Monthly Archives: June 2011

Nature’s Bounty

We’re about 80% of the way done with the extreme pruning project for the oleanders that ring our backyard. We never did find a store that sells Ladybugs’n’Stuff, but we did find one that sells Aphid-Be-Dead in great quantities. That … Continue reading

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Gardening Fun

It’s been a tough year for our oleanders. First, the leaf scorch. Now, an aphid infestation. I wish there was a store where I could buy a couple of quarts of ladybugs.

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Been There, Done That!

This: From xkcd.

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Smart Play Lists in iTunes

Speaking of playlists…. I like the smart playlist feature in iTunes. The best part is building lists constructed from other lists. Here’s an example (click on the image for a larger version): Earlier this spring I saw the Rush documentary … Continue reading

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BBC – Desert Island Discs – Your Desert Island Discs results

The BBC published a crowdsourced list of Desert Island Discs. If I were truly lost on a desert island, I’d probably learn to hate every song on a playlist less than a few hundred songs long. But with that said, … Continue reading

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End of the American Dream?

Here’s some happy news from Walter Russell Mead: Today some 86 million Americans live in homes that are ‘under water’ where the amount owed on the mortgage is greater than the value of the house. Since the financial crisis began … Continue reading

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