Working in Linux, in a Windows World

If you’re interested in making the switch, there are several things you should know. I use the most popular flavor of Linux: Ubuntu (currently 16.04 Xenial Xerus) so my advice will be tailored to that distribution, though there will be some degree of generality among distributions. Interestingly, nowadays it seems all the popular OS have […]

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Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory – Amity Trail

I walked the Amity trail from Skyline Pkwy down to the creek, and back. Along the way I saw… blue-bead lily northern bluebells pale vetchling On  May 14, someone posted a pic of golden Corydalis in bloom along the trail. They said if you go in from the Vermilion Road access, it is on the right, not very […]

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Douglas Co., WI Butterflies – 2nd Week June

As prior mentioned, I “deconstructed” the histograms on Mike’s site to list species by their peak occurrence dates. This is mostly to help me, as I’m learning butterflies, to know what’s occurring here when. For this week… pink-edged sulphur: wooded barrens w/blueberries common ringlet northern cloudywing Indian skipper dusted skipper pepper and salt skipper

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How We’ve Botched the Climate Change Narrative

I went to a Story Circles workshop and the author pontificated on how we’ve screwed up the climate change narrative, from “An Inconvenient Truth” onward. I can’t help but think he’s right, and it’s something I keep coming back to in my mind, so I figured I’d write a little about my experience with it. […]

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Planning Birding Victoria This Fall!

waterfront… black oystercatcher black turnstone surfbird wandering tattler rock sandpiper Clover Point: Heermann’s gull If we want to find a skylark… island view nursery spots along Hwy 17: central Saanich bulb fields Victoria international airport Rocky Point Bird Observatory black-throated gray warbler black-headed grosbeak Cassin’s vireo Hammond’s flycatcher Steller’s jay Hutton’s vireo Pacific-slope flycatcher Race […]

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