furtech: (apache-r0ndo)
...which are now early summer updates. I've been busy, but not that busy: just distracted. Some of these distractions I direct you to below.

Life Bullet points:
• Now I remember why I never grew many tomatoes: they are like an organic super-magnet for pests, disease, fungi. Up north it was always whiteflies: clouds of them. Down here it's spider-mites. I've tried nearly everything short of an ariel Malathion bombardment. Most of the solutions (soap spray, neet, root-absorbed pesticides) seem to make the mites more robust.

• Despite the pest-problem, I remember why ripe, fresh picked tomatoes are so wonderful...and how awful store bought and even Farmers Market tomatoes are.

• Over the hump of the worst of the foxtail problem (most have fallen off by now). Two surgeries and countless painful removals later both the dogs and I are relieved.

• Enjoying June Gloom. Daytime walks. Chilly nights.

• Added a berm to the back of the lawn so the dogs don't jump down any more (hard on their backs). Also gives the lawn more character.

• Discovered (was told) that pet-safe snail death exists! Joy!

Links!
• For artists: Check out/friend James Gurney on Facebook . He's best known for "Dinotopia", but he is an amazing teacher and source of art information. He also does tutorials and links to useful resources: you won't be sorry!

• Here's an example of something he linked to: a 17th century figure drawing manual ...that can be downloaded in ebook form for *free*!! Amazing resource!

• Since Dome is just starting on tv, here's something timely: !
Stephen King Character Flowchart Now you can see how King connects EVERYTHING!

• Clockwork toy: the most amazing wooden clockwork toy I've ever seen. Applejack's Harvest (My Little Pony)
Applejack's Harvest

• Love tidepools and sea life? Aquamarine Discovery is a great blog!
furtech: (apache-r0ndo)
Looking for an entertaining way to avoid some chore or homework or relationship maintenance or whatever? Here are some cool and distracting links. If at least one of these things doesn't amuse, fascinate or educate you, I'll eat a bug. Small one. Ants are bugs, right?*

DON'T LOOK IF YOU REALLY CAN'T AFFORD THE TIME!! )

For those of you that ARE too busy-- have my favorite dog lol of 2012:

imnotfat

Day FAIL!

Nov. 12th, 2011 02:59 pm
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...and the day started out so awsomely!

I got a music file from a collegue that was for a project we're working on at work. Really neat-- he nailed it the first time. Cause to celebrate! So I had breakfast:
breakfastofchampions

Cookies and pie for breakfast...

Which in and of itself isn't a bad (or uncommon) thing for me...but it was a portent for a day of weak-willed Fail!

Six hours later...I have finished off the frosted-pumpkin-spice-cookies... some peanuts I found from the Giants-Dodgers game I went to last summer... stinky cheese... expired halloween candy...plus some fruit (<--a ray of hope!).

[I had posted links to a facebook called, "When the Going Gets Weird, the Weird Get Going" and I think there is some association with that site with malware, because all of a sudden I started to get this, "Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer" message from Google, apparently. I can't do a Google Safe Browsing diagnostic because I don't own Livejournal.com, so I'm just deleting all the links. Weird.]

In a nutshell, I spent nearly six hours looking at a site with funny pictures. Accomplished: Fail.

So...a day wasted when there's so much to do. I'd better get moving and salvage some of it...or go watch them blow up a car in the parking lot at work...I am so weak...I'm embarrassed to admit that I had to move a meeting back a half hour so that I could post the R0ndo bit at exactly 11:11 yesterday morning...*cough*loser!*cough*

Now it is two-thirty and it's raining outside. No dogwalk for now (need to burn calories! Nao!). Good thing I did a death-walk last night-- up and down hills in the dark, letting R0ndo lead-- for almost two hours. Even the dogs are too tired to hike-beg today. And Apache is woof-ing in her sleep under the computer desk. Awww...life is good!

