28 September 2012

Don't say "Stupid"

I came across this sign as I drove home last night...
Apologies for the quality of the image - I was stopped at the robot (traffic light to non-South Africans) and it was raining.

27 September 2012

Skipping through the daisies!

Well, we were able to get a lot of clearing up done over the long weekend. Our house had accumulated the detritus of 30 years of "it might come in useful" and we decided at long last to just be done with it. The amount of space that has been revealed is phenomenal - all that remains is a large amount of dust to be swept up.

Thank you to my husband for the heavy lifting (and the daisy pics).

26 September 2012

Favourite things

I only found out last month that the Galleria Mall has an ice rink! Now ice rinks have always been a fun place for me but right now I need to get in a little practice because my plans for the new year include...
Ice Skating at Somerset House in London; image courtesy www.visitengland.com

11 September 2012

A truck on a truck

This isn't such a great photo but it's one of those things that I just love.

When I was a kid a concept that fascinated me was a picture of a TV on a TV screen (imagine, the telescoping concept of TV's inside TV's inside TV's, like a mirror reflecting an image over and over again).

So here, today, for my delight, is a truck on a truck. Well, it's not something I often see...

10 September 2012

London Underground Radio

At the risk of sounding like a stuck record (pun intended... apologies), here's another brilliant design featured on the adafruit.com website.
This is a project by Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki as part of the designers in residence programme at the Design Museum, London. A printed circuit board (PCB) based on Harry Beck's iconic London Underground map with strategically positioned speaker, resistor and battery components enables users to visually understand the complex networks associated with electricity and how power is generated within a radio.

Moss magnified

Well, in this post I promised some amazing photos and here they are:

What makes them so amazing is that these images are of moss (that furry stuff that grows inbetween paving stones) and the large grains are actually soil. I think they look like succulents and beach sand.

They are photos taken using a microscope that connects to a computer that my husband bought from adafruit.com to use with his electronics projects. For example...