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Tools of the trade

I have a long history of rummaging around markets and junk shops with my good friend Helena-Queen of all things vintage. I have a number of favourite haunts I visit regularly and a great one is on my doorstep. 357 more words


SQL Server thread scheduling cycle

Here is a simple diagram illustrating how SQL Server thread scheduling works.

Whenever a new thread arrives it got a slice of CPU. This is shown as… 157 more words


french seams and non-matching thread

I love French seams! They’re fun, and best of all, they’re pretty easy. Because the overskirt on this slip is sheer, it requires a French seam, which essentially hides  95 more words


The Red Thread.

The red thread of fate is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend and is also used in Japanese legend. According to this myth, the Gods tie an invisible red string around the ankles of those that are destined to meet each other in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way. 53 more words

Finishing and achieving

Today three of us (me, Rosie, Claire) finished a scroll to loud clapping and expressions of joy. Funny how such a seemingly simple thing can provoke this sense of achievement – there was an urgency to finish a length today, partly because for everyone there except me it was the last day of making until September. 69 more words


Executando comandos nativos do SO em JAVA

Muitas vezes ao programar nos esquecemos que no próprio sistema operacional contém recursos que podem ser aproveitados pelo desenvolvedor. É possível por exemplo, compactar arquivos, fazer manipulação de diretórios, entre outras infinidades de recursos que o SO oferece, sem fazer uso de API’s que as vezes podem ser complicadas de se trabalhar e não oferecer o desempenho desejado. 153 more words


Iniciando la urdimbre / Starting the warp

With a mop as a model, I started my warp threads across time and cultures

/ Con un lampazo como modelo, inicié mi urdimbre a través del tiempo y las culturas.