You have to remember that simple things can be inventions too. The first toothbrush was made from hog’s hair in a bone handle. Were there any religious problems with that?
One long scroll through the current obsessions of a rabid collector of kitsch.
Bonsai trees are nice, but sometimes you get the feeling there’s something missing, like little people. Mambonsai solve that problem, building dioramas around the tiny trees. More here, and drifting into surrealism here. I have visions of doing this on a grand scale. If I ever get a property with a few trees there will be a whole village in the branches with rope bridges, pulley lifts, battles and hunts.
Famouswelsh.com does exactly what it says on the tin, finding a Welsh connection- no matter how tenuous- wherever it can. As yet no Welshmen in the Bible, but several in the Declaration of Independence.
The largest ethnic group of signatories (16 in all) on the original draft of the American Declaration of Independence were Welsh! Thomas Jeffersons’ family who came from Snowdonia spoke Welsh too!
At last the first benchmarks for the new GeForce FX video card are out. I’m a bit disappointed by the results, it’s the fastest card on the market but only just. It’s a bit like the last two Star Wars movies: it’s okay but you were hoping for something more. Such are the disappointments of the geek lifestyle.
I think I may have a mild to worrying case of finance phobia. Witness the whole faff and fiasco with my tax return. Stuff usually gets done in time, but occasionally things drop from my notice for a couple of months then prompt a panic when they reappear.
So today Mr Blix delivers a report that will probably be ignored. He must feel really happy about his job right now.