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By Brent on 26 September 2009
This is the post where I apologize that I haven’t blogged in a while. As usual, it’s not because I’ve been terribly busy. I have been busy, but I can usually blog when I am. It’s the normal problem I Have with this blogging: I can’t come up with a consistent schedule of content that […]
By Brent on 17 September 2009
The toughest part of writing is to keep writing. It’s easy to type merrily away when inspiration strikes. Ideas flow! Characters pop out of one’s forehead, full-formed! The question is, will you write the next bit tomorrow? And more the day after? And again next week? An 80,000-word novel is a Frankenstein’s monster of tiny […]
By Brent on 15 September 2009
Making Things Talk is intended for a specific audience, but one which I wish were bigger. It’s aimed at folks who want to wire up stuff. Stuff like motion-sensing stuffed animals. A doorbell that chimes every time someone visits your website. Real-world, physical objects. But without all the hassles of soldering. Enter Making Things Talk […]
By Brent on 14 September 2009
A month into my experiment in spending less! Let’s see what this week totals: Saturday $0.00 Sunday $5.50 Snacks Monday $114.23 Candles, bird seed, plant bulbs, groceries Tuesday $17.42 More groceries, cookies Wednesday $3.47 Milk Thursday $10.07 Dinner Friday $0.00 Total $150.69 To be fair, I was at a wedding last weekend, so I didn’t […]
By Brent on 8 September 2009
The idea leapt into my brain and grew rapidly. I’ve no idea, even now, where it came from. I do remember tweeting about it on 27 August. As is usual with ideas, it was a synthesis of several things I’d seen recently and several things I like. I imagined a character like Max in The […]
By Brent on 5 September 2009
Here’s what I spent on various expenditures this week: Saturday $26.72 Tea, flower bulbs, lunch Sunday $10.00 Lunch Monday $0.00 Tuesday $22.05 Movie ticket, food Wednesday $12.01 Dinner Thursday $46.89 Gas Friday $26.00 Lunch and checking a bag Total $143.67 Excellent! Much less than the previous week, even with the huge gas fill-up on Thursday.
By Brent on 1 September 2009
I am a minimalist. This is especially so in the kitchen. I haven’t bought a new pot, pan, or kitchen utensil in 5 years. I just don’t need to. I know the basics. I have a slightly more eclectic approach to cookbooks. I believe in learning how to cook things in general. I don’t follow […]