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Charlie November

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Room 101

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 17:17

Alright, how about all Aspergillus within 2m of my solar plexus? I'm doing Darth Vader impressions here. Never getting a bathroom or kitchen redone again!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 17:15

Feeding the birds counts. I've been gardening every day for nearly 9 weeks now. My "repeating order" didn't repeat, so I had to order more mealworms myself. They arrived early this week. Yesterday, I put out mealworms for the first time in 2 weeks. This morning, there were three blackbirds and a robin waiting for me at the shed.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 18:37


I discovered a plant which I think could be lads love. (Hint don't do a google image search to double check this)

{insert pointing and laughing smiley face icon here}

Re: chewed bark: I think 5 inches up is too high for voles. That's more likely to be rabbits or maybe a squirrel.

Room 101

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 23:13

Someone playing Plants versus Zombies a little too much?

Room 101

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 17:22

All Aspergillus within 50m of this computer.

Camera Corner

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 17:45

Middle of the picture. See the middle-distance hill with the scattering of sheep on it? Left of centre, there's a stone wall angling down at a "half-past-five" angle, pointing towards a dark shadow in the foreground. Follow the line of the bottom edge of that shadow up and right at about "half-past-two" to the break between foreground and middle distance. Between there and the wall, there are a pale stripe and then a lot of dark blobs along that break. Those are the roof of the ice-cream van and the customers.

 Right there. See them now?

40x optical zoom.

Camera Corner

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 13:16

I did something similar with my camera, up by Malham Tarn.

 Two pictures taken from the same grassy knoll, in the same direction, a few seconds apart.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 13:11

Careful there, Cherry. Trying to deter cats from digging up your bulbs, shitting all over your garden and torturing endangered native songbirds to death may yet be illegal.

Cat Manifesto: The key points

- Compulsory microchipping of owned cats

- A national database of cats entering the UK legally so those entering illegally without a rabies vaccination can be identified without delay

- Updating the DangerousDogs Act to allow prosecution of owners whose dogs attack cats

- Inclusion of animal welfare in the National Curriculum

- Clear labelling of flowers, plants and household products that are toxic to cats

- Outright ban on snares

- Stricter regulation on the ownership of air guns and crossbows

So ... "animal welfare" campaigners want to ban me from killing rats with a clean headshot each? Coming next, a ban on bird feeder poles more than 4' high ...

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 17:29

bekkie, you're supposed to boil rice, not roast it.

You've got some way to go before you can top the nice lad at Warwick Uni back in the '90s who managed to burn something trying to boil an egg.

He burned the paper label he'd forgotten to remove from the bottom of his brand-new pan.

Camera Corner

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 17:27

Your camera does that for you? I'd have loaded it into GIMP 2.6 and used the "select all similarly-coloured pixels" tool to pick out the reds and greens then de-selected any bits of the book case and wood grain that got picked up, inverted selection and used the "saturation and contrast" tool to drop colour saturation to zero. Your camera can do all that automatically? I suppose that feature's been available for years and I'm showing my age.


I remember when 640x320 resolution and 16 colours were the upper limits and you couldn't have both at once.

Discussions started by Charlie November

3-part hedge

This is what you get for neglecting it for 20 years! 
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Last Post: 04/04/2015 at 22:42

Most embarassing failure of the weekend

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 19:59

An octopus's garden in the shade

No octopodes, but lots of shade 
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Last Post: 01/05/2015 at 17:05

Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Huge thing with tiny white flowers and heart-shaped leaves 
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Last Post: 24/06/2014 at 16:52

Rose cuttings: timing

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Last Post: 22/03/2015 at 14:30

When is honey fungus not honey fungus?

At least I didn't spend anything. 
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Last Post: 26/10/2013 at 16:46

Apple tree with white leaves

It seems to be healthy enough, if slow-growing 
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Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 18:34


Not a lily. Not an apple tree. 
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Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 22:29


Planning? Measuring? Me? 
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Last Post: 01/04/2015 at 19:53

Leaving tulips in the ground

Can they be left in if the drainage is good? 
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Last Post: 13/05/2013 at 08:09
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