Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum)

I think the flowers it's drinking from are Dame's-Rockets. I think it looks more like a bumble bee. Batesian mimicry?

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Rusty the Kitten vs. Ministry of Truth,

Rusty the kitten jams Radio China after the unpleasantly named China Internet Illegal Information Reporting Centre noticed this week that there was porn on the internet and the gov. of China blocked some Google searches.

Friday, June 19, 2009

cmos battery connector tip

I tried splicing the wires from a cmos battery that I need to change from a two socket to three socket connection - it's hard! Then the guy at the store told me you could change the connector just by lifting the tabs on the plug - it's hard because it's so small, but easier than splicing - lift the tabs with a small screwdriver put under the side of the tab away from the entry and gently pry up - the wires should have the indentation facing down as shown. You might need magnifying glasses!

Irridescent cloud

Here's a rainbow cloud and the sun with a ring.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Drag Me To Hell (2009)

I've watched the Evil Dead movies dozens of times, but I walked out of Drag Me to Hell - it was just too mean - starting off with gypsies cursing a Mexican boy to be dragged to hell by a demon because he stole a piece of jewelry his parents tried to return - this is just plain nasty - Gypsies, better called Roma, still live under persecution in Europe - and the Hungarian woman that is implied to be gypsy is a grotesque, snot-filled caricature.
In the Evil Dead movies the grotesque things were done to or by demons, not just confused old ladies.

Monday, June 1, 2009

A faun in the afternoon! It was sitting near a stream - the mother was probably nearby. Eyes are blue.