Archive for March, 2008

Birds and Spurge

Walking home from cherry blossoms yesterday, we happened upon a pigeon hanging out at the Department of Agriculture, and some hungry finches and bright green blooming spurges in the Ripley Garden.

Cherry Blossom Walk

Today was a cherry blossom day. We had originally planned to wake up at the crack of dawn to catch the blossoms just after sunrise, but that sort of thing doesn’t happen to us on Saturdays, so it was about 11 AM by the time we got to the already-crowded tidal basin. We went against […]

links for 2008-03-29

BBC NEWS | UK | What did go wrong at Terminal 5? Heathrow Airport’s new terminal turns into a massive debacle of airport design. (tags: uk heathrow airport oops travel london) Very well-rendered but somewhat unsettling 3D face looking at your mouse cursor. Why are her eyes so bloodshot? (tags: 3d flash animation mouse wtf) […]

links for 2008-03-28

(Yay, the linklog is back!) PBS Frontline: Bush’s War. (tags: film video tv documentary terror war president bush politics) pixeloo: Homer Simpson Untooned. Homer Simpson rendered with realistic human textures but in cartoon proportions. (tags: simpsons cartoons 3d wtf) A Look at the Nokia N810 (tags: n810 nokia mobile tech) Metafilter comments vs. Youtube comments […]

Nokia 770

I heard a lot of buzz last year about the Nokia 770 being the cheap Linux geek’s gadget of choice, and I wanted in on that action to replace my increasingly obsolete Palm Z22, so I bid for a like-new secondhand 770 on eBay and won it for $102.50 — pretty good bargain. Take note: […]

links for 2007-03-27

(Posting this manually again as daily blog posting appears to have broken, for me and for other people as well. This may signal the end of the linklog and a switch over to action streams.) Metafilter comments vs. Youtube comments / community metafilter youtube culture social interesting wtf A Look at the Nokia N810 […]

links for 2007-03-25

(For some reason failed to post yesterday’s linklog, so I’m posting these links manually while I figure out what went wrong.) Topless Robot – The 10 Most Insane, Child-Warping Moments of ’80s Cartoons Oh man, I remember the GI Joe “Everyone around Shipwreck melts” episode. It really did disturb me as a kid. / […]

Butterfly Emerging from Cocoon

This is some kind of cocoon incubation tank in the new Live Butterfly Pavilion at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. We were lucky enough to catch a couple of butterflies just coming out; note how the butterfly at right gives the newbie some help. More photos from the Butterfly exhibit here.

links for 2008-03-21

Can’t Find a Doctor? You’re Not Alone – US News and World Report On the difficulty of finding available primary care physicians in the USA, even for the insured. (tags: health medicine doctors usnews usa) TED | Talks | Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight (video) Neuroanatomist suffers a stroke and talks about the […]

links for 2008-03-20

NASA – Cassini Spacecraft Finds Ocean May Exist Beneath Titan’s Crust Lots of odd movements by landmarks on Titan’s surface indicate a crust whose underside may be well-lubricated by subterranean fluid. (tags: space nasa cassini saturn titan geology science jpl) The Enceladus flyby, in color – The Planetary Society Blog Enhanced-color images of Enceladus during […]