I’m about 1/4 done copying my comic images from the obsolete version of the Webcomic plugin that I run to regular ol’ blog posts. Looking forward to finishing this dull task so I can install a new theme that works better on small screens.
My pal Madsahara & I will hawk our garlic-themed (& other) comics & art at the Trees & Hills booth this weekend at the 19th annual Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival in Bennington, VT. I’ll of course have “Super Friendly Garlic” (in Square Dance #4), Pickle Vampire magnets, and “Midnight Snack” (in Square Dance #6 and Trick or Treat Comics #2)
August 30 & 31, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Camelot Village, 1545 Route 9, Bennington, VT
Admission is $5 per day or $8 for a two-day pass. Children 12 & under get in for $1.00.
Ominous clouds signalled an ill-timed excursion for errands and exercise yesterday. Luckily the heavy rain that followed let up long enough for me to to still take an evening walk.
I forgot to bring tent poles on a three
day night camping trip last week; luckily my camping companions had more engineering acumen than I. After some futzing, they used too-short rain fly poles in place of the normal poles and some cord to suspend the back end of the tent from a tree trunk (we also put an odd short pole inside to prop the roof but I don’t know how much it helped). The resulting shelter looked weirder and had much less space than the normal dome shape, but it was enough to sleep in. Thank you Dan, Fardeen, Phayvanh, Randall, and Sarah for rigging it up!
One of the most remarkable things to me about the music of the ’70s is the prevalence of the word “boogie” (e.g. “Blame it on the Boogie” by the Jacksons).
Today I made basic navigation for the comics* in preparation for deactivating the Webcomic plugin, which is a step toward moving off of WordPress. They’re both lovely, but I want stop storing my stuff in a database and present as much of my site as possible as static HTML. I have a lot of backlogged and new plans for this site brewing; I also have some other obligations that take priority, but I’m giving myself permission to peck away at it a little.
*(which I should remove next time because it’s redundant right now)
Downpower was a secondary blog I maintained from late 2007 to mid 2008, a “journal chronicling the attempt” to “make my life better for the world”. The attempt and the blog were both underwhelming; the latter came to seven posts, which I’ve just realized are still online (I thought I’d taken the blog down). The WordPress installation is of course way out of date, which is a big no-no, so I’ve merged the posts and comments into my main blog, tagged them, and taken the standalone version off the Web. I hate linkrot, but I haven’t learned all the redirecting magic and I doubt it’ll affect anyone anyway, so as a stopgap here is a list of the posts and their old addresses:
- Introduction (formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/2007/11/07/introduction/)
- STUFF (formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/2007/11/14/stuff/)
- Cutting Your Car Use (formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/2007/11/28/cutting-your-car-use/)
- In The Absence Of The Sacred (formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/2007/12/05/in-the-absence-of-the-sacred/)
- Doing the Laundry (formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/2007/12/12/doing-the-laundry/)
- Walden, and the dryer update (formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/2008/01/02/walden-and-the-dryer-update/)
- Off To A Bad Start (formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/2008/01/16/off-to-a-bad-start/)
- On Hiatus (formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/2008/07/30/on-hiatus/)
There were also two pages of links:
(formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/local-links/)
- Ashuelot River Free School
- Cheshire County Rail-Trails
- Central Connecticut River Valley Institute
- Everyone’s Books
- Hannah Grimes
- Monadnock Institute For Community Advancement & Sustainability
- Montpelier Matters
- The Mountain School
- Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum
- NHDOT Bicycle/Pedestrian Information Center
- Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
- Pathways For Keene
- Picadilly Farm
- ReNew Building Materials & Salvage
- Toadstool Bookshops
- Vermont Business Materials Exchange
(formerly at http://www.colintedford.com/downpower/general-links/)
- Center For Partnership Studies
- Earth Policy Institute
- Kill Your Television
- Stephanie McMillan
- Moonlight Chronicles
- Robert Schalkenbach Foundation
- Sightline Institute
- YES! Magazine
And to round it all out, here’s a screenshot of how it looked:
“Getaway” by Earth, Wind & Fire http://youtu.be/vE2zx4lr-h8