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Xmas Beer

The Beecher Networks Xmas Beers – also coincidentally the Beecher Family Xmas Beers, Boards Cork (Veterans) Xmas Beers, Cork Linux User Group (Rebel Arm) Xmas Beers, Pure Nu Wool Appreciation Society Xmas Beers, and half a dozen other events I can’t think of right now – deep breath – is on the 23rd this year, time and venue TBA. Suggestions welcome. Also a banner designer used to working with very small font sizes.

I’ll have photos of Henry with me if that will help encourage you along. If not, I won’t actually have any photos of Henry, because I’ve been banned from bringing my new phone with me. Bloody sensible wives, coming over here, having babies, etc, etc.

Poor Owl!

A woman returned to her Cumbrian home to find a near perfect imprint of an owl on her window.

The bird had apparently crashed into the window of Sally Arnold’s Kendal home, leaving the bizarre image – complete with eyes, beak and feathers.

Experts said the silhouette was left by the bird’s “powder down” – a substance protecting growing feathers.

Mrs Arnold said she could find no sign of the owl, so assumed it had flown off without serious injury.

via BBC News.

People Are Awesome

This is for Kelvyn. Some of these are almost certainly fake – the basketball from the roof one was done by Mythbusters recently, although I haven’t seen it yet – but I’d guess most are real. You can’t really argue with the title: there’s an awful lot of dickheads out there, and “extreme” sports do very little for me, but some people are very definitely just plain awesome.

Sarychev Volcano

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NASA: A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev volcano Russia’s Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009. Sarychev Peak is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain and is located on the northwestern end of Matua Island.