These gentlemen are from the future.
You may have noticed how quiet Global Spin has become, yet again. With the rise of Twitter and Reader and Tumblr and other such thing-share-ers, our little community no longer has much reason to post their thoughts to a group blog.
In response, I’m quitting!
checks notes Oh wait, that’s not it… shuffles papers One sec, it was right here…
Right! In response, I’m going to keep posting the same old things on Global Spin as always. (In a word: monkeys.) I won’t even promise to post more often, because we’ve all seen through that little shadow play. Or something.
For those of you looking for a little more regularity and a little less depth, I give you a cat… standing up! (Oh, and I might also share some other things over there, because it’s what all the kids are doing these days.)
That is all.
The Xerces Society has a new website. Yay, bugs!
I mean, seriously, just because they lack endoskeletons and have more appendages than you do is no reason to get all squeamish.
Here, we’ll start you off slowly with some really, really important bugs: native honeybees and bumble bees (one of my favorites). And they’ve got all these cool books and guidelines.
[from my GeekDad post]
OK, so he’s not a mutant, but he’s no ordinary cat. Mr. Lee has been outfitted with his very own CatCam, designed and built by his owner, J. Perthold, from a keychain digital camera and some custom circuitry. The CatCam provides a peek into the daily adventures of Mr. Lee as he prowls the neighborhood.
The success of the original Mr. Lee CatCam has spawned more feline tech accessories, like the CatTrack GPS tracker and the forthcoming CatCam Live, a CatCam with integrated antenna for broadcasting live TV feeds. Each has detailed (but accessible) technical specifications and build notes; it’s obvious that Perthold is a real enthusiast.
Continue reading “Mr. Lee, the Three-Eyed Cat”
A gay guinea pig wedding, that is. I just read about a new kids’ book about a little girl whose Uncle Bobby is getting married (it’s called Uncle Bobby’s Wedding), and her big issue is that he won’t have as much time for her anymore. The fact that the wedding leaves her with two uncles instead of one is a definite plus, however.