A pack o’ flickers!

March 30th, 2008

Did you know that flickers travel in packs? Me neither! Found about 7 hanging out in the yard this morning.

Actually, this post is just an excuse to play around with my new personal photo gallery website:

yellow-shafted flicker

I've written a web app that can read my KPhotoAlbum database and build a public gallery out of it. The images are served by Amazon's S3. I'll be releasing the source code under the GPL just as soon as I can get s3sync beaten into submission.

437 Babies on Board: Wolf spider

August 9th, 2006

I'm on vacation in West Virginia right now, but through the magic of computing I set this photo to appear today:

wolf spider: babies on boardWolf spider mommies really tote the kids around.

I've seen plenty of wolf spiders dragging a round white egg case around, but I'd never considered what happened next. Apparantly, momma totes them around until they're big enough to hunt on their own. Very cool.