lol

August 25th, 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28929626

soft furnishings

August 19th, 2014

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squaring_the_square#Mrs._Perkins.27s_quilt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moving_sofa_problem

gladiators

August 17th, 2014

poor weaponry

hat hat hat

August 13th, 2014

rosie and blodgett and misc friend made a hat!

it is small! it has a label! label is small!
etc.

ta da

there were going to be stars on hat cone but they didn’t stick :’(

ooooomn

August 12th, 2014
mnooooooo

noooooom

squirtling

August 11th, 2014

salient part of this vital news item is at the very end…

no brains

- Closely related to vertebrates, in their larval stage sea squirts look like tadpoles and swim around

- But once they find an appropriate rock to attach to, they metamorphose into something resembling a brightly-coloured vegetable

- Having committed themselves to this life of tedium, they also digest their redundant brains

musica

August 9th, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vWm47yPLGc

https://zulko.github.io/blog/2014/03/29/soundstretching-and-pitch-shifting-in-python/
(via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7872119)

and bonus non-musica media!
http://www.boredpanda.com/perfectly-timed-photos-3

not weat

August 7th, 2014

unfortunately blodgett’s peaceful agrarian existence recently disrupted by both planned and unplanned maintenance.

all back to normal now though, and grains have been harvested! turns out they were barley.
will probably reattempt this growing with more accurate guidelines. overall yield almost exactly what blodgett planted! rinse and repeat.
http://www.heirloom-organics.com/guide/va/guidetogrowingbarley.html

in particular, blodgett will plant grains less densely: more germinated than expected, much fell over due to combined efforts of heavy rain and neighbourhood cat, and could not stand up again.

not triffids

harvesting information was obtained here; blodgett prefers this source due to “small sample” recommendation:
http://dougintology.blogspot.co.uk/2010/06/how-to-tell-when-to-harvest-wheat.html

photography

May 8th, 2014

nice photos:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27294829

awesome photos:
http://www.andrewnewey.com/portfolio/gurung-honey-hunters

photo tips:
http://gruts.com/2013/10/20131018

world class entertainment

April 22nd, 2014

“Constantly mocked by the islanders, who call him Cripple Billy, he survives the tedium of daily life by reading books and staring at cows.”

indeed, blodgett could happily occupy much time regarding cows.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27101389