Saturday, December 8, 2012

"So a shishi walks into the graduate admissions office..."

(Stop me if you've heard this one before.)

I'm going to grad school, folks. Those of you who saw it coming six years ago, come up and claim your prize. I am, indeed, a born academic, and in the words of REO Speedwagon, "I can't fight this feelin' anymore."

Also in the words of REO Speedwagon, "I've seen hookers dancin' through Times Square with their heads held up so high." But that's another story. What was I going to say again?

Oh, yes: this does not mean the end of the blog. 

"Wait," said everyone, "you mean it's still going?"

Ku looked at Everyone with a tilt of her head. "What?"

"The blog," Everyone said, "Hadn't it already stopped long ago?"

"No," said Ku, visibly perturbed, "It never stopped, really.... I do come along every now and then and announce I'm alive, or encourage you to vote or something, don't I?"

"But you don't POST anything anymore," Everyone noted, "It's been ages since you've put up a new tutorial or photo... let's have a pattern, eh? Like the old days... like we used to."

"You would not believe the things I have on this side of the publish button," Ku replied with a thin smile and narrowed eyes, "Many things. Splendid things... but I will not reveal them until he time is right."

"And when should that be?" Everyone asked.

"Probably after I move into Ku House Tempe," Ku said, casually checking her watch to no benefit whatsoever, "sometime in the new year."

"Oh," said everyone, "damn."

So don't give up on me just yet. >:3

PS: Thank you for voting. :D

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Dear US friends, if you have not voted already, GO DO IT NOW. This is your right, your responsibility, and your duty to your fellow citizens.

Whomever you support,

Monday, November 5, 2012

Time is Running Out

Here it comes.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Oh boy...

Have you voted yet? :3

Friday, September 21, 2012

Color+: Hama Beads on Headphone Cable

I'm a sucker for color. Also for cheap projects and the peerless elegance of simplicity. This idea has 'em all.

Absolutely brilliant.

From Wooz.DK. Good show, Ms. Andersen.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Melts in Your Mouth, and Pretty Much Everywhere Else

I was going back through old things I had set up to post but didn't for some reason or another and I found this. Nikki sent me a most generous package earlier this summer, and I am still at a loss for how I can ever fulfill my debt of awesome and interesting things to her.

The Astounding Nikki, who I fear shall be an expat forever more, always sends me astounding things. Sometimes those astounding things are made of chocolate, a medium I hold in very high esteem. Delicious esteem, you might say. The local climate, however, is less... uh... respectful.

stock photo of the delicious and delightful "Happy Egg" of Great Britain that Nikki so thoughtfully sent me

aftermath of mailing a Happy Egg to the Arizona desert

I am pleased to report that in any physical format, Happy Eggs are delicious! Furthermore, their twee little faces, even when melted to the window of their packaging, remain perfectly adorable. The outcome of posting chocolate through the desert has never been more endearing (or more comedic) in my humble opinion.

For this and all other delights you send me, Astounding Nikki, please accept my sincere gratitude. I am without the means to thank you properly unless you should need a kidney someday. c:

Monday, August 6, 2012

Eventful Day

Well shit, this has been a busy Monday. Let's see:

✓ Land a nuclear rover on Mars
✓ Remember Hiroshima 67 years after the first atomic bombing
✓ Hey Jamaica, happy Independence Day
✓ Hey Jamaican, you're the Fastest Man on Earth
✓ Apply to grad school


Oh yeah, and I know what I want for Christmas this year:
I will drive it around my desk with a 20 minute contact delay for added realism.

So I'm going to start writing this blog again, but it's going to be decidedly different. I was trying to do just the artsy-crafty stuff here, but then I ran out. ._. So now I'll just post everything. `u` フフフぅ〜

Saturday, June 30, 2012


<Ku anger ENGAGED>

Suckah redirecting from mah blog just bettah step the HELL back. 
I ain't done here, no GOT-DAM way.

<Ku reset>

To anyone recently visiting who was redirected to some asshat's placeholder, I do apologize. A javascript installed from a Japanese page was corrupted when that J-page got hacked... so no more little ghostie on the sidebar. :<

Also, I am still alive. :3

Saturday, January 21, 2012

You stopped SOPA; you stopped PIPA!

Thank you, everyone. The Internet is safe for now, but there remains much to be done.

Don't back down. Keep the pressure on your representatives in Congress, and spread the word. SOPA and PIPA (and ACTA, an international agreement that is slowly evolving into similar legislation) are still on the table, and they'll be back. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stop SOPA. Stop PIPA.

This post will remain, long after the blackouts of January 18th have come and gone.

SOPA and PIPA are closely-related bills in the US legislature that, if passed, will cripple the Internet. They are scheduled to go up for a vote on January 24th.

This is not a drill.

Google: End Piracy, Not Liberty: sign the petition protest about PIPA directly to your senator

Learn about the bills (SOPA, PIPA) and make yourself heard.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

WARNING: blog has reached critical mass

Alright, damnitall, here we go:

I need to get my online data organized. First off is this blog, which IS still alive, honestly. It's connected to my private account and a webspace where I host designs for clients, though, which is less than optimal. Also, it is ugly. I can't design the space here the way I'd like to without circumventing a bunch of Blogger rules and garbage. Vehement MEH.

SO, with everyone's merciful understanding and forgiveness, please know that things are going to go royally haywire for a little while. I intend to leave everything up and accessible for as long as I can, and I will make any hot switches in the shortest length of time possible. That said, there are going to be broken links here and there. In the end, things should seamlessly redirect to wherever I decide to drop them for permanence... fingers crossed.

In the process, I will be permanently deleting some posts. These will generally be the posts that have nothing of interest to anyone, anywhere, anyway. (All the "oh crap what happened let me fix this sorry brb" posts, for example.) Anything that contains a pattern, tutorial, or experiment will remain online and fully accessible by the end of the cleanup. The current links to PDF patterns and diagrams, however, will break. I intend to replace them with a forwarding image.

Lastly, I will establish a secondary blog for some of the things that I would have previously posted here. I think. Maybe. Let me think it over. (If you're only here for patterns, don't worry; you'll still be in the right place.)

Postscriptively, happy new year to everyone. :3 I hope you've all had a great first week.