Back to the beginning
My first entry here was about “toying with blogging”. In that entry, I was thinking about doing some real debunking – finding the myths out there and bringing them to light. I referenced the database debunkings site, another site I frequent. Much to my surprise, Fabian Pascal actually contacted me about that. That was sort of scary getting that email – at first I was thinking “uh-oh, what did I say wrong :)”. But it turned out to be a good exchange and part of it has been posted on his site.
In the end, as you know if you’ve been following this blog, I decided not to go down that path. I will continue to debunk on asktom when the question demands it, but I’m not out there looking. Although, you don’t have to look too hard to find something not quite “right”.
But anyway, I thought it was pretty cool someone like that got in touch with me, and that he felt is relevant enough to put on his site.
Another update on a past blog. I think I have beaten them. The squirrels that is. Here is a picture of the new bird feeder (I made the pictures small — 21k each — at the expense of quality).
The neat thing is the wire cage on the outside — it is on springs:
When something heavy, like oh say – a squirrel, gets on it, the cage slides down the the metal flowers cover the holes above each perch:
It took the squirrels about a week to learn “no food here” and I haven’t see them since. “I win”. That and this bird feeder seems to attrack a better class of birds too, or maybe that is because the squirrels don’t come around as much (could be false causality, better be careful or someone will start debunking my bird feeder).