Weather: jet stream

The jet stream these days is all over the place: very high, very low, and very swooshy. (That’s a technical term I just made up.) All this movement means that all of us are experiencing unusual weather. Above the line it tends to be cool, below warm.

weather, current fronts, April 24, 2008

Monorail cat: speed bump

This elevated monorail cat appears to be out of service.

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Creek Running North: Crown clade of creation

I’m flying home today, so go read Jake’s excellent article on Creek Running North about “The Crown Clade of Creation.”

Ten Plagues of Technical Documentation

In honour of Passover, Andrew Brooke has written an article about The Ten Plagues of Technical Doucmentation. Andrew is a senior technical writer and a member of STC Toronto,


You know those bowls by the cash register with a little sign: “Take a penny – leave a penny”? They’ve been updated:

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Squid dissection online

logo of Te Papa museum in New ZealandI got a comment last week from “tepapamuseum”

If you are interested in giant and colossal squid, Te Papa will host and webcast the dissection of 4 giant and 2 colossal squid starting Sunday 27 April. More info can be found on our website: and of course, on our blog.

For more information, visit the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Colossal Squid being caught

You can see the Architeuthis here: “Rare giant squid washes up in Australia.”

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