Archive for February, 2011


Monday, February 28th, 2011

doof did send to me this fine article on the joys of the chemicals:


Monday, February 28th, 2011


the baked bean tries to do a forward-roll uphill on the round line. this is quite hard.

oh wait

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

the importance of bat scoping

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Janet Barnes, chief executive of York Museums Trust, said: “We are very disappointed having to withdraw the application at this late stage, however we understand entirely the need for a full bat survey.


Friday, February 18th, 2011

yestertag blodgett was noticing a cute henry in a window as it was walking, and almost fell over its own feets :/

squidgy alarums

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

update! now with added zenity, requires not the argument.
blodgett have placed it here separate.

also have attached it to keyboard extra button for instant-alarm-transform :D

divers alarums

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

blodgett needs to wake up! so it wrote a scriptee to ensure its occurrence.

once started it naps the computorg until the time given, then uses rtcwake to wake up, and xine to play an audio.

rtcwake needs to be run as root, so blodgett also made sure it could do this without password by adding to sudoers file using visudo the line:
blodgett ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/rtcwake

which is to say the user blodgett, on ALL hosts, may do as root, without entering a password, the command rtcwake.

so! now can do e.g.
alarum 0800
alarum 10:00 music/monkey.mp3

one other note, blodgett’s computorg is set to screenblank on lid close, not go to sleep! otherwise if set alarm and close lid, computorg will briefly wake up then return to nap before playing song. not good.

edit: alsoalso, it uses suspend-to-memory (sleeping) rather than suspend-to-disk (hibernate), or off, as blodgett’s computorg cannot wake up automatically from these ones. a few computorgs can’t do wake from memory either, so should probably test this before using!

hero worship

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

blodgett in awe of space shark

edit: ohno! blodgett just discovered this link was a bit wrong :( all fixed now!


Thursday, February 10th, 2011

is like a cross between bubble wrap and BOMBS! :D


Monday, February 7th, 2011

look, today is blodg’s 2nd birthtag!

blodgett learns that amongst other things, it is able to do simple classification tasks based on one dimension:

blodgett feeling rather advanced for its age :D