Archive for December, 2009

MOAR SNOW

Friday, December 18th, 2009

update on snow situation! there is more of it!
blodgett have photographed things with snow on them. to view these items, click here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/blodgett-esq/sets/72157623025768294/

in particular blodgett likes chimneys:
http://blodgett.doof.me.uk/real/hup/1.html

colouring book

Friday, December 18th, 2009

there was an enquirer after a colouring book that blodgett has. blodgett cannot remember where it acquired said item, but some similar articles are available here:
http://www.patternsforcolouring.com/index.html

although blodgett thinks the graph paper would be pretty good for this also

il neige

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

(un peu)

neige01
neige07
neige29

graph! graph! graph!

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

http://www.printfreegraphpaper.com/
:D

I LIKE IT

wales is so the place to be

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2FX9rviEhw
avec added samsung(TM)

UPDATE!!
it occurs to blodgett that samsung advertising to a rather niche market here. can’t be many people who would purchase large quantities of LEDs for to place upon sheeps

slow

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

blodgett was given chutney made from slow berries:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prunus_spinosa

also here there is supposed to be a slow webcam of bridge that goes hup and down! but it seems to be borked at the moment. blodgett occupy your time by blodging about it anyway.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/northyorkshire/content/webcams/whitby_swing_bridge_webcam.shtml

UPDATE!!
bridge 100 years old this year! was birthtag. working camera and informations here:
http://whitbyswingbridge.co.uk/

definition of the day

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

tautology: n. A statement to which one may reasonably respond with ‘well, DUH’.

e.g.:
‘man is bald and has no hair!’
‘well, DUH’

calculating

Monday, December 14th, 2009

blodgett was reducing the quantities required in a recipe to 2/5ths of original. this is tedious. fortunately blodgett uses scm (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheme_(programming_language)) as its calculator. this makes things less tedious.

> (define (squish amt) (* 2 (/ amt 5))
#<unspecified>
> (map squish '(600 750 200 300))
(240 300 80 120)

success!

conferring

Monday, December 14th, 2009

was investigating international conference on pattern recognition next year, called icpr.
http://www.icpr2010.org/

blodgett observed that icpr is held in even numbered years only. but wait! what else does blodgett observe?
there nonetheless exist a mysterious icpr2009! further investigation warranted, and joyously rewarded!
http://www.ales2.ualberta.ca/afns/icpr/

icpr 2009 was EIGHTH international conference on pig reproduction! clearly much novel informations are being rapidly discovered. for those unable to make the glorious moot itself, proceedings available to purchase online:
http://www.nup.com/Catalogue/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=269

friend nick did also observe the essential accompanying text ‘perfecting the pig environment’ (“for students and those professionals who choose to work at the sharp end of the pig industry”):
http://www.nup.com/Catalogue/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=258

this did confuse blodgett a little, as there does not generally seem to be any sharp end to a pig.

alarming

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

went in search of comestibles today and did see a notice.

alarming

hmm. why nobody reassure it?! blodgett feels one cannot get the staff these days.

alarming!

think it calmed down eventually.