Little scorpion friend hanging around next to the pizza oven this afternoon.
Scorpions in Australia, unlike nearly everything else, are harmless to humans. This one was about 1.5 inches long.
There's a light soil smell in the air even in the cool of the night now, so I know spring is coming. I can't wait.
Planned additions to my garden this year: cantaloupe (two varieties) and okra (which I don't care for, but the flowers are attractive, and I probably have neighbors who like okra). I also have new varieties of hot peppers in mind this year, new flowers, etc., so let's go, spring...
Dear people who walk around in stores whistling: You are not charming. You are not delighting the souls of all who hear you. You are just irritating people with sharp hearing with your shrill, tuneless warbling. I can hear you from half a store away and I hate you with a burning passion. Knock it off.
“I need to change some of my
behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal
behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development
I did not expect to see this kind of introspection from Linus Torvalds https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/9/16/167
#solarpunk This is agriculture I love to see! Using trees for better food production--
solarpunks: “ For most crops, irrigation simply provides water for the plant’s roots. But in a Balinese rice terrace, water is used to construct a complex, pulsed artificial ecosystem. Water temples...
Half machine elf, half jaguar god. I used to own a 1976 Triumph Spitfire and boy do I miss that awesome little car.
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