How to start knitting

How to start knitting

It’s no secret that I knit all the time. As a result, I tend to end up giving out a lot of recommendations for knitting patterns for various levels of expertise, most often people just starting or people who’ve done a little knitting previously but went...
Kylo Ren Has To Die

Kylo Ren Has To Die

This post is not really about Star Wars. It’s not really even about Kylo Ren / Ben Solo. But it does contain spoilers about the latest installment of Star Wars (that’s The Rise Of Skywalker in case anyone is reading this from the future), Godzilla the King...
What comes next?

What comes next?

It is that time of year again; the time when all the planners in the world don’t seem to be enough for all the plans you have and it’s all habit trackers all the time and you’re going to get healthy and pay off all your debts and it’s all going...
2019 – the end of a decade

2019 – the end of a decade

Just over ten years ago, around October or November, I was diagnosed with burnout and assigned (I think) two weeks of sick leave and a few meetings of therapy to deal with it. And I was told that I needed to find hobbies that weren’t in computer science. I did...
Vacation time!

Vacation time!

The trouble with essentially keeping up/growing two careers at the same time is that there’s never any real time off. Conventions are wonderful, but you are “on” for the entire time. Whatever spare time from the day job I’ve had in the past few...