Monthly Archives: April 2014

Zoo Day blues

Gads I hate it when this happens. I’ve mentioned before how my mother and I have a Zoo Day tradition, where we both take the day off and head to the zoo, along with anyone else who wants to come, … Continue reading

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Celtic knots in Inkscape part 3: triquetra

The first tutorial (and a half) was pretty fun, and appears to have been pretty popular, so since I’m on a roll I thought I’d have fun with another tutorial on making Celtic knots in Inkscape. This time we’re gonna … Continue reading

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Celtic knots in Inkscape part 2: A better way

Go figure! As soon as I slept on it after posting that last tutorial, it occurred to me that there’s a much better way to handle the cutting. For some shapes it may take a bit longer—not a lot—but it … Continue reading

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Celtic knots in Inkscape

Recently I’ve been looking into the idea of making decorative scene breaks in books, or even just coming up with some interesting fleurons that might be embeddable. This led me to look up how Celtic knots are made—a thoroughly interesting … Continue reading

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I want the old Cadbury eggs back

Cadbury creme eggs used to be awesome. Remember that? For years now, though, they have not. The eggs were reduced in size sometime after 2005 in the American market, and in 2010 finally in Canada too. At the same time, … Continue reading

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Sent from my [lair] with [vengeance]

I’ve expanded my to-do list again. When I become a supervillain, justice will be done upon the makers of Tapatalk and similar apps, for their ubiquitous annoying signature lines. While it’s way too early to consider the specific form said … Continue reading

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I hate this part

It’s as I feared: This has not been a “normal” spring so far, in spite of my hopes that the fairly typical winter would translate to one. Yes, we just had a mostly rather beautiful weekend, but the second week … Continue reading

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