Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I just heard of LibriVox last night. What an awesome use of technology.
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. They are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project. Their objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. LibriVox, volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain into digital audio (eg. mp3), and then make the audio files available to the world, for free.


Flickrvision shows realtime, geolocated Flickr photos. It's hypnotic, yet a waste of time, to watch. The map moves around to show the location of the most recent tweet or photo. IT NEVER STOPS. weird.

Akebia Quinata 3

Akebia Quinata 3
Originally uploaded by
Sunflower Muse

I planted this in my garden a couple of years ago after building a pegola to shade my stone patio. I first saw it at The Crosby Botanical Garden in Toledo, however it wasn't in bloom. It's common name is the Chocolate Vine, how sweet it smells. I used Flickr to find some awesome photographs of what I could hope for once it bloomed and fruited. The edible fruits are lavender and shaped like sausages. How cool is that. Finding unusual plants and native plants at nurseries around here can be a challenge, but it's worth it.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Nina and Evelyn at Lake Superior

I love travelling with my family. Summer vacation this year was with 26 friends and Fido on a retro-fitted school bus. We went to Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario. My family loved the smooth pebble beach.

I miss my cat Chip.