hacked wordpress functions files

Sep 24, 2014 / 0 comments

So I discovered hacks in three wordpress sites I maintain. One of them had a weird URL — it seems like the hack wasn’t well written and some bits of code were added at the end of the URL. Oddly though the site worked all right. I couldn’t figure out where it came from so…

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shadow of hands holding up camera to feet

hands & feet

Mar 19, 2012 / 0 comments

and so it goes

bathtub corner

painted into a corner

Mar 19, 2012 / 0 comments


no snow cover

Feb 9, 2012 / 0 comments

Ordinarily my garden is covered in a foot or two of snow through the coldest months. Not this year. It’s totally exposed. There are parsley, leaf celery, green onions, some mustards, and plenty of mache (corn salad) poking about. The garlic ‘volunteers’ that had green shoots already in the fall (garlics that have ‘reseeded’ themselves…

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new clivias (I hope)

Feb 7, 2012 / 1 comment

My clivia seedlings from fall 2010 (see other posts tagged clivia) all died sooner or later. Then last year the mother clivia produced a cluster of small pods from its March blooms, probably a pod per seed  (different from the previous offering which was one plum-tomatoe size pod with several seeds). The pods are still…

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more late garlic

Jan 1, 2012 / 0 comments

Obviously I shouldn’t be eating. I went through my garlic looking for some bulbs for the kitchen and came upon Pskem River cloves that were happily sprouting. It’s an emotional issue, I feel sorry for the bulbs and I don’t want to chop them up when they’re so obviously not dormant. It being New Year’s…

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house plants in pots

my house plants

Dec 9, 2011 / 0 comments

A picture I took with the Pro HDR app on my iphone, an example of iphonography, a new term for our digital lives. We never used to have snaphotography or cannonography or nikonography, but hey, it works for me.

deterring the deer

Nov 29, 2011 / 0 comments

There seem to be less deer damage to my tree saplings so far this year. Last year this time, almost all the white cedars saplings (Thuja occidentalis) were chewed up and a number of other small trees suffered serious buck damage, with several being completely girdled and subsequently dying back. Some like birches, black cherries,…

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garlic & weedy garlic

Nov 27, 2011 / 0 comments

The weather this fall has been odd, to say the least, yes, we had that weird snowfall on October 29 (pictured above), but it promptly melted and November continued on well above average with only some light frosts here and there. Since it looked so much like October or earlier this late in November, I…

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garlic indicators

Nov 14, 2011 / 0 comments

My garden was a wash this season, or maybe it’s just me. I don’t really mean the constant pounding of rain the whole time, right through September — endless buckets of it that made everything muddy and soggy and prone to rot. Pretty much from the beginning I quit taking notes, I was only guessing…

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