Thursday, October 4, 2007

Pictures taken with a disposable camera

Here are some pictures I took of a September sunset, and a spider in its web during the night. These spiders are cool, they build webs under trees, so that the wind will bring insects into them. We saw a web one night that used an ingenius method, a hanging leaf had been snared/tethered to hang freely and work as a counterweight because it was too far from the trunk to anchor to, and not close enough to the ground or anything else also.

More pictures taken with a disposable camera

I took these photos last month of Dad's flowers. Looking at them gave me mixed feelings. Sadness because before Dad wouldn't ever let his garden get so overgrown, and I know some of his joy has gone out of it since Mom died. But I was also happy to see flowers growing despite the sadness.


Yep, this is me:

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Cats, Cats, Cats!

Here is a nifty slideshow I made. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Another insidiously addictive game

Here is a game someone on a message board pointed out. It *seems* easy enough at first. Just click to cause a chain reaction at the right time to "pop" the required number of dots, or more if you can. Boy, the final level though... 51/55 50/55 52/55 54/55... (You need 55 out of 60 for level 12) ARGH! I did finally beat it. One of the most frustrating things for me, was how the dots would randomly slow down, or speed up. You can't accurately predict when they will do this, and it is *usually* when you don't want it. That, and it's also somewhat random when the dot's ripple will deflate. The music and sound go very well together, and the game does hook you in. And just let me say "OMG, the colors are neat!" too. Let me also add, that until someone I know gets a score like the top scores displayed, I'll continue to believe that at least half the top scorers are hackers. I just got 260 for a score, which isn't my best, but it isn't too bad either. Boomshine

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Beatles flashes etc.

The song in this flash by Melon is one of my favorite Beatles songs, "Come Together". (It will endlessly loop if you let it, so will the other two.) Melon made 2 more flashes featuring Beatles songs, "Tomorrow Never Knows", and "I Feel Fine".

I think the idea behind Clown Staples' "Windows Noises" is quite clever. Here is an updated take on The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" by Estudios. "Internet Killed the Video Star".

This is a very simple game, but it's insidiously addictive. Falldown. (My most recent, rusty score is a paltry 53820...*hmph*) Defend your castle is mindless, but amusing. (It's by XGen Studios, you can find it there, or at Albino Blackseep.) Drop is another mindless, but addictive game that I'm fond of, the music track is hypnotic.

Saturday, March 24, 2007


I was thinking back to how I'd learned to play piano as a kid. I was sort of "self taught" and sort of had lessons. Mom showed me the basics, and would mentor me from time to time, but largely I just cracked open one of the various piano lesson books we had and worked on mastering the pieces. That was an excellent purchase, I don't even remember who bought the books, but I offer grateful thanks. They were at a garage sale held by the relatives of a retired piano teacher neighbor who had passed away. Anyway, mom had a book of various pieces that were more difficult than the lessons that I'd try. I was able to play the piece in this YouTube video. I did my fingerwork as well, but my pedalwork was better IMO. I couldn't do the variations of this compostion, just the first part which is played in the video. I could play other pieces as well. I would like to take up piano again, some day. I had gotten to the point where I wasn't too bad, though I knew I wasn't exceptional. I played for the love of making music.

J.S. Bach's Well Tempered Clavichord