Playing with TiltShift Maker. I also did some plant maintenance at work this morning, since some were sick, getting too big for their pots, or going into hibernation. I always think my shamrock is dying before remembering, oh right, it has a cycle, it’s just resting for the winter. I have lots of cuttings at […]
Of Castles and Damsels in Distress
I accompanied Russell on a location scouting excursion to Loveland, Ohio yesterday (not far north of Cincinnati). Russell found himself in of need of a castle for a film adaptation of his stage play, The Babbling Banshee. Being the obses- I mean, aspiring, clever independent filmmaker that he is, he found a castle about 2 […]
A Zombie Christmas Carol
Mr. Fantastic Fiction is back over at Libba Bray’s blog. Huzzah for paragraph-long sentences! And zombies. In fact, Mr. FF believes that any piece of literature can be improved by the appearance of the undead. Mr. FF offers the following example (and many more): Moby Dick: Two words—Zombie. Whale. YES. Mr. FF issued the following […]
I noticed in the Google Language Tools this morning a new addition: Use the Google Interface in Your Language. Among the many available languages are Elmer Fudd, Bork, Bork, Bork, Pirate and Klingon.
I see flurries! I tried to get a picture (I’m borrowing Tim and Sara’s Canon for the next week, so I can get a feel for what kind of camera to get for Christmas- donations to the camera are welcome 🙂 ) but the snow didn’t show up. In other news, Russell and I have […]
I Can Make You a Man
In other news, Playing in Puddles is written by a man! Or, at least it is according to GenderAnalyzer, a tool that uses AI to determine whether a homepage is written authored by a man or a woman. Jottings is also written by a man; however, the new and improved cursedstorm.com is authored by a […]
Here are a couple of random goodies I came across this afternoon. Tool:Color scheme generator. These colors seem to be browser-safe colors too or at least this was true of the sampling I checked. Diversion:Vogon poetry generator. Sadomasochists should be sure to hit that refresh button.
I visited Free Rice this morning and was pleased to find that they’ve added a few features since my last visit to the site. One may now select a subject area such as English grammar, foreign language, world capitals and chemistry symbols, to name a few. There is also the option to set the difficulty […]
In Need of God-smack
Priest to hold nun beauty pageant. Are you frelling kidding me? Is poor image truly the worse fate that could befall a woman? Do you really think posters of hot nuns will win converts and improve public opinion? Would you really want those types of people converting to your religion anyway? Ridiculous. Great idea, sisters. […]
Stats don’t mean much to me. I need visuals. I stumbled across a Maps and Graphics resource from United Nations Environment Programme GRID-Arendal. These images may be browsed by region, theme or collection. Ah, map crush.