Wednesday, December 28, 2005


hi folks

happy wednesday, or thursday
I have been cleaning house the whole week and finding some great stuff I forgot I had, like this patch

I got this at a flea market in Middletown PA, where the Big M used to be way, way back in the day

let me see, what else is new

oh I really really owe Chris & Bernie an introduction, also George, they are my new neighbors at the Jacksonville Center in Floyd

Chris & Bernie teach music & George sells shirts that say biodiesel

the housecleaning bug has not given me much time for keeping the loop updated but I hope to take care of that soon

so is it just me, or have the top articles in technorati been the same pretty much all week?

I am curious to know why, especially with the recent NSA cookies announcement

adsense scraper is a hot search term in technorati right now, I am trying to find out more about how folks are defining it

speaking of scraping, I noticed that massey + coal and massey + energy both pulled up some very unflattering results in the top page of google today...I must admit I was a bit surprised to see this as the fourth google return for massey + energy:


Massey energy's Bad Neighbor Attitude
Massey Energy's "Bad Neighbor Attitude". Click Here for UMWA Press Releases Relating to Massey Energy. The following parodies are for all the miners who - 9k - Cached -


to whoever forgot to tell the tech people at massey about metatags, and search engine optimization - thanks!

not to sound spiteful or anything, but the Massey business model is downright grotesque, if you ask me.

sloppy web workmanship is just one little bite of their just desserts. ditto selective reporting.

hey dog lovers are you all ready for the tremendous event?
(new year's of course, 2006 is the year of the dog.)

Cleo was a downright brat over the holidays, very grumpy with her cousins, and that is putting it mildly. I had to watch her constantly. she is more like a little bulldog than I had ever imagined.

but she was good when she got her toenails cut and she made peace with her Mop (grandmommy) and she made some very good progress today with learning NOT to bite the tires of moving cars.

good puppy.

well I must be going now but I hope you all are well. as always thanks for reading.


tags - year of the dog, mountaintop removal, adsense scraper

Friday, December 23, 2005


dec 26 2005 - via yahoo headlines - China threatens jail for sex-selective abortions


dec 23

hi folks

hope you are having a wonderful day

today is a busy day for me so I need to make this a quick post

via yahoo headlines is an article about charity goats that really made me smile...goat-giving is all the rage this Christmas, it seems...

also the Oakland Tribune is asking citizens to send in their secondhand copies of "1984"...these are being collected to send to members of congress...

those who are following news about MTR might want to read fragments from floyd a few posts back to find an AP post about disaster tourism...mountaintop removal is specifically mentioned...

ok I need to go. bye, have a wonderful holiday & God bless.


tags - strip mining, alternative energy, Patriot Act, Oxfam, sustainable agriculture


dec 9

hi folks, hope you are all doing well
if you are a return visitor tadaima and thank you so much for your re-visit

right now I am in the middle of several web architecture projects for other clients so I hope that all the loops here are working okay, I have not had much time for testing them

There is a new post in the loop about the Northern lights...apparently, they may be packing up & going to Siberia, if what some scientists are predicting comes true. The post is on page 2 of this loop.

Directly north of here, or somewhere close to it, I will be posting some stuff on the Inuit sled dog, a breed with a fascinating history.

Other content in the Northern loop area includes a bit of news about the tragic death of a bipolar sufferer in Miami yesterday. May he rest in peace.

bye, hope you all have a wonderful day or evening. take care & God Bless.


---...--- featured tags for december 9 2005 - compass, sled, dog, Inuit, NAMI, Miami


---...---from the headlines today - dec. 9 2005 - Dongzhou Village sealed off by authorities as conflict over land rights continues - ...- via Yahoo headlines - ...---...---...--- tags - China - agriculture - human rights - ..---...---


dec 8

hi folks
hope you all are well
things here are fine, the snow has been beautiful
I am busy testing some loops today...if you are here to dog food the loop thank you & welcome

I hope you will enjoy your visits here.
bye, have a great day.

< - ...---...- loop - ...---...--- dogs on trucks loop - ..--- ->

Thursday, December 01, 2005


hi folks
this is a color-adjusted scan of an antique cross I found near here

folks who are in search of a handprint image will find one in Nantoka's Den

bye, hope you all are well



featured articles - dec. 2, 2005

via yahoo headlines...

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii - About 44 acres of coastline collapsed into the ocean this week, setting loose a glowing stream of lava that shot out from the newly exposed cliffside 45 feet above the water. more...

via nature -let data speak to data

image tags - the unhappy vampire, mea culpa dear mycelium