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Friday, November 16, 2007

L@@K out now: flying cliches everywhere!

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Jack of All Trades. Master of None. To do two things at once is to do neither. If at first you don’t succeed, sit the H down.

I did not sit down.

Carlene writes: “I’m sorry, but I love the olive cardie!”

Would that I would’ve listened to you, Miss Carlene! After the last go-round with the Wombat colored Australian dye from Landscape Elements, I thought I’d like a little deeper cooler look to this. We were initially coping with up a red-dye migration glitch that was covered pretty darn well with the first over-dye attempt.

So I mixed up a batch of Warm Black Procion and dunked again. The result?


It’s a little darker. A little cooler. But it is still green. Betcha never thought you’d hear me utter that I was flinching from the verde. Indeed! This is a lovely olive that is growing on me by the minute, but I was hoping to tame and master the microfiber in this yarn and it was a no go. Lesson learned: don’t mix unlike colors/fibers in boiling hot sudsy water, or Pay the Piper.

Margene writes: “I’m listening to a radio broadcast (while working and reading blogs);-D and the author puts forth the premise that multi-tasking dumbs us down, makes trouble and causes dangerous things to happen. You proved him right!”

Indeed, the multi-tasker in me is tamed instead. Somethings just need to be given one’s full attention while doing. The result if one spreads oneself too thin? Here’s the Atlantic magazine article that made me cry

Speaking of tears, I’ve gone back to my original Movable Type installation. The template set-up of MT4.1 is just beyond my time frame right now. Looks like a good thing to attempt in the middle of winter during some long long afternoons…

I am going to follow Robert Green’s advice and build a proxy blog to test out all the Style Sheets before going live. Why the drama? With over 1234 entries (going back as far as April 2004) to preserve, it is beyond my skillset to just migrate it. This new version does not recognize the archival structure of the previous versions, so they must be re-mapped. I was overjoyed with the fact that I finally figured out how to set up a server side MSQL database! My poor ole Berkeley DB is hinky-dink. There is some minor corruption in there that doesn’t quite crash the party but scares me silly with its lurking about.

Maybe I’ll just hook up with WordPress instead ;p
didge_0705.jpgDidge agrees we should just walk on by…

8 responses to “Friday, November 16, 2007”

  1. margene says:

    Good save! It’s beautiful again.
    If only we had more hours in the day for all we love to do…life would be safer (and maybe less interesting?) ;-)

  2. Seanna Lea says:

    I like how it looks with the dark green. Very sophisticated color.

  3. “the author puts forth the premise that multi-tasking dumbs us down, makes trouble and causes dangerous things to happen”…

    Hmm…I’ve always been proud of my female propensity — and ability — to multi-task. Albeit, I am trying to do less of it as I grow older, so that I can stop once in a while and smell the flowers. But dangerous? Well, maybe if you drive and use a cell phone at the same time, but otherwise…?

  4. Carol says:

    What a gorgeous sweater! Next thing, we’ll all be exprcted to do 3 things at once! Not good

  5. Kate says:

    Bonnemarie, I, too, like the latest color rendition.This olive (at least on my monitor) has that Army dress jacket chic that I hunted for in the ’70’s, shopping at surplus stores. I mean that in a good way. It’s a color with moxie. Plus the rib on the sleeves and below waist give the cardigan a Sundance hipness. What a winner!

  6. Bonne Marie says:

    This is what I always thought was OD Green (Olive Drab

  7. carlene says:

    Still beautiful. Maybe more so!

    Oh, and the anti-multi-tasking author? A man. Need I say more?

  8. If you’d like a space to tinker with wordpress let me know. I have a ton of space and you’re welcome to build a sandbox to play in with that product on my space if you like. Let me know if you’d like to do so. :)

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