Last I left the pack, I needed to finish the front piece before I could close up the main body. I added plenty of haul loops so attaching trekking poles, climbing helmets, etc. shouldn’t be a problem. Next step was to sew up the body. Very exciting as it now is truly a function pack!
Back to work! It’s been a busy week–I joined a funk band an we’ve been rehearsing quite a bit. It was nice to get back to the pack over the weekend.
I’ve written a new version of the iTunes Autosort script–mostly just to change the scoring algorithm. The equation is now: playPerc = bonus+((playCount+1)/(skipCount+1+(yearsSinceAdd/3))); This is much simpler than previous versions, but I feel that it gives better results. The score is basically the ratio of plays to skips plus the age of the song in [...]
I finished going through SXSW 2011 a while ago, but never got around to posting the results. I ended up keeping 196 songs out of nearly 1200. Here’s a Grooveshark playlist with the majority of them: http://grooveshark.com/playlist/Sxsw+2011/55200274 The full list is below the break… Tracks are in order of number of plays on my MP3 [...]
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We will be hiking the AV2 in the Dolomites starting at the end of August. In true European fashion, you are required to stay in refuges each night, which means no sleeping bag, no tent, no sleeping pad, etc. are required. The G4 pack I made previously was therefore much too large, so I’ve started [...]
Just a fun story to round out the project: It’s not always practical to use the Z-Rest pad as the frame for the pack, so I wanted to find a foam piece that I could use instead. As usual, I tried John Lewis first–no luck in the “Haberdashery” department, so next I tried the upholstery [...]
Just before the festival begins this weekend, this kind, anonymous person has uploaded the remainder of the SXSW tracks. This torrent contains 362 tracks, bringing the total for this year to 1,154 files weighing in at 6.58GB. SXSW 2011 Torrents
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Last I left it, I just needed to sew the front panel and the collar on. For some reason, I found the stitch attaching the front to the side was one of the hardest of the project. With all the fabric there, I kept catching other parts in the seam, not realizing until the very [...]
Despite the back being completed, I was once again temporarily delayed by the lack of shock cord in my shipment from Point North. After a John Lewis run, I could get started on the front and side ripstop pieces.
Finally got back to crafting last night after a pretty busy week. I had been temporarily waylaid by the lack of a Z-Rest, but I picked one up the other day and kept sewing. The clever pin cushion on my wrist in the above picture is one of a bunch of great sewing tools I [...]