Daily Archives: July 19, 2010

Bill Murray and Ravelry (not related)

An interview with Bill Murray!

In unrelated news, I like cataloging things. I don’t know why, but I do. So when Metafilter was back-tagging all of their posts, I spent a few hours working on it. It’s interesting because you get to learn about random things about which you knew nothing.

And so, when Ravelry (a knitting website) needed help tagging their patterns, I did the same thing. Got to browse some patterns and look at things I would have never noticed otherwise. But! They decided to give out prizes to ten people, out of the crazy amount of people who worked on this project (160,000 patterns, and Ravelry has 800,000 users). So when I saw they were announcing the prizes every ten minutes, I was just enjoying seeing what the prizes were. And then someone named Heather (no, not me) won something and I thought, well, there, they aren’t going to let two Heathers out of the crazy amount of people win. Of course, then, the very next person who won was me! Yay! I’m so excited to see the yarn and purse and supplies, how completely cool to win something when I already just wanted to help out and have fun browsing patterns!