Monthly Archives: October 2003

Be Afraid…be very afraid

qB, in Red or Dead aka How to Kill grey squirrels: I find my antipathy to our grey furry red-genocidal disease-toting verminous arborial cockroaches is not unique. There’s even a National Squirrel Awareness Week site with imaginative suggestions from readers … Continue reading

Posted in Environment | 7 Comments

Fraud, Fiction, and Flaws

Visiting Scovil’s web site to once again look at and admire his photographs of minerals, I discovered the name of the green mystery mineral I discussed yesterday. It’s Vivianite. It’s not a perfect sample, but at least it’s not blackened … Continue reading

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Don’t Search on Me

Following on the heels of the recent excitement about searching within pages of books at Amazon, there’s now a growing backlash against this facility from, among others, the Author’s Guild. According to Volokh Conspiracy and numerous publications, such as Ziff-Davis … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | 4 Comments

On the Rocks

I spent yesterday taking photos of my rocks for the auction, but I’m never going to get this job finished if I spend all day and only have a few photographs for my effort. I can’t help myself, though — … Continue reading

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Diet Cherry Coke

I splurged this weekend and purchased 20 rolls of film from B & H, a photo supply shop I’ve used for years. I think most people who are into photography in this country, and even internationally, are familiar with B … Continue reading

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It’s all about Circles

Today I learned how to get ahead with the men in technology and tech weblogging circles. I’ve also learned how to get ahead with today’s new ‘woman in technology’, too. Continue reading

Posted in Society, Stuff | 24 Comments

Pulled Post

I pulled a post earlier that had comments. It was an issue that should have been addressed offline. All I can say is my post was triggered by my extreme surprise, and, frankly, a great deal of hurt and feeling … Continue reading

Posted in Society | 4 Comments