I keep mason bees. Today was another nice spring day, and the forecast was for continuing warm temperatures through the week (highs between 15 and 17), so it’s the perfect time to put out mason bee cocoons. The cocoons on the left are from last season. My mason bees laid about a dozen eggs, which […]
I figured out If This Then That and set it up to email me the Vital Statistics page from the Hawaiian Tribune-Herald every time it gets published to the web. This means that I get a fresh new list of baby names every week, and you get a fresh new Bad Baby Names post every […]
That’s right, canspice.org is now on Twitter! New post updates will be sent there, so if your favourite RSS reader is being killed, just follow @CanSpiceDotOrg and you’ll get your fix.
I’ve decided to move my blog away from WordPress and to Octopress. Why? Simple. I don’t blog as much any more, and I don’t have time for blogging much any more. Part of being a responsible website operator is making sure your website hasn’t been hacked to serve out bad things. WordPress, being a dynamically-generated […]
Sometime after 8:31pm PST on 7 February, tweets from my Twitter account stopped automatically posting to Facebook. Nothing seemed to have changed, so trying to fix the problem was troublesome. I finally figured it out, so here are step-by-step instructions on getting your tweets back onto Facebook: Go to the Twitter app page on Facebook. […]
January’s almost over, and the first Bad Baby Name post of 2008 is only coming now? What gives? Blame the Trib! I haven’t seen any baby names printed until today. Luckily for us, they seemed to have saved up all the really bad names, because we’ve got a bumper crop. To the Bad Baby Name-mobile! […]
Every Monday the Hawaii Tribune-Herald publishes a list of babies that were born in Hawaii County over the previous week. Given that parents these days seem to have some sort of disease that turns the name-choosing part of their brain to mush, the list is usually a source of unintentional entertainment. Yesterday’s paper was no […]