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Starting Rumors

Friday, February 5th, 2010

We went to see Neil Gaiman speak at UCLA this evening and it was a lot of fun. One of the questions that was asked was whether or not he was ever going to write an episode for Doctor Who. I’m happy to report that he nodded vigorously.

It’s Dead, Jim

Friday, April 4th, 2008

This is what failed: A simple microswitch for detecting when the water collector is pulled out of the dehumidifier. It is the second microswitch in a consumer device I own that has recently failed. Someone should be spending an extra ten cents on a slightly better grade of microswitch.

They Might be Plants

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Some time ago we obtained a small collection of lithops. Some were purchased as plants, some as seeds. Most of the seeds that we planted actually sprouted, but a large number were lost to fungus gnat larve, and the remainder were lost when I dropped the pot containing the seedlings. The lithops that we purchased […]