Posts tagged with "environment"
Why Weren't We Told, Henry Reynolds. Good history and historiography.
World Without Us, Alan Weisman. Interesting ecological speculation.
Cloudstreet, Tim Winton. Australian magic realism, that I enjoyed.
Beneath the Dardanelles, Vecihi and Hatice Hürmüz Başarin. Slapped up pastiche of the history of the AE2, not terrible but not very original.
I had some fun. I caught up with friends, and I had a hard time too.
So I was a bit upset this evening to find that I had a problem. Specifically, I was about to finish work, unplug and go home, when I noticed that the charger had stopped. And then I looked more carefully and saw that actually the cable was burning itself. Which is not a cheery thought really.
So, hopefully I will be able to get it replaced quickly. I have a spare battery (which I already had to have replaced - they actually recalled them), but no spare charger. Also, I don't like the thought of that happening somewhere I wouldn't notice a fire developing. Still, handy to know that with a little more concentration I could have made the place nice and warm...
I have a photo but I will upload it tomorrow (assuming I have power, of course ).
Some thoughts, from my old dining table
It has been hot in Oslo for at least two weeks. Hot in the sun, hot in the shade. In the early evening the sun comes in my window and lies along my arm, until I can feel it burning me like a truckie. Moving is melting.
But this evening, the lightning started to flash as I got home. I parked my bike, and the thunder was rolling. I had a shower, caught a bus downtown, and ordered a beer before the rain started - at first great heavy drops, but so few of them. And then a steady medium rain, a couple of times slanting in a little, and then getting heavier.
It may have rained as long as an hour and a half - no more. A few hours later the skies are clear. But it washed the streets clean, and it washed away some of the pressure that had been building.
It seems I like the rain.
And they tell me that people here are unhappy because the winter has come and they are cold now. Funny how some people adapt to some things and others don't. Although I like cold weather, and the feeling of being alive that a quick burst of cold gives me, I don't actually like being cold. I just don't get cold so easily, most of the time. When I do, it is miserable, and I lose energy like crazy, and start showing all the great warning signs. But I get hot pretty fast, yet I can hold out a long time before I start really suffering from it.
Tonight I was walkng home past a park, and saw a little lump like a broom head. Arve noted that it was actually a hedgehog, and sure enough after a minute is started waddling away. It really doesn't look like an echidna at all, although it has a walk that is a bit similar. At night, with my phone playing up, this is all the description there is - like in the olden days, when a platypus sat briefly in a friends lap while she was sitting in the Howqua river, or the wombat Andy and I saw in the snow when I was a little kid.
For that matter it was like the first time I saw squirrels. Everyone around me though they were like rats - more of a pest than anything. They don't seem to be very different to really skinny possums with even furrier tails. But when they are a brand new experience of something you hav heard about your entire life and never actually seen they look pretty cool.
When I was a kid hedgehog was a kind of flat heavy chocolate cake thing. I have no idea what the connection is having seen one of the animals.
Widgets and things
Twitter, blogs, comments...
Twitter is quick, but not always great. I always wanted a blog made up of comments - and this link category is a step in making one :)
WYSIWYG Editors and HTML
Response to well-written blog explaining why "WYSIWYG Editors hate HTML5". I agree there are problems, I think there are solutions available.
WYSIWYG Editors and HTML, pt 2
Further exploration of how things really are and what can usefully be done.
JAWS got it wrong. Just handing over the keyboard is stupid - even if the role itself is not.
Entrevista con Jan Standal
Respuestas a los comentarios sobre una entrevista de Jan Standal (de Opera).
Opera Brasil na Noruega
Fotos que quero (e não)
(Muchos comentarios, un articulo)
Una conversación sobre la Web Móvil
Improving accessibility - what do we need?
It's not about one magic solution - this is a complex problem and lots of things need to be done.
Unite geolocation app
Cool ways to manage your own location data
Código abierto y Opera
Porque ser abierto no es la diferencía entre exito y la muerte.
HTML - a new standard
CSSquirrel suggests that listening to more people would make HTML better. I agree, but there are people who already influence HTML and should think about how they can do it better.
Walking in an exoskeleton, and why it isn't necessary
There is a big difference between (disabled) people achieving something, and expecting that everyone should do things "like us".