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 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.
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)
- Start looking for teaching jobs
- Build up my resume -- doing what?
Install http://www.status.net/ for calefaction.org
- integrate status.net and the wiki
Update WordPress to 3.0 on calefaction.org
Goals for 2012
write, edit, and submit one novel OR three short stories
- Status: Fragments of a short story
read 25 new books
Captain's Fury, Jim Butcher
(Reading) Orthodoxy, GK Chesterton
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Freud's Couch, Scott's Buttocks, Bronte's Grave, by Simon Goldhill
Princeps' Fury, Jim Butcher
First Lord's Fury, Jim Butcher
brew 12 distinct styles of beer on my stove
English Special/Best Bitter (Danstar Windsor) [Status: drunk]
Gluten-free Sorghum (Danstar Nottingham) [Status: drunk]
American IPA (reusing Nottingham) [Status: drunk]
Hefeweizen (Danstar Munich) [Status: drunk]
Dunkelweizen (reusing Munich) [Status: drunk]
"Session" Saison (T-58) [Status: drunk]
Hard Root Beer Brown Ale (Windsor) [Status: bottle conditioning]
Russian Imperial Stout (US-05) [Status: carbonating]
Belgian Pale Ale (T-58) [Status: primary fermentation]
"Sriracha" Pepper Robust Porter (T-58?)
Smokey Amber (70/- Scotch Ale?) (Windsor)
find paying work in the teaching/tutoring field
- Status: nil
volunteer 50 hours in the local community
- Status: nil
write 50 letters (actual, printed and/or hand-written correspondence)
- Status: 9 letters written. Correspondences begun with Rob (2), Tim (2), Vanessa (2), Yi, Anderson, Kathy
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.