Finally, something worth Knitting about?

Posted by me on Sunday, the 28th day of January, anno domini 2007 at 9:18 PM, local time.

So, it’s been a while since I’ve bothered Jim about teaching me to knit. However, in my usual meanderings through wikipedia, I happened upon the knitting entry, which in turn led me another site, where I found Something Worth Knitting. I then began to look a bit further into such things, and discovered some other very interesting things.

So anyway, uh, Jim? About that ‘knitting’ thing?

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Testing initial filter

Posted by me on Monday, the 5th day of June, anno domini 2006 at 10:53 PM, local time.

This will test some initial filtering stuff I added. First bold, then lots of bold. Then italics and more italics. Then underline stuff.

Link type 1: Wikipedia
Link type 2: Google
Link type 3: http://maps.google.com

Can I bold
across lines?

End of blog.

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Blogging from Emacs

Posted by me on Monday, the 5th day of June, anno domini 2006 at 10:24 PM, local time.

So, I’m testing a simple method of blogging from emacs by way of my command line blogging script. I think it should work pretty good. I guess we will find out. Now, one thing I was reading about somewhere was making it easier to link things. Essentially, my command line blogging script can be made to preprocess the body of the post to make it easier to do italics, bold, etc., as well as linking to arbitrary websites, or wikipedia, or other random websites based on keywords. I should also fix up some keywords to map to category numbers so I don’t have to figure out what the category number is for the category I wish to blog in!

Plan for preprocessing then is:
*bold*
<b>bold</b>
_underline_
<u>underline</u>
/italics/
<i>italics</i>
{sitekeyword:siteargs linktext mouseovertext}
<a href=link(sitekeyword,siteargs) title=mouseovertext>linktext</a>

Some initial keyword/arg sets will be:
wp:topic
for a given topic at wikipedia (no topic links to wikipedia itself).
google:search
for a google search of the given search terms (no search links to google itself)
map:place
for a google maps search of the given place terms (no place linkes to google maps itself)
bible:book:chapter:verse
for a link to a given book chapter:verse in the bible at some bible site. Likely the KJV with good Strong number concordance that I have somewhere.
compare:versions:book:chapter:verse
for a link to comparison versions of a bible verse or chapter at unbound bible. (Still need to figure out its interface)
guten:book
for a link to a gutenberg project text of a given book.

And we’ll see how that all works. Maybe something will suggest itself for further enhancement.

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Sudoku

Posted by me on Wednesday, the 18th day of January, anno domini 2006 at 7:09 PM, local time.

Just thought I’d mention this addictive little game that is less frustrating than crossword puzzles but just as engrossing. Puzzles can be found on the web, in newspapers, or in books. I like doing them in books, but the web is nice as well, provided the interface isn’t too bad. With 5,472,730,538 legal puzzle solutions, taking into account symmetric redundancies, I have a little ways to go, so I should get to work.

For those of us who like to thoroughly research any hobby that might be a bit time consuming before we dive in, the Wikipedia entry is quite informative.

As for a good web interface for them, Websudoku isn’t too bad. It also keeps track of your times, allows pauses, can check your results, and can show how horrible your time is in relation to the other people who have done easy puzzles on their site.

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