So those Geeky Onesies that Becky made me for Christmas have become quite the sensation!
First, I raved over them on Christmas. Then our relatives in Pennsylvania thought they were great when we showed them off later that day. Just recently, Becky posted them on the Craftster forum where they were received with a great response. And yesterday we discovered that Leah, the admin of Craftster (and fellow Boston-area resident) had submitted the Geeky Onesies to MAKE, a do-it-yourself magazine/book run by O’Reilly Media. MAKE posted about the onesies earlier this week! That’s pretty awesome in both geeky and crafty circles!
I have created a new album just for the onesies here. At this point, Rebecca has not revealed her plans, if any, for doing any further work with Geeky Onesies. But if you have any thoughts for her, be sure to let us know, either by leaving a comment on this entry, or by contacting her via our contact page.
We’ve got another mention, this time at one of my new regular reads, Daddy Types, the “Weblog for New Dads”. Cool!
Update 2 01/13/2006
Whoops, and there are even more links that I’ve found by way of searching for the Craftster thread. I was searching for links to our blog, but since most people are just linking to the Craftster thread, that didn’t turn up anything. Becky’s work was mentioned over at Darryl Smith @ Radioactive Networks, and also at Yes, I’m Canadian.
I’ll admit, I have been slow to join the ranks of Podcast listeners. Recently, though, I had heard about some good Podcasts, and decided I would try downloading a few. Turns out that I really enjoy them! To find out more about the Podcasts I’m listening to, read on.
(If you don’t know what Podcasting is, first proceed to Wikipedia|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting for a definition.)
Computers deserve souvenirs, too! Our PowerMac G4′s monitor is adorned by a Red Army hat pin, part of a collection I purchased in Moscow. One of the most common items for sale was an old brown army cap, with 20-30 reproduction Soviet pins attached to it. A fun souvenir, and not terribly expensive either – 250 roubles ($9) or less.
Tonight was the Boston Weblogger Meetup|http://blog.meetup.com/3/events/?eventId=3713535&action=pastdetail. This is only the second meetup I’ve attended, but I had quite a good time. I met a bunch of completely new-to-me people, chatted about blogs, technology, society, had a good burger|http://www.grendelsden.com/, and got a whole new list of blogs to put on my blogroll…
Why do I not hear about these things until it’s too late? This year, the world science fiction convention is being held in Boston: Noreascon. This only happens in Boston sporadically – apparently it’s been 15 years since the last one, and the previous ones were nine years apart each. It started yesterday and runs through Monday, but it costs upwards of $50 per day to attend, or $200 for the whole convention. But wow – they’re holding the Hugo Awards here, and such notables as Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman will be there.
Speaking of Neil, I didn’t even realize this thing was going on in Boston until I read the first line of his blog entry from yesterday! I mean, I read it every day, and I know that he’s always talking about conventions he is going to attend, but I had no clue it was in Boston until now! Gahh!
I guess I’ll sign up for his author tracker – maybe they will actually be a bit more specific about his actual plans.
Too bad I can’t qualify as press to receive a press pass.