April 2006

Internet Identity Workshop 2006

Internet Identity Workshop logo

Phil Windley, Kaliya Hamlin and Doc Searls are running the Internet Identity Workshop 2006 this coming week. It sounds interesting, but Mountain View is a little out of my way.

On the other hand, who can do other than stand in awe in front of the Workshop logo, shown here? A dog, wearing a mask, sitting in front of a computer: perhaps the oldest gag in the digital identity game. I'd say "priceless", but in fact you can buy merchandise.

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Knife Sharpening

I've always had a respect for good tools, and taken a delight in a kitchen knife that cuts well. Cook Ting I am not, however, and when I have blunted my blade I go to my toolbox and take out the sharpening stone my father gave me.

A haphazard half hour later, I have usually managed to put a frighteningly sharp edge back on the knife, at least for a while. Until today, I had only the vaguest idea of what I was doing; this changed after reading Chad Ward's Knife Maintenance and Sharpening tutorial. Now that I actually understand how sharpening works, I'm hoping I can be a little less haphazard about it.

[via Megnut by way of Boing Boing]