ROFLCon II

Jan. 27th, 2010 09:44 pm
jayfurr: (Landgrove)
I'll be a guest at ROFLCon II on April 30/May 1 in Cambridge, MA.

See: http://roflcon.org/2010/01/04/jason-scott-presents-the-heroes-of-usenet/

Trust me: I won't let it go to my head.

ROFLCon II

Jan. 27th, 2010 09:44 pm
jayfurr: (Landgrove)
I'll be a guest at ROFLCon II on April 30/May 1 in Cambridge, MA.

See: http://roflcon.org/2010/01/04/jason-scott-presents-the-heroes-of-usenet/

Trust me: I won't let it go to my head.

jayfurr: (Artificial Ocean Life)
Apparently the otters in Monterey Bay are test-firing echinoderms at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The staff are blaming it on a seagull but I know my otters.

http://montereybayaquarium.typepad.com/sea_notes/2009/03/starstruck.html

My Town

Nov. 10th, 2008 07:09 am
jayfurr: (Cameelious hump)
I didn't notice this at the time, but the summer 2008 issue of Vermont Life magazine had a multi-page article on the little town I call home.

Those of you who find it odd that I live in Vermont, away from the bright lights and ready conveniences of the big city, might understand a little bit better if you take a look. Richmond's not paradise, but it's sure nice to come home to at the end of each week.

The article, in Adobe Acrobat format, can be read here.


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Airborne

Nov. 3rd, 2008 07:04 am
jayfurr: (Plunge 2007)
GLEE!

http://www.physorg.com/news144854540.html

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Seriously.

jayfurr: (Alien)
Still available for ordering in time for Halloween: this



jayfurr: (Meditation)
UGA VII will be formally introduced to Bulldog Nation this Saturday.

Looks like a damn good dawg.


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When I was a student at UGA in Athens, Georgia I found myself on occasion at a late-night diner on Hancock Street that I knew as "Herbie's". I idly looked it up today and found that it actually hadn't been "Herbie's" that long -- the Herbie I knew as the proprietor had only purchased the place in 1985. Prior to that, it had a rather interesting, if sordid, history under its previous owners, Blanche and Herbert Guest.

And if you're curious, you can read the article I found here.

jayfurr: (Artificial Ocean Life)
This.


BBC link

May. 2nd, 2008 11:16 pm
jayfurr: (Artificial Ocean Life)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7380788.stm

jayfurr: (On snowshoes at Stevensville Road)
Sweet holy pumpkins-in-a-cannon, but this is hysterical AND safe for work.

http://www.russiablog.org/2008/03/the_red_army_choir_sweet_home.php

Someone got the Russian Red Army Choir to back up a Finnish rock band called the Leningrad Cowboys on a performance of "Sweet Home Alabama."

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Carole and I love this cartoon and quote it to each other routinely. It's by the legendary cartoonist George Booth

(Click the image, then click it again, to make it larger.)



jayfurr: (Default)
I direct you to the following comparison of Clinton and Obama, written by someone who didn't want to buy in to the "Obama hype".

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/2/20/201332/807/36/458633



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Here's a link to an article from Psychology Today that may explain why we dream. If the researcher is right, our brain needs dream time to go over all the survival mechanisms we rely on to get through life and not get eaten by sabertooth tigers and stuff. There's more to it than that -- but that's a big chunk of it. Take a look.

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Adoption

Nov. 22nd, 2007 07:17 pm
jayfurr: (New Glasses)
One of the more interesting articles I've read lately:

An article by a Los Angeles Times investigative reporter who decided to put his skills to use investigating his own story, namely, who his parents were and why they put him up for adoption. This one comes out a bit more interesting than most such stories seem to.

I suspect that if I found out that I'd been adopted, I'd be curious to the point of mania about finding out why/who/how.

My eldest sister was adopted and she eventually found out her story -- her mother, suffering from schizophrenia or manic depression, got pregnant when she was definitely not able to look out for a new baby, put the child up for adoption, and my parents adopted her. Fifteen or sixteen years later, my sister found out that her birth mother's mental illnesses were very, very hereditary. :(

Anyway. It's an interesting article. Give it a read.

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