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More rain

Well, last month’s storm of some 10-12 inches of rain is being matched by the current storm. The current rainfall puts this season at All Time #4 for rainfall for the Los Angeles area since they started recording things in 1877. Here are the record years to date. Year Rainfall (in inches) 1. 1883-1884 38.18 […]

Today is Free Mojtaba and Arash Day

The Committee to Protect Bloggers highlights the plight of two Iranian bloggers who are jailed/being prosecuted for keeping weblogs.

Site housekeeping

Discussion is back, Trackbacks are on. Well, we’ll see how it goes. I’ve turned trackbacking back on again. (got a load of trackback spam while away from net for the last coupla days. And this with WP 1.5 Sigh. Discussion is back, now that I copied over the “default” discuss template to replace the one […]

All this rain leads to Wildflowers!

It’s raining, it’s raining, the wildflowers are growing Let’s get outta town, look all around some weekend day on the morning! Desert Wildflower Watch (wow, look at the Death Valley images!) (Site has listings for CA, AZ, NV, NM, TX) Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve. Opens first weekend in March. Looks to be a good […]

Upgraded to 1.5

Still tweaking things (such as my beeeyootiful background texture, testing comment-preview). But that was fairly straightforward. UPDATE: To get comments to work, I just substituted the new default comment.php files for the one I had before. I’ll have to see about the edit comment stuff that was there.

How to Stop Junk E-Mail: Charge for the Stamp

This NYT article explores making the sender pay for junk email. Interesting. I like the technical solution (payment is not in funds, but computing time, which is not a problem for the individual sender, but slows the hell down a spammer with a zillion messages to send.) The article also contains a discussion on the […]