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Archive for August, 2007

New server for krazydad

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Today I’ve moved Krazydad from it’s old hosting provider, TotalChoice hosting, to DreamHost. The move has been pretty painless, but if you spot anything broken, let me know. I’ve been using DreamHost for my other website, Coverpop, for a while now, and I like it much better. For about one quarter the price of what […]

Crop circles: real ones

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Kool Scatcat sent me this photo of actual crop circles. Apparently, in parts of the US, crops are actually grown in circles to optimize irrigation. There is a single sprinkler in the center of each one. UPDATE: Craig Kaplan wrote me the following note Jim, I wanted to pass on a couple of notes regarding […]

Crop circles: Collections

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

There are lots of websites that contain collections of crop circles, and I’ve been using a handful of them. Crop Circle Connector is a community-oriented site which contains an individual page or two for most recent circles. Visitors to the site can file “field reports”, so the site is full of anecdotal information. These anecdotes […]

Crop circles: An introduction

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

If you read this blog regularly, you know that a lot of the things I make involve circles. My fascination with circles and radial symmetry has extended to kaleidoscopes, fibonacci spirals, music, card tricks, spinning wheels of lunch, and so on. You may also know that I am prone to develop short term obsessions, which […]