Maximus vs. WordPress


I am still trying to find my copy of Folk Vests. The red vest is partly started as I mentioned in a previous post. Being more than happy to double count a project, I am planning on it being my UFO for my March Madness group as well as for the Red Sweater KAL.
Niagara – I have turned the heel (progress is slow, I really don’t like the yarn or pattern this time around) and have finished the 118 rows of body, to be able to start the second set of short rows. Putting this together is going to be like origami or the EZ Baby Surprise Sweater.

General Ignorance

After almost 20 years in the fun world of main frames, I started in the wild world of electronic communication with email in 1986 (yes, almost 21 years ago). Joining Fidonet in 1991, I ran a BBS using Maximus and Opus on my OS/2 Warp system. The Three Mausketeers (1:109/172), came down in 1993 when we moved back to Germany. Phone costs were so prohibitive that I could not afford to go back on line in Zone 2 and just settled for ASCII email and USENET groups.

And I have maintained a mailing list since I deployed to Bosnia in 1998 – but this is my first foray into blogging software. So you have to believe that I was astonished to find that the “moderation” section had caught six comments. Worse, they had been sitting there for over a week. I had set filters to catch anything with a link in it. Well, in capturing originating IP, WordPress algorithms considered those as being links and held them. I extended my appologies to the kind knitters who had left comments and hope that they come back sometime.

New Books

The following all arrived in the mail today, and it is an interesting mix of Urban Fantasy along with a Spinning Books:

Color In SpinningMoonshineProtector Of the FlightUnshapely ThingsTempting Evil

Which means that the cassette recorder will be put away in favor of books in the hand. I can do mindless knitting at the same time. Multi-tasking occasionally really works.


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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