Hi, I'm a nerd. I write, and sometimes I publish those writings on my blog, Pursuing Calefaction. More often I'll write trivia here. I brew (award-winning!) beer on my stove and also with my friends; details are on the HomeBrewing section of the wiki. Also an elected member of the HCoop Board of Directors, serving as the treasurer.
A moment of shame: sidhe-Rog-Orc-Fem-Cha died in the Dungeons of Doom on level 1. Killed by a carnivorous bag.
My /Chores. (No, you don't get to see them. They're boring.)
This forum post is how I got our Brother HL 2240 laserjet printer working in Linux.
I last bit my fingernails on Nov 12th, 2008 May 30th, 2013 June 8th, 2013 June 13th, 2013.
Email: <steven.f.killen AT SPAMFREE gmail DOT com>
Things I need to do
Fix my wiki
- Design a more comprehensive security policy
- Upgrade to 1.8 (9?) -- and detail steps taken for HCoop users
finish editing Winterswatch so I can publish it
Recover data from a stack of old hard drives
Consolidate my data so that most of it is accessible to me via HCoop
- Then set up afsclient on my machines
- maybe write an easy script to install on new computers
Reseal my hiking boots (Shoe Goo: $7, or that boot place that ClintonEbadi used)
Install http://www.status.net/ for calefaction.org http://gitorious.org/statusnet/mainline/blobs/master/INSTALL
- integrate status.net and the wiki
Update WordPress to 3.0 on calefaction.org
Read 2 items in Latin
Cicero's letters (Shackleton-Bailey)
read 25 new books
Freud's Couch, Scott's Buttocks, Bronte's Grave, by Simon Goldhill
volunteer 50 hours in the local community
write 50 letters (actual, printed and/or hand-written correspondence)
write, edit, and submit one novel OR three short stories
brew beer for people
get regulator hose and propane tank for new burner
clean and oxidize kettle
acquire Sanke kegging equipment
clean kegs for use (with industrial cleaner)
brew a cream ale in the party keg for Bill
brew 30 gallons of wedding ale for Matt & Maggie
10 gallons of Persephone
20 gallons of Steve's Extra Special
Suggestions for the Reading Stack
Death on a Friday Afternooon (Neuhaus)
Pride & Prejudice
Gods Behaving Badly (Phillips)
John McWhorter -- Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold Story of English, Language Interrupted: Signs of Non-Native Acquisition in Standard Language Grammars
Projects on the back burner
design & build floor-to-ceiling bookshelves
a wooden, folding 4'x3' game table
a laser pen!
Prep next War of the Ring board for play.
Crazy ideas I come up with
- A frisk (or whatever) board display server with a handheld API that hooks up to a projector suspended over a table surface!
An Appalachian Trail wiki (really? Nobody's thought to do this yet?) Well, there's http://www.walkipedia.org/. But the guy's just sitting on it for now, apparently.