Sunday, February 24, 2008

When did this happen?

Go Here.

Don't Miss This Part:

"Consistent with The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, we will adjust our mailing services prices each May. By law, these prices can increase on average no more than the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index. We plan to provide 90 days' notice of the new prices each year, to help mailers prepare for the change."

I do a mailing every month. We purchase pre-printed stamped envelopes from the USPS because it is an incredible pain to stamp envelopes and when they pre-print them, the price is actually pretty competitive. But whenever their prices change, I end up having to stick extra postage on all the pre-printed envelopes.

And you can't get "forever" pre-printed envelopes.


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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A Gift and Finished Objects!

I came home one day last week and my sweetheart asked if I wanted an early birthday present. Ok, my photo is a little fuzzy. It's a Cue Cat. It makes Library Thing much easier to use. I love it! Thank you, Sweetie!

He also got a quick-release post so we could use our cameras with our new tripod. Well, new to us. I took him to a Goodwill store and we found a really high-end used tripod for $2. I think the post cost him $10. He's been in America for over twenty years and this is the first time he'd been to a Goodwill store!

Meanwhile, I did finish two things. One was a pair of socks. These are really simple Knit 2 Purl 2 socks. I needed almost mindless sock knitting after my last two lace pairs. I also finished another clapotis. I have only made two of these in the full size and a bunch of little ones. I made this one from a ball of (I have to go to Ravelry to look it up, hang on...) Stacey Charles Ritratto dye lot 0010. 28% Mohair, 53% Viscose, 10% Polyamid, 9% polyester. I would not recommend to anyone making a clapotis with mohair, but it worked out ok in this case. There's only one way I can think of to describe this: warm fuzzy bling!

Finally, I seem to have disabled the blogger spell check. It just doesn't seem to work for me. Unless, hmm, lemmetrymisspellingsomething. Nope. Nothing happens. I have to copy my post into a word processor to spell check it. Hmm. I wonder what I did. OH LOOK! It's a known bug! I cause those all the time at work. Hey, at least I searched help before whining!

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

I Won't Knit Socks This Cheap....

Occasionally someone sees me knitting socks and suggests that I could make some money doing this on the side. Of course, nobody would pay me a "living wage" for a pair of hand knit socks.

But this site charges less than half of what I would, if I were going to go into business knitting custom socks!

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Unplanned Post

Well, I hadn't planned to do this. But why not? I'm not spending much time playing with this, but I'm playing with a WordPress blog here, and the content is the emails my sweetheart sends me entitled "today's news." He sends me a list of links with comments. Some are in-jokes or make more sense if you're a little familiar with Endland. Most of the links are to the BBC.

I've also been playing around with aggregators. Specifically, Protopage. I've made it a part of my desktop. Very interesting. What I like the best so far is that I can preview email on the page. So I have a gmail address with only one thing subscribed - State of Connecticut road accidents. This is working very well for me at the moment. We'll see how long I bother with it.

In knitting, I've decided that I must make Bloody Stupid Johnson. Just not right now.

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