Monday, April 09, 2007


Went down to Cape Point today, one of our favourite spots in the www (whole wide world), and only about half an hour south of us.

I was exploring all the rock pools and came across this sea anenome. I seem to have fixed up my Flickr account now (the acid test will be if the pic of the anenome comes through but I'm thinking it will).

LOVE Flickr! (see my account here)Yet another online spot where I'm gonna be spending my scarce resources of time. At least with photography you gotta get out and observe the real world for a while before sitting on Flickr. Not so my other fav sites.

Actually, I was just thinking - you know you're a geek when the major interests in your life can all be described in terms of websites. Like:

  • Blogger
  • Flickr
  • Google Reader and others
and thats not even counting YouTube and Amazon (where I used to spend mucho time). So I'm gonna be picky before I join up with any other web 2.0 sites. Things that have crossed my radar in the past 6 months:
  • MySpace / Facebook
  • Stumble upon
  • WebMaster World
  • Second Life
  • Digg
  • Twitter
  • And joining up with a couple Google groups.
Don't think any are gonna happen any time soon. Second Life will NEVER happen if i can help it. First Life too busy. Probably from a career point of view I should do the WebMaster World thing, but actually, from a career point of view the best thing would likely be to get down to my office and finish my accounts.


  1. Spelling and pronunciation

    "Anenome" is a common misspelling and mispronunciation of anemone.

    Some people firmly believe that one spelling is correct for plants (the various species and hybrids of Anemone), and the other is for animals (various species of Sea anemone), but disagree over which is which; other people suggest that "anenome" is the valid common name for both groups of species.

    Neither belief is true: the correct spelling for both is anemone, derived from the Gr. Άνεμος, (wind). The plants are often called "windflowers"; the sea creatures are named after them because of their supposed resemblance to the flowers or perhaps because of the way their tentacles move, as if blown by a gentle breeze.

  2. Wow. z0tl is astoundingly coherent when discussing zoological terminology. Methinks he has an interest.

  3. Pronunciation from an EFL instructor. Stress the second syllable, a short "e", and the fourth, a long "e". But you knew that, didn't you?

  4. methinks zOtl underemphasizes his immense talents :)

  5. and that is a beutiful tender rendition of a spelling correction


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