to beat it back into submission!

PPS: if anyone felt like commenting on this or any other entry, that'd be awesome. Sometimes I like feeling like this is going nowhere, and sometimes I don't.

PPPS: Don't forget this thursday is the first episode of Boredom Rampant. I'm still accepting suggestions (hint, hint).

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