Archive for June, 2006

Green Blueberry

It’s a green blueberry! That means it’s not ripe yet. Should I eat it?

Fallen Elm Cleaned Up

Passed by the White House while today. The fallen elm has been cleaned up, and the area taped off; I guess they’ll be putting a new tree in soon. Lots of Japanese people about, carrying little American and Japanese flags; turns out Koizumi is here, his last visit to DC as Prime Minister.

links for 2006-06-29

Net Neutrality: This is serious. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the web, speaks out on net neutrality. (tags: net law government) New Surgeon General’s Report Focuses on the Effects of Secondhand Smoke (tags: health government environment) Atmospheric Effects of Volcanic Gases. “Volcanoes contribute about 110 million tons of carbon dioxide per year while man’s activities contribute […]

Two Weddings Last Weekend

Congratulations to two newlywed couples last weekend: Gordon and Kathie from First Baptist DC, and SadEyedArtist and Lhynard, whom I knew from my Baltimore days. To both couples, I wish an eternity of happiness. Here are a couple of photos of Gordon and Kathie just after tying the knot. (Don’t let the wheelchair fool you, […]

links for 2006-06-28

American Idolatry: What’s Entertainment? On finding balance amidst entertainment and worship. (tags: faith culture) Free customizable legal documents. (tags: law business) Star Trek Nemesis Pictorial Plot Synopsis. So I’m not the only one wondering why no one brought up Lore. (tags: startrek) Chronicle of a death foretold … Harry Potter author’s grim hints. Two characters […]

links for 2006-06-27

cheap and tiny // Seagate 400GB HD for $109.99 Direct link doesn’t work, since has weird URLs, but the first comment shows how to get to it. (tags: tech shopping) Extroverted Like Me – How a month and a half on Paxil taught me to love being shy. By Seth Stevenson. Paxil does not […]

Executive Elm Collapses (Bushes still intact)

Pull out a US $20 bill. Take a look at the picture of the White House. See that tree peeking in from the right, the 140 year old elm that’s been there since Andrew Johnson? Well, it’s gone. Yup. Fallen over, thanks to the soaker summer storms which have been hammering the Mid-Atlantic in recent […]

DC Thunderstorms

WaPo: Rain Wreaks Havoc. Low-lying areas of the DC region have been flooded by strong, soaking thunderstorms, and the rain is still going. CapitalWeather reports on flash flood warnings all over the place, and ReadExpress has a surreal photo of a flooded intersection right by the base of the Washington Monument hill. I’m glad I’m […]

Parakeet Closeups

Birdsitting the neighbor’s parakeet again. He’s such an incredibly affectionate and intelligent bird.

Freezer Broken

(Freezer Broken, uploaded by brownpau.) Friends, this is the freezer box of a compact Kenmore refrigerator from Sears. See the raised labyrinth-like pipes lining the platform? That’s a refrigerant coil. It contains freon (or some other non-ozone-depleting refrigerant substance for newer units). The coil is made of very thin and fragile aluminum. This is why […]