This is the website for Owen Carter, a British guy who has been living in Amsterdam for the last 14 years.
I’m afraid there is nothing earth-shattering here, no solutions for World Peace, no cures for peoples ills.. Just a few of my photos and ramblings.
Sometimes I just want to stare at my fish for ever
Brilliant! building boats from minimal materials; working boat designs from a single sheet of plywood.
I offer you Hannu’s Boatyard; full of free plans for nearly free boats.
too tempting to resist
Well, ok; I’d never considered if cats can see optical illusions, though it is obviously a topic of considerable concern
The kitten here can obviously see the moving ‘snakes’ in this famous illusion.
The point is that most of these illusions rely on exploiting artefacts in the way our mind processes the images; and if a cat can see the same effect that we do, it implies that cat brains are processing images in a similar manner.
I need to buy a new printer.. why. Because HP make printers that fail very quickly. First they chew through cartridges like crazy (an ‘XL’ cartridge printed, maybe, 50 sheets.) and now the printhead has been declared ‘dead’ by the printer, and it refuses to print from the brand new HP XL black cartridge I fitted last week.
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I’m job hunting at the moment, the ability to print a CV and other details off is really handy. So I now have a Samsung ML-2165 Mono Laser printer, it cost less than the new printhead and cartridges needed for the HP. And the print quality is second to none, so long as you want black and white
A friend of mine found this; a look at the nature where I live (in Dutch!).
Today, however, it looks more forbidding in the snow!
A good definition:
Political correctness is a clumsy term for affording people different from you a modicum of courtesy.
Nicely Said; Martin Rowson.
For once; I am in agreement with David Cameron.
He added: “There is a danger if we are not careful that this can turn into a sort of witch hunt, particularly about people who are gay, and I’m worried about the sort of thing you are doing right now, taking a list of names … Continue reading.
There is nothing I can add to this; the world in a nutshell.
Come you masters of war
You that build the big guns
You that build the death planes
You that build all the bombs
You that hide behind walls
You that hide behind desks
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Carl Sagan once wrote, “Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them”. It is a pity that from pub conversations to political diatribes, being cocksure is far more important that being correct.
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A gorgeous holiday weekend; so I decided to do some sailing!
Lots of fun, quite a distance covered in total, but my boat yearns for bigger waters.
For a more interactive map showing individual tracks: Try this one!
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It’s been obvious to me for a long time that organised, systematic, sociopathic deceptive behaviour (ie. lying en-mass to harm others) has been a bedrock of our society for a long time. Combined with huge greed and a willingness to resort to bigotry and violence at the first sign of serious resistance this has kept … Continue reading.