Category Archives: Technology


This is apparently what happens when shoe laces require changing and the spares on hand were intended for boots. “The hard part is knowing which loops to pull to undo it. Two in six chance! “ Advertisements

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the thistle and the damage undone

Somewhere in the back of my mind I had a fragment of arcane (our-kaan ?) knowledge suggesting there was some kind of antidote for stinging nettles that grew along side them.   A web search for nettle antidotes revealed nothing … Continue reading

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My two favourite places on the computer to play are stellarium and google earth. This evening I discovered a national geographic collaboration with google earth to integrate some super high resolution images of wildlife into the satellite view. You can see most … Continue reading

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As forecasted, I have now begun a worm composting bin. I started with an inexpensive bin from the hardware store and drilled some ventilation holes in it. I added some worthless pulp I found on the sidewalk to act as worm … Continue reading

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the bird can safely be considered as a homogeneous jet of fluid

As someone who uses engineering algebra to approximate everything around me, I am generally quite happy to assume a horse is a sphere if it makes the math easier. My friend Phil recently sent me a journal article that does this to the extreme. … Continue reading

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space junkie

If you ever want to get (yourself or someone else) pumped on science, I highly recommend the stylings of Neil deGrasse Tyson. He is the director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York. He has a sharp memory for detail and great communication skills … Continue reading

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Most of the comments I get on my blog are spam. Here are some of the most recent ones (links removed, typos untouched). Heckuva good job. I sure arppecaite it. You’re the one with the bnrais here. I’m watching for … Continue reading

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