DXMachina (dxmachina) wrote,

  • Mood:
  • Music:

The Hole Thing

Drilled nine hundred four (904!) evenly spaced ¼" holes today. That's fifty-six holes per row, two rows per bookcase side, times two sides per bookcase, times four bookcases yields eight hundred ninety-six holes, plus the eight additional holes I put into the top of one case because I wasn't playing as close attention as I should have. No harm done, really. The jig I bought makes this fairly simple to do properly, but it is still very tedious. It took about three hours, and two full battery charges for the drill all told, and when I was done, my right arm and shoulder were sore from all the repetitive motion with the drill. I had hoped to get started on the header and footer boxes, but I was tired and sore, so they'll have to wait.

Meanwhile, I'm reading a paper that Nutty wrote on crisis points in children's literature, which while interesting, is slower going than I expected. Part of it is that I'm making notes and looking up unfamiliar terms, but the main thing is that I haven't read a single book that she's talked about so far, and I find myself trying to think of examples of books that I have read that fit the cases she presents. The problem is that thinking about the other books tends to pull my mind away from what she's actually talking about, so that every so often I have to go back and reorient myself to the subject. Still, it's all good, because it's got me thinking about stuff that I don't usually think about.

  • Readercon

    Friday was the first (and only, so far) truly nice day of weather we've had this month*. Saturday was warmer and more humid, and today is meet the…

  • The Heyday of the IJN

    The Midway Campaign — Jack Greene If a book can be awkward, this book about the first six months of the war in the Pacific is awkward. Start…

  • 2012 in Books

    Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. — Groucho Marx Yes, I am behind my time, but it's only…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.