I finally had a chance to do a new model of my place in Sketchup, this time to scale – check it out here.

I also spent the afternoon replacing a broken window sash cord with copper chain in my bedroom. Pictures soon, but the summary is that it worked, and looks pretty decent. I bought enough chain to redo all the windows, so I’ve got plenty of work cut out for me.

posted December 30, 2006 – 11:32 pm

McMaster-Carr never ceases to amaze me. I’ve been calling around Seattle and scouring the internet the past couple days looking for sash chain, but didn’t find anyone who sold it for a reasonable price. Lo and behold, McMaster does, and it’ll be here tomorrow. What would I do without them?

posted December 21, 2006 – 11:34 am

We were lucky enough at work today to have Trimpin join us for lunch. His studio is just down the street, but we’d never met him ’til today – what a fascinating and impressive guy. Sometime, I’d love to get to Phaeno and check out his sculpture there.

posted December 20, 2006 – 2:24 pm

We had our holiday/solstice/anniversary party at work last night, replete with many drinks and outrageously dressed engineers. A bunch of us decided to mark the occassion with a mustache of one form or another. Here’s mine, started only a week and a half ago but soon to be shaved:

The once-in-a-lifetime mustache.

posted December 16, 2006 – 4:06 pm

Recently I went to see Joanna Newsom at the Showbox, but only after about two weeks of waffling. Each time I convinced myself I wasn’t going to like the show, I read another article about how amazing her new album is and what a great performer she is. You know what? They were all right. The concert was one of the best I’ve ever been to, and the album is nearly as good.

posted December 13, 2006 – 10:33 pm

The season of holiday parties is upon us. Let the eggnog consumption begin!

A former crafter from Somerville moved out to California to seek his fortune and start a company. The result? Fluther. Ask a question, a real person will answer it (a la Wikipedia).

posted December 11, 2006 – 2:18 pm

As some friends were leaving my place after dinner tonight around midnight, they called back up to let me know about the awesome light show in the courtyard in front of the building:

Backlit fountain

Pretty spectacular.

posted December 2, 2006 – 12:45 am
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