So I’m looking at Facebook, and all of a sudden Hexagon the Kitten is on the keyboard. Zap! Screenshot captured at feline speed — before I could grab the little rogue.
This is the first of four pages of information which Hexagon attempted to print this morning — a screenshot of the top of my Facebook timeline. He tricked me into losing the other three pages, which were simply more records of recent activity on Facebook.
He was also, as the image above shows, trying to print in black and white, which seemed interesting. I looked it up, and cats have far more rods than cones, compared to humans, so I guess Hexagon doesn’t see color as that important.
He also typed the following into the keyboard:
What is Hexagon’s goal with all of this computer activity? If I ever figure it out, I’ll post my findings here.
I just found a hilarious tale about my mother (in L. Lee Cowan’s Except for All the Snakes, I just Love It Out Here: The News from Stone County, Arkansas, Where One Life is Put Down Straight Up, p. 120). According to this published account, I was four years old when her battle to kill an armadillo entered family legend. As you can see below, Mom credits both my sister and myself with keeping the story alive over the years. A good family friend, Bruce, played a key role in bridging the gap between my mother and L. Lee Cowan, the author of the book in which this was published. It’s an amazing thing to have found.
If you like this excerpt (shown below), please buy the book, as I have done.
Posted in History, Humor, Life
Tagged animal, Arkansas, armadillo, battle, family, funny, History, Humor, life, Mina Austin Marsh, Mina Marsh, mom, mother, story, true
I made this years ago — in 2010 — and just found it today, on Facebook. That was two years before this blog started. I like finding such “lost works,” but it doesn’t happen often these days.
Posted in Art, Mandalas, Mathematics
Tagged Art, enneagon, geometric, geometrical, mandala, mandalas, mathematical, Mathematics, nonagon
I can think of no exceptions to either statement.
The black polygons in this radial tessellation are regular decagons. The red figures are hourglass-shaped equilateral hexagons, which remind me of the distinctive red markings found on many black widow spiders.