In a rare attack of circular blogging - or something like that - I have to blog Adrian’s blog. I like his writing and it’s just good to hear from him - one of a few people I really miss from the Bay Area.
- W R Outhwaite & Sons, Ropemakers - How rope is made
- Rope Making from Natural Fibres for Kite Tail Trailing Lines
- Google Groups: View Thread “searched: simple ropemaking machine” - a thread including a description of a fairly robust but shop-made machine, and some good pointers to other pages and resources.
- Rope Works- a book on rope, knots, splicing, and lashing - the book includes designs for a simple rope making jig.
- A model rope-making machine
Cookbook of perl solutions to common programming problems. Many qualities.
Why Left Handed items are left handed
This is a great item by item explanation of how left-handed tools differ from their mainstream cousings, and why they are really necessary. It all rings so true - upside-down tape measures, ring-binders, pen nibs that snag, bendy bread slices, as well as the more common impossible to use scissors.
Sam-I-Am.com Work: CSS
Made a start on a CSS section to house some of my work and point at the great work being done by others. Right now there’s the commented backslash hack to isolate and target rules for macIE5, and the overflow:auto partial solution I have that addresses some of the problems seen in that same browser.
Google Catalog Search
Google provides for hours of window shopping. I apparently missed this when it was launched (..its still in beta, that would be why), but they have a huge collection of scanned mail order catalogues here. (my spelling is betraying my roots again…)
See this search result for wood turning tools for an example that revealed a hoard of catalogues I didn’t know existed.
blog of francois
covering some interesting web-development topics. I plan on going back into the archives, as well as keeping an eye on this page.
botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Ginger - Herb Profile and Information - treating and preserving the rhizome as well as usage.
Growing your own ginger - pot it up, allow to die back in winter, dont let it freeze.
and more details on getted started growing ginger
or how about hydroponically, in couch foam?