Wait. What?


So, I have been working in computers as a career since 1995.  A long time.  In that period of time I learned how to type, more or less, without looking at the keyboard.  I know, pretty much where the keys are and what they mean.  However, today I was corrected by a user here at work on where a certain character is located on the keyboard.

The “uppercase 1.”  Yep, I was told that the exclamation point was not an exclamation point but an uppercase 1.  As in “you hold down shift and hit the 1 key.”

Yep, this is the mortar that holds together the bricks of my career.  Open hand, insert face.

Last Few Weeks

Well, it has been a busy last few weeks since the renfair has ended; 48 Hour Film Festival, GenCon, Dallas work trip.  Not to say this is a bad thing, being busy, but really haven’t had true down time.  I think I have only had a couple full weekends off since fair ended in July.  That makes me a tired person.  With ORF around the corner (literally days away) I have to think hard what I am going to do with this weekend – the last one off until late October.  But more on that in a few – I want to kinda run down what I have done this summer.

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Imagine driving down the expressway in the 2nd from the left lane, 2 lanes on your right.  Average speed about 70 to 75 mph.  Traffic is keeping up and going well.  Look in the mirror for a moment, notice the cars behind you.  Look back out the windshield and wait, that car is not moving.  Wait, it is 10 feet away.  Wait, I am going 75 mph and they aren’t moving.  Wait, there is no one in front of them.  Wait, I’m going to hit them, hard.

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Chainmail For Sale

I have set up an Etsy shop (after some prodding) to sell some of the designs I have been working with in chainmail.  If you are interested, please stop by and pick something up.  Do not worry about the quantities, I will always make more.


Thanks for your support and for the prodding.  Who knows, maybe it will finance the next fair season for me, who knows.  Oh, and for people on this list, please put your LJ name and I will give you a discount.

This Is Too Cool!

Ok, just got contacted by a friend of mine who wants me to create a necklace and 2 bracelets of chainmail for her group to use in rituals.  She wants the materials to be gold, silver and steel.  I am trying to push her to copper instead of the steel as it is a natural element, like the gold and silver.  Waiting on an answer.  The other thing is that the material cost alone is almost $2000 (due to the gold).  I gave her an alternative of a 14k gold tube filled with hardened brass (takes more than $1200 off the price) instead of the 10k solid gold.  No matter what, this is going to be a great project.

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More on Drinking!

No, not what you think…  Just never, never drink an entire pot of coffee at 9pm and expect to go to sleep any time soon.  Even if it is Godiva Chocolate Roast with Bailey’s Irish Cream…  I laid down at 11:00 pm, and took a nap at 5:00 am.  Considering I have to be at work at 7:00 am, I basically did not do anything but basically take a nap…  What is weird is that I am not yet tired, though I know I will be crashing in a few hours.  Looks like it will be an early night tonight.