Sunday, June 05, 2011

Lacking time and motivation to continue blogging

the time has come to turn this blog over to the youngest member of the household. With that said, I make my final curtain call, exit the stage and the "Blogger spotlight", opting for a less visible role here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

So I figure that by now...

no one ever reads this blog anymore. It's a fresh start for "Ten Megabytes"! So much has happened since my last post in 20???? I'll fill you in..

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Friday, June 05, 2009

Growing out some "glosso"



The potted "glosso" I purchased was weak. At $4.99/pot, it was definitely overpriced considering the condition of the plant. Regardless, I took a pot home, planted whatever I could save and let it grow. Here it is after about a month in a 2.5 gallon farm tank. I CO2 inject the tank with a DIY setup and a glass diffuser. The filter is the smallest Penn Plax Cascade (modified with an appropriately sized Aquaclear sponge), and I use a Coralife Compact Florescent fixture with two 6700K tubes. Slow to grow, I may have a nice specimen in several months.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Buddha's" visit to my city...

... brought out Chinese Nationals who protested outside the arena while the Dali Lama addressed a large crowd inside. Waving flags and praising their homeland, I wonder if the irony of the situation ever sunk in. Such a demonstration would never be allowed to take place in their own country.
Meanwhile, a homegrown rebel used spraypaint to express his political ideology in a local park. Beside the two paintings here, two more masterpieces, both far more radical and politically volatile, adorned a different building. I expect to see many more new, sparkling "Free Tibet" bumperstickers adorning minivans full of kids on their way to soccer practice in the coming months.