Learning To Sew

Posted on Sun 29 March 2015 in 10 Year Plan • Tagged with Ten Year Plan, Sewing

Part of the 10 year plan is learning some independence skills. For example, I want to be able to repair and create cushion covers and sail covers. This means learning some basic sewing skills and learning to work on a gear driven sewing machine.

Enter my beautiful Singer 15-91. What …

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Albert Said it Best

Posted on Mon 23 March 2015 in Technology

"Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination."

Albert Einstein

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"The Silver Ships," by S.H. Jucha

Posted on Mon 09 February 2015 in ClubReading

S.H. Jucha's debut novel, "The Silver Ships," introduces a future universe where colony ships from old Earth have settled in different, distant systems, and worked to make a life for themselves.

Two of the groups, with very different experiences and opportunities, meet again after centuries. The now, very different …

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Posted on Wed 04 February 2015 in Writing

"Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal."

~ Albert Camus

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Clutter and The Ten Year Plan

Posted on Mon 02 February 2015 in Sailing • Tagged with Ten Year Plan

I have a lot of stuff. Not nearly as much as some, but still plenty. I'm not a hoarder, so don't expect to see me on any reality TV shows anytime soon. During my last move, I took the opportunity to slim down how much stuff I cart around, and …

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Sea Quest

Posted on Wed 21 January 2015 in Sailing

"There comes a time when a man would have to be a complete fool not to realize that his fate hangs on a particle of time."

~ Charles Borden, Sea Quest

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Quick Python Script to Get Bulletins

Posted on Fri 16 January 2015 in Sailing

The Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) puts out a great monthly bulletin that's a must read for anyone planning or dreaming about the cruising life. Based on a recommendation from Jim Trefethen's book, "The Cruising Life: A Commonsense Guide For The Would-Be Voyager", I signed up for a membership and …

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Provided by W. H. Auden

Posted on Mon 10 November 2014 in Writing

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Legacy Stuff

Posted on Tue 23 September 2014 in ClubReading

I don't plan on doing too much of this, but there are some posts from the old sites that I really like and want to keep around and refer to occasionally. So I'm going to add them here with the rough original post dates. But I don't plan to completely …

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The Sublime Regex

Posted on Fri 25 April 2014 in Technology

Sublime Text is a really wonderful text editor. It's flexible and extensible enough to cover just about any need, but still simple and clean to use. This post is not a long discussion about either text editors or regular expressions, but a simple post about a problem I needed to …

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