Saturday, July 22, 2006


Cigale 2, originally uploaded by smithco.

These little critters hide in the trees around Montpellier. Somehow, these insects, about an inch long, make an astoundingly loud noise. It's kind of a cricket-like noise, but higher pitch and much, much louder. There's almost always at least one per tree and can be heard from pretty much anywhere in the city. They start in the morning and stop when the sun goes down. One more reason as to why I'm not enjoying the summer here.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Global warming could lead to a frozen Europe

A brief explanation of how changes in the wind cycles of the Atlantic could breakdown and lead to a much colder climate in Europe.

read more | digg story

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Ok, I finally caved - I set up a MySpace page.

Basically I did this to keep tabs on various music groups. It seems to be the only thing that MySpace is really good for. But, on the off chance you, my unfaithful reader, decides to add me as a friend on MySpace, that would be cool too.

Visit my MySpace page.

Now all I have to do is figure out how to make my MySpace page not look ugly. I've heard rumours that this is actually possible.

Sunday, July 09, 2006


Visit my MOG page! My online journal of the music I listen to.