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Found Insects - Some Kinds of Beetle

Are you familiar with insects in Ontario, Canada? I've found, and photographed a few recently, and can't seem to find any images that lead to a positive identification except for the spider.

Here's a nice pic of a beetle found near my tomato plants. It looks similar to a leaf-footed bug, but I'm not sure what it is. Squash bug?

Next is another unknown beetle. Looks similar to pics of a Soldier Beetle, or possibly Pennsylvania Leatherwing. What do you think?

Youtube Video Intro - Blender

I've gone and made a 90 frame video intro for a Youtube series that I might or might not start. I've used the name "Grokology", as it is my domain name, and my minecraft username.

Here is an early test render of one of the frames. There have been many tweaks since then, but the effect is mainly the same.


Here's a pic from when I was in 4RCR. I believe this was taken shortly after the Paardeberg Ball.

Losing it

I really wish that I could figure out a way to stop losing stuff. First my ereader, which is still missing, and now I've lost an audio patch cable that i use all of the time. I searched for hours for the former, and an hour today for the latter, but I had no luck. It isn't like i have milions of places for either of them to be, and i didnt lose either of them with their accessories. I still have my ebook reader case, so its not like it fell from my bag. I also didnt lose my portable speaker or its power supply, so WTF, WORLD? WTF

3 Gratitudes - March 12, 2014

Oops! I got busy and forgot to write my daily gratutudes. I could go back and post-date some, but I'd rather do some reading for this Saturday's exam.

  1. I am grateful that my extra word in German has translated into a 95% on the verbal component of my mid-term examination.
  2. I am grateful for the time that the internet saves me during research and extra course work. Especially for foreign languages, the internet gives access  to amazing resources.
  3. I am grateful for the freedom to say nearly whatever I like, without fear of persecution. Mostly.


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