May 5th, 2011

pixelasleep, sleep

"Contact us" message sent

…on www.my-oxford.com:

I use an Oxford L6 or A6 Office Book (wire bound non=perf lined paper, 90 pages, 110 x 170 mm) but I cannot find these in the shops or on your website any more. It is the perfect notebook for me. where can I buy more of them? If, by any chance, you no longer make them, which of your notebooks is the nearest equivalent?


<rhetorical>Why do companies always seem to discontinue the one product that I love the most?</rhetorical>

*sigh*

ETA: I am guessing that the new 'Antimocrobial' range might be the one to look at. They do "A4, A5, Pocket size and Reporter wirebound formats" with "soft cover or a flexible and lightweight, yet durable, polypropylene cover."

P.S. The twitter link on www.my-oxford.com switches my twitter access pages to displaying in japanese and then says "Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!" Also, their facebook page, whilst accessible to this non-facebook-user, consists of a large broken image (i.e. image not found). LOL Great marketing!
puffin

Writer's Block: Beep, Bop, Boop

What was the first video or computer game you ever played? Did you love it or hate it, and why?


In case they change the question again, the question I am answering is:
What was the first video or computer game you ever played? Did you love it or hate it, and why?

I can't remember, to be honest. It was likely to be a text adventure on the PET at school or my brother's ZX81. Maybe Chuckie Egg and/or Ghostbusters on bro's ZX Spectrum (or my at-the-time boyfriend's speckie). Games that have stuck with me over the years and that I still greatly miss are:
  • Tempest in the arcade at the fair.

  • Ghostbusters and Chuckie egg on the Spectrum.

  • Tetris, of course, first on a Mac SE at Teddington National Physical Laboratory where I did my MSc placement.

  • Dragon's Revenge on the Sega Megadrive.

  • All of the Final Fantasy franchise from number I to number VII on the Playstation (One before it was called that).

  • Ultima V on the PC/DOS.

  • Ultima Online on the PC/Windows.

  • Shanghai Mah Jong (the real game not just the tiles solitaire) on the mac (OS9?).

  • Leisure Suit Larry on some PCs at Kingston Poly.


Any games that I played that I hated I would have only played once and so I have definitely forgotten them.

ETA: I have just remembered! Pong!
puffin

[Ravelry FO] 72 st (L) Gusset Heel Catnip Socks

Part 3:
I have used Gusset Heel Basic Socks for the main sock/toe/foot/heel shaping. I used a 100 cm 2 mm circ (magic-loop, 2 socks at a time, toe up) until the end of the heel shaping and then changed to a 100 cm 2.25 mm circ. I usually use an 80 cm circ when doing one sock at a time using magic-loop. The rib I am doing for the cuff of the socks is:
P, K2, P, K, P, K2, P (repeat 8 times around = 72 st).
This rib looks quite good as it seems to follow up from the pattern itself quite nicely.

Part 2:
66st was too narrow for my feet and so I frogged and have worked out a variation of the stitch pattern that fits onto a 72 st sock (36 st instep instead of 33 st).

Part 1:
Using up remnants. Wishing this pattern had a larger size. Will knit it at 66 st but, if they are too small I will work out a variation on the pattern for 72 st.

 

 

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nerdgasm

Technical query

I have posted a support request (as follows), before anyone suggests that I do that. I am just hoping that someone that reads this might know how to do it:

How can I create posts on my LiveJournal that are sourced from one of my other sites / RSS feeds (in this case http://www.ravelry.com/projects/natalieford.rss?status=finished )? The source is my content as well as the destination LJ being mine (permanent).


I have a feeling that one or two of you may already use such a post-creation automation and I know there are a number of ways of posting Twitter streams to LJ and so I hope that LJ provides a method for this. That said, I won't be holding my breath.

I have been finishing so many knitted items recently that I am running out of yarn but it also means that I am not posting about them on LJ but the above feed is an RSS feed of my FOs on Ravelry and so I wondered if there was some way to get the RSS feed to create entries on my LJ. I thought of something like feedburner and the LJ email posting method but am unsure how I could confirm my email LJ posting email address if feedburner was to ask for a confirmation reply/click.

Then again, I guess those of you that are interested in my FOs could just add the LJ feed that I have just created (natalief_ravfos) but it would be nice to get all of my 'content' into my permanent account (this one).