Additions to the photo gallery

Added a new Bugs album to my photo gallery to show off some of my pictures of the more interesting insects I run across. Also added a couple of new flower pictures that I snapped last weekend. Go check them out.

Computer security

This article (found at Slashdot.org) goes to show that your computer can be as secure and uncrackable as possible, but if you don’t have physical security, then you might as well not have any security.
Talk about balls.

Friday Five

1. What housekeeping chore(s) do you hate doing the most?
Cleaning
2. Are there any that you like or don’t mind doing?
Laundry
3. Do you have a routine throughout the week or just clean as it’s needed?
I usually try to tidy up on weekends. I try to vacuum weekly, but more often than not, it ends up being every 3 or 4 weeks. The wife usually makes us go on a cleaning binge whenever someone’s coming over.
4. Do you have any odd cleaning/housekeeping quirks or rules?
Not really
5. What was the last thing you cleaned?
The mess that got made when I accidentally dropped a jar of applesauce on the kitchen floor.

That spider

Well, after a little bit of Google searching, I managed to figure out what that spider was.
First I started at the International Society for Arachnology page. The web was kind of orb-ish, so I clicked on the Orb web spiders page. Lo and behold, there was a picture of the spider, Argiope aurantia. This spider apparently goes by several aliases: Yellow Garden Spider, Black-And-Yellow Argiope, Golden Orb Weaver, Yellow Argiope, Writing Spider, Golden Garden Spider. According to this page, the spider should be mostly harmless. Sure doesn’t look it.
So there you are. Yet another illustration of the power of the Internet :).