Bedside Table: July 7, 2019

Currently reading (listening to): Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. I read this years ago, and it is often cited by people as one of their favourite Pratchett books, so I thought I’d give it a go again. Last book finished: Becoming by Michelle Obama. I think...

Videos: Two slow-motion videos of animals

These videos are ours, one from me and one from my wife, Billie, of animals here at our animal sanctuary, A Place of Peace. The first one I shot yesterday. I caught some cockatoos and galahs flying off, filming in slow motion. Besides looking cool, watch the video...

Eight Things That Caught My Eye

I wanted to share with you eight things that caught my eye recently. I hope they catch yours as well.  It seems that ‘ji32k7au4a83’ is a remarkably common password. Norwegians use “Texas” as slang for “crazy.” This tickled my fancy,...

Bedside Table: May 12, 2019

Currently reading (listening to): The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. I’m literally 14 seconds into this, so I have no opinion yet, but one of you wrote to me after receiving your copy of The Wombanditos and said it was your favourite book, so I’m...

Video: Grace Hopper – Nanoseconds

What is a nanosecond? As you’ll see, it’s 11.8 inches. That doesn’t make sense, you say? One’s time and one’s distance? Allow Grace Hopper to clarify. Grace Hopperwas a national treasure. She was an American computer scientist, United...