October 5, 2008

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Week ending Oct 5

Accomplishments:

  • Created saved searches/alerts module for Drupal-based project
  • Prepared Gen Y banking scenarios for an upcoming client workshop
  • Connected lots of dots
  • Attended WordCampToronto, had plenty of good conversations
  • Finished my wool blazer
  • Tweaked my WordPress

Plans for next week:

  • Participate in Innovation Jam (!)
  • Make 7-minute demo of Gen Y at Web 2.0 at Work
  • Document deployment plan and finish other features
  • Work on assorted tech stuff
  • Start sewing red wool blazer
  • Prepare for upcoming workshops and presentations

Sewing: Wool jumper, blazer

(blazer not pictured). This is the jumper I made following Simplicity 4097. I also made a blazer from the pattern. It was my first time working with wool, lining, interfacing, facing sections, and sleeves. My conclusions? Wool was pretty easy to work with, lining made everything look terrific (even if my seams didn’t quite match up), and sleeves were difficult. Mine still pucker a little. But it’s not bad at all, and I’ve worn it outside the house already. Whee!

My blog should be a little bit faster now

I picked up a lot of ideas from this weekend’s WordCampToronto, and I’m looking forward to doing a front-page redesign over the next few weeks. I finally got around to using YSlow to look for ways to optimize my site (or at least make it suck less), so things should be marginally better now. Thanks for your patience! =)

  • WordCamp Toronto
  • Chat with my parents
  • Update sewing patterns and make fabric list
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