Archive for May 2010
It turns out there is another new mural in Columbia-Tusculum. On the bus this morning, I noticed is sign in front of a neighborhood business.
Shepherd Fairey has had an exhibit at the Contemporary Art Center. We got to go tout a few weeks ago. Within the last week or so, he came back and put up murals ,around the city. I’m fortunate enough to have one near my house.
They put a new mural at the corner of Delta and Eastern, themed around my neighborhood, Columbia-Tusculum. It looks great, even if they left out the silly little wall lizards. I took pictures of the individual panels, and display them, left to right, below.
We think it is really well done, and we’re quite excited to see it.
While my wife and I were down there, we noticed that, once before, there was a mural near this site. It is to the right of that tunnel. It’s quite faded now.
A mini-project I’m working on is documenting publicly-accessable WiFi sites in downtown Cincinnati. This includes pay sites, free sites, and “free to customers” sites. The map is below.
Green — LilyPad USA
Yellow — Other Free, Open
Blue — Free to Customers
Purple — Pay Site with Free Options for Customers*
Pink — Free to Hotel Guests
Red — Pay Site
If you wish to contribute to this, please e-mail me.
These fishing cats were born about a year ago at the
USENET was the major discussion area–the precursor to today’s forums and blogs. Google bought out and now hosts the archive as part of Google Groups. In fact, I can still find some of my old posts from that day.
Fishing cats are tied, with cheetahs for my second favorite kind of
cat. House cats hold the top spot, though that migh be, in part, to
the fact I live with two of them.
I get the sense that they are not among the more well known cats. They
certainly don’t have the presence of lions or tigers, or even roll off
your tongue like a lynx or a couger. However, they are pretty cool
cats in their own right.
- Fishing cats actively hunt for their food in water. They eat
frogs, snails, crawfish, and, well, fish.
- They are the only cat who take thier name from their hunting
- They have adapted to their life by having claws like fishhooks,
and webbed hind legs
- They make a cool sound: Fishing Cat Sound
- They have “eye spots” on the back of their ears. Many cats do–I
just think it’s cool.
- As you might imagine, they live in wetlands, mostly in southeast
Unfortunately, these cats are endangered, mostly through habitat loss,
overfishing, and “retribution killing” (when a wild animal attacks a
farmer’s herd. You can learn more about fishing cats (and how to help
them) from The Fishing Cat Project.