Addenda: and I didn't go see the car blow up which was my mistake, sine the pyro guy was a bit too enthusiastic and blew the roof of the car into the next lot. Note to self: never pass up a pyro event!

Day FAIL!

Nov. 12th, 2011 02:59 pm
furtech: (gravestone)
...and the day started out so awsomely!

I got a music file from a collegue that was for a project we're working on at work. Really neat-- he nailed it the first time. Cause to celebrate! So I had breakfast:
breakfastofchampions

Cookies and pie for breakfast...

Which in and of itself isn't a bad (or uncommon) thing for me...but it was a portent for a day of weak-willed Fail!

Six hours later...I have finished off the frosted-pumpkin-spice-cookies... some peanuts I found from the Giants-Dodgers game I went to last summer... stinky cheese... expired halloween candy...plus some fruit (<--a ray of hope!).

[I had posted links to a facebook called, "When the Going Gets Weird, the Weird Get Going" and I think there is some association with that site with malware, because all of a sudden I started to get this, "Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer" message from Google, apparently. I can't do a Google Safe Browsing diagnostic because I don't own Livejournal.com, so I'm just deleting all the links. Weird.]

In a nutshell, I spent nearly six hours looking at a site with funny pictures. Accomplished: Fail.

So...a day wasted when there's so much to do. I'd better get moving and salvage some of it...or go watch them blow up a car in the parking lot at work...I am so weak...I'm embarrassed to admit that I had to move a meeting back a half hour so that I could post the R0ndo bit at exactly 11:11 yesterday morning...*cough*loser!*cough*

Now it is two-thirty and it's raining outside. No dogwalk for now (need to burn calories! Nao!). Good thing I did a death-walk last night-- up and down hills in the dark, letting R0ndo lead-- for almost two hours. Even the dogs are too tired to hike-beg today. And Apache is woof-ing in her sleep under the computer desk. Awww...life is good!

Addenda: and I didn't go see the car blow up which was my mistake, sine the pyro guy was a bit too enthusiastic and blew the roof of the car into the next lot. Note to self: never pass up a pyro event!

Day FAIL!

Nov. 12th, 2011 02:59 pm
furtech: (gravestone)
...and the day started out so awsomely!

I got a music file from a collegue that was for a project we're working on at work. Really neat-- he nailed it the first time. Cause to celebrate! So I had breakfast:
breakfastofchampions

Cookies and pie for breakfast...

Which in and of itself isn't a bad (or uncommon) thing for me...but it was a portent for a day of weak-willed Fail!

Six hours later...I have finished off the frosted-pumpkin-spice-cookies... some peanuts I found from the Giants-Dodgers game I went to last summer... stinky cheese... expired halloween candy...plus some fruit (<--a ray of hope!).

[I had posted links to a facebook called, "When the Going Gets Weird, the Weird Get Going" and I think there is some association with that site with malware, because all of a sudden I started to get this, "Warning: Visiting this site may harm your computer" message from Google, apparently. I can't do a Google Safe Browsing diagnostic because I don't own Livejournal.com, so I'm just deleting all the links. Weird.]

In a nutshell, I spent nearly six hours looking at a site with funny pictures. Accomplished: Fail.

So...a day wasted when there's so much to do. I'd better get moving and salvage some of it...or go watch them blow up a car in the parking lot at work...I am so weak...I'm embarrassed to admit that I had to move a meeting back a half hour so that I could post the R0ndo bit at exactly 11:11 yesterday morning...*cough*loser!*cough*

Now it is two-thirty and it's raining outside. No dogwalk for now (need to burn calories! Nao!). Good thing I did a death-walk last night-- up and down hills in the dark, letting R0ndo lead-- for almost two hours. Even the dogs are too tired to hike-beg today. And Apache is woof-ing in her sleep under the computer desk. Awww...life is good!

Addenda: and I didn't go see the car blow up which was my mistake, sine the pyro guy was a bit too enthusiastic and blew the roof of the car into the next lot. Note to self: never pass up a pyro event!

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