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AFP @ TED

Amanda Palmer’s TED talk is now up. It’s pretty fabulous. I also enjoyed her posts about preparing for the talk, including her 8 foot long outline. She’s not for everyone, but through the way...

On Beyond Zebra 0

On Beyond Zebra

Mentalfloss recently had an interesting article about 12 letters which have vanished from our alphabet over the years. It includes the ones you probably already know, such as Thorn:   and Ash: But it...

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Baby Owls

In recent years, the old eagles nest in Punta Gorda has been taken over by a pair of Great Horned Owls. They currently have a couple of babies who are just starting to get...

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Down at the Dock

There were a bunch of birds hanging out down at the dock tonight. I’m not sure what this next one got into to get covered with white feathers. It kind of looks like he...

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Ladysmith Black Mombazo & Miloš Karadaglić

We saw a couple of great concerts this week. First up was Ladysmith Black Mombazo at Sanders theater. This concert was originally supposed to be Saturday night, but the blizzard forced them to delay...

The Minecraft Problem 0

The Minecraft Problem

Now that the rumors have started circulating about the next generation of game consoles, everyone is starting to realize that they might not matter anymore. Ben Kuchera at Penny Arcade recently coined a good...

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Science Fair

Peter’s science fair was this evening. I think that he’s glad to be done with it, but it went pretty well. He gave lots of demos of his robot and answered lots of questions....

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Snow

We haven’t had much snow this winter, but today it looks a bit more like February should. All of the dogs in the neighborhood seemed to think it was pretty great. But some of...

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Grilled Cheese with Bacon Jam

A couple of weeks ago I ran across this recipe for Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam, and I decided I had to try it. Last weekend I made a batch, but I hadn’t figured out...

A Big Auction of Tiny Cars 1

A Big Auction of Tiny Cars

Bruce Weiner is famous for his enormous collection of microcars. He has apparently decided that the hunt is better than the catch. Next week he is auctioning them all off. If you’re in Madison...