Archive for January, 2006


A year ago I was riding the Molotoff along the northern shores of Turkey.
The western half is by far the most charming.

Turkish houses in the countryside

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Three winters ago

From the land of song
Ula in winter. Pauliai, Dzukia.

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Good Morning.

I wonder if the crone will get this by itself, automatically.
This is being sent over pop3 e-mail.
It can be handy when there is not an internet cafe close.
One can post from a mobile phone this way.
Here is a photo, a very long photo of Steilneset:
Click for full length if you have a good internet connection

This ends testing Wordpress ver.2 and mailpostingautomation with Cron and
Postie. It is now 5:48 AM here in Vardo.
There was a bit of php to hack to get this staggering along.

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Arctic blizzard

Half an hour ago it was delightful sunshine, and now this: a
no-holds-barred arctic blizzard, the sort of thing Jack London does so
It does not appear to be very photogenic. I opened my window, took three
quick shots and stitched them with iSeemedia’s “Photovista”. The resulting
image is just a bluish blur. Too bad I cannot add a soundtrack. The noises
this wild thing makes are truly classical, but my house is shaking in a
nervous sort of way. The last blizzard left a number of misplaced roofs in
the landscape. I’ll have to watch my step later when I go shopping for
groceries. Not at all a nice day for riding a bike.
I’ll experiment a bit on this log now, and send this text as an email. I’m
curious if that allows picture attachments to appear automatically as
thumbnails that can be clicked for full size display. Please click the
blizzard to see if it pops up properly in a new window, as it should.

Add comment January 30th, 2006

The Day of the Sun

Today the cannons went off at the old fort to salute the sun. Twice they fired as the sun cleared the watery horizon to the south. It is sunny and clear, hardly a cloud in the sky, perfect day for a stroll.

  • I noticed that a number of other “Vardonians” had the same impulse. Those two salutes signify the beginning of a new season here, long awaited.

  • From now on the days will get lighter and warmer, and before we know it the magic of spring is upon us.

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