Kage Baker would have been amused at the date – it’s rife with symmetry and mathematical posing. It ought to mean something. Does it? It adds up to 5 from both ends … might mean something. But it’s actually a meaningless artifact, a bit of pattern that means nothing at all, except that it is symmetrical enough to catch the eye.
Kage would not have been pleased, though, at the day-long failure of trusted artifacts I’ve faced today. She regarded the computer as magic; it was supposed to work whenever called upon. No excuses allowed. And something called a “server” was definitely never off the hook.
And yet … this is the first time today I have been able to get on to WordPress – their signs say their servers have been misbehaving, and say that it’s probably Mark’s fault. Curse you, Mark!
In the meantime, I’ve found other things to do. I am deep into knitting – have just finished 2 1/2 inches of detestable ribbing in a lace weight yarn and a teeny tiny gauge, and escaped into the wider world of stockinette stitch. My needles are flying! So that’s the part of the evening I am in now.
Our story will resume tomorrow – unless Mark screws up again.