Might dare on some treat.

June 14th, 2008 - 11:04 pm

Pictures from Friday (the 13th!) evening. All done with my 50mm f/1.8.

PETA pockets?

February 20th, 2008 - 11:10 pm

I was reading recently about a Geep (a goat-sheep cross).

This inspired a late conversation between P. and I, coming up with interesting new crosses. I believe I’ve hit upon one that will revolutionize the fur industry. Stop raising foxes and minxes in boxes and instead cross a ferret and a weasel: the werret. Just imagine, werret-coats and the dialog that will surely emanate from Fashion TV’s otherwise vapid broadcasts:

“Why, what kind of coat is that?”
“Why, it’s a werret coat!”
“Funny, most coats are for wearing.”

It’s brilliant, I tell you.

Wikileaks

February 18th, 2008 - 10:40 pm

Figured I’d lend my marginal page rank to this, even though all of the readers of this site probably read boingboing: California judge shuts down wikileaks.

wikileaks.org

Live! Tonight! On the ’Tube!

February 11th, 2008 - 9:41 pm

YouTube, that is:

Interior decorating

December 18th, 2007 - 11:44 pm

“P. is learning to play guitar!”
“Are you sure? I mean, maybe she just can’t find anywhere to sit down without picking one up first.”

The importance of trust

December 18th, 2007 - 3:38 pm

“What? you bought yummy crackers and hid them? I thought there was trust in our relationship?!?”
“There is! You trust me.”

What colour is a Turing test?

November 16th, 2007 - 2:50 am

So, I’m the new admin of an established web forum (2300 or so members). The first order of business is stopping the spam bots.

Of course, there’s a captcha, but, unsurprisingly, it doesn’t work.

Some would say to use a stronger captcha, but I hate captcha, so we’re going to do riddles, which might seem familiar to people who comment on this blog: “What colour is an orange?” (They’re not particularly hard riddles).

This blog uses a plug-in for WordPress called WP-Gatekeeper, developed by CSS virtuoso, Eric Meyer.

We’re going to take this idea, and merge it with our forum software so that all would-be members have to get a stupid riddle or other question correct, or they don’t get a membership.

I’m thinking topical trivia would be good as well, stuff that’s easily found via Google or Wikipedia.

If anyone has any question suggestions, toss them up here. They shouldn’t be formulaic (ie, no math, unless it’s a trick question: “I have one apple and Jane gives me three apples. How many legs do I have?”), or too esoteric.

Ch-ch-chia

October 11th, 2007 - 11:54 pm

Pirate Queen: “Actually, mustard is really growing on me.”
Me: “Like a Chia Pet?! Sweet.”


Some of the pictures that I’ve uploaded over the last little while: