More perl-based, flat text file driven blog software. But this one looks even simpler and idiot proof-er. Downloading…
makestuff.com - What is it and where can I find it?
table of some of the more common “chemicals” called for in home industry, some alternative names, and where you can get them. Rest of the site looks worth a look too.
Caching / Mirroring Proxies
With renewed enthusiasm for a configurable (on the fly) proxy that would let me stop/start mirroring an arbitrary browsing session I went hunting again. These might be starting points
w3mir - all purpose HTTP-copying and mirroring tool
Caching HTTP proxy CGI module (early effort)
Re: Filtering web proxy (re perl/python FilterProxy daemon)
Rules for Wandering
A subject very close to my heart. I try to make a point of taking regular detours from the most direct route from the day’s A to B. Recently my wandering has been confined (or expanded) to my weekend walks with Aidan. We can only cover a few blocks distance from our house but we have nonetheless stumbled on some finds: a purple castle-themed house with a large gargoyle and occassionally interesting trash for the taking; a sneaky stroller-negotiable shortcut between Lamar and Payne ave.; more interesting trash; several other urban chicken keepers; lots of dogs (arf arf says Aidan) and some nice xeriscaped front yards
My wandering patterns, given the opportunity, would include:
Old industrial neighborhoods, and those little pockets of industry and creativity in older residential areas.
Transition zones between res., light industrial and those big municipal facilities
..and the cafes and bookshops described here.
I feel like the same patterns must apply to online wandering. What are the web/net equivalent of those old neighborhoods - for sure usenet qualifies, whose archives were recently made wonderfully accessible by google. Where else?
These blogs play a part - finding a like minded soul out there can uncover a treasure trove of goodies they’ve collected over the years (ok maybe weeks).
Anyhow, I am inspired. Thank you Steven.
Inside the evolt.org rebuild
This is from last year’s evolt redesign, and I’ve just now read right through. It’s a great treatise on how smart coding and design can keep everyone happy.
Cumberland General Store
Was just looking at the catalogue in dead tree format and digging the tools and other goodies they have available. Some is reasonably priced, other stuff is inexplicably marked up - but a great collection of goodies nonetheless. I have my eye on a hand axe, but would rather heft if before I buy. Good source to have though.
mmm. Sorbet season is definately approaching. This list includes watermelon sorbet, lemon, peach…