Archive for October, 2006


Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

The ongoing controversy over the phrase “stay the course” reminds me, in an odd sort of way, of a well known Dr. Seuss story. With apologies to the good Doctor: I did not say it in a box. I did not say it with a fox. I did not say it in a house. I […]

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 […]

PYRO A/V Link and Linux

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

If you are having problems getting a PYRO A/V Link to work correctly with linux (dvgrab and kino), check the switch settings on the PYRO. Contrary to all of my expectations, the setting for “DV Camcorder” (switches 2 and 3 down) works perfectly for me, whereas all of the other documented settings cause the capture […]