on favs, spelling, and socks!

A very very long time ago corrie wrote about her favourite websites and was curious what I would pick. While I spoke about various web tools I use, I didn’t specifically mention websites. So, without further ado…

(not really in top order…)

  • ok.. I’m cheating. There are actually 3 websites in this one. They are all NYC library/information institutions, and I turn to them often. From here I can pretty much get anywhere and anything.
    • NYPL has TONS of resources throughout their many pages. Since I have Cards (for both general circulating and the reference/research libraries), I have access to many electronic databases.
    • Same goes for my BPL.
    • My University Library (of which I have a hate-love relationship and am pretty cranky with right now) has amazing resources available. Additionally, if you visit the individual libraries websites, there are quite often links to wonderful subject research guides. I know many of the individuals who have written these, and they have done a nice job for them. (the bschool one is very well done and useful. Especially if you aren’t a b-school/econ person and have to puzzle out novel terms and concepts).
  • BoingBoing. It fits, which probably shouldn’t surprise you if you know me in real life. They’ve recently redesigned and added a separate gadgets blog. The podcasts are nice too.
  • Cute Overload. I read this via RSS, but had to “ignore” it for a while when both Cosette and Nibi died as it made me too sad. Overall though I smile greatly while reading.
  • I use NOAA for my weather forecasts. There are a ton of amazing things on there which I don’t even get close to hitting the surface of. Here is the current forecast for main campus of my Uni.

What are your favourite websites? Why? (you are not obligated to answer).

I can’t spell, this is a known fact. I can (when necessary) spell complicated things. I can’t spell many common words. I realized this morning that I misspelled (in flickr) E’s instant gratification socks. I wrote grandification. We won’t go into how many tries it took me to get that right. The new feature of firefox which underlines misspellings in (most) test fields is amazing for me. I know I often coin words (trafficated is my famous example) but that was some new weird creation that I didn’t mean. Anyway…. as a segue into socks…

I cast on yesterday morning for the second sock. E's almost instant gratification socks #2 It is amazing to me how fast this sock is knitting. the foot and leg are 42 stitches, I’m using 16″ Bryspuns, 3.25mm. By the time I got home tonight (without any excessive extra knitting time, and two extra hours at the office, maybe at most 10 minutes after I scarfed down lunch), I was done with half of the heel! Ok, I did the math, I had about 2.5 hours of knitting on Wednesday (yesterday), all but probably 10 minutes of that was commuting (the 10 minutes were for lunch). I made some more progress since 9ish when I got home (early) and hope to finish the heel before I fall asleep shortly (10:30) and set this post to autopublish after midnight. Thursday (tomorrow) I don’t have as much knitting commuting time, but we’ll see what happens.

I’m still really really tired, so all grammatical and spelling errors and just plain weird logic and sentence formation are because of this. If you’ve emailed me and not received a response, I’m getting there. If you’ve commented and I’ve not written you back, I’m getting there. If you really really need to ask me something and require a prompt answer, my suggestion is to find me and ask in person. If you bring coffee (after tomorrow morning) it will probably help. I hope tonight’s sleep will help. Additionally I’ve been doing a ton of research for Friday’s post, so I hope it comes together and am eager to see if I can pull it off with all my random lay-knowledge and information learning.