You had a kid. Yay.

I find it impossible to honestly congratulate people for producing offspring. Sometimes I fake it for the sake of getting along but I don’t feel good about it. Yay, the human population is already way beyond excessive but you decided to add one more. Yay!

My first attempt at growing aquarium plants from seed: April 10, 2018

I wanted some low ground cover plants for my aquarium so I ordered these seeds on Amazon:

Glossostigma Hemianthus Callitrichoides

They came in yesterday, April 10, 2018.

Lots and lots of little seeds. According to the instructions on the seller’s page, they should be planted on top of very wet growing medium which is maintained at 80°F and they should germinate in ten days. I have placed some seeds on extremely well-hydrated peat pellets. The water and growing medium are maintained at about 80°F.

I’ll post an update ten days from yesterday or when the seeds germinate, whichever comes first.

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Cat Stevens

I will never perform a Cat Stevens song. First, converting to Islam? That’s just stupid and that’s bad enough. But then he endorsed the fatwa against Salman Rushdie. Think about that. He agreed that a man should die because he wrote a book. A book! There is no excuse, there is no justification. Such a man has no morality. Fuck him.

My #XplornetSucks Story

So, I’m trying to cancel our Xplornet account. We now have access to an internet service that is faster and costs about a third as much. So, it’s time for a change.I check the website, which provided an email address to use for cancellations. I send the email, complete with all the relevant account information. They email me back to inform me that I need to phone them. So, I phone them.

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