Archive for August, 2007

A new resource: my mind map

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

I’ve been using Mind Maps for a while to capture short notes, URLs, links to other files. It came to me that a mind map would be the best way to start organizing projects that come to mind, projects which i half start, and so on. It can slowly grow with time, and i can export from the FreeMind mind map file to a html version periodically. The file is mounted on my mirrored .Mac iDisk, so it’s always available to me on my laptop and mirrored to an internet available location no future effort on my part. I don’t know how interesting or useful anyone else will find it, but at the very least i’ll be able to point others to collections of links i might find, like this evening’s exploration of button making.

Create Mind Map

Teapot handle — not quite a year

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Teapot handle repaired

Originally uploaded by Elaine with Grey Cats.

This morning, a colleague was complementing the pot while i filled it with water for tea. (Regrettably, not quite boiling, but i manage.) I had noticed that the wire handle had been stretching over the past months, and just as i was explaining how the previous bamboo handle had finally worn out i felt a sudden sag. It seems the wire inside the green plastic coating finally gave out but the plastic managed to only stretch. No catastrophe, but it’s time for a new handle design.