Author Archives: Ian Dawson

Growing Pains: Larvae Leave a comment Read more »

Growing Pains: Larvae

In an attempt to outwit nature, I decided to grow some seedlings inside before transferring to a raised garden bed outside. Unfortunately, nature was not denied. I woke up yesterday morning to find a few small larvae huddled around a seedling. The video isn’t the…

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Happy Saint Paddy’s Day from Archer

I recently watched this episode of Archer and I couldn’t resist adding the quote to today’s festivities. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all of my Irish or claiming-to-be-Irish friends! If you want a nickel’s worth of free advice: ferment the potato. “So once again you’re…

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Rough Seas at Portland Headlight

For the third weekend in a row, a large amount of snow is falling in Portland, Maine. While today’s storm is no 31.9″ (a recent record!) storm, the sea at Portland Headlight were certainly active. The snow was heavy and wet, which actually made driving…

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I don’t think that’s your Renys cart

I always hate to see a stolen cart when I’m out and about in Portland. I saw this Reny’s cart and was just about to get angry, but I stopped myself when I saw the bike lock. This cart was obviously purchased and is private…

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Smoke on the water

It’s very cold in Portland, Maine today. Air temperature is hovering around 5°F, while the water is around 39°F warmer. Evaporation makes for a nice morning seascape. Here’s a link to the full sized version.  

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AT&T Android Update for Samsung Galaxy S2

Today I had a surprise update on my Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket. Usually these things are announced and delayed indefinitely, by AT&T or some other geek site. I have searched around a little, but haven’t really found any info.     Without even checking the…

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Johnson Exit 69

I recently returned from a road trip to Arkansas. If you ever find yourself on Interstate 540, have a chuckle as you take 69 to Johnson.

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LASER Lens Macro Fun

For the longest time, my laser pointer was only good for messing with cats. I saw some posts recently which used the pointer’s lens on a smartphone camera in order to take photos at a higher than usual magnification. I thought I had the wrong…

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Redditor CaspianX2 explains Obamacare

Reddit is a great community resource not only for cat pictures, but also to get down to earth explanations of hot topics. Today, with the Supreme Court ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, we all have questions about the impact in our…

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Trash Monster

Having some fun with the cleaning crew after a coworker threw out her pizza box.

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