Category Archives: Off Topic

Can anyone ID this plant?

I’ve been watching How I Met Your Mother the last few days (great show) and I’ve been impressed with the plants they’ve been using. In particular a few stunning Lady Palms (Rhapis excelsa) and a really nice Dracaena (I’ve seen … Continue reading


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Pictures of Cats & a Dog

Took some pictures of the animals yesterday/this morning. And that’s some ice on a Euonymus. We’ve been having a slight warmup the last few days and water has been dripping off the roof and freezing on the Euonymus below, enough … Continue reading

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New Camera, Pictures of (some of) the pets etc

I’ve upgraded my camera from a Nikon D40 to a D90. (You can skip this wall of text if you don’t care about the details). What does this mean? Not a whole lot right now since I’m still learning how … Continue reading

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Great Link: J.G. in S.F.’s Flickr Photostream

I think I got the link to J.G. in S.F.‘s photostream (all pictures below are his, used here under CC license) on Flickr back from Megan a while back. I was not blown away at first by the plants on … Continue reading

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Book: Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories…

I read a number of webcomics. A fairly large number of webcomics to be exact. One of my favourites is Dinosaur Comics. Ryan North, the author of this comic also happens to be the mind behind, and one of the … Continue reading

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Introducing Morgan

In August we took in a small kitten, who we have named Morgan. He was picked up by a cat lover my mom works with who saw him limping as she was driving and took him to her vet. We … Continue reading

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Phone stuff – a new keyboard

I was finding the default keyboard on my Acer liquid E to be a bit of a pain to type with so I’ve just been checking out  a few options. I did not try many (most either don’t have a … Continue reading

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Monarch Butterflies at work

AKA Part 2, I generally dislike having a closing shift followed by a morning shift the next day but I got lucky last week. At the end of my closing shift I went to check on the Monarch pupa and … Continue reading

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Monarch Caterpillars at work

One benefit to carrying Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata ‘Soulmate’ at work is getting to see this as it happens. I hope I’m able to catch it emerging, it should be any day now.

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Fun at work – Baby Duck

Our resident duck at work (has been making nests with us for at least 2 years now) has finally had success with her first duckling. Here are some pictures I took today, it hatched sometime last night after a month … Continue reading

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