September 2011 Archives
Can't promise you that something as exciting as assemble will be within walking distance of your house - but look around over the weekend and see what you find!
So excited to learn that I've won a scholarship to attend the K-12 Computing Teachers workshop at the 2011 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing!
Lots of events and activities in motion, but I still seem to be fighting off a bug I had last week. So I'll post a faster-than-light neutrino joke and leave it at that:
To get to the other side.
Why did the neutrino cross the road?
Hmm. When the permissions on my blogs were fixed so that I could post again after my six day hiatus, it looks as if the issue which had broken my tag cloud links was also fixed. Now you can search through the blog archives by topic as well as by date. Hooray!
I posted about this workshop earlier this month - but now I have even better news: the workshop price will be $15. (The other workshops are $80.) Art && Code is doing everything they can to put this workshop within reach of kids, parents, and teachers.
Settling in for the weekend...
Stellated dodecahedron. My next small knitting project. I didn't choose it only on the basis of its name, but the name helped. Stellated dodecahedron.
Chief accomplishment of the evening was the completion of some household paperwork.
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(For example, you can explore images of Red Square from different eras, or look at a street corner in London before and after the Blitz, or see early images of the Brooklyn Bridge superimposed on a contemporary skyline.)
Pinned sites are international, with 55,966 contributions to date, and cover a timeline from the 1840s to the present.
There are a handful of Pittsburgh images, but not much yet.
Buttons acquired and sewn onto a baby sweater, one rosebush pruned, half peck of peaches peeled and cut up, and four sketchbooks sewn together. So those were the projects finished today.
This is one of the sketchbooks - signatures sewn on cords. No cover yet - maybe next weekend.
Tomorrow is that rare thing - a day with no major plans or obligations. Time to putter...
The days don't feel noticeably shorter, but after three days of rain, the heat has washed out of the landscape.
As hot as if it were still midsummer instead of early fall. Still, I'm enjoying the three day weekend. Time to think through a few projects - some paused, some in progress, some not yet begun.
... the three day weekend is here.
Almost done with the first week of school...