Monument (marnanel) wrote,

Three failures

They say failures are a stepping stone to growth. Maybe I'm going through a growth spurt.

To begin with, I needed $20 this morning to buy my ticket for February. I had no cash or debit card, and they wouldn't take a cheque. I shall go through the back pockets of the trousers in my dirty laundry tonight in an attempt to find my debit card, and try to buy a ticket tomorrow. Official SEPTA policy is to let you go in on the first of the month with the last month's ticket, but that might only apply to the railways. I know the bus swipe things don't give a happy bleep if you try it.

Then someone saw my knitting today and told me I'd been increasing. (When you knit a row, you usually have the same number of stitches as the previous row, but you can increase or decrease to change the number.) I counted, and I have: I moved from 25-odd in the first row to about 60 in the twentieth. I managed to get it back down to 25 in the twenty-fifth, and now it looks like it has breasts. I think I'm going to have to frog the whole thing. I'd also like to know what I'm doing wrong.

Then I fancied getting some C programming done on the train, since I haven't done any for a while. I heard about the Gnome Love project yesterday, which lets Gnome maintainers tag bugs that are easy for beginners to fix. I found one such bug yesterday afternoon, and got halfway towards finishing it, and on the train today was going to finish it off. But I found CVS conflicts in the file, showing me someone had already checked in a fix. So there wasn't anything to do but knit.

They say failures are a stepping stone to growth!
Tags: code, day, knitting, septa
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