marnanel is currently certified at Journeyer level.

Name: Thomas Thurman
Member since: 2003-06-23 07:24:52
Last Login: 2007-10-02 01:52:42

FOAF RDF Share This

Homepage: http://marnanel.org

Projects

Recent blog entries by marnanel

Syndication: RSS 2.0

Dravidian languages

Today I drew a tree of the relationships between the Dravidian languages (because someone asked about Tamil). Source.



This entry was originally posted at http://marnanel.dreamwidth.org/315548.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Syndicated 2014-10-24 20:02:57 from Monument

Zophobas morio

We got some crickets in the post today, so I put them into a tank we use for feed insects, and there were some Zophobas morio worms in there still. Z. morio is a long wriggly worm when it's a larva, and this is the form in which it's used as spider food. I was surprised, because we haven't had new Z. morio in for months, and I'd assumed that if there were any leftovers they'd be dead by now. But then I noticed the large number of small brown-black beetles in the tank and realised that the worms were (at least) second generation. I don't think I'd ever realised what they looked like when they grew up before: they're small, about a centimetre across, around the size of a new halfpenny.

This entry was originally posted at http://marnanel.dreamwidth.org/315227.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Syndicated 2014-10-22 21:11:06 from Monument

and now, a word from 13-year-old me

A few years back, sorting through some of my old papers, I found this poem. It's dated 11th December 1988, when I was nearly fourteen.

FRIENDS

They will stand beside you
When all things are good.
And in the times when things are bad
Beside you they have stood.
They always tell the truth to you
As every good friend must
And they are reliable:
Friends you always trust.
They never will say nasty things
About the clothes you wear
They'll stand up for you against others
When you're not there.
You can always trust your friends
To hold your place in queues.
They'll always tell you "You played well",
Even if you lose.
Always keeping by your side:
Friendship never ends.
Yet, after all, we're only human:
Who has friends?

This entry was originally posted at http://marnanel.dreamwidth.org/315117.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Syndicated 2014-10-19 02:00:23 from Monument

Why, why, why, Eliza?

Tell me some more about when you saw light on my window.
Earlier on you were lost like a slave I can't free.
I understand you.
Is it because I deceived you that you came to me?
My, my, my, Eliza!
Why, why, why, Eliza?
I can see you're just a conditional tree
But you remind me we came here to talk about me.

This entry was originally posted at http://marnanel.dreamwidth.org/314265.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Syndicated 2014-10-16 23:54:00 from Monument

today's bit of sexist nonsense

Here's a conversation on Twitter between me and a man I don’t know in China. (FWIW I have a rather androgynous-looking user picture.)

He said, “Is it true that less than half of UK MPs voted for the resolution to recognise Palestine?”
I said, “Yes. But that’s irrelevant to the validity of the vote.”
He said, “Oh, I think it’s the most relevant thing in the world, sweetheart.”
I said, “I can only tell you what the standing orders of the House say. And I don’t appreciate being called ‘sweetheart’.”
He said, “sorry but when I hear a little dumb-dumb girl talking silly things I think of my 8 year old girls.”



This entry was originally posted at http://marnanel.dreamwidth.org/313996.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Syndicated 2014-10-14 01:47:33 from Monument

1125 older entries...

 

marnanel certified others as follows:

  • marnanel certified marnanel as Journeyer
  • marnanel certified bradfitz as Journeyer
  • marnanel certified cg as Journeyer
  • marnanel certified freeside as Master
  • marnanel certified hp as Master
  • marnanel certified desrt as Master

Others have certified marnanel as follows:

  • marnanel certified marnanel as Journeyer
  • cdfrey certified marnanel as Journeyer
  • salmoni certified marnanel as Journeyer
  • pesco certified marnanel as Apprentice
  • fxn certified marnanel as Journeyer
  • mchirico certified marnanel as Journeyer
  • Rhys certified marnanel as Journeyer
  • csv certified marnanel as Journeyer
  • badvogato certified marnanel as Journeyer
  • chalst certified marnanel as Journeyer
  • sye certified marnanel as Master

[ Certification disabled because you're not logged in. ]

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!

X
Share this page