Saturday, June 22, 2013

Goodbye Readers

Goodbye readers!  It's been fun blogging all these years.  I'm glad you've been reading along.

But on July 1, Google Reader is going away.  Too bad.  Alternatives can be found by searching for RSS reader, but I haven't found a more simple version than Google Reader.  Every other reader adds too many frills.

I'm not going anywhere, and neither is this blog (until Google retires Blogger).  But I might start publishing to Google+.  If you want to find me this might be a link to the right place.


A while ago, I was day-dreaming about the ideal house.  My ideal house would make use of geothermal energy, solar energy and probably wind.  As I was dreaming, I tried to work through the best way to shade the house in the summer, and expose the house to sunlight in the winter.  You could build a structure around the house that would be just the right shape, full of celestially-based angles to offer shade in the sun and sun in the winter.  As I was wondering, I found myself saying: "What would be perfect is something that was opaque during the summer and transparent during the winter.  I wonder if they make something like that.  I wonder how expensive it is."

And then I thought:

"Leaves."  Oh yeah.  What a great solution!

Best Birthday Present Ever

For my birthday my brother, Dan, got me the best present I've ever received.  At Sunday dinner, he disappeared for a bit then came back with a little puppy:

That's a real puppy.

Thankfully, it was just a joke.  Though it was a nice puppy.  Madeleine liked him. (her?)


This lady loves her KitchenAid:

I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader to determine how I came across this video.