Archive for August, 2007

Going to Extremadura

August 10, 2007 By: erik Category: Extremadura, News

Like an epic hero, today I embark upon a journey to go find the woman I love, wherever she may be. I happen to know that she has been in Extremadura ever since she left me 10 days ago. Hopefully my journey will be less wrought with peril and struggle than a typical Homeric epic.

Here’s my Extremadura entry from last year to tide you over until next week. Back on Tuesday.

Cloud Formation

August 09, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Geeky, Timelapse, Videos

There seems to be a spot in the sky right near my house where clouds form.

Crack Photography

August 08, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Photos

Just a few photos that slipped through the cracks lately. Actually, they all contain cracks. Hey, a theme!

Flickr Scare

August 07, 2007 By: erik Category: Flickr, Weird

Flickr just scared the crap out of me. I just went to my Flickr account at, and saw this:

Musca Mucus (a.k.a. Fly Spit)

August 07, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Photos, Weird

The other day, I noticed the perfect silhouette and reflection of a housefly, Musca domestica, sitting on the glass table in the kitchen. I watched it for a bit and then went to get my camera. As I looked more closely, it looked like he was eating a breadcrumb.

Movie Reviews

August 05, 2007 By: erik Category: Reviews

I thought I’d throw together some opinions about some movies I’ve seen lately.


August 05, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Photos

No, “roofless” is not how David Beckham describes the Paparazzi. Seriously, have you heard that man speak? I think he and George W. Bush might be tied for the prize of “person who most sounds like an idiot when they talk”. At least David has some demonstrable talent and good looks.

Turbulent Morning

August 04, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Timelapse, Videos

I have good news! For a mere Ulysses, I was able to revive my dead laptop. Its battery and dvd drive don’t work anymore, but I was able to install Tiger by booting to my first generation iPod. Having a spare laptop is worth well more than $50 to me. The final result is that I am now able to make timelapse movies again!

Salad Dressing Delivery Systems

August 03, 2007 By: erik Category: Food, Geeky, Photos, Spain, Videos

You buy furniture. You tell yourself: this is the last sofa I’ll ever need. No matter what else happens, I’ve got the sofa issue handled.

– Jack, from Fight Club

This is how I felt about my Salad Dressing Delivery System (SDDS). I love my two little Salad Chefs. They are unique, original, ergonomic, and aesthetically pleasing. I was certain that there was no room for innovation. But I was wrong.

Pouring salad dressing onto salads, resulting in an uneven distribution of dressing, is soon to become an antiquated thing of the past. The future of SDDS technology? Not pouring, but SPRAYING!

Walking With A Camera

August 02, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Photos, Videos

These are just some photos of stuff that caught my eye during an evening walk around Colindres last Sunday. Carrying a camera with you makes you see the world a little differently.