Archivos de diario de noviembre 2015

04 de noviembre de 2015

It works. Totally works.

Today I had one of my mystery bugs identified. It didn't happen passively. After many days of stump-the-chumps, i emailed a zoologist, who knew a beetle guy, who contacted a moth gal, who nailed it.
Pleasing to see this technology/medium/community living up to its potential. And even more pleasing to pass that ID along to others who had seen the bug in other venues. And to study the distribution map for this oddball creature, and to feel a part of that.
I think I am hooked.

Publicado el noviembre 4, 2015 08:43 TARDE por ellen5 ellen5 | 3 comentarios | Deja un comentario

every cog and wheel

If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not. If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts? To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.
--Aldo Leopold, 1938

Publicado el noviembre 4, 2015 08:49 TARDE por ellen5 ellen5 | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

24 de noviembre de 2015

when apps go bad...

Somebody is butt-dialing a Blue Duck today.
About 100 sequential observations so far....

Publicado el noviembre 24, 2015 07:52 TARDE por ellen5 ellen5 | 1 comentario | Deja un comentario