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Let's get serious: Is is possible to appreciate a vintage pin-up for its style while still holding onto a sense of modern day respect for women? Continue »
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This week we draw inspiration from the pin-up, those glamorous (and idealized) illustrations and photographs of ladies who served as a morale builder in times of crisis (or boredom). Continue »
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The Facts Fabric: Vintage 1940s/1950s seersucker, $25 Pattern: McCall's 6311 $.99 Year: c. 2011 Notions: zipper Time to complete: 2 hours First worn: November 2011 Wear again? Yes! Total Cost: ~$25.99 When I think about "pin-ups" I think about the iconic image of Betty Grable peeking over her shoulder. It's fairly modest and certainly not the scandalous sort of photo that I'd be too embarrassed to reproduce for The Sew Weekly. I'm a pretty modest person (being a mom does it to me, I think) so I wasn't too interested in giving the internet at large too much of ...... Continue »
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via justinhileman.info This is the best "keep calm" git flowchart I've seen so far. Continue »
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Blog: deprecated
I am mostly blogging over at sudama.tumblr.com these days. You can follow me there or follow @adamWalks on Twitter to keep abreast of my findings. Continue »
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Blog: Modern Perl
When I was introduced to Catalyst during the version 5.7 days, one of its features that really clicked with me was how it isolates your application code from the web server. I can’t be certain that Catalyst was the first major Perl framework to take this approach, but it clearly... Continue »
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Last night, Steve's parents (who are visiting from Florida) babysat Jane while we went out to a merry picnic dinner in honor of a friend's birthday, followed by an outdoor screening of Singin' in the Rain. I was even more excessively spazzy and logorrheic than usual, perhaps out of giddy confusion at Jane's absence, and everyone was very kind in response. At the end, we stumbled home, full and fat, saw Steve's parents off to their hotel, and tumbled into bed not long after. Around 3 am, the cat woke Steve, who tossed him outside as per his catty request,... Continue »
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Blog: oopsie daisy
The following is an email I wrote in response to a job offer from a company that, after receiving my resume and cover letter, asked me to complete a three-hour (timed) edit test. After they received my edit test, I... Continue »
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Lulu's a big fan of ducks and the Venice Canal offers her plenty of opportunities to see the quackers at play. Here she is on the hunt... Outfit: Seed top. Continue »
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That's right, people in my staff meeting, underneath this t-shirt and jeans, I AM A HERO. Continue »
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Over at xojane.com, my latest story is up -- Do This Don't: Get a Perm. It was this post by Fleur that actually gave me the motivation to go through with it. I'm quite happy I did, though it does require work to maintain. That said, it requires far less work to set my hair and get it to the way I want it! I've actually skipped ponytails for the entire week. Continue »
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Original Inspiration Got it Parade Dress in Red from modcloth.com ($74.99) Resources Fabric: Stretch Jersey ITY Knit Stripes & Dots Red/White ($6.98/yard from fabric.com) Pattern: McCall's 6069 Continue »
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Blog: TeacherTalk
Last column for the Examiner. June 29, 2011. We are tired of clichés. Every mission statement of every school I’ve worked for is full of them. They sound good, but they’re pro forma and have changed little in the past... Continue »