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Love Letter to my Blackberry

By kate on October 20th, 2007

Yesterday, I had a bad day. One of the main reasons was because I was stuck in awful traffic (related to the Ballard Bridge closure) for at least two hours. I missed playing Ultimate Frisbee and instead spent a furious and frustrated time behind the wheel, with the car at a standstill. My Blackberry kept […]

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AirSet – my new PIM

By kate on September 10th, 2007

I’ve been using Trumba for an online calendar since they were in closed beta. I became a paying user because I liked it so much. Now, however, they’ve given the finger to their individual users, jacked their prices sky-high, and aimed for the enterprise market. Fine, screw you too, Trumba. I spent a long time […]

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Where to find me online

By kate on September 7th, 2007

If you’re reading this blog, I can assume you have at least some level of interest in what I have to say. In fact, you may be interested to hear more from me than you get from this blog. HOW TO GET IT ALL: Read my tumblelog. This is a micro-blog that aggregates everything I […]

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Time Management

By kate on May 31st, 2007

Jumping into stay-at-home parenthood has given me the opportunity to set things up from a fresh perspective. I took the time to think about the kinds of things I want to do with my/our time, and figured out some main priorities that I want to make sure get done during the week.   There are […]

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Wrestling with WordPress

By kate on May 7th, 2007

As I move my content from various places (LiveJournal, static HTML) into WordPress, I’ve had my share of tussles with WordPress over how everything looks. I made a number of modifications to my theme (Green Lush 2 Column). The CSS can be complicated but at least it can be mastered eventually. I accept the complexity […]

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By kate on March 27th, 2007

Finding a cool screensaver is hard. Just try googling it and a myriad of crappy sites fills the results, many of which give you some malware along with your free screensaver, not to mention all the blinking ads. Eventually, I had the brilliant idea to look through the archives of Life Hacker and found Slickr. […]

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They’re ice skating in hell today…

By kate on June 2nd, 2006

I got a Mac. As my desktop computer!   It all happened so fast. One moment, Steve and I were talking about simply installing WordPress on our linux server. Before we knew it, the plan had changed and I was formatting my PC and building a new/better linux server (now on Fedora Core 4 instead […]

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Free Stuff

By kate on November 3rd, 2005

Steve lists some things we’re giving away as we clean out the basement. I expect this is just the first batch.

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Weird Science

By kate on July 15th, 2005

The folks at Weird Genius Real Science are really trying to get the word out about their second annual Science Fair tomorrow night (click the link for more details).   Steve and I went last year, and it was a blast (figuratively and literally). It’s a science fair for bizarre, eccentric, and artistic adults. I […]

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By kate on July 7th, 2005

Here’s a little art project I did at work recently (click for a bigger image): If you’re interested, they are radish plants and have been growing (from seeds) for five days.

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Technology mash-up

By kate on June 24th, 2005

Combine Google maps, text messaging, camera phones, tagging, social networking, and blogging and you get one of the coolest ideas I’ve seen in a while: Foundcity. It’s almost enough to make me consider giving up my Blackberry for a camera phone by the time they start a Seattle version… (Although not quite, because I could […]

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Name dropping… er, “sharing”

By kate on May 4th, 2005

Thanks to my job at a software startup in the “folksonomy” and social networking arena, I’ve been paying more attention to the interesting new websites out there. Suddenly, I find myself mentioning my new finds to people on a pretty much daily basis. I thought it might be worthwhile to make a list of all […]

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By kate on March 10th, 2005

My company wants to get rid of one 19″ computer monitor. Do you want it? Let me know.

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By kate on March 19th, 2004

My office is moving to Seattle next month, so today they had a big auction of stuff they don’t want to haul along. I scored some good stuff: Firebox Watchguard wireless hub: $20 3Com OfficeConnect 8-port hub (in box): $8 3Com OfficeConnect 8-port hub (not in box): $5 Fancy 24-port Intel switch for resale on […]

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Server downtime

By kate on December 17th, 2003

FYI, if you have an account on my server:   We ordered a second static IP address from my ISP. However, in doing that they somehow reset our connection. It only took a minute or two, but it requires that I reboot the DSL modem, and neither Steve or I are at home to do […]

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