Archive for May, 2005

A beautiful day, plus shopping

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

Finally, we have some spring weather! It was gorgeous today. The kitties and I had a nice sit out on the back porch, enjoying the warm air.

Also did some shopping, and found this great chair on sale at Marshall’s. It was the only one like it, and there was no tag (besides […]

Enescu String Octet

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Today and tomorrow WHRB is broadcasting an Enescu (also spelled Enesco) Orgy. As I was driving home from work just now, I was pleased to hear them playing his String Octet, a wonderful work.

I was introduced to the Octet relatively recently, just a year or two ago, and it quickly became one of my […]

Unseasonable weather

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

I can’t believe this weather! It’s May 25th, practically June, and here in Boston, it’s 46 degrees (feels like 39!), raining, and windy. It’s totally miserable outside. Where are the nice 70 degree temperatures? What ever happened to May flowers? The showers are supposed to be in April! At […]

ClassCastException when using an XSL variable

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

XSL can be so frustrating.

So today, I wanted to be able to do something like this:

<xsl:variable name=”foo”>
<xsl:choose>
<xsl:when test=”bar”>
<xsl:copy-of select=”bar”/>
</xsl:when>
<xsl:otherwise>
[…]

Bamboo Knitting Needles

Sunday, May 22nd, 2005

I love bamboo knitting needles. They may be more expensive than plastic or metal needles, but they’re worth it, I think. They combine the best characteristics of each.

Plastic needles feel pretty good in your hand as you knit, and they’re lightweight, which eases stress on your hands. But they aren’t […]

Freezing offices

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

Why are all office environments always too cold? Especially in the warmer months? I’m sitting here with my jacket on and my fingers are like ice. What is wrong with the people who run office buildings?