Archive for June, 2009


Monday, June 29th, 2009

today i ate bacon and ketchupfood. it was good.

also, here is important discussion on the nature and meaning of gorm:,,-193509,00.html

pay attention. there will be a test later


Saturday, June 27th, 2009

sprog on a piano!


Saturday, June 27th, 2009

blodgett now a professional pizza oven! picturestore will now give you full res photos if want.


Saturday, June 20th, 2009

blodgett have helped simulate pig! descriptive informations are here:

cods available ici:

pig learns to read: literatepig

pig learns to grammar: piglang

(grammar of pig uses treetop gem

pig learns to process: pig

first pig of happiness!: pig1

second pig not so happy: pig2

we pause here for a moment’s silence to remember all pigs who have sacrificed themselves that we might know the glorious wonder that is BACONFOOD

bug on desk

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

was on my desk. desk appears to be printed on. hmm.



bug looks like it escaped from a spider! or maybe just needs a bath. i like its face :)

blodgett solves a problem!

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

(with help of friend)

blodgett had a problem (but no longer): wanted wallpaper to change sometimes (blodgett likes variety), of its own accord (blodgett is lazy).

solution part 1: blodgett’s wallpapers are in a directory. blodgett runs fluxbox. blodgett will use fbsetbg! goes to manpage. friendly fbsetbg! it has already an option for random selection from a directory (-r). blodgett is pleased.

solution part 2: blodgett wants things to happen sometimes. blodgett acquires knowledge from friend of CRONTAB :O
running crontab -e opens a text file with mystifying markings. blodgett is mystified. acquires further knowledge from friend. fills out form. resembles now this:

# m h dom mon dow command
0,3,9,13,18,21,27,34,43,47,50,52,58 * * * * fbsetbg -r /home/blodgett/wallpaper/

the interpretation of which is to run command (fbsetbg …) at all listed minutes, of every hour, of every day of month, of every month, on every day of week. (hatching at start is for comment.)

so! crontab accept this input, blodgett wait in excitement for next listed minute! nothing happen. complain to friend. friend suggest maybe does not work when run without a display. friend further suggest solution of setting environment variable. this rather complicated for blodgett.

solution part 3: copy-paste friend knowledge into a file called bob. file bob resemble now:


# I run this via a cron job where DISPLAY isn't set
if [ "$DISPLAY" = "" ]; then

exec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY fbsetbg -r /home/blodgett/wallpaper/

the interpretation of which is approximately to set a most likely display if it don’t know what to do, then run (exec) the fbsetbg thing with this informations (env, short for environment).

but! file is by default a file, not a program. cannot run a file. so must change mode (chmod) of bob to be executable.

solution part 4: run chmod +x bob

solution part 5: blodgett then updates the CRONTAB OF DOOM with new informations, which now resemble:

# m h dom mon dow command
0,3,9,13,18,21,27,34,43,47,50,52,58 * * * * /home/blodgett/bob

and wait for minute… and it work! blodgett have now randomly changing wallpapers! blodgett’s wallpapers have been upload here:

actually took blodgett longer to write this than to solve problem. blodgett bid you all good day, going for tea and cow biscuits now.


Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

blodgett is now bike-enabled! have greatly increased radius of convenient travel and exploration. bike is quite difficult sometimes, am a bit wobbly. but blodgett are sure this will solve itself in good time.

current weather

Monday, June 15th, 2009

17.6 degrees c and hailing. hmm.


Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

i have important news. mushrooms, they are really just slugs in disguise. when a sneaky slug sees someone coming, it tries to hide by pretending to be a mushroom, as this is usually a reliable way of escaping danger. but! sometimes people pick the so-called “mushroom”. they take it home and chop it into bits and cook it and eat it. this was not what the slug intended. and that is why mushrooms look like slugs and taste bad. so now you know.

blodgett is saving up

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

i think i would like to live in a house like this. save on rent also.