Archive for April, 2001

New Linux.com!

Sunday, April 22nd, 2001

It’s finally here! See what I’ve been working tirelessly on for a while now. (:

Lizard information

Wednesday, April 18th, 2001

Simon K. sent me an e-mail with some information about the lizard I photographed the other day.

A few interesting facts about the lizard you photographed:

He’s a green anole (anolis carolinensis), and you’re right in assuming it’s a he. Male anoles are easily recognized from the small red line under their throats, which they can inflate into a large, circular flap. They do this to attract female attention, and to show off when other males enter their territories (they are highly territorial). They are able to climb any surface, even glass, and are in fact better at changing colour than chameleons. While they are called "green anoles", they can be either green, brown or black, depending on their mood, and can even change their eye colour (to blue, green, brown or black). They feed on small insects, and many people keep them as both pets and pest controls.

*grin*

-Simon K,
Linux hacker and amateur reptile keeper. 🙂

Fascinating stuff. I saw him do the neck thing, and it’s good to know that I have a green anole as natural pest exterminator. We need something around here to keep the gnat and mosquito population down. (:

Thanks, Simon!

Lizard Pics

Saturday, April 14th, 2001

I happened to be walking downstairs, looked out the window, and saw a little green lizard sitting on the stair’s railings. Quickly, I darted upstairs, snagged my camera, and quietly headed downstairs and out the door. I managed to take several pictures of the lizard up close and "personal", before he started playing hide and seek and then just hiding. In addition, I took many other photographs while I was outside. All in all, it took about ten minutes to take all the pictures.

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12 Things I Hate About Moz

Tuesday, April 10th, 2001

Okay, I’ve done it. I’ve actually linked my most hated Mozilla bugs from my page. Hopefully these will all be resolved by 0.9 (one can wish). At least, they should be eradicated by the big 1.0. These are all bugs I consider somewhat severe. You can find it under "other stuff", listed as "moz bugs that irk."

Hopefully people will see this list and improve on the bugs I voted for. It also provides a handy way for everyone to see what’s bugging me in Mozilla, and the status of said issue.

o/~ I shot the Gimp, but I didn’t shoot the deputy o/~

Wednesday, April 4th, 2001

Today, the famous Xach — er, um — Zach Beane updated the screenshots on Gimp.org. Check it out! Mine’s included. *g*