A 10 minute break. More NAF

Plug in the headphones, pretend you’re listening to something corporate, turn the monitor away from the boss’ view, jump up the screen and relax…. Asian settings and NAF flutes are not so disjunctive… Continue reading

North American Flute

NAFs, as they are called. Fipple flutes popularized by various tribes. Though not originating with natives, they have developed into a significant modern cultural artifact. hit the full-screen button and sit back and… Continue reading

Youtube channel added for EWRadar

EWRadar now has a Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/EWRadarProject I’ve put two time-lapse scans up of this morning’s eruption at Redoubt: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftcXONilTX8 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRw43_uV08M One is a time-lapse of the “Echo tops” scan, measuring altitude,… Continue reading

The answer to CO2 from livestock

CO2 warnings getting you down, bunky? Tired of having to “night-vent” your livestock in order to avoid getting caught up in carbon credits or cap-and-trade? Purchase an ACME pilot light kit for Bessie… Continue reading

Network offline until April 2

Update: Since the DoS attack does not seem to be materializing, I’ve tentatively brought the network back online, but will continue to monitor. Due to Conficker concerns, my network will be offline until… Continue reading

Ephemerata Weather Radar Blog

The Ephemerata Weather Radar Project now has its own support blog, EWRadar blog (ewradar.wordpress.com). This is distinct from my Ephemerata WordPress Blog that documents all my other silliness. Both blogs are accessible from… Continue reading

The guitars and other noisemakers. I.

I’m not really a collector of guitars. Well, given how well I play, maybe that’s the only thing you can say about my musical instruments. The acquisition of the guitars started out as… Continue reading

The Cameras

As some of you are aware, I’m a bit of a collector of some things, notably cameras, musical instruments and couple of other areas. Many of you haven’t seen the cameras I like… Continue reading

S/Y Dream Weaver

Most of you know that I sold my beloved little yacht a couple of summers ago, but most of you never knew the boat. I still maintain the website I had originally created… Continue reading

Ephemerata Weather Radar page now complete

…And you’re invited to browse – click on the link in the sidebar to access it. Some minor tweaking of the email alert system may be needed yet. Anchor links have been added… Continue reading

Fine tuning Ephemerata Weather Radar continues…

I’m continuing to fine-tune the EWR system, especially the scan triggers. I’ve moved the trigger point to 55 dBZ values (2-4″ rain), as its likely the 50 dBZ levels will be fairly common,… Continue reading

Kokopelli’s Flute

I told one of friends not long ago I was done buying musical instruments for 2009 at least, and wanted to concentrate more on the playing of what I had, rather than expanding… Continue reading

Ephemerata Weather Radar now live

The Ephemerata Weather Radar project is now fully live, with expanded notes. It can be selected from the sidebar, or from the home page of http://www.ephemerata.ca (sidebar). Take the time to go through… Continue reading

Greensville-Crook’s Hollow Garden Railway

Here are a couple of youtube videos of my garden railway, the Greensville-Crook’s Hollow Railway Company:   Night Train and “Run Ruby. Run“. I have more video but I have to get it put… Continue reading


I have now set up the unique domain (www)ephemerata.ca which presently is pointing to an Ephemerata home page. This will expand the options I have for topic development/website development, and this blog and… Continue reading