A golden outfit made from spider silk has gone on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum: The four-metre-long hand-woven textile, a natural vivid gold colour, was made from the silk of more than one million female golden orb spiders collected in the highlands of Madagascar by 80 people over five years. I remember hearing […]
» of eBooks » Sometimes, I admit I indulge in a spot of ego-Googling. And lucky I do, because otherwise I would be blissfully unaware that Shadow Bound is already available in eBook format. Look! And over there! There are actually quite a few links, too many for me to try collecting them, so it's […]
Yesterday hit 39°C1 — and today hovered around 20°C2 and bucketing down. That's … quite a range for 24 hours. Ah Melbourne, city of extreme mood swings. No wonder I loff you so. I've been a bit silent/absent from the interwebs lately because of, well, because of all the work I'm drowning under, so forgive […]
Lookit: Know what's cooler than Wolverine? A newt! The Spanish ribbed newt responds to threats by thrusting out its rib bones, which then get coated with toxic skin secretions. The newt is actually rotating its ribs forward until their spear-sharp points pierce through warts in the animal's skin. Damnit, now I want me a newt. […]
I've been spending a fair bit of time on public transport recently,1 and this of course means I've had a fair bit of time to think. And I think I've figured out the answer. The solution to traffic congestion, and global warming, does not lie in public transport and clean fuels. Oh no. it lies […]
Yesterday saw the great box explosion of 2009. Although I've repeatedly been told that I don't have much stuff, I remain convinced otherwise. I'm sick of it all. As far as I'm concerned, we cannot get computer chips into my brain fast enough. I'm not unpacked entirely, but I have my bed set up, and […]
The signing sheets for Postscripts #18 have come and gone on their merry way and I can say this with certainty: I have no signature. Truly, every single one of those sheets is unique. I am currently sitting in my car, which is at the moment a very expensive sculpture, on account of the battery […]
Disappeared off the face of the internets for a while there, didn't I? Mostly this was because my car, my faithful little car Tequila, started giving me troubles. Now Tequila, besides being a bright and shiny green, is 21 years old1 — so trouble isn't exactly out of the ordinary. She has her quirks: like […]
Because if there's one thing you absolutely must know, it's What's the scale?
Arabian Warrior Steed! I wants me one of those. Like, now.