Monthly Archives: September 2007


Ah, that’s a bit better, the Draganflyer radio-controlled helicopters are a bit more reasonably priced than MicroDrones. Still out of my price league, though…

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Cleaning Gutters

It’s getting to be that time of year when the gutters need frequent cleaning to keep them free of leaves and debris. My eye was caught by the iRobot Looj. Perhaps that’s more practical than a MicroDrone…

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These little beauties are rather fascinating. I think I know what I’d like for Christmas…     The only problem is that each one of these MicroDrones costs $60,000. Oh well, give it 10 years and they’ll be affordable toys.

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Brain-Eating Bacteria

Sometimes, Mother Nature lets slip the mask, and shows us what she’s really capable of…

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Hand Shadows

Part of my self-education when I was growing up was to read my father’s collection of bound copies of "The Boy’s Own Paper". Poring through the contents I’d come across articles on knot-making, or survival skills, or magic tricks in … Continue reading

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The Broken Column House

Pruned has an intriguing entry about the architectural follies in the Désert de Retz. Money and decadence, how often they seem to combine in our species…

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The Art Of Being Human

Liz has been invited to attend a Buddhist weekend meditation workshop called "The Art Of Being Human". She has mixed feelings about it. I can understand why.

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