I don't think I've seen this variety of succulent flowering before. It looks like an overturned Ferroseed or the plant version of the Omnidroid from The Incredibles.
I went out for a walk this afternoon and saw a lot more people than usual and a lot fewer of them wearing masks (until I got closer to the business-zoned streets), and with the recent change in CDC recommendations, I’ve been trying to find the current status of outdoor requirements in all the local cities, county, and state…and I’m not finding a clear answer.
Getting my second shot tomorrow, figure I’ll keep masking for the next 2 weeks anyway
Apparently if I go out walking to birdwatch or to get somewhere, I still need to keep my distance *and* wear a mask along the way, but if I go out walking to exercise, I only need to keep my distance. ???
Realized I’m stressing out over the vaccine appointment tomorrow because part of me is convinced Something Will Go Wrong before I can get to it.
And partly wondering if it’ll knock me out worse than the first dose did. (Serious fatigue for about 24 hours starting later that afternoon.)
Still, better and shorter than even a “mild” case of the actual virus, though!
Is there a Skrull named Otto?
I heard chattering and slowly walked toward this tree in a city park. Once I got to it, I stopped, and slowly looked around until I spotted the #squirrel up in the branches, just looking at me and waving its tail very rapidly. I took two photos, then walked away.
Tuned the graphics down & managed to actually get through collecting an item and getting back to my ship without the computer shutting down! Even when interrupted by a real-world earthquake! (it was small)
Finally tried out No Man’s Sky. Starting planet is not only overheating my character, it’s overheating my CPU too!
I guess I’ll have to turn down some of the settings in order to play more than 30 minutes at a time.
Really disconcerting when the computer abruptly shuts off in the middle of a game
No, brain, you are not allowed to sing Murderbot to the tune of Lollipop
and now it’s latched onto another tune
Gonna keep you from getting shot!
Sends their drones all around
Hacks computers without a sound
Look out! Here comes the Murderbot!
typed “git checkout maser”
I remember seeing this brand of bottled water a couple of years ago. The marketing-speak on the box really set off my BS detector.”Beyond alkalinity! We add negative ions!”
So I shouldn’t be surprised they ended up putting someone unqualified in charge of the process, *not training him*, and making the stuff actively poisonous. (Though the article doesn’t indicate what caused the cases of liver damage.)
Technician for water co. linked to liver failure says his dog got liver illness
Technician said he only had a couple of hours of training and did what he was told.
Huh, Verizon has sold Yahoo and AOL.
For half of what they paid for them. 🤦♂️
To a private equity firm. 😬
Flickr and Tumblr REALLY lucked out that Verizon put in the effort to look for a photo-sharing company and a blogging company to sell them to instead of just muddling along with no idea what to do with them until they just wanted to unload them.
Two crows chased a squirrel across the lawn at a park, one of them swooping down and possibly making contact with its claws (I couldn't quite tell) until it ran up this tree.Then they perched on a nearby fence and waited. When it tried to run down the trunk, they flew at it again and it went back up. One crow perched on another branch of the tree and waited, while the other flew off.
When I write something new on my gemlog or import an older blog entry, sometimes I’ll also import related posts so I can link within the #gemini capsule instead of out to the web.
But yeah, Mozilla Coffee was briefly a thing, back in 2003-2004. It wasn’t a run by Mozilla, it was someone who had a mail-order coffee business who branded some of it and donated half the profits to the Mozilla Foundation.
Takeout containers labeled FF for French Fries. Kid jokes: “Oh, there are lots of 255s!”
To be more precise, they’re actually labeled FFS, which of course is another thing entirely
Probably a Cooper’s Hawk, spotted on a walk this afternoon. It flew up to a telephone pole, alighted there for a few seconds, and as I was trying to line up a shot with the camera, it took off again, then flew a few houses down the street to perch in this tree.
I also posted a closer crop on my *ahem* @AddHawk account
Probably a Cooper’s Hawk, also spotted on the same walk this afternoon. It flew up to a telephone pole, alighted there for a few seconds, and as I was trying to line up a shot with the camera, it took off again, then flew a few houses down the street to perch in this tree.